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  • Sherlock Jr

    Sherlock Jr

    A film projectionist dreams of becoming a private detective. His wish comes true when he is framed for a theft. Suddenly, he must apply his scant sleuthing skills to save himself. Meanwhile his girlfriend takes a more practical approach. They don’t make ’em like they used to, or do they? This silent classic gives us…

  • Leave No Trace

    Leave No Trace

    A father and teenage daughter live off the grid in a huge forest environment in Oregon. Solitude is what they know and seek, yet loggers and patrols interrupt their escape from conventional society on an increasingly frequent basis. When social services intervene and insist on young Tom (Thomasin McKenzie) receiving an education, the shift to…

  • In the Heat of the Night

    In the Heat of the Night

    It’s the 1960s, an African-American detective (Poitier) from Philadelphia becomes reluctantly involved in a murder investigation in a small Mississippi town where the racial tension is almost palpable. With his life under threat and his Southern police partner (Steiger) holding dubious views on race, this is going to be the toughest of assignments. Adapted by…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    Daniel Day-Lewis doesn’t make many films, when he does you know it’s going to be special. Day-Lewis plays the punctilious Reynolds, 1950s dress-maker to royalty and the rich. He needs muses to inspire him and women come and go as they fleetingly fulfil the role. Into his life comes Alma (Krieps), a strong-willed waitress who…

  • Written on the Wind

    Written on the Wind

    Based on a 1945 novel, Written on the Wind is a thinly-disguised account of a real-life scandal, with names, location and key details such as the source of the wealth of the family involved changed. Dismissed on release as glossy and over-the-top, its reputation has since grown along with that of its director Douglas Sirk,…

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    Does the world need another coming-of-age story with a mother/daughter conflict? – When the director and cast are this talented, the answer is yes. Saoirse Ronan (24), in the title role, made her searing debut in Atonement. Schoolmates are played by Lucas Hedges (21) and Timothée Chalamet (22), outstanding in Manchester by the Sea and…

  • Letters from Baghdad

    Letters from Baghdad

    Explorer and mountaineer, linguist and archaeologist, the Middle East expert Gertrude Bell was recruited by British military intelligence to help draw the borders of Iraq after WWI. Arguably the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day, she was at the same time an impassioned proponent of the region’s cultural heritage and defended…

  • Blade Runner – The Final Cut

    Blade Runner – The Final Cut

    It’s 2018 and LA is a dystopian urban sprawl. Rick Deckard (Ford) is a blade runner or bounty hunter of replicants. Created by the Tyrell Corporation replicants are androids almost indistinguishable from humans. They are illegal on Earth after a bloody mutiny on an off-world colony, yet six Nexus replicants have purposefully made their way…

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    A double entendre, the title alludes to Walt Disney’s utopian plan to build The Florida Project, an “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow” – subverted after his death, with vestiges incorporated in the lucrative Walt Disney World. Today, “project” is also the American term for council estates, which often have Disney-style names that jar with their…

  • The Glass Key

    The Glass Key

    Renowned crime novelist Dashiell Hammett’s tale of big-city political corruption The Glass Key was originally filmed in 1935, starring George Raft. This version was devised as a follow-up vehicle for its charismatic lead Alan Ladd, who had recently impressed in This Gun for Hire; and with Hammett’s stock in Hollywood high in the wake of…

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