Seijun Suzukiís outlandish 1967 thriller, charting a hitmanís bloody progress up the career ladder, returns to UK screens this weekend ahead of its DVD reissue next week. Itís scattershot in the most enjoyable of ways, argues Mike McCahill.
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Thai writer-director Apichatpong Weerasethakul became a name to conjure with after he took home the 2010 Palme díOr for his glowing folk tale Uncle Boonmee. Mike McCahill here takes a closer look at one of modern cinemaís genuine visionaries.
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To celebrate the arrival of Ernst Lubitsch's 1938 film, Bluebeardís Eighth Wife, weíve rounded up some of the best screwball comedies. Characterised by dominant women, snappy dialogue and farcical situations, the genre may have peaked in the 1940s but ...
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 stages its own form of intervention.
David Parkinson on 25th July
The classic tale of a love triangle, capturing the mood of inter-war France and the Nouvelle Vague. The debt to Renoir is evident, but this is Truffaut's triumph, writes David Parkinson.
Nicolas Cage dons a beard and provides shelter for a troubled teenager in this new backwoods thriller, the latest from acclaimed nature boy David Gordon Green. The results make for something of a misfire, writes Mike McCahill.
Graeme Hobbs on 24th July
Raya Martin reclaims both cinematic and national territory in his fable about the Philippine-American war. It will certainly appeal to fans of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, writes Graeme Hobbs.
This new documentary from the makers of Ballets Russes charts a society scandal that dominated US and German newspapers in the early 1930s. Itís a story ripe for retelling - and done so in commendable detail, reports Mike McCahill.
Mike McCahill on 23rd July
Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Seigner excel in Polanski's frequently funny investigation into erotic power. Itís his most effective probing of the psyche in years, writes Mike McCahill.