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At Cinema Essentials we explore film history, discovering essential films, classic films, forgotten films and overlooked gems, with a little bit of classic TV thrown in. 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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