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Certification15 Our Rating

The story of the discovery of the AIDS virus, from the early days in 1978, when San Francisco gays began dying from unknown causes, to the identification of the HIV virus. Bigots spoke of a gay plague, scientists fought for the kudos of being first to identify the cause, and disagreements beset San Francisco's gays over the closure of the bathhouses. The film, quite rightly, deals with these issues. find out more...

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When Arthur Morrison was diagnosed with terminal cancer and with only a few weeks to live, his son Blake returned to the Yorkshire village of his youth and visited his ailing father in the hospital where he had spent so much time as a GP. Blake reminisces on their shared experiences, the intimacies and the irritations of their relationship, articulately expressing the contradictions, frustrations, love and loss bound into the complicated relationships which most of us have with our parents as we find out more...

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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...

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In a New York hospital Dr Malcolm Sayers finds a group of "forgotten" coma patients, seemingly oblivious to the world and beyond help. Through sheer dedication he discovers a spark of life in his charges and a long suppressed capacity for love in himself. A beautiful and uplifting true story. find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

Set during the cultural revolution in China we follow two urbane young men after they are dismissed to a remote, but beautiful, mountainous corner of the country to re-learn the basic tenets of Chairman Mao's communist ideology. At first depressed by their predicament, the two lads soon perk up when they come across a hidden selection of western literature, a find they eagerly share with the curious and beguiling local seamstress. They also survive by telling stories, making music and pulling te find out more...

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Chronicles the life and times of Nucky Thompson, the undisputed ruler of Atlantic City, who was equal parts politician and gangster.
High production values and a fine ensemble cast: HBO knows how to do TV.

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Certification18 Our Rating

David Schwimmer plays the man who launched a thousand centrefolds. As ground-breaking doc Kevin Saunders, who revolutionised cosmetic surgery by inventing the silicon implant, Schwimmer starts off as a fresh-faced, if profoundly irritating, young medic with very big ideas. Three decades later he's no less irritating and has a very big coke habit. A truly terrifying tale of greed and a total lack of ethics that left thousands of women with their breasts destroyed - a caveat for private medicine. find out more...

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Carandiru was Brazil's largest prison, a grim enclosure that worked as a brutal self-regulating microcosm of the world outside it. The film is seen thru' the eyes of a doctor who gets to know the prisoners, drug dealers, rapists, murderers, remandees et al, and we get to know some of them thru' flashbacks to their pre-prison life. This is the story of how these men's time shuddered to a halt when riot police entered the compound in October 1992 and shot dead 111 unarmed prisoners. From the direc find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating


Certification12 Our Rating

Kline and Judd combine well in this delightful homage to the life and times of Cole and Linda Porter, man and wife, composer and muse, a couple who led a life of glamour and indulged eccentricity. There's no shortage of the man's music, which is unfortunately sometimes murdered by using a series of unsuitable singers; "It's De-Lovely" by Robbie Williams, "Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)" by Alanis Morissette, "Begin The Beguine" by Sheryl Crow, "Let's Misbehave" by Elvis Costello, "Be a Clown" find out more...