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Taken from the Pulitzer prize winning novel by Frank McCourt, the story revolves around Frank's early childhood in Limerick in the 1930s. A world of intense poverty and social deprivation, where only the spirit of family, community and laughter in the face of adversity, enable the people to keep their soul and sanity intact. find out more...
CATCH-22 (1970)

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Adapted from the classic, absurdist, anti-war novel by Joseph Heller. "Catch-22" is the story of Yossarian, a pilot who trys to opt out of flying bombing missions by being declared insane, the catch being that anyone trying to avoid bombing missions by being insane must be sane. This dark classic catches much of the flavour of the book, the insanity, the corruption and the absurdity of war. Think MASH, but non-linear - flawed but awesome. find out more...

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In a not far off dystopian future women have become infertile and governments have forgotten that Orwell's 1984' was supposed to be a searing indictment of what NOT to do. Into this less than hopeful world arrives a young woman who has achieved the miracle of pregnancy, everyone wants the child as a cynical totem for the people, and those planning rebellion are as ruthless as those in power. Finding a reluctant but increasingly determined guardian in the form of Theo, mother and child go in sea find out more...

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1842; Cranford is a small Cheshire market town and the plot revolves largely around its romances, often observed by its middle-aged widows, spinsters and other old dears, who have little to do but gossip and observe the social etiquettes of the period. find out more...

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April 1843; railway construction begins, the young ladies are still all of a tither over Dr Harrison, Jessie regrets turning down the Major and Mr Carter has been teaching young tyke Gregson to read and write. find out more...

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The classic version of Frankenstein, often imitated but its stunning style has rarely been bettered. For the unfamiliar, Frankenstein tells the story of a maverick doctor's attempts to create life from the body parts of the deceased. His creation (Frankenstein's Monster...) is the tragic embodiment of goodness. More human than those around him, the monster finds himself needing friendship more and more, before embarking on a doomed relationship with a small girl who takes pity on him. Needless t find out more...

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Tearjerking drama based on the young Ernest Hemingway's real life romance, the inspiration for his classic "A Farewell To Arms". As an 18-year-old soldier in WW1, love is the last thing on his mind, until a near-fatal injury puts his life in the hands of a beautiful, older nurse. Superb performances. find out more...

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Based on a Tennessee Williams play and touching on all manner of depraved horrors. Taylor plays the girl driven to madness by what she's witnessed and Clift is the shrink being pressured to lobotomise her, but Hepburn steals the show as the unnervingly genteel aunt trying to sweep everything under the carpet. find out more...

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Flighty upper class Londoner Kitty is desperate to escape her repressive family life and accepts the marriage proposal of uptight Shanghai based bacteriologist Walter. Quickly bored she instigates her husband's hatred by having an affair with promiscuous diplomat Charlie and, as if in revenge, Walter drags her off to work in a mountainous cholera infected province in rural China. Some couples grew apart, some together....highly recommended. find out more...