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THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM (2017)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Novel “Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem” by Peter Ackroyd. Writer/s Script Jane Goldman Director Juan Carlos Medina Starring Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Eddie Marsan, Douglas Booth, Daniel Mays Elevator Pitch In Victorian London a police inspector is assigned to the case of the Limehouse Golem, … Continue reading

Lawless (2012)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Real events potrayed in a book, “The Wettest County in the World” by Matt Bondurant (the grandson of one of the characters). Writer/s Script Nick Cave Director John Heathcoat Starring Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Gary Oldman Elevator Pitch … Continue reading

Learning to Drive (2014)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A New Yorker article by Katha Pollitt written in 2002. Writer/s Script Sarah Kemochan Director Isabel Coixet Starring Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley, Grace Gummer, Jake Weber Elevator Pitch A New York book editor, critic and radio personality is unexpectedly dumped by her husband leaving her facing … Continue reading

Lay the Favourite (2012)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A memoir by Beth Raymer – apparently leaving out her time as a boxer. Writer/s Script D.V.DeVincentis Director Stephen Frears Starring Rebecca Hall, Corbin Bernsen, Laura Prepon, Bruce Willis, Frank Grillo, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joshua Jackson, John Carroll Lynch Elevator Pitch A young woman gives … Continue reading

LADY MACBETH (2017)

Released 2017 Rating (UK) Source of story A novella Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by Nikolai Leskov written in 1865 (with modifications) Writer/s Script Alice Birch Director William Oldroyd Starring Florence Pugh, Christopher Fairbank, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackle Elevator Pitch A colliery owner in 1860s Northern England buys a young woman as a wife … Continue reading

Lockout (2012)

Released 2012 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A not very original screenplay, since John Carpenter took Luc Besson to court due to the similarities between this work and the “Escape” duo. He won $450,000 Writer/s Script Stephen St Leger, James Mather, Luc Besson Writer/s Story Original idea by Luc Besson Director James Mather, Stephen … Continue reading

LIFE

Released 2017 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay – with nods to Alien Writer/s Script Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick Director Daniel Espinosa Starring Hiroyuki Sanada, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Furguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Olga Dihovichnaya, Aryon Bakare Elevator Pitch A team on the International Space Station have the task of recovering a probe which … Continue reading

The Love Punch

Released 2013 Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Joel Hopkins, Tess Morris Director Joel Hopkins Starring Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Tuppence Middleton Elevator Pitch A divorced couple whose financial security has been destroyed by a hedge fund owner, decide to get together to recover their losses, … Continue reading

The Last Kiss

Released 2006 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A 2001 Italian film “L’Ultimo Bacio”. Writer/s script Paul Haggis Director Tony Goldwyn Starring Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Casey Affleck, Rachel Bilson, Eric Christian Olsen, Harold Ramis, Blythe Danner, Tom Wilkinson Elevator Pitch A man approaching thirty, whose partner has announced that she is pregnant, begins to … Continue reading

LA LA LAND

Released 2016 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script Damien Chazelle Director Damien Chazelle Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K.Simons and a lot of dancers Elevator Pitch A jazz pianist, required to play stuff he dislikes to keep food in his fridge, and an aspiring actress working in a café meet, … Continue reading

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