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Certification15 Our Rating

1960s; young scouser Jude crosses the Atlantic and meets upper class Lucy in this musical tale of two star-crossed lovers set against the raging waters of the volatile 60s counterculture movement; race riots, Vietnam, civil rights, protest, music, drugs, dance, art, hippies and psychedelia. Over 30 Beatles songs are woven into the plot together with visual allusions to their films and, with cameos from Bono and Eddie Izzard, this weird, loud and colourful montage will either have you breaking ou find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Back in 1963 a naive Southern belle dumps her hubby to try and get to JFK's funeral but ends up banding together with a fugitive black guy trying to reunite with the child he lost. The two have to beat both racism and mutual antipathy before getting it together in this unusual love story. Watch. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Spike Lee's mainstream take on the ex-petty crook turned Islamic preacher and leading 60s Civil Rights spokesman Malcolm X. Washington's performance is riveting in this epic. find out more...

Certification18 Our Rating

Three civil rights activists are murdered by the Ku Klux Klan and the local community remains tight-lipped when the two FBI agents arrive. One is determined to go by the book but the other is determined to blow open the case any which way. Another powerful masterpiece from Alan Parker. Watch it! find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

An investigative documentary by Shane O'Sullivan that examines the events of that fateful night in 1968 and presents compelling theories that suggest the killer, Sirhan Sirhan, was not working alone. The problem with O'Sullivan's case is that though the motives to kill Robert Kennedy were strong amongst the right-wing Cuban (anti-Castro) clique who'd infiltrated the CIA, and the gringo militaristic clique who ran them, the evidence presented is, though not unconvincing, circumstantial and would find out more...

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From 1968 to 1975, gangs ruled New York City. Beyond the idealistic hopes of the civil rights movement lay a unfocused rage. Neither law enforcement nor social agency could end the escalating bloodshed. Peace came only through the most unlikely and courageous of events that would change the world for generations to come by giving birth to hip-hop culture. Rubble Kings, the most comprehensive documentation of life during this era of gang rule to date, tells the story find out more...


Certification15 Our Rating

A gripping, Oscar nominated, reconstruction of the rise of the Baader-Meinhof Group, a bunch of radical terrorists who rose in the mid-70s using military means, arson, bank raids, assassinations and kidnappings, to attempt the overthrow of the German state, many of whose personnel had their roots in the country's Nazi state. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Chris Rushton says: "A spliced together documentary by Swedish film maker Goran Olssen using footage of the black power movement in the US shot by Scandinavian journalists between the years 1967 and 1975. Featuring interviews with proponents of black power including such luminaries as Angela Davis and Stokely Carmichael, interspersed with commentary from the likes of Talib Kweli and Erykah Badu find out more...


Certification12 Our Rating

THE HELP (2011)

Certification12 Our Rating

Jayne Marshall says: "An adaptation of the book of the same name - a friend made me read the book, which I mostly hated, not least because all I could think whilst reading it was, 'written-in-order-to-sell-film-rights' over and over.  Not long after I finished the book, the film version was announced.  The film is concerned with the story of Skeeter, an aspiring writer and privileged white woman living in 1960s Mississippi and trying to overcome the stifling social constraints still find out more...