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Tue
06
Sep
2011
 
  • Silent comedy
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 71 mins.
Charles Chaplin's theme of despondent love all but overwhelms the brilliant slapstick set pieces (a chase through a hall of mirrors, being trapped in a lion's cage) when the Tramp, on the run from the police, joins the circus and falls for the bare-back rider (Merna Kennedy).…
Tue
13
Apr
2010
 
As in Amelie and Delicatessen, Jeunet is interested in the complex connections between things, even as small as a flea. The film is not so much about a story as it is about illustrating how the characters got where they are, often with a fast- paced sequence…
Tue
16
Dec
2008
 
  • Colour
1938, in a French african colony. Lucien Cordier is the cop of this village, populated with blacks and a few whites (usually racialist and lustful). He is a washout, everyone (including his wife Huguette) humiliates him. He never arrests anyone and looks at elsewhere when a dirty…
Tue
11
Aug
2015
 
  • Second World War comedy drama
  • Czechoslovakia
  • B&W
  • 93 mins.
At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia a bumbling, shy young station guard attempts to lose his virginity in Jirí Menzel's brilliant and tender Comedy/ Drama. Winner of the 1968 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Closely Observed Trains is "a masterpiece of human observation…
Tue
19
Jan
2016
 
  • Thriller
  • USA, UK
  • Colour
  • 119 mins.
Bank clerk, butterfly collector and loner Freddie Clegg (Terence Stamp) views art student Miranda Grey (Samatha Eggar) as the next addition to his collection. Clegg buys an isolated house in the country and executes his plan of kidnapping Miranda, who must match wits with her captor if…
Tue
11
Apr
2006
 
  • Colour
After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet Army and experiences the horrors of World War II.
Tue
07
Oct
2008
 
  • Colour
An aspiring dancer in the Chicago ballet discovers the real cost of climbing the ladder in her profession involves relentless physical strain, financial pressure and disruption to her personal relationships. Robert Altman's drama, with Neve Campbell, Malcolm McDowell and James Franco.
Tue
17
Nov
2015
 
  • Period drama
  • Italy/France/West Germany
  • Colour
  • 111 mins.
Marcello Clerici, a member of Mussolini's secret police, travels to Paris on his honeymoon with orders to assassinate his former college professor, an outspoken political refugee. But Marcello's loyalty is tested when he is attracted to the professor's young wife, challenging his need to belong to the…
Tue
28
Nov
2017
 
  • Drama
  • Italy
  • Colour
  • 100 mins.
Titta di Girolamo has spent eight years living alone, not working. His only vices are cigarettes and hanging around in bars, he seems as if he's waiting for something, for a secret to be revealed. As it turns out, Titta is a mafia courier and his life…
Tue
27
Nov
2007
 
  • Colour
The prospect of spending 100 minutes in the company of a Norwegian male voice choir may not sound that inviting, but Knut Erik Jensen's documentary portrait of the Berleväg choristers is a delight. The members of the choir reside in a remote fishing town that's been badly…
Tue
12
Nov
2013
 
  • Drama
  • Spain
  • Colour
  • 105 mins.
Carlos Saura's 1976 film Cría Cuervos, or Raise Ravens ... is a sensational rerelease: a gripping, profoundly mysterious movie which is both an uncannydrama of family dysfunction and a historical parable of the end of Franco-ism: a film which fully deserves to be placed alongside Bergman's Cries…
Tue
25
Apr
2006
 
  • Colour
Drama directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Ingrid Thulin, Liv Ullman and Harriet Andersson. Agnes, a young woman dying of cancer, is visited by her two sisters - the frigid and suicidal Karin and brash, carefree Maria. As Karin and Maria tend to their sister, her loyal…
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