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Cine-East Film Club Presents #70: 1964, Dr Strangelove (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb) (Stanley Kubrick)

November 30, 2016

General Jack D Ripper: ‘Mandrake, have you ever seen a commie drink a glass of water?’ Group Captain Mandrake: ‘Well, no, I can’t say that I have’ Three weeks after the US Presidential election, it is still hard to come to terms with the fact that the American electorate (or at least that part of […]

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Cine-East Film Club: The First 50 Presentations

August 31, 2014

With the presentation of Terry Gilliam’s fantastical comedy, The Fisher King dedicated to Robin Williams, the Cine-East Film Club reached its  half century.  When I started the feature a couple of years back (yes, my intention of weekly posts has for one reason or another not lived up to reality) was to provide a regular […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #48: 1993, The War Room (Chris Hegedus and DA Pannebaker)

August 5, 2014

‘Change vs more of the same The economy, stupid Don’t forget healthcare’ (Clinton/Gore ’92 Campaign HQ Whiteboard, Little Rock, Arkansas)   The idea for this week’s Cine-East Film Club presentation came from a couple of recent posts here at allthatsleft.  Following the European elections in May I wrote a post which seemed to strike a […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #47: 1993, Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis)

July 21, 2014

Phil Connors: ‘What if there is no tomorrow, there wasn’t one today’. The Cine-East Film Club is back after a couple of months off caused by work, more work, a young baby and World Cup related distractions.    Regular readers of the Cine-East Film Club’s presentations will recall that the Club was, before the interlude, alternating […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #33: 1927, Napoleon (Abel Gance)

December 8, 2013

Regular readers may have noticed that there was no Cine-East Film Club Presentation last weekend.  There was a good reason for that, which was that probably the cinematic event of the year took place last Saturday and it took up practically the whole day, leaving me with very little blog time.  The Royal Festival Hall […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #19: 1982, This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner)

August 18, 2013

David St Hubbins (to Ian Faith): ‘you’re not paid to be as confused as Nigel’ Friday was the 36th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley.   Graceland had a live video feed to his graveside (which Jackie and I visited in 2007), according to a tweet by the NME.   It brought to mind the greatest […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #16: 1949, The Third Man (Carol Reed)

July 27, 2013

‘Nobody thinks in terms of human beings. Governments don’t. Why should we? They talk about the people and the proletariat, I talk about the suckers and the mugs – it’s the same thing. They have their five-year plans, so have I.’  (Harry Lime) The big day has arrived.  Cine-East is back.   I wanted to re-launch […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents Christmas Special #15: 1946, It’s A Wonderful Life (Frank Capra)

January 20, 2013

This is a post by George East which was originally posted on 24 December 2012 but which was lost from the site during our recent difficulties.  It is not clear whether the post is complete and unfortunately all comments on the post and any graphics originally posted have been lost.   If the Christmas song is […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #10: 1947, Record Of A Tenement Gentleman (Yosujiro Ozu)

September 14, 2012

Of the nine films presented so far by Cine-East, four have been American, five have been in the English language and all have been made in the West.  It is about time that changed, as great cinema is global.  Probably no country outside of the West has a richer cinematic tradition than Japan and in […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #9: 1976, The Outlaw Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood)

September 3, 2012

‘I guess we all died a little in that damned war’ After a summer break for the Olympic Games and a holiday, Cine-East is back. Our Prat of the Week this week is Clint Eastwood, a decision that was unanimous after his embarrassing rambling speech at the Republican National Convention, in support of Mitt Romney.  […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #3: 1920, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (Robert Wiene)

April 23, 2012

After a joyous Hollywood musical (Singin’ In The Rain) and an austere and harrowing Polish war film (Kanal), Cine-East presents its first silent film and its first horror film: The Cabinet of Dr Caligari.  A film that is also, arguably, the first ever feature length art film. German cinema of the Weimar Period provided some of […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents: #2, 1957, Kanal (Andrzej Wajda)

April 15, 2012

Last week’s Cine-East launch film, Singin’ In The Rain, represents cinema at its most colourful, escapist and joyous.  Other than the fact that the film was made in the same decade, this week’s pick shares pretty much nothing in common with last week’s.  Kanal is cinema at its most unforgettably real, harrowing and intense. The […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents: #1, 1952, Singin’ In The Rain (Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly)

April 8, 2012

Today marks the start of a new feature here at Allthatsleft, a weekly weekend film club curated (or programmed) by me.  This is largely an excuse for me to share some of my enthusiasm for cinema and hopefully occasionally provoke a little bit of a debate and maybe encourage some of the films to be […]

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