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David Gordon Green: The nature boy who ran wild

David Gordon Green: The nature boy who ran wild

Mike McCahill on 1st August / comments

David Gordon Green first established himself as one of American cinema’s nature boys, but his early run of sensitive dramas was followed by several raucous studio comedies. Mike McCahill follows the director’s zigzagging path through the woods.

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Hide Your Smiling Faces: Film of the Week

Hide Your Smiling Faces: Film of the Week

Mike McCahill on 1st August / comments

The debut film of American writer-director Daniel Patrick Carbone centres on two young brothers discovering their leafy hometown conceals deathly secrets. What you’ll witness out in the woods will stay with you for days, writes Mike McCahill.

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Space Invaders

Space Invaders

James Oliver on 1st August / comments

It wasn't just American cinemas that were threatened by alien invasions: extra-terrestrials also tried it on with UK moviegoers. As James Oliver discovers in our latest look at obscure British films, some of those spacemen were surprisingly saucy.

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Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery - as definitive as it gets, £51.99 on Blu-ray

Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery - as definitive as it gets, £51.99 on Blu-ray

1st August

Along with the long-awaited deleted/alternate scenes from Fire Walk With Me, this expertly curated 10-disc edition of David Lynch and Mark Frost's mystery boasts hours of special features.

Blu-ray

A Night at the Cinema in 1914: The 100-year-old shorts that escaped from the archives and reappeared

A Night at the Cinema in 1914: The 100-year-old shorts that escaped from the archives and reappeared

Mike McCahill on 31st July / comments

Here’s an event movie with a difference: a collection of century-old newsreel and shorts, repackaged by the British Film Institute for the enjoyment of today’s audiences. Hasten to your nearest picture palace, urges Mike McCahill.

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Noah - a spectacular retelling of the biblical tale, from £12.99 on DVD & Blu-ray

Noah - a spectacular retelling of the biblical tale, from £12.99 on DVD & Blu-ray

Mike McCahill on 31st July

Mounted with intelligence and visual flair, Darren Aronofsky's determinedly non-denominational blockbuster offers multiple readings and much for us to marvel at, writes Mike McCahill.

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Mood Indigo: Michel Gondry gets terminally quirky

Mood Indigo: Michel Gondry gets terminally quirky

Mike McCahill on 30th July / comments

Cult visual stylist Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) returns to his native France for this typically idiosyncratic adaptation of Boris Vian’s tragic romance. Its flourishes ill serve the plot, laments Mike McCahill.

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Shoot the Pianist - Truffaut pays homage to noir, from £11.99 on DVD & Blu-ray

Shoot the Pianist - Truffaut pays homage to noir, from £11.99 on DVD & Blu-ray

Nick Riddle on 30th July

Charles Aznavour stars in François Truffaut's immaculately-made homage to the Hollywood gangster thriller. It's playful, enigmatic, and good company for an evening, writes Nick Riddle.

DVD Blu-ray

Stars Behind Bars

Stars Behind Bars

David Parkinson on 29th July / comments

As François Truffaut's The 400 Blows is released on disc, Crash Course conducts an investigation into film folk who have served time.

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Unforgiven - Eastwood's western turns Japanese, from £16.49 on DVD & Blu-ray

Unforgiven - Eastwood's western turns Japanese, from £16.49 on DVD & Blu-ray

29th July

Set during the last days of the samurai, Sang-il Lee's Unforgiven is a handsome, measured retelling of Eastwood's original. It's enough to warm any cinephile’s cockles, writes Mike McCahill.

DVD

Rapture - Patricia Gozzi amazes in this striking 1960s film, £12.99 on DVD

Rapture - Patricia Gozzi amazes in this striking 1960s film, £12.99 on DVD

28th July

Three years after Sundays & Cybele, Patricia Gozzi gives another extraordinary performance as a lonely girl who takes up with an escaped convict in Brittany. A long-lost film to rediscover.

DVD+Blu-ray

Branded to Kill: Film of the Week

Branded to Kill: Film of the Week

Mike McCahill on 25th July / comments

Seijun Suzuki’s outlandish 1967 thriller, charting a hitman’s bloody progress up the career ladder, returns to UK screens this weekend ahead of its DVD reissue next week. It’s scattershot in the most enjoyable of ways, argues Mike McCahill.

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David Gordon Green: The nature boy who ran wild

Mike McCahill on 1st August / comments

David Gordon Green first established himself as one of American cinema’s nature boys, but his early run of sensitive dramas was followed by several raucous studio comedies. Mike McCahill follows the director...

Read

Space Invaders

James Oliver on 1st August / comments

It wasn't just American cinemas that were threatened by alien invasions: extra-terrestrials also tried it on with UK moviegoers. As James Oliver discovers in our latest look at obscure British films, some of...

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Stars Behind Bars

David Parkinson on 29th July / comments

As François Truffaut's The 400 Blows is released on disc, Crash Course conducts an investigation into film folk who have served time.

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Mystic master

Mike McCahill on 25th July / comments

Thai writer-director Apichatpong Weerasethakul became a name to conjure with after he took home the 2010 Palme d’Or for his glowing folk tale Uncle Boonmee. Mike McCahill here takes a closer look at one of m...

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Mrs. Brown's Boys: D'Movie - Rated DD for Depressingly Dismal

Mike McCahill on 25th July / comments

The spin-off from the hit BBC sitcom has become one of this summer's biggest hits, despite less than enthusiastic reviews. In a bid to prevent more disposable income being squandered, our advisory panel here...

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An A-Z of Forgotten British Films: K

Julian Upton on 24th July / comments

Warren Beatty in Swinging London, a Joseph Losey classic and a spot of monkey business feature in Julian Upton's latest look at some of Britain's forgotten cinematic gems.

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