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Certification15 Our Rating

One of the best dramas from the "New British Cinema" of the 1950s and 60s. A young Salford girl gets pregnant by a black sailor after leaving home and considers her options, while fighting off the affections of Jeff, a heart of gold with a funny face. A grittily realistic portrait of the era that will delight fans of Northern cinema. find out more...

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In the immediate aftermath of her break up from Maxine, Persian, Bisexual Shirin refuses to accept their relationship is irrecoverable and sets about trying to win her back, with varying degrees of failure, whilst navigating the sociopolitical landscape that her life inhabits. Superbly written and directed by Desiree Akhavan - who also plays Shirin, well, superbly. So, all round superb, in my best Brooklyn accent. (Brett Atkinson)

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Certification12 Our Rating

The runaway success at last year's Goya Awards, Pablo Berger's Blancanieves takes the tale of Snow White and resets it in 1920s Andalucia, telling the tale of Carmen, the young daughter of a celebrated bullfighter, and her passage into adulthood and conflicts with her evil stepmother (a wondrously wicked Maribel Verdu). A beautifully-realized homage to the silent cinema, it will inevitably draw comparisons with The Artist, though its blend of youthful ebullience and Grimm-like find out more...


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At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant to rehearse in Sils Maria; a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal is to take find out more...


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GYPO (2005)

Certification15 Our Rating

When young Romany Czech refugee Tasha comes into the life of working-class British housewife Helen they are instantly drawn to one another, but this is a story that weaves three narratives through the same events and while there is connection and understanding there is also hate and suspicion. Gypo is an intimate, impassioned and gritty observation of our ever changing society. find out more...

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“I wanted to be the funny one,” laments the title character of “Hannah Takes the Stairs,” “and I’m never the funny one.” That’s not true. As played by the actress-writer Greta Gerwig, Hannah is neurotic, sweet and mildly sarcastic, in a Gen Y-Diane Keaton sort of way, and her small-stakes odyssey through three relationships is wryly observed. That said, “Hannah,” the third feature by the Chicago writer-director-editor Joe Swanberg, i 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...

KOSMOS (2011)

Certification12 Our Rating


Certification15 Our Rating

Glendale, California, 1931: Mildred Pierce, a young mother with a talent for baking, is left a "grass widow" after throwing her husband, Bert, out of the house. Forced to hunt for work to support herself and her two young daughters, 11-year-old Veda and seven-year-old Ray, Mildred visits an employment agency, only to encounter job opportunities she feels are beneath her. Amidst her job search, she receives dating advice from her friend and neighbor, Lucy Gessler, and begins an unexpected affa find out more...