Heightened Anticipation: 15 Foreign Language Films for 2016

Whether you speak a language other than English or simply like a little light reading to go with the flickering images of pert buttocks and scurrying chickens, here are the must-see foreign language films coming to British and American cinemas this year.

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New Year's Film Resolutions 2016

We're almost a week into the new year and, in addition to the usual health related self-improvement and language-learning resolutions, I've resolved to achieve four simple but important things that will make me a better, healthier cinephile by the end of 2016. Appreciating cinema is like practicing a sport: it takes a concerted effort to get past certain milestones and overcome certain obstacles. So come on, 2016, let's dance...

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Best Film Scores of 2015

How did your past year in the cinema sound? Mine sounded bloody fantastic! To close my retrospective of the year’s best cinema and cinema-ephemera, I’ve turned my attention to the film scores that stood out from the crowd in 2015. Follow the jump to listen to my 54-minute mix of the sonic landscape that crept into British cinemas this year.

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Best Films of 2015 - Honourable Mentions

In the wreckage left by any Best Of list there can always be seen the twinkling of gems that, for one reason or another, just didn't shine as brightly as those that made the ascent to Top 30 (etc.) Here are some of those minor or imperfect but notable films that hit UK cinemas in 2015, as well as my favourites from the last Oscar race, here referred to as the Awards Season Hangovers.

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