Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

DVD Easter Parade; Scene&Heard

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

DVD Easter Parade; Scene&Heard

Article excerpt

Forget TV this weekend. Here is the expert's guide to the best films to see

BEST FOR ALL THE FAMILY

Antonia Quirke, Evening

Standard film critic

Belleville Rendez-Vous

Memorable French animation about a champion cyclist, his pushy mother, and their terrific dog.

Holes

Idiosyncratic, funny, and stars the cute Shia LaBoeuf on top form.

The Princess Bride

Always enjoyable goofy fairytale about a princess in strife.

Seabiscuit

Sweet real-life drama about an unlikely colt who went on to win all the races in Depression era America. Even granny will love it.

BEST FOR A GIRLS' NIGHT IN

Nina Ahmad, Acting

Editor of Cosmopolitan

Down With Love

To-die-for retro glamour and, of course, former Cosmo naked centrefold Ewan McGregor, wooing Renee Zellweger.

Charlie's Angels

I love this for its unapologetic "kick-ass, girl-power" style.

Bridget Jones's Diary

Although things have moved on since Bridget Jones, it still has laughout-loud emotional detail all women can relate to.

Dirty Dancing

I don't know a single woman who doesn't smile when Jennifer Grey berates herself for saying "I carried a watermelon."

BEST FOR A LADS' WEEKEND IN

Editor Martin Daubney

and the staff of Loaded

magazine

Where Eagles Dare

Seminal war classic that, controversially, isn't really about eagles.

The Thing

Arctic chiller that stars exploding dogs, Kurt Russell and no women.

Scarface

Al Pacino in all his savage, scenery-chewing, language-mangling, chainsaw-wielding glory.

Love Actually

Classic female pacifier that gives blokes a great excuse to go and talk rubbish down the pub.

BEST FOR CINEPHILES

Nick James, editor of

Sight & Sound

magazine

Herzog/Kinski box-set

Five films that director Werner Herzog made with Klaus Kinski, including Fitzcarraldo. These are films about human extremity and the sublime, that no other combination of actor and filmmaker have reached. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.