The Best New Films To Watch While We’re All At Home
As we are all having a lot more screen time, we’ve put together a guide (updated weekly) to what’s new in the world of home entertainment.
Most of our picks are kid-friendly – and some certainly aren’t – but we hope it’s a useful guide on the latest films to watch at home.
Best New Films for Kids and Teens
Scooby and the gang face their most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world.
As they race to stop this dogpocalypse, the gang discovers that Scooby has an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.
Available at watchscoob.co.uk
Ella Bella Bingo
Ella Bella and Henry are best friends, but she becomes jealous when Henry wants to play with the cool new kid.
When Henry runs away, Ella Bella and a new kid go on a bicycle adventure to find Henry and learn the magic of friendship.
The Personal History of David Copperfield
Adapted from the classic novel by Charles Dickens, The Personal History Of David Copperfield brings to life one of the author’s most cherished characters.
From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield (Dev Patel) is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England.
As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.
LEGO DC Shazam: Magic and Monsters
There’s a new hero in town and his name is Shazam.
This earnest do-gooder wants to join the Justice League, but in order to do so, he has to reveal his identity as ten year old Billy Batson! Egads!
Billy learns that joining a team is all about trust while fighting off the evil Mr. Mind and Black Adam in Lego Justice League Shazam! Monster Society of Evil!
The Wishmas Tree
A young possum freezes her hometown of Sanctuary City after wishing for a white Wishmas, threatening the lives of its residents.
She must undertake a perilous journey to reverse the damage and save her home and the magical Wishmas Tree.
Robert Downey Jr. stars as the man who could talk to animals: Dolittle.
After losing his wife, he hermits himself away behind the high wall of his manor, but is forced to set sail on an epic adventure when the queen falls gravely ill.
Helping Dolittle in search of a rare cure are his rambunctious animal friends–including Chee-Chee (Oscar® winner Rami Malek), an anxious, self-conscious gorilla; Dab-Dab (Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck; the bickering duo of cynical, neurotic ostrich Plimpton (Kumail Nanjiani) and chilly-but-chill polar bear Yoshi (John Cena); as well as a headstrong parrot named Polynesia (Oscar® winner Emma Thompson)
Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical into a somewhat controversial cinematic event.
The film was trashed by critics but still did pretty well at the box office so maybe it’s one of those films you have to check out for yourself and see what all the fuss was about.
Cats stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introduces Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward in her feature film debut.
Featuring Lloyd Webber’s iconic music and a world-class cast of dancers under the guidance of Tony-winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights), the film reimagines the musical with spectacular production design, state-of-the-art technology, and dance styles ranging from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap.
Special agent Vladimir, might be the Secret Services’ top spy, but he’s not so good at following orders.
Sent on a disciplinary assignment, Vladimir finds himself on a remote off-shore platform, guarding a top-secret cargo called the Radiuzite, with only eccentric rookie agent, Hector the Rat, for company.
When several mysterious figures break into the platform and steal the Radiuzite under their watch, the pair are forced to work together, embarking on a thrilling undercover mission to find the stolen goods, redeem themselves as spies, and save the world from the brink of extinction!
Vic the Viking – The Magic Sword
Based on the ever-popular European children’s book and TV series, Vic the little Viking stars in his first feature length film – his biggest and most colourful adventure yet!
Produced by one of Europe’s leading animation production companies, Studio 100 (Maya the Bee, Heidi), Vic the smallest of all the Vikings, proves you don’t have to be big to be brave when he ventures to a dangerous land to save the life of his Mum, who has been turned to solid gold by an ancient curse.
Can he succeed, and become a giant among his people?
Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue
It’s the adventure bay 500 and legendary race car driver, The Whoosh, can’t compete!
The pups speed into action to help Marshall take the wheel against cheating rival, The Cheetah, for the championship trophy in this all-new Paw Patrol movie.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood
Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys star in this biographical drama about children’s television presenter Fred Rogers (Hanks).
Assigned to write an article about heroes, journalist Lloyd Vogel (Rhys) interviews much-loved broadcaster Fred Rogers, star of ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’.
Struggling with problems in his personal life, Lloyd doubts the authenticity of the kindly presenter, but when he seizes the opportunity to get Fred’s opinion on his family issues, he begins to see what everyone else sees in Mister Rogers.
