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42 (2013)

Certification12 Our Rating


CertificationPG Our Rating

The Younger family, frustrated with living in their crowded Chicago apartment, sees the arrival of a $10,000 insurance check as the answer to their prayers. Matriarch Lena Younger (Claudia McNeil) promptly puts a down payment on a house in an all-white suburban neighborhood. But the family is divided when Lena entrusts the balance of the money to her mercurial son Walter Lee (Poitier), against the wishes of her daughter (Diana Sands) and daughter-in-law (Ruby Dee). It takes the strength and inte find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Intelligently made basketball movie which combines coming of age drama with the nitty gritty of ghetto life. High school kid Kyle is a promising sportsman with a great future ahead of him, but when he meets local hoodlum Birdie he's lured by the promise of fast money and even faster women. Powerful. find out more...

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Nicole is very much in love with her boyfriend Robbie, who has an excess of intelligence and ambition. But one night at a party, Nicole is heartbroken to learn that she doesn't figure in his future plans. She moves from Los Angeles to San Francisco to start anew. Months later, a strange coincidence sees Brian, Robbie's estranged younger brother, subletting Nicole's roommate's room for a month. Before long, Nicole and Robbie find themselves trying to overcome the pain in their pasts and deal with find out more...

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Certification15 Our Rating

An entertaining, witty and provocative docudrama by a lad about his dad; of course in this particular case the lad is Mario Van Peebles and his dad is the creator of one of the most culturally influential, indeed most controversial, films of 70's American cinema , Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song. find out more...
BABY BOY (2001)

Certification18 Our Rating

Jody is a young black American still growing up in South Central LA, he wants the respect of his neighbourhood but he has no means of support and still lives with his mother. It is only the arrival of his mum's new boyfriend and his girlfriend's ex that snaps Jody out of his world of dreamy aspirations and forces him to realise that there are some harsh realities to face. Baby Boy is a gritty urban drama from John Singleton that fails to quite capture the stunning heights of his 'Boyz N The Hood find out more...
BABYLON (1980)

Certification15 Our Rating

Set in South London at the start of the '80s, a time when reggae music was at its peak and racism was rife, we follow Blue, the lead singer for Ital Lion Sound, in the run-up to a Sound System competition. Over the course of the story we see Blue clash, not only with the police and racists, but also family and friends as his anger and frustration finally becomes too much to suppress. A powerful and gritty drama with, as you'd expect, a blinding soundtrack. find out more...
BAMAKO (2006)

CertificationPG Our Rating

In the shared courtyard of a house in Mali's capital, two interlocking trials take place, one describes the disintegration of a couple's marriage, the other the inept and deceitful policies of the World Bank and the IMF; but as pleas for common sense and decency swirl through the building, the simple necessity of life continues to dominate the communal courtyard. Both a beautifully observed drama and a keenly knowing satire, Bamako is an eminently watchable piece of modern African cinema. find out more...

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Calvin owns and runs the Barbershop that his father and his father's father owned before him, a place of homey familiarity where customers and cutters shoot the breeze and generally put the world to rights. Calvin however wants more, he dreams of a life of wealth and respect and in a moment of rashness he sells the shop to a dodgy loan shark. Of course as soon as Calvin's handed over the ownership he realizes the error of his ways and what follows is an increasingly farcical and desperate attemp find out more...