Take a ride into the past (and the future) with the help of a flux capacitor and revisit each film in Robert Zemeckis’s science fiction trilogy.
Director Richard Linklater delivers a masterclass on patience with this deep and epic coming-of-age film that examines the human condition with rare intimacy.
Feeding into 90s cinema’s predilection for bad teenagers, ‘Cruel Intentions’ is a truly devilish film about the deceptions of a group of wealthy, over-sexed youths and the intersections of sex and power. Loosely based on the French novel ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’, the film made stars of it’s attractive cast, including a very green Reese Witherspoon and Sarah Michelle Gellar, whose scheming is a delicious deviance from the earnestness of ‘Buffy’. It’s honestly one of the most iconic teen films of all time.
Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper and Laura Dern star in David Lynch’s suburban nightmare, creating a visually stunning, convincingly coherent portrait of a nightmarish substratum to conventional, respectable society.
Director Ridley Scott’s sword and sandal spectacular is a bloody good yarn, packed with epic pomp and pageantry, dastardly plots, massed action and forthright, fundamental emotions.
Aside from flashbacks to happier times, the focus is on Wilde’s final years, following his conviction of ‘gross indecency’ for homosexuality and two-year prison term. As a director, Ruper Everett (who also plays Wilde) is sometimes heavy-handed, but the performances, and the undeniable injustice of Wilde’s ordeal, make for a tragedy worthy of its drama-loving subject.
Head to W11 for a story about a celebrity falling in love with an everyman (albeit quite a posh one). Hugh Grant is wonderfully British as travel bookstore owner Will, while Julia Roberts gives a surprisingly endearing turn as Anna, a movie star suddenly struck by love. It’s cheesy and romantic and often quite brilliant.
It’s a tale as old as time, but this live-action version has been updated for the twenty-first century with plenty of CGI. Dan Stevens stars as the Beast, while Emma Watson tackles a new feminist slant on Belle. Throw in some musical numbers and you’ve got yourself a bundle of big-budget Disney magic.
‘Goodfellas’ is often heralded as Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece, and there’s no ignoring the full-throttle intensity and bravura visual style that underpin the real-life tale of small-time gangster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) as he rises and falls through the ranks of the New York Mob.
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