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THE NEST (2021)
Starring Jude Law, Carrie Coon, Adeel Akhtar, Michel Alexandre Gonzalez, Charlie Shotwell, Michael Culkin, James Nelson-Joyce, Polly Allen, Julian Ferro and Bernardo Santos. Directed by Sean Durkin.

Life for an entrepreneur and his American family begins to take a twisted turn after moving into an English country manor.

REVIEWS The Nest - A hyper-nuanced family drama

SWIMMING WITH MEN (2019)
Starring Rob Brydon, Jim Carter, Rupert Graves, Charlotte Riley, Jane Horrocks, Daniel Mays, Nathaniel Parker, Thomas Turgoose, Adeel Akhtar and Christian Rubeck. Directed by Oliver Parker.

The story of a man who is suffering a mid-life crisis and eventually finds new meaning to his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged amateur synchronised swimming team.

REVIEWS Swimming with Men - Sync or swim?

VICTORIA AND ABDUL (2017)
Starring Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Adeel Akhtar, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon and Eddie Izzard. Directed by Stephen Frears.

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
THE BIG SICK (2017)
Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Adeel Akhtar, Anupam Kher, Kurt Braunohler, Bo Burnham, Aidy Bryant and Zenobia Shroff. Directed by Michael Showalter.

A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows.

REVIEWS The Big Sick - Coma, comedy and culture clashes

THE DICTATOR (2012)
Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Sayed Badreya, Aasif Mandvi, Megan Fox, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly, Michelle Bergh, Adeel Akhtar, Ben Kingsley and Olivia Taylor Dudley. Directed by Larry Charles.

REVIEWS The Dictator - Sacha Baron Cohen follows the script

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
Starring Max Harwood, Richard E. Grant, Charlotte Salt, Sharon Horgan, Ralph Ineson, Sarah Lancashire, Adeel Akhtar, John McRae, Samuel Bottomley and Shobna Gulati. Directed by Jonathan Butterell.

Jamie New is sixteen and doesn’t quite fit in - instead of pursuing a “real” career he dreams of becoming a drag queen. Uncertain about his future, Jamie knows one thing for sure: he is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant, loving mom and his amazing friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.
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