Free films on TV 19/6/21 to 25/6/21

18 June 2021 John Morrish 0

FILM OF THE WEEK An Impossible Love (2018), directed by Catherine Corsini, is an excellent French film that you probably won’t have seen: it seems to have had a very limited release. A shy Catholic-Jewish woman in late 1950s provincial [cont'd.]

Free films on TV 5/6/21 to 11/6/21

4 June 2021 John Morrish 0

FILM OF THE WEEK Michael Winterbottom’s 24 Hour Party People (2002) is a vivid action-painting depicting the rise and fall of the ‘Madchester’ scene of the 1980s: Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays and all-conquering dance music.  In this imaginative, [cont'd.]

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.]