The life story of one of British rock’s most tragic figures – Ian Curtis of seminal Manchester band Joy Division – is stunningly rendered in majestic monochrome, in the debut film from famous photographer Anton Corbijn.
Detailing the singer’s struggles with epilepsy and attempts to reconcile his provincial existence with an emerging rock star status, Control is also an authentic recreation of a significant cultural moment - the birth of the Manchester music scene. With exceptional performances from newcomer Sam Riley as Curtis and Samantha Morton as his wife, and featuring incidental music by Curtis’ surviving New Order bandmates, Control is an essential music film and a haunting drama.
Biopic 2018 133 mins Director: Adam McKay
Christian Bale is the infamous Dick Cheney, in Adam ‘The Big Short’ McKay’s exuberant and acrid satire.
Stan & Ollie
Biopic 2018 98 mins Director: Jon S. Baird
Steve Coogan and John C Reilly give delightfully bang-on-target performances as comedy’s most famous double act as they enter their twilight years.
Biopic 2017 112 mins Director: Wash Westmoreland
This witty, Belle Époque-era biopic stars Keira Knightley and Dominic West as literary couple Colette and Willy, whose relationship rewrote social and gender rules.
3 Days in Quiberon
Biopic 2018 116 mins Director: Emily Atef
This intimate, unconventional biopic of one of the great stars of European cinema - Romy Schneider (La Piscine, The Trial) - follows the reclusive actress as she battles a journalist - and her demons - during an intensive, three-day interview.
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story
Documentary 2019 101 mins Director: Steve Sullivan
Frank Sidebottom was a pillar of alternative comedy of the late 80s/early 90s, this charming documentary remembers the man behind the papier-mâché head.
Trying to Kiss the Moon
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1994 96 mins Director: Stephen Dwoskin
Autobiographical film by the veteran disabled experimental filmmaker, Steve Dwoskin.
Working Class Heroes
Drama 1967 101 mins Director: Ken Loach
Ken Loach’s perceptive, personal, and moving debut feature film tells the story of a young mother’s struggles while her husband is in jail.
Thriller 2012 100 mins Director: Steve Knight
An alcoholic ex-special forces soldier (Jason Statham), down on his luck, assumes another man’s identity and pursues redemption.
Drama 2016 94 mins Director: David Leon
Stephen Graham is the orthodox Jew tempted into a life of violence by his corrupt associate (Michael Smiley), in this riveting and complex crime drama.
Drama 1983 107 mins Director: Mike Leigh
Tim Roth, Phil Daniels and Gary Oldman star in Mike Leigh’s TV film about an East End family try to stay afloat during a recession.
Drama 1988 112 mins Director: Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh’s bittersweet comedy tells the story of Cyril (Philip Davis), an idealist who despairs at the societal changes of Thatcher’s Britain.
Made in Britain
Drama 1982 76 mins Director: Alan Clarke
Tim Roth burst onto British screens with his coruscating performance as a teenage skinhead in this TV play from Alan Clarke and David Leland.
Featuring Samantha Morton
Two for Joy
Drama 2018 90 mins Director: Tom Beard
A visceral, moving exploration of one British family's life following a tragedy, starring Samantha Morton, Daniel Mays and Billie Piper.
Drama 2001 93 mins Director: Lynne Ramsay
Samantha Morton plays the enigmatic title character in Lynne Ramsay’s dreamy and atmospheric road movie.
Featuring Sam Riley
On the Road
Road movie 2012 124 mins Director: Walter Salles
Walter Salles’ vibrant adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel follows three youths from the beat generation as they traverse America.
Crime 2010 111 mins Director: Rowan Joffe
Rowan Joffe's adaptation of Graham Greene’s famous novel brings the doomed love story between Pinkie Brown (Sam Riley) and Rose (Andrea Riseborough) back to the screen with grit and panache.
Fantasy 2008 98 mins Director: Gerald McMorrow
Eva Green, Ryan Phillippe and Sam Riley star in an intricate, ambitious sci-fi drama that follows four parallel realities, each based around characters searching for salvation.
Directed by Anton Corbijn
A Most Wanted Man
Thriller 2014 122 mins Director: Anton Corbijn
In one of his final roles, Philip Seymour Hoffman excels as a German spy attempting to recruit Islamic informants, in Anton Corbijn’s sophisticated John le Carré adaptation.
Drama 2018 115 mins Director: Joel Edgerton
Joel Edgerton directs this piercing drama about a young man enrolled in a gay conversion therapy program, based on the heartbreaking memoir by Garrard Conley.
If Beale Street Could Talk
Drama 2018 119 mins Director: Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins follows his Oscar®-winning Moonlight with an audacious, distinctive and assured adaptation of James Baldwin’s account of love, injustice and racism in America.
We the Animals
Drama 2018 93 mins Director: Jeremiah Zagar
Sensitive and increasingly different from his hyper-masculine brothers, a young boy faces the truth of his own desires.
Thriller 2018 94 mins Director: Mélanie Laurent
Ben Foster and Elle Fanning play fugitives on the run from a criminal gang, in this gritty crime thriller from the creator of True Detective.
A Private War
Drama 2018 110 mins Director: Matthew Heineman
Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, City of Ghosts) makes a striking dramatic debut with this pulse-racing biopic of The Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike), killed in 2012 whilst reporting from Syria.
Drama 2018 130 mins Director: Peter Farrelly
Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen star in the triple Oscar®-winning comic roadmovie, about the unlikely friendship between an acclaimed pianist and his bouncer.