Absolute perfection. Atmospheric yet realistic and the relationship between Rochester and Eyre was so playful and caring.
(2006) Starring:Francesca Annis, Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens Director:Susanna White Certificate:
Lavish BBC adaptation of the much-loved Charlotte Bronte novel, starring Ruth Wilson as Jane Eyre and Toby Stephens as Rochester. Orphaned at a young age, Jane is placed in the care of her wealthy aunt Mrs Reed (Tara Fitzgerald), who neglects her in favour of her own three spoiled children. Jane is ..read more »
A light romantic comedy. Utter genius casting of Emma as Gwyneth Paltrow. However, not much chemistry between the two main characters.
(1996) Starring:Gwyneth Paltrow, Toni Collette, Alan Cumming Director:Douglas McGrath Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
Gwyneth Paltrow stars as the matchmaker Emma Woodhouse in this adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel. Although her heart is in the right place and she only wants the best for people, Emma's meddling sometimes can have unforseen effects, and when she turns her attentions to creating a love match ..read more »
Historical and dramatic tale of the witch trials in Salem. Dull colours add atmoshpere but this tale is definetely not dull.
(1996) Starring:Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Daniel Day-Lewis Director:Nicholas Hytner Certificate:
Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. Perched on the edge of a continent is a community dedicated to the service of God. A gang of teenage girls, stifled by the crushing piety of their elders, dance naked in the woods. One girl, Abigail Williams -- her innocence lost in the bed of John Proctor, a married ..read more »
A lovely adaptation of a well known story. Easy to follow and turns the black-and-white appearance of this film to its advantage.
(1946) Starring:Anthony Wager, Torin Thatcher, Bernard Miles Director:David Lean Certificate:
David Lean directs this classic adaptation of Dickens's novel about a young orphan who develops 'great expectations' after a mysterious benefactor pledges to sponsor his transformation into a gentleman. Pip (Anthony Wager) is visiting the graves of his deceased parents when he finds himself ..read more »
A beautifully moving tale with a heartbreaking performance of Lenny from John Malkovich.
Of Mice and Men
(1992) Starring:Casey Siemaszko, Joe Morton, Alexis Arquette Director:Gary Sinise Certificate:
Gary Sinise both directs and stars in this adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel about the innocent simpleton Lennie (John Malkovich) and his weary protector George (Sinise). Lennie and George travel the Mid-West during the years of the Great Depression, moving from farm to farm looking for ..read more »
A strange and eerie tale. Ralph Fiennes excels as the rugged, wild Heathcliffe.
(1992) Starring:Robert Demeger, Juliette Binoche, Janet McTeer Director:Peter Kosminsky Certificate:
Cathy Earnshaw (Juliette Bincoche) and her adoptive brother Heathcliff (Ralph Fiennes) became inseparable as children, and now share a forbidden passion in adulthood. However, Heathcliff is cast down to the level of a servant by Cathy's vengeful brother, Hindley (Jeremy Northam), who resents the ..read more »
A slightly too Hollywood adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkein's classic. The description of the Shire was idyllic. Note: If you have time it might be worth watching the others in the trilogy for your A-Levels.
A charming tale showing that the Chronicles of Narnia aren't just for children. The performances of the main child actors and actresses were impeccable for those of such a young age. Note: If you have the time, it may be worth watching the other Chrocnicles of Narnia including the recently released 'Prince Caspian'.