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ARIEL (1988)

Certification15 Our Rating

Taisto Kasurinen is a Finnish coal miner whose father has just committed suicide, a misery compounded when he is then framed for a crime he did not commit. In jail Taisto starts to dream about leaving the country and starting a new life, but after managing to escape from prison he swiftly discovers that the rest of his hopes may not be quite as easy to achieve as he had originally fancied. A delightfully quirky, shrewd and downbeat comedy drama from the man responsible for ‘Leningrad Cowboys'. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

When a petty crook loses his switchblade on the underground the scene is set for an escalating catalogue of chaos, murder and mistaken identity. With a power-crazed policeman on the rampage and a mad killer on the loose, the body count rapidly begins to rise in this wickedly surreal comedy. find out more...

Certification18 Our Rating

Polanski has a go at the film noir detective thriller, very bleak, very twisted and very menacing it is to. Nicholson plays a private-eye in pre-war LA who is hired to pursue an adultery case, but finds himself embroiled in a complicated murder investigation. find out more...

CertificationPG Our Rating

Years of police work have taught Detective Finlay that where there's crime there's motive. However he finds no usual motive when investigating a man beaten to death, this man was killed because he was a Jew. "Hate", Finlay says, "is like a gun." A landmark film noir nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Edward Dmytryk directs a taught stylish tale that, certainly for its time, dared to explore a topic rarely covered in Hollywood; anti-Semitism in the US. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Set in a Paris hotel this comic tribute to the noir B-movie follows the efforts of a ridiculously incompetent detective trying to solve a murder with the dubious assistance of his inspector nephew. To add to the confusion the hotel patrons, a boxer's entourage, an arguing couple and the Mafia, are all up to devious activities of their own. Hilarious. find out more...

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We alternately follow the story from two sides; that of Superman TV star George Reeves, who is carrying on a not so secret affair with Toni Mannix, the wife of a powerful, ill-tempered MGM executive; and that of private dick Simo (the ritual noirish fall guy), who is later hired to investigate Reeves' supposed suicide. Simo found few Hollywood insiders ready to cooperate and his digging discovered plenty to suggest that the actor did not take his own life. Hollywood Land is a dark murder mystery find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

When a burned-out, brilliant professor - one who believes in lessons from life rather than textbooks - takes a job at a small college, everyone there is abuzz. He becomes involved with a teacher as well as a precocious student, but it takes a dramatic, existential act to turn his life around and make him see the world through a much rosier and more positive perspective.

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CertificationPG Our Rating

Acclaimed and imitated, this is Clouzot's classic tale of the sadistic head-teacher who brutalises his unfortunate wife. With the help of her husband's mal-treated mistress, a willing accomplice, the two women set out to exact revenge. But when his body goes astray this macabre story truly unfolds... find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

James Ellroy's fictionalized tale of obsession, love, corruption, greed and depravity is set around the true story of the brutal murder of a fledgling Hollywood starlet that shocked and fascinated the nation in 1947. Two ex-pugilist cops, Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert, are called to investigate the grizzly murder of ambitious silver-screen B-lister Betty Ann Short aka "The Black Dahlia", but the men's private lives keep colliding with their professional world and the more they investigate th find out more...

Certification18 Our Rating

This is, along with Hawks' The Big Sleep, easily the most intelligent of all screen adaptations of Chandler's work. Altman in fact stays pretty close to the novel's basic narrative (though there are a couple of crucial changes), but where he comes up with something totally original is in his ironic updating of the story and characters: Gould's Marlowe is a laid-back, shambling slob who, despite his incessant claim that everything is 'OK with me,' actually harbours the same honourable ideals as C find out more...