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Terence Rattigan Collection, TheTerence Rattigan Collection, The (1962-1994)
Feat. Kenneth More, Ralph Richardson, Geraldine McEwan
A boxed compendium of Terence Rattigan's finest work, a British playwright reknowned for his profound understanding of the human heart and his…
Nothing But the NightNothing But the Night (The Resurrection Syndicate) (1973)
Dir. Peter Sasdy
Feat. Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Diana Dors
Lee and Cushing are sent by Scotland Yard to investigate a fatal bus crash and how it relates to the going–ons at a creepy orphanage.…
Singing Detective, The (TV Series)Singing Detective, The (TV Series) (1986) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jon Amiel
Feat. Michael Gambon, Joanne Whalley, Patrick Malahide
Ground–breaking fantasy–drama from the unique genius of Dennis Potter. Michael Gambon is brilliant as a bed–ridden, frustrated…
GhostsGhosts (1987)
Dir. Elijah Moshinsky
Feat. Judi Dench, Michael Gambon, Kenneth Branagh
BBC television adaptation of Ibsen's great, once–controversial play about secrets and lies, sex and hypocrisy, starring Judy Dench as Mrs…
Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, TheCook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, The (1989) Aro Favourite
Dir. Peter Greenaway
Feat. Helen Mirren, Tim Roth, Michael Gambon
Greenaway combines the best elements of his previous work into one illustrious concoction of charcoal humour, explicit violence, awe–inspiring…
Storyteller: Greek Myths, TheStoryteller: Greek Myths, The (1990)
Feat. Michael Gambon
Another excellently produced run of Jim Henson's STORYTELLER tales, this time focusing on the Greek myths of "Daedalus and Icarus", "Orpheus and…
Maigret (TV Series) Maigret (TV Series) (1992-1993)
Feat. Michael Gambon, Jack Galloway
Michael Gambon plays Chief Inspector Jules Maigret of the Paris Surete in this realistic crime series centred on Maigret's investigations into…
ToysToys (1993)
Dir. Barry Levinson
Feat. Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack
Even Robin Williams' enormous talent and inspired art direction fail to enliven this comic fantasy. It plays more like a bad dream from which you…
Man of No Importance, AMan of No Importance, A (1994)
Dir. Suri Krishnamma
Feat. Albert Finney, Tara Fitzgerald, Michael Gambon
An ensemble comedy set in 1963 Dublin where suppressed homosexual bus conductor Albert Finney aspires to direct a production of Oscar Wilde's Salome,…
Bullet to BeijingBullet to Beijing (1995)
Dir. George Mihalka
Feat. Michael Caine, Jason Connery, Mia Sara
Fourth outing for Michael Caine as the dog–eared spy Harry Palmer, sent to Moscow, this time to recover a stolen 'Doomsday'–style…
Innocent Sleep, TheInnocent Sleep, The (1995)
Dir. Scott Michell
Feat. Rupert Graves, Michael Gambon, Annabella Sciorra
Rupert Graves makes a convincing derelict who unveils a complex international conspiracy after reporting a Thames–side murder to the police. An…
Two DeathsTwo Deaths (1995)
Dir. Nicolas Roeg
Feat. Michael Gambon, Sonia Braga, Patrick Malahide
On the eve of the violent fall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989, a wealthy doctor (Gambon) throws a dinner party for his friends, which…
Mary ReillyMary Reilly (1996)
Dir. Stephen Frears
Feat. John Malkovich, Julia Roberts, Michael Gambon
John Malkovich and Juila Roberts star in this alternative take on R.L. Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde story – the toil and double trouble is seen…
Midnight in St. PetersburgMidnight in St. Petersburg (1996)
Dir. Douglas Jackson
Feat. Michael Caine, Jason Connery, Michael Sarrazin
Formulaic final outing for Harry Palmer as a consignment of plutonium falls into the hands of the Russian Mafia.
