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THE HAPPY PRINCE (2019)
Starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, John Standing, Tom Wilkinson, Béatrice Dalle, Anna Chancellor and Julian Wadham. Directed by Rupert Everett.

REVIEWS The Happy Prince - Whimsical Wilde’s woeful washout

ON CHESIL BEACH (2018)
Starring Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West, Florence Baker, Bebe Cave, Adrian Scarborough, Anna Burgess and Bernardo Santos. Directed by Dominic Cooke.

On their honeymoon, a young couple learn about the differences between them – their attitudes, temperaments and their drastically different backgrounds. Out on the beach on their fateful wedding day, one of them makes a major decision that will utterly change both of their lives forever.

REVIEWS On Chesil Beach - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About 1960s Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)

A ROYAL NIGHT OUT (2015)
Starring Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Rupert Everett, Emily Watson and Jack Reynor. Directed by Julian Jarrold.

VE Day, 1945. Across the world, people are celebrating the end of the war. London overflows with celebration and excess. Two teenage sisters are allowed out at night for the first time to join the party. They are Princess Margaret and the future queen of England, Elizabeth II.

REVIEWS A Royal Night Out - When the princesses went out to play

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH (2015)
Starring Alicia Vikander, Kit Harrington, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Dominic West and Hayley Atwell. Directed by James Kent.

A powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.

REVIEWS Testament of Youth - A eulogy to innocence
Testament of Youth - Love in a time of war

BELLE (2014)
Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Tom Felton, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson and Miranda Richardson. Directed by Amma Asante.

Belle follows the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a young woman who was raised alongside her English cousin as an aristocrat in 18th century England. Dido is from noble blood, but is also the child of a negress slave. As both children blossom into womanhood, the issue of how to find a suitable marriage for the beautiful and accomplished young woman begins to surface. While Lord Mansfield presides over the famous Somersett’s Case, an influential case in the abolition of slavery in England, Dido meets the handsome John Davinier, and their mutual attraction begins to draw strong attention.

REVIEWS Belle - A beautiful portrait of an important woman
Belle - Historical romance and lessons from the past

THE BOOK THIEF (2014)
Starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Sophie Nelisse. Directed by Brian Percival.

The story of Liesel, an extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. She learns to read with encouragement from her new family and Max, a Jewish refugee who they are hiding under the stairs. For Liesel and Max, the power of words and imagination become the only escape from the tumultuous events happening around them. 'The Book Thief' is a life-affirming story of survival and of the resilience of the human spirit.

REVIEWS The Book Thief - The writing's on the wall

ANNA KARENINA (2013)
Starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams and Emily Watson. Directed by Joe Wright.

The timeless story powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, while illuminating the lavish society that was imperial Russia. The time is 1874. Vibrant and beautiful, Anna Karenina has what any of her contemporaries would aspire to; she is the wife of Karenin, a high-ranking government official to whom she has bourne a son, and her social standing in St. Petersburg could scarcely be higher. En route to Moscow Anna makes the acquaintance of Countess Vronsky, who is then met at the train station by her son, the dashing cavalry officer Vronsky. When Anna is introduced to Vronsky, there is a mutual spark of instant attraction that cannot – and will not – be ignored.

REVIEWS Anna Karenina - A Russian classic reinvented

WAR HORSE (2011)
Starring Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Kebbell, Emily Watson, Jeremy Irvine, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, David Kross, Nicolas Bro and Eddie Marsan. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

REVIEWS War Horse - A triumph of classic cinema

MONSTER FAMILY 2
Starring Emily Watson, Jason Isaacs, Nick Frost, Jessica Brown Findlay, Catherine Tate, Ethan Rouse and Emily Carey. Directed by Holger Tappe.

To free Baba Yaga and Renfield from the clutches of Monster Hunter Mila Starr, the Wishbone Family once more transforms into a Vampire, Frankenstein's Monster, a Mummy and a Werewolf. Aided and abetted by their three pet bats, our Monster Family zooms around the world again to save their friends, make new monstrous acquaintances and finally come to the realisation that ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ even those with flaws can find happiness.
MONSTER FAMILY
Starring Emily Watson, Nick Frost, Jason Isaacs, Jessica Brown Findlay, Celia Imrie, Catherine Tate, Ethan Rouse, Ewan Bailey, Jessica McDonald and Isaac Rouse. Directed by Holger Tappe.
GENIUS
Starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Johnny Flynn and Samantha Colley.

REVIEWS Genius: The Complete First Season - A fascinating portrait of Albert Einstein on DVD

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