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Backdraft

Ron Howard directs Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro and Donald Sutherland in this 1991 thriller about Chicago fire-fighters hunting an arsonist. More…

Backdraft
The Belly Of An Architect

An American architect goes to Rome to inaugurate a celebration of one of his heroes, but he’ll be beset by betrayal, disillusionment and a mounting sense of his own looming mortality. More…

The Belly Of An Architect
The Stepford Wives

Amidst a far-fetched to replace women with subservient androids, there’s also something revealed about gender expectations and one’s apprehension about fulfilling them. More…

The Stepford Wives
Sophie’s Choice

Meryl Streep stars as Sophie, a mother who is faced with a terrible choice at Auschwitz; she must choose which of her two children must die in the gas chamber. More…

Sophie’s Choice
Amadeus

It might have dropped out of critical discourse, but it’s a film that makes us feel the power of music and the nuts and bolts and often the price and sacrifice of its creation. More…

Amadeus
The Flight Of Dragons

Paul Costello revisits one of his childhood favourites to see if it still holds up and, more importantly, if its ideas on the need for magic and wonder still hold true. More…

The Flight Of Dragons
Nixon

Oliver Stone continues his examination of US presidents with Nixon, a look at a complex and villainised man as he gradually let his power corrupt and become his downfall. More…

Nixon
Article 99

A group of doctors in a veteran’s hospital face a hopeless situation: too many patients and not enough beds caused by bureaucratic belt-tightening from the hospital administrators. More…

Article 99
Straw Dogs

Ben looks at Sam Peckinpah’s violent drama and finds it saturated with misogyny, diluting the impact of the wonderful craft used to create it on both sides of the camera. More…

Straw Dogs
Heat

Directed by Michael Mann and co-starring Al Pacino, Heat sees a robbery-homicide detective tracking down a team of thieves headed up by Neil McCauley, played by Robert De Niro. More…

Heat
Braveheart

Braveheart tells the story of William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. More…

Braveheart
Seven

Fincher’s neo-noir thriller confronts us with a city on the brink of drowning in an existentialist crisis, while questioning the balance of good and evil in us all. More…

Seven
Magnolia

Religion is a theme that seems close to writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson’s heart and Paul Bullock explores how it plays a significant role in 1999 film Magnolia. More…

Magnolia
Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Flawed it may be, but Star Trek: The Motion Picture is a unique entity, one caught between two eras of sci-fi and blending the best from both to create a full cinematic spectacle. More…

Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Superman

Hope: four little letters, one big word. That’s what Superman symbolises in Richard Donner’s 1978 adaptation of the comic book superhero, and what Paul discusses with us today. More…

Superman

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