George Gently – BBC Series Director: Euros Lyn, Ciaran Donnelly, Starring: Bernard Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Richard Armitage Plot for Gently Go Man: Gently has a fearsome reputation, earned through his relentless approach to pursing notorious gangsters in London. And now this renowned, very individual Commander is heading to the dramatic landscape of Northumberland, where the […]

Director: Brian Kirk Writer: David Haig Starring: Daniel Radcliffe as Rudyard Kipling’s son Jack, David Haig, Kim Cattrall and Carey Mulligan. BAFTA award winning. Plot: The year is 1913. War with Germany is imminent. English author Rudyard Kipling (David Haig), the British Empire’s greatest apologist, is at the peak of his literary fame. This movie […]

Director: Julian Jarrold Starring: Anne Hathaway as Jane Austen and James McAvoy as Tom Lefroy. Also stars Julie Walters, James Cromwell and Maggie Smith. Won several awards and nominations. Plot: The year is 1795 and young Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old and emerging writer who already sees a world beyond class and commerce, beyond […]

Director: Rob Bowman Starring: Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Izabella Scorupco and Gerard Butler Plot: The film starts twenty years in the future and shows the planet devastated by vicious fire-breathing dragons. The last vestiges of humanity now struggle for survival in at remote outposts. In a ruined castle in the English countryside, Quinn is desperately […]

Directed: Antoine Fuqua Writer: David Franzoni Starring: Owen Wilson, Keira knightly, Ioan Gruffudd, Ray Winstone, and Mads Mikkelsen. Plot: The Roman Empire is stretched across many nations, including Britain. In their conquest for more land, the Romans went into Sarmatia where they fought the very brave Sarmatian cavalry. The Romans, impressed by the Sarmatian’s weaponry […]

Written and directed: Neil Jordan Starring: Liam Neeson, Julia Roberts, Aidan Quinn, Alan Rickman, Sean McGinley and Stephen Rea. Nominated for two Oscars. Plot: After the disastrous defeat of Irish rebels by superior British forces during the Easter Week rebellion of 1916, Michael Collins develops new strategies for the independence of Ireland. His tactics include […]

Director: Anand Tucker Starring: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode & Adam Scott Plot: Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, to propose to her boyfriend Jeremy on February 29, leap day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who is proposed to on a leap day must accept it. While mid-flight to Dublin, there is a storm […]

Director: John Michael McDonagh Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle and Mark Strong Plot: THE GUARD is a comedy-thriller set on the west coast of Ireland. An unorthodox Garda, Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) joins forces with a straight-laced FBI agent named Everett, (Don Cheadle) to take on an international drug smuggling gang in Connemara’s Gaeltacht. A murder which […]

Director: Pat O’Connor Starring: Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon, Catherine McCormack, Kathy Burke, Sophie Thompson, Brid Brennan and Rhys Ifans. Plot: Adopted from the acclaimed play by Brian Friel. A young boy tells the story of growing up in a fatherless home with his unmarried mother and four spinster aunts in 1930’s Ireland. Each of the […]

Director: Tommy O’Haver Starring: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Cary Elwis, Joanne Lumley, Minnie Driver and Vivica A. Fox. Plot: Based on Gail Carson Levine’s award winning novel, this is the story of Ella, a young woman who was given a “gift” of obedience by a fairy named Lucinda. Anything anyone tells her to do, she […]