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CAPOTE (2005)

Certification15 Our Rating

In 1959, Truman Capote, a popular writer for The New Yorker, learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Halcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story, Capote and his best friend, Harper Lee, travel to the town to research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the gruesome tale, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, 'In Cold Blood'. Against Harper's advice Truman's visits with those responsible for the killings become increasi find out more...

CertificationU Our Rating

A landmark in the history of the cinema; it was ranked Number 1 in the American Film Institute's 100 greatest films of all time in two polls (1998 and 2007) of more than 1,500 film industry movers and shakers and again by UK directors in a BFI poll. "Citizen Kane" narrates the rise and fall of a newspaper tycoon driven by a childhood obssession and is loosely based round the life of William Randolph Hurst, who tried to have it banned, but incorporates elements from the lives of other fat cats il find out more...
ED WOOD (1995)

Certification15 Our Rating

Stylish biopic of Ed Wood who, since his premature death has gained the dubious moniker of being Hollywood's worst ever film director. With his motley crew of TV horror queen, Swedish wrestler, washed up junkie, Bela Lugosi et al, this transvestite gave us treats like "Plan 9 From Outer Space". Fab. find out more...
ELGAR (1962)

CertificationU Our Rating

The BFI continues its successful strand of Archive Television releases with Ken Russell's classic documentary Elgar, which was first shown in 1962 as the 100th programme in the BBC's Monitor series. This partly dramatised account of the life of composer Sir Edward Elgar includes footage of Elgar at the Three Choirs Festival and a recording of the opening of Abbey Road Studios when 'Land Of Hope And Glory' was played. find out more...
GANDHI (1982)

Certification12 Our Rating

The object of this massive tribute died as he had always lived, without wealth, without property, without official title or office. Mahatma Gandhi was not the commander of armies, nor the ruler of vast lands, he could not boast any scientific achievement or artistic gift, yet men, governments, dignitaries from all over the world, have joined hands today to pay homage to the little brown man in the loin cloth who led his country to freedom. This quote is from his funeral, one of the greatest s find out more...

JOY (2015)

Certification12 Our Rating

David O Russell brings Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper back together onscreen and it's a sensational success. Based on the real life story of Joy, a woman who took the cable sales channel by storm and whose mop is now sold all over the world in its thousands, this is a heart-breaking, heart-warming and totally heartfelt comedy-drama. If you want to spend a couple of hours feeling the bumpy ups and downs of life through the lens of a beautifully determined and en find out more...


Certification15 Our Rating

Gus Van Sant's latest masterpiece is very much in a similar vein to his previous two films (Elephant and Gerry). Meditative, ambivalent and beautifully shot, Last Days is a loose retelling of the Kurt Cobain suicide. The dialogue is made up of mumbled non sequiturs and directionless enquiries. The cinematography, as in Elephant, is a mixture of pristine framing, expert use of natural light and patient static observation. Though the pace of the movie is arguably too testing for some viewers, the find out more...

CertificationPG Our Rating

A truly epic epic and winner of 7 Academy Awards. Lawrence serves British colonial interests during the First World War by uniting the Arabs against the fast collapsing Ottoman Empire. Stupendous cinemascope drama with a cast of thousands and some of cinema's most famous shots; Sheik Ali's emergence from the desert haze and the storming of Aquaba for example. This is the director's cut, a more coherent version than the original cinema release. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

This adaptation of Christine Crawford's best selling book about her appalling treatment at the hands of her emotionally abusive, drunken, promiscuous film star mother Joan has achieved an ironic cult status as one of Warner Bros greatest melodramas. find out more...

Certification18 Our Rating

Agnès Varda explores her memories, mostly chronologically, with photographs, film clips, interviews, reenactments, and droll, playful contemporary scenes of her narrating her story.

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