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Mean Streets

The restless and inventive camerawork, the time capsule nature of early 70’s New York, Johnny Boy’s skittish energy and the intensified Catholicism… it caught a young boy’s eye. More…

Mean Streets
Casino

Betrayal, murder, greed and Las Vegas. Martin Scorsese once again examines the mob in this underrated masterpiece, based on Nicholas Pileggi’s non-fiction book. More…

Casino
Goodfellas

Directed by Scorsese and starring De Niro, Goodfellas changed the gangster genre with its hard-hitting view of mob life with its realistic performances and documentary aesthetic. More…

Goodfellas
Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 directorial debut that went on to become a cult classic depicts the events before and after a botched diamond heist, but not the heist itself. More…

Reservoir Dogs
Aliens

James Cameron’s follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1979 shocker sees Ripley waking up after 57 years in deep sleep and heading back again into battle against the acid dripping creatures. More…

Aliens
First Blood

Co-written by and starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, Frist Blood introduces us to an iconic character who’s all alone in the world and not able to do anything about it. More…

First Blood
Born On The Fourth Of July

Stone opens up the dialogue to what it is to be a father, a son, a man, a citizen, a human being, and what creates and destroys the values associated with them. More…

Born On The Fourth Of July
Platoon

As a film that confronts us with the horrors within ourselves, Oliver Stone’s Platoon forces us to look back on the Vietnam War and ask “who were we really fighting?” More…

Platoon
Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

Steven Spielberg’s 1984 film Indiana Jones And The Temple of Doom is the odd-one-out movie. We look at how and why the usually-positive director dwelt in the darkness. More…

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom
Hook

Paul Bullock takes a look at Steven Spielberg’s 1991 film, Hook, and tells us why during the course of the film, Pan isn’t the only eternal child who grows up. More…

Hook
Parenthood

As kids we know everything, or we think we do, but as we get older and become parents, we realise we know even less. How did our parents get through it? More…

Parenthood
The Muppet Christmas Carol

Movies like The Muppet Christmas Carol offer kids (big ones and little ones) an escape into a world where perfect Christmases can happen and everyone gets a second chance. More…

The Muppet Christmas Carol
Boogie Nights

Paul Thomas Anderson’s film touches on themes of fame and celebrity in the porn industry, but does it leave us anything more than a glimpse at this superficial side of life? More…

Boogie Nights
The Godfather Part II

Francis Ford Coppola followed-up his gangster epic The Godfather with what many consider to be a superior sequel that explores Michael Corleone’s descent into darkness as the power corrupts him. More…

The Godfather Part II
The Godfather Part III

‘Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in.’ Those famous words sum up the tragedy of The Godfather Part III, the concluding chapter in the Corleone chapter, as explained by Stephen Amos. More…

The Godfather Part III

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