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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 17/4/21 to 23/4/21

16 April 2021 John Morrish 0

FILM OF THE WEEK The Victorian critic Walter Pater said that all art aspires to the condition of music, which communicates without requiring much in the way of conscious thought. In The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick relies on images [cont'd.]

Free films on TV 27/3/21 to 2/4/21

26 March 2021 John Morrish 0

FILM OF THE WEEK Patricia Highsmith was a nasty woman, but her stories make compellingly twisty films. The American Friend (1977) is in the same vein as Strangers on a Train (1951). Jonathan Zimmermann (Bruno Ganz), a dying Swiss picture-framer, [cont'd.]