Archive for "Season 2005/06"

Wondrous Oblivion (PG)

‘No Dogs, No Blacks, No Irish’ . So read the signs put up by landladies in their windows in the ’50s to avoid unnecessary ‘confusion’…

The Motorcycle Diaries (15)

The Motorcycle Diaries is a fascinating, multi-layered film, both light and deeply serious. It is a rites of passage movie, a road movie, and one…

The Chorus (12a)

A few weeks ago an article on Radio 4’s Today programme featured a young girl, eleven or twelve, who saved dozens of lives on a…

Tokyo Story (U)

Recently displacing Citizen Kane as the critics’ choice as greatest film ever made, Tokyo Story is a very hard film to write about. Critics, when…

Bad Santa (15)

Let’s talk about swearing first. This film has more expletives than all previous Christmas films combined. But that shouldn’t be a problem as the only…

Before Sunrise (15)

Before Sunrise is a charming, urbane and sophisticated film that captures the magic of young love and desire. At least if does for the young…

Look at Me (12a)

Someone once said that psychotherapy was a science of scepticism leading to disillusionment. And Freud was famously pessimistic about humanity‚Äôs chances. Agnes Jaoui, the creative…

The Story of the Weeping Camel (U)

As always the notes are my own personal view but probably in terms of a kind of ‘innocent’ enjoyment of the film you’re better off…

My Summer of Love (15)

Many years ago I watched a Newsnight feature about Accrington in East Lancashire. The reporter was looking at voting intentions for the forthcoming General Election…

I’m Not Scared (15)

The Committee feels the less that you know about this film before you see it, the better! Gabriele Salvatores | Italy | 2003 | 108…