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Charles Castle is a big film star who wants nothing to do with the major studio run by the wicked Stanley Hoff, despite the offer of a big-money contract. It becomes clear that both Castle and his actress wife are far from perfect: he is a womaniser and she has sold her soul to Hoff. However, Hoff is determined to get Castle on board - with ugly consequences. The Big Knife was outspoken in its time and remains a fascinating insight into the era of the Hollywood studio system.
Timeless portrait of the way that power works, set in the cut-throat world of journalism in 1950s New York, focusing on a ruthless gossip columnist.
11+ years 96 mins
One of the greatest of all film musicals, Judy Garland stars as Esther Blodgett, a young dancer, singer and actress hoping to hit the big time.
11+ years 169 mins
One of the darkest portraits of Hollywood ever made, director Billy Wilder's classic film is the story of a fading screen goddess.
11+ years 105 mins
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