007 gets a backstory and Judi Dench gets her hands dirty as M in the 23rd official Bond movie, directed with high style by Sam Mendes.
Sean Connery helped turn the James Bond spy series into a blockbuster franchise in his third outing as 007, perhaps the most iconic film in the series.
John Hurt and Richard Burton star in Michael Radford’s impressive film adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian classic, which has the distinction of being made and released in 1984.
Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin costar in this zippy mix of caper comedy, sexy romantic comedy, and Pythonesque zaniness, one of the funniest films of the 1980s.
Laurence Olivier broke with the grand roles and theatrical poise of previous parts to play seedy music hall entertainer Archie Rice in John Osborne’s play The Entertainer. He reprised the role for Tony Richardson’s screen adaptation The Entertainer (1960), earning an Oscar nomination for his performance. Olivier gives his all as the gap tooth vaudevillian […]
Provocative and potent, My Beautiful Laundrette (1986) launched a lot of careers while shaking up British cinema in the eighties. Gordon Warnecke stars as Omar, the son of a Pakistani immigrant in London who takes over the management of a failing launderette in a seedy neighborhood owned by his entrepreneurial uncle (Saeed Jaffrey). Omar is […]