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BADLANDS (1974)

Certification18 Our Rating

He was 25-years-old, combed his hair like James Dean. She took music lessons and could twirl a baton, she was 15. For a while they lived together in a tree house then in 1959, she watched while he killed a lot of people. A tale of two dumb kids going nowhere who achieved infamy in the US Midwest. The original to films like Natural Born Killers and True Romance. Sheen, Spacek and Malick debut in this impressive cult classic Brilliant - watch it! find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

May, hounded by cowboy drifter and half-brother Eddie, tries to hide from him in a seedy out-of-the-way neon-lit New Mexican motel, but he finds her. The film explores the history of their relationship, mainly from their childhoods, that has led them to this point. It's very easy to feel sympathy for the characters and to understand that their complex and passionate dysfunctional relationship is a result of past events out of their control. We mainly watch them fight, make up, fight, make up and find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

Fannie Hurst's emotionally charged drama, which chronicles two widows and their troubled daughters as they struggle to find true happiness amidst racial prejudice. Lana Turner plays Lora, a single white mother whose Hollywood starlet ambitions come at the expense of any meaningful relationship with her daughter, Susie. Lora's black housekeeper, Annie, has troubles of her own as she faces the rejection of her own fair-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane, who abandons her heritage for a chance to be acce find out more...
KOSMOS (2011)

Certification12 Our Rating


Certification18 Our Rating

Stunning adaptation of James Ellroy's stylishly sinister 50s crime novel, cruelly robbed of its just desserts by a sinking ship at the Academy Awards farce. An awesomely authentic 1953 Los Angeles provides the backdrop, while the story focuses on a dodgy trio of LA's not-so-finest, united by mutual loathing, and all up to their necks in nefarious goings-on. Kim Basinger deservedly bagged the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her sultry Veronica Lake lookalike hooker, but all the performances are find out more...

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The shocking and tragic true story of Derek Bentley, hanged for a murder he didn't commit, after a trial that shamed the British justice system. Powerful and moving performances and a brilliant recreation of the 50s by the director of "The Krays" in this truly disturbing and riveting drama. find out more...

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This thoughtful, feelgood fantasy-comedy-drama is Hollywood at its best. Nineties teenager Tobey Maguire and his wild child sister Reese Witherspoon get the culture shock of their lives when they're sucked through the TV into '50's sitcom Pleasantville. Given that in Pleasantville there's never been passion, hatred, war, tears, rain, or even colour, the residents get quite a surprise too when real life starts creeping into their perfect, monochrome world. Thought-provoking and thoroughly enterta find out more...

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OK, so us 21st Century cynics expect to be lied to, but this real life scandal took place back when people were still looking for Reds under the bed. Fiennes plays the naive, charismatic contestant catapulted to game-show stardom by ratings-hungry execs, while the 'real' champ is ruthlessly dumped. Excellent. find out more...

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A gangster movie that spawned a million with Coppola on top directorial form and Brando and Pacino at their very best. Brilliantly believable and detailed stories unfold complete in every scene as the movie waltzes to its violent moral climax of living and dying by the sword. find out more...

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After the 11th September 2001 the War Against Terror is preparing to move on to Iraq. The UN have sent in the weapons inspectors to find if Saddam has indeed Weapons of Mass Destruction and the political machines in both the UK and US are working to present the strongest possible case for war in the face of (in the UK) very vocal opposition from the public. With the dossiers released and the threat established the "need for war" is set and, on the 19th March 2003, th find out more...