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Big Picture contributors’ top 5 films of 2018

2018 has been another great year for cinema. Read on for our regular contributors’ eclectic top 5 lists, in which more than 25 different films are represented. Share your favourites with us @BigPicFilmMag.   Neil Fox The Dreamed Path (Dir. Angela Schanelec) MUBI had the goods this year when it came to new discoveries. Alongside […]

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Big Picture contributors’ top 5 films of 2017

Big Picture writers share their personal favourites.

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Competition: Win Lives Beyond Us – Poems and Essays on the Film Reality of Animals

This competition is now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who entered. In collaboration with The Cinematic Animal, we’re giving away a copy of the book Lives Beyond Us: Poems and Essays on the Film Reality of Animals. Edited by Kirsten Irving and Sebastian Manley, the expansive volume features a range of critical and lyrical responses. Ranging and […]

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Competition: Win Limited Edition Posters from Nautilus Art Prints

To accompany our recent interview with Nautilus Art Prints, The Big Picture is giving away a pair of limited edition posters for classic Jacques Tati films by artists Tom Whalen (Mon Oncle) and David Merveilles (Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot).To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question and send your […]

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Film Posters Competition: The Winner Is…

Thank you to all the readers who entered our recent competition. The winner of the three festive film posters, provided by Park Circus films, is Chris Payne, who had this to say about his favourite Christmas film, The Muppets Christmas Carol (1992): Who doesn’t love The Muppets? Jim Henson’s decision to cast them in Charles […]

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Competition: Win Christmas Film Posters!

In partnership with Park Circus films, we’re giving away three exclusive posters for festive films that have become as synonymous with the Christmas season as Santa Claus or injuries at a black Friday sale. The holiday wouldn’t be complete without a cosy revisiting of Frank Capra’s 1946 gem It’s A Wonderful Life, Brian Henson’s mischievous rehash The […]

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News: Competition Announcement!

With the launch of the new site and the fact Christmas is nearly upon us, all of us at The Big Picture are feeling rather festive and full of good tidings. So, it’s competition time! We are giving away 3 copies of ‘Rosebud Sleds and Horses’ Heads: 50 of Film’s Most Evocative Objects’ by Scott […]

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On Location: Fremont Street as featured in ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ (Dir. Godfrey Reggio, 1982)

As we prepare for the publication of World Film Locations: Las Vegas next month – the latest in our series of books exploring the relationship between the city and cinema– Marco Bohr examines one of the many evocative moments in Godfrey Reggio’s masterly medidation of life, Koyaanisqatsi. In Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi, a group of middle-aged […]

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Lost Classic Reviews

Lost Classic: Freud (John Huston 1962)

My psychiatrist recently asked me to pinpoint the thing in my life that most annoys me. After considering the Go Compare! advertising campaign, people with trolley suitcases and the widespread habit among teens of always ending their sentences on a rising diphthong, I finally decided: it really annoys me when the films of master directors […]