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The Art of Japanese Life (2017) - TV Mini-Series
Dr James Fox examines the art and culture of Japan, exploring the links between culture, the countryside, urban landscapes and religion. (imdb)
A look at the mysterious relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin and his teenage bride Effie Gray. (effiegraymovie.com)
A couple realise their dream of retiring to the South of France. Their life changes dramatically when they meet another, younger couple. (imdb)
A two-tiered romantic drama focusing on the affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard. (imdb)
The feature debut of Paul King, director of the phenomenally successful TV series, The Mighty Boosh, Bunny and the Bull is a road movie set entirely in a flat. Stephen Turnbull hasn't been outside in months, he refuses to interact with the world until a sudden infestation of mice forces him to relive a disastrous trek around Europe with his friend Bunny, a womanising, gambling-addicted booze-hound. (leedsfilm.com)
Red Riding: 1980 (2009) - TV Movie
Police corruption interferes with the search for a killer in Yorkshire, England.
Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
In Paris, a young American (Luna) who works as a Michael Jackson lookalike meets Marilyn Monroe (Morton), who invites him to her commune in Scotland, where she lives with Charlie Chaplin (Lavant) and her daughter, Shirley Temple. (imdb)
A film about the eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka and Charlie Bucket, a good-hearted boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of Wonka's extraordinary factory.
A desperate POW (Tom Hardy) plots escape from Colditz after learning that a former inmate (Damian Lewis) has returned to London and stolen Hardy's fiancée (Sophia Myles). (imdb)
Paige, a pre-med student from Wisconsin, is on the fast track toward her lifelong goals. Edward, the Crown Prince of Denmark, is trying to escape a life he never chose. Needing an escape from his royal life, Edward treks to Wisconsin and poses as "Eddie," a college student. Now they've fallen in love and Edward is in line to become King. Paige has to choose between two dreams -- becoming a princess or the doctor she's always wanted to be. (Paramount Pictures)
Marple: The Body in the Library (2004) - TV Episode
A young woman's corpse is dumped in the library of Gossington Hall, home of Jane Marple's friend Dolly Bantry and her husband Arthur. Pompous Chief Constable Melchett suspects a connection with Basil Blake, an arty young man who lives locally but Blake is dismissive when Melchett visits him. (imdb)
Young diver Danai Varveri (Camilla Rutherford) is convinced by friend Hector (Alki David) to enter a competition that could potentially make her the world record holder, a title that currently belongs to the self-centered Maggie (Dominique Swain). Danai's doctor, Dr. Viades (Adam Baldwin), assures her that she's in perfect health to take part in the contest, even though she has a dangerous medical condition that could prove deadly...
Cambridge Spies (2003) - TV Mini-Series
A dramatic retelling of the story of the Cambridge Four.
This documentary on The UFO Phenomenon aims to show that some UFOs may be extraterrestrial and that secrecy and ridicule are regularly employed to keep the truth about UFOs hidden. (imdb)
The Falklands Play (2002) - TV Movie
Twenty years ago, Britain went to war to regain the Falkland Islands. The Falklands Play is a gripping account of how Margaret Thatcher's government handled the biggest crisis in British foreign affairs since Suez. (imdb)
Shaka Zulu: The Citadel (2001) - TV Movie
Shaka Zulu: The Last Great Warrior is the true story of the legendary African warrior and his struggle to unite his people against the largest empire in the world.
The story of one man's dangerous journey from peace of mind to paranoid panic when he's lured out of an idyllic retirement back to the gangster life. (Fox Searchlight)
The Lost World (2001) - TV Movie
An expedition leaves for the Amazon to prove the existance of dinosaurs. (imdb)
Set during the mid 1950's in Trinidad, this story is rooted primarily in the Indian community and deals with the thwarted ambitions, frustrations, and ultimate triumphs that are possible in this 'restricted' part of the world. (Merchant Ivory Productions)
A younger boy falls in love with a tragic girl who flirts with, and manipulates her older suitors in 1800's Russia. (imdb)
An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal which tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower (Nolte) and his sheltered daughter (Beckinsale), both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful American expatriate and an impoverished Italian aristocrat (Thurman and Northam), are entangled with one another in a romantic intrigue of seduction and deceit. (Lions Gate Films)
Somerset Maugham was a master teller of stories about superficial people who are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck. His novella Up at the Villa is a tale of death, seduction, blackmail and theft among British and Americans in Florence in the turbulent days just before World War II. The film, despite an outstanding cast including Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne Bancroft, Sean Penn and Derek Jacobi, is strangely mannered and rather flat, more like a waltz than the tango Maugham might have had in mind. (imdb)
After discovering the shady identity of his girlfriend's father, an English art-house auctioneer (Grant) finds himself inadvertently laundering money through his auction house, becoming an accessory to murder, and having to pass himself off as the notorious Mickey Blue Eyes. (Castle Rock Entertainment)
Haskell is assigned a job by his boss, the aristocratic Landon-Higgins, to highjack a high security van in broad daylight while it's in the shadow run (out of radio contact with the main security firm). He assembles a team to carry out the heist, but things don't go according to plan and Haskell begins to think his boss might be double crossing him. Add to this, a teenage boarding school pupil has already witnessed some of the meetings of the team and Haskell's in real trouble. (imdb)
The story of Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. (imdb)
Documentary on film director Donald Cammell.
Anna is a young and elegant wife of Mr. Karenin, who is wealthy and old. She goes on a trip to St. Petersburg. There she meets the handsome Count Vronsky. Anna and Vronsky fall in love with each other. They are very happy together and make a great looking couple, but soon their happiness gets under social pressures... (imdb)
Gulliver's Travels (1996) - TV Movie
Elaborate production, stunning special effects, and stellar cast give Swift justice to the 1726 social and political satire. (Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide)
The Old Curiosity Shop (1995) - TV Movie
When young Nell Trent's grandfather loses the investment money of wharf owner Daniel Quilp with cards, Quilp develops an everlasting urge to get him put in the madhouse. Nell and her grandfather flee the city.
Doomsday Gun (1994) - TV Movie
Dr Gerald Bull was a genius at designing and building superguns. (Very large long range guns capable of shooting more than 100 Miles.) When a plan by the CIA to export restricted material using him was exposed, the CIA denied all knowledge and he went to jail. He was later released to help Saddam Hussein build a new supergun capable of firing over 500 miles. Israel, upon learning of the supergun, fears it would be used against themselves.
Heart of Darkness (1994) - TV Movie
Marlow is an ambitious and adventurous sailor who is employed by an English trading company and sent to an African colony. There he travels up the river, visiting the trading stations who barters for ivory with the natives. On his journey he is told about a man named Kurtz whose station is the one furthest up the river, deep in the African jungle... (imdb)
A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause challenge his carefully maintained veneer of servitude. (imdb)
This direct-to-video thriller stars Sam Neill as a British secret agent who wants to retire--much to the dismay of his superiors, who decide instead to have him killed. (allrovi.com)
When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets him and his family for revenge. (imdb)
Hiding out in an industrial wasteland from the murderous wrath of a regional ruler, a woman, disguised as a boy, gives wooing lessons to the edgy lad who proclaims he loves her.
A little boy, obsessed with blindness and violence, slowly gets trapped in his own delusions. (imdb)
An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia. (imdb)
When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier. (imdb)
An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The American is reluctant to rejoin the fight against the Japanese on the urging of a British commando team but conducts a war of vengeance when the Japanese attack his adopted people.
A war veteran tries to investigate the murder of his son who was working as a Russian translator for the British intelligence service during the Cold War. He meets a web of deception and paranoia that seems impenetrable. (imdb)
On the isle of Rhodes, Katherine, an expatriate English photographer, lives with her daughter. A young local wants to encourage tourism, so he commissions a sculpture of the Unknown Tourist for the town square; the sculptor he brings to Rhodes is Kate's ex-husband... (imdb)
A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion world. So Colin gets involved with a pop promoter and tries to crack the big time. Meanwhile, racial tension is brewing in Colin's Notting Hill housing estate... (imdb)
Tensions between Indians and the colonial British come to a boil when a white female tourist accuses a young Indian Doctor of rape during a visit to caverns. A study of colonial relations and the nature of memory. Based on E. M. Forster's novel. (imdb)
A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both parents are killed... (imdb)
The film is based on the biography of the legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. She became an internationally regarded ballerina after her performances in 1909 with the Dyaghilev's Ballet in Paris and in London. Anna Pavlova eventually formed her own troupe. She made a successful world tour together with Viktor d'Andre, who was her husband and manager. (imdb)
Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out. He finds the perfect cover in the form of guest house run by the mysterious Mr. Turner, a one-time rock superstar, who is looking for the right spark to rekindle his faded talent. (imdb)
Duffy (James Coburn) is a cunning aristocrat of criminals who is hired by Stefane (James Fox), a young playboy, to hijack a boat carrying several million dollars of his father's fortune. The plot succeeds, with a little help from Segolene (Susannah York), Stefane's girlfriend - but also with an unexpected, sudden turn of events. (imdb)
A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of her time. (imdb)
Millie Dillmount, a fearless young lady fresh from Salina, Kansas, determined to experience Life, sets out to see the world in the rip-roaring Twenties. With high spirits and wearing one of those new high hemlines, she arrives in New York to test the "modern" ideas she had been reading about back in Kansas: "I've taken the girl out of Kansas. Now I have to take Kansas out of the girl!" (imdb)
A fast-taking wheeler-dealer corporal in a Malaysian POW camp during WWII uses bribery and larceny to take de facto control of the camp from his senior officers. (imdb)
In the early days of the 20th century, a British Newspaper offers a prize for the winner of a cross channel air race which brings flyers from all over the world. There are many sub-plots as the flyers jockey for position and the affections of various women. (imdb)
This film takes a sharp look at British class relations via a dramatic turning of the tables between a dainty Oxbridge twit bachelor (played by a young and dapper James Fox) and his contemptuous manservant (imdb)
The Second World War is over, and the Miniver family is trying to keep themselves together in post-War Britain, among continuing shortages and growing tensions within the family. (imdb)
A mixture of a psychological study of a ten-year-old boy, an English domestic comedy and a satire on psychologists finds young Johnny Brent, the only child of a pair of psychologists, trading an "invisible watch" to a much-younger child for a large magnet. His nurse/nanny accuses him of stealing and scolds him and he runs away. (imdb)