If you're ever tempted to mutter "they don't make 'em like that any more," a brief look at contemporary film on DVD will teach you the error of your ways. The list of modern classics grows every year. Contemporary film makers are breaking new ground (Brokeback Mountain, anyone?) and reinvigorating traditional genres (e.g. Collateral). This is how they make 'em these days - and we should be glad.
John Michael McDonagh, 2013
A darkly comic Irish thriller, Calvary stars Brendan Gleeson as Father James, the local clergyman...
Martin McDonagh, 2008
Crime comedy directed by Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh. After being ordered to murder a pr...
Laurent Baffie, 2003
According to 'serious scientific research', anyone who drives for 60 years will spend 23 days loo...
Ken Russell, 1984
A man trapped in a stale marriage seeks solace with China Blue, a mistress of sexual power games,...
Ritesh Batra, 2013
A good old-fashioned romance that has charmed cinema audiences worldwide, The Lunchbox sees a mis...
Michael Cimino, 1980
The complete director's cut of one of the last great epic westerns, Michael Cimin...
Roman Polanski, 2013
Provocative, funny and brilliantly acted, Polanski's Venus in Fur is a rigorously intelligent and...
Peter Greenaway, 2013
'Every new visual technology is expensive and, sooner or later, it gets into bed ...
Walerian Borowczyk, 1971
One of the greatest of all medieval films, not least for its utterly distinctive realisation of a...
Lisa Immordino Vreeland, 2011
A documentary charting the life and work of Diana Vreeland, the influential fashi...
Clio Barnard, 2013
Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s story of the same name, The Selfish Giant is a contemporary fable about...
Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013
Blue is the Warmest Colour - directed by Abdellatif Kechiche (Couscous) and based...