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Certification15 Our Rating

Based on Crowe's own adventures as a teenage music journalist, Almost Famous tells the story of a 15-year-old boy who is complacently hired by Rolling Stone magazine to write an article on the fictional band Stillwater. As the band hits the road so does Rolling Stone's youngest reporter. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Nobody out scoops or out catchphrases Ron Burgundy, he's San Diego's numero uno anchorman, loved by the public almost as much as he's loved by himself. This being the 1970s and Ron, being a raging but oblivious misogynist, is thrown into freefall by the arrival of a female anchor, a meltdown that not even his dim-witted and equally bigoted newsroom buddies can save him from. "Anchorman" is Will Ferrell's most successful attempt yet to take the lead in a film and though it drags on occasion there find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

A reverential tribute to the wacko and anarchic master-blaster of Gonzo Journalism; from his early days as investigative reporter and writer of 'Hell's Angels', his drug-fueled 'Fear and Loathing' episodes, the '68 Chicago convention, his bid to become sheriff of Aspen, Colorado, his coverage of the 1972 George McGovern campaign and onto his eventual decline as a writer. A must see for anyone interested in finding out more about this unique character who has so enlivened us with his writings. find out more...

CertificationPG Our Rating

A great documentary about the legendary New York Cosmos. Financed by Warner billionaire Steve Ross a football team who played on a cabbage patch, they painted the pitch green for Pele's arrival and first game!!!, went on to sign an international class team and draw crowds of over 50,000 a game in the short lived North American Soccer League. It was a big expensive roller-coaster, girls, parties and booze, and Cosmos' eventual collapse brought down the whole league and set back US soccer about 20 find out more...

Certification18 Our Rating

A masterful adaptation of David Peace's Ellroy-esque noir trilogy. In '1974', the first chapter, a rookie journalist looks to solve the increasingly vexing case of a serial killer on the loose. A bleak vision of corruption in an emphatically isolated 'North', which raises the game for levels of darkness in TV drama. Andrew Garfield gives a captivating performance as the idealistic journalist in way over his head. Highly recommended. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Robert McNamara was the American secretary of defence during the presidencies of both Kennedy and Johnson, a man that history hasn't got much good to say about. In this remarkable interview McNamara attempts to cast himself in a more favourable light, but it is his revelations concerning the whys and wherefores of events such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam which make the Fog of War such a hypnotic documentary. Superb. find out more...
THE HOAX (2006)

Certification12 Our Rating

In 1971 Clifford Irving achieved one of the heights of American journalism, telling whoppers of gargantuan proportions to delude publishers McGraw Hill into paying him $1,000,000 as an advance payment for an authorised biography of Howard Hughes the ultra-reclusive, immensely powerful, superstar billionaire, complete with a series of unprecedented interviews, his most intimate memories and controversial secrets. "The Hoax" is a very nicely done dramatisation of the journalist's fantastically aud find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

A film dominated by one performance, Forest Whitaker's turn as the infamous dictator Idi Amin. When young Scotsman Nicholas Garrigan becomes his personal physician few of us doubt that it will inevitably end in tears, but Amin, as is so often the way with monsters, has considerable charm to go with his paranoid genocidal tendencies and the naÔve Garrigan is seduced. However Garrigan's role is ambiguous; is he just dumb or is he willingly looking the other way? The film also reverses the typical find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

Nat Jester says: "Based on a Hunter S. Thompson novel, this film was rather disappointing, despite the strong cast featuring Johnny Depp and Aaron Eckhart. Frankly, not much happens in this film, and the dialogue is not strong enough to carry it, although Depp is fairly enjoyable in a drunken, Jack Sparrow sort of way (but not nearly as good). The most interesting character in the film is Moberg, played by Giovanni Ribisi, a drunken reporter whom no one seems able to fire. 1/5"

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Certification12 Our Rating

This "alternate film" companion to ĎAnchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy'. Compiled from hours of extra footage, dropped sub-plots and alternate takes from the original film we find our favourite lead anchor and general dude about town, Ron Burgundy, chasing a scoop against rival and lover Veronica Corningstone. find out more...