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Tue
09
Jun
2009
 
  • Colour
An adaptation of nine stories from Bocaccio's "Decameron": A young man from Perugia is swindled twice in Naples, but ends up rich; a man poses as a deaf-mute in a convent of curious nuns; a woman must hide her lover when her husband comes home early; a…
Tue
19
Jul
2016
 
  • Documentary
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 70 mins.
Composed entirely of early nitrate film footage from archives including George Eastman House and the Museum of Modern Art, Decasia explores the unstable medium of celluloid and states of decay. Edited fragments from documentaries, early 20th Century features and screen tests create an intriguing, unique and haunting…
Tue
24
Jan
2012
 
  • Thriller
  • UK
  • Colour
  • 91 mins.
  The role of the sozzled veteran reporter who for once finds himself involved in a meaningful story is brought wonderfully to life by Denholm Elliott, here attempting to clear the name of an MP who's forced to resign after a sex scandal. Gabriel Byrne, as Elliott's…
Tue
19
Sep
2017
 
  • Romantic-comedy
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 104 mins.
Based on the Broadway play, Desk Set represents the eighth screen teaming of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Hepburn plays the head of a TV network research department; Tracy plays an efficiency expert, hired to modernize Hepburn's operation. When Tracy has a huge computer installed, Hepburn and…
Tue
03
Oct
2006
 
  • Colour
This is a sublime slice of New York life from director Bob Giraldi, a veteran of over 2,500 commercials and many famous videos - including Michael Jackson's Beat It - but only two other feature films. Giraldi displays a mastery of texture and character in this delightful…
Tue
26
Apr
2016
 
  • Comedy drama
  • France
  • Colour
  • 102 mins.
A series of highly unusual events interrupt a dinner party in Buñuel's surreal and dreamlike comedy/fantasy/drama. Winner of the Best Foreign Language film Oscar and Buñuel's most successful film, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie is a provocative, wryly observed comedy of human behaviour, class and society,…
Tue
30
Mar
2010
 
Tue
31
May
2011
 
  • Classic film noir
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 103 mins.
  This classic thriller from director Billy Wilder is one of the best-loved examples of film noir ever made. Based on a short story by James M Cain (author of The Postman Always Rings Twice), and with a crackling screenplay co-written by Raymond Chandler, it follows definitive…
Mon
02
Sep
2019
 
  • Film Noir
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 107 mins.
Billy Wilder’s 1944 film noir crime masterwork Double Indemnity, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, with the screenplay was based on James M. Cain's 1943 novella of the same name, stars Fred MacMurray as an insurance salesman, Barbara Stanwyck as a provocative housewife who wishes her husband…
Tue
13
May
2008
 
  • Colour
In Los Angeles, a mysterious driver (Ryan O'Neal) is a sad man of few words that drives getaway car in robberies. One day, he participates of a heist of a casino and a player (Isabelle Adjani) is the main witness. However, she tells to the detective (Bruce…
Tue
25
Jan
2005
 
  • Colour
DRUNK ON WOMEN AND POETRY; In a time of political and social unrest in nineteenth-century Korea, an uncouth, self-taught painter explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him.
Mon
18
May
2015
 
  • Comedy
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 68 mins.
Madness and laughs aplenty are unleashed when the bankrupt state of Freedonia appoints Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) as its leader at the request of wealthy patron Mrs. Teasdale (the wonderfully deadpan Margaret Dumont). Featuring some of the best comic sequences ever filmed including the famous "mirror…
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