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Kwaidan (1964)

Kwaidan , literally “ghost stories” is a 1964 Japanese anthology horror film directed by Masaki Kobayashi. It is based on stories from Lafcadio Hearn’s collections of Japanese folk tales, mainly Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, for which it is named. The film consists of four separate and unrelated stories. Kwaidan is an archaic […]

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Vincent and Theo (1990)

Vincent & Theo is a 1990 biographical drama directed by Robert Altman, starring Tim Roth and Paul Rhys. The movie is an exploration of the relationship between Vincent van Gogh and his art dealer brother, Theo. Originally a four-hour mini-series for the BBC, Robert Altman and writer Julian Mitchell were able to pare it down […]

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American drama film starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, and featuring Hepburn’s niece Katharine Houghton. The film contains a positive representation of the controversial subject of interracial marriage, which historically had been illegal in most states of the United States, and was still illegal in […]

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Easy Rider (1969)

Easy Rider is a 1969 American road movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern, produced by Fonda and directed by Hopper. It tells the story of two bikers (played by Fonda and Hopper) who travel through the American Southwest and South. The success of Easy Rider helped spark the New Hollywood phase […]

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Bluebeard (1972)

Bluebeard is a 1972 thriller starring Richard Burton, Raquel Welch, Joey Heatherton and Sybil Danning. The film is based on the classic story of Bluebeard by Charles Perrault of a wealthy aristocrat (Burton) who has murdered several previous wives. His latest spouse (Heatherton) discovers her dead predecessors in a freezer and tries to avoid their […]

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Identikit (1974)

Identikit, also known as The Driver’s Seat, is a 1974 psychological drama starring Elizabeth Taylor, Ian Bannen and featuring Andy Warhol. Directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, it’s based on the novella The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark. http://youtu.be/Vy8iTG7Ullo

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Alphaville (1965)

Alphaville combines the genres of dystopian science fiction and film noir. There are no special effects or elaborate sets; instead, the film was shot in real locations in Paris, the night-time streets of the capital becoming the streets of Alphaville, while modernist glass and concrete buildings (in 1965 they were new and strange architectural designs) […]

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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

The Magdalene Sisters is a 2002 film written and directed by Peter Mullan, about 4 teenage girls who were sent to Magdalene Asylums, homes for women who were labelled as “fallen” by their families or society. The homes were maintained by individual religious orders in the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland. source:wikipedia.org The Magdalene Sisters […]

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Days Of Heaven (1978)

Days of Heaven is a 1978 American romantic drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard and Linda Manz. Set in the early 20th century, it tells the story of two poor lovers, Bill and Abby, as they travel to the Texas Panhandle to harvest crops for […]

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Fellini’s Casanova (1976)

Fellini’s Casanova is noted for its symbolic, highly stylised mise en scène and the casting of Donald Sutherland in the lead role. By using a range of visual effects, Fellini attempted to depict Casanova as a debauched figure incapable of displaying any genuine emotion. This Felliniesque style is most noticeable in Sutherland’s acting and appearance, […]

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Saraband (2003) – Ingmar Bergman

Saraband 2003 ( Ingmar Bergman) Subs Eng from willemvijf on Veehd. Saraband is a 2003 Swedish drama film directed by Ingmar Bergman, and his final film. It was made for Swedish television, but released theatrically in shorter versions outside Sweden. Its United States theatrical release, with English subtitles, was in July 2005. The Swedish television […]