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Tue
11
Dec
2018
 
  • Drama, History
  • Denmark
  • B&W
  • 97 mins.
In a 17th-century Danish village, an old woman is accused of witchcraft. In the shadow of her flight, capture, confession, and burning at the stake, the young wife of the town's aging pastor falls in love with the pastor's son. Her confession of this illicit affair to…
Tue
17
May
2005
 
  • Colour
Period drama starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams and Sam Shepard. 1916: after accidentally killing a man, migrant labourer Bill leaves Chicago and heads south together with his young sister and his girlfriend Abby. The trio end up in rural Texas where they find work with an enigmatic…
Tue
24
Jun
2008
 
  • Colour
Gabriel Conroy and wife Greta attend a Christmas dinner with friends at the home of his spinster aunts, an evening which results in an epiphany for both of them.
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…
Mon
29
Nov
2021
 
  • Romance
  • USA
  • B&W
Ernst Lubitsch’s Design for Living (1933) is what sexy should be delightful, romantic, agonizing ecstasy. Andit’s not just sexy but also revolutionary, daring, sweet, sour, cynical, carefree, poignant, and so far ahead ofits time that one could cite it as not only a pre-Code masterpiece but also…
Mon
29
Nov
2021
 
  • Romance
  • USA
  • B&W
Ernst Lubitsch’s Design for Living (1933) is what sexy should be delightful, romantic, agonizing ecstasy. Andit’s not just sexy but also revolutionary, daring, sweet, sour, cynical, carefree, poignant, and so far ahead ofits time that one could cite it as not only a pre-Code masterpiece but also…
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
 
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