Cinema Essentials is a growing database of articles and reviews on film and TV history, with a focus on the English language cinema. Individual film entries include a review, background information on the making and context of the film described and cast and principal crew credits. Other data includes running times, production companies, widescreen formats, colour processes and distributors. 

The articles on this site avoid gratuitous spoilers, but for the best known older films, it's safest to assume that some might slip through.

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