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Tue
07
Oct
2014
 
  • Crime drama
  • Australia
  • Colour
  • 108 mins.
David Michôd's remarkable, multi award winning debut feature is quite simply one of the finest Australian films ever made. A superbly paced and impeccably acted crime drama, featuring electrifying performances from some of Australia's best acting talent, Animal Kingdom tells the story of 17 year old "J"…
Tue
17
Feb
2009
 
  • Colour
Wartime drama, filmed on the Black Isle, starring Phyllis Logan and Giovanni Mauriello. At the end of the Second World War in a rural Scottish farming community, a young housewife leads a cold, laborious life with her husband. She finds herself drawn to Luigi, one of three…
Tue
19
Feb
2013
 
  • Romantic Comedy
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 125 mins.
A somewhat contemptuous recognition of human weakness underlies Billy Wilder's work, a sense of the ease with which people are drawn into being procurers, gigolos, hacks, embezzlers, black-marketeers, killers. The Apartment, reissued in a new widescreen print that does justice to its smoky monochrome, sees him at…
Tue
02
Oct
2018
 
  • War, Drama
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 147 mins.
During the Vietnam War, the young American Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) is given the assignment to hunt down and kill one of his own: Colonel Kurtz (famously played by Marlon Brando), who has apparently gone insane, murdered hundreds of innocent people and constructed a strange kingdom for…
Tue
27
Apr
2010
 
Jean-Pierre Melville's reputation rests largely on American-style gangster movies such as Le Deuxième Souffle and Le Samouraï, but Army of Shadows may be his greatest film. In this long but utterly mesmerising vengeance thriller, set during the Second World War, Lino Ventura plays a Resistance fighter searching…
Wed
25
Feb
2015
 
  • Silent romantic drama
  • France/Belgium
  • B&W
  • 100 mins.
Set in roaring twenties Hollywood, Michel Hazanavicius's highly acclaimed film shows swashbuckling silent film star George Valentin's career in sharp decline with the advent of Talking Pictures, while studio extra Peppy Miller is rising through the ranks to become a star. Their destinies entwined, The Artist is…
Tue
23
Jan
2007
 
  • Colour
Drama starring Zbigniew Cybulski. May 1945: the war is over but Polish society is divided. An abortive assassination attempt leaves Maciek with a night to kill in a provincial town. As the local VIPs celebrate, Maciek's assignation with a barmaid leads to a love that will shatter…
Tue
10
Jun
2008
 
  • Colour
Classic crime thriller directed by John Huston, starring Sterling Hayden and Louis Calhern. Brilliant criminal Doc Erwin Riedenschneider is released from prison where he has devised the perfect crime. Like any other businessman he seeks backing, manpower and a market for his enterprise.
Tue
07
Jul
2009
 
  • Colour
Drama. A young woman, determined to become Afghanistan's first female president, defies her conservative father to attend a secular school in war-scarred Kabul.
Tue
08
Aug
2017
 
  • Drama
  • Sweden
  • Colour
  • 92 mins.
Autumn Sonata was the only collaboration between cinema's two great Bergmans: Ingmar, the iconic director of The Seventh Seal, and Ingrid, the monumental star of Casablanca. The grand dame, playing an icy concert pianist, is matched beat for beat in ferocity by the filmmaker's recurring lead Liv…
Tue
08
Aug
2017
 
  • Drama
  • Sweden
  • Colour
  • 92 mins.
Autumn Sonata was the only collaboration between cinema's two great Bergmans: Ingmar, the iconic director of The Seventh Seal, and Ingrid, the monumental star of Casablanca. The grand dame, playing an icy concert pianist, is matched beat for beat in ferocity by the filmmaker's recurring lead Liv…
Tue
17
Apr
2012
 
  • Drama / Romance
  • UK
  • Colour
  • 110 mins.
Sarah Polley's excellent Canadian movie stars Julie Christie as Fiona (Oscar nominated), an Alzheimer's patient in a retirement home who, to her husband's dismay, begins a platonic love affair with a male patient. It is an affecting and thought-provoking meditation on the nature of dementia and memory…
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