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Fanis, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics, recalls his childhood growing up as a Greek boy in Istanbul and the time spent with his shopkeeper grandfather learning about life and, in particular, the art of cooking. And it was here, in his grandfather's store, that he first fell in love, with Saime. After political tensions over Cyprus in 1963 Fanis's family were deported, but his grandfather stayed in Istanbul, and it is decades later that they meet again as Fanis returns 'home', after yea find out more...

Certification18 Our Rating

Superbly stylish and atmospheric thriller set in the steamy New Orleans of 1955. Down and out private eye Harry Angel is hired by the sinister Louis Cyphre to find a missing crooner who's been dabbling in the occult. But Harry's leads keep winding up ritually murdered. Chilling, erotic, brilliant. find out more...
ASSEMBLY (2007)

Certification15 Our Rating

A Chinese soldier's tale; Guzidi was a child of poverty who became a successful guerrilla soldier and then officer in the Liberation Army. After a fierce battle with the KMT Guzidi and his remaining 46 troops are sent to a front line defensive position, where they are abandoned by the main army corps to a fight to the death. After a heroic act in the Korean War Guzidi, riddled with guilt and loss of meaningful identity, fights a long battle to atone for the loss of his company by gaining recogni find out more...
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

Two brothers, in itself a metaphor, get drafted into the Korean Civil War. The more macho elder one is determined to become a hero in order to win his bookish brother a ticket back to mum and this leads both to him turning into a monster and a serious split between the two. Against the bitter backdrop of a violent war many loyalties are called into question, to brother, family, friend, nation, ideology, nationality and to fellow soldiers, and many are betrayed. This is an awesome, if emotionally find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

A monumental history of the Cuban Revolution; from the initial meeting in Mexico between Che and Fidel Castro, through the landing by boat of a few desperadoes, the years of the guerrilla campaign, the gradual build-up from a rag-tag band to a fully fledged revolutionary army, the political alliances and decisions to be made, and the eventual victorious battles over the demotivated Batista led government army. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

One of the best films to come out of the British cinema for a long time. The story of the peroxided bar girl Ruth Ellis, who murdered her upper class lover and became the last woman to be hanged in the UK. A study not just of her personality and the tragic love affair which ended in this crime of passion, but of the seedy mood of repression and austerity in class ridden 50s Britain. Miranda Richardson is outstanding in this compelling movie. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

David Lean's epic romance set against the turbulant backdrop of the Russian revolution. One man's struggle for moral political and personal survival amidst the complex web of intrigue and tangled loyalties that accompanied the fall of the Tsar.

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Certification12 Our Rating

A lovingly created homage to the melodramas of the 1950s sees Frank and Cathy Whitaker's picture perfect marriage masking a relationship based on lies. A blossoming friendship with the black gardener and a husband whose fallen in love with another man leave Cathy shunned by her friends and neighbours, her outwardly idylic world finally revealed for the sham that it is. Far from Heaven looks stunning, the recreation of the period nothing short of immaculate, but I have never been a fan of 1950s m find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

From the window of her New York apartment beautiful bored housewife Diane spots her beast, a mysterious masked man, and is transfixed. This it will turn out is Diane Arbus' epiphany, a portal that will take her on a journey that unleashes not just her soul but her remarkable gift as a photographer. Hirsute ‘Wolf Man' Lionel, part Elephant Man, part seductive gentleman, takes Diane into his world of outsiders and gradually wins her heart before turning into a handsome prince and disappearing in a find out more...