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Eastern European Cinema: The Quiz

Eastern European Cinema: The Quiz

27th February

This month's quiz centres on cinema in Eastern Europe between the coming of talkies a

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Catch Me Daddy: grim going over the Yorkshire Moors

Catch Me Daddy: grim going over the Yorkshire Moors

Mike McCahill on 2nd March / comments

This gritty drama finds a teenage Muslim being chased over the Yorkshire Moors by representatives of her family, and the musclemen they’ve hired to bring her back. It marks a wayward first feature for the Wolfe brothers, argues Mike McCahill.

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Donovan's Brain

Donovan's Brain

David Parkinson on 2nd March

Oscar nominated Lew Ayres stars as the genius brain specialist Dr Patrick Cory. Directed by Felix E. Feist, this is the second adaptation of the 1942 cult classic Curt Siodmak novel, also starring Gene Evans and Steve Brodie.

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Not as a Stranger

Not as a Stranger

David Parkinson on 2nd March

This 1955 adaptation was the debut for maverick director Stanley Kramer, who Stephen Spielberg described as an incredibly talented visionary. Starring Olivia de Havilland, Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra, Gloria Grahame and Lee Marvin.

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Fort Massacre

Fort Massacre

David Parkinson on 2nd March

From the Oscar winning producer of The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and West Side Story comes this offbeat psychological Western, with an anti-racist statement at its core. Starring Joel McCrea.

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Escort West

Escort West

David Parkinson on 2nd March

Victor Mature (My Darling Clementine) stars in this roaring Western from John Wayne’s Batjac Productions.

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White God: Film of the Week

White God: Film of the Week

Mike McCahill on 27th February / comments

This Cannes-wowing parable from Hungarian festival favourite Kornel Mundruczo presents us with a world in which murderous dogs have chased their human oppressors from the streets. It’s barking but brilliant, raves Mike McCahill.

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It Follows: an outstanding teen horror

It Follows: an outstanding teen horror

Mike McCahill on 26th February / comments

This much-admired US horror finds a small group of Detroit teenagers stalked by mysterious figures in the wake of their first sexual experiences. You’ll be keen to see where it leads, writes Mike McCahill.

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Hinterland: a moving British road trip

Hinterland: a moving British road trip

Mike McCahill on 25th February / comments

This low-budget debut from writer-director-star Harry Macqueen reunites a pair of childhood friends on a drive to the Cornish coast. Its attentiveness to character and mood makes for a most encouraging debut, writes Mike McCahill.

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Diary of a Madman

Diary of a Madman

David Parkinson on 25th February

Witness Vincent Price in his most chilling portrayal of evil! He stars as Simon Cordier, a well-respected magistrate, who visits a condemned prisoner on the eve of his execution.

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The Oblong Box

The Oblong Box

David Parkinson on 25th February

American Horror legend Vincent Price and British Horror legend Christopher Lee unite for the first time in this grisly Edgar Allan Poe adaptation, from director Gordon Hessler.

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The Tales of Hoffmann: Powell and Pressburger get operatic

The Tales of Hoffmann: Powell and Pressburger get operatic

Mike McCahill on 24th February / comments

Powell and Pressburger’s 1951 screen adaptation of Offenbach’s opera about a lovelorn poet returns to UK screens this weekend in a restored print. Its gaudily elaborate design has scrubbed up rather well, writes Mike McCahill.

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David Parkinson on 23rd February / comments

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Texas

James Oliver on 23rd February / comments

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James Oliver on 17th February / comments

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Screwball Comedy

David Parkinson on 17th February / comments

As George Cukor's The Philadelphia Story (1940) returns to cinemas, Crash Course seeks to unlock the secret of screwball comedy.

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Launder and Gilliat

David Parkinson on 13th February / comments

35 years have passed since their last film, but the inclusion of For the Love of Mike (1932) and Facing the Music (1933) in British Musicals of the 1930s: Volume 3 compels Crash Course to recall the underval...

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Wim Wenders

David Parkinson on 12th February / comments

Wenders may have had his misfires, but he remains an enduring talent who defies easy categorisation, says Viewer's Guide expert, David Parkinson.

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