My favorite movie of all time is a period piece, drama, thriller, romance, action/adventure, sci-fi as well as documenting the history of magic. Even it's comedy is perfectly timed. Not a word of the screenplay is wasted and both acting and direction are flawless. Equally if not more enjoyable once you fully grasp the outcome then re-watch the film. BRILLIANT!
(2006) Starring:Piper Perabo, Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman Director:Christopher Nolan Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Thriller starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale. Rupert Angier (Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Bale) are London-based magicians of the highest order, both blessed with spectacular powers of deception and both cursed with unrelenting envy for one another's skills. When Alfred performs an awe-..read more »
One of the most overlooked and underrated films of all time includes perhaps THE MOST SATISFYING ENDING to any movie I've watched (with the exception of The Prestige and The Usual Suspects).
(2000) Starring:Mike McGlone, Summer Phoenix, Danny Aiello Director:Bob Giraldi Certificate:
When gangsters arrive at the fancy TriBeCa restaurant owned by bookmaker Louis Cropa (Danny Aiello), it marks the start of a long and unpredictable night for all concerned. The gangsters issue a demand that Louis hand over the business to them, but before Louis can think about co-operating he has a ..read more »
Together with 'Ash Wednesday', this is Edward Burns' best performance of his career to date. Edward's a very good director too.
(2003) Starring:Robert Forster, Dustin Hoffman, Lel Director:James Foley Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
What Jake Vig doesn't know just might get him killed. A sharp and polished grifter, Jake has just swindled thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting Lionel Dolby with the help of his crew: Insideman Gordo, Shills Miles, and Big Al--and two corrupt LAPD officers, Lloyd Whitworth and Omar Manzano. ..read more »
Take Leonarado Di Caprio out of Titanic and what are you left with? Yeah, correct! He never ceases to amaze and with this film continues to build on all that he's acheived to date.
(2006) Starring:Djimon Hounsou, Djimon Hounsou, Basil Wallace Director:Edward Zwick Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Edward Zwick directs this tale of a prized diamond, the hands through which it passes and the inhumanity that results from man's greed. Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a former Zimbabwean mercenary now living in Sierra Leone during the '91-'00 civil war. Archer hears that an imprisoned Mende ..read more »
Alan Parker's disturbing depiction of America's deep south is perhaps his finest acheivement to date. Gene Hackman's menacing though powerful portrayal of Agent Rupert Anderson is most certainly his!
(1988) Starring:Michael Rooker, Badja Djola, R. Lee Ermey Director:Alan Parker Certificate:
Mississippi Burning is an all-names-changed dramatization of the Ku Klux Klan's murders of three civil rights workers in 1964. Investigating the mysterious disappearances of the three activists are FBI agents Gene Hackman (older, wiser) and Willem Dafoe (younger, idealistic). A Southerner himself, ..read more »
An incredible film and by far Mel Gibson's greatest accomplishment to date.
(2006) Starring:Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Mayra Serbulo Director:Mel Gibson, Mel Gibson Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
As the Maya kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood), a young man chosen for sacrifice, flees the kingdom to avoid his fate.
Wonderful script! And a sexy but wholly convincing performance from the delicious Linda Fiorentina. Oh, and then there's the ending too!
The Last Seduction(1994) Starring:Walter Addison, Peter Berg, Bill Pullman Director:John Dahl Certificate:
Linda Fiorentino plays the 'femme fatale' in this cynical thriller about a clever and beautiful woman who runs rings around everyone in order to get what she wants. After persuading her doctor husband to sell a batch of pharmaceutical cocaine on the street, she double-crosses him and takes to the ..read more »
Together with Fallen one of the two most ORIGINAL films in which the incredible Mr Washington has starred.
(2006) Starring:Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster Director:Spike Lee Certificate:
Inside Man is the story of a tough cop, Detective Frazier (Denzel Washington), who matches wits with a clever bank robber, Dalton (Clive Owen), in a tense hostage drama. As the dangerous cat-and-mouse game unfolds, a wild card emerges: Madaline (Jodie Foster), a power broker with a hidden agenda, ..read more »
Must see, intelligent cinema, brilliantly acted by a wonderful cast.
(2003) Starring:Laura Linney, Laurence Fishburne, Sean Penn Director:Clint Eastwood Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
When they were kids growing up together in a rough section of Boston, Jimmy Markum, Dave Boyle and Sean Devine spent their days playing stickball on the street, the way most boys did in their blue-collar neighborhood of East Buckingham. Nothing much out of the ordinary ever happened, until a moment'..read more »