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Contraband[SUB BW]
A Danish merchant skipper gets entangled with a Nazi spy ring, and joins forces with a mysterious passenger to track down the villainous Germans on the mean streets of London. Espionage thriller, directed by Michael Powell and starring Conrad Veidt, Hay Petrie, Joss Ambler and Esmond KnightFilm/Detective/Thriller

Memoirs of an Invisible Man[SUB]
A successful but bored stockbroker's life is given an unexpected boost after his accidental involvement in a scientific experiment renders him invisible. Unfortunately, he now has to go on the run from devious CIA agents who are determined to use him in their own nefarious schemes. Comedy spy thriller directed by John Carpenter, starring Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, Sam Neill, Michael McKean and Stephen TobolowskyFilm/Detective/Thriller/Science Fiction/Science Fiction/Comedy

Fair Wind to Java[SUB]
A sailor races to reach a hoard of diamonds stowed on board a Dutch vessel that has sunk in the East Indies. However, the derelict ship lies close to an island inhabited by a fierce tribe with a deep mistrust of strangers, while a volcano is about to erupt at any moment. Seafaring adventure, with Fred MacMurray, Vera Ralston and Robert DouglasFilm/Adventure/War

Please Sir![SUB]
A put-upon form teacher at an inner-city secondary school, who struggles to cope with his disruptive pupils, tempts fate by taking them on a fortnight's trip to an outdoor pursuits centre. Big-screen version of the TV comedy, starring John Alderton, Deryck Guyler, Noel Howlett, Joan Sanderson and Richard DaviesFilm/Comedy

Take The Lead[SUB]
A former professional dancer volunteers to teach his skills to disruptive students in New York's public schools. At first the teenagers and their teachers are sceptical, but he eventually inspires them and persuades the kids to compete in a prestigious contest - in which his classical training and their love of hip-hop fuse to create an entirely new dance style. Fact-based drama, starring Antonio Banderas, Alfre Woodard and Rob BrownFilm/General Movie/Drama

Assault on Precinct 13[SUB]
Cops and criminals inside a police station on New Year's Eve are forced to work together to fight for survival when an armed mob lays siege to the building. Remake of John Carpenter's 1976 action thriller, starring Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, Gabriel Byrne and Ja RuleFilm/Detective/Thriller

The Thin Red Line[SUB]
American soldiers sent to fight on the Pacific island of Guadalcanal are forced to face their fears and find the inner strength to continue in the face of overwhelming odds. Terrence Malick's epic World War Two drama, starring Sean Penn, Ben Chaplin, Nick Nolte, Jim Caviezel and Woody HarrelsonFilm/Adventure/War

Director Simon Pummell's documentary following the development of human life, from the moment of conception to the final breath, using amateur footage, classic film clips and photographs to illustrate the journey. With music by Jonny Greenwood of RadioheadFilm/Documentary