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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…
Tue
21
Sep
2004
 
  • Romantic comedy
  • Swe
  • B&W
  • 104 mins.
Ingmar Bergman's sprightly comedy of sexual manners has a distinguished lineage, inspired as it is by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the operas of Mozart, the plays of Marivaux and Mauritz Stiller's film Erotikon. Its progeny includes Stephen Sondheim's musical A Little Night Musicand Woody Allen's A…
Tue
29
Nov
2005
 
  • Colour
A double winner at the Sundance festival, this is the first US feature to be written, directed and performed solely by native Americans. Chris Eyre's debut may be a cinematic landmark, but with its sharp, self-deprecating humour, it's also warm, vibrant and totally human as it follows…
Tue
10
May
2016
 
  • Film Noir/Mystery/Drama
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 129 mins.
Anatole Litvak's gripping thriller stars Barbara Stanwyck as bed ridden New York heiress Leona Stevenson, whose only access to the outside world is through her husband Henry (Burt Lancaster) or via the telephone. One night while trying to reach her husband at the office, the number is…
Tue
09
May
2006
 
  • Colour
Writer/director David Mamet returns to the themes of his first film, House of Games, in this adroit fable about the simple-mindedness of complex-minded executives. Campbell Scott stars as the corporate inventor who's concerned about his employer's integrity - cue smoothly plausible Steve Martin and an elaborate and…
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