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A GUIDE TO SECOND DATE SEX (2020)
Starring George Mackay, Alexandra Roach, Michael Socha, Emma Rigby, Kae Alexander, Holli Dempsey, Tom Bell, Tom Palmer and Gillian Elisa. Directed by Rachel Hirons.

Laura and Ryan are perfect for each other: they both love Meryl Streep, have been totally destroyed by previous relationships, and they have no idea what they are supposed to do tonight. They also both know that they’ll have to pretend to be completely different to how they’ve ever been previously, in the hope of getting it right this time. How bad can a second date really go and what is there to lose? Ryan and Laura are about to find out.

REVIEWS A Guide to Second Date Sex - A quintessentially awkward British romantic comedy

1917 (2020)
Starring George Mackay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Richard Madden, Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough and Chris Walley. Directed by Sam Mendes.

REVIEWS 1917 - Sam Mendes' personal war story

TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG (2020)
Starring George Mackay, Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult, Essie Davis, Travis Fimmel, Sean Keenan, Dacre Montgomery, Harry Greenwood, Thomasin McKenzie and Earl Cave. Directed by Justin Kurzel.

Spanning the younger years of Ned’s life to the time leading up to his death, the film explores the blurred boundaries between what is bad and what is good, and the motivations for the demise of its hero. Youth and tragedy collide in the Kelly Gang, and at the beating heart of this tale is the fractured and powerful love story between a mother and a son.

REVIEWS True History of the Kelly Gang - A magnificent deconstruction of the great Australian antihero

OPHELIA (2019)
Starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, George Mackay, Clive Owen, Tom Felton, Sebastian De Souza, Devon Terrell, Daisy Head, Dominic Mafham and Anna Rust. Directed by Claire McCarthy.

Ophelia comes of age as lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet's affections. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.

REVIEWS Ophelia - Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' with a modern twist

WHERE HANDS TOUCH (2019)
Starring Amandla Stenberg, George Mackay, Abbie Cornish, Christopher Eccleston, Alec Newman, Will Attenborough and Tom Goodman-Hill. Directed by Amma Asante.

Germany 1944: 15-year old Leyna (Amandla Stenberg), daughter of a white German mother and a black father, lives in fear due to the colour of her skin. When she meets Lutz (George MacKay), the son of a prominent SS officer and a member of the Hitler Youth - mandatory for all Aryan boys since 1936 - the two fall helplessly in love, putting both their lives at risk. An original coming of age story through the eyes of a bi-racial teen as she witnesses the persecution of Jews and those deemed "non-pure".

REVIEWS Where Hands Touch - A romantic snooze

GHOST STORIES (2018)
Starring Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Jill Halfpenny, Andy Nyman, Paul Whitehouse, Jake Davies, Ryan Oliva, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, George Mackay and Nicholas Burns. Directed by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman.

Arch skeptic Professor Phillip Goodman embarks upon a terror-filled quest when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three cases of inexplicable "hauntings".

REVIEWS Ghost Stories - Sceptical scares

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (2016)
Starring Viggo Mortensen, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Steve Zahn, George Mackay, Nicholas Hamilton, Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell, Trin Miller and Kathryn Hahn. Directed by Matt Ross.

Ben is an idealistic father has lived a decade off the grid with his six kids in the forests of America’s Northwest. He spends his days home-schooling the kids and teaching them combat and survival skills. His wife Leslie has recently been hospitalised and the family are eagerly awaiting her return. But when tragic news of her death reaches them, the family pile into their bus dubbed “Steve” and journey across-country to attend the funeral and say a final farewell to their beloved mother. Grappling with grief and the culture shock of entering the modern world, their journey soon brings the eccentricities of their rag-tag clan to light in stark contrast to ‘normal’ society. With his wife’s parents determined to take custody of the kids, Ben must consider assimilating the family back into society, or risk losing them forever.

REVIEWS Captain Fantastic - A new kind of hero

PRIDE (2014)
Starring Bill Nighy, Paddy Considine, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Ben Schnetzer, George Mackay and Faye Marsay. Directed by Matthew Warchus.

t's the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. The problem is, the Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.

Undeterred, the activists decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.

REVIEWS Pride - In the name of love

SUNSHINE ON LEITH (2014)
Starring Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks, George Mackay and Jason Flemyng. Directed by Dexter Fletcher.

Home is where the heart is for best friends Davy and Ally. Returning to their lifelong residence of Leith, in Edinburgh, the lads kindle romances old and new: Ally plans to propose to Davy’s sister Liz, while Davy falls head-over-heels in love with Yvonne. Meanwhile, Davy's parents Rab and Jean are busy planning their 25th wedding anniversary. Everything’s going swimmingly, until a revelation from Rab’s past threatens to tear the family and all three couples apart.
HOW I LIVE NOW (2013)
Starring Saoirse Ronan, George Mackay, Tom Holland, Harley Bird, Danny McEvoy, Anna Chancellor, Corey Johnson, Darren Morfitt, Sabrina Dickens and Stella Gonet. Directed by Kevin Macdonald.

Daisy, a teenager from New York City, is sent to the English countryside for the summer to stay with cousins. she soon immerses herself in a dreamy pastoral idyll as she falls madly in love with Eddie, until their perfect summer is blown apart by the sudden outbreak of a 21st century world war. along with eddie’s younger siblings, Isaac and Piper, they are left in isolation and forced to fend for themselves. When they are violently separated Daisy must embark on a terrifying journey in order to be reunited with the boy she loves. Eddie is never far from Daisy’s mind but as her journey to find him becomes more desperate, the idea of what she may or may not find consumes her consciousness and haunts her soul.

REVIEWS How I Live Now - Love is a battlefield

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