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Home Alone 3
(1997) Raja Gosnell directs this third film is the successful comedy series, written by John Hughes, who directed the first two.A pre-teen fends off thieves in this, the third film in the John Hughes-fashioned franchise
It bares all the marking of a straight-to-video cash-in but Home Alone 3's a bona fide cinematic offering, presumably made to prove that John Hughes's baby could survive the departure of original lead Macaulay Culkin.
(1955) Glenn Ford plays Sam Dent, a cowboy given the job of delivering a herd of Brahma bulls to a Brazilian ranch.
(1954) Robert Wagner plays the eponymous prince, a Viking invited to join King Arthur's court.A young Viking prince heads to Camelot to earn a place at King Arthur's Round Table. Dark Ages epic starring James Mason, Janet Leigh and Robert Wagner, and directed by Henry Hathaway
Prince Valiant Adapted from the comic-strip that launched a thousand terrible haircuts, Prince Valiant belongs to the not terribly noble sub-genre of the historical swashbuckler. The key feature of these films is never to let the facts get in the way of a good yarn. Not that much is known for certain about that bleak time in Britain's past known as the Dark Ages. Still, with the Vikings not coming to prominence until the 8th Century it's unlikely that one of their number would have sworn allegiance to King Arthur, whose mist-shrouded era came to an end roughly 150 years earlier.
(1981) Craig Warnock stars as a young boy snatched from his suffocating suburban existence by a band of renegade dwarfs led by David Rappaport.Terry Gilliam's deranged, delightful foray into (and out of) world history. Starring John Cleese, Michael Palin and Sean Connery
Time Bandits Schoolboy Kevin (Craig Warnock) awakes to find a black knight smashing through his bedroom wardrobe followed by a clumsy band of renegade dwarves (including Baker, the man inside R2-D2). They've discovered a map of the universe's worm holes - the portals of time travel - and are looting the past for rich booty, hotly pursued by Ralph Richardson's brilliantly down-to-earth Supreme Being and David Warner's camper-than-Christmas Evil Genius.
Kingdom of Heaven
(2005) Ridley Scott's epic historical drama is set in the 12th century at the Crusader defence of Jerusalem.A blacksmith becomes a knight and defender of Jerusalem against war-mongering Crusaders and the Muslim armies of Saladin. Historical epic starring Orlando Bloom, directed by Ridley Scott
Kingdom Of Heaven Set a hundred years after the Christian armies seized Jerusalem, Kingdom Of Heaven opens in a dour, misty French hillside during the burial of a suicide. On the instruction of a priest (Sheen), the young woman's corpse is beheaded and he takes a moment to steal the silver cross from around her neck.
The Death of Mr Lazarescu
(2005) Cristi Puiu's tragi-comedy set in contemporary Bucharest, which charts the final hours of the dying pensioner Lazarescu.Romanian writer-director Cristi Puiu's magnificent second feature is a tragi-comedy set in contemporary Bucharest, which charts the final hours of the dying pensioner Lazarescu
A 150 minute eastern European drama with echoes of Dante, Beckett and Kafka might sound like a gruelling prospect, yet The Death Of Mr Lazarescu turns out to be a work of compelling humanist cinema. The title character's full name - Dante Remus Lazarescu - quickly alerts us to the film's allegorical resonances and he even has an (unseen) brother-in-law called Virgil, the latter being the Roman poet who leads Dante through the circles of Hell in 'Divine Comedy'.