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Sweet SixteenSweet Sixteen (2002) Recommended
Dir. Ken Loach
Feat. Martin Compston
A bleak, yet curiously uplifting portrait of teenage high–spirits run awry in working class Scotland. Anchored by a youthfully charismatic…
Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, AGuide to Recognizing Your Saints, A (2006) Recommended
Dir. Dito Montiel
Feat. Robert Downey Jnr., Shia LaBeouf, Chazz Palminteri
A ‘Mean Streets’ memoir of growing up rough in the eighties, this accomplished feature debut evokes its boys–in–the–hood…
Red RoadRed Road (2006) Recommended
Dir. Andrea Arnold
Feat. Kate Dickie, Tony Curran, Martin Compston
Absorbing, unbearably tense drama of undisclosed motivations, which follows a lonely surveillance operator and her pursuit of a man throughout the…
True NorthTrue North (2006)
Dir. Steve Hudson
Feat. Peter Mullan, Martin Compston, Gary Lewis
Devastating thriller concerning the crew of a Scottish trawler in financial strife who smuggle Chinese immigrants in appalling conditions across the…
Disappearance of Alice Creed, TheDisappearance of Alice Creed, The (2009) Recommended
Dir. J Blakeson
Feat. Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan, Martin Compston
Nominally another addition to the flavorless torture genre, this ransom drama centred on the abduction of a millionaire's daughter by two…
SoulBoySoulBoy (2010) Recommended
Dir. Shimmy Marcus
Feat. Martin Compston, Felicity Jones, Alfie Allen
Hip–shaking youth drama set amongst the Northern Soul scene of the 1970's in which a frustrated teenager experiences a musical awakening while…
SisterSister (2012) Recommended
Dir. Ursula Meier
Feat. Léa Seydoux, Kacey Mottet Klein, Martin Compston
On the slopes of a Swiss ski resort, a resourceful 12–year–old boy steals to support his troubled older sister in this fine…
Line of Duty (TV Series)Line of Duty (TV Series) (2012) Aro Favourite
Feat. Lennie James, Martin Compston, Vicky McClure
Outstanding new British policier deals with corruption and department politics within a special unit whose record crime figures don't quite add up.…
FilthFilth (2013)
Dir. Jon S. Baird
Feat. Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, James McAvoy
James McAvoy plays a self–destructing copper whose corruption and bigotry manifest in a spiral of sex, drugs and violence. From an Irving Welsh…
Great Train Robbery, The (TV Mini-Series)Great Train Robbery, The (TV Mini-Series) (2013)
Dir. Julian Jarrold, James Strong
Feat. Jim Broadbent, Luke Evans, Robert Glenister
Excellent, authentic recreation of 1963's "Great Train Robbery", told from both sides of the law.

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