Audience Score: 90-100%

  • In the Heat of the Night

    In the Heat of the Night

    It’s the 1960s, an African-American detective (Poitier) from Philadelphia becomes reluctantly involved in a murder investigation in a small Mississippi town where the racial tension is almost palpable. With his life under threat and his Southern police partner (Steiger) holding dubious views on race, this is going to be the toughest of assignments. Adapted by…

  • Mandariinid

    Mandariinid

    Georgia 1990: a separatist war closes in on a tangerine farm. The farmer simply wants to harvest his crop when two wounded soldiers – enemies – appear on his door step. Oscar nom., 11 wins. Engaging, intelligent, anti-war storytelling. Guardian.

  • Salt of the Earth

    Salt of the Earth

    Award-winning documentary of the 40 years of photographer Salgado’s immensely influential work.  With footage of the photographer himself and interviews with family and colleagues, the film presents his images which captured the changing face and impact of humanity as well as the planet’s beauty. ‘The Salt of the Earth is a visually stunning and oftentimes…

  • The Good Lie

    The Good Lie

    Based on a true story, three orphans flee war-torn Sudan and make the appalling journey to a Kenyan refugee centre. Jump ahead 13 years and Mamere, Jeremiah and Paul gain entry to the US. Enter Reese Witherspoon to play the brisk charity worker who helps them find employment and understand Western society. Happily this is…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    Whiplash focuses on Andrew (a standout performance by up and coming young actor Miles Teller), an ambitious and single–minded young jazz drummer inspired by his terrifying teacher Terence Fletcher (a deservedly multi-awarded performance from character actor JK Simmons). Writer-director Damien Chazelle’s second feature film draws on his own experiences as a young drummer in love…

  • Monsieur Lazhar

    Monsieur Lazhar

    In Montreal, an elementary school teacher hangs herself. Bachir Lazhar, a recent Algerian immigrant, then offers his services to replace her, claiming to have taught in his home country. Desperate to fill the position, the principal, Mme Vaillancourt, takes him at his word and gives him the job. He gets to know his students despite…

  • The Angel’s Share

    The Angel’s Share

    The latest film from legendary British director Ken Loach and his long-time collaborator screenwriter Paul Laverty (their previous films include the Palme d’Or winning The Wind that Shakes the Barley) pays homage to the famous Ealing comedy Whisky Galore. Loach and Laverty deliver a warm and humane comic delight, drawing wonderful performances from first-time actors…

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