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Re: UK TV Film Recommendations

Postby paulofilmo on Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:36 am

Dear Zachary - BBC4 10pm and 3am.

I assume it's the same documentary. I don't want to spoil it by reading descriptions.


You Can Count On Me - Channel 4. 1am.

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Re: UK TV Film Recommendations

Postby paulofilmo on Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:42 am

CH4:
00:35


Dogville (Film)
Lars von Trier's challenging yet fascinating mystery centres on Grace Margaret Mulligan who, on the run from gangsters in 1930s America, seeks refuge in the small town of Dogville. Seeking acceptance, she has just weeks to earn permission to stay, championed by Tom Edison, who is infatuated by her. But when her pursuers get close, the townsfolk show their true colours.
Director: Lars von Trier
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Harriet Andersson, Lauren Bacall, Jean-Marc Barr, Paul Bettany, Blair Brown
(Widescreen, Subtitles, 2003, 15, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)




03:45

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Oranges are Not the Only Fruit

Postby paulofilmo on Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:29 am

Excellent drama with depth of character and dark humour:

Part 1/3

BBC4

22:30
Oranges are Not the Only Fruit (Drama)
Seven-year-old Jess lives with her dominating mother until she is rudely removed from her peculiar Pentecostal home and sent to school.
Director: Beeban Kidron
Starring: Emily Aston, Geraldine McEwan, Peter Gordon, Barbara Hicks, Margery Withers, Elizabeth Spriggs
(Stereo, Repeat, Subtitles)

23:25

Continues with Part 2 next week.

---

Also,
Rohmer repeat late on Film4
Straight Time (Dustin Hoffman) 23:45, TCM

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Re: UK TV Film Recommendations

Postby paulofilmo on Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:50 am

TCM:
23:00
Breathless (Film)
Critically acclaimed, stylish and innovative drama tells the story of a young couple on the run from the authorities.
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Jean-Pierre Melville, Henri-Jacques Huet, Van Doude
(Black and White, 1960, PG, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
01:00

Sky Arts 1:
23:50
Festen (Film)
Considered by many to be the first film to truly embrace the Dogma philosophy, Thomas Vinterberg's Festen is a dark comic tale exploring bitterness and bubbling family tensions.
Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen, Birthe Neumann, Trine Dyrholm
(Stereo, 1998, 15, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
01:35
- - And again at 3:45

Sky Arts 2:
23:55
Vampyr (Film)
Truly terrifying film by legendary director Carl Theodor Dreyer, following traveller Allan Grey (Julian West) as he becomes immersed in the nightmarish world of the undead.
Director: Carl-Theodor Dreyer
Starring: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel, Sybille Schmitz, Jan Hieronimko, Henriette Gérard
(Black and White, 1932, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
01:10

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Re: UK TV Film Recommendations

Postby paulofilmo on Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:56 am

Second part of Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit on BBC4


My highest WA PSI:

TCM:
21:00
Crimes and Misdemeanors (Film)
Woody Allen's compelling comedy-drama about two parallel affairs and issues of murder and morality. Starring Martin Landau, Woody Allen and Mia Farrow.
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Claire Bloom, Alan Alda
(1989, 15, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
23:05
01:10
Crimes and Misdemeanors (Film)
Woody Allen's compelling comedy-drama about two parallel affairs and issues of murder and morality. Starring Martin Landau, Woody Allen and Mia Farrow.
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Claire Bloom, Alan Alda
(1989, 15, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
03:00

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Re: UK TV Film Recommendations - Dead Ringers

Postby paulofilmo on Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:28 am

Scheduling for Sky Arts 2 was incorrect. Metropolis is on at 1400. Mephisto is on at (I think) 2300.

The Man Who Wasn't There is on late on Film4.

BBC2:
00:35
Dead Ringers (Film)
A disturbing story of twin brothers who run a fertility clinic together and whose extraordinarily close relationship contains the seeds of their destruction. When they embark on a relationship with a famous actress, they begin a terrifying descent into drugs and madness. Based on a true story.
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon, Shirley Douglas, Stephen Lack
(Stereo, Widescreen, Subtitles, 1988, 18, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)

02:25
Scream of Fear (Film)
Psychological thriller from Hammer. Paralysed, high-strung Penny arrives at her estranged father's villa in the South of France, but the man is suddenly absent, his second wife behaves guardedly, and Penny makes a ghoulish discovery in a supposedly locked room.
Director: Seth Holt
Starring: Susan Strasberg, Ronald Lewis, Ann Todd, Christopher Lee, John Serret, Leonard Sachs
(Black and White, Widescreen, Subtitles, 1961, 18, 3 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
03:45


