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Tideland (2005)

Duration 2h 00m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by Mitch Cullin Director Terry Gilliam Writers/Script Tony Grisoni, Terry Gilliam Starring Jodelle Ferland, Janet McTeer, Brendan Fletcher, Jennifer Tilley, Jeff Bridges Elevator Pitch: When preteen Jeliza-Rose’s mother dies of an overdose she and her father take off for the … Continue reading

Boxing Day (2012)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A modern take on a Leo Tolstoy story Director Bernard Rose Writers/Script Probably Bernard Rose although said to be improvised Starring Danny Huston, Matthew Jacobs, Edie Dakota Elevator Pitch: Basil is a businessman who likes to get ahead of the game, and so on Boxing Day … Continue reading

Hard Candy (2005)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director David Slade Writers/Script Brian Nelson Starring Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh (Only just) Elevator Pitch: After an exchange of risque messages on line, a female teenager and a male adult meet in coffee bar, and he invites her to his home … Continue reading

Duel (1971)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) AA Source of story Based on a short story by Richard Matheson, originally published in Playboy Director Steven Spielberg Writers/Script Richard Matheson Starring Dennis Weaver Elevator Pitch: A commercial salesman, David Mann, in a red Plymouth is driving along Califorian desert roads when he comes up on a rusty Peterbilt … Continue reading

The Weight of Water (2000)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by Anita Shreve Director Kathryn Bigelow Writers/Script Alice Arlen, Christopher Kyle Starring Carian Hinds, Sarah Polley, Catherine McCormack, Sean Penn, Josh Lucas, Elizabeth Hurley Elevator Pitch: In 1873 on a small New England island a macabre axe murder has taken … Continue reading

THE PARTY (2018 in Spain)

Duration 1h 11m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Sally Potter Additional Info Walter Donohue was story editor. All the actors were paid equally for their work, information used to promote equal pay for women in the film industry. I noticed that the appearance of one fox required four “fox wranglers”. … Continue reading

Self/Less (2015)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Alex Pastor, David Pastor, Tari Director Tarsem Singh Starring Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley, Victor Garber, Michelle Dockery Elevator Pitch A dying billionaire seeks help from a shadowy organisation who promise to transfer his conciousness into an artificially … Continue reading

Columbus Circle (2012)

Duration 1h 22m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script George Gallo, Kevin Pollak Director George Gallo Starring Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Kevin Pollak, Giovanni Ribisi, Beau Bridges, Jason Lee Elevator Pitch When an old lady inhabiting a luxury apartment dies under unusual circumstances the police are on the case, and … Continue reading

Mr & Mrs Smith (2005)

Duration 2h Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay – but said by some to be an update of True Lies Writer/s Script Simon Kinberg Director Doug Liman Starring Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughn, Adam Brody, Kerry Washington, Michelle Monaghan Elevator Pitch Mr and Mrs Smith live in a luxury suburban house … Continue reading

Driven (2001)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Sylvester Stallone Writer/s Story Jan Skrentny, Neal Tabachnick Director Renny Harlin Starring Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Kip Pardue, Stacy Edwards, Til Schweiger, Gina Gershon, Estella Warren, Robert Sean Leonard plus a number of real drivers. Elevator Pitch When a young very … Continue reading

Cheap Thrills (2013)

Duration 1h 28m Rating (UK) 15 (Really!) Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script David Chirchirillo, Trent Haaga Director E.L.Katz Starring Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner Elevator Pitch Two friends on the verge of desitution meet a couple apparently with unlimited money, and the man with the cash offers them rewards … Continue reading

Get Out (2017)

Released 2017 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Jordan Peele Director Jordan Peele Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Wiliams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, LilRel Howery Elevator Pitch A young black photographer is apprehensive about visiting the country house of his white girfriend, but is made welcome … Continue reading

Burnt (2015)

Released 2015 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script Steven Knight Writer/s story Michael Kalesniko Director John Wells Starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, Omar Sy, Emma Thompson, Uma Thurman, Alicia Vikander, Lily James Elevator Pitch A chef returning from disaster due to alcohol and drugs, takes over a restaurant … Continue reading

The Hunted

Released 2003 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script David Griffiths, Peter Griffiths, Art Monterastelli Director William Friedkin Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Connie Nielsen, John Finn Elevator Pitch A military assassin who we see killing a guerilla leader in Kosovo during the Balcan wars, is unable to return … Continue reading

Split (2017 in Spain)

Released 2016 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script M. Night Shyamalan Director M. Night Shyamalan Starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula Elevator Pitch When a man with multiple personalities emails his shrink asking for help, and keeps visiting her without an appointment she knows … Continue reading

Deepwater Horizon

Released 2016 Rating 12A in UK Director Peter Berg Writer/s Matthew Michael Carnahan, Matthew Sand Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, John Malkovich, Kate Hudson Source of story Real events and a newspaper article by David Rohde and Stephanie Saul Elevator Pitch When the new crew join the oil rig Deepwater Horizon they find … Continue reading

The Girl on the Train

Released 2016 Rating 15 in UK Director Tate Taylor Writer/s Erin Cressida Wilson Starring Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux Source of story Book by Paula Hawkins Elevator Pitch A divorced woman regularly takes the train between her home and central New York, passing the house where she and her former husband lived. She also sees another … Continue reading

Florence Foster Jenkins

Released 2016 Rating PG Director Stephen Frears Writer/s Nicholas Martin Starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg Source of story Real events Elevator Pitch A New York socialite gives increasingly ambitious operatic performances despite her limited ability as a singer. She is aided by her pianist who alters rhythm and key to suit her, and … Continue reading

28 Days

Released 2000 Rating 15 Director Betty Thomas Writer/s Susannah Grant Starring Sandra Bullock, Dominic West, Viggo Mortensen Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch An alcoholic journalist rampages through her sister’s wedding, finally driving the wedding car away and crashing into someone’s front room. As a result she is sentenced either to jail or … Continue reading

Sid & Nancy

Released 1986 (Remastered 2016) Rating 18 in UK Director Alex Cox Writer/s Alex Cox, Abbe Wood Starring Gary Oldman, Cloe Webb, David Hayman Source of story Real events Elevator Pitch At the height of the Sex Pistols fame, the bassist Sid Vicious becomes involved with Nancy Spungen a drug addict, camp follower and occasional sex … Continue reading

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