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Clever calypso verse makes up the accompaniment to yet another colourful and enlightening cartoon film by Halas and Batchelor. ... The story surveys, briefly and wittily, the use of fire for warmth and comfort since the days of the Romans. ... Read more
London — the slow build-up to rush hour followed by the mid-morning lull, the hurly-burly of Saturday's sport and other pastimes, then the evening gaiety of the West End. Meanwhile, below the surface, men are tunnelling a new tube line. ... Read more
“[A] modern-day mash-up of throbbing tom-toms and Woodstocky multiscreen mayhem.” - Austin Chronicle ... This fast-paced bricolage celebrates the 10th anniversary of All Tomorrow's Parties, the cult music festival founded by Barry Hogan. Curated by a different band or artist each year, the ... Read more
Excellent script and photography and incisive editing create a picture of the daily life of one of Britain's leading quartets. The film shows the endless work and rehearsal which lie behind each performance. More subtly it succeeds in capturing the nuances of communication and telepathic ... Read more
Behind the smile of a model lies a mind. But a cerebellum never got a centre-spread in Playboy. ... Read more
It's amateur night with the girls each doing their thing on stage. Take it off, take it off, cry the boys from the rear. And the girls oblige. ... Read more
An internationally acclaimed amateur film about a little girl in search of a pair of angel's wings. ... Read more
A love story is reduced to its essential ingredients — words and voice. A delightful music clip which is minimalist but not avant-garde. - (FF ... Read more
"Amy, wonderful Amy, how can you blame me for loving you?" ... When the newspaper editor in John Ford's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance gave the immortal advice, "When the fact becomes legend, print the legend", he could have asked what makes a legend and what is its basis? ... In 1930 Amy Johnson ... Read more
The film shows first the bombing of Coventry and the destruction of the old cathedral; we then follow the construction of the new cathedral, step by step, from the laying of the foundation stone in 1956. The works of art, stained glass, tapestry, etc. which adorn it are also seen in the making. ... Read more
An artist's impression of the architecture and decoration of British churches through the ages. It is shown that the portrayal of the human face and figure has been a source of inspiration to those who have contributed to the design of the churches. ... Read more
“Lone Scherfig's emotionally pulsing, culturally observant picture simply bursts with life.” - Variety ... In 1961, London is a city poised on the cusp of a counter-culture explosion. At 16 years old, Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is ready to shed her teenage shell and discover the world. Her study ... Read more
Dramatic reconstruction of a true incident when Australian actress Coral Browne (playing herself) was in Moscow with a production of "Hamlet". She was visited backstage by Guy Burgess, the upper-class Englishman who caused a scandal during the 1950s when he fled to Russia rather than face a ... Read more
“You can't touch me now. I'm one of the stately homos of England.” - Quentin Crisp ... John Hurt returns to the incorrigible and always colourful life of writer, raconteur and gay icon Quentin Crisp more than 30 years after first playing the role in 1975's The Naked Civil Servant. ... An ... Read more
Based on the Oscar Wilde play, Oliver Parker's An Ideal Husband is a rare triumph—celebrating the wit of Wilde's theatrical voice whilst exploiting the medium of film to full effect. Rupert Everett {My Best Friend's Wedding) takes on the role of Lord Arthur Goring—confirmed bachelor and ... Read more
A strange and haunting slow-motion film in which a small boy watches in horror as a chicken is strangled. Fascinating for its photographic effects, imaginative soundtrack and its sinister mood of destruction and shock. ... Read more
Challenging cinema is rare, unless it is intentionally confrontational (violent or sexual) or highly obscure (avant-garde). Chris Newby's directorial debut is invigorating because Anchoress operates on many levels: political, philosophical and personal. Its story is both straightforward and ... Read more
Tehran, Iran, 1985. The Iran/Iraq war. A moving portrayal of what happens inside a bomb shelter. Australian premiere.---D/S Maryam Mohajer P/WS Royal College of Art L Farsi w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2007/6mins ... Read more
The confessions of an ex-stripper. A hilarious deadpan description of the life of a girl who worked in the clubs of Soho. ... Read more
Angry Kid is Aardman's new kid on the block. Dressed in regulation 70s parka, Angry Kid's constant pushing at boundaries and in-your-face bravado leads him into a series of embarrassing and potentially lethal situations, which he soon realises he is ill-equipped to deal with. Employing a novel ... Read more
This adaptation of George Orwell's famous political fable is the first major attempt to use the animated film as a means of telling a serious and adult story. As a considerable feat of animation &ndash: there are 750 scenes and some 30,000 drawings &ndash: the production must be deemed a landmark ... Read more
A cartoon history and development of lubricants from the time of the Egyptians - the first known engineers - to the present day. ... The theoreticians in this field included Leonardo da Vinci, but it was not until 1883 that Beauchamp Towers in his researches into friction losses in shaft bearings ... Read more
An allegory of the creation of the world and man's enslavement by the machine, motivated by Greed, personified as an enormous and menacing spider. The spider is eventually overthrown by the intervention of Goodness, but not before atomic warfare has occurred. ... Animated Genesis is an artist's ... Read more
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... ... Anne Frank has been described as one of the "major icons of the twentieth century" with her diary the second most-read book of Western non-fiction after the bible. ... ... ... Jon Blair's film is effective in placing Anne's story firmly in its twentieth century context. This is not just her ... Read more
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