We’ll be sharing cinema together again soon, but until then, Palace Cinemas wants to share some of our film favourites with our Weekly Watch List. Here’s to sharing and staying safe.
8 ½ (1963) | Federico Fellini
A film director, suffering an inescapable creative block, retreats into his memories and fantasies in the hope of finding material. Thought-provoking, funny, deeply personal and surreal, 8 ½ is an arguable peak of master Federico Fellini’s many feats of cinema.
“8 1/2 is probably the most potent movie about film-making, within which fantasy and reality are mixed without obfuscation, and there’s a tough argument that belies Fellini’s usual felicitous flaccidity.” Derek Malcolm, Guardian.
Rent it on iTunes, Google Play or Youtube or stream on Kanopy.
DEAD POETS SOCIETY (1989) | Peter Weir
An English teacher returns to his old school to inspire students through his passion for poetry and a different perspective of knowledge and emotion. An instant classic, Peter Weir’s school drama boasts one of the best performances from Robin Williams and is a deeply inspiring film that will leave you wanting to ‘seize the day’.
“Williams, who has comparatively little screen time, has come to act, not to cut comic riffs, and he does so with forceful, ultimately compelling, simplicity.” Richard Schickel, Time Magazine.
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BREATHLESS (1960) | Jean-Luc Goddard
A thief steals a car and impulsively murders a policeman, wanted by the authorities, he reunites with an American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy. Re-writing the rules of cinema, Jean-Luc Goddard’s paradigm-shifting classic remains a cornerstone cinema.
“Exhilarating… Godard uses his camera with the freedom of the gifted amateur who is innocent of all the conventions that the professionals have developed to take the edge off visual reality.” Dwight MacDonald, Esquire Magazine.
Rent it on iTunes, Google Play or Youtube or stream now on Kanopy.
RAGING BULL (1960) | Martin Scorsese
A chronicling of the life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led to his success in the ring is the catalyst of the destruction of his life outside of it. Arguably Martin Scorsese’s and Robert De Niro’s finest collaboration, RAGING BULL is a viscerally powerful piece of cinematic work and undeniably one of the greats.
“The most obvious basis for the film’s claim to greatness lies in Scorsese’s devastating critique of the very codes of masculinity that shaped him as a filmmaker, and in Robert De Niro’s performance, through which that critique is made flesh.” Amy Taublin, Village Voice.
Rent it on iTunes, Google Play or Youtube or stream now on Stan.