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Tue
28
Apr
2009
 
  • Colour
Affecting biographical drama that chronicles the eventful life of gay Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas, starring Javier Bardem and Johnny Depp. Born into poverty, Arenas joins Castro's revolutionary forces, is later falsely imprisoned on sex-abuse charges, and eventually becomes a writer in exile in the USA.
Tue
05
Mar
2019
 
  • Documentary
  • China
  • Colour
  • 85 mins.
The dehumanising impact of coal mining is laid bare in a Chinese documentary whose stunning images speak louder than words. Travelling around the vast, verdant steppes of Mongolia, the film-maker discovers a paradise soon to be lost to the open cast coal mining that devours the land.…
Tue
06
Feb
2018
 
  • Comedy, Drama
  • USA
  • 130 mins.
Hailed as a genius for his simplistic approach to life, an aging simplistic gardener called Chance (played by Peter Sellers in a perhaps career best performance) with a childlike naïveté rises, by accident, into the game of politics. The man is soon presented as a possible Presidential…
Sun
06
Mar
2005
 
  • Colour
Drama starring Michel Piccoli, Jane Birkin and Emmanuelle Béart. A famous but inactive artist is inspired by his friend's beautiful mistress to finish an abandoned painting. However, his work creates tension among those around him.
Tue
05
Jan
2016
 
  • Drama
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 172 mins.
Winner of 7 Oscars including Best film, Best Director, Best Actor and second only to Gone With the Wind at the box office at the time of its release, William Wyler's timeless story of three World War II veterans returning to their small home town reveals a…
Tue
22
Jul
2014
 
  • Western
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 159 mins.
William Wyler's epic Western stars Gregory Peck as retired sea captain Jim McKay who heads West to marry his fiancée Pat Terill (Caroll Baker), the spoiled daughter of a rich cattle baron. McKay soon becomes caught in the middle of a bitter feud between neighbouring ranchers. As…
Tue
17
Oct
2006
 
  • Colour
A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business.
Tue
22
Dec
2009
 
Comedy drama starring Bajram Severdzan and Srdjan Todorovic. Matko, a petty criminal in present-day Yugoslavia, plans a train robbery, but it all goes wildly wrong and, to compensate his gangster partner, he agrees to marry off his son to the man's bad-tempered sister.
Tue
01
Nov
2022
 
  • Romance, Comedy, Drama
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 81 mins.
The Motion Picture Production Code was a set of industry guidelines for the self-censorship of content that was applied to most motion pictures released by major studios in the United States from 1934 to 1968. It is also popularly known as the Hays Code, after Will H.…
Tue
06
Feb
2007
 
  • Colour
Thriller starring John Travolta and Nancy Allen. Movie sound man Jack Terry records a car accident while working on a horror film. He manages to rescue the female passenger from a river, but cannot save the driver, who he later learns was a leading politician. When his…
Tue
30
Dec
2014
 
  • Drama
  • Germany
  • B&W
  • 106 mins.
Marlene Dietrich introduced her theme song "Falling in Love Again" and shot to international fame on the strength of her performance as seductress Lola Frohlich in Josef von Sternberg's classic story of love and obsession. Strict Professor Immanuel Rath is outraged to discover that the boys in…
Tue
26
Oct
2010
 
This is the most complete of David Lynch's films, made before his disturbing black vision of small-town American life veered into self-parody. The dark tone is set from the opening sequence, which starts with white picket fences and cheery firemen but ends with a man suffering a…
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