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Mon
21
Sep
2015
 
  • Crime drama
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 93 mins.
When Chicago crime boss Big Louis Costello is murdered, Johnny Lovo becomes head of the mob with ruthless hitman Tony Camonte as his second in command. Tony soon becomes a loose cannon, ignoring orders from the boss, stirring up trouble with a rival gang and getting rid…
Tue
29
Mar
2016
 
  • Crime mystery
  • Argentina/Spain
  • Colour
  • 129 mins.
Retired criminal investigator Benjamín Espósito (Ricardo Darín) is writing a novel in an attempt to put an unsolved case to rest. He enlists the help of a former colleague, Irene (Soledad Villamil) who is now a judge and the case is reopened, leading to stunning revelations of…
Tue
07
Apr
2015
 
  • Drama
  • UK
  • Colour
  • 142 mins.
Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), Best Actress (Brenda Blethyn) and winner of the Palme d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival, Secrets and Lies is one of Mike Leigh's most critically acclaimed films and a…
Tue
28
Jul
2015
 
  • UK
  • B&W
  • 116 mins.
Aristocrat Tony (James Fox) hires a seemingly loyal manservant, Hugo Barnett (Dirk Bogarde) who slowly turns the tables of power on his master. Barnett brings his alluring sister Vera (Sarah Miles) to the house to work as a maid, embarking on a sinister, psychological game of deceit…
Tue
04
Nov
2014
 
  • Classic action drama
  • Japan
  • B&W
  • 190 mins.
One of the most influential films ever made, Kurosawa's thrilling epic adventure features stunning action sequences, memorable characters and an engrossing story of heroism and humanity. The tale of a poor village under attack by bandits and the seven Samurai employed to defend them has inspired countless…
Tue
15
Jul
2008
 
  • B&W
Spoofed by Woody Allen, French and Saunders, Bill and Ted (on their Bogus Journey) and Arnold Schwarzenegger in Last Action Hero, The Seventh Seal is an undoubted masterpiece of world cinema. It tells of a crusader knight (Max von Sydow) who refuses to accompany Death (Bengt Ekerot)…
Tue
02
Dec
2014
 
  • Drama
  • Sweden
  • B&W
  • 92 mins.
Ingmar Bergman's iconic and much imitated film about a knight and his squire who return from the crusades to find the Black Death sweeping the country. Confronted by the Grim Reaper the knight challenges Death to a fateful game of chess for his life. An allegory of…
Tue
23
Sep
2008
 
  • Colour
Koji Yakusho exudes a salaryman dignity worthy of Chishu Ryu in this acute study of social embarrassment Japanese style. Having established the tyranny of national reserve, Masayuki Suo presents Tamiyo Kusakari's ballroom dancing studio as a foreign sanctuary, in which inhibition succumbs to the illicit sensuality and…
Wed
08
Aug
2012
 
  • Science-fiction drama
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 85 mins.
  Special-effects ace Douglas Trumbull (of 2001 fame) turned director with this ecologically based science-fiction thriller about the last of Earth's plant life preserved on the Valley Forge spaceship, lovingly cared for by space ranger Bruce Dern and his three cute "drone" robots. Dern mutinies when orders arrive to destroy the…
Tue
10
Jun
2014
 
  • Romantic drama
  • France/Belgium
  • Colour
  • 108 mins.
When ageing dance band singer Alain Moreau (Gerard Depardieu) encounters younger estate agent Marion (Cécile De France) in the crowd at one of his gigs, a tentative relationship begins to unfold, testing their expectations of themselves and each other. Xavier Giannoli's quietly assured and affecting drama features…
Tue
25
Jun
2019
 
  • Musicals
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 103 mins.
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in Singin' in the Rain, one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed - filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly's fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain. Set during the advent of "talkies," Don Lockwood…
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