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CHAPLIN (1992)

Certification15 Our Rating

Robert Downey Jnr demonstrates his prowess by giving a riveting performance as the little master. The cast delivers despite a disjointed narrative, and Chaplin's fall from grace, brought down by McCarthyism is very moving. Kevin Kline is excellent as the flamboyant Fairbanks Jnr. find out more...

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Bittersweet biopic of the tragic, legendary cellist, Jaqueline du Pre. Bristol-trained Oscar nominee Emily Watson ("Breaking the Waves") is frighteningly intense in her portrayal of tortured genius Jackie, whose phenomenally successful career - and life - was nipped in the bud by a particularly vicious bout of MS. Rachel Griffiths is equally excellent as Jackie's gentle, long-suffering sister Hilary. find out more...

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An intriguing premise; take Dylan's music as an inspiration and using six different actors (one a young black boy, another a woman) loosely re-enact his life from childhood to venerable and venerated troubadour of the 20th Century. The possibilities of I'm Not There' going horribly wrong were always going to be high but Todd Haynes manages to pull off a fascinating, hypnotic, original tale of a living icon and while the performances, with out exception, are excellent, it is Kate Blanchett's tur find out more...

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It's the early 50s in Argentina and two middle class medical students decide to make a journey across their largely unknown continent. While on this eight month travel one of the men begins his own journey from privileged ignorance to iconic revolutionary, the birth of Che Guevara has begun. The Motorcycle Diaries is a breathtakingly beautiful film, beginning as a whimsical, idiosyncratic and often humorous adventure and gradually expanding into a powerful and deeply moving drama. find out more...