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Allan Johnstone

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Danny Collins

Based on a true story, this drama sees Pacino playing a once-exciting artist facing a career slump. Remind you of anyone?

Salvatore Giuliano

This late example of neo-realism may have narrative issues, but stylistically it remains an overlooked gem of Italian cinema.

Madame DuBarry

Ernst Lubitsch’s 1919 biopic of the French courtesan wraps heavy themes in some entertaining performances.

Under The Skin

Scarlett Johansson is an alien seductress seeking a good time in Glasgow in Jonathan Glazer’s avant garde sci-fi.

The Lunchbox

A charming and sensitive romantic comedy about the consequences of a misplaced lunchbox.

Nashville

Available for the first time on DVD, Robert Altman’s Nashville is the director’s masterpiece.

Sisters

This 1973 horror film from Brian de Palma is Hitchcockian to say the least- and is none the worse for it.

Bastards

Claire Denis’ troubling thriller, starring Vincent Linden and Chiara Mastroianni, might affect your five-a-day.

White of the Eye

Joanie thinks her husband might be a murderer in Donald Cammell’s visually striking 1987 thriller.

Querelle

His final film, Querelle is an ellipitical exploration of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s characteristic themes- homosexuality, machismo and vice.

Mister John

An atmospheric drama about a man who travels to Singapore to manage his dead brother’s business.