Toys & Pets
Nathan and his band of toy sidekicks live happily in a teashop. When a robot from the future arrives, Nathan and the Time Bot go on a magical adventure to rescue their friend May from evil rat Flash and find an all-knowing mystic to grant Nathan’s special wish.
They discover that teamwork, friendship, and a little luck are all they need to save the day.
Teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley embark on a magical quest to spend one more day with their late father.
Like any good adventure, their journey is filled with cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries.
But when Mum finds out her sons are missing, she teams up with the legendary manticore to bring her beloved boys back home.
Thomas & Friends: The Royal Engine
The Queen has invited The Fat Controller to London to receive an award and Thomas is selected to take him there!
But Thomas has never been to London before and, with no knowledge of how to get there, their journey is soon filled with confusion and delay. During the journey, Thomas befriends a very important looking engine, who has broken down just outside of London.
Despite being pressed for time, Thomas helps her to the station. But little does he know just how important she is!
Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: Sandboy & Other Stories Vol 3
When Paris is in peril, Marinette becomes Ladybug. Little does she know, her school crush Adrien is actually Cat Noir, another city-saving superhero.
Spies In Disguise
Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not.
But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way.
And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril. Spies In Disguise is an animated comedy set in the high-octane globe-trotting world of international espionage.
Sonic The Hedgehog
The world needed a hero – it got a hedgehog. Powered with incredible speed, Sonic embraces his new home on Earth – until he accidentally knocks out the power grid, sparking the attention of uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik.
Now, it’s supervillain vs. supersonic in an all-out race across the globe to stop Robotnik from using Sonic’s unique power to achieve world domination.
Playing With Fire
When firefighter Jake Carson (John Cena) and his team (Keegan-Michael Key & John Leguizamo) rescue three siblings in the path of a wildfire, they quickly realize that no amount of training could have prepared them for their most challenging job yet – babysitting.
While trying to locate the children’s parents, the firefighters have their lives, jobs and even their fire station turned upside down and learn that kids – much like fires – are wild and full of surprises.
Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker
When it’s discovered that the evil Emperor Palpatine did not die at the hands of Darth Vader, the rebels must race against the clock to find out his whereabouts.
Finn and Poe lead the Resistance to put a stop to the First Order’s plans to form a new Empire, while Rey anticipates her inevitable confrontation with Kylo Ren.
My Friend the Dolphin
Family adventure set in Florida. Siblings Holly and Kevin are reunited with their favourite dolphin Bernie.
However, when their old enemy Winston (Kevin Sorbo) is seen around town they know that Bernie and the rest of the pod may be in danger. The pair do all they can to ensure their safety and rely upon the help of their father, Bob.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle / Jumanji: The Next Level
Double bill of action adventure sequels to the 1995 film ‘Jumanji’.
Available on Amazon
When Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman starts to see images from his past that he can’t explain, he’s forced to remember his childhood and how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival.
All Dogs Go To Heaven 2
A canine angel, Charlie, sneaks back to earth from heaven but ends up befriending an orphan girl who can speak to animals.
In the process, Charlie learns that friendship is the most heavenly gift of all.
The First Voyage Around the World
One of the most complete adventures ever told. A voyage to the unknown that started with Magellan in command and was concluded by Juan Sebastián Elcano.
Storms, hunger, hostile tribes… Five ships sailed off from Seville. Three years later, only one of them managed to return, bringing their adventure full circle and finally proving that planet Earth is round.”
Trolls World Tour
Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return in an all-star sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2016 musical hit: Trolls World Tour.
In an adventure that will take them well beyond what they’ve known before, Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock.
Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder.
A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb (Rachel Bloom), aided by her father King Thrash (Ozzy Osbourne), wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme.
With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy and Branch, along with their friends — Biggie (James Corden), Chenille (Caroline Hjelt), Satin (Aino Jawo), Cooper (Ron Funches) and Guy Diamond (Kunal Nayyar) — set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all.
Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.
In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms – is both timeless and timely.
Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbour Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.
Remake of the action adventure written, produced, directed by and starring Elizabeth Banks.
Female agents known as Angels are working for the security agency owned by the mysterious Charles Townsend. Now a global enterprise, Angels all over the world are tasked with protecting important people and their assets.
