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Le Samouraï

WORLD CINEMA

We take a look at Jean-Pierre Melville’s classic 1967 thriller Le Samouraï, starring Alain Delon as Jef Costello, a beautiful killer with a beautiful face, and he won’t leave a trace. More…

IN FOCUS

In Focus

MORE FEATURES

Plein Soleil
Plein Soleil

Based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1955 novel The Talented Mr. Ripley and starring Alain Delon, Plein Soleil is a film with a central character that we shouldn’t easily identify with, and yet I did. More…

La Piscine
La Piscine

Screen legends Alain Delon and Romy Schneider star in this intoxicating tale of sex, lies, jealousy and murder that plays out by the swimming pool at their holiday home. More…

21st CENTURY CINEMA

The Host
The Host

Intelligent and entertaining, The Host forces us to ask questions about what makes us who we are and it’s no wonder Niccol chose to direct it, as he’s dealt with these themes several times before. More…

THE EMPORIUM

Eyes Wide Shut
Eyes Wide Shut

Norman Buckley brings us a look at Stanley Kubrick’s controversial and almost universally misunderstood Eyes Wide Shut, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. More…

CINEMA REVIEWS

The Hobbit 2
The Hobbit 2

In Peter Jackson’s second installment of Tolkien’s The Hobbit, the dwarves, along with Bilbo and Gandalf, continue their quest to reclaim the treasures Smaug the dragon stole. More…

Blu-ray & DVD

Dallas Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club

In 1985 Ron Woodroof was diagnosed with AIDS and just 30 days to live. He smuggled unapproved pharmaceutical drugs and found more effective at improving his symptoms. More…

DOCUMENTARIES

Caesar’s Messiah
Caesar’s Messiah

Based on the book by Joseph Atwill, Caesar’s Messiah shows that Jesus is not a historical figure, but a composite of many messianic leaders of the time, and also points to the true authors of the Gospels. More…

TELEVISION SERIES

Dynasty, Season 1
Dynasty, Season 1

As the show that introduced us to the warring Carringtons and Colbys, Dynasty arrived in 1981 with a level of style and decadence that would make shows today pale by comparison. More…

WORLD CINEMA

Dancer In The Dark
Dancer In The Dark

Lars von Trier writers and directs this gripping and unusual musical starring Icelandic singer Björk as Selma, a Czech immigrant in 1960s Washington who’s losing her sight. More…

MOVIE CLASSICS

Wild River
Wild River

Elia Kazan’s smoldering drama sees a representative of the TVA struggling with convincing an elderly woman to sell her land before it’s flooded, and containing his feelings for her widowed granddaughter. More…

CULT MOVIES

Robocop
Robocop

Max takes a look at Robocop, and tells us why Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 classic about a crime-fighting robot may be one of the smartest, self-aware sci-fi films ever. More…

EARLY CINEMA

Sunrise: A Story Of Two Humans
Sunrise: A Story Of Two Humans

Adapted by Carl Mayer from the short story Die Reise nach Tilsit, F. W. Murnau’s Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans is nothing short of a triumph in the realm of early cinema. More…

JAPANESE CINEMA

In The Realm Of The Senses
In The Realm Of The Senses

Is Nagisa Oshima’s controversial 1975 classic In the Realm of the Senses thought provoking pornography or beautifully filmed sadomasochistic art? You decide. More…

SOUNDTRACKS

Samsara
Samsara

Michael Stearns, Lisa Gerrard and Marcello De Francisci’s score for Ron Fricke’s Samsara yields some wonderful surprises, despite quite a few omissions from the film. More…

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