I love films but too often forget what I’ve seen. This page is an instant reminder.

In the Name of the Father – 1993 – adapted by Terry George and Jim Sheridan from the autobiography Proved Innocent: The Story of Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four by Gerry Conlon.

Hunger 2008 British/Irish historical drama filmdirected by Steve McQueen and starring Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham, and Liam McMahon, about the 1981 Irish hunger strike.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Citizen 4 Edward Snowden Documentary

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

Princess Mononoke

Woman in Gold

Klimt

Big Eyes

The Shipping News

The Handmaid’s Tale

A Field in England – Ben Wheatley

Selma Movie – One dream can change the world. David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King

Song of the Sea – Oscar nominated animation

Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg with Daniel Day-Lewis as the President

The Butler direct by Lee Daniels starring Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gains

Whiplash – a young musician (Miles Teller) struggles to become a top jazz drummer under the tutelage of a ruthless band conductor (J K Simmons). Directed and written by Damien Chazelle. 

Birdman – The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance with Michael Keaton

Life Itself (2014) about film critic Roger Ebert who lost is voice through mouth cancer and died 2013.

Balzac and The Little Chinese Seamstress (unable to find a trailer with English subtitles)

Farewell My Concubine. China in mind 20th century and the Peking Opera. One of the fifth Generation of Chinese films and the only Chines the only Chinese-language film to win the Cannes Palme d’Or.

The Last Emperor of China, the story of Pu Yi filmed in the Forbidden City in Beijing, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

Wolf Children – 2012 Japanese animation writte and directed by Mamoru Hosoda and produced by Studio Chizu.


Blue Jasmine written and directed by Woody Allen, A New York housewife struggles through a life crisis starring Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Louis C.K. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FER3C394aI8

Mr Turner directed by Mike Leigh and starring Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbb0bugUgq4

The Imitation Game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5CjKEFb-sM Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness  Studio Ghibli Documentary  http://youtu.be/HoLtyQwRn5c

Come As You Are  (tragicomedy directed by Geoffrey Enthoven, written by Pierre De Clercq, produced by Mariano Vanhoof. a Fobic Films production. Belgian release 14/09/2011) http://youtu.be/jS0St2NMk1Q

The Great Gatsby (Baz Luhrmann) http://youtu.be/rARN6agiW7o

After the Wedding – Directed by Susanne Bier and nominated for Best Freign Language Film at the Academy Awards 2007. A manager of an orphanage (Mads Mikkelsen) in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lKCRdGXCeM

The Story of Children and Film – Mark Cousins

Congress

Locke

Her – Spike Jonze

The Thief and the Cobbler (recobbled version)

Being Llewyn Davis

Nebraska – Alexander Payne

The Selfish Giant – Clio Barnard

Two Days and One Night

Tims Vermeer

Contact – Robert Zemeckis

Safety not guaranteed

Station Agent

Jimmy’s Hall – Ken Loache

Blue Ruin

The Fifth Estate

We Steal Secrets: the story of wikileaks

West Memphis Three: Peter Jackson  and Amy Berg

Mark Cousins: The First Movie

Steve McQueen: Hunger

Steve McQueen: Shame

On the Road:Francis Ford Copolla

Sophia Coppola: Lost in Translation

Robert Zemeckis: Contact

Andrea Arnold

Ben Wheatley

Lars von Trier

  • Antichrist
  • Melancholia

Terence Malik

      Days of Heaven

Badlands

Tree of Life

Darren Aronofsky

  • Pi
  • The Wrestler
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Black Swan


Peter Bogdanovich: The Last Picture Show

Michel Hazanavicius: The Artist

Pablo Berger: Blancanieves

Ken Loach

Mike Leigh

 

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