Led by their handler Bosley (Banks), Angels Sabina (Kristen Stewart) and Jane (Ella Balinska) must work together when whistleblower Elena (Naomi Scott) reveals dangerous technology being developed that could potentially create a deadly weapon.
With her knowledge and expertise in the area, Elena is recruited into the Angels to help stop the threat before it’s too late.
Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
All nine films in the ‘Skywalker Saga’ of the epic sci-fi film series.
Prince Philippe Charming has been cursed with a spell that makes every woman instantly fall in love with him.
However, the spell will end on his 21st birthday, destroying all the love in the world, unless he can find his one true love. With the big day fast approaching, Prince Charming sets out on a quest to finally find love.
The Biggest Little Farm
American documentary about film-maker John Chester and his wife Molly who make a drastic lifestyle change when they acquire 200 acres of barren farmland that they aim to turn into a biodiverse and sustainable farm.
Wizarding World 10-film Collection
Ten magical films and the books from J.K. Rowling.
StarDog And TurboCat
A madcap animated adventure starring Luke Evans , Nick Frost and Bill Nighy; new friends Buddy and Felix set out to find Buddy’s lost owner and discover their inner superpowers along the way!
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas star in this sci-fi action movie following the Marvel Comics superhero.
Decades earlier scientist Hank Pym (Douglas) invented a special suit that would allow him to transform to the size of an ant and give him super-strength.
The ageing hero approaches petty thief Scott Lang (Rudd) and, with the help of his daughter Hope van Dyne (Lilly), Hank trains him to become the new Ant-Man.
After Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) takes over his former mentor Pym’s business he produces a similar suit to be worn by the military as well as a more powerful suit for himself, transforming him into Yellowjacket.
This results in chaos and it’s up to Ant-Man to use both his thieving skills and his new-found abilities to save the day.
Frozen II (and Frozen Boxset I & II)
Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad return to provide their voice talents to this Disney animated sequel.
Three years after the events of ‘Frozen’ (2013), Elsa (Menzel), now Queen of Arendelle, and her younger sister Anna (Bell) are celebrating the arrival of autumn when Elsa hears a mysterious voice calling out to her from the north.
With their kingdom under threat from reawakened elemental spirits, the sisters, joined by Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and Olaf (Gad), embark on an adventure to the Enchanted Forest as Elsa searches for the source of the voice and seeks answers about the origin of her magical abilities.
4 Kids And IT
New couple Alice and David take their less than enthusiastic children on a family holiday to a Cornish cottage to meet each other for the first time.
The holiday takes an unexpected turn when, on the local beach, the kids discover a magical and very grumpy Psammead (Caine), a creature with the power to grant magical wishes.
Unfortunately, they also run into local aristocratic oddball Tristan (Brand), who wants to capture the Psammead for his own gain.
The ensuing adventure brings the new siblings together and helps them to accept their parents’ newfound happiness.
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Spring, Sunsets, Holidays
Collection of children’s animations set in the magical world of Equestria and based on the line of toys created by Hasbro Inc. In ‘My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Spring Breakdown’ (2019) Rainbow Dash (voice of Ashleigh Ball) and her friends go on a cruise ship as part of their spring break celebrations.
However, Rainbow Dash visualises about fighting off evil and does all she can to attract danger in order to use her magic.
When a storm arrives Rainbow Dash has her wish fulfilled, but in order to save the day she will have to rely on the help of her friends.
LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar – Season 1
Set in 2012, newly hired animal behaviourist, Owen Grady, and Assistant Manager of Park Operations, Claire Dearing, team up on Isla Nublar to deal with everything the Jurassic World park throws their way, including runaway dinosaurs, ongoing construction to expand the park, throngs of tourists, unpredictable tropical weather and an impulsive boss!
In LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar, there’s also a mysterious saboteur, with surprising ties to the park’s past, who is on a quest to find a legendary treasure and destroy Jurassic World forever.
What could possibly go wrong? Well… everything!
Inspired by the classic books of Barbara Euphan Todd, Worzel Gummidge is the treasured tale of a witty, mischievous scarecrow who mysteriously comes to life.
Now reimagined for a modern audience and with CGI technology bringing the characters back to the screens, Worzel Gummidge is a comedic, magical fantasy for all ages.
