World Cinema


New! Second Chances 78 min.

A 21-year old thrift store worker covertly works to reunite a couple after discovering a torn-up love note in an old handbag. Best Director, Chicago Indie Film Award, 2022. Nominated for Monthly Award-Best Drama, Cannes World Film Festival, 2022. Best Feature Film, Chandler International Film Festival, 2022. Directed by Rick Walker. USA.

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The Art of Film (Season 1) 264 min.

The Art of Film (Season 1) explores the many layers of the world of filmmaking, exploring styles, themes, eras, genres, studios, partnerships & the many sensibilities that have & continue to shape cinema since it’s beginnings to today. In Season 1, Presenter Ian Nathan, set in his cinema location, and on location, discusses each episode with filmmakers, cultural commentators, historians, autho...

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Comedy, Parody, Satire & Laughs (The Art of Film, Season 1) 44 min.

Comedy is part of the fabric of life, and laughter is as essential as oxygen. For as long as there have been performing arts, there has been comedy. But on film, it has evolved into a genre of many parts. Filmmakers have taken wildly different approaches. From the silent era onwards, film comedy has encompassed slapstick, screwball, razor sharp satire, the romcom, bickering odd couples, spoofs, an...

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Depiction of War (The Art of Film, Season 1) 44 min.

The War film is so much more than a genre, it is a multitude of genres. More often than not, they are categorised by era, their place in history. But it is much more instructive to explore the way filmmakers have depicted war, which story they tell, what they focus on, what style they choose, how realistic, and how the film in question expands our understanding of the nature of war and humanity.

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The Magic of Ealing Studios (The Art of Film, Season 1) 47 min.

There is nothing like an Ealing comedy. Made at the famous West London studio, this series of beloved black comedies remain as funny and daring as the day they were made.

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The Many Faces of Biopics (The Art of Film, Season 1) 45 min.

Life has provided great possibilities for the movies. The stories of real figures from many eras of history and all walks of society, have proven hugely cinematic. For one thing, they offer great characters – people who have shaped history. But it is a fascinating two-way street. Not only have the famous provided inspiration for films, cinema has helped make them legends. Fact and fiction often go...

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Nouveau Horror (The Art of Film, Season 1) 42 min.

In the eighties, away from all the endless repetitious slasher movies, the Horror genre found a new lease of cinematic life. A generation of directors arose, who applied style to genre traditions,mixing things up, and breaking the rules. The look of horror became all important.

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The Unique Style of Powell & Pressburger (The Art of Film, Season 1) 44 min.

A very good case can be made that director Michael Powell and Producer/Screenwriter Emeric Pressburger, together known as The Archers, are the greatest creative partnership in British cinema. Mixing operatic scope and genius camera work and incredible use of colour, their style has been hugely influential, but never matched. They pushed through the conventions of cinema into a new magical realm of...

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Classic Movies 176 min.

With each episode devoted to a single film, their story will be told with detail, affection, looking for the truth behind the myth, all the trials and triumphs that went into forging a classic. But this isn’t simply history, the standard making of, it’s about identifying those ingredients immortal scenes, performances, themes, luxuriant cinematography, art direction, special effects, music, even t...

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The Story of Ran (Classic Movies) 41 min.

One of the most breathtaking sites in all of cinema: the mass ranks of warriors charging up the flanks of Mount Fuji. Their brightly coloured banners, flattering in the wind, armies subdivided into primary colours: red, blue and yellow. Their 16th century Japanese armour magnificent in every detail as they storm a once mighty castle.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023