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Faust---A-German-Folk-Tale

Faust - A German Folk Tale

The classic German tale of Faust, a man who sells his soul to Mephisto, servant to the devil, in exchange for greater knowledge and power, has inspired countless plays Read more...


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Dulcima

Dulcima

Even the cocks are crowing for Dulcima! This moving little film from 1971, made in glorious Technicolor, received favourable reviews at the time. It even won the coveted Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival 71. Read more...

Girls-Will-Be-Boys

Girls Will Be Boys

A surprisingly spirited effort from 1934, directed with verve, in which gamine German star Dolly Haas indulges in a bit of gender bender fun. Despite the film’s age, it has worn well! Read more...

Bound

Bound

This steamy and clever little thriller, made by The Matrix’ Wachowski Brothers back in 1996, puts a twist on the classic film noir in so far as the anti-heroes are not only female (one more femme, the other more fatal), but are no holds barred lesbians. Read more...


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Venus-In-Fur

Venus In Fur

This witty, battle of the sexes two hander, directed by Roman Polanski and based on the Tony® award-winning play by David Ives, is a complex examination and dissection of male and female domination and submission. Read more...

The-Man-Who-Wouldnt-Talk

The Man Who Wouldn't Talk

Now what can we say about this little ‘gem’? Unfortunately not a great deal. Yet another vehicle for the great Dame Anna Neagle created by – yes you guessed it –her director husband Herbert Wilcox. Read more...

Hands-Of-The-Ripper

Hands Of The Ripper

One could not help to think if you were a Hammer Horror fan back in 1971, what Hammer were doing here. With a cast comprised of mainly classical thespians Read more...

The-Man-Who-Loved-Redheads

The Man Who Loved Redheads

Based on one time top playwright Terence Rattigan’s lesser known plays, ‘Who Is Sylvia'’, this early 50’s effort is not exactly in the class of, say, ‘The Browning Version’. Read more...

Rapture

Rapture

The rugged coastline of Brittany sets the mood for this underrated little gem from 1965, starring American actors Melvyn Douglas and Dean Stockwell, French actress Read more...

Victim

Victim

When this BAFTA-awarded film was released in 1961, it touched on a controversial topic that had never been challenged quite so openly before. Full plaudits, in more ways than one Read more...

NOW-The-Movie

NOW The Movie

In 2011 one of the hottest tickets in the West End was the Sam Mendes - Kevin Spacey production of Richard III at the Old Vic. This was a project to bring together American and British actors in a touring version of Richard III. Read more...

Too-Late-Blues

Too Late Blues

Rarely has the title of a film matched the story as poignant as in director John Cassavetes underrated and almost forgotten Too Late Blues (1961) Read more...

Braquo---The-Complete-Series-3

Braquo - The Complete Series 3

Series 3 of this ultra-violent French cop drama enters an explosive start when, in a brief recap, we see Theo Vachewski’s car blown up. Theo, part Eddy Caplan’s team Read more...

Alain-Robbe-Grillet-Six-Films-1963-1974

Alain Robbe-Grillet Six Films 1963-1974

Perhaps best known as the writer of Alain Renais’ ‘Last Year In Marienbad’, Alain Robbe-Grillet was also the leading novelist of the French nouveau roman Read more...

Wallander---Collected-Films-27--32

Wallander - Collected Films 27- 32

It is curtains down for Wallander – the daddy of all daddies of the increasingly Nordic Noir franchise. In this, the final series, Sweden’s much-loved detective not only has to Read more...

Sullivans-Travels

Sullivans Travels

Witty, poignant and cynical, Sullivan’s Travels is a biting 1941 satire which lampoons the success of funny yet shallow Hollywood comedies. Joel McCrea plays frustrated movie director John L. Sullivan Read more...

Inside-Llewyn-Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis

The Coen Brothers new film hits you like a battered guitar – set in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1961, it tells of Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac), an ambitious young folksinger who is as unsuccessful as he is penniless. Read more...

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This-Sporting-Life

This Sporting Life

Richard Harris gives a tour-de-force performance as Frank Machin, a bitter Yorkshire coal miner whose aggressive streak make him a successful rugby player, but a loser on the battlefield called love. Read more...

If...

If...

Winner of the 1969 Palme d’Or at Cannes, Lindsay Anderson’s caustic satire If… proved to be an instant hit with both critics and audience alike, and launched the international career Read more...

The-Flame-Of-Love

The Flame Of Love

Also known as Hai Tang, The Flame Of Love was the first talkie for Chinese-American screen legend Anna May Wong. The film, despite excellent performances by all the lead cast Read more...

Boomerang

Boomerang

In this suspenseful film noir from 1947, the true and chilling story of a priest’s murder is adapted by director Elia Kazan and boasts impactful performances by 1940’s US stalwarts Dana Andrews Read more...

The-Pit-And-The-Pendulum

The Pit And The Pendulum

This slice of magnificent Grand Guignol-style horror has been released last month in equally magnificent Blu-ray and Blu-ray Steelbook Format. Vincent Price plays the part of Nicholas Medina Read more...

The-Piano

The Piano

One of the most beautiful romantic dramas ever created, boasting superb performances by leads Holly Hunter, Sam Neill, Harvey Keitel and a young Anna Paquin Read more...

Ealing-Studios-Rarities-Volume-13

Ealing Studios Rarities Volume 13

Doomed romances, happy romances, mismatched romances… take your pick in this 2-Disc collection of long-forgotten gems from yesteryear, presented here as new transfers and boasting Read more...

Nosferatu-the-Vampyre

Nosferatu the Vampyre

Deliberately slow-paced as if stuck in a permanent nightmare – Werner Herzog’s homage to F.W. Murnau’s 1922 German expressionist horror is richly textured Read more...

Aguirre---Wrath-of-God

Aguirre - Wrath of God

Werner Herzog’s hallucinatory masterpiece about a doomed expedition searching for the legendary El Dorado was his first collaboration with Klaus Kinski Read more...

Klondike

Klondike

Klondike is Discovery Channel’s first scripted mini-series. Based on Charlotte Gray’s book ‘Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich In The Klondike’, the series focuses on young Bill Hasken Read more...

Generation-War

Generation War

This hard-hitting, controversial and ground-breaking German WW2 drama recently aired on BBC2 to critical acclaim. Generation War depicts the lives of five Berlin-based friends, and how the Read more...

The-New-Incomplete-Complete-and-Utter-History-of-Britain

The New Incomplete Complete and Utter History of Britain

Trust Michael Palin and Terry Jones to re-write history and dish it up in the wackiest way possible! First shown in 1969, and pre-dating Monty Python and Ripping Yarns Read more...

An-Inspector-Calls---60th-Anniversary-Edition

An Inspector Calls - 60th Anniversary Edition

Based on the classic stage play by J.B. Priestley, this 1954 film adaptation of An Inspector Calls features Edinburgh-born actor Alastair Sim in the title role. Read more...



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