MR. TURNER
2014, 149 min, Dir: Mike Leigh

Timothy Spall (in a Cannes Best Actor-winning performance) stars as unconventional, groundbreaking painter J.M.W. Turner in this gorgeous biopic by Mike Leigh.


THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
2014, Focus Features, 123 min, USA, Dir: James Marsh

Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) met while students at the University of Cambridge shortly before Hawking was given a devastating diagnosis of motor neurone disease. Based on Jane’s 2008 memoir, this affecting biopic charts their 25-year marriage, as Stephen’s health problems mount along with his fame as one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists. Both Redmayne and Jones are extraordinary here, and they receive strong support from Charlie Cox, Emily Watson and David Thewlis.


SCHINDLER’S LIST
1993, Universal, 195 min, USA, Dir: Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg’s SCHINDLER’S LIST tells the incredible true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist who risked his career and life to employ and save 1,100 Jews in his factory during the Holocaust. A triumph of the human spirit in the face of devastation and tragedy, the film stars Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley, and took home seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.


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