Free films on TV 29/5/21 to 4/6/21

28 May 2021 John Morrish 0

FILM OF THE WEEK Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) was Australian cinema’s first real international sensation. Peter Weir’s atmospheric mystery, about a private school for young daughters of the Empire, appealed to the aesthetics of the international art-house audience: stunning [cont'd.]

Free films on TV 22/5/21 to 28/5/21

21 May 2021 John Morrish 0

FILM OF THE WEEK Britain’s long involvement with the Indian sub-continent has been enormously cultural productive, in both directions. Mahanagar (1963), which is on Film4 on Tuesday (25/5) at 01:15, is one of the Bengali master Satyajit Ray’s lesser-known works. [cont'd.]

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CIFF 2021

15 May 2021 John Morrish 0

Take a look at the programme for the 2021 Cheltenham International Film Festival, which is online again this time. It starts on 24 May with a preview of The Father, for which Anthony Hopkins became the oldest actor to win [cont'd.]

Free films on TV 8/5/21 to 14/5/21

7 May 2021 John Morrish 0

FILM OF THE WEEK When we showed Tyrannosaur (2011) at CFS in 2013/14, it felt like a sudden incursion of broken Britain into the genteel surroundings of the Bacon Theatre. The film itself is an extreme example of one strand [cont'd.]