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The Dark Corner
(1946) Quality film noir from Henry Hathaway, cunningly plotted and ominously atmospheric.Lucille Ball stars in this quality film noir. Cunningly plotted and ominously atmospheric, a down-at-heel private eye finds himself accused of a murder he didn't commit
Long before she found fame as the dizzy wannabe starlet in sitcom 'I Love Lucy', Lucille Ball had a reputation for brightening up even the dullest studio-made drama. The Dark Corner catches her just before she entered the big league and the result is a highly accomplished thriller, undeservedly eclipsed by her later achievements.
Very Important Person
(1961) Lively World War II comedy, starring James Robertson Justice as a bombastic scientist who ends up in a German POW camp.An eminent navy officer is caught behind enemy lines and does everything in his power to escape. Wartime farce starring James Robertson Justice and a clutch of British comedy legends
Very Important Person Few could play blustering pomposity as well as James Robertson Justice. Guaranteed a place in the British cinema Hall Of Fame courtesy of his recurring role as Sir Lancelot Spratt in the Doctor series, the burly character player also lent his bushy beard and booming voice to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, John Huston's Moby Dick and The Guns Of Navarone.
(1940) After his outstanding performance in John Ford's Stagecoach, John Wayne paired up with the other great director of westerns, Raoul Walsh.This action packed Civil War western pits badge-wearing John Wayne against ruthless gang leader Walter Pidgeon with Claire Trevor as the prize. Produced and directed by Raoul Walsh
It's 1860 and in the bustling town of Lawrence, Kansas, schoolmaster Will Cantrell (Pidgeon) is plotting his rise to power. "I'll be running Kansas yet," he tells his mother. "I'm going clear up to the top, but I'm not going for the climb or the view." The trouble is, there are really only two ways for Cantrell to legally attain the influence he craves. The first is to get elected as the town's marshal, and that post's just gone to honest cowpoke Bob Seton (Wayne).
Tea with Mussolini
(1999) Zefferelli's film follows a loose-knit group of gentile lady ex-pats who haunt the art world of Florence, oblivious to the rise of Mussolini.Dame Judi Dench and Maggie Smith are joined by Cher as Franco Zeffirelli plunders his own past for this sweetly eccentric depiction of what it was like to grow up under the rule of Mussolini
Tea With Mussolini Zeffirelli's scandal-rich childhood forms the basis for a Merchant Ivory-esque period piece, featuring wonderful performances by some of British cinema's best-loved actresses.
(1996) Adam Sandler stars as Happy Gilmore, the bad boy ice hockey player who fails to make the grade because he can't skate or control his temper.Discovering he has a hidden talent for golf, a hot-tempered ex-ice hockey player enters a prestigious tournament to help save his grandmother's house. Comedy starring Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen and Carl Weathers and directed by Dennis Dugan
Love him or loathe him, Adam Sandler has managed to turn his comedic shtick into box-office gold over the years. Those familiar with Sandler's movies will know what to expect here: a goofy underachiever with an extremely short fuse exploits a hidden talent; ruffles a few feathers with his unorthodox ways then gets the girl and saving the day. Simple as it is, it's a winning formula that Sandler pulls off with great ease in Happy Gilmore.
(2003) Charlotte Rampling takes refuge in the her publisher's French retreat, only to be confronted by his obnoxious, wayward daughter, Ludivine Sagnier.Ambiguous and deliciously perverted psychodrama from François Ozon. British mystery writer Charlotte Rampling takes refuge in the French retreat of her publisher, Charles Dance, only to be confronted by his obnoxious, wayward daughter, Ludivine Sagnier
Swimming Pool After using water so distinctly in Under The Sand (when a husband doesn't return from a dip in the sea), his last collaboration with Charlotte Rampling in 2001, François Ozon returns to the substance once again - albeit a more chlorinated version. "I absolutely loathe swimming pools," comments Rampling's bitter mystery writer Sarah Morton, when she arrives at the holiday home in Provence belonging to her creepy London publisher John Bosload (Dance). Ozon never lets us forget it - utilising Philippe Rombi's sparse but shiver-inducing score every time the camera encounters the building's outside pool. The pool is an ambivalent symbol that means different things to different characters; it's typical of the film as a whole - which concludes on an unexpected note that forces you to re-evaluate the entire picture.
Natural Born Killers
(1994) Oliver Stone's director's cut of this controversial and violent film, based on a story by a certain Quentin Tarantino.
Highly energetic but heavy-handed satire of the media's complicity in violent crime. Oliver Stone directs this black comedy psycho road movie based on a story by a certain Quentin Tarantino
The film is the natural born successor to A Clockwork Orange, not only in its theme (the link between media and real-life violence), but in the way it was received. No other film since Kubrick's has spawned such hysterical reaction. Within two months of its release, ten copycat killings had been reported in America, and a vitriolic media frenzy brought the film a temporary ban in Britain.