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At the Film Shop we recognise the changing trends in film viewing habits and concede that a new era is dawning. It has surprised us in many ways that we have still survived after 15 years, considering that even back in 1996, people were forecasting the new dawn of digital downloads and it was confidently predicted that within 5 years, viewing films using a physical format would vanish forever. Even now, that great moment of "Convergence" (When computer technology connects seamlessly with modern TV screen technology) has yet to fully materialize.
It is a testament, for the most part, to the loyalty of our customers, many of whom used Lovefilm and/or downloads, who come back to us, still attracted by the shop browsing experience, the possibility of human interaction and exchange of views that often occurs and not least, the formidable stock of new, old, obscure, artful and surprising films that we have in store.
We want to move with the times and repay your loyalty and support in these dark days.
Dark days are made for film viewing however and within the next few weeks, The Film Shop will be offering Unlimited Rentals for £15 a month- 3 at a time, as many times as you like.
To join will be as simple and secure as can be. Just sign up via our website using Paypal (It won't matter if you don't have a Paypal account) for a recurring payment of £15 a month. You can join up at home on your computer or at the shops themselves with the help of our staff. The whole process will take a few minutes.And you will be instantly entitled to choose and take home your dvds. Watch out for our newsletter which will go out to our existing members very soon.

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Recent Films

Sleeping Beauty

Year: 
2011
Date Arrival: 
27 February 2012

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Year: 
2011
Date Arrival: 
14 February 2012

Tabloid

Year: 
2011
Date Arrival: 
6 February 2012

The Film Shop 100

The filmshop 100 is our take on the one hundred greatest cinematic achievements.

Ace In The Hole

Year: 
1951

Date Arrival: 
10 January 2003

Au Hasard Balthasar

Year: 
1966

Its the one about the donkey. Its ownership passed through the hands of several owners- good, bad and indifferent.

Badlands

Year: 
1974

Terrence Malick is now something of a legend in Hollywood thanks to the fact that he only makes masterpieces or near masterpieces. His debut, a chilling and lyrical study of young lovers on the run (amok) is his most reknowned and most heartfelt.

Barry Lyndon

Year: 
1975
Date Arrival: 
12 January 2000

Beau Travail

Year: 
2000
Date Arrival: 
20 March 2000

Before the Revolution (Prima della Rivoluzione)

Year: 
1964

Fascinating debut of Bertolucci which has a 20 year old torn between radical Marxist action and conformity.

Berlin Alexanderplatz

Year: 
1980

Fassbinder,s exquisitely bleak, humourous and above all, profoundly humane 13 hour television epic finally makes it to dvd.

Best in Show

Year: 
2000
Date Arrival: 
21 January 2000

Big Combo, The

Year: 
1955
Date Arrival: 
29 January 2010

Black Girl (La Noire de...)

Year: 
1965

Often cited by critics as the greatest film of the greatest African director.

Date Arrival: 
11 January 2010

Bladerunner

Year: 
1982

Now considered by many to be a classic, especially since the release of the Director's cut which adds a little and subtracts the needless voice over.

Boudu Saved from Drowning

Year: 
1932

A wonderfully anarchic satirical comedy with Simon as the blithely uncivilised cukoo in the nest of a genteel borgeois household. Gentle and humourous as well as pointed and poignant.

Casa De Lava

Year: 
1994

A beautiful, strange exotic fable following a an immigrant injured labourer who is sent home from Lisbon with a Portuguese nurse to the Cape Verde Islands whilst still in a coma.

Date Arrival: 
17 February 2009

Circle, The (Dayereh)

Year: 
2000
Date Arrival: 
11 January 2001

Cloud-Capped Star, The (Meghe Dhaka Tara)

Year: 
1960

A genteel middlle class schoolteacher and his family is tenuously spared impoverishment  by the long suffering older daughter who works herself into an abyss of exhaustion and amorous frustration, whilst her siblings relentlessly pursue their dreams of respectively, sporting, musical and matrimonial success.

