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FingersmithFingersmith (2005)
Dir. Aisling Walsh
Feat. Elaine Cassidy, Charles Dance, Imelda Staunton
BBC teledrama set around a girlish pickpocket (Hawkins) in Victorian London who becomes involved in a nasty plan to defraud a wealthy heiress…
PersuasionPersuasion (2007)
Dir. Adrian Shergold
Feat. Sally Hawkins, Rupert Penry-Jones, Alice Krige
Brisk, sombre–toned ITV production of the Austen romance about the attempt to re–kindle a romance, previously doomed by class division…
Cassandra's DreamCassandra's Dream (2007)
Dir. Woody Allen
Feat. Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell, Tom Wilkinson
Woody Allen–directed suspense, rounding out his recent penchant for London–set thrillers, starring Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell as…
Happy-Go-LuckyHappy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Dir. Mike Leigh
Feat. Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Alexis Zegerman
An optimistic if not exactly 'feel–good' comedy–drama from veteran dir. Mike Leigh, about a London primary school teacher who greets the…
An EducationAn Education (2009) Aro Favourite
Dir. Lone Scherfig
Feat. Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina
An assured and alluring coming–of–age drama set in swinging sixties London (1961 in fact), with teenage ingenue Carey Mulligan falling in…
Desert FlowerDesert Flower (2009)
Dir. Sherry Horman
Feat. Liya Kebede, Sally Hawkins, Craig Parkinson
Inspiring biopic based on the story of Waris Dirie, a Somali victim of genital mutilation who, after escaping an arranged marriage, emigrated to…
Happy Ever AftersHappy Ever Afters (2009)
Dir. Stephen Burke
Feat. Sally Hawkins, Sinead Maguire, Tom Riley
Frothy wedding comedy when a double–booking results in two receptions in the same hotel. A little rough–around–the–edges with…
Made in DagenhamMade in Dagenham (2010) Recommended
Dir. Nigel Cole
Feat. Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson
Nostalgic, uplifting dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford car plant in Dagenham, where female machinists famously walked out in protest…
Never Let Me GoNever Let Me Go (2010) Recommended
Dir. Mark Romanek
Feat. Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield
Faithful adaptation of the Kazuo Ishiguro's 'unfilmable' novel that follows the relationship of three childhood friends who are raised as 'donors' in…
SubmarineSubmarine (2010) Aro Favourite
Dir. Richard Ayoade
Feat. Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Noah Taylor
Actor Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd) proves adept behind the camera with this imaginative adaptation of Joe Dunthorne's novel about precocious…
It's a Wonderful AfterlifeIt's a Wonderful Afterlife (2010)
Dir. Gurinder Chadha
Feat. Shabana Azmi, Goldy Notay, Sanjeev Bhaskar
The director of BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM serves up an less–than–subtle mix of cultural satire, black comedy, and Ealing–style humour in…
Love BirdsLove Birds (2011) Recommended
Dir. Paul Murphy
Feat. Rhys Darby, Sally Hawkins, Emily Barclay
Chirpy, engaging Kiwi comedy with Rhys Darby as a recently jilted council worker whose nursing of a wounded duck leads to unexpected romance with…
Jane EyreJane Eyre (2011) Recommended
Dir. Cary Joji Fukunaga
Feat. Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell
A delicate and atmospheric adaptation of the much–filmed Charlotte Bronte melodrama tragedy about a young governess who seals her tragic fate…
Room on the BroomRoom on the Broom (2012)
Dir. Jan Lachauer, Max Lang
Feat. Simon Pegg, Gillian Anderson, Rob Brydon
An exquisite animated version of Julia Donaldson's popular illustrated story, about a kind–hearted witch who offers a ride to various animals…
Great ExpectationsGreat Expectations (2013)
Dir. Mike Newell
Feat. Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Holliday Grainger
Dir. Mike Newell utilises incredible art direction and a wardrobe for the ages while offering nothing unexpected in this professionally delivered…
Blue JasmineBlue Jasmine (2013) Aro Favourite
Dir. Woody Allen
Feat. Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin
Another jewel from 'late period' Woody Allen with Cate Blanchett also in fine form as a down–at–heel socialite who moves to San Francisco…
GodzillaGodzilla (2014)
Dir. Gareth Edwards
Feat. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen
The mighty Godzilla returns to the big screen in this thrilling new treatment from MONSTERS director Gareth Edwards.
PaddingtonPaddington (2014) Aro Favourite
Dir. Paul King
Feat. Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters
Britain's beloved bear gets the big screen treatment as he travels to London in search of a home, and where he catches the eye of a museum…
X + YX + Y (X and Y, aka A Brilliant Young Mind ) (2014) Recommended
Dir. Morgan Matthews
Feat. Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan
Asa Butterfield (HUGO) plays a socially awkward teenage math prodigy who finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British…
Stick ManStick Man (2015)
Dir. Jeroen Jaspaert, Daniel Snaddon
Feat. Martin Freeman, Jennifer Saunders, Rob Brydon
Family friendly Christmas fun adapted from the writer of THE GRUFFALO with the titular stick racing to get home to his twiggy family in time for…
Hollow Crown, The: Wars of the Roses (TV Series)Hollow Crown, The: Wars of the Roses (TV Series) (2015)
Dir. Dominic Cooke
Feat. Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugh Bonneville, Judi Dench
A second series of star–studded, exceptionally presented Shakespeare adaptations, with Henry VI in two parts, along with Richard III. Together…
MaudieMaudie (2016)
Dir. Aisling Walsh
Feat. Ethan Hawke, Sally Hawkins, Kari Matchett
An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the…
Paddington 2Paddington 2 (2017) Recommended
Dir. Paul King
Feat. Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville
The beloved bear Paddington returns in this more than worthy sequel to the 2015 movie. Full of pure, big hearted happiness, this delightful and witty…
Shape of Water, TheShape of Water, The (2017) Recommended
Dir. Guillermo Del Toro
Feat. Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins
At a top secret research facility in the 1950s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in…

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