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A lavishly-illustrated record of the UK's 100 most popular films, from 1 (Gone with the Wind) to 100 (The Matrix Reloaded). Each entry includes key credits,...

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The Matrix

The Matrix (1999) was a true end-of-the-millennium movie, a statement of the American Zeitgeist, and a prognosis for the future of big-budget Hollywood...

Joshua Clover

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On the Waterfront

"I could have been a contender, I could have been somebody." So speaks the haunted former boxer Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) to his brother Charley (Rod...

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If....

Lindsay Anderson's film if...(1968), starring Malcolm McDowell as a schoolboy who leads a guerilla insurgence, imagines how repression, conformity, and fusty...

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Bombay

In January 1993 sectarian rioting left two thousand Hindus and Muslims dead in Bombay. Only two years later Mani Ratnam's audacious Tamil filmBombay (1995)...

Lalitha Gopalan

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Ratcatcher

The film-maker Lynne Ramsay has been hailed as one of the finest new talents in world cinema, and Ratcatcher, her first feature, has attracted international...

Annette Kuhn

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The "Untouchables"

Tise Vahimagi details in this text the development of the "Gangster" genre, and The Untouchables' relations to American cinema and television of the 1950s and...

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Withnail and I

Released to a muted reception in 1987, Withnail& I has since become one of Britain's best-known cult classics. Jackson analyses the mood and magic of the film,...

Kevin Jackson

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