I like Wimbledon (the annual tennis event) and this story is very similar to Goran Ivanisevic's last tournament (minus the love element)
(2004) Starring:Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Sam Neill Director:Richard Loncraine Certificate:
British romantic comedy about a washed-up tennis player who scores a wildcard entry to the Wimbledon championship and finds his game reinvigorated after he meets one of the top American female stars. Richard Loncraine directs Paul Bettany as Peter Colt, a once-great British player who is sliding ..read more »
Too many good things to say about this movie, easy on the eye, warm and fluffy but slightly dark ...
(2005) Starring:Emilia Fox, Maggie Smith, Rowan Atkinson Director:Niall Johnson Certificate:
Comedy starring Rowan Atkinson as Walter Goodfellow, a well-meaning vicar of the parish of Little Wallop, who is so obsessed with writing the perfect sermon that he is oblivious to his wife Gloria's (Kristin Scott Thomas) dallience with her brash golf instructor, Lance (Patrick Swayze); neither ..read more »
The definitive feel-good movie from Richard Curtis
(2003) Starring:Joanna Page, Lucia Moniz, a Director:Richard Curtis Certificate:
Richard Curtis (writer of 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' and 'Notting Hill') turns his hand to directing with this British rom-com. Eight stories involving the love lives of more than a dozen characters are brought together over one Christmas and climax on Christmas Eve; from the recent widower ..read more »
An early Ewan MacGregor film that I wasn't expecting much from, and I've now seen half a dozen times.
(1996) Starring:Ro, Ewan McGregor, Ken Kitson Director:Mark Herman Certificate:
Economics and music are the twin focal points of this comedy/drama about a community in crisis. The small British town of Grimley has long been dominated by the coal mine where most of the men work, and the town's greatest source of pride is the Grimley Colliery Band, a brass ensemble that's won a ..read more »
I love the style of talking to the camera .. Pauline Collins' best film.
(1989) Starring:Joanna Lumley, Pauline Collins, Bernard Hill Director:Lewis Gilbert Certificate:
Bored housewife Shirley Valentine (Pauline Collins) jumps at the chance to do something different when her friend wins a holiday to a Greek Island and invites her along. Whilst there she meets a local man (Tom Conti) and has a quick fling with him.
(1983) Starring:Michael Williams, Malcolm Douglas, Maureen Lipman Director:Lewis Gilbert Certificate:
Working-class hairdresser Rita (Julie Walters) enrols for an adult education course in literature at her local university, determined to expand her mind. She is assigned alcoholic lecturer Dr Frank Bryant (Michael Caine), and as Rita's horizons broaden she begins to feel stifled by her home life. ..read more »
True stories are worth their weight in gold, and this one is 24 carat
(2003) Starring:John Alderton, Helen Mirren, Annette Crosbie Director:Nigel Cole Certificate:
Helen Mirren and Julia Walters star in this British comedy based on a true story. Two middle-aged best friends, Chris Harper (Mirren) and Annie Clarke (Walters), are also members of a North Yorkshire Women's Institute group. When Annie's husband (John Alderton) is diagnosed with leukemia, they ..read more »
Better than the sequel by a long shot, and probably our greatest Monarch
(1998) Starring:Christopher Eccleston, James Frain, Vincent Cassel Director:Shekhar Kapur Certificate:
In 1554, England is ruled by the fervently Catholic Queen Mary (Kathy Burke), whose persecution of Protestants even extends to her own half-sister, Elizabeth (Cate Blanchett). When Mary dies, Elizabeth succeeds to the throne, but finds her country under threat from the Scots, French and Spanish. ..read more »