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Wed
08
Aug
2012
 
  • Science-fiction drama
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 85 mins.
  Special-effects ace Douglas Trumbull (of 2001 fame) turned director with this ecologically based science-fiction thriller about the last of Earth's plant life preserved on the Valley Forge spaceship, lovingly cared for by space ranger Bruce Dern and his three cute "drone" robots. Dern mutinies when orders arrive to destroy the…
Tue
10
Jun
2014
 
  • Romantic drama
  • France/Belgium
  • Colour
  • 108 mins.
When ageing dance band singer Alain Moreau (Gerard Depardieu) encounters younger estate agent Marion (Cécile De France) in the crowd at one of his gigs, a tentative relationship begins to unfold, testing their expectations of themselves and each other. Xavier Giannoli's quietly assured and affecting drama features…
Tue
25
Jun
2019
 
  • Musicals
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 103 mins.
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in Singin' in the Rain, one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed - filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly's fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain. Set during the advent of "talkies," Don Lockwood…
Tue
21
Sep
2004
 
  • Romantic comedy
  • Swe
  • B&W
  • 104 mins.
Ingmar Bergman's sprightly comedy of sexual manners has a distinguished lineage, inspired as it is by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the operas of Mozart, the plays of Marivaux and Mauritz Stiller's film Erotikon. Its progeny includes Stephen Sondheim's musical A Little Night Musicand Woody Allen's A…
Tue
29
Nov
2005
 
  • Colour
A double winner at the Sundance festival, this is the first US feature to be written, directed and performed solely by native Americans. Chris Eyre's debut may be a cinematic landmark, but with its sharp, self-deprecating humour, it's also warm, vibrant and totally human as it follows…
Tue
10
May
2016
 
  • Film Noir/Mystery/Drama
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 129 mins.
Anatole Litvak's gripping thriller stars Barbara Stanwyck as bed ridden New York heiress Leona Stevenson, whose only access to the outside world is through her husband Henry (Burt Lancaster) or via the telephone. One night while trying to reach her husband at the office, the number is…
Tue
09
May
2006
 
  • Colour
Writer/director David Mamet returns to the themes of his first film, House of Games, in this adroit fable about the simple-mindedness of complex-minded executives. Campbell Scott stars as the corporate inventor who's concerned about his employer's integrity - cue smoothly plausible Steve Martin and an elaborate and…
Tue
24
Jun
2014
 
  • Psychological thriller
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 109 mins.
Love story, murder mystery and psychological thriller, Spellbound stars Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman at their charismatic best! When Dr Anthony Edwardes (Peck) arrives at Green Manors Asylum suffering from paranoia and amnesia, Dr Constance Peterson (Bergman) must discover who he really is, save the man she…
Mon
27
May
2019
 
  • Animation, Fantasy
  • Japan
  • Colour
  • 125 mins.
Miyazaki’s masterpiece harks back to the cosy surrealism of children’s classics such as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland or The Wizard of Oz, with its baroque visuals and freewheeling dream-logic narrative as much gushing from its creator’s unfettered imagination as drawn from traditional Japanese iconographies. The story centres…
Tue
03
Apr
2012
 
  • Comedy drama
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 77 mins.
Writer/director Noah Baumbach's Oscar-nominated drama is a serio-comic account of an intellectual New York couple's divorce as seen from the perspective of their two sons. It's beautifully played by the principals, with Jesse Eisenberg particularly good as the clever but callow teenager beginning the painful process of…
Tue
29
May
2018
 
  • Western
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 99 mins.
John Ford's landmark Western revolves around an assorted group of colourful passengers aboard the Overland stagecoach bound for Lordsburg, New Mexico, in the 1880s. An alcoholic philosophizer (Thomas Mitchell), a lady of ill repute (Claire Trevor) and a timid liquor salesman (Donald Meek) are among the motley…
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