FilmFour & Film Four +1 22.02.08
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You Can't Take It With You
(1938) A family of eccentrics take on a wealthy tycoon when love strikes their respective daughter and son. Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur star.A family of eccentrics take on a wealthy tycoon when love strikes their respective daughter and son. Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur star with Frank Capra directing
Frank Capra's most successful comedies are often criticised for being too sentimental. Beneath that sugar coating however, there's often a deeper tension. More than merely championing the underdog on the path to happiness, his film's worldview can be deeply cynical, seeing the individual as a cog in the gears of big industry, a fate which only the stars (notably Jimmy Stewart) ultimately manage to escape here.
A Man Betrayed
(1941) John Wayne plays Lynn Hollister, a lawyer who leaves his sleepy hometown to find out who was responsible for the murder of his best friend.John Wayne stars as a small town lawyer investigating the murder of a friend in New York City in this mystery-comedy
In your mind's eye you picture John Wayne with a big hat and a six shooter, walking tall through Monument Valley, or somesuch iconic western location, as epitomised by The Searchers. Aside from his forays into war movies (from Sands Of Iwo Jima to The Green Berets ), it's fair to say Wayne was quientessentially a star of westerns, so it's interesting to see him in roles where he's not riding the range.
(1958) Wronged cowboy Joel McCrea looks for revenge on a gruelling cattle drive.Wronged cowboy Joel McCrea looks for revenge on a gruelling cattle drive in this quality B-Western. Co-starring Don Heggarty and Gloria Talbot
Western veteran Joel McCrea plays John Cord, a brilliant trail boss whose tough but relaxed nature has been seriously provoked. He's spent the last five years in the slammer having been falsely accused of letting his drunken crew wreck a town after a cattle drive. Now Cord's free and it's payback time.
Daniel Day-Lewis Interview
Daniel Day-Lewis talks about his latest film There Will Be Blood.
That Thing You Do!
(1996) Lovingly accurate pastiche of Beatles mayhem written and directed by Tom Hanks.Tom Hanks wrote, directed and starred in this enjoyable nostalgia trip back to the early 60s. A light hearted feelgood with a touch of Happy Days
That Thing You Do! Tom Hanks and Kevin Costner share the James Stewart image, and each used their celebrity to develop pet projects. Whereas Dances With Wolves was an epic cultural tract, That Thing You Do! is a piece of entertaining bubblegum which, like its director, making his feature directorial debut, is high on charm and style.
Austin Powers - The Spy Who Shagged Me
(1999) Dr Evil has invented a time machine and gone back in time to steal Austin Powers' sexual powers, leaving our hero lacking the ability to perform.The second of Mike Myers' groovy espionage pastiches. Travelling back through time in search of his mojo, Mr. Powers again takes on Dr Evil, this time with the help of Felicity Shagwell (Heather Graham)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Making more in its opening weekend than its predecessor did in its entire run, The Spy Who Shagged Me contains all the elements that made the first film so great. Inevitably some of the novelty is gone but this is still a slick, quick and highly enjoyable mix of slapstick, satire and self-referential asides.
(2006) Paul Verhoeven returns to his Dutch roots with this visceral drama of life under Nazi occupation in the Netherlands.The most expensive Dutch film ever made is an original, entertaining and preposterous flickbook of WWII atrocities from the director of Basic Instinct
There's something about the violent proclivities of Paul Verhoeven's best work that belongs forever to late twentieth century America. Robocop was a Republican's wet dream of corporate quagmires and zero-tolerance policing. Starship Troopers both aggrandised and attacked the excesses of American foreign policy. Showgirls and Hollow Man showed a man out of time and possibly out of his mind. Since then Verhoeven has stomped home to make "fruity films about suffering", to paraphrase Barton Fink, another outsider artiste adrift in LA.
(2001) An outstanding teen drama about inseparable friends whose relationship is threatened by the onset of adulthood.An outstanding teen drama about inseparable friends whose relationship is threatened by the onset of adulthood. Expertly written, acted and directed - and mercifully cliché free
Disco Pigs The premise for 24-year-old Kirsten Sheridan's debut film sounds like it was lifted from the Nirvana song 'Drain You'. Two babies, born seconds apart, meet in a hospital and forge an inseparable connection. They grow up to be Pig (Murphy) and Runt (Cassidy): teenagers in perfect sync with each other. They live next door to each other, they have the same kooky rituals and they go to sleep holding hands through a secret hole in their bedroom wall.