John Schlesinger followed his iconic Midnight Cowboy with this deeply personal take on love and sex. Sunday Bloody Sunday depicts the romantic lives of two Londoners, a middle-aged doctor and a prickly thirtysomething divorcee—played with great sensitivity by Peter Finch and Glenda Jackson—who are sleeping with the same handsome young artist (Murray Head). A revelation in its day, this may be the seventies’ most intelligent, multitextured film about the complexities of romantic relationships.
American soldiers become involved in romantic affairs while stationed in England during World War II.
Pacific Heights starring Matthew Modine, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Keaton, Melanie Griffith, Beverly D'Angelo
Lavish screen version of Thomas Hardy's novel about the three loves of an English farmgirl. Wonderful performances beautifully filmed!
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.
Ignoring his Mum, Dad and Gram (Mona Washbourne, Wilfred Pickles and Ethel Griffies) Billy (Tom Courtenay) enjoys a waking dream (featuring Julie Christie) of the Republic of Ambrosia in the opening of Billy Liar, 1963.
Diana (Julie Christie) introducing herself via interview, along with Robert (Dirk Bogarde) as the TV reporter producing a profile, in John Schlesinger's Darling, 1965.
Bathsheba (Julie Christie) is overseeing Oak (Alan Bates) and fellows when neighbor landowner Boldwood (Peter Finch) arrives, having taken her Valentine jest seriously, in John Schlesinger's Far From The Madding Crowd, 1967.
Julie Christie cannot chose between three suitors in John Schlesinger's adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel Far From The Madding Crowd (1967).
Stuck with his un-mailed calendars, Billy (Tom Courtenay) imagines himself a crusading writer under-cover in prison, released to universal acclaim in John Schlesinger's Billy Liar, 1963.
Best buddies Abbie (Madonna), a heterosexual yoga instructor, and Robert (Rupert Everett), a gay landscaper, cope with failed relationships, the approach of middle age, and the AIDS-related death of a mutual friend by sticking together as a "family of choice." Drunk one night, they have sex, and when Abbie turns up pregnant, they decide to move in together and raise the child as decidedly unconventional co-parents. Flash forward several years and Abbie begins dating Ben (Benjamin Bratt), an investment banker. The new relationship causes tension between Abbie and Robert that ultimately leads to betrayal, courtroom confrontation, and a sudden denouement. Everett, a sometime writer of trashy comic novels such as Hello Darling, Are You Working?, reportedly supplied the film's concept and even additional dialogue, although Tom Ropelewski is the credited screenwriter. This was pop diva Madonna's first film role since the hoopla of Evita; she supplied a highly edited hit cover of Don McLean's "American Pie" and one other song for the soundtrack, which was released on her own Maverick imprint.
Abbie (Madonna) and her friend Robert (Rupert Everett) would make the perfect couple except for one small complication: He's gay. Well, at least they don't have to worry about sex messing up their friendship. Or do they? One night, loneliness gets the best of them, and before one can scream "Reality Check," Abbie and Robert become lovers and, ultimately, parents.
Abbie (Madonna) and her friend Robert (Rupert Everett) would make the perfect couple -- except for one small complication: He's gay. Well, at least they don't have to worry about sex messing up their friendship. Or do they? One night, loneliness gets the best of them, and before one can scream "Reality Check," Abbie and Robert become lovers and, ultimately, parents.
From Academy Award winning director John Schlesinger comes a brilliantly witty film. Starring Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor) as Flora Poste, a London society girl, and Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous) as Flora's friend and mentor, this heartwarming comedy is full of charm and clever satire. Recently orphaned, Flora ignores the sage advice of Mrs. Smiley (Lumley) and moves to the country to live on a decrepit farm with her eccentric relatives. Fancying herself a writer, Flora encounters perfect material for her novel in the humorously odd collection of rural characters. In her own inimitable way, Flora insists on creating order out of their chaos, and in the process, she fills their lives with light and laughter. Also starring Rufus Sewell (A Knight's Tale), Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings), Stephen Fry (Peter's Friends) and Eileen Atkins.
What "That's Entertainment" did for movie musicals, "The Celluloid Closet" does for Hollywood homosexuality, as this exuberant, eye-opening movie serves up a dazzling hundred-year history of the role of gay men and lesbians have had on the silver screen. Lily Tomlin narrates as Oscar-winning moviemaker Rob Epstein (The Times of Harvey Milk and Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt) and Jeffrey Friedman assemble fabulous footage from 120 films showing the changing face of cinema sexuality, from cruel stereotypes to covert love to the activist triumphs of the 1990s. Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Curtis, Harvey Fierstein and Gore Vidal are just a few of the many actors, writers and commentators who provide funny and insightful anecdotes.
Two-time Academy-Award® winner Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland and Ed Harris star in this riveting thriller about the search for justice in an unjust world. Karen McCann's (Sally Field) orderly life is shattered when a stranger breaks into her home and murders her 17-year-old daughter. But shock and grief turn into rage and disbelief when the killer (Sutherland) is released on a legal technicality. When he commits another murder - and is set free once again - Karen is determined to make him pay for his crimes. Alienating her husband (Harris) and her friends, Karen quietly and methodically devises a deadly plan for retribution. Directed by Oscar® winner John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy, Marathon Man) and costarring Joe Mantegna and Beverly D'Angelo.
Kate Beckinsale stars as Flora, a London society girl who moves to the country to live on a farm with her eccentric relatives in this heartwarming comedy full of charm and clever satire.
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