Search results for "Christopher Fairbank"


The Fifth Element (1997) RT 71% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Dec 1997

It’s the year 2257 and a taxi driver has been unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity. The Fifth ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Fantasy • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Gary Oldman  •  Ian Holm

Batman (1989) RT 72% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 1997

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker, who has seized control of Gotham's underworld.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Kim Basinger  •  Michael Gough

Alien 3 (1992)

After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Charles Dance  •  Pete Postlethwaite

Cargo (2006) RT 67% / Audience 33%

DVD release: Oct 2012

A young backpacker gets into some trouble in Africa and stows away on a cargo ship heading to Europe.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Clive Gordon
CAST:  Peter Mullan  •  Daniel Brühl  •  Luis Tosar  •  Samuli Edelmann

Hamlet (1990) RT 76% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Feb 2004

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Glenn Close  •  Alan Bates  •  Paul Scofield

Plenty (1985)

David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Tracey Ullman  •  John Gielgud  •  Sting

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) RT 95% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Feb 2006

Cheese-loving eccentric Wallace and his cunning canine pal, Gromit, investigate a mystery in Nick Park's animated adventure, in which the lovable inventor and his intrepid pup ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Nick Park  •  Steve Box
CAST:  Nicholas Smith  •  Liz Smith  •  John Thomson  •  Vincent Ebrahim

White Hunter, Black Heart (1990)

A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Jeff Fahey  •  Charlotte Cornwell  •  George Dzundza

Agatha (1979) RT 82% / Audience 54%

In real life, mystery writer Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days in December 1926. To this day, no one knows the details of what she did during that time. The film gives a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Timothy Dalton  •  Helen Morse

Little Deaths (2011) RT Audience 28%

DVD release: Dec 2011

Composed of three disturbingly sensual and terrifying short narratives, unified by the twin themes of sex and death.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Simon Rumley  •  Sean Hogan  •  Andrew Parkinson
CAST:  Luke de Lacey  •  Holly Lucas  •  Siubhan Harrison  •  James Oliver Wheatley




Hanna's War (1988) RT Audience 75%

Hanna's War is the true story of Hanna Senesh, a Hungarian-Jewish WW2 resistance fighter, who would become Israel's "Joan of Arc". As a young person, she fled Nazi-occupied ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Menahem Golan
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Maruschka Detmers  •  Anthony Andrews  •  Donald Pleasence

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) RT 91% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Dec 2014

Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  James Gunn
CAST:  Chris Pratt  •  Dave Bautista  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Michael Rooker

Masterpiece Contemporary: Lennon Naked (2010)

A profile of John Lennon in the late 1960s as the Beatles are set to fall apart.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Edmund Coulthard
CAST:  Christopher Eccleston  •  Christopher Fairbank  •  Andrew Scott  •  Naoko Mori

Almost Heaven (2006) RT Audience 56%

DVD release: Aug 2009

A Canadian television director is hired to salvage an international fishing show in Scotland. The only hitch: his ex-wife is the host. What he finds in Scotland is love in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Shel Piercy
CAST:  Julie Cox  •  Alisa Cox  •  Christopher Fairbank  •  Erin Karpluk

Five Daughters (2010)

Factually-based drama telling the stories of five young women who were tragically murdered in Ipswich in 2006.  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Philippa Lowthorpe
CAST:  Natalie Press  •  Ian Hart  •  Ruth Negga  •  Joseph Mawle

The Awakening (1980) RT Audience 23%

DVD release: Jun 2012

When a British archaeologist violates an Egyptian queen's tomb, her evil spirit enters his daughter.  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Susannah York  •  Jill Townsend  •  Stephanie Zimbalist

Below (2002) RT 63% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Mar 2003

In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine U.S.S. Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Twohy
CAST:  Matthew Davis  •  Bruce Greenwood  •  Olivia Williams  •  Zach Galifianakis

Black Plague (2002)

Paranoia sets in as the Black Death strikes European villagers in the 14th century.  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alberto Sciamma
CAST:  Lena Headey  •  David La Haye  •  Jason Flemyng  •  Christopher Fairbank

Hercules (2014) RT 60% / Audience 49%

DVD release: Nov 2014

Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure
DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Ian McShane  •  John Hurt  •  Rufus Sewell