Colour of Pomegranates, The

Year: 
1969

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Conversation, The

Year: 
1974

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Date Arrival: 
12 January 2000

Cria Cuervos

Year: 
1975

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Crowd, The

Year: 
1928

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Cutter's Way aka Cutter and Bone

Year: 
1979
Date Arrival: 
18 January 2006

Daisies (Sedmikrasky)

Year: 
1966

Date Arrival: 
3 February 2006

Dead Man

Year: 
1995

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Duck Soup

Year: 
1933

Eraserhead

Year: 
1976

Exiles, The

Year: 
1961

THE EXILES chronicles one night in the lives
of young Native American men and women living in the Bunker Hill

Date Arrival: 
30 January 2010

Eyes Wide Shut

Year: 
1999
Date Arrival: 
10 January 1999

Faces

Year: 
1968

"Faces is a Loser Club movie, the theme being about people straying into brief sexual relations, or wanting to stray and nor being able.

Fat City

Year: 
1971
Date Arrival: 
19 October 2006

Femme Fatale

Year: 
2003
Date Arrival: 
12 October 2007

Fifteen Storeys High

Year: 
2002

The only TV series which makes it the Filmshop 300 film list.

Fingers

Year: 
1977

This is the kind of exemplary, deeply personal, defiantly strange and mysterious film making that the New Hollywood of the 1970s was supposed to represent and in many ways it is the last film of that

Date Arrival: 
10 March 2000

General, The

Year: 
1927
Date Arrival: 
14 October 1997

Gertrud

Year: 
1964
Date Arrival: 
13 December 2002

Glen and Randa

Year: 
1971

It is a commonplace that you can't make movies which combine intense broad-brush future-dystopian visionary panache and fidelity to every-day intimate human congress. Imagine 2001 with dialogue by Raymond Carver or a JG Ballard story directed by Robert Altman.

Date Arrival: 
25 December 2009

Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty, The

Year: 
1971

The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty outdoes even Wenders' subsequent Alice in the Cities
in its sense that everything shown is at once subjective and objective.
German goalie Bloch (Brauss) walks out of a game in Vienna, hangs
around, commits an arbitrary murder, and then takes a coach to the

Greed

Year: 
1924

Horse Thief, The

Year: 
1986

for me, the best and most important
of all the “fifth generation” Chinese filmmakers who
entered the Beijing Film Academy after the end of the
Cultural Revolution and began to have access to a wide

Date Arrival: 
9 December 2009

I Was Born But..(Otona no miru ehon - Umarete wa mita keredo)

Year: 
1933
Date Arrival: 
17 March 2010

In The Mood For Love (Fa yeung nin wa)

Year: 
2000

Voted Time Out's Film of the Noughties.

Date Arrival: 
13 March 2000

Ishtar

Year: 
1987

My favourite christmas comedy. ehem..sorry, Its a good movie. Indeed, It also has websites devoted to it.

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Year: 
1975
Date Arrival: 
6 December 2009

Johnny Guitar

Year: 
1954

Ray's bizarre, delriously emotional cod-Freudian Western transcends the old cliches with glorious use of colour, space and a dramatic intensity that makes this one of the best westerns ever made. A women's Western to boot.

Journal d'un Curé de Compagne (Diary of a Country Priest)

Year: 
1950
Date Arrival: 
18 January 2000

Journey To Italy (Viaggio in Italia )

Year: 
1953

A typically reserved British couple, Alexander and Katherine Joyce
have travelled from England to Naples to await the sale of a property
they have inherited. Dissatisifed in their marriage and unfamiliar with
the rites and habits of the Neapolitans, the strains of this unfamiliar
environment tell wearingly on their relationship. In refuge, Katherine

Killer of Sheep

Year: 
1977

Try to ignore if possible, its overwhelming social/racial context. It seems this film has been adopted by the Library of Congress amongst other venerable institutions, to highlight the long neglected Black experience, as seen in American Culture.

Date Arrival: 
19 November 2008

King of Marvin Gardens, The

Year: 
1972

Script/Story: Jacob Brackman and Bob Rafelson. Cinematography: Lazslo KovacsAn irresistible movie, not least for its
haunting vision of Atlantic City as Xanadu, a stately pleasure dome of
genteelly decaying palaces, run-down funfairs, and empty boardwalks
presided over by white elephants abandoned to their brooding fate. It's

L'Atalante

Year: 
1934

L'Ecclise

Year: 
1962

Vittoria (Monica Vitti) breaks one affair and starts another with a high flying investment broker (Delon), which runs its course.
The culmination of his early 60s trilogy ( with L Avventura and La Notte), L'Eclisse is a masterpiece of emotional frustration and modern capitalist malaise. The Bourse scenes, once regarded as obscure and important, in 2009 seem an impressive presentiment of doom.

