|Angel Baby 1995 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Michael Rymer
Cast: John Lynch, Jacqueline McKenzie, Colin Friels, Deborra-Lee Furness, Daniel Daperis, Robyn Nevin, David Argue, Geoff Brooks, Humphrey Bower, Jane Menelaus, Alex Pinder, Marcus Eyre, Heather Bolton, Samuel Johnson, Lesley Baker
Harry (John Lynch) and Kate (Jacqueline McKenzie) are mental patients who meet at an outpatient clinic and fall in love. When Kate becomes pregnant, the couple decides they no longer need their prescribed medications–the results are NOT easy to watch but do provide insights into the worlds of those suffering from mental illness.
|The Bridge of San Luis Rey 2004 PG, 120 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Mary McGuckian
Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Robert De Niro, F. Murray Abraham, Kathy Bates, Harvey Keitel, Geraldine Chaplin, Pilar Lopez de Ayala, Emilie Dequenne, Adriana Dominguez, Samuel Le Bihan, John Lynch, Dominique Pinon, Mark Polish, Michael Polish, Jim Sheridan
In the 18th century, a freak accident on a rope bridge stretching over a Peruvian ravine results in the deaths of five people. Was the accident part of God's Divine Plan? That is the question asked by a monk, Brother Juniper (Gabriel Byrne) as he investigates the life stories of the victims. Previously made in 1944.
|Cal 1984 R, 102 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Romance
Director: Pat O'Connor
Cast: Helen Mirren, John Lynch, Donal McCann, John Kavanagh, Ray McAnally, Stevan Rimkus, Catherine Gibson, Louis Rolston, Tom Hickey, Gerard Mannix Flynn, Edward Byrne, Audrey Johnson, Seamus Forde, J.J. Murphy, Brian Munn
Cal (John Lynch), a young Catholic in Northern Ireland, falls in love with the widowed Marcella (Helen Mirren) whose Protestant husband was killed by the IRA–a crime in which Cal reluctantly played a role. Now, as Cal becomes more interested in Marcella, she becomes attracted to him. But, Cal cannot bring himself to share with Marcella his role in her husband's murder. Can their love survive with the terrible secret being kept from Miranda? Mirren won the 1984 Cannes Best Actress award.
|Conspiracy of Silence 2003 N/R, 87 min.|
Director: John Deery
Cast: Jonathan Forbes, Hugh Bonneville, Brenda Fricker, Jason Barry, John Lynch, Jim Norton, Sean McGinley, Hugh Quarshie, Harry Towb, James Ellis, Niall O'Brien, Paudge Behan
Celibacy in the Catholic Church and the cover-ups that seem to go along with it is the subject of this story about journalist David Foley (Jason Barry) who sets out to uncover the truth behind HIV-positive priest Father Sweeney's (Patrick Casey) suicide.
|Evelyn 2002 PG, 94 min.|
Director: Bruce Beresford
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, John Lynch, Sophie Vavasseur, Alan Bates, Niall Beagan, Hugh McDonagh, Mairead Devlin
Pierce Brosnan takes on the role of unemployed Desmond whose wife leaves him the day after Christmas, 1953, putting Desmond in charge of their three children. But when the Irish courts system determines the children would be better off in a Catholic orphanage, Desmond sues to get his children back in his custody. A landmark legal case that reached the Irish Supreme Court.
|Hardware 1990 R, 93 min.|
Genre: Sci-Fi / Horror / Thriller
Director: Richard Stanley
Cast: Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch, William Hootkins, Iggy Pop, Mark Northover, Paul McKenzie, Lemmy, Mac McDonald, Carl McCoy, Chris McHallem, Barbara Yu Ling, Oscar James, Arnold Lee, Susie Savage
Set in a post-apocalyptic world covered by contaminated debris fields, people live in cramped dwellings eating synthetic food. The birthrate of mutants is also increasing, resulting in the use of a Cyborg force to control population. One man, Moses Baxter (Dylan McDermott), dares to venture out in the wasteland, where he picks up debris that he might be able to sell. He comes across some android parts, which he takes to his girlfriend, Jill (Stacey Travis), who welds metal art objects. But the new find is part of a Cyborg, and it rebuilds itself from the parts Jill has on hand and then begins a killing rampage.
