Based on a story from the BBC TV serial “Doctor Who”. Dr. Who and his companions arrive on Earth in the year 2150 AD Read More »
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In 1960’s Bristol three lads hang around making nuisances of themselves after losing their motorbike licences. Read More »
This tightly plotted drama shows British POWs enduring brainwashing and torture during the Korean War, thereby revealing what a soldier could expect if he was ever captured by enemy forces.
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The Knack… and How to Get It (1965) Richard Lester, Rita Tushingham, Ray Brooks, Michael Crawford, Comedy
In England, the times are a changing: it’s mods and rockers. On the day Nancy gets off the London train, cases in hand, looking for the YWCA, Colin has had enough of missing out on the sexual revolution. He begs his smooth (and misogynistic) pal Tolen to teach him ‘the knack’ – how to score with women. Serendipitously, Colin and his new lodger Tom meet up with Nancy while Colin’s buying a bed larger than Tolen’s. The three hit it off, but their simple fun ends when Tolen meets Nancy. Colin is jealous but impotent, and Tolen both attracts and repels her. She swoons, wonders what happened, and cries ‘rape.’ Impish serendipity rubs against unsettling ambiguity; Tolen bolts.
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