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Certification15 Our Rating

A 35-year old woman with an unsatisfying marriage decides to up and move when her husband is killed. On the road, with 12 year-old son and whilst pursuing her childhood ambition to be a singer, she copes with life's problems and is forced to reassess her relationships with men and what she wants from them. One of the great movies of the 70s. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Superb biopic of legendary country singer Loretta Lynn. Sissy Spacek, who incidentally has a belting voice, deservedly won the Best Actress Oscar for her moving portrayal of the naive Kentucky farm girl who became a singing superstar against all the odds, while Tommy Lee Jones is dynamite as her husband Doolittle. Beverly D'Angelo is also a revelation as Loretta's close friend, the late great Patsy Cline. An inspirational rags-to-riches story, only to be avoided if you have a strong aversion to find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Erin Brockovich is an unemployed, single mum with little education or prospects only her gift for the gab and no bullshit attitude keep her above water. Having blagged her way into a law firm she stumbles across a cover up which has left a small community poisoned. The further Erin digs the more obsessed she becomes, and dragging her initially reluctant law firm in with her she prepares to do battle for one of the largest direct-action settlements in American legal history. Similar in style, and find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

A stunning dramatisation of the mesmerising life and ultimately tragic times of Edith Piaf, the ‘little sparrow'. The singer's life is beautifully evoked, as is the time, while Marion Cotillard in the central role is perfection. A moving and marvellous delight.....'Je ne regrette rien'. find out more...
MONSTER (2003)

Certification18 Our Rating

Aileen 'Lee' Wournos had had enough of hooking and enough of life when she met Selby Wall in a Florida bar in 1989. She took Selby to be her saviour, her new reason to fight and to live. But in the hours before their second date Lee is forced to literally fight to live. As writer/director Patty Jenkins takes us on Lee's journey from kill to kill we find her motives to be bound up in a complicated web of love, fear, revenge, desperation, defence and loathing. Christina Ricci conveys the naively find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Sophie, a beautiful woman fought over by two obsessive men, is haunted by her horrific past as a survivor of Nazi concentration camps. Through vivid flashbacks we hear her story of survival, and the brutal choice she was forced to make. Brilliant. find out more...

Certification18 Our Rating

Jodie Foster gives an Oscar winning performance as a streetwise, seemingly "loose" young woman who is viciously gang raped in a seedy bar. With her female attorney she then has to face a scornful legal system which makes it clear that she's the one on trial. Disturbing and thought provoking. find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

Andy Sachs has landed a job that most of those interested in such things would kill for, she's the assistant to legendary (and legendarily tyrannical) New York fashion editor Miranda Priestly; but as Andy struggles to keep pace with the outrageous demands of her boss she's in danger of losing sight of what's really important to her. "The Devil Wears Prada" is a comedy very much in the same vein as the Bridget Jones franchise so anyone expecting satire will be sorely disappointed, though it is pe find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

Three women, separated across the 20th century, held together by the trials of time, love and loss. The first, Virginia Woolf, is in the throes of her first defining novel, Mrs Dalloway, while the second is a 1950s housewife now reading Woolf's book, and drawn towards a momentous re-evaluation of her life. The most contemporary of the trio is Clarissa, a woman who to all intents and purposes is Mrs Dalloway, and it is the gradual intertwining of their stories that comprises much of the film's ch find out more...
VOLVER (2006)

Certification15 Our Rating

Three sisters are visited by their deceased mother, a return that doesn't seem to faze them unduly, and her reason for returning? To put right a past deed that has continued to blight the family and, in the process, provide some peace for her troubled children. "Volver" is a witty yet emotionally charged journey of discovery and, while still distinctly an Almodovar film, this is a delightful and beautifully performed pleasure. find out more...