FILM: THE FIVE BEST REVIVALS
Saturday 12 February 2005
Following Last Station in a double bill, Soviet dissident Sergo Paradjanov's meditation on an 18th-century Armenian poet is a uniquely exotic work of film mysticism. This is from the print found in 1990, not the "dry-cleaned" Russian version.
God Told Me To (today 4.15pm NFT1)
A Catholic cop stumbles on the Second Coming while investigating a spate of murders in this tacky B-movie treat from 1976. Directed by Larry Cohen and starring Sandy Dennis.
Fists in the Pocket & Good Morning, Night (today 6.40pm & 8.45pm Riverside)
Two from Marco Bellocchio including his brilliant and too-rarely screened feature debut from 1965 about a teenaged epileptic and his family. Plus the 2003 drama, which recreates the ice-cool 1978 kidnapping of President Aldo Moro by the Red Brigade.
Hamlet (tomorrow 3pm Barbican)
Based on Boris Pasternak's translation of the Shakespeare play, and with music from Shostokovich, this titanic 1964 Russian film stars Innokenti Smoktunovsky, who is impressive and vigorous as the gloomy Danish prince.
Sunset Boulevard & Chinatown (tomorrow 12.30pm & 3.30pm Richmond Filmhouse)
Esteemed film writer and Independent columnist David Thomson introduces these too guaranteed crowd-pleasers. Gloria Swanson plays a washed-up silent star in Sunset Boulevard and Jack Nicholson is a private dick in Chinatown.
TV review Nick Hewer, the man whose eyebrows speak a thousand words, is set to leave The Apprentice
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West