FILM: THE FIVE BEST REVIVALS

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1

Vertigo (Barbican)

Hitchcock's greatest study of romantic obsession, and one of the most haunting movies ever made. James Stewart was never better as the duped detective who falls for Kim Novak's femme fatale. Sat .45pm

2

Frenzy (Barbican)

This terrific late Hitchcock is another "wrong man" thriller in which Jon Finch is suspected of some gruesome killings; Alec McCowen plays the detective, Barry Foster the fruit merchant gone nuts. Sun .45pm

3

Meet Me in St Louis (NFT)

Vincente Minnelli's unforgettable musical is best seen just after Christmas dinner in good company, but its nostalgic charm and splendid tunes persuade you that any time of the year will do. Sat 7.30pm

4

The Fountainhead (NFT)

King Vidor's mad film about integrity and individualism stars Gary Cooper as an uncompromising architect whose talent is at odds with his time; Patricia Neal plays the blueblood who falls under his spell. Fri 4pm

5

Jesus of Montreal (NFT)

Denys Arcand's striking satire on contemporary mores is also a tale of martyrdom - a young actor (Lothaire Bluteau) finds life and art mingling when he is asked by the Church to revitalise the Passion Play. Thur 8.50pm

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