|Angels and Insects 1995 PG-13, 116 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Philip Haas
Cast: Jeremy Kemp, Mark Rylance, Patsy Kensit, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Douglas Henshall, Saskia Wickham, Chris Larkin, Annette Badland, Anna Massey, Lindsay Thomas, Jenny Lovell, Clare Lovell, Michelle Sylveste, Oona Haas, Angus Hodder
This film adaptation of A.S. Byatt's "Morpho Eugenia" involves insect collector William Adamson (Mark Rylance) who marries into an aristocratic family, the Alibasters. Their household contains more than a few similarities to the insect world he collects, and both reflect the decadent world of Victorian England in which they reside.
|Captives 1994 R, 100 min.|
Director: Angela Pope
Cast: Julia Ormond, Tim Roth, Peter Capaldi, Richard Hawley, Jeff Nuttal, Keith Allen, Annette Badland, Colin Salmon, Siobhan Redmond, Kenneth Pope, Bill Moody, Nathan Dambuza
Rachel (Julia Ormond) is a prison dentist who falls in love with one of her convict patients (Tim Roth), and–as a result–she becomes involved in blackmail and attempted murder.
|Jabberwocky 1977 PG, 100 min.|
Director: Terry Gilliam
Cast: Michael Palin, Deborah Fallender, Annette Badland, Max Wall, John Le Mesurier, Warren Mitchell, Peter Cellier
This film does not measure up to Monty Python's quality; however, there are some funny moments as the one member of the Monty Python troupe, Michael Palin, tries to slay the monster.
|A Little Princess 1987 N/R, 163 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Carol Wiseman
Cast: Amelia Shankley, Nigel Havers, Maureen Lipman, David Yelland, Miriam Margolyes, Annette Badland, John Grillo, Andre Maranne, Meera Syal, Marianne Borgo, Natalie Abbott, Johanna Hargreaves, Alison Reynolds, Jessica Simpson, Katrina Heath
Returning from India, young Sara (Amelia Shankley) is placed in a Victorian London boarding school when her father (David Yelland) must return to the war. Sara adapts to life at school, becomes very popular, and all goes well–until her father dies. Now, as Sara works off her debts, her friends dwindle, but she does have Ermengarde (Alison Reynolds) and Lottie (Jessica Simpson) as well as the maid Becky (Natalie Abbott) for companions. However, as Sara perseveres, she becomes an inspiration for her classmates.
|Little Voice 1998 R, 99 min.|
Director: Mark Herman
Cast: Brenda Blethyn, Jane Horrocks, Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Ewan McGregor, Annette Badland, Philip Jackson
"Little Voice" (Jane Horrocks) never speaks above a whisper unless she is singing a Judy Garland or Marilyn Monroe song; then she is able to perfectly mimic their voices. The plot involves the attempt by her mother's lover (Michael Caine) to exploit Little Voice for the money he thinks she can earn on the stage. Brenda Blethyn received an Oscar nomination for Supporting Actress.
|Secret Society 2000 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: Imogen Kimmel
Cast: Charlotte Brittain, Lee Ross, Annette Badland, James Hooton, Lisa Riley, Charles Dale, Rachel Smith, Sharon Duce, Kate Fitzgerald, Clare Catheart, Sharon D. Clarke, Troy Jackson, Jackie D. Broad, Joann Condon, Donna Combe
Pretty–and large–Daisy (Charlotte Brittain) is married to Ken (Lee Ross) who adores her. But, when Ken loses his job and Daisy goes to work, life takes a turn. Daisy's new coworkers are secretly into Sumo wrestling–a sport Daisy takes up with enthusiasm. Meanwhile, Ken has no idea what is going on and begins to suspect Daisy of having an affair with an alien from outer space.
|1. Angels and Insects (1995)|
2. Captives (1994)
3. Crossing to Freedom (1990)
4. Jabberwocky (1977)
5. A Little Princess (1987)
6. Little Voice (1998)
7. Secret Society (2000)
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