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The Prestige (2006)
Director: Christopher Nolan
In the wake of The Dark Knight, this twisted tale of warring Victorian magicians appears more of a side attraction on Nolan's grim canon. Still, it's gorgeous to look at, even if the 'cleverness' of its ending remains open to debate. Read Review

Radio Days (1987)
Director: Woody Allen
Made towards the end of Allen's early, funny phase, this is a sweet-natured homage to the big-band days of early radio, beamed across America through tub-sized Magnavox radios. Slight, by his early standards, but evocative and lovable all the same. Read Review

The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)
Director: William Wyler
This prescient drama tackles the re-adjustment of returning servicemen. Perhaps a little dated in its pressed emotions, Gregg Toland's Kane-like deep focus still gives it a wonderfully memorable look. Read Review

Together (2000)
Director: Lukas Moodyson
The film that made Moodysson the hip kid of new Swedish cinema is anything but Bergman reinvented. Set in a '70s Stockholm commune, it's light on its feet: an endearingly fizzy picture of the struggle for human expression in a crowd of 'individuals'. Read Review

Love And Death (1975)
Director: Woody Allen
Woody in his comedic prime exits New York for the verdant battlefields of Russian literature in this hilarious mash-up of Tolstoy, Chekhov, Dostoevsky and Allen's plaintive Jewish one-liners. Read Review

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