Dendy's new season of all-time favourites reminds us how great cinema can be
Dendy Newtown, Mon Apr 4, 10am & 6.30pm
The Princess Bride (1987)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Tim Curry stars alongside Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick in this outrageous musical about the transvestite Frank N Furter (Curry), his weird house party guests and his newest creation, “Rocky”.
Fight Club (1999)
An unnamed narrator (Edward Norton) is suffering from insomnia and looking for a change. He meets the eccentric Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) and the two men start an underground fight club, which quickly grows, bigger and more chaotic as Durden grows unstable.
Blade Runner (1982)
Director Ridley Scott shows us a vision of the future in decay in his 1982 sci-fi classic. Harrison Ford stars as Deckard, a detective on the hunt for three renegade cyborgs known as replicants.
The first modern blockbuster, Jaws managed to scare people out of the water and still continues to strike fear in audiences today. Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss star in Steven Spielberg’s breakthrough tale of man versus nature.
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Quite possibly the greatest martial arts film ever made, Enter The Dragon stars Bruce Lee in his last film as a martial arts expert who infiltrates a tournament as a British spy to uncover a slave/drug ring run by his former enemy.
The Dead Zone (1983)
Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken) wakes up from a five year coma following a collision with a truck only to find he can see into people’s future when he touches them. Canadian master of body horror David Cronenberg adapts an early novel by Stephen King.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Quentin Tarantino’s directorial debut set the tone for the rest of '90s cinema. Following a failed diamond heist, a group of criminals are holed up in their rendezvous point. One has a bullet in the stomach, a cop is tied to a chair and all of them suspect that there’s an informant within their midst.
The Shining (1980)
The Shining is a haunting horror showcase that builds to a frightening crescendo. Directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the Stephen King novel, it is about about a hotel caretaker (Jack Nicholson) who goes on a murderous rampage against his family. Beautifully shot and deeply disturbing, The Shining dares to delve into the darkness of the isolated human psyche.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Another book adaption by Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange is a masterful piece of philosophical sci-fi. Malcolm McDowell stars as Alex, a teen in the near future who gets his kicks from acts of ultra-violence and is experimented on to curb his violent ways.
Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic about a small time criminal working his way up the ranks of the mob. Look out for the superb three-minute tracking shot in the Copacabana Restaurant scene.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Tarantino’s second directorial outing is one of cinema's greatest masterpieces. A crime dramedy with several intersecting story lines, it gave us such pop culture staples as “A Royale with Cheese”, “Say ‘what’ again!” and Samuel L Jackson’s fantastic but misquoted recital of Ezekiel 25:17.