, 1h46 OriginUSA GenresDrama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime ThemesEscroquerie ActorsMelissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone, Jane Curtin, Joanna Adler Roles Anna Rating70% Au début des années 1990, l'auteure Lee Israel peine à renouer avec le succès de ses premiers livres. Sa nouvelle biographie sur Estée Lauder est un véritable échec. Dotée d'un caractère acariâtre et anticonformiste, elle ne fait rien pour s'adapter aux contraintes du monde littéraire et se brouille avec son éditeur. Elle sombre alors dans le syndrome de la page blanche et dans l'alcoolisme. Pressée par le manque d'argent, elle se résigne à vendre une lettre de Katharine Hepburn qu'elle avait encadrée. Elle va alors se découvrir un « don » : imiter à la perfection le style de grands écrivains et autres célébrités. Avec son ami Jack Hock, un homosexuel fantasque, elle monte une arnaque imparable, qui consiste à rédiger de fausses correspondances entre personnalités célèbres. Jack vend ensuite ces fausses lettres à des libraires de Greenwich Village, qui alimentent un marché florissant de collectionneurs passionnés. Mais les deux compères ne savent pas que le FBI s’intéresse désormais à eux.
, 1h35 Directed byAndrew Haigh OriginUnited-kingdom GenresDrama, Romance ActorsCharlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells Roles Sally Rating70% Kate Mercer (Charlotte Rampling) and her husband Geoff (Tom Courtenay) had to cancel the party for their 40th anniversary at short notice when Geoff underwent bypass surgery. The comfortably off, left-wing, childless, provincial couple now have a week to go before a replacement party to celebrate their 45th anniversary. Theoretically, this week should just involve planning, dress purchasing and a bit of social fretting. This is not to be: shattering news arrives for Geoff from the Swiss authorities, explaining that the perfectly-preserved body of his ex-girlfriend, Katya, has been found, 50 years after she slipped into an Alpine crevasse. From the moment the news is received Kate can 'smell Katya's perfume in the room' and her perspective on their marriage changes forever.
, 1h38 OriginUnited-kingdom GenresDrama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy ThemesFilms set in the future ActorsRyan Phillippe, Eva Green, Sam Riley, Bernard Hill, James Faulkner, Susannah York Roles Nurse Rating61% Entre un Londres contemporain et « Meanwhile City », l'étouffante métropole d'un monde futuriste dominé par la foi et la religion, quatre personnages vont voir leurs destins se mêler à cause d'une balle. Jonathan Preest est un justicier masqué de «Meanwhile City», dont il arpente les rues à la recherche de son pire ennemi. Emilia, étudiante, est obsédée par ses projets artistiques suicidaires, de plus en plus complexes et mortels. Milo, trentenaire inconsolable, tente vainement de retrouver son premier amour, et Esser, homme brisé, erre dans les bas-fonds de Londres, où il espère retrouver son fils, vivant parmi les sans-abri...
, 1h37 Directed byLynne Ramsay OriginUnited-kingdom GenresDrama ThemesFilms about suicide ActorsSamantha Morton, Kathleen McDermott, Bryan Dick, Dolly Wells Roles Susan Rating67% Morvern Callar (Samantha Morton) is a young woman in a small port town in Scotland. She wakes on Christmas morning to discover that her boyfriend has committed suicide, leaving a suicide note, mix tape and the manuscript of his unpublished novel behind. His novel is dedicated to her and she decides to erase his name and puts her own name on the novel and sends it to the publisher recommended by her boyfriend. Instead of arranging a funeral with the money on his account, as requested by him, she cuts his body up and buries it in the mountains. With the money she then escapes her work stacking fruit in the groceries section of the local supermarket and goes to Almería, Costa del Sol, with her best friend Lanna (Kathleen McDermott). As they go out and party she feels she's in a different mood than her and leaves her, also to be able to secretly meet the publishers who haven't hesitated to come meet her in Spain. She plays the role of a writer and sells the novel for £100,000. Back in Scotland she tries to convince Lanna to come with her to the big world, but in Spain she has met a guy from Leeds who plans to visit her. Morvern collects her suitcase and goes to the train station.
, 1h53 Directed byTim Fywell OriginUnited-kingdom GenresDrama, Romantic comedy, Romance ActorsRomola Garai, Rose Byrne, Bill Nighy, Henry Thomas, Marc Blucas, Tara Fitzgerald Rating68% The film follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain (Romola Garai), and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in genteel poverty in a decaying English castle. The characters include: Cassandra's father (Bill Nighy), a writer who hasn't written anything in the twelve years since the spectacular success of his first novel; her exquisite older sister Rose (Rose Byrne) who rails against their fate and hopes to marry for money; and their bohemian stepmother, Topaz (Tara Fitzgerald), an ex-model still apt to sun-bathe in the nude. The possibility of salvation seems to loom in the form of their wealthy American landlord Simon Cotton (Henry Thomas) and his brother Neil (Marc Blucas). Although Simon initially turns her away, Rose is determined to make him fall in love with her and succeeds. A wedding is arranged and Cassandra appears left on the sidelines. But events spiral out of control, and before the summer ends many expectations will have been overturned.
, 1h36 Directed byRichard Loncraine OriginUnited-kingdom GenresDrama, Science fiction, Historical ActorsAlbert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent, Linus Roache, Lena Headey, Tom Wilkinson Roles Sarah Churchill Rating74% The film opens in 1934 with Winston Churchill deep in his wilderness years, and struggling to complete his biography of his ancestor the Duke of Marlborough, which he hopes will revive his fortunes. Winston is chided by his wife Clemmie for their lack of money and is aware that as a 'man of destiny' his moment may have passed. At the same time he struggles in the House of Commons as a backbencher to get a hearing for his concerns about German re-armament under Hitler and the policy of appeasement.
, 1h37 Directed bySharon Maguire OriginUnited-kingdom GenresDrama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance ThemesNouvel an ActorsRenée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Embeth Davidtz, Gemma Jones Roles Woney Rating66% Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is frustrated: she is in her early thirties, single, very accident-prone and worried about her weight. She works in publicity at a book publishing company in London where her main focus is fantasizing about her boss, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant). At a New Year party hosted by her parents, she re-meets Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), the barrister son of her parents' friends. They had known each other as children. After their initial encounter, Mark thinks that Bridget is a fool and vulgar and Bridget thinks that he is arrogant and rude, and is disgusted by his novelty Christmas jumper. After overhearing Mark grumble to his mother about her attempts to set him up with Bridget "A verbally incontinent spinster who smokes like a chimney, drinks like a fish and dresses like her mother", she decides to turn her life around. She starts her own diary, which covers all her attempts to stop smoking, lose weight and find her Mr.