Top 10 Family Films of All Time

The Radio Times here in the UK held a reader poll to discover the best family film of all time with over 2500 people voting Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” number 1. It’s a curious list with only a couple of films (“E.T.”...

Three premieres as BBC Films finds new home

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th marks BBC Films weekend as the filmmaking arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation launches its new television home on BBC Two. The channel will show the network premieres of three of the BBC’s most critically acclaimed films of the last few years...

Review: The Departed (Scorsese, 2006)

I looked at the running time before beginning to watch Martin Scorsese’s 2006 crime-drama and thought it might be too long. My girlfriend certainly thought so – she was asleep after half an hour and woke up with about forty minutes left. As I tried to bring her up to speed with...

He’ll make you laugh, then he’ll make you scream: The Films of John Landis

“An American Werewolf In London” is the film that I remember most distinctly as a child. It’s partly because I knew I wasn’t allowed to watch it, partly because it scared me so much. It’s only later in life that I fully appreciate the frightening influence it had on me – the...

Top 50 Films Of The 2000s

Throughout the decade we were wowed by fantasy, thrilled by action, and frightened by horror, all the while being annoyed by remakes and endless sequels. We had everything turned on its head with numerous twist endings and welcomed new and old Superheroes. New directors entered...

Top10Films Presents Classic Scenes #3

Joe Wright’s “Atonement” “Dearest Cecilia, the story can resume. The one I had been planning on that evening walk. I can become again the man who once crossed the surrey park at dusk, in my best suit, swaggering on the promise of life. The man who, with...

A look at the Best Films of 2009

[ad#Google – link ad rect 468px wide] So here at Top10Films HQ we went for Ken Loach’s diversion to happier trails with the uplifting, heartwarming and funny “Looking For Eric” as our pick for the best movie of 2009. But did anyone agree with us? It’s time to peer at the...

Review: Lenny (Fosse, 1974)

Part of our “Top10Films: Dustin Hoffman” feature Dir. Bob Fosse; screenplay by Julian Barry; starring Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck Considered by many US-based critics as a film lacking the sort of anti-establishment relish that made its...