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Ghost ShipGhost Ship (1952)
Dir. Vernon Sewell
Feat. Dermot Walsh, Hazel Court, Hugh Burden
Small–budget supernatural yarn with a uniquely British flavour about a couple that purchase a haunted yacht.
Silver BearsSilver Bears (1977)
Dir. Ivan Passer
Feat. Michael Caine, Cybill Shepherd, Louis Jourdan
Low–key crime comedy caper with Michael Caine playing a financial wizard working with a crime boss to launder money from a Swiss bank.
White MischiefWhite Mischief (1987) Recommended
Dir. Michael Radford
Feat. Greta Scacchi, Charles Dance, Sarah Miles
Popular tale of drugs, decadence, wife–swapping and murder–mystery in colonial Kenya, with an attractive cast.
Sicilian, TheSicilian, The (1987)
Dir. Michael Cimino
Feat. Christopher Lambert, Terence Stamp, Joss Ackland
Still reeling from the box office catastrophe of HEAVEN'S GATE, Michael Cimino turned his attention to this Mario Puzo–scripted saga about an…
Lethal Weapon 2Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Dir. Richard Donner
Feat. Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci
Riggs and Murtaugh are back in a slicker, crasser, bigger–budget sequel, the hallmarks of Bond–style franchise fare. With Mel Gibson,…
Bridge, TheBridge, The (1991)
Dir. Sydney MacCartney
Feat. Saskia Reeves, David O'Hara, Joss Ackland
A moving–canvas period drama about a romantic liaison between a married mother (Saskia Reeves) and a impressionist painter. Over–familiar…
Object of BeautyObject of Beauty (1991)
Dir. Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Feat. Andie MacDowell, John Malkovich, Joss Ackland
An amusing black comedy set around a pair of passionate high–flying art lovers, who contrive the theft of a prized sculpture while in London,…
A Murder of QualityA Murder of Quality (1991)
Dir. Gavin Millar
Feat. Denholm Elliott, Glenda Jackson, Joss Ackland
Tele–movie based on the novel by John le Carré, who also served here as screenwriter, following the fictional character George Smiley…
Kid in King Arthur's Court, AKid in King Arthur's Court, A (1995)
Dir. Michael Gottlieb
Feat. Kate Winslet, Daniel Craig, Art Malik
Handsome if inessential Disney spin on the Camelot legend, in which a young boy journeys back in time to help King Arthur overcome an evil villain.…
To the Ends of Time (1996)
Dir. Markus Rothkranz
Feat. Joss Ackland, Christine Taylor
Elaborate fantasy–tale concerns a sorceress who tampers with Time, causing young hero Joss Ackland to prematurely age. While also keeping an…
Surviving PicassoSurviving Picasso (1997)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone, Julianne Moore
Anthony Hopkins acts his beret off in this portrait of the insatiable, cantankerous Spanish genius and the trail of emotional devastation he left…
I'll Be ThereI'll Be There (2003)
Dir. Craig Ferguson
Feat. Craig Ferguson, Charlotte Church, Joss Ackland
Surprisingly likeable light comedy has an aging 80s popstar discovering by chance the daughter he never knew he had. Travelling to Wales, he finds…
AsylumAsylum (2005)
Dir. David Mackenzie
Feat. Natasha Richardson, Ian McKellen, Joss Ackland
Tense psychological thriller from the dir. of YOUNG ADAM that owes plenty to the master Hitch, with Natasha Richardson in fine form as a bored…
Above and Beyond (TV Mini-Series) Above and Beyond (TV Mini-Series) (2006)
Dir. Sturla Gunnarsson
Feat. Jason Priestley, Joss Ackland, Kenneth Welsh
Commendable mini–series based on the true story of the Atlantic Ferry Operation in WW2 – a last–ditch aerial attack from Canada's…
HogfatherHogfather (Terry Pratchett's Hogfather) (2006)
Dir. Vadim Jean
Feat. David Jason, Marc Warren, Nigel Planer
Another installment in Terry Pratchett's universe sees Discworld's equivalent to Father Christmas 'the Hogfather' go missing on Hogswatch eve with…
How About You?How About You? (2008)
Dir. Anthony Byrne
Feat. Vanessa Redgrave, Brenda Fricker, Imelda Staunton
Hardcase comedy adapted from a short story by Maeve Binchy, in which a young woman unexpectedly put in charge of a retirement home owned by her…
Crusoe (TV Series)Crusoe (TV Series) (2008)
Feat. Philip Winchester, Tongayi Chirisa, Sam Neill
Lavishly mounted, if undeniably corny production of Daniel Defoe’s island classic, with the titular castaway fending off pirates, mutineers and…

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