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,...
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...
Lars von Trier, 2013
Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s journey f...
Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano, 2011
Garnering great acclaim and incredible reviews, Untouchable is a genuinely moving French comedy t...
Steve McQueen, 2013
Steve McQueen's essential, Oscar-winning historical slave-narrative drama, 12 Years a Slave stars...
Clio Barnard, 2013
Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s story of the same name, The Selfish Giant is a contemporary fable about...
François Ozon, 2013
A provocative drama written and directed by François Ozon, Jeune & Jolie writes follows a year in...
Alfonso Cuaron, 2012
A mesmerising sci-fi thriller that has been heaped with deserved awards, Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity...
John Akomfrah, 2013
One of the most charismatic and inspiring voices of the postwar Left, Stuart Hall...
Roger Michell, 2013
A beautifully observed and poignant story from Roger Michell, Le Week-End stars Jim Broadbent and...
Chris Marker, 1956-2004
This collection of Chris Marker films consists of three works that pre-date his f...