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Available until: 1st February 2018The fantastic Sally Hawkins is wonderful in this comedy drama charting the fight of female factory workers at the Ford Dagenham plant for equal pay in 1968.
Its period-accurate language landed it a 15 certificate from the BBFC, but there is much to inspire young girls in this stirring gem.
David Nicholls’ script lets Pip and Estella’s anti-romance take centre stage: despite a deliberately understated turn from Helena Bonham Carter, Jeremy Irvine and Holliday Grainger steal the show; Irvine’s Pip is determined and passionate, while Grainger’s stunning, bullied Estella evokes genuine sympathy.
Available until: 24th January 2018Made with rare footage and exclusive live recordings, Nick Broomfield’s moving film tells Whitney Houston’s life story with insights from those closest to her.
Contrasting cuts and eerie echoes arise during the hypnotic 80-minute montage, quietly raising questions while offering a fresh insight into films that have, in some cases, become all too familiar. Worth it just for the best on-screen use of porridge since… Available until: 24th January 2018Mike Newell’s Great Expectations more than justifies another Dickens adaptation.The initial scenes of Pip’s home life never quite come to life, but once we are whisked away to London, via Miss Havisham’s ruined mansion and her cold-hearted ward, Estella, Newell’s version begins to find surer footing.And it was perfectly timed, proving in the midst of ongoing national conversations about race and sexism that the issues we encountered two decades ago still loom heavily over our culture today.Get your best wedding suit out of the closet, smear some ketchup on your face, grab a couple of water pistols and bingo, you're John Wick.