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 PlayStation and Xbox hacked by Lizard Squad
- 2 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 3 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
- 4 Vagina canoe artist defends herself over ‘obscenity’ charges
- 5 The Queen’s speech 2014: Recap and Twitter reaction to Game of Thrones reference
EastEnders Christmas special, review: Brilliant Danny Dyer glues you to your seat
Felicity Jones on being Stephen Hawking's wife in The Theory of Everything: 'I didn't want her to be a saint'
Game of Thrones season five: First preview clip shows a beardy Tyrion, a moody Cersei and a distressed Arya
Doctor Who series 9: Jenna Coleman staying on for whole season as Clara Oswald
The Interview finally gets US release after Sony hack and terror threats – but reviews of North Korea satire are mixed
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader