The Night of the Hunter (NFT, today, 6.30pm)
Conceived by creator Charles Laughton as "a nightmarish sort of Mother Goose tale", this Gothic spellbinder tracks Robert Mitchum's demonic preacher through a storybook American South.
Bicycle Thieves (Riverside, tomorrow, 8.0pm)
Shot like a documentary back in 948, Vittorio De Sica's guided tour of Rome's underbelly pioneered a new trend of Italian neorealism.
William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (Phoenix, tomorrow, .25pm)
The Bard gone bad. A gleeful exercise in cultural vandalism, Baz Luhrmann's Romeo riff has Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes' star-crossed lovers at large in a Day-Glo Mexico City.
The Manchurian Candidate (NFT, tomorrow, 7.30pm)
John Frankenheimer's 962 essay in Cold War paranoia tars the commies and the patriots with the self-same brush. Frank Sinatra makes an anguished piggy in the middle.
The Sweet Hereafter (Lux, Wed 7pm)
Atom Egoyan's best film to date. Based on the novel by Russell Banks, it's a haunting, mercurial study of a Canadian community turned upside-down by a tragic bus crash. Ian Holm's lawyer picks over the traces.Reuse content