|Aristocrats 1999 TV, 295 min.|
Director: David Caffrey
Cast: Serena Gordon, Alun Armstrong, Geraldine Somerville, Ben Daniels, Julian Fellowes, Diane Fletcher, Anne-Marie Duff, Tom Mullion, Jodhi May, Andrew Havill, George Anton, John Light, Clive Swift, Sian Phillips
This BBC miniseries tells the story of the Lennox sisters–Caroline (Serena Gordon), Emily (Geraldine Somerville), Louisa (Anne-Marie Duff), and Sarah (Jodhi May)–who are great granddaughters of King Charles and his French mistress. In Part 1, Emily, Louisa, and Caroline make their decisions regarding marriage, and Caroline's choice tears the family asunder. Part 2 involves the scandals of Sarah, and Part 3 revolves around the family drama spanning two generations.
|Beautiful Thing 1996 R, 89 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: Hettie MacDonald
Cast: Glenn Berry, Scott Neal, Linda Henry, Tameka Empson, Ben Daniels, Meera Syal, Martin Walsh, John Savage, Steven M. Martin, Andrew Fraser, Julie Smith, Jeillo Edwards, Anna Karen, Garry Cooper, Daniel Bowers
Teenagers Jamie Gangel (Glenn Berry) and Ste Pearce (Scott Neal), from a London housing project, discover they are gay, fall in love, and come out in this fantasy tale about homosexuality.
|Conspiracy 2001 R, 96 min.|
Director: Frank Pierson
Cast: Stanley Tucci, Kenneth Branagh, Colin Firth, Barnaby Kay, Ben Daniels, David Threlfall, Jonathan Coy, Brendan Coyle, Ian McNeice, Owen Teale, Nicholas Woodeson, Ewan Stewart, Kevin McNally, Brian Pettifer, Peter Sullivan
In 1942, Nazi leaders met in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee to discuss and decide actions to be taken to solve the Jewish "problem." Their conclusion: extermination. This HBO-produced film tells the story of that Wannsee Conference. Good cast, good film.
|David 1997 TV, 190 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Director: Robert Markowitz
Cast: Nathaniel Parker, Jonathan Pryce, Leonard Nimoy, Sheryl Lee, Ben Daniels, Richard Ashcroft, Gideon Turner, Maurice Roeves, Dominic Rowan, Clara Bellar, Franco Nero, Gina Bellman
The biblical story of David (Nathaniel Parker) is told in this made-for-TV film, which captures several of the many adventures of his interesting life–including his encounter with Goliath, becoming King and conquering the Philistines, and his illicit affair with Bathsheba.
|Doom 2005 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Adventure / Horror / Thriller
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Deobia Oparei, Ben Daniels, Razaaq Adoti, Richard Brake, Al Weaver, Dexter Fletcher, Brian Steele, Robert Russell, Ian Hughes, Yao Chin, Daniel York, Sara Houghton
The original "Doom" is a video game, and the storyline for this film remains close to the game's scenario. After major problems erupt on Mars at the Union Aerospace Corporation's research facility, only Space Marines–led by Sarge (Dwayne Johnson)–are allowed into the maximum security area where they combat ghoulish monsters that have taken over the facility.
|Freedom Fighter 1988 TV, 100 min.|
Director: Desmond Davis
Cast: Tony Danza, Neil Dickson, Geraldine James, David Robb, David McCallum, Sid Caesar, Peter Fonda, Colette Stevenson, Herbert Norville, Ian Tyler, Bob Sherman, Ben Daniels, Margery Mason, James Greene, Merelina Kendall
An American soldier and his East German girlfriend suffer the effects of Cold War when they find themselves separated by the newly constructed Berlin Wall.
|I Want You 1998 R, 87 min.|
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Alessandro Nivola, Luka Petrusic, Labina Mitevska, Carmen Ejogo, Ben Daniels, Graham Crowden, Geraldine O'Rawe, Des McAleer, Phyllida Law
Honda (Luka Petrusic) is a mute teenager is smitten by the sexy Helen (Rachel Weisz), but, instead of revealing his affection, Honda sends flowers and secretly tapes Helen's conversations. When a mysterious stranger (Alessandro Nivola) arrives in town, it becomes obvious that he shares a past with Helen. Honda gets it all on tape.
|Madeline 1998 PG, 89 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy
Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Cast: Frances McDormand, Nigel Hawthorne, Hatty Jones, Ben Daniels, Stephane Audran, Arturo Venegas, Chantal Neuwirth, Kristian de la Osa, Clare Thomas, Bianca Strohmann, Katia Caballero, Christina Mangani, Rachel Dennis, Pilar Garrard, Jessica Mason
Set in mid-1950s Paris, this film is based on Ludwig Bemelman's popular children's books about the young girls residing at a girls' school run by Miss Clavel (Frances McDormand). The redheaded Madeline (Hatty Jones) is usually in the middle of problems encountered, and this time is no exception as Miss Clavel deals with the possible forced closing of her school.
|Passion in the Desert 1998 PG-13, 93 min.|
Director: Lavinia Currier
Cast: Ben Daniels, Michel Piccoli, Paul Meston, Kenneth Collard, Nadi Odeh, Auda Mohammed Badoul, Mohammed Ali, Habis Hussein, Tasheen Kwalda
This story begins in 1798 during Napoleon's North Africa campaign when the young French officer, Augustin Robert (Ben Daniels), escorts a scholar, Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis (Michel Piccoli), to Egypt to record ancient ruins. Following a surprise attack by warriors, Augustin and Jean-Michel are separated from the regiment. While wandering in the hot Sahara sun, Augustin finds a leopard, which leads to a very strange bond.
|1. Aristocrats (1999)|
2. Beautiful Thing (1996)
3. Conspiracy (2001)
4. David (1997)
5. Doom (2005)
6. Freedom Fighter (1988)
7. I Want You (1998)
8. Madeline (1998)
9. Passion in the Desert (1998)
In The News