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SNOWDEN (2016)

Certification15 Our Rating

The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press. 

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CertificationU Our Rating

A respectable, sincere film of Robert Bolt's literate play, with Scofield as Sir Thomas More, endorsing the divine right of the Pope over and above his King, Henry VIII, who wishes to divorce Katherine Of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn. Watch out for Orson Welles in a marvellous cameo as Cardinal Wolsey. The film won 6 Oscars. find out more...
ALI (2002)

Certification15 Our Rating

A big glossy biog of Muhammad Ali at his peak, and though 'When we were Kings' has to go down as one of the most riveting sport documentaries that there has ever been this is still a hugely accomplished movie, thanks largely to the slickness of Mann's film making and a superlative performance by Will Smith. Ali was not a huge hit at the cinema, perhaps because so much is known about the great man already, but this a powerful and highly watchable movie, oh and it has some awesome fight scenes to find out more...
AMADEUS (1984)

CertificationPG Our Rating

An award winning film full of baroque splendour. The talented composer Antonio Salieri found himself in competition with Mozart, a genius, and he couldn't understand why God favored such a vulgar creature to be his instrument. Salieri turned into a hate-filled monster, whose aim in life became to ruin his colleague, but he emerges as a tragic and sympathetic character. He alone could appreciate the perfection of Mozart's music and, perhaps, he speaks up for all of us whose talents fall short of find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Inside this conventionally structured biopic resides an extraordinary story of an extraordinary man. William Wilberforce was the parliamentary spokesman for a group of radicalised young Evangelists (and Quakers), who despised the money politics and corruption of late 18th Century UK politics and who fought for many reformist policies, the most notable of which was the one this film annotates, the abolition of slavery, a process that took years of political skulduggery and the slow passage of find out more...


Certification15 Our Rating

1970s; Harlem hood Frank Lucas has hijacked the New York heroin business by dealing directly with the Chinese growers in SE Asia and importing large amounts of the drug inside the caskets of soldiers killed in Vietnam. However his nemesis, flamboyant, tenacious and unbribable narcotics cop Richie Roberts, is on his tail and is determined to bring him down. find out more...

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Following the hit biographical TV drama 'The Naked Civil Servant' flamboyant gay icon Quentin Crisp moved from England to New York, where he became what he'd always craved to be - a successful drama queen. This film, with John Hurt successfully resurrecting his earlier role, follows the ageing Crisp through the ups and downs of his life in the Big Apple. 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...
ASOKA (2000)

Certification12 Our Rating

Emperor Asoka was ruler of Magadha in the 3rd century BC and after waging a savage war on the neighbouring kingdom of Kalinga he finally witnesses the consequences of his actions, a dreadful reality that causes him to renounce his war like ways and dedicate himself to spreading the teachings of Buddha. Asoka is by no means historically accurate but it is a lush and fascinating epic. find out more...
BACKBEAT (1993)

Certification15 Our Rating

The story of Stuart Sutcliffe, the fifth Beatle, is the basis for this superior bio-pic. In 1960 the Fab 5 set off for Hamburg, where they discover that sex and drugs go hand in hand with rock n' roll. But when Stu falls in love with Astrid, his close friendship with John Lennon and indeed his whole future, is threatened. A brilliant film. find out more...