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The Last of England **** (1987, Tilda Swinton, Spencer Leigh, ‘Spring’ Mark Adley) – Classic Movie Review 6496

Director Derek Jarman’s 1987 British renaissance experimental film provides a furious personal broadside, using the sometimes modest means at his disposal – old home movies and Super-8, as well as disturbing scenes of crumbling inner-city […]

Dec, 30

Wittgenstein ***½ (1993, Karl Johnson, Michael Gough, Tilda Swinton, Clancy Chassay, John Quentin) – Classic Movie Review 6495

Director Derek Jarman’s 1993 film is a lively, humorous portrait of the gay Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th-century, exploring his life, works and key ideas. They […]

Dec, 30

War Requiem **** (1989, Nathaniel Parker, Tilda Swinton, Laurence Olivier, Patricia Hayes) – Classic Movie Review 6483

Writer-director Derek Jarman’s 1989 film is a magnificent visual interpretation of Benjamin Britten’s 1962 ‘War Requiem’ and evocation of the life and death in the trenches of the World War One poet Wilfred Owen. There […]

Dec, 28

The Angelic Conversation ***½ (1985, Paul Reynolds, Phillip Williamson, voice of Judi Dench) – Classic Movie Review 6398

Derek Jarman’s haunting 1985 experimental film is his interpretation of 14 William Shakespeare sonnets, eloquently read by Judi Dench, as the images show a young man seeking the man of his heart’s desire. Jarman chooses […]

Dec, 12

Beach Rats **** (2017, Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge, Neal Huff, Harrison Sheehan) – Movie Review

Writer-director Eliza Hittman’s provocative coming-of-age/ coming-out drama is intelligent, thoughtful, exciting, intensely gripping, involving and sexy. Movies are all in the detail, and this is superbly detailed and nuanced. Harris Dickinson is outstanding as a […]

Nov, 21

The Merchant of Four Seasons [Händler der vier Jahreszeiten] **** (1972, Hans Hirschmüller, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla) – Classic Movie Review 6192

Writer-director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1971 German film is his earliest success and arguably first masterwork. Hard work but rewarding, it is a credibly written and performed assault on middle-class values, with the director’s typical mix […]

Nov, 06

Fox and His Friends [Faustrecht der Freiheit] **** (1975, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karlheinz Böhm, Kurt Raab, Adrian Hoven, Harry Baer) – Classic Movie Review 6187

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s bitter and revealing 1975 German film looks at how one minority group exploits others in an unpleasant tale of the survival of the fittest. Fassbinder himself plays Franz Biberkopf, aka Fox, a gay working […]

Nov, 04


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