CIA agent Harry Wargrave (Marvin) is sent to aid Gen. Marenkov (Shaw), a senior Russian official, who is defecting to the west. Wargrave decides they should travel to safety on a train across Europe, the “Atlantic Express”. During the journey they must survive attacks by terrorists and an avalanche, all planned by Russian spy-catcher Nikolai Bunin (Schell)
A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband’s inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife
Asterix crosses the channel to help second-cousin Anticlimax face down Julius Caesar and invading Romans
Aslan, who took their name from the heroic lion in C.S. Lewis’s series of books chronicling the fictional land of Narnia, (Aslan is the Turkish for ‘Lion’), emerged from the working class areas of Finglas and Ballymun in Dublin’s Northside, in the mid 1980s. They released a demo single, ‘This Is’, in the Spring of 1986, which was a huge hit and became the longest ever play-listed single on Ireland’s pop radio station, RTÉ 2fm
A young Irishman comes up with an unusual plan to get the money to emigrate to Tahiti. One of the Ealing comedies
Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie’s siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice against Frankie’s Northern Irish father makes his ..
Documentary – Recorded live at the Grand Opera House in Belfast, The Chieftains: An Irish Evening captures the beloved band performing several of their original Irish traditional/folk/pop hybrids. The program features guest appearances by Nanci Griffith and Roger Daltrey, notable ensemble pieces and solos and a brief Irish dance segment. Highlights include “Red Is the Rose,” “Full of Joy,” “Ford Econoline” and “Around the Horse and Mind the Dresser.” – Derek Bell, Jean Butler, Kevin ..
Saxophonist Danny witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig. Questioned by the police, he remembers only the orthopedic shoes of the killers’ leader. So begins his quest to avenge her. He seeks an answer to the simple question ‘Why?’ but finds only more, and deeper, questions which resonate with the wider context of ‘the Troubles’, the inter-communal strife gripping the modern-day Northern Ireland which is the film’s setting
Colin (Barry McEvoy) is a Catholic and George (Brian O’Byrne) is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead they became business partners. After persuading a mad wig salesman, known as the Scalper (Billy Connolly), to sell them his leads, the two embark on a series of house calls
An Awfully Big Adventure is a 1995 drama film about a theatre company in Liverpool, set in 1947 and based on the 1989 novel of the same name by Beryl Bainbridge