Just a great weekend.
And looks like they're playing Mad Men again from the start,
BBC1 23:00 Mad Men (Drama) Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. Series 1, episode 1.
Gripping Hitchcock thriller in which a psychoanalyst falls in love with her new boss, knowing that he is an amnesiac who may be a killer and an impostor. Characteristically Hitchcockian twists blur reality and imagination as the psychoanalyst struggles to restore his memory. A dream sequence designed by Salvador Dali adds to the suspense.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Edwardes 'J.B.' and John Brown, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll, Rhonda Fleming
(Black and White, Widescreen, Subtitles, 1945, PG, 5 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
Classic romantic thriller in which the daughter of a convicted traitor is enlisted by the CIA to help foil a Nazi plot. Although she is initially reluctant to help those who precipitated the downfall of her father, the suave American agent sent to enlist her proves too persuasive and she agrees to marry a Nazi collaborator to obtain insider information. However, her new husband soon realises their marriage is not what it seems.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern
(Black and White, Widescreen, Subtitles, 1946, U, 5 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
Sweet Smell of Success (Film)
Dark drama about a popular but vicious New York newspaper columnist who enlists the help of an unscrupulous press agent to break up his sister's romance with a jazz musician. The agent, who will do anything to get newspaper coverage for his clients, enters into a sleazy alliance with the columnist, unaware that he is in danger of being double-crossed himself. With a jazz score by Elmer Bernstein.
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner, Sam Levene, Barbara Nichols
(Black and White, Widescreen, Subtitles, 1957, PG, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
The Silence of Lorna (Film)
Award-winning drama about an Albanian immigrant living in Belgium, in a fake marriage to a local drug addict. She dreams of leaving her dull job to set up a snack bar with her boyfriend, but just how far will she go to achieve her dream?
Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Starring: Fabrizio Rongione, Olivier Gourmet, Morgan Marinne, Jérémie Rénier, Alban Ukaj, Arta Dobroshi
(Stereo, Widescreen, Subtitles, 15) (Get more information on this movie)
Oscar nominated romantic comedy about a forty-something who swaps his seventeen year old girlfriend for his best friends mistress. Starring Diane Keaton.
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep, Anne Byrne Hoffman
(Black and White, 1979, 15, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
Acclaimed director Alan Clarke's shockingly frank documentary-style film drama depicting sectarian violence in Northern Ireland. Produced by Danny Boyle. Contains scenes of violence.
Director: Alan Clarke
Starring: Gavin Bloomer, Barry Brent, Joe Cauley, Patrick Condren, Andrew Downs, Sam Doyle
(Stereo, Made For TV, 1989, 18, 3 Star) (Get more information on this movie)
My Life as a Dog (Film)
Award-winning Swedish film based on Reidar Jonsson's novel. When his mother becomes ill, a mischievous young dog lover is sent to stay with his uncle. English subtitles.
Director: Lasse Hallström
Starring: Anton Glanzelius, Tomas von Brömssen, Anki Lidén, Melinda Kinnaman, Kicki Rundgren, Lennart Hjulström
(Stereo, Widescreen, 1985, PG, 4 Star) (Get more information on this movie)