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.
Arts & Ents blogs
Dennis Hopper's lost sixties photo album found
What are the best first lines in fiction?
EDL Girls: Don't Call Me Racist, BBC3 - TV review: EDL Angel gets into a right muddle
Russell Crowe's Noah banned in three Arab countries before worldwide premiere
Call The Midwife: Jessica Raine leaves in series three finale
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
- 1 Pakistan vs Paul Smith: Sandal-wearers bemused by famed British designer's attempts to sell traditional Peshawari chappal-style shoes for the distinctly untraditional sum of £300
- 2 Family forced to flee home after discovering 'terrifying' nest of spiders in bananas
- 3 First Kiss: Filmmaker gets 20 strangers to make out on YouTube with awkward results
- 4 Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 5 Bob Crow death: 'Admired by his members, feared by employers' - Tributes pour in for RMT union leader and 'working class hero' Bob Crow