Not sure what to watch this month? Here’s our top 15 favourite films:
#1: Kung Fu Fridays is back!
We’re showing the best martial arts and action movies every Friday, including:
Dirty Ho – Friday 6 October 8.30pm
This movie has a bit of a suggestive name! But rest assured this is still a classic 1976 Kung Fu film from Shaw Brothers starring Gordon Liu, about a young prince who enlists a thief to serve as his bodyguard to protect him from assassins.
Come Drink with Me – Friday 13 October 8.30pm
One of the great early entries of martial arts cinema, this movie stars one of the most legendary female Kung Fu stars of all time, Cheng Pei Pei, in her breakout role as Golden Swallow who has been sent to free her brother and fight off the thugs.
My Young Auntie – Friday 20 October 8.30pm
Kara Hui Ying-Hung lights up the screen with a dazzling performance that won her Best Actress Honours at the first annual Hong Kong Film Awards.
Directed by legendary filmmaker Lau Kar-Leung, My Young Auntie is about an honest and faithful servant of a dying patriarch who wants nothing more than to protect his vast wealth from his selfish, conniving nephew.
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin – Friday 27 October 8.30pm
Containing one of the longest and most impressive training montages ever put to film, not only did this movie inspire Quentin Tarantino in the sequences of the Bride’s training in Kill Bill 2, but it was also one of the seminal works that inspired the New York hip-hop outfit Wu-Tang Clan.
READ more here.
#2: Top 4 films from Palme d’Or winner Ruben Östlund – Sundays 6.30pm
Sundays in October we’re showing the film work of Ruben Östlund, winner of the 2017 Palme d’Or, and known as an anthropologist who makes films about how humans react to the situations they are faced with and forced into.
Force Majeure – Sunday 8 October 6.30pm
A critical favourite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year’s Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, it’s about a family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche.
READ The Guardian’s review here.
Play – Sunday 15 October 6.35pm
Based on a spate of real cases of bullying and robbery that took place in Gothenburg, Sweden, this controversial film deals with the tormenting terrors of being thought a racist.
READ The Telegraph’s review.
Involuntary – Sunday 22 October 6.35pm
A middle-aged party host unwisely soldiers on after a fireworks accident. A teacher sees her colleague transgressing and dares to mention it in the staff room. A coach stops in the middle of nowhere after some passenger infraction. The drunken horseplay of teenage girls goes too far. What can it all mean?
Gitarrmongot – Sunday 29 October 6.55pm
Gitarrmongot is a pseudo-documentary about different people from Gothenburg living outside of societal norms.
#3: The Cowboys – Wednesday 18 October 8.30pm
When his daughter runs away from their prairie town east of France with her Muslim boyfriend, Alain and his young son, Kid, head out to find her.
#4: Nobody from Nowhere – Wednesday 25 October 8.30pm
Sébastien Nicolas is a realtor who lives a dull existence, always wishing to be someone else. Lacking the creativity to reinvent himself, he begins impersonating his clients with latex masks and wigs.
#5: Top 5 Halloween Squirmers- 8.30pm every night from Monday 30 – Friday 3 November
Have one hell of a movie marathon with our Halloween collection including:
The Nightmare – Monday 30 October 8.30pm
In The Nightmare, Ascher leads us into that other-world of terror where the darkness is alive. And it moves on its own. And it’s coming to get you.
Raw – Tuesday 31 October 8.30pm
Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At sixteen she’s a brilliant student starting out at veterinary school where she experiences a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her family principles and eats raw meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge…
The Green Inferno – Wednesday 1 November 8.30pm
A group of environmentally-focused activists get ‘mistreated’ by a hungry Amazonian tribe.
Baskin – Thursday 2 November 8.30pm
A squad of unsuspecting cops goes through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building.
Saint – Friday 3 November 8.30pm
Every 36 years, St. Niklas rises from the dead at Christmas time and takes revenge for his murder. Frank is the only survivor of twisted Santa’s latest massacre, but no one believes his warnings of horror.