Tag Archives: arthouse

224. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Olive Hoover wins a chance to participate in the Little Miss Sunshine pageant held in Redondo Beach, California. However, due to family finances, it means taking the rundown camper van with all the dysfunctional Hoover family. So all of them … Continue reading

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223. The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

Gentleman thief Lupin has just escaped from a Monte Carlo casino with a suitcase full of cash. However he soon realises that the money is counterfeit, so he goes on a trip to the Duchy of Cagliostro, where he suspects … Continue reading

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222. American Splendor (2003)

Harvey Pekar is a regular guy with an unusual way of documenting his life – in the comic book American Splendor. Using the book as a base, Paul Giamatti plays Pekar, whilst the real man watches on. As well as … Continue reading

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220. Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (2010)

Scott is a bass guitarist in the band Sex Bob-omb and shares a one-room apartment with gay best friend, Wallace (played by the excellent Kieran Culkin, who also gets all the best lines). At a party, he sees the girl … Continue reading

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219. The White Ribbon (2009)

A doctor’s horse is tripped with wire, injuring it and its rider; a female farmer has a fatal accident in a barn; and a local baron’s son is physically assaulted, all within a small village. When a disabled boy is … Continue reading

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218. Ran (1985)

Film 86 in C4 Top 100 War Films An old king in feudal Japan decides to abdicate in favour of his eldest son. His third son tries to warn him that this will cause in-fighting and that his older siblings … Continue reading

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210. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Film 78 in C4 Top 100 War Films Filmed in a mock documentary style, The Battle of Algiers covers the years between 1954 and 1957 when freedom fighters struggled to defend the Casbah and gain independence from the French after … Continue reading

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208. Let the Right One In (2008)

Twelve year-old Oskar is a lonely, bullied little boy, until he meets Eli, a mysterious and eccentric girl, who moves in next door. A spate of bloody murders in the town seem to coincide with her arrival with her guardian, … Continue reading

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205. Confessions (2010)

In a Japanese school, a young teacher tells the class she is leaving. They don’t listen, until she raises her voice and announces that she’s going because she has reason to believe that two members of the class murdered her … Continue reading

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198. Eyes Wide Open (2009)

Aaron is married with four children, as well as being a devoutly Orthodox Jewish butcher and cantor in Jerusalem. One rainy day, a young yeshiva student, Ezri, walks into his shop asking for work. Aaron refuses, but later discovers the … Continue reading

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