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Certification15 Our Rating

Beat Generation New Yorker Lenny Bruce shocked the world, and became the blueprint for a new kind of stand up comedy, with his profanities, attitudes toward drugs, irreverence, anti-establishmentism and general anarchistic demeanour. He faced years of consequent police and legal harassment. find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

It's the off-season at the lonely Beauregard Hotel in Bournemoth, and only the long-term tenants are still in residence. Life is stirred up, however, when the beautiful Ann Shankland arrives to see her alcoholic ex-husband, John Malcolm, who is secretly engaged to Pat Cooper, the woman who runs the hotel. Meanwhile, snobbish Mrs Railton-Bell discovers that the kindly if rather doddering Major Pollock, played by David Niven, who won an Oscar for his performance, a retired officer who likes to find out more...


CertificationPG Our Rating

Sir Arthur Greeb-Streebling, the Dagenham Dialogues, the Leaping Nuns, the Superthunderstingraycars, it's all here, and plenty more besides, in Peter Cook and Dudley Moore's Not Only But Also', the seminal BBC sketch show that ran from 1965 to 1970. PG rated genius. find out more...

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When a Woman Ascends the Stairs might be Japanese filmmaker Mikio Naruse's finest hour, a delicate, devastating study of a woman, Keiko, played heartbreakingly by Hideko Takamine, who works as a bar hostess in Tokyo's very modern post-war Ginza district. Sly, resourceful, but trapped, Keiko comes to embody the conflicts and struggles of a woman trying to establish her independence in a male-dominated society. A profoundly moving masterpiece. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Whoopi Goldberg is like a hip, Afro-American Joyce Grenfell. Her monologues are masterpieces of characterisation and acute observation - always funny and moving.

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