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.
Ken Russell, 1984
A man trapped in a stale marriage seeks solace with China Blue, a mistress of sexual power games,...
Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano, 2011
Garnering great acclaim and incredible reviews, Untouchable is a genuinely moving French comedy t...
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...
Ritesh Batra, 2013
A good old-fashioned romance that has charmed cinema audiences worldwide, The Lunchbox sees a mis...
Don Sharp, 1979
Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee and Lloyd Bridges star in t...
Roger Michell, 2013
A beautifully observed and poignant story from Roger Michell, Le Week-End stars Jim Broadbent and...
Wes Anderson, 2014
A comedy set in 1920s Europe, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel stars Ralph...
Ken Loach, 2012
The Angels' Share, Ken Loach and Paul Laverty's whisky-heist comedy, finds the director on fine, ...
Stephen Frears, 2013
Steve Coogan and Judi Dench star in Philomena - an Oscar-nominated drama about a mother's search ...
Steve McQueen, 2013
Steve McQueen's essential, Oscar-winning historical slave-narrative drama, 12 Years a Slave stars...
Lisa Immordino Vreeland, 2011
A documentary charting the life and work of Diana Vreeland, the influential fashi...