The much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief...
In a secluded valley in Iceland, brothers Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their prized ancestral sheep. But a long-term grudge means that they haven't spoken to each other for four decades, passing messages via the sheep dog. When a lethal ovine disease suddenly appears in the valley, the authorities move in to cull all of the livestock. But Gummi and Kiddi don't give up easily and each brother tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle, and Gummi by using his wits. As the authorities close in the brothers will need to come together to save the sheep - and themselves - from extinction.
In late 2005 Harold Pinter videotaped a lecture on the occasion of the award to him of one of the most distinguished of honours, the Nobel Prize for Literature. His speech, delivered directly to camera, is a complex reflection on his own writing and an excoriating attack on the foreign policy of a "brutal, ruthless and scornful" United States. Harold Pinter reflects on the genesis of his plays "The Homecoming" and "Old Times"; on the problems of political theatre; on the tragedy of American actions in Nicaragua; on the invasion of Iraq and on other crimes by the United States in the past half century. "Art, Truth & Politics" is a speech that made headlines around the world. It is an urgent and compelling appeal for us all as citizens to seek out and honour truth.
At the age of 26, Karl Marx (August Diehl) embarks with his wife Jenny (Vicky Krieps) on the road to exile. In 1844 Paris they meet young Friedrich Engels (Stefan Konarske), son of a factory owner and an astute student of the English proletariat class. Engels brings Marx the missing piece to the puzzle that composes his new vision of the world. Together, between censorship and police raids, riots and political upheavals, they will preside over the birth of the labor movement, which until then had been mostly makeshift and unorganized. This will grow into the most complete theoretical and political transformation of the world since the Renaissance - driven, against all expectations, by two brilliant, insolent and sharp-witted young men.
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's ten-part, 18-hour documentary series. 'The Vietnam War', tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides - Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations. 'The Vietnam War' features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from the greatest artists of the era and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Vo Ma.
This highly-praised debut feature from the Irish documentarist Pat Collins takes the form of a trip through the West of Ireland as a sound-recordist returning from Berlin seeks to capture the sound of silence, but after meeting the local inhabitants is drawn back to his own roots on Tory Island off the coast of Donegal. (The video also includes an earlier documentary by Pat Collins about Tory Island).
Influenced by elements of folklore and archive, Silence unfolds with a quiet intensity, where poetic images reveal an absorbing and ultimately moving meditation on themes relating to sound and silence, history, memory and exile.
The latest from director Pat Collins, 'Song of Granite' is a critically acclaimed, lyrical and unconventional profile of the life of the complex and enigmatic Joe Heaney - one of the greats of traditional Irish singing (sean nos), and the country that made him. Shaped by die myths, fables and songs of his upbringing in the west of Ireland in the early 1900s, the film charts Heaney's emergence as a gifted artist and how his career success came at a personal cost as he journeyed from rural Connemara dirough Glasgow and eventually to New York City.
Narrated by Ms. Lauryn Hill, "Concerning Violence" is both an archive-driven documentary covering the most daring moments in the struggle for liberation in the Third World, as well as an exploration into the mechanisms of decolonization through text from Frantz Fanon's 'The Wretched of the Earth'. Fanon's landmark book, written over 50 years ago, is still a major tool for understanding and illuminating the neo-colonialism happening today, as well as the violence and reactions against it.
Mirroring the savage beauty, maverick originality and vivacity of his designs, 'McQueen' is an intimate revelation of Alexander Lee McQueen's own personal and professional world, both tortured and inspired. It is a film which celebrates a radical and mesmerising genius of profound influence and shows his rags-to-riches story as a modern-day fairy tale laced with the gothic.
Wind from the East (1970)
A loosely conceived leftist-western that moves through a series of practical and analytical passages ("an organization of shots," Godard called it) into a finale based around the process of manufacturing homemade weapons.
Lotte in Italia (1971)
Not necessarily a film about the struggles in Italy - largely shot, in fact, in Godard and Anne Wiazemsky's home at the time - this is a discursive reflection on a young Italian woman's shift from political "theory" to political "practice" and, at the same time, a self-questioning of its own practice and theories.
Mayor Tom Kane's (Kelsey Grammer) grip on Chicago is as powerful as ever. With high doses of medication, he's able to beat back the physical symptoms of his debilitating brain disease, but it comes at a cost. Committed to his unorthodox agenda, Kane cuts out the cancers within the political machine he helped build. As corrupt heads roll and his list of enemies grows, Kane's virtuous actions begin to erode the very foundation of power he's worked a lifetime to build. In order to maintain it^Kane must govern as he always has - ruthlessly.
In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back. Under the microscope of demise he reviews the flailed attempt to reconcile with his wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross who tried and foiled to save him from himself. From Dieppe to Naples to Paris, freedom is elusive and Oscar is a penniless vagabond, always moving on, shunned by his old acquaintances, but revered by a strange group of outlaws and urchins to whom he tells the old stories - his incomparable wit still sharp.
When we were 17 it was a very good year -- a year for Homer's new dad, MacGyver gets mad, Sideshow Bob's not so bad... Another comical compilation of "The Simpsons" - the longest-running scripted show in television history - has arrived. Season 17 contains all 22 outrageous episodes, a vast repertoire of Springfieldian special features, plus a mind-blowing list of celebrity guest voices, including Alec Baldwin, Larry Hagman, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Rob Reiner, Susan Sarandon and Lily Tomlin, just to name a few, with additional guest voices also providing commentary including Richard Dean Anderson, Ricky Gervais, Michael York and Kelsey Grammer.
Bohemian Rhapsody is an enthralling celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek), who defied stereotypes and convention to become one of history's most beloved entertainers. Following Queen's meteoric rise, their revolutionary sound and Freddie's solo career, the film also chronicles the band's reunion, and one of the greatest performances in rock history.
This goat-beard of a film will tickle you in the middle of your world like a tuft of wiry fire. Starring Rhys Ifans and an ensemble Welsh cast featuring Charlotte Church, 'Under Milk Wood' is Kevin Allen's (Twin Town) adaptation of Dylan Thomas's brilliant and haunting radio play. Visceral, funny and filthily fluid, Under Milk Wood follows Captain Cat as he visits the dreams and innermost thoughts of the inhabitants of a fictional small Welsh fishing village, Llareggub ("bugger all" backwards).