Directed byMike Leigh OriginUnited-kingdom GenresDrama, Historical ActorsRory Kinnear, Alastair Mackenzie, Christopher Eccleston, Maxine Peake, Tim McInnerny, David Bamber Roles Peter Wilkes, a Farrier Rating64% Le tristement célèbre massacre de Peterloo eut lieu en 1819, lorsqu’un rassemblement pacifique en faveur de la démocratie à St. Peter’s Field à Manchester. Il reste l’un des épisodes les plus sanglants de l’histoire britannique. Ce jour-là, la police chargea une foule de plus de 60 000 personnes réunies pour exiger des réformes politiques et protester contre la montée de la pauvreté. De nombreux manifestants furent tués et des centaines d’autres blessés, provoquant des manifestations dans tout le pays, mais aussi de nouvelles répressions du gouvernement. Ce moment déterminant de l’histoire britannique mena à la création du journal The Guardian.
, 1h45 Directed byMat Whitecross OriginUnited-kingdom GenresDrama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical ActorsElliott Tittensor, Matthew McNulty, Nico Mirallegro, Emilia Clarke, Lesley Manville, Jordan Murphy Roles Poster Vendor Rating63% Set in May 1990, the movie follows the exploits of five lads. Gary 'Tits' Tichfield, Darren 'Dodge' Howard, Chris 'Zippy' Weeks, 'Little' Gaz Duffy and 'Penfold' Andrew Peach. The Stone Roses fans and wannabe band Shadowcastre. It starts 60 hours prior to The Stone Roses legendary gig at Spike Island, Cheshire. When the group get an idea to give The Stone Roses their cassette tape from Sally a girl which both 'Tits' and 'Dodge' show interest in, although 'Dodge' has never spoken to her. They hatch a plan to get tickets to the gig and kickstart their career 'Tits' brother 'Ibiza Steve' gets the boys on the guest-list for the gig. But when 'Tits' dad gets increasingly ill during the 60 hours, he fails to turn up and on the morning of the gig his dad worsens but his dad tells 'Tits' to go to the gig.'Penfolds' dad burns his top in an effort to stop him from going and when he goes to hit him 'Penfolds' stands up to his dad after his dad has been abusing him and heads to the gig.They lure 'Uncle Hairy' out of his van and steal it but when they run out of gas they have to stop but 'Penfold' convinces them to walk to the M6. They hide in the baggage hold of the bus until they arrive at Spike Island, Cheshire .Once arrived they jump out of their hiding place and are chased by police and the bus driver but lose them in the crowd.They lose 'Penfold' and are unable to find him, so they carry on to the entry zone. But are thrown away because they don't have tickets and they don't have guestlists. The remaining 4 make their way to the outside of the venue. They meet Sally who has lost her friends in the crowd and doesn't want to go in alone and gives 'Dodge' her ticket.'Dodge' heads for the gig without the cassette tape because he was afraid "to fuck it up". On his way back to the boys, he sees Sally and 'Tits' hooking up.'Tits' and 'Dodge' later argue but when 'Tits' dad eventually dies they make up.At the end of the movie it's shown that 'Tits' and Sally are together and all the boys have moved on as School has finished.The ending scene shows 'Tits' and looking at 'Dodge' from his window while 'Dodge' walks down the lane with his guitar and bags.
À la suite de la publication, en 2007, de La Stratégie du choc écrit par Naomi Klein, les deux réalisateurs (Michael Winterbottom et Mat Whitecross) décident de tourner ce documentaire à l'aide de nombreuses images d'archive.
, 1h58 Directed byDanny Cannon OriginUnited-kingdom GenresDrama ThemesSports films, Association football films ActorsKuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Tony Plana, Marcel Iureș, Stephen Dillane, Gary Lewis Roles Hughie McGowan Rating66% Santiago Muñez is a skilled footballer. The son of a gardener who lives in a barrio section of Los Angeles, Santiago works as a busboy in a Chinese restaurant and helps with his father's gardening business. His ultimate dream is to play football professionally. Due to his poverty and the fact that he plays solely for a club made up of Hispanics from a local car wash, he feels his chances are slim. Santiago is noticed by Glen Foy (Stephen Dillane), a former Newcastle United player who works as a car mechanic but still has ties to his old team. Glen arranges to get Santiago a tryout with Newcastle United, who recently signed talented new player Gavin Harris (Alessandro Nivola). Needing to get to England, Santiago begins to save his money in an old shoe, but his father finds the stash and takes it to buy a GMC truck to allow them to work for themselves. His dream is not lost though, as his grandmother sells off her jewellery to buy him a ticket to England.
17-year-old Justine (Laura Fraser) bemoans being a virgin so, after being stood-up on a date, goes to a virtual reality exhibition with friend Chas (Luke DeLacey). There she encounters a virtual makeover machine which she uses to create a 3-D image of her perfect man. After a freak power-cut Justine finds herself inside that male body, becoming her own ideal mate (Rupert Penry-Jones). Naming this alternate self "Jake", she/he moves in with Chas to try and come to terms with being a teenage boy.