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CYRANO (2022)
Starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Brian Tyree Henry, Ben Mendelsohn and Kelvin Harrison Jr. Directed by Joe Wright.
BABYTEETH (2020)
Starring Eliza Scanlen, Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis, Andrea Demetriades, Emily Barclay, Toby Wallace, Arka Das, Charles Grounds, Priscilla Doueihy and Jack Yabsley. Directed by Shannon Murphy.

When the seriously ill teenager falls madly in love with Moses, a small-time drug dealer, it’s her protective parents’ worst nightmare. But Milla is teaching those in her orbit how to live like you have nothing to lose.

REVIEWS Babyteeth - A frustrating but funny Australian teen dramedy

SPIES IN DISGUISE (2020)
Starring Tom Holland, Will Smith, Rashida Jones, Karen Gillan, Dj Khaled, Ben Mendelsohn, Masi Oka, Reba McEntire, Rachel Brosnahan and Mark Ronson. Directed by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane.

Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril.
CAPTAIN MARVEL (2019)
Starring Brie Larson, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Samuel L. Jackson, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, Gemma Chan, Clark Gregg, McKGrace and Kenneth Mitchell. Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all- new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

REVIEWS Captain Marvel - Brie Larson shines in a film that's exactly what you expect

ROBIN HOOD (2018)
Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Jamie Dornan, Eve Hewson, Ben Mendelsohn, Tim Minchin, Paul Anderson, Björn Bengtsson and Josh Herdman. Directed by Otto Bathurst.

A war-hardened Crusader and a Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in this thrilling action-adventure. Packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography and a timeless romance, this is the never-before-seen story of how Robin Hood became the icon and legend as we know him today.

REVIEWS Robin Hood - Stealing nothing but your precious time

READY PLAYER ONE (2018)
Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, Hannah John-Kamen, T.j. Miller, Win Morisaki, Philip Zhao and Susan Lynch. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

In the near future, Wade Watts escapes from his daily drudgery by logging onto an MMO game called 'The Oasis'. When the game's billionaire founder dies, he offers players his fortune as the prize in an easter egg hunt within The Oasis. Watts gets in on the action then after five years finds himself facing off against corporate foes who will go to any lengths to get the money - in both the real world and in The Oasis.

REVIEWS Ready Player One - A visually thrilling nostalgia trip worth taking

DARKEST HOUR (2018)
Starring Gary Oldman, Stephen Dillane, John Hurt, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas, Richard Lumsden, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Hannah Steele and Nicholas Jones. Directed by Joe Wright.

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (BAFTA Award winner Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

REVIEWS Darkest Hour - Third time's the charm for Churchill biopic

UNA (2017)
Starring Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed, Indira Varma, Tara Fitzgerald, Tobias Menzies, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Isobelle Molloy, Natasha Little and Ciarán McMenamin. Directed by Benedict Andrews.

Fifteen years earlier, Una ran away with an older man, Ray, a crime for which he was arrested and imprisoned. When she comes across a photo of him in a trade magazine, Una tracks him down and turns up at his workplace. Her abrupt arrival threatens to destroy Ray’s new life and derail her stability. Unspoken secrets and buried memories surface as Una and Ray sift through the wreckage of the past. Their confrontation raises unanswered questions and unresolved longings. It will shake them both to the core.

REVIEWS Una - A dull, banal and woefully misguided male fantasy

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016)
Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mad Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed. Directed by Gareth Edwards.
MISSISSIPPI GRIND (2015)
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Sienna Miller and Ben Mendelsohn. Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

Gerry is a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begins to change when he meets Curtis, a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him on a road trip to a legendary high-stakes poker game in New Orleans. As they make their way down the Mississippi River, Gerry and Curtis manage to nd themselves in just about every bar, racetrack, casino, and pool hall they can nd, experiencing both incredible highs and dispiriting lows, but ultimately forging a deep and genuine bond that will stay with them long after their adventure is over.
SLOW WEST (2015)
Starring Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Ben Mendelsohn, Rory McCann and Caren Pistorius. Directed by John Maclean.

Set at the end of the 19th Century, 'Slow West' is an American western filtered through the eyes of European filmmaking. The story centres on 17 year old Jay Cavendish who has travelled from Scotland to Colorado to be reunited with the woman with whom he is infatuated. He is quickly confronted by the dangers of the frontier and so teams up with a mysterious traveller named Silas (Michael Fassbender), who agrees to protect him for cash. Jay's journey is fraught with danger, double-crossing and violence as he comes to realise that America is not easy on the innocent.

REVIEWS Slow West - The hypnotic western comes to Blu-ray
Slow West - A beautiful variation on the western

BLACK SEA (2015)
Starring Jude Law, Scoot McNairy and Ben Mendelsohn. Directed by Kevin Macdonald.

A rogue submarine captain (Jude Law) who is laid off from a salvage company pulls together a misfit crew to go after sunken treasure rumoured to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.

REVIEWS Black Sea - Jude Law on the hunt for sunken treasure

ADORATION (2013)
Starring Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville, Ben Mendelsohn, Sophie Lowe, Gary Sweet, Jessica Tovey, Alyson Standen and Dane Eade. Directed by Anne Fontaine.

A gripping tale of love, lust and the power of friendship that charts the unconventional and passionate affairs embarked on by two lifelong friends. This beautiful and heart-wrenching story follows Lil and Roz, who fall in love with each other's teenaged sons. Afraid of facing the ire and judgment of their insular seaside community, the two affairs continue over the years in secret, until their discovery threatens to tear apart the new lives and families of the young men, who must eventually choose between following a well-worn path, or following their true desires.

REVIEWS Adoration - Mum's the word

KILLING THEM SOFTLY (2012)
Starring Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Sam Shepard, James Gandolfini, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Richard Jenkins, Vincent Curatola, Slaine and Max Casella. Directed by Andrew Dominik.

REVIEWS Killing Them Softly - The poetry of violence

KILLER ELITE (2012)
Starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro, Dominic Purcell, Yvonne Strahovski, Aden Young, Ben Mendelsohn, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Whiteley and Matthew Nable. Directed by Gary McKendry.

REVIEWS Killer Elite - Eye for an eye leaves everyone confused

COSI (1996)
Starring Ben Mendelsohn, Barry Otto, Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Aden Young, Colin Friels, Jacki Weaver, Pamela Rabe, David Wenham and Paul Chubb. Directed by Mark Joffe.
MISANTHROPE
Starring Shailene Woodley, Ben Mendelsohn and Jovan Adepo. Directed by Damián Szifron.

A talented but troubled cop is recruited by the FBI to help profile and track down a mass murderer.
UNTOGETHER
Starring Lola Kirke, Jemima Kirke, Ben Mendelsohn, Jamie Dornan, Alice Eve, Jennifer Grey, Scott Caan, Billy Crystal, Kathryn Zenna and Sean Edwards. Directed by Emma Forrest.

REVIEWS Untogether - Not even the cast could keep this one together

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