TCM:
18:00
The Woman in the Window (Film)
A professor kills a woman's boyfriend in a scuffle, dumps the body and helps cover up the killing. Thriller starring Edward G. Robinson.
Director: Fritz Lang
Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey, Edmund Breon, Dan Duryea, Thomas E. Jackson
(Black and White, 1944, PG, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
20:00
The Screening Room - Berlin Film Festival 60th Anniversary (Entertainment)
(2010, PG)

21:00
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Film)
Comedy about two drag queens and a transexual who travel across the Outback to perform at a drag show. Starring Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce.
Director: Stephan Elliott
Starring: Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter, Rebel Russell, John Casey
(1994, 15, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
23:00

More4:
21:00
The Magdalene Sisters (Film)
Peter Mullan's award-winning film tells the story of four of the inmates of one of Ireland's Magdalene Laundries, brutal nun-run institutions housing single mothers, orphans and "promiscuous" girls. Run with a rod of iron by Sister Bridget, the inmates' only solace is their friendship.
Director: Peter Mullan
Starring: Geraldine McEwan, Anne-Marie Duff, Nora-Jane Noone, Dorothy Duffy, Eileen Walsh, Mary Murray
(Subtitles, Audio Described, 2002, 15, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
23:20
00:20
The Magdalene Sisters (Film)

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Re: UK TV Film Recommendations

Postby paulofilmo on Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:44 am

Ridiculously good day for film.


SkyArts2:
14:00


Metropolis (Film)
Fritz Lang's ground-breaking film examines a social crisis in the future, using pioneering special effects and set designs. Starring Alfred Abel and Brigitte Helm.
Director: Fritz Lang
Starring: Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Brigitte Helm, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp, Theodor Loos
(Stereo, 1926, PG, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)

16:00


SkyArts2:
23:00


Mephisto (Film)
Haunting take on the Faust legend as actor Klaus Maria Brandauer ingratiates himself with the Nazi party at the expense of his soul. German language with subtitles.
Director: István Szabó
Starring: Klaus-Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Ildikó Bánsági, Rolf Hoppe, György Cserhalmi, Péter Andorai
(Widescreen, 1981, 15, 3 Star) (Get more information on this movie)

01:20


BBC2:

23:00


The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (Film)
When a rookie patrolman in a US border town mistakenly kills the Mexican illegal immigrant Melquiades Estrada, he hastily buries him in the desert. When the body is found, his friend Pete Perkins kidnaps the patrolman and takes him with him on a journey across the border, to bury Melquiades in his home town.
Director: Tommy Lee Jones
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Julio Cedillo, Dwight Yoakam, January Jones, Melissa Leo
(Stereo, Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 2005, 15, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)

00:55


Ch4:

00:50


The Story of the Weeping Camel (Film)
A family of herders living in the remote, eerily beautiful Gobi desert in Mongolia face a crisis when their camel gives birth. She rejects her calf, and their attempts to reconcile the two fail. So their two young sons must make the long journey to the city to fetch help from a violinist who can perform an ancient ritual. Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni's poignant, fascinating tale opens a window on a traditional way of life under threat from creeping modernity.
Director: Byambasuren Davaa, Luigi Falorni
Starring: Janchiv Ayurzana, Chimed Ohin, Amgaabazar Gonson, Zeveljamz Nyam, Ikhbayar Amgaabazar, Odgerel Ayusch
(Widescreen, In Mongolian with English Subtitles, 2004, U, 3 Star) (Get more information on this movie)


02:30


ITV1:

00:55


Don't Look Now (Film)
Gripping mystery set in atmospheric winter Venice. A grieving couple visit Italy as they try to get over the tragic drowning of their young daughter. They meet two elderly sisters, one of whom tells the wife that she can communicate with the dead child, and subsequently become involved in a series of strange happenings. Based on a story by Daphne du Maurier.
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania, Massimo Serato, Renato Scarpa
(Stereo, Followed by ITV News Headlines, Widescreen, Subtitles, Signed, 1973, 18, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)

02:45


Film4:

