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NO TIME TO DIE (2021)
Starring Daniel Craig, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinnear, Mark Strong, Léa Seydoux, Jeffrey Wright and Rami Malek. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.

Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (2020)
Starring Dev Patel, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Tilda Swinton, Gwendoline Christie, Hugh Laurie, Anthony Welsh, Aneurin Barnard, Divian Ladwa and Rosalind Eleazar. Directed by Armando Iannucci.

The life of David Copperfield as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David’s journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, colour and humanity.

REVIEWS The Personal History of David Copperfield - A rhapsodic delight on taking ownership of our own stories

MARY POPPINS RETURNS (2019)
Starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Emily Mortimer, Ben Whishaw, Angela Lansbury, Dick Van Dyke, Julie Walters and Pixie Davies. Directed by Rob Marshall.

In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

REVIEWS Mary Poppins Returns - Disney's unexpected triumph dazzles on 4K
Mary Poppins Returns - Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious-ish

PADDINGTON 2 (2017)
Starring Ben Whishaw, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Samuel Joslin, Madeleine Harris, Julie Walters, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Jim Broadbent and Peter Capaldi. Directed by Paul King.

Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief…

REVIEWS Paddington 2 - Trust and bear-lieve, it’s a paw-fect sequel

A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING (2016)
Starring Tom Hanks, Ben Whishaw, Tom Skerritt, Alexander Black, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Tracey Fairaway, Jane Perry, Michael Baral and Lewis Rainer. Directed by Tom Twyker.

Cultures collide when an American businessman is sent to Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. Baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy, he eventually finds his footing with the help of a wise- cracking taxi driver and a beautiful Saudi doctor.

REVIEWS A Hologram for the King - A charming fish-out-of-water story

THE DANISH GIRL (2016)
Starring Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw and Matthias Schoenaerts. Directed by Tom Hooper.

The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Einar and Gerda Wegener, whose marriage and work are cast into the unknown when Einar begins a ground-breaking journey to become one of the world’s first transgender women, Lili Elbe.

REVIEWS The Danish Girl - A woeful film with wasted potential

SUFFRAGETTE (2015)
Starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, Romola Garai, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson and Romola Garai. Directed by Sarah Gavron.

the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalised and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives.

REVIEWS Suffragette - Standing on the shoulders of heroes

IN THE HEART OF THE SEA (2015)
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, George Pollard, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Tom Holland, Brendan Gleeson and Jordi Molià. Directed by Ron Howard.

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. 'Heart of the Sea' reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

REVIEWS In the Heart of the Sea - No whale of a tale
In The Heart Of The Sea - Uninspiring

SPECTRE (2015)
Starring Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear. Directed by Sam Mendes.

A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth.

REVIEWS The evolution of Bond, James Bond
Spectre - Old-school Bond is back with a vengeance

THE LOBSTER (2015)
Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Ariane Labed, John C. Reilly, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman, Ashley Jensen and Angeliki Papoulia. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.

In the near future, single citizens are sent to a hotel where they have 45 days to pair off with a mate – or be turned into the animal of their choosing and hunted in the woods.

REVIEWS The Lobster - Highly original, totally barmy and absolutely inspired

PADDINGTON (2014)
Starring Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman and Peter Capaldi. Directed by Paul King.

The journey of an optimistic and polite young bear from Peru who travels to London in search of a home and a family. When the Brown family invites him to stay with them, little do they realise how much comic mayhem one young bear will bring to their everyday family life.

REVIEWS Paddington - Where anyone can feel at home

THE ZERO THEOREM (2014)
Starring Christoph Waltz, David Thewlis, Mélanie Tierry, Matt Damon, Ben Whishaw, Tilda Swinton and Lucas Hedges. Directed by Terry Gilliam.

An eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence – or the lack thereof – once and for all. However it is only once he experiences the power of love and desire that he is able to understand his very reason for being.

REVIEWS The Zero Theorem - Gilliam's unusual sci-fi romp

CLOUD ATLAS (2013)
Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Keith David, James D'arcy and Susan Sarandon. Directed by Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski.

Based on the celebrated best-selling novel by David Mitchell, 'Cloud Atlas' explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles as the stories move through time.

REVIEWS Cloud Atlas - Reaching beyond the infinite

SKYFALL (2012)
Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Ben Whishaw, Albert Finney, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Rory Kinnear and Ola Rapace. Directed by Sam Mendes.

James Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

REVIEWS Skyfall - Think on your sins

I'M NOT THERE (2007)
Starring Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Julianne Moore, Ben Whishaw, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Michelle Williams, Christian Bale, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere and David Cross. Directed by Todd Haynes.
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