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Tue
23
Oct
2018
 
  • Adventure, Biography Drama
  • Germany
  • Colour
  • 95 mins.
Don Lope de Aguirre (Klaus Kinski), a ruthless Spanish conquistador, vies for power while part of an expedition in Peru to find El Dorado, the mythical seven cities of gold. Accompanied by his daughter, Flores (Cecilia Rivera), Aguirre faces off against his superior, Don Pedro de Ursua…
Tue
02
Dec
2008
 
  • War drama
  • Russia/France
  • Colour
  • 90 mins.
As the son of a Red Army veteran, director Aleksandr Sokurov spent his youth on military bases across the Soviet Union. He clearly draws on his own experiences in this paean to patriotism set against the backdrop of the Chechen conflict. Opera singer Galina Vishnevskaya excels as…
Tue
26
Jun
2012
 
  • Classic drama
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 132 mins.
All About Eve's greatness as a film starts with its script. Writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz manages to create an engaging story with memorable characters and tie them together with some of the sharpest dialogue ever to reach the screen. With a script this good, who needs actors?…
Tue
29
Aug
2006
 
  • Colour
Don Coutts's whimsical crime comedy drama starring Danny Nucci, Shirley Henderson, Gerald Lepkowksi and Dan Hedaya. New Jersey mobsters Settimo and Gino take refuge in the Glasgow fish and chip shop of their unsuspecting Scottish-Italian cousin, Roberto, when a deal with a Ukrainian crimelord goes wrong. But…
Tue
07
Aug
2012
 
  • Comedy drama
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 107 mins.
A summer night in the lives of a group of small-town Californian teenagers following their graduation from high school in 1962 is brilliantly captured by director George Lucas in this classic coming-of-age saga based on his own youthful exploits. This movie virtually invented juke-box nostalgia and the…
Tue
21
Dec
2010
 
With its wealth of hard-bitten characters, intertwining complex plot and nearly three-hour running time, director Alejandro González Iñárritu's internationally acclaimed and multi-award-winning debut feature is bound to invite spurious comparisons to Pulp Fiction. But this absorbing Mexican marvel - one of the highest-grossing Latin American releases of…
Tue
15
May
2012
 
  • Musical
  • UK,USA
  • Colour
  • 91 mins mins.
A glittering restoration of Vincente Minnelli’s award-winning musical "Paris is like love, or art or faith,” says Gene Kelly’s aspiring artist. “It can’t be explained, only felt.” Still, Vincente Minnelli’s 1951 multi-Oscared musical has arguably done more than most to define the City of Light’s appeal. Digitally…
Tue
21
Oct
2014
 
  • Drama
  • Japan
  • Colour
  • 110 mins.
Now digitally restored, Director Yasujiro Ozu's exquisite final film tells the story of an elderly widower and his daughter as they face the prospect of her marrying and moving out of the family home. Ozu captures beautifully their mixed emotions of joy and loss in this perfectly…
Tue
26
Feb
2008
 
  • B&W
Classic courtroom drama, starring James Stewart, Lee Remick and Ben Gazzara. When an army lieutenant is held for the killing of a bartender, his defence is "justifiable homicide", on the grounds that the man had viciously assaulted and raped his wife. Paul Biegler is the lawyer hired…
Tue
25
Oct
2016
 
  • Biography, Drama, History
  • Soviet Union
  • B&W
  • 205 mins.
Widely regarded as Andrei Tarkovsky’s finest film, Andrei Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th-century Russian history which was marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and Tatar invasions. Made on an epic scale, it does not flinch from…
Tue
30
Jun
2015
 
  • Romantic comedy
  • France
  • B&W
  • 91 mins.
On a summer night in Paris André, a small-time ex-con, owes money to the mob and will be killed if he doesn't pay by midnight. In desperation he climbs onto a bridge over the Seine, stumbling across a beautiful and mysterious woman, Angel-A, preparing to end her…
Tue
02
Jun
2015
 
  • Comedy
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 97 mins.
Famed African explorer and big game hunter Captain Spalding (Groucho Marx) goes hunting for a valuable missing painting in the home of society matron Mrs Rittenhouse (Margaret Dumont) in this madcap Marx Brothers comedy. Based on their Broadway show and a box office hit on release, Animal…
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