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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - a return to Miller's murky metropolis

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - a return to Miller's murky metropolis

Mike McCahill on 20th August / comments

Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller follow up their 2005 hit with a second fistful of noir-infused stories from the mean streets of ...

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The Police Officer's Wife: fascinating, heavyweight drama from the director of Into Great Silence

The Police Officer's Wife: fascinating, heavyweight drama from the director of Into Great Silence

Mike McCahill on 19th August / comments

Documentarist Philip Groning (Into Great Silence) moves into fiction with this considered, forensic examination of a Bavarian hous...

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Master of the World - escapist adventure starring Vincent Price, £9.99 on DVD

Master of the World - escapist adventure starring Vincent Price, £9.99 on DVD

James Oliver on 20th August

Jules Verne's tale comes to life in this fabulously entertaining screen version starring Vincent Price and Charles Bronson. It's a prime slice of escapist adventure, writes James Oliver.

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Crime Novels on Film Sale - Chandler, Christie, Conan Doyle and more

Crime Novels on Film Sale - Chandler, Christie, Conan Doyle and more

19th August

Turn a new page and discover gripping films drawn from the works of celebrated crime writers, over 100 DVDs and Blu-rays from £5.99. Crime novels form the cold heart of many of cinema's most compelling films. With a high-class new adaptation of Patrici...

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Easy Living - Mitchell Leisen's classic Hollywood comedy, £9.99 on DVD

Easy Living - Mitchell Leisen's classic Hollywood comedy, £9.99 on DVD

James Oliver on 19th August

Mitchell Leisen brings charm and slapstick to Preston Sturges' satirical tale in this comedy of misunderstandings and high-society slapstick. The results are peachy, writes James Oliver.

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Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall

David Parkinson on 18th August / comments

Following her sad passing in New York on 12 August, Crash Course joins the chorus of approval paying affectionate tribute to Lauren Bacall, one of the last icons of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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The Soft Skin - Truffaut's tale of modern love, from £11.99 on DVD & Blu-ray

The Soft Skin - Truffaut's tale of modern love, from £11.99 on DVD & Blu-ray

Nick Riddle on 18th August

A forensic account of infidelity among the jet set that pokes at art and artifice until their shiny surfaces give way. Truffaut's touch was never so assured as here, writes Nick Riddle.

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The Rake's Progress - one of Rex Harrison's best performances, £9.99 on DVD

The Rake's Progress - one of Rex Harrison's best performances, £9.99 on DVD

Michael Brooke on 18th August

Sidney Gilliat's sophisticated comedy, which updates Hogarth's famous etchings to WWII-era Britain, features a deliciously devil-may-care performance from 'sexy Rexy', writes Michael Brooke.

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Werner Herzog Collection - BFI's essential 18 film set, from £42.99 on DVD & Blu

Werner Herzog Collection - BFI's essential 18 film set, from £42.99 on DVD & Blu

Graeme Hobbs on 18th August

Werner Herzog is one of the truly essential directors in world cinema, and this BFI set offers a superb showcase of his best work. You should prepare to be astonished, writes Graeme Hobbs.

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Top 10 Weimar-era Films, with clips

Top 10 Weimar-era Films, with clips

16th August

In the years between the twin catastrophes of losing the Great War and the Nazis taking power, Germany enjoyed one of the great epochs of movie history. It's not going too far to say that the Weimar era (1919 - 1933) was the single greatest period in f...

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The Rover: Rated R for Ruff

The Rover: Rated R for Ruff

Mike McCahill on 16th August / comments

David Michodís grimy post-apocalyptic saga, pairing Mike from Neighbours with Twilight's Edward Cullen, hits UK cinemas this weekend and is our Film of the Week. Yet as our panel advises, it may not be for everyone...

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Tracks - Mia Wasikowska stars in an epic trek, from £11.99 on DVD & Blu-ray

Tracks - Mia Wasikowska stars in an epic trek, from £11.99 on DVD & Blu-ray

Angie Errigo on 16th August

A handsome adaptation by John Curran (The Painted Veil) of Robyn Davidson's memoir of her camel journey across the Australian desert. It's an involving character study, writes Angie Errigo.

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1990s TV Sale - 175 series from £5.99 each

1990s TV Sale - 175 series from £5.99 each

15th August

Return to a decade of big ideas on the small screen in our 1990s TV sale, 175+ classic series on DVD from just £5.99. This was the decade when the boundaries between large and small screens began to blur, where production values and casting were kicke...

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The Rover: Film of the Week

The Rover: Film of the Week

Mike McCahill on 15th August / comments

Aussie director David Michod follows up his 2010 crime drama Animal Kingdom with a post-apocalyptic saga that pairs Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson as unlikely travelling companions. Its pedigree is considerable, writes Mike McCahill.

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Midnight - a joyful comedy from Hollywood's golden age, £9.99 on DVD

Midnight - a joyful comedy from Hollywood's golden age, £9.99 on DVD

James Oliver on 15th August

A marriage of elegant wit and sly sexual suggestion, Mitchell Leisen's great comedy stars Claudette Colbert, John Barrymore and Don Ameche. Frankly, it's a masterpiece, writes James Oliver.

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