|In the Name of the Father 1993 R, 127 min.|
Director: Jim Sheridan
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Emma Thompson, Corin Redgrave, John Lynch, Joanna Irvine, Beatie Edney, Daniel Massey, Britta Smith, Don Baker, Gerard McSorley, John Benfield, Mark Sheppard, Anthony Brophy
Following an Irish Republican Army bombing attack in 1974, Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his commune friends (John Lynch, Mark Sheppard, and Beatie Edney), along with members of Gerry's own family, including his father Guiseppe (Pete Postlethwaite), are falsely convicted and sent to prison. Guiseppe dies while in prison, and during his 15 years of imprisonment Gerry, with help from British Attorney Gareth Peirce (Emma Thompson), tries to prove their innocence. Based on a true story. The film received seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Actor, Supporting Actor and Actress (Pete Postlethwaite and Emma Thompson), and Director.
|Lassie 2005 PG, 100 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama / Adventure
Director: Charles Sturridge
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Samantha Morton, John Lynch, Steve Pemberton, Jonathan Mason, Hester Odgers, Jemma Redgrave, Peter Dinklage, Gregor Fisher, Edward Fox, Kelly Macdonald, John Standing, Robert Hardy
After the financially troubled Carracloughs–Joe (Jonathan Mason), Sarah (Samantha Morton), and son Sam (John Lynch)–sell their pet dog, Lassie, to the Duke of Rudling (Peter O'Toole) on the eve of World War II, the Duke takes Lassie to his castle in Northern Scotland. With help from the Duke's niece Cilla (Hester Odgers), Lassie breaks free and takes off on an incredible 500-mile journey to reach the Carraclough family in Yorkshire in time for Christmas.
|Moll Flanders 1996 PG-13, 123 min.|
Director: Pen Densham
Cast: Robin Wright Penn, Stockard Channing, John Lynch, Morgan Freeman, Brenda Fricker, Geraldine James, Aisling Corcoran, Jim Sheridan, Jeremy Brett, Britta Smith
This film adaptation of Daniel Defoe's 1722 novel features Robin Wright Penn in the title role of the prostitute who remains proud and pure despite her profession.
|Princess Caraboo 1994 PG, 95 min.|
Director: Michael Austin
Cast: Phoebe Cates, Jim Broadbent, Wendy Hughes, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Stephen Rea, Peter Eyre, Jacqueline Pearce, Roger Lloyd-Pack, John Sessions, John Wells, John Lynch, Kate Ashfield, Arkie Whiteley, Ewan Bailey
Supposedly based on a true story, this is the tale of a young woman (Phoebe Cates) who shows up in an English village during the early 1800s speaking a strange language. She is taken in by the Worralls (Jim Broadbent and Wendy Hughes) whose butler, Frexos (Kevin Kline) convinces them to have her tried for vagrancy. During the trial, she uses pantomime to convince the magistrate that her name is "Caraboo" and that she is a princess who was kidnapped by pirates but managed to escape by swimming ashore. The Worralls take her back to their home, but a reporter, Gutch (Stephen Rea), still thinks she is a fraud and investigates to find out whether or not Caraboo is telling the truth. Fun, with a good cast and story.
|The Quarry 1998 N/R, 112 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Marion Hansel
Cast: John Lynch, Denzel Phillips, Oscar Petersen, Sylvia Esau, Jody Abrahams, Serge-Henri Valcke, Morne Visser, Jonny Phillips, Anton Stoltz, Samuel Bois, Robert McCarthy
John Lynch plays a mysterious man who takes on the identity of the Baptist minister, Frans Niemand (Serge-Henri Valcke), after he accidentally kills him. Next, he leaves Niemand's corpse in a quarry and travels to the South African township where the Rev. Niemand's new parishioners await him. The deception works–for awhile.
