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AMELIE (2001)

Certification15 Our Rating

Amelie has led a sheltered existence under the anally eccentric tutelage of her over protective parents. When Amelie finds work in a small Paris cafe her life continues in its own introverted fantasy until she discovers a tin box of memories and suddenly she sees her purpose, to bring happiness into the lives of others. In the pursuit of her good deeds Amelie becomes fascinated by a collector of discarded photo booth pictures, but as the possibility of love looms she begins to retreat from the i find out more...

CertificationU Our Rating

Babette is a refugee from Paris who flees to a small ultrapuritan Danish community to work as a cook. Their only diet is one of ale-bread and fish soup, so when she offers to prepare a feast they are determined not to enjoy it. Oscar winning film whose style changes to fit the mood of the plot. find out more...

CertificationPG Our Rating

Phyllis Dietrichson is trapped in a loveless marriage to a man who inspires in her nothing but contempt, but rather than leave him Phyllis decides to kill him and collect on the insurance policy she's had set up with the help of her lover, and naive partner in crime, insurance salesman Walter Neff. The only flaws in their plan are the company's reluctance to pay out so much, the diligence of Neff's increasingly suspicious colleague, (and his 'little man'), and the exemplary ruthlessness of Ph find out more...


Certification12 Our Rating

A lovingly created homage to the melodramas of the 1950s sees Frank and Cathy Whitaker's picture perfect marriage masking a relationship based on lies. A blossoming friendship with the black gardener and a husband whose fallen in love with another man leave Cathy shunned by her friends and neighbours, her outwardly idylic world finally revealed for the sham that it is. Far from Heaven looks stunning, the recreation of the period nothing short of immaculate, but I have never been a fan of 1950s m find out more...
GILDA (1946)

CertificationPG Our Rating

Ford plays a sexually ambiguous and misogynist drifter who gets adopted by a German casino owner in Buenos Aires only to get involved in a menage-a-trois with his wife. Never has the fear of the female been so intense as in this powerful piece of cinema. Hayworth is sizzling as the temptress.

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GLORIA (1980)

Certification15 Our Rating

Gena Rowlands, winning an Oscar nomination, is typically superb as the tough talking New York moll - half-whore, half-mother - reluctantly lumbered with a child the Mafia want dead. Tired of running, Gloria decides to confront the gangsters head on... A superb noirish thriller. find out more...

CertificationPG Our Rating

Way ahead of its time, this is a Western with a difference! There's gun-totting women (including the brilliant Joan Crawford) fighting over the men that they love and leading the men into action. Then there's the anaemic looking Sterling Hayden as the male lead in this classic that tramples stereotypes with a memorable result! The 'Lie to me...' speech is guaranteed to give you chills. find out more...

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Acclaimed and imitated, this is Clouzot's classic tale of the sadistic head-teacher who brutalises his unfortunate wife. With the help of her husband's mal-treated mistress, a willing accomplice, the two women set out to exact revenge. But when his body goes astray this macabre story truly unfolds... find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Small-town girl Muriel is fat, frumpy, belittled by friends and family and absolutely desperate to get married. When she seizes a chance to hit the bright lights of Sydney, she's well on the way to changing her own destiny. Wickedly funny and often cruelly sad, but always hugely enjoyable. A delight! find out more...

CertificationU Our Rating

Mona’s teenage life defines the word ‘crap’, not tragic, just without hope; her brother is the only family she has left and he’s found God in the same obsessively sociopathic way that he originally found booze, while a weekly hump in the back of a van with a married man actually constitutes fun rather than repetitive sexual abuse. Into this world wanders Tamsin, pretty, pretentious, spoilt but ignored and with a dangerous sense of mischief born of arrogance and naivety. An intense relationship b find out more...