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PETER RABBIT 2 (2021)
Starring Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, James Corden, David Oyelowo, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, Daisy Ridley, Aimee Horne, Lennie James and Rupert Degas. Directed by Will Gluck.

Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have formed a makeshift and loving family – but when Peter’s reputation for mischief spreads beyond the garden and his family is at risk, he must decide what kind of rabbit he wants to be.

REVIEWS Peter Rabbit 2 - The rebel rabbit is back

THE KITCHEN (2019)
Starring Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss, Domhnall Gleeson, Common, Margo Martindale, Bill Camp, Brian D'arcy James, James Badge Dale and Alicia Coppola. Directed by Andrea Berloff.

Three 1978 Hell’s Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI. Left with little but a sharp ax to grind, the ladies take the Irish mafia’s matters into their own hands—proving unexpectedly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition... literally.
PETER RABBIT (2018)
Starring James Corden, Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, Vauxhall Jermaine and Terenia Edwards. Directed by Will Gluck.

Peter's feud with Mr McGregor escalates over both the vegetable treasure in McGregor's forbidden garden and their rivalry for the affections of the warm‐hearted animal lover who lives next door.

REVIEWS Peter Rabbit - Cheeky and funny but a very different breed of bunny

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (2017)
Starring Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis. Directed by Rian Johnson.

REVIEWS Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Carving a new future for the legendary saga
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - A bold new vision for the legendary saga

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (2017)
Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Will Tilston, Stephen Campbell Moore, Alex Lawther, Richard McCabe, Nico Mirallegro, Geraldine Somerville and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Directed by Simon Curtis.

A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive, Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

REVIEWS Goodbye Christopher Robin - A fascinating story that stumbles in the telling
Goodbye Christopher Robin - A sorely missed opportunity

MOTHER! (2017)
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Kristen Wiig, Cristina Rosato, Patricia Summersett, Jovan Adepo and Brian Gleeson. Directed by Darren Aronofsky.

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
AMERICAN MADE (2017)
Starring Tom Cruise, Dohmnall Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Sarah Wright, Domhnall Gleeson, Lola Kirke, Jesse Plemons, Caleb Landry Jones, Connor Trinneer and April Billingsley. Directed by Doug Liman.

A pilot recruited by the CIA finds himself in charge of the one of the biggest covert operations in the history of the United States.
BROOKLYN (2016)
Starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Jessica Paré, Eve Macklin, Brid Brennan, Fiona Glascott and Jane Brennan. Directed by John Crowley.

The profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

REVIEWS Brooklyn - A charming and affecting right-of-passage

THE REVENANT (2016)
Starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Lukas Haas and Domhnall Gleeson. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Deep in the unchartered American wilderness, hunter Hugh Glass is severely injured and left for dead by a traitorous member of his team, John Fitzgerald. With sheer will as his only weapon, Glass must navigate a hostile environment, a brutal winter and warring tribes in a relentless quest to survive and exact vengeance on Fitzgerald. Inspired by a true story.

REVIEWS The Revenant - A haunting, visceral experience
The Revenant - A powerhouse journey into the heart of darkness

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (2015)
Starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis and Domhnall Gleeson. Directed by J.J. Abrams.

REVIEWS Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Honouring the past and preparing the future
Star Wars: The Force Awakens - A triumphant return to a galaxy far, far away

EX MACHINA (2015)
Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander. Directed by Alex Garland.

Caleb, a 24 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

REVIEWS Ex Machina - A new science fiction classic is born

UNBROKEN (2015)
Starring Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Finn Wittrock, John Magaro and Alex Russell. Directed by Angelina Jolie.

An epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

REVIEWS Unbroken - True story falls short of believability

FRANK (2014)
Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Michael Fassbender, François Civil, Carla Azar, Tess Harper, Bruce McIntosh, Hayley Derryberry and Lauren Poole. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson.

An offbeat comedy about a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the enigmatic Frank - a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head.
ABOUT TIME (2013)
Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson, Lindsay Duncan, Richard Cordery, Joshua McGuire, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie and Will Merrick. Directed by Richard Curtis.

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life - so he decides to make his world a better place... by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that's not to be as easy as you might think.

REVIEWS About Time - Love, laughs and a hint of time travel

ANNA KARENINA (2013)
Starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams and Emily Watson. Directed by Joe Wright.

The timeless story powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, while illuminating the lavish society that was imperial Russia. The time is 1874. Vibrant and beautiful, Anna Karenina has what any of her contemporaries would aspire to; she is the wife of Karenin, a high-ranking government official to whom she has bourne a son, and her social standing in St. Petersburg could scarcely be higher. En route to Moscow Anna makes the acquaintance of Countess Vronsky, who is then met at the train station by her son, the dashing cavalry officer Vronsky. When Anna is introduced to Vronsky, there is a mutual spark of instant attraction that cannot – and will not – be ignored.

REVIEWS Anna Karenina - A Russian classic reinvented

SHADOW DANCER (2012)
Starring Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson, Aidan Gillen, David Wilmot, Domhnall Gleeson, Brid Brennan, Stuart Graham, Martin McCann and Maria Laird. Directed by James Marsh.

REVIEWS Shadow Dancer - A slow, seething thriller

THE LITTLE STRANGER
Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson and Will Poulter. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson.

Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1947, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries and is now in decline. But Mrs Ayres and her two grown children, Caroline and Roddy, are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how terrifyingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.
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