L'Humanite

Year: 
2000
Date Arrival: 
1 January 2000

La Cienaga(The Swamp)

Year: 
2001
Date Arrival: 
11 March 2006

Last year in Marienbad (L'Annee Derniere a Marienbad)

Year: 
1961

It’s a black comedy based on various film noir tropes: forgotten lovers, crimes unseen or uncommitted.It’s a parody of early twentieth century decadence and sybaritism.

Latcho Drom (Safe Journey)

Year: 
1993
Date Arrival: 
13 December 2009

Living in Oblivion

Year: 
1994

Love Streams

Year: 
1984

M

Year: 
1931

Synopsis: Lang's first
sound film was based on the real-life manhunt for the Düsseldorf

Madame De..(The Earrings of..)

Year: 
1953
Date Arrival: 
26 October 2004

McCabe and Mrs Miller

Year: 
1971

There is something profoundly mysterious about my attraction to this film which makes me love it with an unbridled passion.

Monsieur Verdoux

Year: 
1947

Mouth Agape, The - La Gueule Ouverte

Year: 
1974

Pialat, known in the UK for his admirable 80s films made with big name actors like Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert (Loulou, Police) deserves an appraisal based on his early 70s films of which th

Date Arrival: 
3 December 2009

Mulholland Drive

Year: 
2002

A game of two halfs. the second half being the tale told again from a dead persons (one of the female charcters) perspective wishing to atone for the sins of the first half.

Date Arrival: 
27 January 2000

Only Angels Have Wings

Year: 
1939
Date Arrival: 
10 February 1999

Peeping Tom

Year: 
1959

Point Blank

Year: 
1967
Date Arrival: 
14 December 1996

Quatre Cents Coup, Les (400 Blows, The)

Year: 
1959
Date Arrival: 
28 December 2007

Real Life

Year: 
1978

Rear Window

Year: 
1954
Date Arrival: 
29 December 2004

Red Balloon, The + White Mane

Year: 
1956

One of the true children's classics, a near wordless study of a burgeoning friendship with a stray red balloon.

Red Psalm

Year: 
1971
Date Arrival: 
2 November 2011

Regle du Jeu, La

Year: 
1939

Round-Up, The (Szegénylegények)

Year: 
1965
Date Arrival: 
7 December 2009

Safe

Year: 
1995

Click her to see Jonathan Rosenbaum's excellent full review.http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.com/?cat=5

Date Arrival: 
10 January 2000

Sansho Dayu (Sansho The bailiff)

Year: 
1954
Date Arrival: 
11 October 2003

Satantango

Year: 
1994

Seventh Victim, The

Year: 
1947
Date Arrival: 
23 February 2010

Sherlock Junior

Year: 
1924

Show Girls

Year: 
1995

It turns out I'm not on my own here in admiring the terrible twin's (Verheoven/Esterhas) lubricious comic freak-out that is Show Girls- a quick trawl through the web yields Jim Jarmusch and Jacques Rivette as fellow admirers.Weep with joy.

Small Soldiers

Year: 
1998

Solitary Fragments ( La Soledad)

Year: 
2007
Date Arrival: 
30 July 2008

Stalker

Year: 
1979

Sweetie

Year: 
1989

Maybe the best Australian film ever and certainly one of the finest 1980s films anywhere.

They Live By Night

Year: 
1948

Ray’s stunning, richly empathetic adaptation of  Edward Anderson’s depression era novel ‘Thieves like Us’ is still the most iconic and affecting treatment of the criminal lovers-on-the-run theme that the cinema has ever produced.

Date Arrival: 
4 January 2010

Tokyo Story

Year: 
1953

After multiple viewings of this supreme master work the overwhelming emotional power of this film still gets you every time on the big screen.

Tough Guys Don't Dance

Year: 
1987

A quite astonishingly good stab at directing by famous writer Norman Mailer, which has to stand as the best film ever directed by a celebrated author, it also looks from this distance like one of the

Date Arrival: 
25 December 2010

Two-Lane Blacktop

Year: 
1971

This exciting existentialist road movie by Monte Hellman, with a swell
script by Rudolph Wurlitzer and Will Corry and my favorite Warren Oates

Date Arrival: 
5 December 2006