The Scottish Mail on Sunday
THE TEN HOTTEST FILMS TO WATCH RIGHT NOW
ON CURZON HOME CINEMA
1. DIRTY DANCING
Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey star in this much-loved coming-of-age romantic drama in which a young woman falls for a dance instructor during a holiday at a fancy resort.
2. THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
The 1999 horror film about student film-makers investigating a legend about a witch consists of supposedly ‘found footage’ and was so brilliantly marketed that some of the first viewers believed it to be real.
3. CINEMA PARADISO
Fabulous Italian film about a boy in a small town in Sicily falling in love with the movies and forming a friendship with a projectionist. The final scene is one of the most celebrated in cinema.
4. THE GRADUATE
Classic romcom that made Dustin Hoffman a star. He plays Benjamin, a college graduate who has an affair with an older woman (Anne Bancroft, below with Hoffman) but falls for her daughter (Katharine Ross). Another film with a famous final scene.
5. THE HURT LOCKER
Kathryn Bigelow’s incredibly tense drama about a bomb-disposal team in Iraq won six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director (first time for a woman) and Best Original Screenplay.
Winona Ryder and Christian Slater star in this cynical, satirical cult hit: a very black comedy about suicide, peer-group pressure and a clique of mean girls at high school.
7. MILITARY WIVES
Affecting, feelgood comedy drama with Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan as chalk-and-cheese leaders of a choir of women whose husbands are serving in Afghanistan.
8. SAINT MAUD
Haunting psychological horror about a disturbed palliative-care nurse marks the arrival of a major new British talent in director Rose Glass.
9. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
Danny Boyle’s uplifting love story stars Dev Patel as the Mumbai ‘slumdog’ whose life story we learn as he answers each question on India’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
10. LA VIE EN ROSE
This is an extraordinary Oscar-, Baftaand César-winning performance from Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf, the Parisian street kid who became a global chanteuse superstar.
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