, 1h45 Directed byPhyllida Lloyd OriginUnited-kingdom GenresDrama, Biography, Historical ThemesMedical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films ActorsMeryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head, Alexandra Roach, Richard E. Grant, Iain Glen Rating63% The film begins in September 2008 (opening against the backdrop of news of the Islamabad Marriott Hotel bombing) with an elderly Lady Thatcher buying milk unrecognized by other customers and walking back from the shop alone. Over the course of three days, we see her struggle with dementia and with the lack of power that comes with old age, while looking back on defining moments of her personal and professional life, on which she reminisces with her (now-dead) husband, Denis Thatcher, whose death she is unable to fully accept. She is shown as having difficulty distinguishing between the past and present. A theme throughout the film is the personal price that Thatcher has paid for power. Denis is portrayed as somewhat ambivalent about his wife's rise to power, her son Mark lives in South Africa and is shown as having little contact with his mother, and Thatcher's relationship with her daughter Carol is at times strained.
, 1h38 Directed byRichard Loncraine OriginUnited-kingdom GenresComedy, Romantic comedy, Romance ThemesSports films, Tennis films ActorsPaul Bettany, Kirsten Dunst, Sam Neill, Jon Favreau, Austin Nichols, Bernard Hill Rating62% Peter Colt (Paul Bettany), a British professional tennis player in his thirties whose ranking has slipped from 11th to 119th in the world, considers that he never really had to fight for anything as his wealthy, but not close, family easily put him through studies and allowed him to pursue his tennis ambitions. He bravely exchanges jokes with his German sparring partner Dieter Prohl (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), who is in a similar position. Though he earns a wildcard spot to the Wimbledon tournament, he internally feels that it's time to admit he's getting too old to compete with fitter up and coming men (or boys) and intends, after this last Wimbledon, to take a job with the prestigious tennis club instead.
, 1h47 Directed byNicholas Hytner OriginUnited-kingdom GenresDrama, Biography, Comedy, Historical ThemesMedical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Political films, Films based on plays, Films about royalty ActorsNigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Amanda Donohoe, Rupert Graves, Anthony Calf Roles Black Rod Rating71% The film depicts the relatively primitive medical practices of the time and the suppositions that physicians made in their efforts to understand the human body. After King George III begins to go mad, his doctors attempt cures such as blistering and purges, led on particularly by the Prince of Wales' personal physician, Dr. Warren. Meanwhile, another of the King's physicians, Dr. Pepys, analyses the King's stool and urine believing that body wastes may contain some clue to the Royal malady; of course, none of these attempts to cure the King actually works. Finally, Lady Pembroke, attendant to the Queen, recommends Dr. Willis, an ex-minister who attempts to cure the insane through behaviour modification, and who begins his restoration of the King's mental state by enforcing a strict regime of strapping the King into a waistcoat and restraining him whenever he misbehaves.
, 1h48 Directed byJohn Cleese, Charles Crichton OriginUnited-kingdom GenresComedy, Comedy thriller, Crime ThemesFilms about animals, Mise en scène d'un poisson, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie ActorsJohn Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Maria Aitken, Tom Georgeson Rating74% London-based gangster George Thomason and his right-hand man, Ken Pile, an animal lover with a bad stutter, plan a jewel heist. They bring in two Americans to help: con artist Wanda Gershwitz and "weapons man" Otto West, a loud-mouthed Anglophobe who fancies himself an intellectual and hates being (correctly) called stupid. Wanda and Otto are lovers, but they hide this from George and Ken, pretending to be brother and sister, so Wanda can work her charms on them. The robbery goes well, and the thieves get away with a large sum in diamonds. However, they are briefly spotted during their getaway by Mrs. Coady, an elderly lady walking her three dogs. The group then hide the loot in a safe in an old workshop. Soon after, Wanda and Otto betray George to the police and he is arrested. They return to collect the loot, with Wanda planning to double-cross Otto as well, only to find that George has moved it. Wanda decides to seduce George's barrister, Archie Leach, so that he can persuade George to plead guilty and give up the location of the diamonds. Unhappily married, Leach is brow-beaten by his vindictive wife, Wendy, and spoiled daughter, Portia, and he quickly comes under the spell of Wanda's charms.
, 1h45 Directed byBrian G. Hutton OriginUSA GenresDrama, War, Adventure, Historical, Romance ThemesTransport films, Aviation films, Political films ActorsTom Selleck, Bess Armstrong, Jack Weston, Wilford Brimley, Robert Morley, Cassandra Gava Roles Silversmith Rating60% Eve Tozer (Bess Armstrong) is a society heiress and flapper living the high-life in 1920s Istanbul. She needs to find her father (Wilford Brimley) before he is officially declared dead or risk losing her inheritance to his scheming business partner Bentik (Robert Morley). She hires WWI ace-pilot Patrick O'Malley (Tom Selleck) and his planes to locate her father. O'Malley is eager to take the job as he needs to leave town rather urgently himself. However, Eve, also an accomplished pilot, is determined to accompany him in his other aircraft, which causes the first of many arguments between Istanbul and China.
, 1h11 OriginUnited-kingdom GenresComedy ActorsTrevor Howard, Patrick Magee, Talfryn Thomas, Denise Coffey, J.G. Devlin, Daniel Gerroll Rating68% The plot of Sir Henry at Rawlinson End revolves around attempts to exorcise the ghost of Humbert, the brother of drunken aristocrat Sir Henry (Trevor Howard). Humbert was accidentally killed in a drunken duck-shooting incident whilst escaping trouserless from an illicit tryst. It transpires that Humbert's ghost will not rest until it is supplied with replacement trousers. Until then the ghost walks the corridors of Rawlinson End, often accompanied by that of Humbert's dog Gums which has repossessed its own body, now stuffed and mounted on a trolley.
, 1h27 Directed byRalph Thomas OriginUnited-kingdom GenresDrama, Science fiction, Romance ActorsJoan Collins, Geraldine Moffat, Tom Bell, Simon Ward, Denholm Elliott, Laurence Naismith Roles Dougie Raynes Rating65% An explosion at a demonstration of his new invention catapults physicist Colin Trafford into a parallel universe - an identical world, but with subtle differences, where John F. Kennedy is Secretary General of the League of Nations and World War II and the Vietnam War never happened. Here he's a famous author with a beautiful wife with whom he instantly falls in love, but for whom his alternate self never cared. But just as suddenly, another accident propels Trafford back to our world where he is caught in a race against time in a quest to find the woman he loves. Little does she know, however, that her life depends on him finding her.