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