A gripping mix of friendship, violence and redemption erupts in the contemporary backwoods of the South in this adaptation of Larry Brown’s novel, celebrated for its grit and deeply moving core. Directed by David Gordon Green ( Pineapple Express), the film stars Academy Award®-winner Nicolas Cage in the title role as the hard-living, hot-tempered ex-con Joe Ransom, who is just trying to dodge his instincts for trouble – until he meets a kid (Tye Sheridan – Tree of Life, Mud) who awakens in him a fierce and tender-hearted protector.
Devils Knot..cert 15
True crime thriller directed by Atom Egoyan and starring Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon. The film follows the 1993 murder and mutilation of three young boys in West Memphis, Arkansas, and the resulting trial of the three teenage boys found guilty of the killings. Firth plays visiting private investigator Ron Lax who leads the defence of the suspected killers. Through his work on the case and conversations with Pam Hobbs (Witherspoon), the mother of one of the dead children, Ron finds there may be more to the deaths than the authorities think, but will it be enough to contend with the beliefs of the small Bible Belt community?
An Old Fashioned Christmas..cert 12
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Catherine Steadman and Jacqueline Bisset star in this drama directed by Don McBrearty. Aspiring writer Tilly (Steadman) has been travelling around Europe with her grandmother Isabella (Bisset) being shown what it is like to live in modern 1870’s society. As they arrive in Dublin Isabella plans to teach Tilly the value of letters and the written word and she sets up a meeting with Ireland’s poet laureate the Earl of Shannon (Robert O’Mahoney). What Isabella fails to tell Tilly, however, is that the Earl of Shannon is a past love and she hopes that he will pull some strings to get Tilly’s work published.