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Tue
02
Apr
2013
 
  • Crime drama
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 139 mins.
  This unflinching depiction of the attraction and brutal reality of the Mafia lifestyle from Martin Scorsese is a masterwork on every artistic level. Direction, script (based on Nicholas Pileggi's non-fiction book Wiseguy), photography, ensemble acting (Joe Pesci won a deserved Oscar, but he's matched by Robert De…
Tue
15
Dec
2015
 
  • Satirical comedy drama
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 106 mins.
Restless young college graduate Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) arrives for his homecoming party and meets the beguiling Mrs Robinson (Anne Bancroft). They soon begin an affair, but Benjamin finds himself torn between his older lover and his burgeoning romance with her daughter Elaine. Superb performances from Anne…
Tue
07
Aug
2007
 
  • Colour
Reda, a young French-Moroccan guy and his old father drive from the south of France to Mecca in order for the father to do his pilgrimage. At first distant, they gradually learn to know each other.
Tue
16
Aug
2016
 
  • Comedy / Drama / Romance
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 108 mins.
A young white woman (Katherine Houghton) brings her African-American fiancé (Sydney Poitier), home to meet her parents, played by one of Hollywood’s greatest duos; Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey in their final film together. Made at a time when inter-racial marriage was still illegal in parts of…
Tue
20
Jun
2006
 
  • Colour
Director: Cheick Oumar Sissoko
Tue
14
Jun
2011
 
  • Film Noir
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 87 mins.
This unsung minor masterpiece influenced everything from the work of Jean-Luc Godard to Bonnie and Clyde and Natural Born Killers. A stylish film noir from director Joseph H Lewis, it's about a smouldering femme fatale (Peggy Cummins in the role of her life) who leads the psychotic,…
Tue
01
May
2018
 
  • Drama
  • Japan
  • B&W
  • 133 mins.
In a magnificent performance, Tatsuya Nakadai stars as Hanshiro Tsugumo, a down and out samurai who enters the home of a feudal lord requesting to commit honourable ritual suicide on his property. Suspected of simply fishing for charity, Hanshiro is told, in gruesome detail, the story of…
Tue
04
Jul
2006
 
  • Colour
Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.
Sat
31
Oct
2015
 
  • Silent horror documentary
  • Sweden
  • B&W
  • 102 mins.
This unique live performance combines the shadowy world of Benjamin Christensen's 1922 documentary/Fantasy/Drama of the history of Witchcraft in seven parts with mesmerising musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne (Piano, flute, accordion) and Tony Orrell (Percussion and electronics). Stephen HorneStephen has long been considered one of the world's…
Tue
11
Jan
2011
 
Tue
15
Mar
2005
 
  • Colour
An illustrated talk by Mark Brownrigg
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