Archive for "Season 2009/10"

The Visitor (15)

Richard Jenkins (Oscar-nominated for his role) plays 60ish widower Walter Vale, an economics professor at a New England university whose life has lost its purpose.…

The Class (15)

François Begaudeau plays a teacher in his own adapted story of an inner-city Parisian school. This is the bleak urban flipside of the rural idyll…

Doubt (15)

Doubt is set in the Bronx in 1964, a year after Kennedy’s assassination: a time of general uncertainty and change. It focuses on a Catholic…

Katyn (15)

Andrzej Wajda (now in his 80s) is a brilliant film-maker of international stature whose career has spanned the second half of the twentieth-century. This is…

Everyone Says I Love You (12a)

This is a featherlight confection, vintage Woody Allen, a musical comedy that follows the lives of an extended family from New York’s upper East Side.…

Sugar (15)

We are all used to the predictable, formulaic, sports film: local boy/underdog team makes good/wins cup. This film, set in the world of American baseball…

Somers Town (12a)

Somers Town occupies the area in London around King’s Cross, Euston and St Pancras. Eurostar approached Shane Meadows and asked him to make a film…

Water (12a)

Water is set in 1938 in Northern India in the holy city of Benares (now Varanasi) on the banks of the Ganges. Gandhi, fresh from…

Encounters at the End of the World (U)

Werner Herzog and his cameraman were invited to visit the McMurdo Research Station in Antarctica, even though he “would not be making another film about…

Cherry Blossoms (15)

Doris Dörrie, an independent German film-maker, has made a tender, touching film, about the nature of death, grief, regret and hope. In Japanese culture, cherry…