10 - 16 SEPTEMBER 2022
There are some interesting premieres this week one of which (with Tom Hanks) was on a recent questionnaire . . . .
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD (2019) Mon 12 Sept 9.00-11.10pm Film Four P
American TV icon Fred Rogers never caught on outside North America, but that should not spoil your enjoyment. Tom Hanks is very good and, in a positive way, it is a ‘nice’ film that doesn’t harm anyone or anything!
A HIDDEN LIFE (2019) Tuesday 13 September 11.15pm-2.55am Film Four P
Alas, A Hidden Life was too long for us to consider here in Lyme. The story of an Austrian farmer who refuses to support Hitler, this great Terrence Malik drama only just falls short of being a masterpiece.
MOFFIE (2019) Thursday 15 September 1.45-4.00am Film Four P
The third Film Four premiere of the week and, unless you are an insomniac, you might prefer to record it! Moffie, in Afrikaans, is slang for a gay man and the film concerns an 18-year-old army recruit during the 1980s.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) Friday 16 September 9.05-11.05pm TP (Channel 82)
One of the most important horror films in the history of cinema and, with a couple of earlier exceptions, entirely responsible for the hundreds of zombie films (and TV episodes) made in the last 50 years. It first caught my attention at Llanbadarn Film Society, probably late 1976, as it sits at no. 9 in my list. In case you are wondering, no. 8 was Fahrenheit 451 and nos. 10 and 11 a double bill of The Sell Out and Black Emanuelle (sic). Happy days!
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