01:20

Yes (Film)
Sally Potter's film stars Joan Allen as the bored wife of British politician Sam Neill. At a dinner party, she meets Simon Akbarian, a Lebanese exile who, a professional in his own land, works in London as a cook. Fascinated by him, the two start a torrid affair but their cultural and political differences begin to drive a wedge into their happiness.
Director: Sally Potter
Starring: Shirley Henderson, Joan Allen, Sam Neill, Simon Abkarian, Wil Johnson, Gary Lewis
(Widescreen, 2004, 15, 3 Star)

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Re: UK TV Film Recommendations

Postby paulofilmo on Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:16 am

BBC2:
23:30
Mean Streets (Film)
A graphic portrayal of life in the underworld of the Little Italy district in New York City. The episodic narrative deals with the experiences and relationships of a petty hoodlum, his epileptic lover, and her unstable cousin who is on the run from a loan shark. Widely acknowledged as one of director Martin Scorsese's best films and a landmark of 1970s cinema.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert de Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson, Richard Romanus, Cesare Danova
(Stereo, Widescreen, Subtitles, 1973, 18, 5 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
01:20

The King of Comedy (Film)
Poignant black comedy about an aspiring comedian who decides that he can only get a shot at the big time with the help of America's top chat show host. But when the star fails to cooperate with his plan, the desperate comedian kidnaps him. A tale examining the successes and pitfalls inherent in the pursuit of the American dream.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert de Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard, Shelley Hack, Ed Herlihy
(Stereo, Widescreen, Subtitles, 1983, PG, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)

03:05



Ch4:
00:55


The Commitments (Film)
Alan Parker's joyous comedy about the rise and fall of a working-class soul band in contemporary Dublin. Unemployed Jimmy Rabbitte is asked by his friends 'Outspan' Foster and Derek Scully to manage their dismal band. He starts by sacking their keyboard player and, advertising for real musicians, ends up with a ten-piece band. The new members include 'Deco' Cuffe, found singing blind-drunk at a wedding, and 45-year-old trumpeter Joey 'The Lips' Fagan, who claims to have played with Elvis, Otis, James Brown and The Beatles, and is accepted as the band's musical director and inspiration. Calling themselves The Commitments, they immerse themselves in soul classics and gain a local following but Jimmy wants one decent paying gig. Then he hears that Wilson Pickett is in town for a one-man show.
Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Andrew Strong, Robert Arkins, Bronagh Gallagher, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle-Kennedy, Glen Hansard
(Widescreen, Subtitles, 1991, 15, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)

02:50

BBC4:
21:00
Paul Merton's Weird and Wonderful World of Early Cinema (Documentary)
Paul Merton goes in search of the origins of screen comedy in the forgotten world of silent cinema - not in Hollywood, but in pre-1914 Britain and France. Revealing unknown stars and lost masterpieces, he brings to life the pioneering techniques and optical inventiveness of the virtuosos who mastered a new art form. With a playful eye and comic timing, he combines the role of presenter and director to recreate the strange world that is early European cinema in a series of cinematic experiments.
(Stereo, Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described) -- again at,
23:45
01:45


Sky Arts 1:
04:00
Trumbo (Documentary)
Documentary charting the story of America's highest-paid screenwriter whose career took him from Hollywood royalty to blacklisted writer. Featuring Michael Douglas and Liam Neeson.
(Stereo, Widescreen, 2007)
05:35
Street of Crocodiles (Arts)
The Brothers Quay direct a surreal tale rooted in the writings and drawings of Polish author and painter Bruno Schulz. Disconnected puppets and dolls explore the world around them.
Director: Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay
Starring: Feliks Stawinski
(Stereo, Widescreen, 1986, PG, 4 Star)

SkyArts2:

17:00


The White Horse (Film)
Albert Lamorisse's eloquent and beloved film set in Camargue in the South of France. A wild white stallion refuses to be caught by ranchers, yet is tamed by the love of a young boy.
Director: Albert Lamorisse
Starring: Alain Emery, Laurent Roche, Clan-Clan, Pascal Lamorisse, Francois Perie, Charles Guillaume
(Widescreen, 1953, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)

17:40


The Red Balloon (Film)
Oscar-winning short film by Albert Lamorisse, elegantly capturing the adventures of a boy who befriends a seemingly sentient balloon and follows it through the streets of Paris.
Director: Albert Lamorisse
Starring: Pascal Lamorisse, Georges Sellier, Vladimir Popov, Paul Perey, René Marion, Sabine Lamorisse
(Widescreen, 1956, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)

18:15

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Re: UK TV Film Recommendations

