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CertificationPG Our Rating

The sister who drinks too much, the daughter who divorces too much, they're both there with Tobias and Agnes for a little get-togetherÖ and tear-apart. 'A Delicate Balance' was Edward Albee's first Pulitzer Prize winning play and in it he examines the same waspish middle-class America which he explored to such caustic effect in 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?' find out more...

CertificationU Our Rating

One of Hollywood's saddest heartbreakers with the emotional Garland, fast approaching her final crack-up, superb as the fast rising young star leaving behind her true love, Mason in one of his greatest performances, on the slippery road to failure. The DVD version includes important excised footage, many scenes admirably filling gaps in the original, rediscovered in archives. find out more...

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Seen through the eyes of a young girl, we observe her life, and that of her parents, in a Brooklyn tenement at the turn of the 19th Century. Dad is a hopeless, but loveable dreamer, the mother a hardened realist, struggling to keep the family together. Directed by Elia Kazan, who would go on to Academy recognition with A Street Car Named Desire and On The Waterfront, and taken from Betty Smith's acclaimed novel; A Tree Grows In Brooklyn is a deeply moving and beautifully evoked drama. find out more...
BUTLEY (1976)

Certification15 Our Rating

Harold Pinter's debut as a film director sees Alan Bates reprise his role as Ben Butley, a university don, as he struggles to stay on top of his increasingly chaotic career. The film portrays Butley's anxieties as a teacher no longer convinced that his role in life is worthwhile, with his passion for the profession falling victim to cynicism and a moral malaise. The film's strength lies in its dialogue, with the vicious banter between warring academics showing their intelligence, and the frustra find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Torrid passion and family feuding in the Deep South from the novel by Tennessee Williams. Taylor is the bitchy wife of Newman, the favourite son, who is unable to face the responsibility of marriage, and Jack Carson connives for the favours of his dying father, superbly played by Burl Ives. Melodramatic. find out more...

CertificationPG Our Rating

Joe and Kirsten are high rollers and fast livers, but when their "social" drinking becomes an addiction the couple descend into a world of depression and recrimination. Days of Wine And Roses was nominated for 5 Oscars on its release in 1962 and it remains a powerful and unsettling portrait of alcoholism to this day. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Nick Porter sells salesmanship for a living, but the days of being on top of his game are long gone, thanks in no part to his ever losing battle with alcohol. Finally fired and discovering his wife has also decided itís all over on the same day, Nick finds himself on his front lawn with all that is left of is worldly belongings. An adaptation of a Raymond Carver short story, donít expect an archetypal Will Ferrell movie, this a bitter sweet drama...with some humour. A low key, thoughtful and tou find out more...

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Melville's masterful take on the American crime thriller perfectly combines the Hollywood gangster film with his uniquely French style. Alain Delon as a master thief, Yves Montand as an alcoholic ex-cop and Gian-Maria Volonte as an escaped criminal plot a daring heist of an upmarket Parisian jewellery store against impossible odds. find out more...

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Chaplin's last American film is a masterful meditation on the highs and lows of fame. Set in London in the summer of 1914, Limelight begins with washed-up pantomime performer Calvero (Chaplin) saving young ballerina Thereza (Bloom) from committing suicide and, by the time the credits roll, Chaplin's taken us on a self-flagellating trawl through the highs and lows of success, failure, old age and celebrity. Tackling the sad business of being funny with an unflinching, often sentimental, gaze, Cha find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

Adapted from the novel by George Barnanos, 'Mouchette' tells the story of the alienated teenage girl of the title. Neglected by her terminally ill mother and her abusive, alcoholic father, ostracised at school, with the insinuating glances of the villagers and her gruelling domestic duties, Mouchette's chance encounter with a local hunter sets her on a downward spiral that can only end in tragedy. An angry yet compassionate denunciation of a rural society corrupting and undoing an unorthodox ang find out more...