My Number One. Superlative script, direction, acting, music, design.
(1976) Starring:Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Leonard Harris Director:Martin Scorsese Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Groundbreaking drama of urban alienation from director Martin Scorsese and writer Paul Schrader. Vietnam veteran Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) works as a New York City taxi driver, and is consumed with disgust by the 'filth' which surrounds him. His explosive, psychotic loathing eventually drives ..read more »
This Is Spinal Tap
(1984) Starring:Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, Ed Begley Director:Rob Reiner Certificate:
Ageing Brit-rockers Spinal Tap embark on a tour of the United States, hampered by the usual tour hassles - banned albums, technical problems, a diminutive Stonehenge, spontaneously combusting drummers... Rob Reiner's 'rockumentary' spoofs the genre and is reliably reported to be popular viewing in ..read more »
The African Queen
(1951) Starring:Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull Director:John Huston Certificate:
After years of wooing director John Huston via good reviews, film critic James Agee was given a chance to write the screenplay for a Huston picture. Adapted from a novel by C.S. Forester, The African Queen stars Humphrey Bogart in his Oscar-winning portrayal of Charlie Allnut, the slovenly, gin-..read more »
The only intelligent High School comedy I've seen. Project!
(1995) Starring:Wallace Shawn, Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy Director:Amy Heckerling Certificate:
Jane Austen might never have imagined that her 1816 novel Emma could be turned into a fresh and satirical look at ultra-rich teenagers in a Beverly Hills high school. Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Dionne (Stacey Dash), both named after great singers of the past that now do infomercials, are ..read more »
The Night of the Hunter
(1955) Starring:Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish Director:Charles Laughton Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Adapted by James Agee from a novel by Davis Grubb, The Night of the Hunter represented legendary actor Charles Laughton's only film directing effort. Combining stark realism with Germanic expressionism, the movie is a brilliant good-and-evil parable, with good represented by a couple of farm kids ..read more »
Only one weak song in the whole thing! Pass me my lederhosen.
The Sound Of Music
(1965) Starring:Eleanor Parker, Anna Lee, Richard Haydn Director:Robert Wise Certificate:
Austria in the 1930s. Ex-nun Maria (Julie Andrews) becomes the governess for a family of seven children who live in the shadow of their domineering and repressed widower father (Christopher Plummer). She brings love, music and excitement into the children's lives and also eventually begins to have ..read more »
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
(2000) Starring:George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson Director:Joel Coen Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
The Coen Brothers own unique take on Homer's Odyssey sets the action in 1930s Mississippi, where three clueless convicts escape a chain gang and go in search of buried treasure. This leads to a series of unlikely adventures - involving one-eyed con-men, seductive sirens and Ku Klux Klan lynchings - ..read more »
Billy Wilder - how to blend Forties Style, Fifties innocence and Sixties sex.
(1960) Starring:Naomi Stevens, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine Director:Billy Wilder Certificate:
Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine star in this acclaimed satire from writer-director Billy Wilder. Insurance clerk C.C. Baxter (Lemmon) lets his superiors use his apartment as a secret love nest and as a result begins to make his way up in the company. Things go awry when director Mr. Sheldrake (..read more »