FILM: THE FIVE BEST REVIVALS

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1

Apocalypse Now (NFT, tomorrow, 8.5pm)

Farming Vietnam through Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Francis Coppola's jungle phantasmagoria trails Martin Sheen up river in search of Marlon Brando's gone-native US colonel.

2

Pickpocket (Cine Lumiere, Wed, 6.30pm)

More from Bresson - a metaphysical crime movie that's hard, harsh and humane in about equal doses. Bresson devotee Paul Schrader lifted its style when writing his script for Taxi Driver.

3

Annie Hall (NFT, tonight, 6.20pm)

Annie Hall's loose-limbed meditation on modern-day romance effectively sealed Woody Allen's reputation as Manhattan's comic-laureate.

4

Bullitt (Ritzy, tomorrow, 4.55pm)

The Steve McQueen pic par-excellence begins at full-throttle and then refuses to put on the brakes. So off we skid around the rollercoaster slopes of San Francisco for an adrenalised cop thriller often mimicked, seldom equalled.

5

Three Colours Trilogy (Richmond Filmhouse, tomorrow, .5pm, 3.45pm and 6.5pm)

Kieslowski's revered trio of French-flag themed features in one elongated stretch. Blue is a portentous drama, White a mordant comedy and Red is the best of the lot.

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