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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later- (1998)
00:05 - 01:10 - Tue 24/1/17 - ITV 4
5.8/10 Stars

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John Carpenter's classic 1978 chiller gets a 1990s makeover, although in the hands of director Steve Miner the emphasis here is still firmly on frights rather than in-jokes. Jamie Lee Curtis, back in the role that made her name, is now a recovering alcoholic and headteacher at an exclusive boarding school. The problem is her murderous and seemingly indestructible brother is keen to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his original massacre. The older and wiser Curtis steals the show from the teenage TV pin-ups (Third Rock from the Sun star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the now-obligatory "big name" killed off before the opening credits), but Miner's direction is merely efficient, rather than genuinely scary.


Death Sentence- (2007)
00:15 - 01:20 - Tue 24/1/17 - 5*
6.4/10 Stars

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Mild-mannered executive Nick Hume's perfect, peaceful life is destroyed when his oldest son is killed by a street gang. Hume becomes determined to see those responsible pay for their crimes, gaining the sympathy and support of a homicide detective working on the case. However, she begins to question her position as Hume's methods of retribution become increasingly violent. Thriller, starring Kevin Bacon, Kelly Preston and Garrett Hedlund.


Raze- (2013)
00:50 - 02:45 - Tue 24/1/17 - Horror Channel
5.0/10 Stars

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A woman wakes up to find herself trapped in an underground bunker, and discovers she has been kidnapped by the organisers of an illegal fighting arena. She is forced to battle to the death against her fellow captives, with the lives of their loved ones under threat if they do not obey. Thriller, starring Zoe Bell and Rachel Nichols.


No One Would Tell- (1996)
01:00 - 03:00 - Tue 24/1/17 - True Entertainment
4.8/10 Stars

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A shy teenager thinks all her dreams have come true when the school's star athlete asks her out. However, the relationship soon turns sour as her seemingly perfect boyfriend becomes possessive, controlling and violent. Drama, starring Fred Savage, Candace Cameron Bure, Gregory Alan Williams and Rodney Eastman.


Halloween H20: 20 Years Later- (1998)
01:15 - 01:50 - Tue 24/1/17 - ITV 4
5.8/10 Stars

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John Carpenter's classic 1978 chiller gets a 1990s makeover, although in the hands of director Steve Miner the emphasis here is still firmly on frights rather than in-jokes. Jamie Lee Curtis, back in the role that made her name, is now a recovering alcoholic and headteacher at an exclusive boarding school. The problem is her murderous and seemingly indestructible brother is keen to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his original massacre. The older and wiser Curtis steals the show from the teenage TV pin-ups (Third Rock from the Sun star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the now-obligatory "big name" killed off before the opening credits), but Miner's direction is merely efficient, rather than genuinely scary.


The Wind Rises- (2013)
01:15 - 03:50 - Tue 24/1/17 - Film 4
7.6/10 Stars

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Hayao Miyazaki's animated biopic of Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi. Unable to fulfil his dream of becoming a pilot, Horikoshi becomes an innovative designer of aircraft in the 1920s, living through some of the most turbulent times in the country's history. To his horror, his creations are put to destructive use in the Second World War. With the voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt.


The Secret Of The Sahara- (1988)
01:30 - 04:00 - Tue 24/1/17 - Movies4Men
0.0/10 Stars

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Hidden treasure lies somewhere in the Sahara Desert. An ancient parchment indicates the treasure's whereabouts... but who will get there first? Stars Michael York. (1988)


The Ruthless Four- (1968)
01:50 - 03:45 - Tue 24/1/17 - Talking Pictures
6.5/10 Stars

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1968. Western. Four men must survive the greed of each other as they search for a fortune in gold in a remote disused mine. Starring Van Heflin and Gilbert Roland.


13 Eerie- (2013)
02:45 - 04:30 - Tue 24/1/17 - Horror Channel
3.8/10 Stars

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Six forensic undergraduates embark a trip to a remote island that was used as an illegal biological testing ground for prisoners. Horror, starring Katherine Isabelle, Michael Shanks and Brendan Fehr.


Mysterious Mr Nicholson- (0)
03:45 - 05:20 - Tue 24/1/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1947. Crime drama. Directed by Oswald Mitchell and starring Anthony Hulme, Lesley Osmond and Frank Hawkins. A solicitors' clerk is sent to deliver a will and finds the recipient murdered.


Admiral's Secret- (0)
06:00 - 07:15 - Tue 24/1/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1934. Comedy. Directed by Guy Newall and starring Edmund Gwenn, James Raglan and Hope Davy. A retired admiral who has a valuable diamond is pursued by crooks intent on getting the gem.


The Set Up- (1949)
06:00 - 07:25 - Tue 24/1/17 - Movies4Men
6.0/10 Stars

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An ageing boxer believes he can win one more big fight. His manager thinks otherwise and decides to place money against his own fighter. Stars Robert Ryan.


The Sword of El Cid- (1962)
07:25 - 09:10 - Tue 24/1/17 - Movies4Men
0.0/10 Stars

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The ruler of Catalonia is murdered by his identical twin brother, who then usurps the throne. However, he has forgotten about his dead brother's son, who raises an army to reclaim his birthright. Italian historical drama, with Roland Carey, Sandro Moretti and Chantal Deberg. In Italian.


Serena- (1962)
07:45 - 09:00 - Tue 24/1/17 - Talking Pictures
6.2/10 Stars

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A detective investigating the murder of an artist's wife becomes convinced one of his models shot her, then adopted her identity to avoid suspicion. This fast-paced mystery is something of a gem, thanks to skilful direction by Peter Maxwell and excellent performances from Patrick Holt, Honor Blackman and Emrys Jones.


Final Test- (0)
09:00 - 10:50 - Tue 24/1/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1954. Comedy. Director: Anthony Asquith. Stars Jack Warner, Robert Morley & George Relph. A cricketer looks forward to his last test match, but his son would rather write poetry than watch his innings


The Big Sky- (1952)
09:10 - 11:30 - Tue 24/1/17 - Movies4Men
3.5/10 Stars

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Two frontiersmen guide a party of fur traders through territory occupied by a hostile Blackfoot tribe. The leader of the party intends to win the trust of the tribe by returning a missing princess to her people, but rival traders and conflict within the group threaten the expedition. Western, starring Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin and Elizabeth Threatt.


Age of Dinosaurs- (2013)
10:00 - 11:50 - Tue 24/1/17 - Horror Channel
4.4/10 Stars

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Scientists use genetic engineering to restore dinosaurs to life. However, the prehistoric monsters escape from the museum where they are being displayed and cause havoc in Los Angeles. A former firefighter braves facing the giant lizards to rescue his missing daughter. Sci-fi thriller, starring Treat Williams and Ronny Cox. Includes Mini Movie Moment.


Gentle Trap- (0)
10:50 - 12:00 - Tue 24/1/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1960. A locksmith on his first burglary is on the run when a rival gang wants his haul. Stars Spencer Teakle & Martin Benson.


The Flight of the Phoenix- (1965)
11:00 - 13:50 - Tue 24/1/17 - More 4
6.3/10 Stars

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James Stewart's plane crashes in the desert and when, after days in the sweltering heat, you think he might take a juicy bite out of Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch or Hardy Kruger to get some protein, a plan is hatched to build a smaller plane out of the wreckage. This all-star survivalist epic has all the expected ingredients and more - Attenborough's nerves are shattered, Kruger is the embodiment of Germanic efficiency, Finch is stiff-upper-lipped, Stewart is Charles Lindbergh with a wing down, and all of them sweat and grow beards with élan. Director Robert Aldrich keeps things boiling for perhaps longer than is necessary but he still delivers a genuinely exciting climax.


Drums along the Mohawk- (1939)
11:00 - 13:10 - Tue 24/1/17 - Film 4
6.6/10 Stars

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One of the most beautiful and distinguished achievements of early colour, this fine movie tends to be overlooked among the other highlights of Hollywood's annus mirabilis - in 1939, every studio seemed to be unveiling a movie classic a fortnight. This is effectively a pre-western, dealing with tribal raids among the early settlers during the American War of Independence. It also contains a rather disturbing anti-British bias, not for the first time from ace director John Ford, who was himself of Irish stock. Taken as a romantic action adventure, though, it rattles along. Claudette Colbert seems just a little too well groomed for the frontier, but Henry Fonda, as ever, is perfectly at home and a constant pleasure to watch.

Gun Duel In Durango- (1957)
11:30 - 13:10 - Tue 24/1/17 - Movies4Men
0.0/10 Stars

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A skilled sharp shooter decides to leave a gang of bank robbers to marry the girl he loves. Unfortunately the band of outlaws have other ideas. Stars George Montgomery. (1957)

Miracle in Soho- (0)
12:00 - 14:00 - Tue 24/1/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1957. Romance. Director: Julian Amyes. Starring John Gregson, Belinda Lee, Cyril Cusack and Peter Illing. Michael is an unhappy road worker, until he meets Julia, and 'the miracle' happens.

Tornado Warning- (2012)
13:00 - 14:50 - Tue 24/1/17 - Horror Channel
2.9/10 Stars

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A teenager whose home was destroyed by an unusual tornado grows up to be an amateur storm chaser, and investigates when similar freak storms start occurring across the world. He enlists the aid of a meteorologist in getting to the truth, and discovers the strange weather is cover for an alien invasion. Sci-fi thriller, starring Kari Wuhrer and Jeff Fahey. Edited for violence and flashing images.

The Lawless Breed- (1952)
13:10 - 14:50 - Tue 24/1/17 - Film 4
5.7/10 Stars

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A gunslinger newly released from prison tells the story of his eventful life to a newspaper reporter in the hope of salvaging his brutal reputation. Fact-based Western, starring Rock Hudson and Julie Adams.

Fort Yuma- (1955)
13:10 - 14:55 - Tue 24/1/17 - Movies4Men
5.0/10 Stars

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When an Apache chief is killed in a fight with a settler, his son goes on the warpath, launching an attack on a supply train headed for Fort Yuma. The only survivors - an embittered officer, a scout and a female missionary - realise the war party plan to kill everyone at the fort, and face a tortuous journey to raise the alarm. Western, starring Peter Graves and Joan Vohs.

Time, Gentlemen, Please!- (1952)
14:00 - 15:40 - Tue 24/1/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1952. Comedy. The Prime Minister is to visit Britain's perfect village. The residents want to send the local tramp to an almshouse. Stars Sid James, Eddie Byrne & Dora Bryan. Directed by Lewis Gilbert

Battle at Apache Pass- (1952)
14:50 - 16:30 - Tue 24/1/17 - Film 4
0.0/10 Stars

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(1952) Western. Apache chief Cochise is trying to keep the peace with the cavalry unit based at Fort Buchanan, but he's undermined by a government advisor and a rival Apache chief.

Barbara Taylor Bradford's A Secret Affair- (1999)
15:00 - 17:00 - Tue 24/1/17 - True Entertainment
0.0/10 Stars

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An American woman breaks off her engagement to begin a new life with a journalist, but unfortunately her lover disappears while on a reporting assignment in Serbia. Drama adapted from Barbara Taylor Bradford's novel, starring Janine Turner, Fionnula Flanagan and Robert Mailhouse.

The Gentleman Bandit- (1981)
16:00 - 18:00 - Tue 24/1/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1981. Crime drama directed by Jonathan Kaplan. Based on the real-life ordeal of Baltimore priest Bernard Pagano who was arrested for a series of hold-ups.

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman- (1993)
16:00 - 17:50 - Tue 24/1/17 - Horror Channel
3.5/10 Stars

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Larger than life sci-fi starring Hollywood superstar Daryl Hannah. An abused heiress decides to get revenge on her husband after an alien encounter causes her to grow to the size of a giant. (1993)

The Poseidon Adventure- (1972)
16:30 - 18:50 - Tue 24/1/17 - Film 4
7.7/10 Stars

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In this memorable calamity-at-sea epic from disaster-movie specialist Irwin Allen, an ocean liner turns turtle under a tidal wave and survivors fight their way to the ship's underside in an attempt to find an exit. The religious aspects of Paul Gallico's source novel get buried under a barrage of set pieces as director Ronald Neame cranks up the suspense and minister Gene Hackman leads a group of uptight passengers to what they hope will be their salvation. There are wonderfully poignant performances by Ernest Borgnine, Stella Stevens, Shelley Winters and Red Buttons, but it's always Hackman's movie - not even the remarkable effects can upstage him.

The Gift Horse- (1951)
17:05 - 19:10 - Tue 24/1/17 - Movies4Men
3.0/10 Stars

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Packed with stock situations, this unremarkable naval drama starts in 1940 on the broken-down tub presented to gung-ho captain Trevor Howard as part of a 50-destroyer loan made to Britain by neutral America. The inevitable hostility that flares between Howard and his men, the Admiralty inquiry into negligence and the ramming raid on a Nazi dockyard in France are all staged with efficiency by director Compton Bennett. But the action lacks urgency, Howard looks thoroughly bored by the proceedings and crew members Richard Attenborough, Hugh Williams and Bernard Lee, plus flashy American Sonny Tufts, have nothing new to show us.

The River Wild- (1994)
18:50 - 21:00 - Tue 24/1/17 - Film 4
5.9/10 Stars

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A headstrong white-water rafting expert embarks on a holiday with her family, but their fun comes to an abrupt end when two killers show up. The fugitives' only escape route from the law is down a raging river, so they take the woman and her son hostage to act as guides. Meanwhile, her husband desperately tries to keep track from the riverbank, waiting for his opportunity to launch a rescue attempt. Action thriller, with Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn and Joseph Mazzello.

Storm Cell- (2008)
19:10 - 21:00 - Tue 24/1/17 - Movies4Men
5.6/10 Stars

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A woman who witnessed her parents being killed by a tornado becomes an expert in extreme weather conditions. She discovers a potentially devastating twister is moving towards a city where her brother is the sheriff, but struggles to convince him that he is in danger. Thriller, starring Mimi Rogers and Michael Ironside.

Dr. Crippen- (1964)
20:00 - 22:00 - Tue 24/1/17 - Talking Pictures
6.0/10 Stars

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1963. Horror. Directed by Robert Lynn. Starring Donald Pleasence & Coral Browne. The true story of Dr. Crippen, who was hanged in 1910 for poisoning his wife so he could be with his younger lover.

In Time- (2011)
21:00 - 22:00 - Tue 24/1/17 - 5*
6.6/10 Stars

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Future scientists reverse the ageing process, allowing people to live forever. To avoid overpopulation, time becomes a currency, with the rich living indefinitely while the poor must work to stave off death. A factory worker acquires 100 years of time, and spends it fighting to redress the balance of power. Sci-fi thriller, starring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy.

East Is East- (1999)
21:00 - 22:55 - Tue 24/1/17 - Film 4
6.5/10 Stars

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Films about Asian integration in Britain have tended to be both serious (My Son the Fanatic) and marginalised (My Beautiful Laundrette), but this 1970s-set culture-clash comedy breaks the mould. It's thoroughly accessible and doesn't take itself too seriously as it follows the travails of a Pakistani dad (Om Puri), now married to an Englishwoman, who is desperate that his sons (among them, Jimi Mistry) buckle under and accept arranged marriages. The boys, heady with teenage freedom and feeling "British" as opposed to "Asian", are resistant, and family wrangling ensues. Funny, charming and refreshing, this is a great little film.

The African Game- (2009)
21:00 - 22:55 - Tue 24/1/17 - Movies4Men
4.5/10 Stars

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A professional killer travels from London to Africa to complete a deadly mission. Action thriller, with Briony Afferson and Luca Ward. In Italian.

Darkness Falls- (2003)
21:00 - 22:45 - Tue 24/1/17 - Horror Channel
5.4/10 Stars

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A man faces his darkest childhood fears when a malevolent being sets its sights on a friend's little brother, and he returns to his home town to confront the vengeful spirit of an elderly, eccentric woman who was unjustly lynched 150 years earlier on suspicion of murder. Horror, starring Chaney Kley, Emma Caulfield and Joshua Anderson.

A Boyfriend for Christmas- (2004)
21:00 - 23:00 - Tue 24/1/17 - True Entertainment
5.8/10 Stars

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In this easy-going Christmas romantic comedy, 13-year-old Kelli Williams receives a glass globe from Santa (Charles Durning) along with a promise that the boy of her dreams will turn up within 20 years. Flash forward and Williams is now a successful lawyer in her 30s, and she's given up waiting. But, just as she seems ready to say yes to former high-school hunk Bruce Thomas, she meets Patrick Muldoon, an attorney whose well-intentioned deception threatens to ruin Santa's carefully laid plans. Brightly played and breezily directed by Kevin Connor, this is a pleasant way to pass the time.

Double X- (2012)
22:00 - 00:00 - Tue 24/1/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1992. Crime drama with Bernard Hill and Norman Wisdom. Former petty thief and safecracker Arthur is the 'brains' behind 'The Organisation' but he wants out.

The Fugitive- (1947)
22:00 - 23:00 - Tue 24/1/17 - ITV 4
6.2/10 Stars

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This mesmerising adaptation of The Power and the Glory - Graham Greene's novel about a "whisky priest" - by director John Ford is seriously compromised by the censorship of the time. But, despite the fact that the central relationship is no longer a sexual one and Henry Fonda's priest is not an alcoholic, it remains resolutely convincing. Pedro Armendáriz is particularly fine as the mustachioed police lieutenant, and Dolores Del Rio smoulders as the woman, but the real star of this brooding opus is the magnificent outdoor photography from Gabriel Figueroa. At the time, Ford's non-westerns were regarded more highly than his westerns. This drama is a quasi-western, and all the better for being directed by such a master.

In Time- (2011)
22:05 - 23:10 - Tue 24/1/17 - 5*
6.6/10 Stars

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Future scientists reverse the ageing process, allowing people to live forever. To avoid overpopulation, time becomes a currency, with the rich living indefinitely while the poor must work to stave off death. A factory worker acquires 100 years of time, and spends it fighting to redress the balance of power. Sci-fi thriller, starring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy.

Muck- (2015)
22:45 - 00:45 - Tue 24/1/17 - Horror Channel
3.3/10 Stars

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Gripping horror where 'the lucky ones are already dead'...A group of friends are having a St. Patrick's Day they'll never forget - can they survive the hell of two fiendish evils? (2015)

Fracture- (2007)
22:55 - 01:10 - Tue 24/1/17 - Film 4
7.2/10 Stars

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An ambitious district attorney takes on what he believes to be an open and shut case - prosecuting a wealthy man who has confessed to shooting his wife, leaving her in a coma. But when the defendant arranges to represent himself in court, he proceeds to meticulously tear apart the evidence against him. Thriller, starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling.

Runaway Train- (1985)
22:55 - 01:00 - Tue 24/1/17 - Movies4Men
6.6/10 Stars

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This fast-paced thriller about two convicts whose bid for freedom becomes a desperate battle for survival aboard a runaway train is based on a screenplay co-written by celebrated Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. And that's what takes it a notch above the average Hollywood action film, as Jon Voight and Eric Roberts's prisoners have far more depth than your typical gung-ho heroes. Both landed Oscar nominations, as did Henry Richardson, whose dynamic editing gives Andrei Konchalovsky's superior direction the breakneck pace that will keep you on the edge of your seat. John P Ryan as a sadistic warden and Rebecca De Mornay as a trapped passenger also rise to the occasion.

The Fugitive- (1947)
23:05 - 00:40 - Tue 24/1/17 - ITV 4
6.2/10 Stars

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This mesmerising adaptation of The Power and the Glory - Graham Greene's novel about a "whisky priest" - by director John Ford is seriously compromised by the censorship of the time. But, despite the fact that the central relationship is no longer a sexual one and Henry Fonda's priest is not an alcoholic, it remains resolutely convincing. Pedro Armendáriz is particularly fine as the mustachioed police lieutenant, and Dolores Del Rio smoulders as the woman, but the real star of this brooding opus is the magnificent outdoor photography from Gabriel Figueroa. At the time, Ford's non-westerns were regarded more highly than his westerns. This drama is a quasi-western, and all the better for being directed by such a master.

Little Nicky- (2000)
23:10 - 00:15 - Tue 24/1/17 - 5*
5.2/10 Stars

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The Devil decides to put off retirement for a little longer, but his two oldest sons are left fuming - and decide to get revenge by creating Hell on Earth. The job of saving the world falls to their good-natured younger brother, who travels to New York to put things right. Comedy, starring Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Rhys Ifans, Reese Witherspoon and Rodney Dangerfield.