★★★★☆ UK. 2h. Drama. Directed by Franc Roddam. Written by Dave Humphries, Franc Roddam, Martin Stellman, Pete Townshend. Cinematography by Brian Tufano. Edited by Sean Barton, Mike Taylor. Music by The Who. Starring Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, Ray Winstone, Gary Shail, Garry Cooper, Toyah Wilcox, Trevor Laird, Andy Sayce, Kate Williams, Michael Elphick, Kim Neve, Benjamin Whitrow.

Stars Phil Daniels as Jimmy, a young 1960s London-based Mod who escapes from his dead-end job as a mailroom boy by dancing, partying, taking amphetamines, riding his scooter and brawling with the motorcycle-riding Rockers. After he and his friends participate in a huge brawl with the Rockers at the seaside town of Brighton, he is arrested and his life starts to spiral out of control; he loses his love interest (Leslie Ash), gets kicked out of his house by his parents, and discovers that his idol, the popular mod nicknamed “Ace Face” (Sting), is actually a bell boy at a hotel. Unlike the adaptation of Tommy, Quadrophenia is not a musical film, and the band does not appear live in the film.

★★★★☆ USA. 1h39m. Comedy / Drama / Romance. Directed by Ben Stiller. Written by Helen Childress. Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki. Edited by Lisa Churgin. Music by Karl Wallinger. Starring Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Steve Zahn, Swoosie Kurtz, Harry O’Reilly, Barry Sherman, Anne Meara, Andy Dick, Joe Don Baker, John Mahoney, Keith David, David Pirner, Evan Dando, Karen Duffy.

Follows Lelaina (Ryder), an aspiring videographer working on a documentary called “Reality Bites” about the disenfranchised lives of her friends and roommates. Their challenges exemplify some of the career and lifestyle choices faced by Generation X.

★★★★★ USA. 2h10m. Comedy / Drama. Directed by Frank Capra. Written by Sidney Buchman, Myles Connolly (screenplay) and Lewis R. Foster (“The Gentleman From Montana”). Cinematography by Joseph Walker. Edited by Gene Havlick, Al Clark. Music by Dimitri Tiomkin. Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold, Guy Kibbee, Thomas Mitchell, Eugene Pallette, Beulah Bondi, H.B. Warner, Harry Carey.

A newly appointed United States Senator fights against a corrupt political system. Controversial when it was first released, but successful at the box office, and it made Stewart a major star. It was also loosely based on the life of Montana U.S. Senator Burton Wheeler, who underwent a similar experience when he was investigating the Warren Harding administration.

Nominated for eleven Academy Awards, winning for Best Original Story.

★★★★☆ UK. 2h10m. Drama. Directed by Peter Glenville. Written by Peter Glenville (screenplay) and James Barlow (“Term Of Trial”). Cinematography by Oswald Morris. Edited by Jim Clark. Music by Jean-Michel Damase. Starring Laurence Olivier, Simone Signoret, Sarah Miles, Terence Stamp, Hugh Griffith, Roland Culver, Dudley Foster.

Graham Weir is an alcoholic schoolteacher whose criminal record for refusing to fight during World War II has prevented him from progressing further in his teaching career. Now, years later, he is married to a very embittered wife and is a teacher in a school with many disaffected pupils. While at the school, he meets Shirley Taylor, a new girl who develops a crush on him. Graham does not realise it, but Shirley’s infatuation will lead to serious trouble, including the threat of a false sexual molestation charge.

★★★★☆ USA. 3h4m. Drama / Historical. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Written by Dalton Trumbo (screenplay) and Howard Fast (“Spartacus”). Cinematography by Russell Metty. Edited by Robert Lawrence. Music by Alex North. Starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis, John Gavin, John Dall, Nina Foch, John Ireland, Herbert Lom.

Inspired by the life story of Spartacus, the leader of a slave revolt in antiquity, and the events of the Third Servile War.

★★★★★ USA. 1h58m. Thriller / Drama. Directed by Jonathan Demme. Written by Ted Tally (screenplay) and Thomas Harris (“The Silence Of The Lambs”). Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto. Edited by Craig McKay. Music by Howard Shore. Starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Anthony Heald, Brooke Smith, Diane Baker, Kasi Lemmons, Frankie Faison, Tracey Walter, Charles Napier, Roger Corman, Chris Isaak.

An FBI agent enlists the help of a convicted serial killer to catch a serial killer who is still on the loose. Academy award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

★★★☆☆ USA. 1h37m. Drama / Thriller. Directed by Carl Schultz. Written by Clifford Green, Ellen Green. Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchía. Edited by Caroline Biggerstaff. Music by Jack Nitzsche. Starring Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, Peter Friedman, Jürgen Prochnow, Manny Jacobs, John Taylor.

Abby Quinn, a pregnant woman living in California, begins to have nightmares about the Apocalypse, while the world is increasingly overcome by disasters. Her new lodger holds the answer.

★★★★☆ UK. 2h41m. Drama. Directed by Laurence Olivier. Written by Laurence Olivier (screenplay) and Colley Cibber, David Garrick (story) and Willilam Shakespeare (“Richard III”). Cinematography by Otto Heller. Edited by Helga Cranston. Music by William Walton. Starring Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Claire Bloom, Cedric Hardwicke, John Gielgud, Laurence Naismith, Norman Wooland.

Depicts Richard plotting and conspiring to take the throne of England from his brother King Edward IV.

★★★★☆ USA. 2h9m. Drama. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Written by David Mamet (screenplay) and Barry Reed (“The Verdict”). Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak. Edited by Peter C. Frank. Starring Paul Newman, Charalotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason, Milo O’Shea, Lindsay Crouse, Edward Binns, Julie Bovasso, Roxanne Hart.

A down-on-his-luck alcoholic lawyer accepts a medical malpractice case to improve his own situation, but discovers along the way that he is doing the right thing.

★★★★★  France / Italy. 2h12m. Drama / Historical. Directed by Roman Polanski. Produced by Alain Goldman, Luca Barbareschi. Screenplay by Robert Harris, Roman Polanski. Based on “An Officer and a Spy” by Robert Harris. Starring Jean Dujardin, Louis Garrel, Emmanuelle Seigner, Grégory Gadebois, Hervé Pierre, Wladimir Yordanoff, Didier Sandre, Melvil Poupaud, Éric Ruf, Mathieu Amalric. Music by Alexandre Desplat. Cinematography by Pawel Edelman. Edited by Hervé de Luze.

The true story of the Jewish officer in the French army who was framed for someone else’s crime for the sake of convenience.

Also known as: An Officer And A Spy.