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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…
Wed
19
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…
Wed
03
Apr
2019
 
  • Drama, Comedy
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 110 mins.
With 'The Royal Tenenbaums', Director Wes Anderson turned his lens to the American family, warts and all. The Tenenbaums are a dysfunctional family, the parents have been separated for decades, and the exiled patriarch Royal (an outstanding Gene Hackman, sadly now retired from acting) is a disbarred…
Tue
02
May
2017
 
  • Colour
The 1993 remake of The Secret Garden is a rendition of the classic Frances Hodgon Burnett novel about a young girl (Kate Maberly) who discovers an abandoned garden on her uncle's large Victorian country estate, as well as an invalid cousin she didn't realize she had. With…
Tue
16
Apr
2019
 
  • Drama
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 144 mins.
Chronicles the experiences of a formerly successful banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) as a prisoner in the gloomy jailhouse of Shawshank after being found guilty of a heinous crime he did not commit. The film portrays the man's unique way of dealing with his new, torturous life;…
Tue
10
Jul
2018
 
  • Western
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 123 mins.
When brash Texas border officer Mike Norton (Barry Pepper) wrongfully kills and buries the friend and ranch hand of Pete Perkins (Tommy Lee Jones), the latter is reminded of a promise he made to bury his friend, Melquiades Estrada (Julio Cesar Cedillo), in his Mexican home town.…
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