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3 IRON (2004)

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Tae-suk is never short of a place to stay, and every place provides a revelation, none more so than the house of a rich business man. Tae-suk enters the homes of strangers while they are away, stays for a short time, leaves the place immaculate and then moves on, but in this house he discovers Sun-hwa, the abused wife of its owner and in a break from his solitary existence Tae-suk decides to take her with him. 3 Iron is a ravishing tale of romance in both its execution and imagery. Tender, restr find out more...

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Told in three chapters we follow the young dreamer Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology silence and finally adult obligations and responsibility converge to dissipate his idealism and dreams. Beginning with the lyrical image of cherry blossoms falling at five centimetres a second, Makoto Shinkai paints a breathtakingly vivid tableau of you find out more...


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Barbara Stanwyck plays a wayward mother who returns home to a hostile town, marvellous as the struggling actress who yearns for her old life. Though set in the past, the evocation of rural small-town life - a seeming idyllic little world poisoned with gossip, social prejudice, and double standards - isn't all that far from the modern suburbia of Sirk's All That Heaven Allows. find out more...

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Cary Scott (Jane Wyman) is a well-to-do widow gradually re-entering a social life amongst her mostly dull country club peers. Her only apparent enjoyment in life comes from weekend visits from her college-age children. Cary then meets a handsome younger man, Ron (Rock Hudson), who owns a small landscaping business. Ron is a follower of Henry David Thoreau's Walden, and "hears a different drummer", enjoying a life focused on nature; he is deliberately uninterested in the gossipy opinions of ot find out more...


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Set in the stunning southern peninsula of Greece, and 18 years past their first meeting , ‘Before Midnight’ still sees the combative but impassioned Jesse and Celine over analysing themselves; only now there is the bitter tinge of disillusionment and frustration borne of familiarity, emotional complacency, unachieved dreams, oh and two seen but not find out more...


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When Jesse and Celine met ten years ago, it was a fleeting moment of connection, a relationship that lasted little more than a few hours yet changed their lives forever. Back in Paris to promote the book he has written about their time together Jesse meets with Celine once again, an opportunity to put right the decision that they made before perhaps. Before Sunset is the long awaited, indeed unexpected, sequel to Before Sunrise; to many a perceptive , thoughtful, and often witty, meditation on t find out more...

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For the English, the French port town of Calais is the gateway to Europe or a place to buy cheap alcohol. For hundreds of refugees and migrants it is the final barrier in the desperate search for a new life in England. This intimate film weaves together character driven stories of refugees, migrants and English expatriates to build a picture of life in a transient town where the inhabitants dream of somewhere better. Original music by Mustafa Santic and Michel Duvoisin. Rented with kind permissi find out more...

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Nothing more can be said about this classic melodrama from the peak of the Hollywood studio-film era. Hardened cynic Bogart softens when he meets old flame Bergman who is now a refugee in neutral wartime Casablanca. Together they outwit the Germans... and of course there's that famous song. Watch this classic or some day you'll regret it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow... find out more...

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Tragically underseen, this Preston Sturges comedy is all of 68 minutes long (including the credits) and is a laugh riot from start to finish. The story: Dick Powell's hapless Jimmy MacDonald dreams of getting rich quick by winning corporate-sponsored contests like "count how many peanuts there are in the window display." A perennial loser, he is stunned when he wins a slogan competition for a rival coffee company. Immediately, his boss (also a coffee magnate) promotes him, ashamed he hasn't been find out more...

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Dancing Lessons from God and Medicine Pour le Coeur are two early shorts by the talented documentary film maker Kate Taunton. Although different in many ways a common theme links each work, as Taunton examines how our individuality is expressed in the choices we make, whether it is choosing a video from the local video shop or trying to find a close friend in a crowded city. For both pieces Taunton opts for a relaxed organic style of filmmaking which helps to establish a personal intimacy with h find out more...