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AMY (2015)

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After having neglected her children for many years, world famous pianist Charlotte visits her daughter Eva in her home, where to her surprise she finds her other daughter, mentally impaired Helena, whom Eva has taken out of the institution where their mother had placed her. The relationship is strained, but the encounter is crucial for the future of both women, and one night a conversation releases all the things they have wanted to tell each other. Classic late Bergman. Slow-burning - get those find out more...

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This enduring classic of French cinema from the grandmother of the new wave stars Corinne Marchand as the eponymous heroine, a singer who whiles away a couple of hours in the cafés, shops and streets of Paris awaiting the results of medical tests. Featuring a memorable score by Oscar-nominated composer Michel Legrand, the film paints a beguiling and stylish portrait of the French capital at the height of the sixties.

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Superb biopic of legendary country singer Loretta Lynn. Sissy Spacek, who incidentally has a belting voice, deservedly won the Best Actress Oscar for her moving portrayal of the naive Kentucky farm girl who became a singing superstar against all the odds, while Tommy Lee Jones is dynamite as her husband Doolittle. Beverly D'Angelo is also a revelation as Loretta's close friend, the late great Patsy Cline. An inspirational rags-to-riches story, only to be avoided if you have a strong aversion to find out more...

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"This is a brilliant film. Amy Berg has created an honest portrayal of Janis Joplin. Its filled with Janis from her earliest performances to her last. Interviews from high school friends and friends, band mates, and lovers from her early days in the San Francisco music scene during the '60's. Thanks to the cooperation of her surviving family members find out more...


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A stunning dramatisation of the mesmerising life and ultimately tragic times of Edith Piaf, the ‘little sparrow'. The singer's life is beautifully evoked, as is the time, while Marion Cotillard in the central role is perfection. A moving and marvellous delight.....'Je ne regrette rien'. find out more...

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Cornwall in 1936 is still a timeless place. Sisters, Janet and Ursula Widdington discover a castaway on the beach below their house, and with the help of the local doctor they nurse him back to health. During his convalescence the sisters discover his talent as a musician and the unsettling effect he has on them both - especially Ursula, whose life will never be the same again. Award winning actresses Dame Judi Dench and Maggie Smith star in this evocative, heart-warming story of unfulfilled dre find out more...

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Beginning in 1763, the film follows the Mozart family's exhausting life on the road, traveling by coach from one royal court to the next, where the nobility marvel at young Wolfgang's prodigious talent. But accomplished singer, harpsichordist, violinist Nannerl, Wolfgang's elder by five years, first held forth as the family's infant prodigy. At the film begins, she is still performing, though overshadowed and sidelined as accompanist by Wolfgang's growing fame. Her father bows to social stric find out more...


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20 years after the end of the violent 1980s Peruvian Civil War a young woman tries to come to terms with the gang rape of her mother. Repelled by men and traumatised through the improvised folk ballads her mother has sung her, it is not till after her mother's death that she ventures beyond her mountain top village to take a job in Lima.
Both poetically and with magical realism 'The Milk of Sorrow' artfully deals with the sociological and psychological consequences of war and the slow find out more...

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The music doc has long settled into a format: uncritical interviewees, archive footage, rise, fall, difficult comeback. But this one finds a terrific subject in Kathleen Hanna, the smart, dynamic, confrontational co-founder of the 1990s Riot Grrrl movement and lea find out more...