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Certification15 Our Rating

Monty Brogan was a dealer of some repute, but his time is up and in only 24 hours he will be incarcerated at the nation's pleasure for seven long years. With the small amount of time left to him Monty decides to attempt some kind of redemption, a journey that will take in his estranged father, his alienated friends and a little unfinished business. No more entertaining than many of Spike Lee's films (and I like his stuff) this is perhaps one of his most mature pictures, devoid of much of the pr find out more...
3 IRON (2004)

Certification15 Our Rating

Tae-suk is never short of a place to stay, and every place provides a revelation, none more so than the house of a rich business man. Tae-suk enters the homes of strangers while they are away, stays for a short time, leaves the place immaculate and then moves on, but in this house he discovers Sun-hwa, the abused wife of its owner and in a break from his solitary existence Tae-suk decides to take her with him. 3 Iron is a ravishing tale of romance in both its execution and imagery. Tender, restr find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

"Angelopoulos’ sixth film, the Golden Lion award winning Alexander The Great (O Megalexandros, 1980), is a perfect case in point. Covering most of the thematic concerns that have occupied Angelopoulos in his forty years of filmmaking, it’s a deeply allusive meditation on myth, history and modernity, political ideology and national identity, and the demands made of its audience extend far beyond its 199 minute running time." (http://subtitledonline.com/reviews/alexander-the-great)< find out more...


Certification15 Our Rating

The Italian adventurer and libertine Giovanni Jacopo Casanova lived from 1725 to 1798, but in this six-part series Dennis Potter attempted to find a contemporary relevance through his central themes of sex and religion. He commented that Casanova "was concerned with religious and sexual freedom, and these are the things we have to address ourselves to now." Casanova was imprisoned in Venice in 1755, and Potter used that event as a central device, constantly inter-cutting to contrast Casanova's a find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

Sang-hwan's rebellious criminal behaviour finally lands him in juvenile prison. There, at what seems to be the lowest moment in his young life, a guard turns him towards boxing in the hope of safely channelling his rage at the world. find out more...
HUNGER (2007)

Certification15 Our Rating

Bobby Sands was the IRA member who led the 1981 Long Kesh hunger strike as part of a campaign to achieve the status of political prisoners and not that of criminals. The first section of film deals with daily prison life, the 'dirty' protest and the violence, the second is a long discussion on the meaning of life with a sympathetic priest and the third depicts the last weeks and death of a man voluntarily dying of starvation. find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

Anna takes a post as prison chaplain in a woman’s ward, unaware of the momentous effect it will have on her previously cloistered life. Inside Anna meets Kate, a woman without faith but with a gift that defies secular logic. As the relationship grows between the two women so anger and resentment builds within the ward and events move inevitably towards a shattering denouement. In Your Hands is the latest in a long line of Dogme films and proves that the concept that originally inspired the manif find out more...
KOSMOS (2011)

Certification12 Our Rating

L'ARGENT (1983)

CertificationPG Our Rating

Bresson's subtle adaption of a Tolstoy story, 'The Forged Coupon', is a masterpiece of directorial understatement. The passing of a forged 500F note by two boys leads, unbeknownst to them, to the decline and fall of an innocent man. His descent into madness is as bleak a portrayal of moral conflict as you will see. find out more...

Certification18 Our Rating

Intense and inventive, the final part of Park Chan-Wook's loosely-linked trilogy on the subject of revenge follows the progress of beautiful, impassive Lee Geum-ja (Lee Young-Ae) after she's released from prison having served 13 years for the kidnap and murder of a young boy. The target of Lee's meticulous, ruthless, not to say bizarre retribution is kindergarden teacher Mr Baek (Choi Min-Sik), a man whose ordered world is about to take a hideous turn for the worse. Once again Chan-Wook has crea find out more...