Apr 132016
 

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This is the fifteenth post in the “The Best Films Set In…” series. The setting can be a place (like Tokyo), a location (like the beach), or a time (like Winter). In these posts we’re going to pick our 5 favourite films that are set in that particular place/location/time and explain why we like them. In this edition we visit the urban jungle that is Detroit.

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Nov 232014
 

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This is the fourteenth post in the “The Best Films Set In…” series. The setting can be a place (like Tokyo), a location (like the beach), or a time (like Winter). In these posts we’re going to pick our 5 favourite films that are set in that particular place/location/time and explain why we like them. In this edition Andrew Buckle looks at films set in a city which is home to the 76ers, Eagles, Flyers and Phillies – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Sep 172014
 

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This is the thirteenth post in the “The Best Films Set In…” series. The setting can be a place (like Tokyo), a location (like the beach), or a time (like Winter). In these posts I’m going to pick my 5 favourite films that are set in that particular place/location/time and explain why I like them.

For this edition, I’ve handed over the reigns to Sydney film enthusiast and critic, Lisa Malouf. Lisa has picked an American city for the setting of her list. It’s a city that can be both beautiful and gritty, and is the setting of a large number of excellent crime genre films. Thanks for sharing your list with us Lisa. [Ed]

The city of Chicago conjures up many associations for different people: it could be historical figures Al Capone and Eliot Ness, its nickname ‘the windy city’, or the famous Steppenwolf Theatre Company, or maybe as the one-time home of the Obama family, and the long-time home of both Oprah Winfrey and the late great Roger Ebert. For me, the first thing I reflect upon when thinking about Chicago is just how many terrific films were set (and often filmed) in this city.

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Sep 072014
 

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This is the twelfth post in the “The Best Films Set In…” series. The setting can be a place (like Tokyo), a location (like the beach), or a time (like Winter). In these posts I’m going to pick my 5 favourite films that are set in that particular place/location/time and explain why I like them.

For this edition, I’ve handed over the reigns to Sydney film enthusiast Steven Savona. Steven picked a city for the setting of his top 5 list. This city is known for its black taxi cabs, royal residents and a large clock called Ben. After the jump its Steven’s picks for The Best Films Set In…London

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Aug 142014
 

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This is the eleventh post in the “The Best Films Set In…” series. The setting can be a place (like Tokyo), a location (like the beach), or a time (like Winter). In these posts I’m going to pick my 5 favourite films that are set in that particular place/location/time and explain why I like them.

In honour of my current sports movie week, this edition focuses on films set on a particular type of field that you’ll find in the USA. They’re in schools, small towns and big cities. These fields are inhabited by big men, in big padding with big dreams. The screenplays aren’t always subtle, but you’ll almost always be emotional by the end.

After the jump, check out my picks for The Best Films Set In…On a Football Field.

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Mar 142014
 

This is the tenth post in the “The Best Films Set In…” series. The setting can be a place (like Tokyo), a location (like the beach), or a time (like Winter). In these posts I’m going to pick my 5 favourite films that are set in that particular place/location/time and explain why I like them.

In honour of season one of True Detective and it’s absolutely amazing setting (which was a character in its own right), we’re going deep.

After the jump, check out my picks for The Best Films Set In…The Deep South.

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Mar 212013
 

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This is the ninth post in the “The Best Films Set In…” series. The setting can be a place (like Tokyo), a location (like the beach), or a time (like Winter). In these posts I’m going to pick my 5 favourite films that are set in that particular place/location/time and explain why I like them.

In honour of the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival which is currently happening around Australia, the location for this group of films is Paris, France.

After the jump, check out my picks for The Best Films Set In…Paris!

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Nov 122012
 

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This is the ninth post in the “The Best Films Set In…” series. This week, Chris Elena makes a first attempt at listing his favourites. The setting can be a place (like Tokyo), a location (like the beach), or a time (like Winter). In these posts Chris is going to pick his 5 favourite films that are set in that particular place/location/time and explain why he likes them. Up this week is The Best Films Set In…New York! Continue reading »