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Tue
24
Jun
2014
 
  • Psychological thriller
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 109 mins.
Love story, murder mystery and psychological thriller, Spellbound stars Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman at their charismatic best! When Dr Anthony Edwardes (Peck) arrives at Green Manors Asylum suffering from paranoia and amnesia, Dr Constance Peterson (Bergman) must discover who he really is, save the man she…
Mon
27
May
2019
 
  • Animation, Fantasy
  • Japan
  • Colour
  • 125 mins.
Miyazaki’s masterpiece harks back to the cosy surrealism of children’s classics such as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland or The Wizard of Oz, with its baroque visuals and freewheeling dream-logic narrative as much gushing from its creator’s unfettered imagination as drawn from traditional Japanese iconographies. The story centres…
Tue
03
Apr
2012
 
  • Comedy drama
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 77 mins.
Writer/director Noah Baumbach's Oscar-nominated drama is a serio-comic account of an intellectual New York couple's divorce as seen from the perspective of their two sons. It's beautifully played by the principals, with Jesse Eisenberg particularly good as the clever but callow teenager beginning the painful process of…
Tue
29
May
2018
 
  • Western
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 99 mins.
John Ford's landmark Western revolves around an assorted group of colourful passengers aboard the Overland stagecoach bound for Lordsburg, New Mexico, in the 1880s. An alcoholic philosophizer (Thomas Mitchell), a lady of ill repute (Claire Trevor) and a timid liquor salesman (Donald Meek) are among the motley…
Tue
22
Nov
2016
 
  • Drama, Mystery, Sci Fi
  • Soviet Union
  • Colour
  • 163 mins.
Deep within the Zone, a bleak and devastated forbidden landscape, lies a mysterious room with the power to grant the deepest wishes of those strong enough to make the hazardous journey there. Desperate to reach it, a scientist and a writer approach the Stalker, one of the…
Tue
30
Apr
2013
 
  • Biographical road movie
  • USA/France/UK
  • Colour
  • 106 mins.
David Lynch's lyrical portrait of one man's real life journey across America's heartland. Filmed along the route that the actual Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth) traversed in 1994 from Laurens, Iowa, to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin, "The Straight Story" chronicles Alvin's patient odyssey and those he meets along the…
Tue
05
Apr
2005
 
  • B&W
A critical and commercial hit for Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin and, making his debut, Kirk Douglas, this high-voltage portrait of evil and greed remains blissfully absorbing and entertaining. Stanwyck plays manipulative millionairess Martha, married to Douglas, a weak-willed DA with a drink problem, whom she despises. Enter…
Tue
09
Sep
2008
 
  • Colour
Feel-good movies don't come any better than this Australian smash hit, which is an exuberant joy from sequined start to feathered finish. Come Dancing meets Footloose when rebel ballroom star Paul Mercurio hesitantly teams up with ugly duckling novice Tara Morice for an important contest. He wants…
Tue
11
Jul
2017
 
  • Drama
  • Italy
  • B&W
  • 96 mins.
The first collaboration between Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman is a devastating portrait of a woman's existential crisis, set against the beautiful and forbidding backdrop of a volcanic island. After World War II, a Lithuanian refugee (Bergman) marries a simple Italian fisherman (Mario Vitale) she meets in…
Tue
24
Jul
2012
 
  • Romantic comedy
  • France
  • Colour
  • 109 mins.
Like his earlier films, Claire's Knee and Pauline at the Beach, this is a sunny treatise on the agonies of holiday romance from director Eric Rohmer. This time, however, there's a male protagonist, with Melvil Poupaud playing the graduate student waiting for his girlfriend to join him at the seaside.…
Tue
12
May
2009
 
  • Colour
Originally released in the UK as Summer Madness, this was the movie that whetted director David Lean's appetite for location filming with international stars, paving the way forBridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago. It's a touching take on The Time of the…
Tue
08
Dec
2009
 
Driven by the social conscience that informed his Matewanand Eight Men Out, and the same sense of the past rising up that drew Lone Star so much acclaim, this multilayered ensemble piece from writer/director/editor John Sayles takes as its notional theme the development of swampland for profit.…
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