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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…
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…
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