Wings of the Dove, TheWings of the Dove, The (1997) Recommended
Dir. Iain Softley
Feat. Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Charlotte Rampling
Helena Bonham–Carter, back in costume, shines in this adaptation of the Henry James novel, playing a 19th century gentlewoman on the…
Dancing at LughnasaDancing at Lughnasa (1998)
Dir. Pat O'Connor
Feat. Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon, Catherine McCormack
The acclaimed stageplay by Brian Friel is given a top notch cast to embody the passionate Irish dilemmas of its characters. Family and National…
Sleepy HollowSleepy Hollow (1999)
Dir. Tim Burton
Feat. Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken
The oft–filmed short story 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow' is fashioned by illustrious iconoclast Tim Burton as the goriest, most…
Insider, TheInsider, The (1999) Aro Favourite
Dir. Michael Mann
Feat. Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer
A brooding masterpiece from dir. Mann (HEAT), who finally wrestles down a topic of sufficient weight to justify the peerless brilliance of his…
LongitudeLongitude (1999)
Dir. Charles Sturridge
Feat. Jeremy Irons, Michael Gambon, Stephen Fry
Adapted from the book by Dava Sobel, this tells the intriguing story surrounding the 18th century search for an accurate way to calculate longitude,…
Wives and DaughtersWives and Daughters (2000)
Dir. Nicholas Renton
Feat. Francesca Annis, Ian Carmichael, Michael Gambon
A BBC adaptation of the 19th century writer Elizabeth Gaskell's neglected masterpiece, in which the daughter of a widower is thwarted by her new…
High Heels and Low LifesHigh Heels and Low Lifes (2001)
Dir. Mel Smith
Feat. Minnie Driver, Mary McCormack, Michael Gambon
Down–at–heels Minnie Driver and Mary McCormack decide to crash a heist they’ve stumbled onto by blackmailing their way into some of the…
Gosford ParkGosford Park (2001) Recommended
Dir. Robert Altman
Feat. Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Maggie Smith
A handsome recital of Agatha Christie–style whodunnit and ‘upstairs–downstairs’ class–drama set in the confines of an English…
Beckett on FilmBeckett on Film (Waiting for Godot, et al.) (2001) Recommended
Dir. Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Neil Jordan, Kieron J Walsh
Feat. Julianne Moore, David Kelly, Jeremy Irons
An ambitious anthology of Samuel Beckett's nineteen stageplays, filmed here creatively by a roster of prestige actors and directors. Disc…
Charlotte GrayCharlotte Gray (2002)
Dir. Gillian Armstrong
Feat. Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon
WWII France is the backdrop for a love–triangle in this well–made, though sappy war–romance, Cate Blanchett providing a compelling…
A Monkey's TaleA Monkey's Tale (2002)
Dir. Jean Francois Laguionie
Feat. Rik Mayall, John Hurt, Michael York
More sophisticated than most, this French animated fantasy concerns two rival monkey tribes – the Woonkos and Laankos – who live a…
Lost Prince, TheLost Prince, The (2003) Recommended
Dir. Stephen Poliakoff
Feat. Gina McKee, Miranda Richardson, Bibi Andersson
A sumptuous BBC production concerning Prince John, the youngest son of King George V of England, whose autism and mild epilepsy embarrassed the…
SylviaSylvia (2003)
Dir. Christine Jeffs
Feat. Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig, Blythe Danner
A simply formed, yet resonant portrait of the brilliant, doomed poet Sylvia Plath (Paltrow), recounting her years of marriage to (also poet) Ted…
Open RangeOpen Range (2003)
Dir. Kevin Costner
Feat. Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening
Costner stars and takes the reins of this latterday Western about a group of itinerant cattle grazers fending off the thuggish tactics of a brutal…
Actors, TheActors, The (2003)
Dir. Conor McPherson
Feat. Michael Caine, Dylan Moran, Miranda Richardson
Top brass actors grace this amiable comic caper about two struggling theatre players whose "talents" get them mixed up in London's criminal…
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Recommended
Dir. Alfonso Cuaron
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane
Young Harry's troublesome education continues at Hogswarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry, in this increasingly confident series, here given a…

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