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Tue
14
Jun
2011
 
  • Film Noir
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 87 mins.
This unsung minor masterpiece influenced everything from the work of Jean-Luc Godard to Bonnie and Clyde and Natural Born Killers. A stylish film noir from director Joseph H Lewis, it's about a smouldering femme fatale (Peggy Cummins in the role of her life) who leads the psychotic,…
Tue
01
May
2018
 
  • Drama
  • Japan
  • B&W
  • 133 mins.
In a magnificent performance, Tatsuya Nakadai stars as Hanshiro Tsugumo, a down and out samurai who enters the home of a feudal lord requesting to commit honourable ritual suicide on his property. Suspected of simply fishing for charity, Hanshiro is told, in gruesome detail, the story of…
Tue
04
Jul
2006
 
  • Colour
Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.
Sat
31
Oct
2015
 
  • Silent horror documentary
  • Sweden
  • B&W
  • 102 mins.
This unique live performance combines the shadowy world of Benjamin Christensen's 1922 documentary/Fantasy/Drama of the history of Witchcraft in seven parts with mesmerising musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne (Piano, flute, accordion) and Tony Orrell (Percussion and electronics). Stephen HorneStephen has long been considered one of the world's…
Tue
11
Jan
2011
 
Tue
15
Mar
2005
 
  • Colour
An illustrated talk by Mark Brownrigg
Tue
04
Oct
2005
 
  • Colour
Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola'sApocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director.
Tue
29
Jan
2008
 
  • Colour
A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a sheriff born into wealth attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests.
Wed
04
Apr
2012
 
  • Biographical crime drama
  • New Zealand
  • Colour
  • 97 mins.
This is the film that launched the career of Kate Winslet, who within three years of appearing in this fact-based New Zealand drama was starring in Titanic. It also transformed the fortunes of director Peter Jackson, who went from making ingenious schlock horrors such as Bad Taste…
Wed
22
Jun
2016
 
  • Adventure, Drama
  • Japan
  • B&W
  • 139 mins.
See the film that inspired George Lucas’s Star Wars! Two peasants in feudal Japan are returning home through war torn territory and stumble across a princess and defeated general hiding out in a mountain fortress. Tricked into helping them escape with the promise of gold and pursued…
Tue
20
Jul
2010
 
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