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The Revenge of the Waving Girl (Gunter Rometsch, 1983)
Follow up to "The Waving Girl" and' The Return of the , ‘Waving Girl' ... This completed the famous (or infamous, depending upon your sense of humour) "trilogy of waving”. ... Read more

THE RIVERBED (Rachel Reichman, 1986)
Rachel Reichman's first feature is a Depression-era fable, shot in black and white and cast with a metallic blue tint that lends it a coldly ethereal quality. ... The Riverbed traces the story of a d… Read more

THE ROAD TO BRESSON (Leo de Boer, Jurrien Rood, 1983)
Robert Bresson, the esteemed French director, began developing his radical new film form during the 1960s. The style, which he calls "cinematographe", is typified by an extreme sobriety and a purist … Read more

THE RUINATION OF MEN (Arturo Ripstein, 2000)
... ... Arturo Ripstein's film begins with a peasant being beaten to death by two of his friends after a fateful baseball match. Initially, the reasons for this are quite obscure, but they gradually … Read more

The Sea (Edrick Radage, 1955)
This art film is the newest of the productions of the famous Halas and Batchelor Studios, makers of Animal Farm, Britain's first full length animated cartoon. The Sea is a study of the paintings of t… Read more

The Seven Islands of Frigg (R. Enrico, P. de Roubaix, 1979)
To develop one of the most important underwater gas fields, seven, man-made, artificial islands of concrete and steel have been built ashore and anchored in the North Sea, half-way between Scotland a… Read more

The Sewing Room (Rick Randall, 1994)
The 1950s. A suburban house. Pip is awakened by the hum of the sewing machine. He loves the moments of closeness he experiences with his mother as she sews the red evening dress. Will the mood change… Read more

THE SILVER SCREEN: COLOR ME LAVENDER (Mark Rappaport, 1997)
"Mark Rappaport's brilliant new film is an ironic, fascinating and intellectually daunting examination of the classic era of Hollywood studio moviemaking. The film charts the frequently cruel and per… Read more

The Smell of Burning Ants (Jay Rosenblatt, 1994)
In its studied, graceful and strangely sinister slow motion manipulation of actuality footage, this homage to boyhood cruelty and violence evokes both lean Genet and Eadweard Muybridge. It works as a… Read more

THE SONG OF LEONARD COHEN (Harry Rasky, 1980)
"Leonard Cohen is the city. He is the French and English Canadian. He is the searching youth. He is the confused Canadian He is the voice of loneliness. He is religion. He is a lyric. He is a sound H… Read more

The Soulful Shack (John Roberts, 1988)
A witty, touching comment on celebrity. A film about the magic of music and the magic of the moment. ... Read more

THE SPITTING IMAGE (Fons Rademakers, 1963)
In adolescence ail individuals display a tendency to see themselves as greater and stronger than they may later prove to be under the stress of pain or disillusion. With maturity this superior image,… Read more

THE STATION (Sergio Rubini, 1990)
Unapologetically indebted to its stage origins, The Station turns a three actor drama into an involving film with plenty of laughs thrown in. ... Stage actor and director Sergio Rubini makes an eye-c… Read more

The Stolen Feast (Peter Refn, 1968)
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The Stone (Ferenc Rófusz, 1974)
A stone is a stone is a stone. ... Read more

The Story of My Life (Joergen Roos, 1955)
The life of Hans Andersen from his birth in 1805 until his appointment in 1867 as honorary citizen of his home town Odeuse, through a documentary treatment. ... Read more

THE STRANGER (Satyajit Ray, 1991)
... ... The great Indian director Satyajit Ray died in April, shortly after receiving an Oscar for his lifetime achievements. His last film,The Stranger, is a deceptively simple but affecting moral s… Read more

THE STRIKE (Peter Richardson, 1987)
What would happen, asks The Strike, if Hollywood bought the rights to the story of the miners' strike? The most recent (and most ambitious) Comic Strip protect takes on the movie establishment, sendi… Read more

THE SUBTLE PLEASURE OF VIDEO (Soft Video, RAI, 1986)
Ten encounters with major figures from the international video scene. Michelle Collery with Jean Paul Goude (publicity); Mike Hurll (BBC Top of the Pops); John Sanborn (US videoartist); Mien Temple (… Read more

The Suitecase (Dieter Reiffarth, 1992)
Portrait of the artist Nicole Guiraud. By means of objects and installations she tries to establish a kind of visual or sculptured diary of her memories: her childhood, the sea, the city of Alger, th… Read more

The Thing (Harry Reade, 1963)
An agreeable example of Cuban animation — a simple parable told with wit, point and economy. ... Read more

The Track (Richard Sanders Rosenthal, 1972)
Three people in a family ravage one another verbally in some shrewdly calculated and vicious game-playing—a perverse, however witty, ritual of verbal gymnastics. The film ends, then is repeated… Read more

The Turning Point (Jan Kees de Rooy, 1977)
The film was shot in the slums of Bogota, Colombia. It shows the daily struggle of the slum-dwellers, the forced evictions by the army, the resistance organised by the priests, and the official churc… Read more

The Wanderer (Roberto Rossellini, 1948)
With "The Wanderer" Rossellini abandoned for the first time his theme of postwar conditions to make a simple and beautiful film. It is dedicated to the art of Anna Magnani, who is the only profession… Read more

THE WAR ZONE (Tim Roth, 1998)
Tim Roth's powerhouse drama about a working-class family torn apart by incest and parental abuse was one of the highlights of this year's Sundance Film Festival. Informed by the gritty urban tragedie… Read more

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