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Angels in America (TV Mini Series)Angels in America (TV Mini Series) (2004) Recommended
Dir. Mike Nichols
Feat. Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson
An ambitious, multi–leveled portrait of the fractures, politics and metaphysical crises of 1980s America based on the stageplay by Tony…
Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, TheLife Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The (2004) Recommended
Dir. Wes Anderson
Feat. Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett
Another snorkle into the 'Cinema Absurd with Wes Anderson', delivering an intricate comedic conceit woven around a washed–up oceanographer…
Being JuliaBeing Julia (2004)
Dir. Istvan Szabo
Feat. Annette Bening, Jeremy Irons, Bruce Greenwood
An aging diva of the London stage (Bening) falls into a flirtation, then romance with a young admirer in the uneasy England of the 1930s, in this…
Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) Recommended
Dir. Mike Newell
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman
The fourth chapter in the unfolding Harry Potter series marks a devastating plunge into raw suspense and truly epic adventure for the young wizard…
Good Shepherd, TheGood Shepherd, The (2006)
Dir. Robert De Niro
Feat. Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro directs this dramatization of the CIA’s clandestine origins, with Matt Damon in the central role of a colourless career…
Amazing GraceAmazing Grace (2006) Recommended
Dir. Michael Apted
Feat. Ioan Gruffudd, Romola Garai, Albert Finney
Stirring dramatisation of the true story of 18th–century abolitionist William Wilberforce and his revolt against Britain’s slave…
Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) Recommended
Dir. David Yates
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Robbie Coltrane, Helena Bonham Carter
The fifth movie of the Harry Potter franchise finds the Wiz–kid struggling with adolescent hormones, a blind bureaucracy and most memorably,…
Baker, The Baker, The (2007)
Dir. Gareth Lewis
Feat. Damian Lewis, Michael Gambon, Kate Ashfield
Parochial fish–out–of–water comedy places wanted hitman Damian Lewis as the new village baker in a kooky Welsh community populated…
Cranford (TV Mini-series)Cranford (TV Mini-series) (2007) Recommended
Dir. Simon Curtis
Feat. Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Philip Glenister
Outstanding, atypical British costumer with Dame Judy and other bonneted Victorian women chewing the fat in 1840s Cheshire, England. Based on…
Brideshead RevisitedBrideshead Revisited (2008)
Dir. Julian Jarrold
Feat. Matthew Goode, Ben Whishaw, Hayley Atwell
Sound adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel of illicit love in the realms of High Society, set against the backdrop of pre–WWII Britain.…
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood PrinceHarry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (2009) Recommended
Dir. David Yates
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent
The epic sixth movie in the Harry Potter franchise sees Harry prepare for the final battle against his nemesis Voldemort while struggling with his…
Fantastic Mr. FoxFantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Aro Favourite
Dir. Wes Anderson
Feat. George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman
Wes Anderson’s quirky, buttoned–up sensibility is a fantastic match for Roald Dahl’s classic tale about a sly, debonair fox (George…
Emma (TV Mini-Series)Emma (TV Mini-Series) (2009) Recommended
Feat. Romola Garai, Jonny Lee Miller, Michael Gambon
The BBC's latest update of Jane Austen's comic classic, centred on the titular beauty's dangerous game of matchmaking. Regarded as the best Austen…
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) Recommended
Dir. David Yates
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane
Seventh and penultimate film in the H.K. Rowling–penned franchise now finds Harry and pals Ron and Hermione on the lam as Lord Voldemort…
King's Speech, TheKing's Speech, The (2010) Aro Favourite
Dir. Tom Hooper
Feat. Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter
Justly acclaimed tale of King George VI, his nervy, impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become…
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) Recommended
Dir. David Yates
Feat. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane
This eighth and final Harry Potter installment concludes the boy wizard's epic journey from Hogswart apprentice to world savior.
Luck (TV Series)Luck (TV Series) (2012) Recommended
Dir. Michael Mann, Phillip Noyce, Mimi Leder
Feat. Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, John Ortiz
Heavy–hitting HBO crime drama centred on the deal–makers who frequent a popular Los Angeles racetrack – principally, an aging…
QuartetQuartet (2012) Recommended
Dir. Dustin Hoffman
Feat. Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly
Another pleasant surprise for the retiree set, this time centred on a home for retired musicians, and the recently arrived opera diva (Maggie Smith)…
Restless (TV Mini-Series)Restless (TV Mini-Series) (2012)
Dir. Edward Hall
Feat. Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell, Michelle Dockery
A fine small screen adaptation of William Boyd's espionage novel, about a young woman who learns that her mother was recruited as a spy during World…
Quirke (TV Series)Quirke (TV Series) (2014) Recommended
Feat. Gabriel Byrne, Michael Gambon, Brian Gleeson
An unhurried Dublin period noir with Gabriel Byrne as the eponymous Irish pathologist–cum–sleuth. Three episodes: 'Christine Falls', 'The…
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…
Fortitude (TV Series)Fortitude (TV Series) (2015) Recommended
Feat. Sofie Gråbøl, Richard Dormer, Stanley Tucci
Addictive murder mystery set on the edge of the Arctic Circle, in the town of Fortitude, a town whose peaceful reputation is under threat.
Casual Vacancy, The (TV Mini-Series)Casual Vacancy, The (TV Mini-Series) (2015)
Feat. Rory Kinnear, Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes
J. K. Rowling's novel of small–town politcs in which the residents of Pagford fight for a spot on the parish council after the unexpected death…
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…
Dad's ArmyDad's Army (2016)
Dir. Oliver Parker
Feat. Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones
Amiable revival of the popular sitcom has the distinctly aged Home Guard platoon dealing with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World…
Viceroy's HouseViceroy's House (2017) Recommended
Dir. Gurinder Chadha
Feat. Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon
Another handsome chronicle of Britain's imperial history, this one depicting events of 1947, when Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy, was charged…
Victoria and AbdulVictoria and Abdul (Victoria & Abdul) (2017)
Dir. Stephen Frears
Feat. Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard
The legendary Judi Dench returns to the role of Queen Victoria in this sumptuous story of the unlikely bond between the the aging queen and a young…
King of ThievesKing of Thieves (2018)
Dir. James Marsh
Feat. Michael Caine, Charlie Cox, Michael Gambon
British heist movie in the classic mould, bringing together an impressive cast to tell the true story of the Hatton Garden safe deposit burglary of…

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