Mr Gummidge returns for two new adventures, The Scarecrow of Scatterbrook and The Green Man.
The series is a timely and revealing examination through humour of how everybody needs a place to call home… including scarecrows.
Best New Films For Adults
Inspired by real events in the life of French New Wave icon Jean Seberg. In the late 1960s, Hoover’s FBI targeted her because of her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal.
Birds of Prey And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
You ever hear the one about the cop, the blonde, the psycho and the mafia princess?
Birds Of Prey And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it.
When one of Gotham’s most sinister villains, Roman Sionis, and his sadistic right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city’s wicked underbelly is turned upside down looking for her.
Harley, Huntress, Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.
Knight Rider: The Complete Collection
Michael Knight, a detective thought to be dead, is given a new face and identity.
His assignment to fight crime with the help of an artificially intelligent, talking car named K.I.T.T., a high-speed, futuristic weapon outfitted with high-tech gadgets and a personality of its own.
Driven by justice, they set out to take down criminals who operate above the law.
Parasite is an Oscar winning Korean satirical black comedy co-written and directed by Joon-ho Bong.
Kim Ki-taek (Kang-ho Song) sees a way out of his struggling family’s poverty when he is employed by the wealthy Park family to tutor their daughter Da-hye (Ji-so Jung).
He quickly ingratiates himself with the Park family and convinces them to employ the rest of his impoverished family disguised as his acquaintances.
However, their scheme to infiltrate the Park’s lavish life soon turns awry when their true identities come under scrutiny.
There are 8 million stories in the Naked City. Here are six.
Join Detective Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) and Capt. Ed Hocken (Alan North) as they solve the toughest cases – full of all the sight-gags, puns, and nonsequiturs that made the series famous!
Created by David Zucker, Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams, who gave us other classics such as Flying High! and The Naked Gun series. Be an eye-witness to all the comedic action for the first time in stunning High Definition.
Queen & Slim
From Emmy®-winning writer Lena Waithe and Grammy Award-winning director Melina Matsoukas, comes the unflinching new drama, Queen & Slim.
On a first date, a black man and woman are stopped by a policeman over a minor traffic infraction. As the situation spirals, the man kills the officer in self-defence, forcing the two to go on the run.
As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives discover themselves in the direst of circumstances, forge a powerful love that reveals their shared humanity and shapes the rest of their lives.
Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie star in this drama directed by Jay Roach.
Based on true events, the film focuses on the female journalists at Fox News who came forward with harassment allegations against the company’s CEO Roger Ailes (John Lithgow).
During the 2016 presidential election, news anchor Megyn Kelly (Theron) generates national headlines when she questions candidate Donald Trump’s treatment of women during a live debate.
Meanwhile, Gretchen Carlson (Kidman) prepares to file a harassment lawsuit against Ailes but must find other victims willing to come forward if the case is to succeed.
Bad Boys For Life
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprise their roles as Mike Lowrey (Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) in the third instalment of the action comedy trilogy.
As Mike and Marcus prepare to start taking things easy as age catches up with them, an old enemy threatens to destroy their peaceful descent into retirement.
With Mike assigned to the A.M.M.O department and Marcus now an inspector, they must reunite if they are to defend themselves and their right to retire.
The cast also includes Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig and Joe Pantoliano.
Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917.
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission.
In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.
Available on Amazon from May 4
Be Natural: The Untold Story Of Alice Guy-Blache is a documentary about the life and legacy of the pioneering French film-maker and producer of the silent film era.
Some friendships last a lifetime, some secrets don’t.
Frank (Bryan Brown) and his closest and oldest friends Leo (Sam Neill) and Billy (Academy award nominee Richard E. Grant) gather in Sydney’s iconic Palm Beach to celebrate Frank’s birthday.
It’s a weekend of lavish meals, laughter, walks and talks. But over the course of the weekend, life’s realities begin to hit home, tensions slowly mount and deep secrets soon emerge…
The messy realities of life could soon lead to the end of a thirty-year love affair between them all.
Four women must contend with their own grief, truths, flaws and secrets while ultimately deciding if the past will dictate their future.
Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in this drama centred on the rivalry between Ford and Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
The Jesus Rolls is a US comedy in which a man is released from prison and goes on a chaotic road trip with his best friend and an eccentric Frenchwoman.
