Search results for "Simon Chandler"


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The Lord of the Rings (1978) RT 50% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Sep 2001

The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Ralph Bakshi
CAST:  Christopher Guard  •  William Squire  •  Michael Scholes  •  John Hurt

Spiceworld (1997)

The film follows the Spice Girls and their entourage (mostly fictional characters) - manager Clifford, his assistant Deborah, filmmaker Piers (who is trying to shoot a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Drama • Fantasy • Music
DIRECTION:  Bob Spiers
CAST:  Victoria Beckham  •  Melanie Brown  •  Emma Bunton  •  Melanie Chisholm

The Bounty (1984) RT 82% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Nov 2000

The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Edward Fox

The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997) RT 41% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Mar 1998

An American gets a ticket for an audience participation game in London, then gets involved in a case of mistaken identity. As an international plot unravels around him, he ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jon Amiel
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Peter Gallagher  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Alfred Molina

Vera Drake (2004) RT 92% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Mike Leigh
CAST:  Imelda Staunton  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Richard Graham  •  Eddie Marsan

Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003) RT Audience 73%

DVD release: Oct 2007

The movie describes the life of Adolf Hitler from childhood to manhood, and his rise to power. From his poor childhood in Austria, the first world war from his point of view, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Christian Duguay
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Stockard Channing  •  Jena Malone  •  Julianna Margulies

The Iron Lady (2011) RT 51% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Apr 2012

A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Phyllida Lloyd
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Anthony Stewart Head  •  Harry Lloyd  •  Jim Broadbent

The Theory of Everything (2014) RT 79% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Feb 2015

The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Felicity Jones  •  Emily Watson  •  Harry Lloyd  •  David Thewlis

P.D. James: Unnatural Causes (1993)

Roy Marsden returns as author P.D. James's indefatigable gumshoe, Inspector Adam Dalgliesh. This time, he's investigating the murder of a famous mystery writer whose body is ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  John Davies
CAST:  Roy Marsden  •  Simon Chandler  •  Kenneth Colley  •  Mel Martin

Gentlemen's Relish (2001) RT Audience 33%

DVD release: Mar 2007

The career of the once successful classical portraitist, Kingdom Swann, has hit bad times. When a leading gallery rejects his work, he seems at the point of giving up. It is ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Douglas Mackinnon
CAST:  Billy Connolly  •  Sarah Lancashire  •  Douglas Henshall  •  Katie Blake




The King's Speech (2010) RT 95% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Apr 2011

The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Tom Hooper
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Guy Pearce

Sword of Honour (2001) RT Audience 40%

DVD release: Oct 2006

Guy Crouchback joins the war effort during World War 2, an idealistic quest to join the forces of good in the fight against evil. But his efforts is not rewarded, he never has ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Bill Anderson
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Katrin Cartlidge  •  Nicholas Boulton  •  Richard Coyle

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) RT 58% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jul 2007

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of eighteenth century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. His work, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Tom Tykwer
CAST:  Ben Whishaw  •  Simon Chandler  •  David Calder  •  Richard Felix

If You Go Down in the Woods Today (1981)

A Boy Scout troupe led by their scoutmaster (Sykes) is on a field trip to a seemingly-peaceful English woodland. However, the woods are actually teeming with strange ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Eric Sykes
CAST:  Eric Sykes  •  Robin Bailey  •  Norman Bird  •  Glyn Houston

Mr. Turner (2014) RT 98% / Audience 56%

DVD release: May 2015

Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Mike Leigh
CAST:  Timothy Spall  •  Roger Ashton-Griffiths  •  Jamie Thomas King  •  Lesley Manville

The Mercy (2018)

Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst's disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  James Marsh
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Rachel Weisz  •  David Thewlis  •  Andrew Buchan

Carnage: Swallowing the Past (2017)

It's 2067, the UK is vegan, but older generations are suffering the guilt of their carnivorous past. Simon Amstell asks us to forgive them for the horrors of what they swallowed.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Simon Amstell
CAST:  Simon Amstell  •  Linda Bassett  •  Martin Freeman  •  Eileen Atkins

Youth on the March (2017)

A teenage boy stoner lives with his single mother.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mike Retter
CAST:  Ben Ryan  •  Stefanie Rossi  •  Jessica Burgess  •  Tim Hawkins

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