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I want to…. Browse our education events. Use film and TV in my classroom. Read research data and market intelligence. Vintage classics, indies and world cinema — your essential list of some of the deeper cuts available to watch now on Netflix UK and Amazon Prime. Samuel Wigley Updated: 5 November Riding high in many best-of lists, this vibrantly shot Brazilian drama is about a woman determined to cling on to her beloved apartment in a block being aggressively sized up by developers.
Sonia Braga is formidable in the lead. Alongside Dogtooth, the result is an uncategorisable benchmark of the so-called Greek weird wave. The final film by Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu, and one of the great last films by anyone. The ideal introduction to the helter-skelter world of classic screwball comedy, this glittering farce teams Cary Grant and Irene Dunne as a married couple who fall back in love as the clock counts down to their divorce.
Among the more underrated New Hollywood films, directed by a man who — as screenwriter on Bonnie and Clyde — helped kick off the era. Echoes of s melodramas like In a Lonely Place and All That Heaven Allows abound in this mystery thriller about a young woman living in the Channel Islands a star-making turn for Jessie Buckley who falls for a handsome bit of rough who may or may not be murdering local girls. Gripping surveillance thriller from Brian De Palma that continues in the same paranoid vein as classics Blowup and The Conversation.
John Travolta stars as the sound technician who becomes embroiled in a conspiracy after inadvertently recording the sound of a gunshot. This dazzlingly inventive drama from Anocha Suwichakornpong sees a filmmaker travel to interview a former political activist for a new film project.
One of the best Hitchcock films Hitchcock never made, this is a sparkling comedy-thriller in the North by Northwest mould featuring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. This era-defining depiction of life in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and the rise of organised crime from the s to 80s became a huge hit in the early s — one of those rare subtitled films that everyone went to see. So immaculately directed is this tale of lovers coming together in postwar Poland that Pawel Pawlikowski was nominated for best director by Oscar voters who generally like to keep foreign language cinema off in a category of its own.
Like his previous film, Ida, Cold War is shot in tactile black and white that moodily accentuates every amorous gaze and wisp of cigarette smoke. Andrew Bujalski kicked off the so-called mumblecore genre with his early films, but with this lo-fi oddity offers something a bit different. A mother has moved there with her daughter while she sees out an acrimonious divorce, but begins to experience unsettling visions.
It was remade but hardly matched by Hollywood in The second film from Terrence Malick, after Badlands, is a sublime pastoral tale set in the Texas Panhandle during the Great Depression. Richard Gere and Brooke Adams play farmhand lovers who get caught up in a triangle with landowner Sam Shepard. A provocative and unsettling masterpiece. This brilliant neo-noir stars Denzel Washington as a Second World War veteran who drifts into private-eye work to make ends meet. Peter May. The Secrets He Kept. Christmas Caramel Murder. Night Boat to Tangier. Kevin Barry. Seven Days.
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