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THE DUKE (2021)
Starring Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent, Fionn Whitehead, Matthew Goode, Anna Maxwell Martin, Aimee Kelly, Charlotte Spencer, Jack Bandeira, Sian Clifford and John Heffernan. Directed by Roger Michell.

In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60-year-old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government agreed to provide television for free to the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge – a startling revelation of how a good man set out to change the world and in so doing saved his son and his marriage.
FAST AND FURIOUS 9 (2021)
Starring Vin Diesel, Sung Kang, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, John Cena, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren. Directed by Justin Lin.

Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena, next year’s The Suicide Squad).
THE GOOD LIAR (2019)
Starring Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, Jim Carter, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Mark Lewis Jones, Michael Culkin, Laurie Davidson, Aleksandar Jovanović and Nell Williams. Directed by Bill Condon.

Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.
ANNA (2019)
Starring Sasha Luss, Luke Evans, Helen Mirren, Cillian Murphy, Alexander Petrov, Lera Abova, Nikita Pavlenko and Anna Krippa. Directed by Luc Besson.

Beneath Anna Poliatova’s striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world’s most feared government assassins.
THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (2018)
Starring Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Matthew Macfadyen, Ellie Bamber, Miranda Hart, Meera Syal, Omid Djalili and Nick Mohammed. Directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston.

All Clara wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip, a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.

REVIEWS The Nutcracker and the Four Realms - Disney's latest forgettable fairy tale on 4K
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms - Alice in LacklustreLand

THE LEISURE SEEKER (2018)
Starring Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Kirsty Mitchell, Janel Moloney, Joshua Mikel, Dick Gregory, Christian McKay, Dana Ivey, Robert Pralgo and Chelle Ramos. Directed by Paolo Virzì.

An elderly couple look for adventure on one boisterous and bittersweet final road trip.
WINCHESTER (2018)
Starring Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook and Angus Sampson. Directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig.

Firearm heiress Sarah Winchester is convinced that she was haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she threw herself into the 24-hours a day, seven days a week construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. But when skeptical San Francisco psychiatrist Eric Price is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all.
COLLATERAL BEAUTY (2017)
Starring Kate Winslet, Will Smith, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Michael Peña and Naomie Harris. Directed by David Frankel.

When a successful New York advertising executive experiences a deep personal tragedy and retreats from life entirely, his colleagues devise a drastic plan to force him to confront his grief in a surprising and profoundly human way.

REVIEWS Collateral Beauty - Collateral damage

EYE IN THE SKY (2016)
Starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Phoebe Fox, Armaan Haggio, Aisha Takow, Monica Dolan and Richard McCabe. Directed by Gavin Hood.

London-based military intelligence officer Colonel Katherine Powell is remotely commanding a top secret drone operation to capture a group of dangerous terrorists from their safehouse in Nairobi, Kenya. The mission suddenly escalates from a "capture" to a "kill" operation when Powell realises that the terrorists are about to embark on a deadly suicide mission. American drone pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is poised to destroy the safehouse when a nine year old girl enters the kill zone just outside the walls of the house. With unforeseen collateral damage now entering the equation, the impossible decision of when to strike gets passed up the "kill chain" of politicians and lawyers as the seconds tick down. An edge-of the-seat thriller set on the cutting edge of modern warfare.

REVIEWS Eye In The Sky - Tense and provoking

TRUMBO (2016)
Starring Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Louis C.k., Elle Fanning, Alan Tyduk, Dean O'Gorman and David James Elliott. Directed by Jay Roach.

In this fascinating true story, Dalton Trumbo is a successful Hollywood screenwriter who was blacklisted in 1947 by the studios under the direction of the infamous House Committee on Un-American Activities. Holding strong to a belief in free speech and refusing to name "suspicious" friends, Trumbo was vilified in the communist witch-hunt that took place in America at the height of the Cold War. He was exiled professionally, sentenced to a year in prison for Contempt of Congress, and drawn into battle with the absurd Red-hating gossip columnist Hedda Hooper. With an irrepressible creative talent, Trumbo would find his way back into Hollywood, writing several scripts under pseudonyms during his exile, including Roman Holiday, and winning two Academy Awards under an alias.

REVIEWS Trumbo - The dark side of Hollywood

WOMAN IN GOLD (2015)
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Katie Holmes, Helen Mirren and Daniel Bruhl. Directed by Simon Curtis.

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

REVIEWS Woman In Gold - Truly brilliant

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY (2014)
Starring Helen Mirren, Oprah Winfrey, Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bon. Directed by Lasse Halström.

Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa, settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin-starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate into a heated battle between the two establishments until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine - and for Madame Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerit - combine with his mysteriously-delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Madame Mallory cannot ignore.

REVIEWS The Hundred-Foot Journey - Delight for the senses and torment for the tummy

RED 2 (2013)
Starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins and Byung-Hun Lee. Directed by Dean Parisot.

REVIEWS Red 2 - Not improving with age

THE AUDIENCE (2013)
Starring Helen Mirren. Directed by Stephen Daldry.

Helen Mirren's Olivier Award-winning performance as The Queen in the world premiere of Peter Morgan's The Audience will be captured in high definition at London's Gielgud Theatre and screened in cinemas nationally across Australia.

For 60 years the Queen has met each of her 12 Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace - a meeting like no other in British public life - it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses.

The Audience breaks this contract of silence - and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional - sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive. In turn, the Queen can't help but reveal her own self as she advises, consoles and, on occasion, teases.

REVIEWS The Audience - Mirren reprises her role as The Queen

THE QUEEN (2006)
Starring Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Helen McCrory, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam, Sylvia Syms, Paul Barrett, Tim McMullan and Douglas Reith. Directed by Stephen Frears.
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Starring Helen Mirren and Martina Gatti. Directed by Sabina Fedeli and Anna Migotto.
THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN
Starring Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie, Bryan Cranston, Ariana Greenblatt, Brooklynn Prince, Helen Mirren, Danny Devito, Ramón Rodríguez, Indira Varma and Eleanor Matsuura. Directed by Thea Sharrock.

Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant and Bob the dog. He has few memories of the jungIe where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be.
SHAZAM! 2
Starring Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Lucy Liu, Helen Mirren, Adam Brody, Rachel Zegler, Faithe Herman, Meagan Good and Michelle Borth. Directed by David F. Sandberg.
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