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Weekend (2011)

September 23rd, 2011 | by Padraic Coffey

“No one’s going to come and see it because it’s about gay sex,” muses a character midway through Andrew Haigh’s


Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

March 19th, 2002 | by Padraic Coffey

Following two back-to-back masterpieces, Boogie Nights and Magnolia, Paul Thomas Anderson found himself presented with an unusually daunting task, not


In the Mood for Love (2000)

September 29th, 2000 | by Padraic Coffey

Few films are more aptly-titled than Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love. Though primarily a film about love, specifically


Clueless (1995)

July 19th, 1995 | by Padraic Coffey

Although the self-styled ‘teen movie’ has never suffered a major dip in prominence on the American film scene – teenagers


The Princess Bride (1987)

September 25th, 1987 | by Padraic Coffey

In the introduction to the 25th Anniversary edition of his novel The Princess Bride, William Goldman quotes advice given to


Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

October 5th, 1961 | by Padraic Coffey

Of the many clichés regularly peddled out by pseudo-intellectuals attempting to assert their cultural superiority, perhaps the most obliviously small-minded


The Apartment (1960)

June 15th, 1960 | by Padraic Coffey

On the surface, it would seem ludicrous to compare John McTiernan’s 1988 trailblazing action thriller Die Hard with Billy Wilder’s 1960


The Red Shoes (1948)

September 6th, 1948 | by Padraic Coffey

At first, it may seem perplexing that Martin Scorsese cite Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s The Red Shoes as his


Rebecca (1940)

April 12th, 1940 | by Padraic Coffey

Rebecca opens with a tracking shot that glides through a seemingly inanimate iron gate and leads us up the path



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