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Wed
23
Sep
2009
 
A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eifel Towers.
Tue
04
Mar
2014
 
  • Crime melodrama
  • France
  • B&W
  • 86 mins.
Jean Gabin stars as factory worker François, drawn into murder by seedy, manipulative showman Valentin (Jules Berry) and doomed by his love for two women; the worldly, sensuous Clara (Arletty) and the idealised, virtuous Françoise (Jacqueline Laurent). Barricaded inside his apartment François reveals in flashback the events…
Tue
14
Nov
2017
 
  • Drama/Comedy
  • Italy
  • Colour
  • 88 mins.
Michelangelo Frammartino's quietly mesmeric drama sees the turning of the seasons and the cycle of life through the eyes of an ageing, ailing Calabrian shepherd. The setting is the fields and countryside around an ancient southern Italian village, beautifully captured by cinematographer Andrea Locatelli. And sharing equal…
Tue
15
Sep
2009
 
The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily.
Tue
15
Mar
2016
 
  • Romantic melodrama
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 83 mins.
In turn of the century Vienna, Stephan (Louis Jourdan), a womanising young concert pianist, tries to escape a duel with the husband of his lover. About to leave the city he is handed a letter from an unknown woman, reliving in flashback his decade long romance with…
Tue
02
Feb
2016
 
  • Drama
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 96 mins.
The great Bette Davis stars as Leslie Crosbie, the wife of a Singapore plantation manager who shoots a man in what she claims is self-defence. Her husband hires a lawyer to defend her, but as the case unfolds doubt is cast upon her story. Based on a…
Tue
09
Jan
2018
 
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Italy
  • 116 mins.
In this WW II tragicomedy, Guido marries Dora and together they have a son. Five years later they are imprisoned in a concentration camp. Guido does not want his son to know why they are there, so he says that it's a game in which the winner…
Mon
04
May
2015
 
  • Black comedy
  • UK
  • Colour
  • 98 mins.
Mike Leigh's improvisational method of film making is used to great effect in this darkly comic slice of family life. Parents Wendy (Alison Steadman) and Andy (Jim Broadbent) live with their adult twin daughters Nicola and Natalie in suburban London. Natalie, a plumber's assistant, is permanently optimistic…
Tue
07
Mar
2017
 
  • Crime
  • France
  • B&W
  • 91 mins.
 From the opening credits, you are gently carried into this moody, Miles Davis-scored, night of unplanned events. Lift to the Scaffold 1958, also known as Elevator to the Gallows, is Louis Malle’s first film. This smoothly suave film tells the tale of a self-assured businessman who murders…
Wed
04
Apr
2012
 
  • Black comedy drama
  • United States
  • Colour
  • 131 mins.
With his debut feature, In the Bedroom, director Todd Field explored the darker side of middle-class suburban angst, and he's still in the same territory for this follow-up. The setting is a tight-knit American community, into which convicted sex criminal Ronald McGorvey (an extraordinary turn by Jackie…
Tue
14
May
2013
 
  • Road movie comedy
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 98 mins.
An American family road comedy that shatters the mould. The undisputed hit of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, this darkly funny comedy is at once a skewering of the American Dream, and a bittersweet, surprisingly touching ode to the modern family. [For more, click on Film Notes…
Tue
06
Mar
2007
 
  • Colour
Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
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