Category: Blue Rascal Cinema

deSlang presents | Blue Rascal Cinema | SECRETARY

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 18 SECRETARY    2002 Directed by Steven Shainberg 111 minutes In English Nauseated by the 50 shades grey boredom that are hitting the cinemas at the moment? Well this film at least has more meat, is more original, takes more risks and has some wonderfully kinky punches. This edgy erotic black comedy stars Maggie Gyllenhaal…..

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BLUE RASCAL CINEMA | THE LAST DETAIL

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 11 THE LAST DETAIL   (1973) Directed by Hal Ashby 104 minutes In English with English subtitles The entire career of Jack Nicholson can be roughly broken up into two categories….the films that have been over-seen, and those that have been under-seen. Of the films that have been criminally suppressed and under-seen, THE LAST DETAIL…..

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deSlang presents | BLUE RASCAL CINEMA | LAW OF DESIRE

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 21 LAW OF DESIRE   1987 (La ley del deseo) Directed by Pedro Almodovar 102 minutes In Spanish with English subtitles Although he had been churning out films for years, the seventh feature film of Pedro Almodovar (Woman on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown, Volver, Talk to Her) was the film that first gave…..

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deSlang presents | BLUE RASCAL CINEMA |TAKING OFF

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 14 TAKING OFF    (1971) Directed by Milos Forman 93 minutes In English (no subtitles) This is a rare cinematic gem from 1971, which is rarely shown and until recently has been almost impossible to see for the last 30 years. When I was young it was considered an anti-establishment classic at the universities. It…..

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deSlang presents | BLUE RASCAL CINEMA | BROTHER

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 7 BROTHER     1997 (Brat/Брат) Directed by Aleksey Balabanov 99 minutes In Russian with English subtitles A darkly brooding and stunning movie, showing the journey of one boy in the underbelly of the new post-Soviet Russia. This film was a huge blockbuster hit when it came out in it’s home country, charting the rapid changes…..

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deSlang presents | BLUE RASCAL CINEMA | WITHNAIL AND I | WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 10

WITHNAIL AND I  (1986) Directed by Bruce Robinson 107 minutes In English with English subtitles I think that this must be by far the greatest cult film to ever come out of England. Just ask anyone who is even slightly out of the mainstream in England about this film and they will start raving about it……

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