Film Review: Distant Voices, Still Lives

Terence Davies’ 1988 award-winning Distant Voices, Still Lives gets a 4K restoration for its 30th anniversary re-release. The film deserves its considerable acclaim. A family growing up in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool go through the spectrum of human experience. Distant Voices concentrates on the father and his impact on the family, whilst Still Lives focuses on the children… Terence Davies’ […]

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Film Review: Persona

Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 classic Persona has an ageless quality. The film offers a mystery which will intrigue viewers throughout. Nurse Alma is tasked with looking after Elisabet, an actress who is mute following a psychological break. Alma takes Elisabet to an isolated cottage in order try to help her recover… Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 film gets a re-release as part of […]

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Film Review: The Philadelphia Story

George Cukor’s 1940 classic romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story gets a re-release in time for Valentine’s Day. Socialite Tracy Lord is getting married for the second time to a self-made businessman. As the wedding approaches, her ex-husband shows up, along with two journalists tasked to cover the big day for their magazine… The cinematic version of the stage play, Cukor’s The […]

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Film Review: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick’s landmark science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey returns to cinemas. This re-release offers an opportunity to see the iconic film on the big screen. Charting the progress of mankind and civilisation, mysterious black monoliths appear to influence prehistoric apes in their development, and later astronauts involved in a secret mission, aided by computer H.A.L. 9000… 2001: A […]

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Film Review: Glückskinder

Little known outside Germany, Paul Martin’s Glückskinder gets a restoration. The 1936 film, loosely based on Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night, owes much to Hollywood’s studio era productions. Tricked into covering the courthouse coverage for newspaper he hopes to write poetry for, Gil Taylor hopes to net a decent story. When Ann Garden is brought before the judge, Gil […]

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