Archive for "Season 2006/07"

Seducing Doctor Lewis (15)

I once went out with a country girl from the stony windswept west of Ireland – Mary, a cattle farmer’s daughter. She showed me some…

Since Otar Left (15)

This is a charming, affecting and beautifully acted film about three generations of women, a grandmother, her daughter and her granddaughter. It is yet another…

Russian Ark (U)

I am writing on the 1st July, the 90th anniversary of the commencement of the Battle of the Somme. I mention this not only because…

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (15)

As Martin Scorsese has pointed out, there are two quintessentially American film genres; the Gangster film, and the Western. And if the Gangster genre is…

Joyeux Noël (12a)

Joyeux Noël is a great Christmas film and is likely to be with us in the season’s TV schedules for many years to come. Three…

Tsotsi (15)

Winner of the 2005 Best Foreign Language Film at the 2005 Oscars, this South African film is a harsh but ultimately redemptive tale of a…

Before Sunset (15)

“My plan B has always been to make a film about people who talk a lot.” – Richard Linklater “…and all across the great plain…

The Conversation (15)

If you had asked the question ten years ago who, of the three friends who arguably created contemporary Hollywood cinema, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and…

The Return (12a)

The Return is a beautiful, haunting film that won the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival in 2003. It was the debut film…

The Closet (15)

Le Placard is a light as a feather French farce, gently lampooning homophobia and political correctness. It is typical of its writer-director, Francis Veber, a…