THE FIVE BEST FILMS
Friday 11 February 2005
(12A, Mike Leigh, 125mins)
A film of remarkable quality and integrity, with Imelda Staunton as the Londoner in the 1950s who helps out women with their unwanted pregnancies. Nationwide
LA NInA SANTA
(15, Lucrecia Martel, 103mins)
An erotically charged, controlled study of sudden sexual self-awareness, starring Mara Alche as the religiously inclined 16-year-old. Limited release
MILLION DOLLAR BABY (12A, Clint Eastwood, 137mins)
Hilary Swank gives a Golden Globe-winning performance as a white- trash contender in the ruthless world of women's boxing. Nationwide
ZTHE SEA INSIDE (PG, Alejandro Amenabar, 126mins)
In this poignant drama, an unrecognisable Javier Bardem plays a quadriplegic man petitioning the Spanish courts for the right to an assisted suicide. Nationwide
(15, Alexander Payne, 123mins)
Two men go on a wine-tasting trip in California before one of them gets married in this beautifully toned movie. Nationwide
AND ONE TO AVOID
FIRST DAUGHTER (PG, Forest Whitaker, 106mins)
Dreary coming-of-age bauble about a US president's daughter going to college. This product contains sugar.
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Paris attacks: Do not call Charlie Hebdo killers 'terrorists', BBC says
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 3 UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 4 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 5 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
Mr Selfridge series 3: Actress Kara Tointon says 'we're starting to see his demise'
Benedict Cumberbatch says Hollywood is better for black British actors
Sia apologises for 'Elastic Heart' music video that sees Shia LaBeouf wrestle 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler
V&A removes depiction of Prophet Mohamed from website amid 'severe security alert'
Game of Thrones season 5: IMAX releases new trailer with first look footage of Tyrion Lannister
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally