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Based on Nicholas Pileggi’s book Wiseguy, Martin Scorsese’s mob-movie masterpiece marked a revival of Hollywood interest in gangsters and gangsterdom. It chronicles three decades of a life in crime, following Brooklyn youngster Henry Hill’s graduation from petty criminal to big-time thief. Widely regarded as one of the greatest films in the crime genre, this is essential viewing for any movie fan.
Inspired by the serialised matinee action films Steven Spielberg loved as a child, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK became one of the defining action/adventure films of its day and remains a hugely enjoyable movie experience.
Harrison Ford, fresh from his propulsion to super-stardom through the STAR WARS series, embodied the reluctant yet capable adventurer Indiana Jones, a serious and scholarly archaeology professor who is hired by the US government to track down the Ark of the Covenant ahead of their Nazi rivals.
The action set-pieces, tongue-in-cheek humour, impressive production values and a sheer love of cinema make RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK an irresistibly enjoyable big-screen treat.
Paul thomas Anderson reunites with several of his Boogie Nights stars in this ensemble drama comprised of six interwoven stories dealing with parents, children, love and lonliness. An epic mosaic of several interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.