|The Secret Garden 1993 G, 101 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Cast: Kate Maberly, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott, Maggie Smith, Irene Jacob, Frank(2) Baker, Laura Crossley, John Lynch, Walter Sparrow, Valerie Hill, Andrea Pickering, Peter Moreton, Arthur Spreckley, Colin Bruce, Parsan Singh
A young orphan, Mary (Kate Maberly), goes to live with her mean-spirited uncle, Lord Archibald Craven (John Lynch), on the Yorkshire moors. She makes friends with Dickon (Andrew Knott) and her cousin Colin (Heydon Prowse), and, together, they work to bring life to a garden and all who live in the manor.
|The Secret of Roan Inish 1994 PG, 103 min.|
Genre: Family / Fantasy / Drama
Director: John Sayles
Cast: Jeni Courtney, Richard Sheridan, Cillian Byrne, Mick Lally, Eileen Colgan, John Lynch, Pat Slowey, Dave Duffy, Declan Hannigan, Micheal MacCarthaigh, Fergal McElherron, Brendon Conroy, Gerard Rooney, Susan Lynch, Frankie McCafferty
Based on Rosalie Fry's novel centered on 10-year-old orphan Fiona (Jeni Courtney), the story is about how she lives with her grandparents (Mick Lally and Eileen Colgan) on the northwest coast of Ireland. In a tragic accident, her baby brother was swept out to sea and drowned–or did he?
|Sliding Doors 1998 R, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Peter Howitt
Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Zara Turner, Douglas McFerran, Paul Brightwell, Nina Young, Virginia McKenna, Kevin McNally, Terry English, Paul Stacey, Peter Howitt, Joanna Roth, Neil Stuke
"Sliding doors" refers to those of a subway train through which Helen's (Gwyneth Paltrow) dreams offer two different futures–depending on which door she chooses. Helen has just been fired from her PR job, and one subway door opens while the other is closed. The alternatives to Sarah's future are shown as she travels down alternative paths of her life.
|Some Mother's Son 1996 R, 112 min.|
Director: Terry George
Cast: Helen Mirren, Aidan Gillen, John Lynch, Fionnula Flanagan, Grainne Delany, Geraldine O'Rawe, Tim Woodward, Tom Hollander, David O'Hara, Ciaran Hinds, Gerard McSorley, Dan Gordon, Robert Lang, Stephen Hogan, Ciaran Fitzgerald
This film from Ireland is based on a true story and deals with present-day problems in that country. Kathleen Quigley (Helen Mirren) is a widow who does not believe that violence solves problems. When her son Gerard (Aidan Gillen) becomes involved with the IRA and, subsequently, is jailed, Kathleen fights to save her son's life. Meanwhile, Annie Higgins (Fionnula Flanagan), the mother of Gerard's cohort and fellow prisoner, does support the IRA's mission. Although the two women contrast in their beliefs, they do form a bond in the attempt to save their sons, which will reach a climax when the sons go into comas during a hunger strike. Now, the mothers must choose between intravenous feeding or allowing their sons to die for their cause.
|This Is the Sea 1998 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Mary McGuckian
Cast: Samantha Morton, Ross McDade, Richard Harris, Gabriel Byrne, John Lynch, Dearbhla Molloy, Ian McElhinney, Marc O'Shea, Des McAleer, Mary McGuckian
In this straight-to-tape drama set in 1994, a Protestant farm girl, Hazel Stokes (Samantha Morton), falls in love with Catholic Malachy McAliskey amidst the unsettled Northern Ireland cease fire that has forced Northern Island's religious battle to go underground.
|1. Angel Baby (1995)|
2. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)
3. Cal (1984)
4. Conspiracy of Silence (2003)
5. Evelyn (2002)
6. Hardware (1990)
7. In the Name of the Father (1993)
8. Lassie (2005)
9. Moll Flanders (1996)
10. Princess Caraboo (1994)
11. The Quarry (1998)
12. The Secret Garden (1993)
13. The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
14. Sliding Doors (1998)
15. Some Mother's Son (1996)
16. This Is the Sea (1998)
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