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  • Knife in the Water

    Knife in the Water

    ★★★★

    Roman Polanski takes charge of this Oscar-nominated drama. On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker. In Polish with English subtitles.

    Knife in the Water is most notable for being the directorial debut of Roman Polanski – and the director has got off to a very decent start.

    On their trip to an afternoon on the waters, married couple Andrzej (Leon Niemczyk) and Krystyna (Jolanta Umecka) almost run over a…

  • Jules and Jim

    Jules and Jim

    ★★★★★

    François Truffaut’s BAFTA-nominated drama looks at the decades of a love triangle concerning two friends (Oskar Werner and Henri Serre) and a woman (Jeanne Moreau). In French with English subtitles.

    In the untroubled days before the First World War, reclusive Austrian author Jules (Oskar Werner) hits up a bond with the enthusiastic Frenchman Jim (Henri Serre). Both men fall for the thoughtless and gorgeous Catherine (Jeanne Moreau), but it's Jules who triumphs her hand. After the conflict, Jim goes to…

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  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

    Kar-Wai Wong’s crime comedy-drama focuses on two policemen, one being Cop 223 (Takeshi Kaneshiro), the other being Cop 663 (Tony Chiu-Wai Leung). Also starring Brigitte Lin, Valerie Chow and Faye Wong. In Cantonese with English subtitles.

    Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung both give very good performances in their respective roles as 223 and 663, the two policemen involved. 223 is absolutely fascinated by his separation with a woman named May, while 663 is provoked by the death of his girlfriend,…

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★★

    Yorgos Lanthimos directs this period comedy-drama in which Queen Anne’s (Olivia Colman) relationship with Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) is turned upside down by the arrival of Anne’s cousin Abigail (Emma Stone).

    Yorgos Lanthimos’s previous film was the horror film The Killing of a Sacred Deer, with Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, which is my personal favourite from 2017 and also featured a star-making supporting performance from Barry Keoghan.

    Now, for his latest effort, Lanthimos chooses to go back to the…