Featuring:

  • Official Secrets (15) – Drama. Our film that would have been screened on 2nd May.  Available at BFI Player
  • Ordinary Love (12) – Drama, Romance. Our view: A story about love, survival and the epic questions life throws at each and every one of us. Available at BFI Player
  • McQueen (15) – Documentary 2018. Our view: An intimate, well-sourced look at a young life and brilliant career that were tragically cut short.   If you enjoyed his V&A exhibition a few years ago, this one might be for you! Available at BFI Player
  • Red Balloon (PG) – 1956 Children’s Classic. Our view: A suggestion for your children or grandchildren.  Available at IMDB

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Ordinary Love (12) – Drama, Romance

Ordinary Love (12) – Drama, Romance

7.2/10Drama, Romance

An extraordinary look at the lives of a middle-aged couple in the midst of the wife’s breast cancer diagnosis. This film is available at BFI Player (click to purchase and watch).

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The Red Balloon (PG) – 1956 Childrens Classic

The Red Balloon (PG) – 1956 Childrens Classic

8.2/10Short, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

A boy makes friends with a seemingly sentient balloon, and it begins to follow him. It follows the boy to school, to the bus, and to church. Boy and balloon play together in the streets of Paris and try to elude a gang of boys that wants to destroy the balloon. This film is availableRead More

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McQueen (15) – Documentary

McQueen (15) – Documentary

7.8/10Documentary, Biography

The life and career of fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen: from his start as a tailor, to launching and overseeing his eponymous line and his untimely death. This film is available at BFI Player (click to purchase and watch).

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Official Secrets (15) FF

Official Secrets (15) FF

7.3/10Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

The true story of British Intelligence whistle-blower Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley} who, during the immediate run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, leaked a top secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation.  The memo proposed blackmailing smaller, undecided UN Security Council member states into voting for war.  Running time: 112 minutes. What’s this?Read More

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