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Chris Fennell

Chris Fennell is a freelance film critic and journalist. His work on film has appeared in The Guardian,, Little White Lies, CineVue and Grolsch Film Works, among others. He graduated from Oxford University in 2012.

Articles by Chris Fennell

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  • 10 great films of 1998

    How time flies! These 10 films all celebrate their 20th anniversary this year.

    Thursday, January 11, 2018


  • Katharine Hepburn: 10 essential films

    She blazed a trail for intelligent actresses in Hollywood, holds the record for most acting Oscars and stars in several of the world’s best comedies. Here are 10 of Katharine Hepburn’s finest appearances.

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015


  • 10 great American musicals of the 1950s

    When it comes to film musicals, there was perhaps never a better time and place than Hollywood in the 1950s, with each year bringing new feasts of song, colour and dance. As Guys and Dolls returns to cinemas nationwide, here’s our guide to the 10 best places to start.

    Thursday, December 18, 2014


  • Beyond Clueless: a golden age of the American teen movie

    Ultra Culture founder Charlie Lyne talks about the passion for post-Clueless American teen movies that fuelled his new Kickstarter-funded documentary tribute.

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014


  • Preview: London Indian Film Festival 2014

    Europe’s largest showcase for south Asian cinema, the London Indian Film Festival, returns this month with a rich platter of premieres, masterclasses and Q&As. Here’s what to look out for.

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014


  • 10 great football films

    Films about football are rarely much good, but occasionally one gets past the goalie. Here’s a team of 10 of the best – including a couple of TV plays that were too good to leave out.

    Thursday, June 12, 2014


  • Child of the 90s: Anthony Chen on Ilo Ilo

    Winner of the BFI London Film Festival’s Sutherland Award for Best First Feature, London-based filmmaker Anthony Chen tells us about recreating his own childhood in Singapore for the family drama Ilo Ilo.

    Monday, April 28, 2014


  • Roots manoeuvre: Chiwetel Ejiofor on Half of a Yellow Sun

    The BAFTA-winning star of 12 Years a Slave tells us about his latest film, a sweeping historical drama set during the Nigerian-Biafran war, which found him shooting in his parents’ homeland.

    Thursday, April 10, 2014


  • 10 great films about committing the perfect crime

    With murder-plot thriller Lift to the Scaffold due back in cinemas, let’s see if we can get away with this list of 10 classic perfect crime movies.

    Thursday, January 30, 2014


  • 10 great films set in the Deep South

    With sweeping civil war romance Gone with the Wind back in cinemas, we’ve rounded up 10 more Deep South movies worth giving a damn about.

    Thursday, November 14, 2013


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