★★★★☆ USA. 1h39m. Comedy / Drama / Romance. Directed by Ben Stiller. Written by Helen Childress. Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki. Edited by Lisa Churgin. Music by Karl Wallinger. Starring Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn, Swoosie Kurtz, Harry O’Reilly, Barry Sherman, Anne Meara, Andy Dick, Joe Don Baker, John Mahoney, Keith David, David Pirner, Evan Dando, Karen Duffy.

Follows Lelaina (Ryder), an aspiring videographer working on a documentary called “Reality Bites” about the disenfranchised lives of her friends and roommates. Their challenges exemplify some of the career and lifestyle choices faced by Generation X.

★★★★☆ UK. 2h24m. War / Comedy / Musical. Directed by Richard Attenborough. Written by Len Deighton (screenplay) and Gerry Raffles, Joan Littlewood (“The Long Long Trail”) and Charles Chilton (“The Long Long Trail”). Cinematography by Gerry Turpin. Edited by Kevin Connor. Starring Maggie Smith, Dirk Bogarde, John Gielgud, Wendy Allnutt, Colin Farrell, Malcolm McFee, John Rae, Corin Redgrave, Maurice Roëves, Paul Shelley, Kim Smith, Angela Thorne, Mary Wimbush, Vincent Ball, Pia Colombo, Paul Daneman, Isabel Dean, Christian Doermer.

Summarises and comments on the events of World War I using popular songs of the time, many of which were parodies of older popular songs, and using allegorical settings such as Brighton’s West Pier to criticize the manner in which the eventual victory was won.

★★★★☆ USA. 2h2m. Sports / Comedy. Directed by George Roy Hill. Written by Nancy Dowd. Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper. Edited by Dede Allen. Music by Elmer Bernstein. Starring Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean, Jennifer Warren, Lindsay Crouse, Jerry Houser, Andrew Duncan, Jeff Carlson, Steve Carlson, David Hanson, Yvon Barrette, Allan Nicholls, Brad Sullivan, Stephen Mendillo, Yvan Ponton, Matthew Cowles, Kathryn Walker, Melinda Dillon, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz.

Depicts a minor league ice hockey team that resorts to violent play to gain popularity in a declining factory town.

★★★★★ USA. 2h10m. Comedy / Drama. Directed by Frank Capra. Written by Sidney Buchman, Myles Connolly (screenplay) and Lewis R. Foster (“The Gentleman From Montana”). Cinematography by Joseph Walker. Edited by Gene Havlick, Al Clark. Music by Dimitri Tiomkin. Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold, Guy Kibbee, Thomas Mitchell, Eugene Pallette, Beulah Bondi, H.B. Warner, Harry Carey.

A newly appointed United States Senator fights against a corrupt political system. Controversial when it was first released, but successful at the box office, and it made Stewart a major star. It was also loosely based on the life of Montana U.S. Senator Burton Wheeler, who underwent a similar experience when he was investigating the Warren Harding administration.

Nominated for eleven Academy Awards, winning for Best Original Story.

★★★★☆ UK / Germany. 1h24m. Comedy / Mystery. Directed by Gustav Ucicky. Written by Karl Hartl, Walter Reisch, Benn Levy (screenplay) and Curt Goetz (“Hokuspokus”). Cinematography by Carl Hoffmann, Werner Brandes. Music by Robert Stolz. Starring Lilian Harvey, Laurence Olivier, Athole Stewart, Gillian Dean, Frank Stanmore, Felix Aylmer, Frederick Lloyd, Henry Caine.

Kitty Kellermann is put on trial for murdering her husband, a failed painter. When her counsel resigns from his mandate, the mysterious Peter Bille steps in, though it becomes apparent that he actually is not an advocate.

★★★★★ USA / UK / China. 2h41m. Thriller / Comedy. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Written by Quentin Tarantino. Cinematography by Robert Richardson. Edited by Fred Raskin. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler.

Follows a fading character actor and his stunt double as they navigate the rapidly changing film industry, with the looming threat of the Tate-LaBianca Murders hanging overhead. Chosen by the American Film Institute and the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of the year. Received 10 nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won Best Supporting Actor (Pitt) and Best Production Design.

★★★★☆ USA. 1h56m. Mystery / Comedy. Directed by Jake Kasdan. Written by Jake Kasdan. Cinematography by Bill Pope. Edited by Tara Timpone. Music by Stewart Copeland, The Greyboy Allstars. Starring Bill Pullman, Ben Stiller, Kim Dickens, Angela Featherstone, Ryan O’Neal.

Zero Effect stars Bill Pullman as “the world’s most private detective”, Daryl Zero, and Ben Stiller as his assistant Steve Arlo. Its plot is loosely based on the Arthur Conan Doyle short story “A Scandal in Bohemia”.

★★★☆☆ USA. 1h35m. Horror / Comedy. Directed by Joe Dante. Written by John Sayles (Screenplay) and Richard Robinson, John Sayles (story). Cinematography by Jamie Anderson. Edited by Joe Dante, Mark Goldblatt. Music by Pino Danaggio. Starring Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn, Barbara Steele, Dick Miller, Belinda Balaski.

A river is infested by lethal, genetically altered piranha, threatening the lives of the local inhabitants and the visitors to a nearby summer resort.

★★★★☆  USA. 1h53m. Comedy / Romance / Mystery. Directed by Stanley Donen. Produced by Stanley Donen. Screenplay by Peter Stone. Based on “The Unsuspecting Wife” (1961 short story) by Peter Stone, Marc Behm. Starring Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn. Music by Henry Mancini. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Edited by Jim Clark.

An American living in Paris is suddenly surrounded by criminals when her husband dies and leaves her a mysterious stolen fortune.

BAFTA winner for Best British Actress (Hepburn).