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Sidney Poitier: he made milestones, not movies

In 1964, Sidney Poitier collected an Oscar for his performance in Lillies of the Field. Ann Bancroft, presenting him the award, gave him a peck on the cheek. Racial conservatives were outraged. This was a time when interracial marriage was still widely outlawed and civil rights workers were being …

The best iPad apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and a new lineup of tablets from Apple, iPad users got some pretty big updates in 2014.<p>Of course, major hardware and software updates …

Disney Pixar

Top 10 war movies

War is hell, for sure, but war can make for undeniably brilliant movie-making. Here, the Guardian and Observer's critics pick the ten best<p>• Top 10 action movies • Top 10 comedy movies • Top 10 horror movies • Top 10 sci-fi movies • Top 10 crime movies • Top 10 arthouse movies • Top 10 family …

Sir Sean Connery tops influential poll of America's favourite British actors

Scottish actor tops a list of 20 Brits rated by American cinemagoers responding to the bi-annual Q survey<p>• News: Sean Connery's final film heading to DVD • Sean Connery's last film reviewed by Peter Bradshaw<p>Sean Connery remains the greatest British actor of all time in the eyes of the American …

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Filming jack Nicholson’s iconic “Here’s Johnny!” moment on the set of <i>The Shining</i>.<p>The camera has been heavily protected from Jack’s axe and the debris which resulted from hacking open the door.

“The camera lies all the time; lies 24 times per second.” – Brian De Palma, 73 today

10 great film debuts by actors-turned-directors

Don Jon is the Laugh Gala of the 57th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express.<p>With Don Jon making its UK debut at the BFI …

Clint Eastwood

Top 10 arthouse movies

Elitist and pretentious, or an endangered species? Whatever your feelings, there's no doubt that arthouse movies are among the finest ever made. Here the Guardian and Observer critics pick the 10 best<p>• Top 10 romantic movies • Top 10 action movies • Top 10 comedy movies • Top 10 horror movies • Top …

10 great French gangster films

Classe tous risques is out now in a BFI Dual Format (DVD/Blu-ray) edition<p>Adapted from a novel by José Giovanni, a death-row inmate whose work also …

“Human nature is not black and white but black and grey” – The Third Man writer Graham Greene, #bornonthisday in 1904 http://bit.ly/GzOhTb

Robert Wise’s The Haunting turns 50 today! Has there ever been a scarier haunted house? #bfigothic

“Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.” – Jim Henson #bornonthisday http://bit.ly/18PHLUw