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(1944) This lively wartime film sends AWOL squaddie Jim back to his South London turf to save wife Lillie from the advances of a draft-dodger.
Chariots of Fire
(1981) Ripping good running yarn with a corking theme tune, some dashed fine acting and heart-warming nostalgia.Ripping good running yarn with a corking theme tune, some dashed fine acting and heart-warming nostalgia for just about the last time Britain won anything
A British classic that picked up four Oscars, including one for best script and the one for best picture.
An Ideal Husband
(1999) Cate Blanchett, Jeremy Northam and Rupert Everett star in Oliver Parker's adaptation of Oscar Wilde's class-conscious comedy.Cate Blanchett, Jeremy Northam and Rupert Everett star in Oliver Parker's adaptation of Oscar Wilde's class-conscious comedy
An Ideal Husband Before The Importance of Being Earnest (2002), Parker adapted and directed this less well known play by the master of the barbed epigram. The source material is impeccable and a high profile cast evidently relish each loaded line and artfully executed incident.
(1983) Bill Forsyth's gentle, heart-warming comedy stars Peter Riegert as a Texas oil company executive who's sent to Scotland to buy up an entire village.The finest of the whimsical Scottish films whose off-beat appeal kick-started the British film industry's revival in the mid 1980s
Local Hero Riegert plays a cynical, yuppy oil-firm executive waiting to be softened up by exposure to the warmth and eccentricities of a small Scottish community. He is dispatched to the coastal town by his greedy boss (Lancaster), with the aim of buying up land for commercial exploitation, so destroying an area that includes a stretch of environmentally sensitive coastland.
The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse
(2005) The residents of Royston Vasey discover they're fictional characters in a TV comedy and that their world is about to end.When the residents of Royston Vasey discover they're fictional characters in a TV comedy and that their world is about to end, they break out and confront their creators. Big screen adaptation of the cult TV series
Over the course of three series, 'The League Of Gentlemen' quietly but effectively redrew the boundaries of TV comedy. A strange pooling of Monty Python, 'Twin Peaks' and a perverse strain of grubby English surrealism, the team's grotesque vision of life in Royston Vasey showcased some of the best (and strangest) comic characterisation of the last 10 years, underwritten by a pop literacy that resisted the smirking irony of so much millennial comedy.
(2005) Award-winning short film from British writer-director Martin McDonagh.Award-winning short film from British writer-director Martin McDonagh.
(2005) A young London tearaway gets embroiled with British gangsters on the Costa Del Sol. Tough crime thriller from writer-director Nick Love .A young London tearaway gets embroiled with British gangsters on the Costa Del Sol. Tough crime thriller from writer-director Nick Love
The Business If Nick Love's The Business wants desperately to be GoodFellas, well, which modern gangster film doesn't? Martin Scorsese isn't a bad role model and Love grafts hard for his 1980s-set British answer to the definitive mob epic. Safegeezers, anyone?
(1988) Gary Oldman stars as the unhinged, suited-and-booted leader of a 'firm' of London football hooligans.Gary Oldman stars as the unhinged suited-and-booted leader of a 'firm' of London football hooligans. Punch-ups, baseball bats, Stanley knives and not a ball in sight. Not to be confused with the Tom Cruise legal drama of the same name
Respectable family man and estate agent by the week, ultra-violent leader of a gang of football hooligans on match days, Bex Bissek (Gary Oldman) is a true Essex Thatcherite who's into football violence for the "buzz". Together with a band of similarly minded thugs they are West Ham United's ICF (Inter City Firm) - a crew with the motto, "We come in peace, we leave you in pieces!" Come match day they follow their team around the country, but it's the aggro with rival gangs rather than the 90 minutes on the pitch that they're interested in.