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If you watch only one film … the greatest movies by the greatest directors
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Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema review – paean to neglected talent | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
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What do female film-makers have to say about male stories?
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The 100 best films of the 21st century
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Peter Bradshaw, Cath Clarke, Andrew Pulver and Catherine Shoard

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Bigelow? Tarantino? Nolan? You share your picks for a Bond director
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Guardian readers

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From Hidden to In the Mood for Love: why the 2000s are my favourite film decade | Peter Bradshaw
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26, Mar, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Timely honour goes to great pioneer for women in film | Rebecca Nicholson
Dorothy Arzner was a major director in the 30s. Where are all the women who ought to have followed in her steps?

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04, Mar, 2018 @12:01 AM

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Who is the best Oscar-winning director of all time?
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Peter Bradshaw

31, Jan, 2018 @2:17 PM

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And the winner isn't: the Oscar-aiming films that stumbled this year
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