The Five Best Film Revivals
Saturday 31 October 1998
GoodFellas (NFT, 5.40pm Sat)
Scorsese's kaleidoscopic study of New York's mobster scene, motored by virtuoso direction and raw, red-meat performances from the likes of Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro. The GoodFellas formula worked so well, Marty later lifted it wholesale for his inferior Casino.
Fists in the Pocket (Lux Cinema, 4.50pm Sun)
Shot back in 965, Fists... scandalised the ruling Christian Democratic Party with its blackly comic depiction of incest and fraticide. Lou Castel simmers like Brando in the starring role.
Le Samourai (Cine Lumiere, 8.5pm Tue)
Jean-Pierre Melville's cool existential crime thriller trails Alain Delon's fedora-ed killer through the bars and byways of a vogueish Paris. Its impact ricocheted on a whole generation of American directors.
L'Appartement (Riverside Studios, 8.55pm Sun)
The kind of mercurial movie diversion only the French can pull off well. Gilles Mimouni's fleet-of-foot whodunnit darts through a lithe plot, while leads Vincent Cassel, Romaine Bohringer do their best to keep pace.
Dangerous Liaisons (NFT, 8.30pm Sun)
John Malkovich and Glenn Close trade barbed, poison-tipped banter throughout Frear's well-upholstered costume drama. Eighteen-year-old Uma Thurman makes her bid for stardom in a precocious bedroom romp.
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 2 Russian officials ban yoga because it's too much like a religious cult
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 Ginger Pride festival to take place next summer, organisers say 'time of bullying gingers is over'
- 5 Facebook rainbow profile pictures likely being tracked by social network
Glastonbury 2015: The best bits you missed from Lionel Richie and the Dalai Lama to The Libertines' secret set
Glastonbury 2015: The picture of a man crowd surfing in a wheelchair is brilliant, but it wasn't taken at Glastonbury
Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James' Twitter Q&A didn't exactly go as planned
Guillaume Tell gang-rape scene causes uproar at the Royal Opera House
Glastonbury 2015: Shocking scenes of rubbish left strewn across campsite as clean-up begins
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS