FILM: FIVE BEST REVIVALS

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1

Fellini double bill (Riverside, Sun)

Recommended not so much for Juliet of the Spirits as for 8 /2, Fellini's glorious masterpiece, and a film without which cinema history would be considerably poorer. See it in time for Peter Greenaway's forthcoming tribute, 8 /2 Women.

2

Raindance festival (Metro, continuing)

London's festival of low-budget independent film-making showcases numerous shorts and experimental features for the adventurous cinemagoer. Catch Isabella Rossellini in the promising drama Left Luggage (Wed).

3

Born to Boogie/Cracked Actor (NFT, Sun)

The NME at the NFT season continues with Born to Boogie, Ringo Starr's documentary on Marc Bolan and T Rex, and the unsettling Cracked Actor, which follows an emaciated David Bowie on tour in the 970s.

4

Dead Man/True Stories (Curzon Soho, Sun)

The newly-opened Curzon Soho has begun a series of Sunday brunch double-bills. This week: the wigged-out pairing of Jim Jarmusch's stoned western Dead Man and David Byrne's True Stories, a miniature Nashville.

5

William Friedkin season (NFT, continuing)

Friedkin has had a variable career but you couldn't accuse him of being boring. Re-evaluate The French Connection (Sun) and ponder whether his gay thriller Cruising (Tue) was homophobic or subversive or both.

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