Film: The Five Best Revivals

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1

To Have and Have Not (NFT and Curzon Soho)

The NFT's classic Bogart season continues, with Howard Hawks' terrific wartime melodrama as its centrepiece; it put Bogart and Bacall together for the first time.

2

The Merchant of Four Seasons (NFT)

Continuing the Fassbinder restrospective, this 97 melodrama about a fruitseller's decline and fall betrays the influence of Douglas Sirk, and is considered one of the director's greatest films. See review, left

3

The Spanish Prisoner (NFT)

David Mamet's most recent movie is an ingenious thriller harking back to the intricate layers of bluff and deceit that animated his earlier House of Games. Campbell Scott and Steve Martin are both terrific.

4

The Caine Mutiny (NFT)

The Bogart season draws to a close with this tense adaptation of the Herman Wouk novel; it earned Bogart, playing a deranged captain aboard a destroyer, his third Oscar nomination. Tue 6.0pm

5

Goldfinger (NFT)

Perhaps the funniest of the Bond series, this has Connery at his suave best trying to outwit the eponymous gold smuggler's attempt to rob Fort Knox. Memorable, too, for Honor Blackman's Pussy Galore and an all- gold Shirley Eaton. Fri 6.5pm

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