• Netflix movies: The 99 best films on Netflix UK, from Uncut Gems to Dunkirk
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    The Telegraph

    Netflix movies: The 99 best films on Netflix UK, from Uncut Gems to Dunkirk

    Netflix has plenty of classic films in its catalogue – and in recent years, the streaming service has also produced some remarkably original films of its own, from the animal rights satire Okja to the Oscar-winning Roma. But for every award-winning drama, there are just as many trashy B-movies (such as the risible romance A Christmas Prince).

  • 30 best children’s books: From Artemis Fowl to The Jungle Book
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    30 best children’s books: From Artemis Fowl to The Jungle Book

    We all have cherished memories of the books we read and shared as children. Big friendly giants, honey-loving bears, hungry caterpillars, iron men: these figures populate the vivid imaginary landscapes of our childhoods. Everybody will remember the book that made them laugh and cry, the one that they turn to again and again. Like totems, we pass them on to our own children, each book a spell in itself.But there isn’t room in this list for everything. I’m sure that every single reader will gasp at omissions and query the order. There are many personal favourites that I’ve left out, and many more 20th- and 21st-century writers whom I would have liked to include.

  • Peaky Blinders series 5, episode 5 recap - it's Shelby vs Mosley in the penultimate episode
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    Peaky Blinders series 5, episode 5 recap - it's Shelby vs Mosley in the penultimate episode

    The fifth series of the good, the bad and the Brummie was left beautifully poised for a bloody final reckoning. Here are all the talking points from the explosive penultimate episode…

  • Python at 50: Silly Walks and Holy Grails, review – half a century of fish-slapping and 'nudge-nudge'
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    Python at 50: Silly Walks and Holy Grails, review – half a century of fish-slapping and 'nudge-nudge'

    There were some wonderfully funny moments in Python at 50: Silly Walks and Holy Grails (BBC Two, Saturday). Such as Michael Palin, Graham Chapman and Terry Jones making life impossible for a local TV news reporter during a Monty Python shoot in remotest mid-Seventies Yorkshire, or John Cleese delightedly sharing with fellow Pythons his tax-deductible new hair implants, or Terry Gilliam wearing the briefest (and possibly snuggest) cut-offs ever worn by a working film director, on the set of The Life of Brian in Tunisia.

  • Peaky Blinders episode 3 review and series recap: a sectarian showdown is on its way
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    Peaky Blinders episode 3 review and series recap: a sectarian showdown is on its way

    Fascists with friends in high places. Glaswegians with grudges. Wives waving divorce papers. We’ve already reached the midway point of the fifth series and the Peaky Blinders are besieged from all sides.  Here are all the talking points from the plot-thickening third episode…

  • From Kes to Clockwork Orange, the 20 best British films
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    From Kes to Clockwork Orange, the 20 best British films

    On 1 September 1949, Carol Reed’s celebrated thriller The Third Man was released. It was an immediate hit and in the ensuing seven decades, The Third Man’s popularity has remained constant, with frequent appearances on TV and in the cinema, as well as a beautiful restoration in 2015.The film has also featured regularly in lists of the greatest films of all time, and many critics treasure it. It’s been 20 years now since the BFI placed The Third Man at the top of their own list of greatest British films, so perhaps it’s time for a reappraisal of the finest examples of British cinema.