Rian Johnson writes and directs this American crime drama starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon and Ana de Armas.
To celebrate his 85th birthday, best-selling crime writer Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) invites his eccentric family, including his three heirs and their children, to attend a party at his mansion.
Renowned private investigator Benoit Blanc (Craig) is hired to deduce the circumstances of the writer’s mysterious demise and quickly surmises there is one guilty party spinning a twisted web of intrigue for him to unravel.
The cast also includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Toni Collette and Katherine Langford.
Available on iTunes
Following a group of women in England whose partners are away serving in Afghanistan.
Faced with the men’s absences, they form a choir and quickly find themselves at the centre of a media sensation and global movement.
Inspired by the global phenomenon of military wives choirs, the story celebrates a band of misfit women who form a choir on a military base.
American comedy starring Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz. Stand-up comedian Scott Rollins (Schwartz) moves back to his hometown after four years in Los Angeles where his career has stagnated.
Scott finds himself at a loose end as he realises that his friends have all moved on, including his ex-girlfriend Becky (Eloise Mumford).
However, a number of chance encounters with an alcoholic dermatologist named Marty (Crystal) results in an unlikely friendship developing between the pair as they share past regrets about their life choices.
Edward Norton writes, directs and stars in this American crime drama based on the novel by Jonathan Lethem.
Set in 1950s New York, the film follows the eccentric and troubled private investigator Lionel Essrog (Norton), who suffers with Tourette’s, as he investigates the murder of his mentor, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis).
The trail leads him to civil rights activist Laura Rose (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and the powerful, corrupt city planner Moses Randolph (Alec Baldwin).
The cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Leslie Mann, Bobby Cannavale and Michael K. Williams.
Chadwick Boseman stars as an NYPD detective leading a Manhattan manhunt in this American crime thriller.
After police deaths, Davis seals off Manhattan and orders that the island’s 21 bridges are shut down.
However, as he investigates the crime scene, Davis begins to question the NYPD’s role in the case and McKenna’s motives for ordering the manhunt.
Explore some of the most pressing issues facing farmers today, and discover what it takes to produce food in a rapidly evolving agricultural landscape.
Thriller starring Tye Sheridan and Ana de Armas. Bart Bromley (Sheridan) is a young night clerk with Asperger’s syndrome who has difficulty interacting with people.
In order to improve his social skills Bart studies the behaviour of the hotel guests by watching them on cameras he has discreetly placed in different rooms.
When Andrea Rivera (de Armas) checks in, a rapport is immediately established between the pair.
However, Bart is implicated in a previous incident from another hotel and comes under scrutiny from the investigating officer, Johnny Espada (John Leguizamo).
I Am Patrick Swayze is a feature documentary film exploring the 1980’s most recognizable leading man, who challenged Hollywood’s very notions of masculinity and redefined what it meant to be the Sexiest Man Alive.
Featuring never-before-seen home videos, photographs and original interviews with those who knew Patrick best—including the illustrious costars of his biggest films—this documentary dives beyond his status as a starl to reveal the complexities of an often misunderstood movie star.
From his ferocious drive, to his most iconic roles and off camera battles with alcohol and cancer, Patrick’s family, friends and collaborators reflect on the life and legacy of the man they endearingly called Buddy.
Gillian Armstrong directs this war drama set in London during WWII.
Charlotte Gray (Cate Blanchett) agrees to go on a special mission to France when her RAF boyfriend, originally scheduled to carry out the mission himself, goes missing.
Based in a remote French farm run by M. Levade (Michael Gambon), her job is to liaise with local Resistance fighters, including Levade’s son Julien (Billy Crudup).
She then finds that she has to help harbour two Jewish children who have recently deported their parents; but the presence of the children on the farm brings unwanted attention from the collaborationist school teacher Renech (Anton Lesser) and risks exposing the Resistance operations.
Selma (Bjork) is a Czech immigrant who works as a machine operator in an American tool factory.
Almost blind herself, she struggles to make enough money to pay for the operation which will save her son’s eyesight, and has nearly collected the complete sum when the money is stolen from her by the cop (David Morse) who lives next door.
