BirdmanAvailable until 26 Oct 2016
WildAvailable until 05 Nov 2016
McFarland, USAAvailable until 02 Oct 2017
A Beautiful MindAvailable until 31 Oct 2018
The Pursuit of HappynessAvailable until 13 Dec 2016
Available until 26 Oct 2016
Has-been Hollywood actor Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) once played the iconic superhero known as Birdman, a cinematic legend that lasted twenty years. Now, beset by family issues and his own swollen ego, the desperate fallen star mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory. This outlandishly surreal and darkly funny drama picked up four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Alejandro González Iñárritu (Amores Perros; Babel).
Available until 05 Nov 2016
Pitched into a self-destructive spiral by the death of her beloved mother, Cheryl Strayed (Oscar-nominated Reese Witherspoon) seeks to halt her emotional free-fall by striding out on a cathartic trek along the Pacific Crest Trail between Mexico and Canada. With no experience of the wild, a heavy backpack and just blind optimism driving her, Cheryl sets off on a journey that just may bring her back from the brink. Witherspoon and Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée put it all out there in this engrossing adaptation of Strayed's blisters'n'all memoir.
- McFarland, USA
Available until 02 Oct 2017
Disgraced American football coach Jim White (Kevin Costner) lands up in a dusty Californian college attempting to train Hispanic students in a sport which has no appeal for them. However, he spots their latent talent as runners and sets about building up a cross-country team that can compete at state level. Solid cross-cultural triumph-over-adversity tale with a strong turn from Costner as the firm-but-fair inspiration.
- A Beautiful Mind
Available until 31 Oct 2018
Ron Howard's Oscar-winning drama stars Russell Crowe as John Nash, the mathematician who earned a Nobel Prize despite suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. While keeping the biographical details perfectly clear, Howard expertly conveys Nash's distorted view of reality to create an unusual and intriguing picture of a tortured genius. Jennifer Connelly was named Best Supporting Actress for her strong yet sympathetic portrayal of Nash's wife, Howard claimed Best Director and the film was anointed Best Picture. Screenwriter Akiva Goldman picked up the movie's fourth Academy Award.
- The Pursuit of Happyness
Available until 13 Dec 2016
In the early 1980s, struggling salesman Chris Gardner dedicated himself to winning a stockbroking internship... despite living on the streets and taking sole care of his young son. Wonderfully engaging performances from Will Smith and his real-life sprog Jaden - truly a chip off the old block - form the magnetic core of this heartening true tale. BAFTA-winning Londoner Thandie Newton co-stars as Gardner's remonstrative wife.
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