Gritty low-budget disturbing tale of what could really become reality.
28 Days Later
(2002) Starring:Megan Burns, Christopher Eccleston, Brendan Gleeson Director:Danny Boyle Certificate:
After breaking into a primate research facility, a group of animal rights activists discover caged chimps chained up before banks of screens displaying horrifying, violent images. Ignoring the warnings of the terrified researcher who maintains that the chimps are infected, they begin to free the ..read more »
A heartwarming story of the difficulty of a relationship, and contrasting lives in Scotland and war-torn Nicaragua.
(1996) Starring:Scott Glenn, Oyanka Cabezas, Robert Carlyle Director:Ken Loach Certificate:
A director's cut of Ken Loach's drama. George (Robert Carlyle) is a bus driver in Glasgow who befriends fare dodger Carla (Oyanka Cabezas). After he finds her somewhere to live, she tells him that she is a refugee from war-torn Nicaragua. As he gradually falls in love with Carla, he arranges to ..read more »
A CCTV operator starts stalking a man who wronged her after he is released from prison. Realistic portrayal of life in Glasgow and the anguish of a woman.
(2006) Starring:Tony Curran, Kate Dickie, Martin Compston Director:Andrea Arnold Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
Cannes Prix du Jury-winning Scottish noir thriller about a Glasgow CCTV operator who ends up stalking a man she sees on screen. Andrea Arnold's first full-length feature after winning an Academy Award for her short film, 'Wasp', follows Jackie (Kate Dickie) a Glasgow CCTV control-room operator. One ..read more »
A tale that comes full circle that will make you cringe and look on in disbelief.
(1999) Starring:Thora Birch, Scott Bakula, Wes Bentley Director:Sam Mendes Certificate:
Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is a man in mid-life crisis; his estate agent wife, Carolyn (Annette Bening), despises him, while teenage daughter Jane is disgusted by the obsession he develops with her attractive friend Angela (Mena Suvari). In an attempt to recapture the lost days of his youth, ..read more »
A young orphan who having witnessed the murder of her familly, goes on to train as an assassin. Beautifully crafted Frenchesque drama set in New York that makes you realise how the innocence of childhood can be lost.
(1994) Starring:Natalie Portman, Peter Appel, Jean Reno Director:Luc Besson Certificate:
English language thriller from Luc Besson, the director of 'Nikita'. Gary Oldman plays Norman Stansfield, a psychotic government official whose actions provide the catalyst for murder on the New York streets. When a young girl named Mathilda (Natalie Portman) witnesses her family being gunned down ..read more »
Bridget Fonda stars in this heart rending tale of a young woman who has minimal choices after committing a crime early on in life.
Point of No Return
(1993) Starring:Harvey Keitel, Gabriel Byrne, Anne Bancroft Director:John Badham Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Hollywood remake of Luc Besson's French thriller, 'Nikita'. Young punk Maggie (Bridget Fonda) kills a cop in a bodged robbery, but instead of being sent to the chair, is reinvented as a ruthless assassin, tutored by her government agent mentor Bob (Gabriel Byrne). Released into the community, she ..read more »
A mildly disturbing account of a female serial killer's crime progression based on a true story, and her romantic relationship with another female.
(2003) Starring:Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern Director:Patty Jenkins Certificate:
Charlize Theron won an Oscar at the 2003 Academy Awards for her portrayal of real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos in this gritty, hard-hitting drama by first-time writer/director Patty Jenkins. After a horrifically abusive childhood in Michigan, Aileen, known as 'Lee' (Charlize Theron) is working ..read more »