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Life (2017)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay, but said by many to have its origins in Alien. Director Daniel Espinosa Writers/Script Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick Starring Hiroyuki Sanada, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ariyon Bakare Elevator Pitch: After soil samples from Mars have been recovered from a probe at … Continue reading

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris Writers/Script Michael Arndt Starring Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette, Steven Carell, Bryan Cranston, Dean Norris, Elevator Pitch: The Hoovers are a more or less disfunctional Albuquerque family. Richard is a failed motivational speaker, … Continue reading

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Duration 3h 36m Rating (UK) PG Source of story Real WWI events and the words of T.E.Lawrence Director David Lean Writers/Script Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson Starring Peter O’Tool, Alec Guiness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif, José Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Wolfit, Elevator Pitch: A young British intelligence officer, based in … Continue reading

Life of Brian (1979)

Elevator Pitch Brian has the misfortune to be born in a stable next to that in which Jesus is born and is accidentally approached by the wise men before they realise their mistake. He grows up, and together with other Jews is oppressed by the Romans, who have done nothing for them except the roads, … Continue reading

Lucy (2014)

Elevator Pitch: Lucy, a student studying in Taipei, is persuaded by a doubtful young man to deliver a shiny metal briefcase to a businessman in the penthouse of a hotel, which when opened contains four packs of a christaline drug. She is assaulted by armed men and wakes up with a sewn up incision in her … Continue reading

Lara Croft Tomb Raider 2: The Cradle of Life (2003)

Elevator Pitch Lara goes on an underwater archological expedition to a temple off Santorini where she discovers a glowing orb, which apparently will provide directions to Pandora’s Box. She recruits a former special forces soldier to assist her and together they travel the world on the search, mostly remaining just ahead of the villanous Jonathan … Continue reading

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

Elevator Pitch Kaulder is a witch hunter, part of an organisation which is ready to eliminate witches who threaten humanity. He is 800 years old, having been cursed by the witch queen back in the days of the Black Death, when he and others hunted her in a remote snowbound environment. In modern day New … Continue reading

Love and Friendship (2016)

Elevator Pitch Lady Susan Vernon, recently widowed and possibly down on her luck, although it is difficult to tell, is forced by circumstances to become a house guest of her sister-in-law. Also staying in the house is the young Reginald DeCourcy, who, even though he is aware of Susan’s reputation as a flirt, and despite … Continue reading

The Last Legion (2007)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Very loosely based on abook by Valerio Manfredi Writers/Script Jez and Tom Butterworth (Story by Carlo Carlei, Peter Rader, Valerio Manfredi) Additional Info This outing seemed to be edging towards King Arthur, and the film of that name made in 2004 also involved Hadrian’s Wall which, … Continue reading

Lady Bird (2017)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Greta Gerwig Additional Info This film was nominated for numerous awards including five Oscars. I am very pleased for Laurie Metcalf who, at the age of 62, has won a number of “Best Suporting Actress” awards. I have been a fan of … Continue reading

The Life of Pi (2012)

Duration 2h 7m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A book of the same name by Yann Martel Writers/Script David Magee (and previous efforts by almost too many scriptwriters to mention). Additional Info The writer of the book knows a lot about animals but nothing about being on a ship, nor did the scriptwriter or … Continue reading

Land and Freedom (1995)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay – but based on aspects of the Spanish Civil War Writers/Script Jim Allen Additional Info This film had a very limited release and so was not much reviewed, or generally commented on. Director Ken Loach Starring Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor Elevator Pitch A … Continue reading

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