Monster's BallAvailable until 31 May 2017
Brokeback MountainAvailable until 31 Dec 2017
- Monster's Ball
Available until 31 May 2017
Halle Berry won the Best Actress Oscar as a widow who falls for Death Row prison guard Hank (Billy Bob Thornton) who was on duty for her husband's execution. The delicate situation is made even more volatile by Hank's irredeemably racist father (Peter Boyle), whose prejudice is shared by Hank's son (Heath Ledger). Sexual and racial tensions run at a feverish high in this unflinchingly acted drama, splendidly handled by future Bond director Marc Forster.
- Brokeback Mountain
Available until 31 Dec 2017
Heath Ledger gives a career-best performance as a cowboy who finds his true love while herding sheep in the Wyoming mountains. The darned thing is that his soul-mate is a guy (Jake Gyllenhaal). An Oscar-winning adaptation by Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry (writer of The Last Picture Show and Terms Of Endearment) of a story by Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Proulx (The Shipping News), this is a sweeping, slow-burning romance with a difference. Yup, a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do... so long as no one else finds out about it.
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