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
Woman in Gold
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)
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
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
Contact – Robert Zemeckis
Safety not guaranteed
Jimmy’s Hall – Ken Loache
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
Lars von Trier
- Days of Heaven
Tree of Life
- The Wrestler
- Requiem for a Dream
- Black Swan
Peter Bogdanovich: The Last Picture Show
Michel Hazanavicius: The Artist
Pablo Berger: Blancanieves