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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...

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...

Certification15 Our Rating

Essentially an interacial love story betwixt two journalists set against the backdrop of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in post-apartheid South Africa. There's enough dirt about police murders and torture in the apartheid state to keep whites squirming uncomfortably and enough healing and forgiveness to leave you feeling that race problems dissipate with a bit of a hug. Nevertheless Boorman is a skilled film maker and he manages the finer aspects of this well scripted movie without teet find out more...

CertificationU Our Rating

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...

Certification15 Our Rating

Streep and MacLaine give riveting portrayals as the celebrity mother and daughter, who, more alike than they think, battle against both each other and the alcohol and drug induced haze of Hollywood. Supposedly based on the true-life traumas of actress Carrie Fisher and her mum Debbie Reynolds and adapted from Fisher's semi-autobiographical novel. 9 out of 9. find out more...

CertificationPG Our Rating

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

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Certification12 Our Rating

It's the off-season at the lonely Beauregard Hotel in Bournemoth, and only the long-term tenants are still in residence. Life is stirred up, however, when the beautiful Ann Shankland arrives to see her alcoholic ex-husband, John Malcolm, who is secretly engaged to Pat Cooper, the woman who runs the hotel. Meanwhile, snobbish Mrs Railton-Bell discovers that the kindly if rather doddering Major Pollock, played by David Niven, who won an Oscar for his performance, a retired officer who likes to find out more...