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 California man brutally beat 82-year-old Sikh grandfather he mistook for 'one of those people'
- 2 Amber Peat: Body found in search for missing 13-year-old who left house after argument with her parents
- 3 School kitchen manager 'fired from Colorado school for giving hungry students free lunches'
- 5 Charles Kennedy 'had better judgement drunk than many sober politicians' says Ian Hislop
Syd Barrett's inner visions
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Game of Thrones season 5 episode 9, The Dance of Dragons: Jon Snow returns to The Wall after epic Battle of Hardhome
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers