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IT NOW looks as though Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco (left), now waning at the box office and fading slowly from view, caught most punters unawares. Expecting a rousing display of dancefloor kitsch, they were instead confronted with an acrid (at times downright sour) social comedy about proto-yuppies cast adrift in clubland. Chloe Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale handle the tart, witty dialogue to perfection.

On general release

Concert documentaries tend to be the runt cousins of the genre, yet Jim Jarmusch's Year of the Horse proves a scorching, low-slung satisfier. Tracking Neil Young and Crazy Horse through their 1996 tour, the picture intersperses a clutch of Young staples (Tonight's the Night, Like a Hurricane) with a few shrewd dips back into the archive.

National Film Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 (0171-633 0274) 8.45pm