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Blue Velvet

James Arden brings us Blue Velvet, a genre-evading exploration of sex, violence, and temptation. But is Lynch’s postmodern, suburban coming-of-age story still relevant? More…

Blue Velvet
Wild At Heart

James Arden discusses David Lynch’s often overlooked portrayal of a world that is “wild at heart and weird on top.” Are we all tempted to break rules for the thrill? More…

Wild At Heart
The Doors

While directors like De Palma, Scorsese and Friedkin toyed with the idea of making a film about The Doors, it was Oliver Stone who would ultimately deliver in 1991. More…

The Doors
Dangerous Minds

Dangerous Minds is the inspiring tale of a dedicated teacher who took on the toughest students and got them reading poetry and exploring their choices beyond the streets. More…

Dangerous Minds
Taxi Driver

Directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader, Taxi Driver’s story perfectly summarises the discontent of a nation through the eyes of a Vietnam War veteran. More…

Taxi Driver
Pleasantville

Gary Ross explores themes of teenage rebellion, race issues and sexual liberation in the 1998 film Pleasantville, giving us an entertaining, richly developed film. More…

Pleasantville
Sphere

Michael Crichton’s novel, which Barry Levinson’s film is based on, puts the focus on human nature and raises the question: Are we ready to meet extraterrestrials? More…

Sphere
The Elephant Man

David Lynch’s The Elephant Man is at times beautiful, horrifying, hilarious and ultimately, melancholic. Even at this early stage, he wasn’t afraid to show brutal images. More…

The Elephant Man
Eraserhead

Lynch’s surrealist debut follows Henry Spencer, an industrial printer. Left to care for his deformed child, he channels Lynch’s explorations of fear, fatherhood and filicide. More…

Eraserhead
A Few Good Men

As one of the best films of the early ‘90s Rob Reiner and Aaron Sorkin created a different kind of courtroom drama with its great performances and fine directing. More…

A Few Good Men
The Firm

The first of John Grisham’s novels to be adapted for the screen was this 1993 legal thriller starring Tom Cruise as an up-and-coming lawyer working for a corrupt firm. More…

The Firm
Bloodhounds Of Broadway

New Years Eve 1928, the year before the stock market crash and the Great Depression. Gangsters, gamblers, gun molls and two-timers make this a night to remember. More…

Bloodhounds Of Broadway
The Thin Red Line

After a 20 year hiatus Terrence Malick returned with The Thin Red Line, his ode to war and spirituality and a film that improves with age, demanding to be watched again. More…

The Thin Red Line
Misery

Have you met Annie Wilkes? She’s Paul Sheldon’s #1 fan and she’s enough to make John Hinckley Jr. and Mark David Chapman seem completely sane by comparison. More…

Misery
In The Name Of The Father

Jim Sheridan’s biopic of Gerry Conlon, an Irishman accused and jailed by the British government for a crime he didn’t commit, is both a harrowing and powerful piece of cinema. More…

In The Name Of The Father

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