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Red Joan

What drives a person to commit an act of treason? For Physics student Joan (Sophie Cookson), it begins at Cambridge in the 1930s where the shadows of war are threatening. Although she attends socialist group meetings mainly because she is drawn to an exotic Russian, Sonya (Tereza Srbova) and her handsome and charismatic cousin, Leo […]

All Is True

This is an imagined biopic using fact and intuitive judgement, based on Shakespeare’s life after he laid down his quill and returned from London to his home in Stratford. Written by Ben Elton, the script is tilted empathetically towards Shakespeare (played by Kenneth Branagh who also directed), dealing belatedly with the death of his son, […]

TEA WITH THE DAMES

Conversational in execution this delightful documentary assembles four extraordinary actresses in an English cottage where they predominantly sit around a table sipping tea reminiscing about their remarkable lives and careers. Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith are award winning screen icons who have all received damehoods. Nothing is sacred as these humorously […]

PHILOMENA

Judi Dench is incredibly moving as Philomena, a lady in her 70s who travels to America with journalist Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) in search of a son she hasn't seen in 50 years. Inspired by true events, the story unfolds through effective flashbacks to the 1950s, an era when Irish-Catholic communities had zero tolerance for […]