Filmed before (and quite nicely) in 1949, Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's story was remade for this admirable 1993 release, executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola and directed by acclaimed Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland. Splendidly adapted by Edward Scissorhands screenwriter Caroline Thompson, the film opens in India during the early 1900s, when young Mary Lennox (Kate Maberly) is orphaned and sent to England to live in Misselthwaite Manor, the gloomy estate of her brooding and melancholy uncle, Lord Craven (John Lynch). Because the uncle is almost always away on travels, struggling to forget the death of his beloved wife, Mary is left mostly alone to explore the estate. Eventually she befriends the young brother of a staff maid and Lord Craven's apparently crippled son, who has been needlessly bedridden for years. Together the three children restore a neglected garden on the estate grounds, and in doing so they set the stage for a moving reaffirmation of life and love. Filmed with graceful style and careful attention to the intelligence and cleverness of young children, The Secret Garden is that rarest breed of family film that transcends its own generic category, encouraging a sense of wonder and optimism to become a rewarding experience for viewers of any age. --Jeff Shannon
It's a special garden where friendships blossom illnesses fade away and sorrows flee. There troubled orphan Mary (Kate Maberly) her spoiled sickly cousin Colin (Heydon Prowse) and kindly country boy Dickon (Andrew Knott) discover that a world of caring can make a world of difference. Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic story blooms anew in this enchanting new version lovingly adapted by Caroline Thompson and directed by Agnieszka Holland also starring Maggie Smith and John Lynch.
Dakota Blue Richards stars as young orphan sent to live with her unclein a mysterious and crumbling old manor where she discovers her destiny to right the wrongs committed by her ancestors.
MR. JONES brings to the screen the extraordinary and powerful story of the real-life Welsh journalist who uncovered Stalin's genocidal famine in Ukraine, which killed almost 10 million. 1933. Gareth Jones (James Norton, Happy Valley, McMafia) is an ambitious Welsh journalist who gained fame after his report on being the first foreign journalist to fly with Hitler. On leaving a government role, Jones decides to travel to Moscow in an attempt to get an interview with Stalin himself. Hearing murmurs of government-induced famine, Jones travels clandestinely to Ukraine, where he witnesses the atrocities of man-made starvation. Deported back to London, Jones publishes an article revealing the horrors he witnessed but is accused of being a liar by those who have an interest in silencing him. As the death count mounts, Jones has to fight for the truth... MR. JONES also stars Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Golden GlobeÂ® Nominee Peter Sarsgaard (Jarhead).
A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov.
Ed Harris stars as the legendary composer in this lavish biopic from director Agnieszka Holland.
Separated from his family at the age of thirteen Solly (Marco Hofschneider) takes on various identities to hide his Jewish heritage. First passing himself off as an orphan and later as one of the ""Hitler Youth "" Solly carries on his charade hoping desperately to keep his identity hidden...and make it thought the war alive.
Veronique living with her divorced mother is going on easter's holiday to Mauritius with her father. To impress a nice looking boy Benjamin she manages to complicate the situation several times because she makes up a story where her father is presented as her lover and in addition he is a hero and secret agent but with somewhat criminal past.
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3 star packed thrillers recreating the golden age of Film Noir... Red Wind: Private eye Phillip Marlowe uncovers a string of murders as he investigates an elaborate double-blackmail scheme in the red-hot Sante Ana desert wind and Lola Barsaly an even hotter red-head... Fly-Paper: A private detective assigned to find wealthy socialite Sue Hambleton last seen with tough guy Babe McCloor. But Sue's dead Babe's not talking and a couple of con-artists want a piece of the action. The only clue is a strip of arsenic laced fly-paper. Professional Man: Johnny Lamb- elevator operator by day hit man for club owner Herman Charn by night. Charn wants Johnny's lover Paul and Johnny doesn't hesitate to give him up. But Charn yearn's for Paul's body and soul and when frustrated gives Johnny his toughest assignment ever.
