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Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – Director’s Cut

With Oscar winning cinematography, magnificent locations, Maurice Jarre’s famed score and a screenplay based on Lawrence’s own writings, David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia is a masterpiece. Over the years the film was heavily cut, but in 1988 a reconstruction of the film was undertaken. David Lean and original editor Anne V. Coates then worked on the film to create Lean’s Director’s Cut. It is this version that has now been lovingly digitally restored by Sony Pictures Entertainment, ensuring that the film will be seen as it was meant to be, for the first time since its initial release. Continue reading

Argo (2012)

Ben Affleck directs and stars in this 1970’s political thriller about the extraordinary real-life efforts by the CIA to rescue 6 US citizens caught up in the storming of the US embassy in Tehran and the 1979 revolution engulfing Iran as a whole at the time of the return of the Ayatollah Khomeini. Read on to see if this pot-boiler of a story boils over… Continue reading

Room 237 (2012)

Stanley Kubrick was bored. He had accomplished everything he had wanted to achieve in cinema. So with his next movie, “The Shining” (1980), he wanted the viewer to understand he wasn’t really telling the story of a man going mad in a remote Colorado hotel, he was indirectly telling the story of the genocide of the American Indian…. or was it the Holocaust? So begins Rodney Ascher’s acclaimed documentary. Continue reading

Rashomon (1950)

“Rashomon”(1950) ranks at no. 81 on the IMDB top 250 movies. “Rashomon” (1950) – Directed by Akira Kurosawa Starring Toshiro Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyo and Takashi Shimura. “Rashomon” is credited as the film which brought acclaimed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa to the attention of Western audiences. It won the Golden Lion award at the … Continue reading

About Elly (2009) aka Darbareye Elly (Original title)

3 families go off for a weekend away together at a beachside holiday villa on the Northern Iranian coast. The reason? Their newly divorced friend, Ahmad, is joining them from his home in Germany. Sepideh (played by “Body of Lies” Golshifteh Farahani) wants to set Ahmad up with the only other singleton on the trip, … Continue reading

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