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Certification12 Our Rating

John Nash is a brilliant, though socially awkward, mathematician and with his latest work he has achieved the acclaim that he so needed, but John is also prone to delusional behaviour, and when a mysterious stranger asks him for his help to thwart a conspiracy against the Stars and Stripes, John becomes increasingly obsessive, a state of mind that begins to push away all those he holds dear, even his loving wife. Very loosely adapted from a true story "Beautiful Mind" is the bog standard slickly find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

When Arthur Morrison was diagnosed with terminal cancer and with only a few weeks to live, his son Blake returned to the Yorkshire village of his youth and visited his ailing father in the hospital where he had spent so much time as a GP. Blake reminisces on their shared experiences, the intimacies and the irritations of their relationship, articulately expressing the contradictions, frustrations, love and loss bound into the complicated relationships which most of us have with our parents as we find out more...
BRONSON (2007)

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Michael Peterson was born in 1952 into a well off Luton family, "As a boy he was a lovely lad. He was obviously bright and always good with children. He was gentle and mild-mannered, never a bully he would defend the weak" (comments from his aunt). Somehow something went seriously wrong and he has spent 34 years incarcerated at Her Majesty's pleasure, 30 of them in solitary confinement. He has renamed himself Charles Bronson and is proud of the one thing he has in his life: his reputation as t find out more...
CARLOS (2010)

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Edited down from a highly acclaimed TV mini-series 'Carlos' tells the story of Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, the Venezuelan terrorist/revolutionary better known as Carlos the Jackal. Commencing with his joining the PFLP, through the 1975 raid on the OPEC meeting in Vienna, his time on the run until his eventual capture in 1994, the film depicts the man as a revolutionary, a terrorist, a mercenary, an arrogant charmer, a megalomaniac, as cold-blooded, but capable of extreme bad temper, and always with find out more...

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'Carlos' tells the story of Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, the Venezuelan terrorist/revolutionary better known as Carlos the Jackal. Commencing with his joining the PFLP, through the 1975 raid on the OPEC meeting in Vienna, his time on the run until his eventual capture in 1994, the film depicts the man as a revolutionary, a terrorist, a mercenary, an arrogant charmer, and a cold blooded megalomaniac. Shuffling false passports like a pack of cards this playboy is seemingly irresistible to women, whom he find out more...
IL DIVO (2008)

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Far more a portrait than a biopic this stunning film dissects the later years of Giulio Andreotti, a key player in Italian politics from the 70s through till today (he still sits in the Italian Senate (2009)), implicating him as the central instigator behind 'The Strategy of Tension', a policy that involved the murders of hundreds of innocent people, and blaming 'the left/Red Brigades' so as to allow the growth of an authoritarian state. Sorrentino fingers Andreotti for many political assassinat find out more...
JOBS (2013)

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The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century. (no Social Network)

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Great doco about the early days of NY hip hop and life on the projects. One of the best features of this film is that it examines the political trajectory of Nas' career through his lyrics as well as the environment and familial situation that gave rise to his stardom. Must see for fans of his music. And anyone interested in the political side of rap music.

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Certification15 Our Rating

A generic, but nevertheless, reasonably good warts and all biopic of Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls, aka The Notorious B.I.G., from a drug dealing chilhood in a Brooklyn ghetto, through arrest, prison, his relationship problems, basic criminality and on to his success as a rap artist before his 1997 murder. find out more...

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A wonderful portrait of Ian Dury - he the polio crippled lyricist and front man for punk icons The Blockheads and a self-pitying, class conscious, angry, supremely talented loud mouth - struggling to relate to his pre-teen son and familial duties.
'Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll' is a top notch drama about a real life person, warts, foul language and all, and you neither need to love his music, punk generally nor, indeed, any form of music to appreciate this gem of a film. find out more...