Sharp, funny and warm comedy drama taking an slightly off beat look at the issue of teenage pregnancy. Writer Diablo Cody is a great new voice and leading actress Ellen Page (an old male comic in a young woman's form), is up for an Oscar!
(2007) Starring:J.K. Simmons, Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page Director:Jason Reitman Certificate:
Upbeat coming-of-age story about a smart teenage girl who has to face life full on when she falls pregnant. When Juno (Ellen Page), a teenager with all the answers, finds out she's pregnant to her classmate Bleeker (Michael Cera), she soon realises she has to ask for help from family and friends. ..read more »
A unusual merge of film noir and teen movie and if you like both of those you might just like this.
(2006) Starring:Lukas Haas, Nora Zehetner, Meagan Good Director:Rian Johnson Certificate:
"Brick," while taking its cues and its verbal style from the novels of Dashiell Hammett, also honors the rich cinematic tradition of the hard-boiled noir mystery, here wittily and bracingly immersed in fresh territory - a modern-day Southern California neighborhood and high school. There, student ..read more »
It may be a documentary and not a drama, but boy it stays with you. A must see film that touches on all kinds of psychological, spiritual and life and death issues.
(2005) Starring:Timothy Treadwell Director:Werner Herzog Certificate:
Documentary from acclaimed director Werner Herzog which explores the life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell. Treadwell lived unarmed among the bears for 13 summers and filmed his adventures in the wild during his final five seasons. In October ..read more »
Chilling original twist on the revenge film. It may be gritty and British but its also gripping. A hard but compelling watch - what director Shane Meadows excels at and a star perfromance from Paddy Considine.
Dead Man's Shoes
(2004) Starring:Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell, Paddy Considine Director:Shane Meadows Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
A blend of horror, the supernatural, comedy and social realism. Richard (Paddy Considine) has always protected his simple-minded younger brother, Anthony (Tony Kebbell), but when Richard leaves his rural Midlands' village to join the army, Anthony is taken in by Sonny (Gary Stretch), a vicious ..read more »
Its not perfect but it'll make you cry. A lesson in courage and leadership for us all.
(2002) Starring:Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Keisha Castle-Hughes Director:Niki Caro Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs have always been the first-born and ..read more »
Raindance opening gala film. Indie fun on a mad night where everything goes wrong - a modern answer to After Hours
(2007) Starring:Matt Frewer, Joey Beck, Wes Bentley Director:Allan Moyle Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
A pair of slackers get in way over their heads when they try to dump the body of a dead girlfriend in the basement of a drive-in movie theater where a satanic cult performs ritual sacrifices.
Another classic that takes us on the dance between the real and the imaginary, fantasy and harsh reality.
(2006) Starring:Sergi Lopez, Ivana Baquero, Maribel Verdu Director:Guillermo del Toro Certificate:
Spanish fantasy story directed by Guillermo del Torro ('Cronos') with stunning sets, shocking scenes and effects - set in the mind's eye of a lonely young girl. Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) is a young girl in a remote mountain village in Spain in 1944 after Franco's ascension to power. To escape the ..read more »