Postby paulofilmo on Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:56 am

BBC2:
14:00
Howl's Moving Castle (Film)
Magical animated adventure. A young girl is forced to toil in her parents' hat shop. Her only joy is in her occasional meetings with a handsome stranger, Howl the wizard. But a witch sees her happiness and, in a jealous rage, curses her to be old. Ashamed and afraid, the girl flees to Howl's magic moving castle. Luckily, Howl sees her for who she really is and her courage and warmth bring happiness to the castle.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Chieko Baisho, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa, Tatsuya Gashuin, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mitsunori Isaki
(Stereo, Widescreen, Subtitles, 2004, U, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
16:00

More4:
13:40
Casablanca (Film)
Michael Curtiz's classic drama stars Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine, who owns a shady bar in Second World War Casablanca. Into Rick's nest of Allied and Axis interests walk Victor Laszlo a resistance hero on the run to a neutral country, and his wife Ilsa Lund. She and Rick have history, which left him with a broken heart but will he find it in his heart to forgive her and save a life precious to her?
Director: Michael Curtiz
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet
(Black and White, Subtitles, 1942, U, 5 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
15:40

Ch4:
23:15
Pan's Labyrinth (Film)
In 1940s Spain, a young girl escapes from the horrifying brutality of her sadistic stepfather's military endeavours into a mysterious netherworld of magic and monsters where she is set three tasks that will see her crowned as princess of this strange kingdom.
Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Starring: Ariadna Gil, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Doug Jones, Álex Ángulo
(Editor's Choice, In Spanish with Subtitles, Widescreen, 2006, 15, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)

01:25
One Hour Photo (Film)
Robin Williams plays Sy Parrish, who runs a one-hour photo developing lab in a small shopping centre. He's a perfectionist about his work and generous to his regular customers, including a typical family headed by Will Yorkin. Over the years, he's seen the family grow through their photographs, but when he spots evidence of Yorkin being unfaithful, coupled with a threat to his own professional position, his already precarious mental state tips over the edge as his voyeurism becomes an obsession in Mark Romanek's chilling feature debut.
Director: Mark Romanek
Starring: Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan, Dylan Smith, Erin Daniels, Paul H. Kim
(Widescreen, Subtitles, Audio Described, 2002, 15, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
03:00


Film4:

15:10
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (Film)
John Sturges' telling of the infamous battle in Tombstone stars Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp and Kirk Douglas as Doc Holliday. When marshall Earp saves Holiday from a lynch mob, the pair form an unlkely friendship and when after several scrapes, end up in Tombstone, where Wyatt's cousin Virgil needs help with the Clanton family. Joined by brothers Morgan and JImmy, the Earps and Holliday ride into Tombstone and history. Love interest comes in the shape of Laura Denbow an independent lady who intrigues Wyatt and Kate Fisher, Holliday's long-suffering girl.
Director: John Sturges
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet, John Ireland, Lyle Bettger
(Subtitles, 1957, PG, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
17:30

19:20
Hot Shots! (Film)
Topper Harley is a maverick air force pilot who constantly lives in the shadow of his father's legacy. Unable to handle the pressure, Harley has left the Air Force to live among a tribe of Native Americans. But when the United States seeks to destroy some Iraqi nuclear facilities there's only one man for the job.
Director: Jim Abrahams
Starring: Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges, Kevin Dunn, Jon Cryer
(Widescreen, 1991, PG, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)

21:00
Alfie (Film)
Michael Caine, in his breakthrough role, stars as Alfie Elkins, a shallow and amoral sexual hedonist whose series of amorous adventures lead eventually to loneliness in Lewis Gilbert's swinging-sixties comedy drama.
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Starring: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster, Jane Asher, Shirley Anne Field
(Subtitles, Audio Described, 1966, 15, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
23:10

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Re: UK TV Film Recommendations

Postby paulofilmo on Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:05 am

Film4:
11:00
La Règle du Jeu (Film)
Considered by many to be one the greatest films ever made, Jean Renoir's classic indictment of the decadence of European society follows the romantic tangles above and below stairs at a country house weekend shooting party, where amorality is considered to be quite acceptable but an ensuing tragedy shows that morality often asserts itself violently. The film shocked France on its opening and was butchered by the distributors. He was forced to flee France at the invasion and spent the rest of his directorial life in Hollywood.
Director: Jean Renoir
Starring: Roland Toutain, Nora Gregor, Marcel Dalio, Mila Parély, Jean Renoir, Anne Mayen
(Subtitles, Subtitled, In French with English Subtitles, Black and White, Premiere, 1939, PG, 5 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
13:05

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