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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…

Eyes Wide Shut
Almost Famous

Written and directed by Cameron Crowe, this semi-autobiographical story sees a teenage journalist writing for Rolling Stone magazine whilst covering a fictitious rock band. More…

Almost Famous
The War Of The Roses

Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner play a wealthy couple with a seemingly perfect marriage but beneath the surface rage, resentment and revenge is brewing! More…

The War Of The Roses
Dead Poets Society

Peter Weir’s heart-warming but equally devastating film about liberty through poetry still teaches us that duty and discipline can be frighteningly dangerous concepts. More…

Dead Poets Society
Field Of Dreams

Memories, Family, the religion of Baseball, the 60s and, of course, Dreams, come together in Phil Alden Robinson’s wonderful adaptation of W.P. Kinsella’s novel Shoeless Joe. More…

Field Of Dreams
Watership Down

Don’t be deceived by the superficial fluffiness, this classic animation delivers an uncompromising tale composed entirely of resonant myth and allegory. More…

Watership Down
The Last Temptation Of Christ

Based on the book by Nikos Kazantzakis and directed by Martin Scorsese, The Last Temptation of Christ is a film often contested by those who haven’t seen it. More…

The Last Temptation Of Christ
Monty Python’s Life Of Brian

With its mixture of themes, comedy, satire and religion the 1979 release Monty Python’s Life Of Brian is a film that has such a wide appeal and remains a family event. More…

Monty Python’s Life Of Brian
Patton

Max takes a look at the 1970 film, Patton, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring George C. Scott as the infamous and controversial World War II U.S. General. More…

Patton
The Great Gatsby

Directed by Jack Clayton with a screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby shows us an era of decadence before the fall. More…

The Great Gatsby
Barton Fink

War is Hell… but it’s nothing compared to the movie business. The Coens chart one writer’s attempts to create in the nightmarish world of Hollywood, circa 1941. More…

Barton Fink
Cape Fear

In Martin Scorsese’s remake of Cape Fear, Robert De Niro as menacing as ever playing the legendary villain in a film that’s packed with religious subtext. More…

Cape Fear
Cocoon

Based on the novel by David Saperstein, Cocoon is the story of a group of elderly folks who suddenly get a new lease of life when they start swimming in a pool charged with an alien life force. More…

Cocoon
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

At the heart of Steven Spielberg’s classic film, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, is a story that’s not so much alien as it is human – and embodied in the figure of a lost child. More…

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

Directed by Nagisa Oshima and starring David Bowie, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence takes us to a POW camp in Japan where unlikely passions are forbidden colours. More…

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

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