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The Tall Stranger (PG) 1957 A Union soldier struggles to recover from a violent encounter with a group of dastardly rustlers, but his recuperation is cut short as he works to ensure the peace for a group of Confederate homesteaders journeying north at the end of the Civil War. Western based on a novel by Louis L'Amour, starring Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, Michael Ansara and Michael Pate (888)

Brief Encounter (PG) 1945 A suburban housewife finds herself falling in love with a married doctor she meets by chance at a railway station. While the pair return to the station every week to see each other, both come to realise that the relationship is doomed to be a fleeting one. David Lean's classic romantic drama, starring Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Cyril Raymond and Valentine Dyall (888)

Contraband (U) 1940 A Danish merchant skipper gets entangled with a Nazi spy ring, and joins forces with a mysterious passenger to track down the villainous Germans on the mean streets of London. Espionage thriller, directed by Michael Powell and starring Conrad Veidt, Hay Petrie, Joss Ambler and Esmond Knight (888)

Oliver Twist (PG) 2005 Roman Polanski's adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel. Orphan Oliver flees his harsh upbringing in the workhouse and seeks his fortune in London. Instead, he falls in with Fagin and his gang of young thieves. His first efforts as a pickpocket lead to him being taken in by the wealthy Mr Brownlow an opportunity brutal crook Bill Sykes sets out to exploit. Starring Barney Clark, Ben Kingsley and Jamie Foreman (888)

David Fincher on Benjamin Button Director David Fincher discusses the creative decisions and technical challenges of his Oscar-nominated film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett

The Waterboy (12) 1998 An American football team's waterboy is unexpectedly given the opportunity to prove himself on the pitch, but first has to overcome the cruel taunts of fellow players who have no faith in his abilities. Comedy, starring and co-written by Adam Sandler. With Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler and Jerry Reed (888)

From Dusk Till Dawn (18) 1996 A trigger-happy crook and his unhinged brother take a preacher's family hostage and cross the border into Mexico, where they pitch up at a rough strip joint to make a planned rendezvous with a third party but they soon have to live on their wits when they realise that the establishment's staff are vampires. Horror co-written by and starring Quentin Tarantino, with George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis and Salma Hayek (888)

Cries and Whispers (PG) 1972 Agnes, a woman dying of cancer, is visited in her remote home by her two sisters. But far from offering comfort, their arrival brings long-buried family conflicts bubbling to the surface, with tensions rising as Agnes' health deteriorates. Ingmar Bergman's tragic drama, starring Harriet Andersson, Liv Ullmann and Ingrid Thulin

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