|August 1996 PG, 94 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Romance
Director: Anthony Hopkins
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Kate Burton, Leslie Phillips, Gawn Grainger, Rhian Morgan, Hugh Lloyd, Rhoda Lewis, Menna Trussler, Rhys Ifans, Susan Ellen Flynn, Buddug Morgan, Victoria Pugh, Ioan Meredith, Huw Garmon, Jams Thomas
For most of his life, leuan Davies (Anthony Hopkins) has managed Professor Blathwaite's (Leslie Phillips) estate. When Blathwaite brings his young second wife Helen (Kate Burton) to the estate, the effect on leuan is disastrous. He has loved Helen from afar, and his frustrations lead to heavy drinking and thoughts of suicide. Family friend Dr. Lloyd (Sawn Grainger) is also in love with Helen, which presents big problems because Blathwaite's daughter Sian (Rhian Morgan) is in love with Lloyd. Hopkins makes his directorial debut in this film adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya." With a shift in background from Russian to Welsh, this film still retains the humor and pathos of a dysfunctional family of the 1890s–no matter what country is represented.
|Love and Death on Long Island 1997 N/R, 93 min.|
Director: Richard Kwietniowski
Cast: John Hurt, Jason Priestley, Fiona Loewi, Sheila Hancock, Maury Chaykin, Gawn Grainger, Elizabeth Quinn, Harvey Atkin, Linda Busby, Bill Leadbitter
Giles De'Ath (John Hurt) views a film starring Ronnie Bostock (Jason Priestley) and falls in love with the actor and obsessively adores everything about him.
|Mastermind 1976 G, 86 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Thriller
Director: Alex March
Cast: Zero Mostel, Keiko Kishi, Gawn Grainger, Bradford Dillman, Jules Munshin, Frankie Sakai, Sorrell Booke, Felix Silla, Zaldy Zshornack, Phil Leeds, Kichi Taki, Tetsu Nakamura
This is an enjoyable spoof of Charlie Chan movies as the very funny Zero Mostel plays Inspector Hoku Ichihara who tries to protect a "special" robot from foreign efforts to capture it. Good car/motorcycle chase scene, complete with sidecar.
|Raggedy Rawney 1989 R, 102 min.|
Director: Bob Hoskins
Cast: Bob Hoskins, Dexter Fletcher, Zoe Nathenson, Zoe Wanamaker, Ian McNeice, Gawn Grainger, Jim Carter, Veronica Clifford, Rosemary Martin, J.G. Devlin, Jana Badurova, Ian Dury, Jane Wood, Timmy Lang, Jenny Platt
During World War II, a band of Gypsies takes in Army deserter Tom (Dexter Fletcher) who presents himself as a young female with mystical powers. As luck would have it for the Gypsies, from the time they take him in, bad luck befalls them.
|1. August (1996)|
2. Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
3. Mastermind (1976)
4. Raggedy Rawney (1989)
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