A pair of children befriend an eccentric old man, who lives isolated on the far shore of their island home. Read More »
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Biographical movie of the life of French sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (Scott Antony). Read More »
Vic Mathews teaches a remedial class at the Blessed Edith Semple School in Scotland. Read More »
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989) Peter Greenaway, Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren
The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband’s restaurant. Read More »
Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella Read More »
An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. Read More »
Emmy-winner Helen Mirren and Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons star in Elizabeth I, a two-part HBO Films miniseries event that explores the intersection of the private and public life of Elizabeth I (Mirren) in the latter half of her reign Read More »
Miss Julie (1972) John Glenister, Robin Phillips, Helen Mirren, Donal McCann, Heather Canning, Drama
A televised Royal Shakespeare Company production of August Strindberg’s classic play. Miss Julie (Helen Mirren), a 19th century aristocrat’s daughter, is attracted to one of the servants in her father’s house. Read More »
The rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula, showing the violent methods that he employs to gain the throne, and the subsequent insanity of his reign – he gives his horse political office and humiliates and executes anyone who even slightly displeases him. He also sleeps with his sister, organises elaborate orgies and embarks on a fruitless invasion of England before meeting an appropriate end.
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Coming Through (1985) Peter Barber-Fleming, Kenneth Branagh, Helen Mirren, Alison Steadman, Drama, Romance
Celebrated actors Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet) and Helen Mirren (Prime Suspect) star in this film by award-winning playwright Alan Plater about one of the great love affairs and greatest scandals of the twentieth century – D. H. Lawrence’s passionate relationship with Frieda Weekley.
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The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980) Piers Haggard, Richard Quine, Peter Sellers, Helen Mirren, David Tomlinson, Comedy
Fu Manchu’s 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu’s age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, starting with the Star of Leningrad diamond, nabbed from a Soviet exhibition in Washington. The FBI sends agents Capone and Williams to England to confer with Nayland Smith, an expert on Fu. Nayland suspects Fu will kidnap the king and queen and demand the George V diamond as ransom. Scotland Yard recruits Alice Rage to stand-in for the queen. Fu nabs the “fake” queen; Rage becomes enamored of Fu and aids him in his quest for the George V diamond.
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The Madness of King George (1994) Nicholas Hytner, Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Rupert Graves, Biography, Comedy, Drama
A meditation on power and the metaphor of the body of state, based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III [now suspected a victim of porphyria, a blood disorder]. As he loses his senses, he becomes both more alive and more politically marginalized; neither effect desirable to his lieutenants, who jimmy the rules to avoid a challenge to regal authority, raising the question of who is really in charge.
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