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Tue
30
Oct
2018
 
  • Drama, Horror
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 122 mins.
William Friedkin's powerful film adaptation of William Peter Blatty's bestselling novel of a young girl who is possessed by a demon. The film quickly became a cultural phenomenon. One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual…
Tue
04
Sep
2018
 
  • Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
  • NZ
  • Colour
  • 110 mins.
After a car accident in which his wife, Debra, was killed and he was injured, Frank Bannister (Michael J. Fox) develops psychic abilities allowing him to see, hear, and communicate with ghosts. He gives up his job as an architect, letting his unfinished "dream house" sit incomplete…
Tue
03
Oct
2017
 
  • Drama
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 119 mins.
Based on a play by Tennessee Williams, a shady guitar-playing singer, Val Xavier (Brando), leaves his troubled past behind him and hits the road. When his car breaks down in Two Rivers, he decides to stay a while when he gets a part-time job as a store…
Tue
16
May
2017
 
  • Drama
  • France
  • Colour
  • 129 mins.
Claire Denis' elliptical drama L'Intrus was inspired by a short book written by philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy about his heart transplant. Louis Trebor (Michel Subor), an ex-mercenary living in the Jura Mountains, is increasingly suffering from a heart condition. He abandons his home, his beloved dogs, and his…
Mon
16
Sep
2019
 
  • Drama. Film Noir
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 113 mins.
Two professional killers invade a small town and kill a gas station attendant, "the Swede," (played by the incomparable Burt Lancaster in his debut film) who's expecting them. Insurance investigator Reardon (Edmond O’Brien - a terrific actor) pursues the case against the orders of his boss, who…
Mon
14
Oct
2019
 
  • Drama. Film Noir
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 93 mins.
The same basic plot as the 1944 film, this time looking at the story from the viewpoint of the ageing hitman Charlie Strom (a terrific Lee Marvin), who's eager to know why their victim (John Cassavetes) didn't attempt to escape, and his psychopathic, hero-worshiping assistant (Clu Gulager).…
Tue
22
Aug
2017
 
  • Drama, Comedy
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 121 mins.
The Last Hurrah is a 1958 film adaptation of the novel of the same by Edwin O' Connor. The picture was directed by the legendary John Ford and stars Spencer Tracy as a veteran mayor preparing for yet another election campaign. Tracy was nominated as Best Foreign…
Tue
13
Jun
2017
 
  • Drama, fantasy, mystery
  • Australia
  • Colour
  • 106 mins.
Richard Chamberlain stars as Australian lawyer David Burton, who takes on the defense of a group of aborigines accused of killing one of their own. He suspects the victim has been killed for violating a tribal taboo, but the defendants deny any tribal association. Determined to break…
Tue
07
Feb
2017
 
Average German citizen Katharina Blum (Angela Winkler) spends the night with a man she barely knows. The next morning, Katharina finds the man gone--and finds herself surrounded by none-too-polite police investigators. It seems that her stranger of the evening was a political activist who has long been…
Tue
31
Oct
2017
 
  • Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • UK
  • Colour
  • 112 mins.
'After 20 years, what Sergeant Johnson has seen and done is destroying him'. The third collaboration between Sean Connery and the director Sidney Lumet is an unsettling glimpse into the toxic and damaged mind of a policeman which has been polluted by the horrors witnessed over the…
Tue
17
Oct
2017
 
  • Drama
  • USA
  • 116 mins.
This was one of the first films to deal with the effects of Nazi Germany's concentration camps on their survivors. Sol Nazerman (played by the outstanding Rod Steiger in arguably his greatest performance), manager of a pawn shop in THE 1960's and a concentration camp survivor faces…
Tue
18
Sep
2018
 
  • Drama, Music, Romance
  • New Zealand
  • Colour
  • 121 mins.
The Piano is a 1993 New Zealand drama film about a mute piano player (Played by Holly Hunter who won best actress Oscar) and her daughter, set during the mid-19th century in a rainy, muddy frontier backwater town on the west coast of New Zealand. It revolves…
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