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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…
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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