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CertificationU Our Rating

A successful actress employs a woman in exchange for her flattery, only to find her employee is scheming her way to the top at her own expense. An intelligent, bitchy script complements the fine acting, making this one of Time Out's top 100 films of all time. Won Best Picture at 1950 Academy Awards.

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Certification15 Our Rating

A community worker sets the world to rights teaching prostitutes' children the art of photography in a red light area of Calcutta. As she befriends them she takes it on herself to 'rescue' them from their fate, their friends and their families by getting them enrolled in private education schools to help them change their destiny. Zana is such a powerful person that, as the follow up DVD extra 'Reconnecting with Born into Brothels' demonstrates, she succeeds. This is a superb film animated by th find out more...
DAISIES (1966)

Certification15 Our Rating

The wonderful people over at Second Run DVD have released another hidden gem: 'Daisies' (Sedmikrasky), originally made in 1966 by Vera Chytilova, who has since been called 'the first lady of Czech cinema' and whose efforts also earnt her a screening at the First International Festival of Women's Films in New York in 1972. 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...

Certification15 Our Rating

A literally cursed lady and her adopted daughter live in isolation in their small domicile in the breathtaking North Asian Arctic tundra. Always fearsome of contact with 'murderous' fellow humans from an unexplained dystopic external world, they sled, they kayak and they hunt, but their life is thrown into chaos by the discovery of a seriously injured army runaway. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Two impoverished women, one a struggling single white mother and the other a Mohawk, join forces in a people smuggling racket from across the nearby Canadian border. Despite some plot glitches and its down beat nature this is a high class and superbly acted dramatic thriller. find out more...
GIRLHOOD (2014)

Certification15 Our Rating


Certification12 Our Rating

Juliette has spent the last fifteen years in prison for a shocking crime. Her way of coping with her imprisonment, and the chain of events leading to it, is to bottle up her emotions and distance herself from her fellow human beings. Upon her release, an emotionally damaged Juliette is taken in by her younger sister Lea, whose relentless and undemanding goodness slowly thaws Juliette's introverted stolidity, providing the older sister with some hope of release as she gradually begins to bare her find out more...
JUNO (2007)

Certification15 Our Rating

Juno Macguff is sixteen years old and already hard at war with the world she's on the cusp of entering; but though bright, vivacious, cynical and fiercely individual, one thing she has not prepared herself for is pregnancy. When Juno finds herself with child from her sweet natured, geeky and adoring best mate she decides the only sensible thing to do is find a good home for the baby and in the small ads finds a young, affluent couple desperate to adopt. Sadly life is rarely that simple, thoug find out more...

LIANNA (1982)

Certification18 Our Rating

A superb study by the brilliant Sayles of a married woman who realises she is gay. She falls in love with Ruth, is shunned by her husband and straight friends, and suffers huge emotional upheaval. Sparkling dialogue, tender characters, superb acting and some real comedy. A touch of directorial genius. find out more...