Little PrincessSara Crewe (Liesel Matthews) shares a life of wonder in exotic India with her devoted father (Liam Cunningham). But war draws Sara's father into the military and Sara is sent to a new York boarding school run by the strict Miss Minchin (Eleanor Bron) to whom exuberant Sara is a troublemaker. But with courage imagination and kindness Sara overcomes her hardships - and changes her life and the fortunes of those around her. Experience this jewel of a movie (Leonard Maltin) for anyone who ever wishes are dreams. Secret GardenIt's a special garden where friendships blossom illnesses fade away and sorrows flee. There troubled orphan Mary (Kate Maberly) her spoiled sickly cousin Colin (Heydon Prowse) and kindly country boy Dickon (Andrew Knott) discover that a world of caring can make a world of difference. Black BeautyWritten and directed by Caroline Thompson this is the most faithful of the book's several filmings. You'll cherish rebellious filly Ginger mischievous pony Merrylegs and gallant Beauty Whose generous heart guides him under caretakers both kindly and harsh from Farmer Grey (Sean Bean) and young groom Joe Green (Andrew Knott) to sweet-natured cabbie Jerry Barker (David Thewlis).
Ed Harris stars as the legendary composer in this lavish biopic from director Agnieszka Holland.
January 1977. Utah State Prison. Double-murderer Gary Gilmore is about to become the first convicted killer in a decade to be executed on U.S. soil. Awaiting his fate on death row Gilmore agrees to a one-time only visit from Mikal the younger he barely remembers. Piecing together fragments of their shared past- born of a brutal father raised in a family haunted by death religion and superstition- Mikal searches for a reason to appeal against the execution or to accept that the moment of blood atonement has arrived. Meanwhile the killer's twisted celebrity fuelled by a media frenzy has the eyes of the world looking on. Based on Mikal Gilmore's award winning book 'Shot In The Heart' is the harrowing expose of a cold-blooded killer: A journey to the darkside of a mind tortured by the sins and secrets of his past.
The story of Janosik, a legendary Central European Robin Hood, based on real XVIII century documents and a romantic legend.Young Janosik, burnt out by war experiences and disappointment in love, joins a team of brigands. Soon after he becomes the troop's leader and is recognised as a brave and honorable commander, he never kills anyone he robs. Along with the fame he starts enjoying popularity among women. But Janosik's success raises jealousy in one of the troop's members, greedy and brutal Huncaga.
AGE OF HEROES is an all-guns-blazing, World War II action film based on the incredible true story of the British special ops division 30 Commando, starring Sean Bean and Danny Dyer. The film follows the newly formed 30 Commando, whose skills and endurance are pushed to the limit as they prepare for their first highly classified and dangerous mission: to take on the might of the Fuhrer's armed forces in a thrilling life-or-death operation. 1915: BATTLE FOR THE ALPS tells the story of young Andreas (William Moseley - The Chronicles of Narnia) is torn from his love, Francesca, when he is drafted to fight for his country. As war rages across Europe, the once idyllic Alpines will become host to one of the most brutal battles the 20th Century will see. With the front line cutting through the mighty Dolomite mountains, neighbours become enemies and families are divided. If he is to return to Francesca, Andreas must survive both the bloodiest war the world has ever seen and the extreme perils of the mountain. IN DARKNESS is an Academy Award nominated Holocaust War drama. When a sewer worker discovers a group of Jews living under the streets of war torn Poland he immediately sees a profit to be made. But as the war rages, humanity grows in the shadows and an incredible true story of courage and sacrifice emerges.
Agnieszka Holland's 'Europa Europa' is the fascinating fact-based story of Solomon Perel (Marco Hofschneider) a German Jew who survived the Holocaust by concealing his identity literally within enemy ranks. When Nazi thugs smash into the Perels' house 13-year-old Solly manages to flee. Upon his reunion with his family they head for Poland hoping to find safety but war soon overcomes that land and once again Solly is forced to run this time with his brother. They become separate
Leonardo DiCaprio and David Thewlis offer a tour-de-force lesson in the seductive strength of art and the destructive power of genius. DiCaprio plays Arthur Rimbaud - a remarkable but rebellious teenage poet in 19th century France whose philosophy of living life to the extreme inspired Jim Morrison and the rock generation. Thewlis is Paul Verlaine a writer of lesser talent who is torn between his growing infatuation with Rimbaud and the domestic demands of his patient wife (Romane Bohringer). Together these two men feed each other's insatiable hunger for life and love trying desperately to straddle the lines between knowledge and self-destruction creativity and delusion. Director Agnieszka Holland and screenwriter Christopher Hampton have lovingly recreated this true story of one man's search for the ultimate poem another man's search for the ultimate soulmate and the brilliant madness they find together.
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