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  • 20th Century Women

    20th Century Women

    With a superlative cast like this in the hands of Mills (Beginners, Beautiful Losers) such a sensitive nurturing director, nothing could go wrong. A five star comedy drama to relish as single mum Dorothea (Bening) has trouble raising her teenage son and engages the help of the other free-spirited women living in the house. Or…

  • My Cousin Rachel

    My Cousin Rachel

    Based on the famous 1951 novel by Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca, The Birds, Jamaica Inn), My Cousin Rachel tells the story of a young Englishman (Hunger Games’ Sam Claflin) who becomes involved with his older cousin’s widow, played by Rachel Weisz (who won an Oscar for her role in The Constant Gardener). Shot in England…

  • Loving


    WFC marks Black History Month with this Oscar-nominated historical drama set during the American Civil Rights era, depicting the relationship of Richard and Mildred Loving and their landmark legal challenge to the State of Virginia’s prohibition of inter-racial marriage. Much of the script is transcribed verbatim from archive material. The film was inspired by Nancy…

  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    Only Lovers Left Alive

    Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive was nominated for Palme d’Or but won the Soundtrack Award. The film is full of music from different centuries, much of it performed by Jarmusch’s own band, SQÜRL. It spans from Paganini to Wanda Jackson and the Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan. Equally, the sources of the music also vary…

  • The Conversation

    The Conversation

    This psychological mystery film about a surveillance expert facing a moral dilemma is considered the finest of the four great paranoia thrillers of the 1970s (All the President’s Men, The Parallax View and Three Days of the Condor). Its seen as among legendary American director Francis Ford Coppola’s finest work (although overshadowed in fame by…

  • A United Kingdom

    A United Kingdom

    In this romantic drama set in post-war Britain and Bechuanaland (now Botswana), writer-director Amma Asante revives a long-forgotten chapter of Britain’s imperial history which still has resonance today. British-Nigerian actor David Oyelowo (whose stand-out performance as Martin Luther King in Selma was seen as having been undeservedly snubbed by the Academy in the ‘Oscars so…

  • Young Frankenstein

    Young Frankenstein

    Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder’s loving pastiche of the old Universal Studios series of monster movies, some of which was shot using the original Hollywood props from the 1930s. While the critics were often sniffy on its release, the film has gone on to be considered a classic in its own right, being recognised by…

  • Maggie’s Plan

    Maggie’s Plan

    Maggie plans her life meticulously, manipulating others to get what she wants. She’s determined to have a baby engaging the services of a surrogate mother. Her plans go awry when she falls in love with a married man and wrecks his marriage.  Julianne Moore steals the show as the eccentric wife – Moore as brilliant…

  • Imitation of Life

    Imitation of Life

    Douglas Sirk’s iconic masterpiece about race, class and gender in the 1950s. An aspiring actress with a 6 year old daughter arranges to live with a black widow and her 8 year old light-skinned daughter. Voted 37th best US movie in 2015 survey of film critics, received 2 Oscar nominations in 1960. Among the most…

  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    High-schooler Greg is ordered by his parents to befriend a fellow student, Rachel, whom he knew as a child, who is now dying of cancer. This outline might sound conventional, even saccharine, and you might even expect the dying girl to survive, but the film is really about grief and how art is both a…

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