Tag: Stephen Frears

Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005) 7

Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)

Storyline:Recently widowed well-to-do Mrs. Laura Henderson (Dame Judi Dench) is at a bit of a loose end in inter-war London. On a whim, she buys the derelict Windmill theatre in the West End and persuades impresario V...

"Quiz" Episode #1.2 (TV Episode 2020) 8.2

"Quiz" Episode #1.2 (TV Episode 2020)

Storyline:At last, it is Charles Ingram's turn in the hallowed hot-seat.User Reviews: It's gone from being something I didn't particularly fancy watching, to one of the best dramas I've seen in quite some time, perhap...

"Quiz" Episode #1.3 (TV Episode 2020) 7.8

"Quiz" Episode #1.3 (TV Episode 2020)

Storyline:Persecuted and hounded by the public and press - Charles, Diana and Tecwen head to court.User Reviews: This was a tremendous, moving, engaging final part to this wonderful series. It's a great story, wonderf...

"Quiz" Episode #1.1 (TV Episode 2020) 7.8

"Quiz" Episode #1.1 (TV Episode 2020)

Storyline:When television producer Paul Smith puts everything on the line to make ITV quiz show and overnight sensation 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?', one family's much loved pub-quiz hobby turns into outright obse...

Hero (1992) 6.3

Hero (1992)

Storyline:Bernie Laplante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him and has custody of their son, the cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe whilst rescuing passengers ...

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight (2013) 6.5

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight (2013)

Storyline:Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a contro...

The Queen (2006) 7.0

The Queen (2006)

Storyline:The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between ...

High Fidelity (2000) 7.5

High Fidelity (2000)

Storyline:Thirty-something Rob Gordon, a former club DJ, owns a not so lucrative used record store in Chicago. He not so much employs Barry and Dick, but rather keeps them around as they showed up at the store one day...

Tamara Drewe (2010) 6.2

Tamara Drewe (2010)

Storyline:The Independent journalist Tamara Drewe returns to Dorset, Ewedown, to sell the Winnard Farm that belonged to her deceased mother. Her neighbor Beth Hardiment runs a writers retreat with her unfaithful and w...

Prick Up Your Ears (1987) 7.4

Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

Storyline:This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while the two begin a re...

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) 6.8

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

Storyline:Florence Foster Jenkins, an heiress from NYC, always wanted to be a concert pianist and play Carnegie Hall. An injury in her youth deterred that dream, so she sets out to sing her way to Carnegie Hall, knowi...

Lay the Favorite (2012) 4.8

Lay the Favorite (2012)

Storyline:Beth, who lap dances to make ends meet, leaves Florida for Las Vegas hoping to be a cocktail waitress. She meets two women who introduce her to Dink, a gambler with a system. He hires her - she's good with n...

Dangerous Liaisons (1988) 7.6

Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Storyline:In 18th century France, the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont play a dangerous game of seduction. Valmont is someone who measures success by the number of his conquests and Merteuil challenges ...

Philomena (2013) 7.6

Philomena (2013)

Storyline:When former journalist Martin Sixsmith is dismissed from the Labour Party in disgrace, he is at a loss as to what do. That changes when a young Irish woman approaches him about a story of her mother, Philome...

The Hit (1984) 7.1

The Hit (1984)

Storyline:Ex-gangster Willie Parker has betrayed his former "colleagues" and now lives in Spain where he thinks he can hide from their vengeance. But one day, ten years later, two hitmen (Braddock and Myron) show up a...

The Program (2015) 6.5

The Program (2015)

Storyline:An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that...

Dirty Pretty Things (2002) 7.4

Dirty Pretty Things (2002)

Storyline:Okwe is an illegal Nigerian immigrant leading a hard life and struggling to survive in London's underground. He works as a hotel receptionist in the night time and as he has a doctor degree he practices some...

Victoria & Abdul (2017) 6.8

Victoria & Abdul (2017)

Storyline:Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held p...