Forrest GumpAvailable until 31 Jan 2018
Bridge of SpiesAvailable until 20 Sep 2017
World Trade CenterAvailable until 20 Mar 2017
The Sea InsideAvailable until 31 May 2017
Big EyesAvailable until 15 Dec 2016
- Forrest Gump
Available until 31 Jan 2018
Robert Zemeckis' whimsical, sextuple Oscar-winning fable stars Tom Hanks as an idiot-savant who leads a charmed existence over four turbulent decades of US history. A fable for modern times, the offbeat tale captures both the imagination and the eye, thanks in no small part to a supporting cast that includes Gary Sinise as Forrest's grumpy Vietnam leader (and Reddit favourite), Lt. Dan and Robin Wright Penn as his troubled sweetheart. Light, dark, bitter and sweet... it's not unlike a box of chocolates.
- Bridge of Spies
Available until 20 Sep 2017
Steven Spielberg's gripping slice of Cold War history stars Tom Hanks as James Donovan, an insurance lawyer who agrees to defend alleged Russian spy Rudolf Abel (the Oscar-winning Mark Rylance) following his arrest in 1957. After saving Abel from the death penalty, Donovan is sent to Berlin to arrange his exchange for a captured US pilot whose U2 spy plane was shot down over Russia. But with an American student also held in East Berlin, Donovan insists on making it a two-for-one deal... Conveying the mood of the era through exceptional performances, direction and design, this is drama of the highest class.
- World Trade Center
Available until 20 Mar 2017
Hollywood's first mainstream attempt to tackle the enormity of September 11 follows the fate of two Port Authority policemen - played by Nicolas Cage and Michael Pena - who found themselves trapped in rubble following the collapse of the Twin Towers. Director Oliver Stone opts for straightforward if sentimental storytelling told from a personal view to convey the heroism and horror of the terrorist attack on New York.
- The Sea Inside
Available until 31 May 2017
Javier Bardem delivers a career-defining performance as Ramon Sampedro, a paralysed ex-sailor who spent 28 years fighting for the right to end his own life. Under the masterly direction of Alejandro Amenabar, Bardem inhabits the skin of the quadraplegic crusader without the merest hint of dramatic vanity or emotional contrivance. A compassionate yet unmanipulative telling of a remarkable true story, there have been few more worthy winners of the Best Foreign Film Oscar.
- Big Eyes
Available until 15 Dec 2016
Paris-trained painter Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) became the kitsch toast of American commercial art with his enigmatic paintings of disc-eyed waifs. However, the bizarre truth was that it was his put-upon wife Margaret (Amy Adams) who was actually doing the work. The barely believable story of the unabashed art fraudster and his worm-who-turned spouse provides director Tim Burton with the raw material for his best film in an age.
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