Discovering this, Selma goes to appeal to the cop’s mercy, but he refuses to listen, an act which will have fatal consequences for the both of them.
Mike Leigh writes and directs this class struggle comedy drama which portrays the intertwined lives of an extended working class family in London during the Thatcher years.
The story follows left-wing bike messenger Cyril Bender (Philip Davis), his girlfriend Shirley (Ruth Sheen) and Cyril’s conservative mother (Edna Dore), who lives in the last council house on her street next to the appallingly upper class Boothe-Braines (Lesley Manville and David Bamber).
Cyril’s consumerist sister Valerie (Heather Tobias) and her car salesman husband Martin (Philip Jackson) join the family to throw a surprise 70th birthday party for Mrs. Bender but, despite their best intentions, the event descends into disaster.
Mira Nair’s award-winning portrait of a contemporary India in which ancient tradition combines seamlessly with 21st century modernity.
Set during the on-set of the monsoon season, the film follows the members of the Verma family as they prepare for the wedding of daughter Aditi (Vasundhara Das) to Hemant (Parvin Dabas), a family friend who now lives and works in Houston, Texas.
As the hour of the ceremony approaches, Aditi makes a confession to Hemant which could endanger their plans; while cousin Ria (Shefali Shetty) comes closer to revealing a disturbing secret from her childhood; and wedding planner P.K. Dubey (Vijay Raaz) finds himself falling in love with the family maid Alice (Tilotama Shome).
Based on the journals of Cuban revolutionary Ernesto ‘Ché’ Guevara, this coming-of-age road movie by Brazilian director Walter Salles follows the adventures of the young medical student Ché (Gael García Bernal) and his friend Alberto Granada (Rodrigo de la Serna) as they cross South America on motorbikes in the early 1950s, on their way to take up their medical residency at a leper colony in Peru.
Along the way, the men discover much about life and about their own views on the world – and begin to realise just how different their individual destinies have become.
In 1984, twentysomething journalist Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale) is sent by his paper to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of glam rock star Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Myers) a decade previously.
The rise and fall of the singer, Arthur’s pop idol as a teenager, is related in flashback as the reporter looks for an angle on the story.
Director Todd Haynes examines the allure of glam and the insecurities of those who chose the eyeliner and sequins route to stardom, with Ewan McGregor as Iggy Pop-a-like rocker Curt Wild.
Just Mercy is based on the powerful and thought-provoking true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice.
After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Brie Larson).
One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the main testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie.
In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political manoeuvrings, as well as overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.
Joan and Tom have been married for many years. There is an ease to their relationship which only comes from spending a life time together and a depth of love which expresses itself through tenderness and humour in equal part.
When Joan is unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship as they are faced with the challenges that lie ahead and the prospect of what might happen if something were to happen to Joan.
Ordinary Love is a story about love, survival and the epic questions life throws at each and every one of us.
In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope.
At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers.
Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition.
Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World.
In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.
Best friends Mia and Mel (Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne) are living their best lives running their own cosmetics company they’ve built from the ground up.
Unfortunately, they’re in over their heads financially, and the prospect of a big buyout offer from a notorious titan of the cosmetics industry Claire Luna (Salma Hayek) proves too tempting to pass up, putting Mel and Mia’s lifelong friendship in jeopardy.
The beauty business is about to get ugly. Like A Boss also stars Billy Porter, Jennifer Coolidge, Ari Graynor, Natasha Rothwell, Jessica St. Clair and Karan Soni.
Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema follows in the footsteps of Mark Cousins’ earlier opus, The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011).
An epic 14-hour long documentary, five years in the making, it is a guided tour of the art and craft of filmmaking covered in 40 themed chapters, illustrated with almost 1,000 film extracts from 183 women filmmakers from around the world.
Some are well-established but others little-known, under-appreciated or even forgotten.
Classic comedy starring Peter Sellers.
When American businesswoman Angela Barrows (Constance Cummings) is sent by her company to Edinburgh to look into potential export markets, she meets Robert MacPherson (Robert Morley), a company manager who has just inherited his father’s textile business and wants her advice on updating it to modern standards.
Before long Angela is introducing all sorts of new-fangled ideas and the employees, scandalised that they have to work under a female boss, turn to Mr Martin (Sellers), who promises to lead the fight against the interloper.
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