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THE 355 (2022)
Starring Jessica Chastain, Sebastian Stan, Penélope Cruz, Lupita Nyong'o, Edgar Ramírez, Fan Bingbing, Diane Kruger, Emilio Insolera, Jason Wong and Leo Staar. Directed by Simon Kinberg.

A dream team of formidable female stars come together in a hard-driving original approach to the globe-trotting espionage genre in The 355.

When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild card CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown will need to join forces with rival badass German agent Marie, former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah, and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela on a lethal, breakneck mission to retrieve it, while also staying one step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng, who is tracking their every move.

As the action rockets around the globe from the cafes of Paris to the markets of Morocco to the wealth and glamour of Shanghai, the quartet of women will forge a tenuous loyalty that could protect the world - or get them killed.

THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE (2021)
Starring Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Sam Jaeger, Vincent D'onofrio, Gabriel Olds, Mark Wystrach, Chandler Head and Fredric Lehne. Directed by Michael Showalter.

An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. In the 1970s and 80s, Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker, rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity. Tammy Faye was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, it wasn’t long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire.
IT CHAPTER 2 (2019)
Starring Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Jay Ryan, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Xavier Dolan and Teach Grant. Directed by Andy Muschietti.

REVIEWS It Chapter 2 - The ambitious conclusion to the beloved horror epic

X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX (2019)
Starring James McAvoy, Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-Mcphee and Alexandra Shipp. Directed by Simon Kinberg.

The X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiralling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite - not only to save Jean's soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponise this force and rule the galaxy.

REVIEWS Farewell to the X-Men - Looking back at the first and best superhero universe
X-Men: Dark Phoenix - Untapped potential

MOLLY'S GAME (2018)
Starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Michael Cera, Kevin Costner, Brian D'arcy James, Bill Camp, Chris O'Dowd, Jeremy Strong, Graham Greene and J.c. Mackenzie. Directed by Aaron Sorkin.

Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

REVIEWS Molly's Game - Chastain's the drawcard in an average directorial debut

THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE (2017)
Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruühl, Michael McElhatton and Anna Rust. Directed by Niki Caro.

An account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.
MISS SLOANE (2017)
Starring Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alison Pill, Jake Lacy, John Lithgow and Sam Waterston. Directed by John Madden.

A brilliant and ruthless lobbyist is notorious for her unparalleled talent and her desire to win at all costs, even when it puts her own career at risk.

REVIEWS Miss Sloane - So much more than a political drama

THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR (2016)
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. Directed by Frank Darabont.

The fantastical world of 2012’s global hit Snow White and the Huntsman expands to reveal how the fates of two characters, The Huntsman Eric and Ravenna, intersected before they met Snow White.

REVIEWS The Huntsman: Winter's War - The sequel no one asked for

CRIMSON PEAK (2015)
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver, Burn Gorman, Leslie Hope, Jonathan Hyde, Doug Jones and Bruce Gray. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro.

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds... and remembers.

REVIEWS Crimson Peak - An exquisitely twisted gothic dream

THE MARTIAN 3D (2015)
Starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Donald Glover. Directed by Ridley Scott.

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, Watney must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.

REVIEWS The Martian: Extended Edition - A comprehensive release of Ridley Scott's sci-fi marvel
The Martian - I will survive!

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY (2015)
Starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Viola Davis, Isabelle Huppert, Ciarán Hinds, Nina Arianda, Jess Weixler, William Hurt and Ryan Eggold. Directed by Ned Benson.

The story follows Eleanor and Conor who are young, in love, and eager to start building their life together, when a tragic event threatens to destroy everything that they hold close to their hearts. As they struggle to cope, they discover within themselves and each other a strength and a capacity for forgiveness that may keep their love - and dreams - alive.

REVIEWS The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them - On Blu-ray
The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him
The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Her

A MOST VIOLENT YEAR (2015)
Starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain and David Oyelowo. Directed by J.c. Chandor.

A crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centred on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalise on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

REVIEWS A Most Violent Year - No more American Dream

INTERSTELLAR (2014)
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. Directed by Christopher Nolan.

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history: traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.

REVIEWS Interstellar - Reassessing Nolan's science fiction epic
Interstellar - Prepare for a journey of wonderment

SEDUCED AND ABANDONED (2014)
Starring Alec Baldwin, James Toback, Martin Scorsese, Bernardo Bertolucci, Roman Polanski, Ryan Gosling and Jessica Chastain. Directed by James Toback.

'Seduced And Abandoned' combines acting legend Alec Baldwin with Oscar nominated filmmaker James Toback as they lead us on a troublesome and often hilarious journey of raising financing for their next feature film.

Moving from director to financier to star actor, the two players provide us with a unique look behind the curtain at the world’s biggest and most glamourous film festival, shining a light on the bitter-sweet relationship filmmakers have with Cannes and the film business.

REVIEWS Seduced & Abandoned - Conquering cinema

ZERO DARK THIRTY (2013)
Starring Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Mark Strong, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Edgar Ramírez, Mark Duplass, Scott Adkins and Jennifer Ehle. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow.

Zero Dark Thirty is a military term meaning half past midnight – the timing of the actual mission to locate and eliminate the world’s most dangerous man, Osama bin Laden. The term also refers to the secrecy that surrounded the decade long mission to track him down.

REVIEWS Zero Dark Thirty - Into the heart of darkness
Zero Dark Thirty - History as a grand jigsaw

LAWLESS (2012)
Starring Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Shia Labeouf, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Gary Oldman, Dane Dehaan, Noah Taylor, Jason Clarke and Lew Temple. Directed by John Hillcoat.

REVIEWS Lawless - Subdued film with strong performances

MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED 3D (2012)
Starring Ben Stiller, Sacha Baron Cohen, David Schwimmer, Frances McDormand, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, John Dimaggio, Cedric The Entertainer, Jessica Chastain and Bryan Cranston. Directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon.

REVIEWS Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

THE TREE OF LIFE (2011)
Starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, Finnegan Williams, Michael Koeth, Laramie Eppler, Tye Sheridan, Kari Matchett and Joanna Going. Directed by Terrence Malick.
WOMAN WALKS AHEAD
Starring Jessica Chastain, Michael Greyeyes, Sam Rockwell, Ciarán Hinds, Chaske Spencer, Bill Camp, Michael Nouri, David Midthunder and Luce Rains. Directed by Susanna White.
PRODUCER
THE 355 (2022)
Starring Jessica Chastain, Sebastian Stan, Penélope Cruz, Lupita Nyong'o, Edgar Ramírez, Fan Bingbing, Diane Kruger, Emilio Insolera, Jason Wong and Leo Staar. Directed by Simon Kinberg.

A dream team of formidable female stars come together in a hard-driving original approach to the globe-trotting espionage genre in The 355.

When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild card CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown will need to join forces with rival badass German agent Marie, former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah, and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela on a lethal, breakneck mission to retrieve it, while also staying one step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng, who is tracking their every move.

As the action rockets around the globe from the cafes of Paris to the markets of Morocco to the wealth and glamour of Shanghai, the quartet of women will forge a tenuous loyalty that could protect the world - or get them killed.

THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE (2021)
Starring Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Sam Jaeger, Vincent D'onofrio, Gabriel Olds, Mark Wystrach, Chandler Head and Fredric Lehne. Directed by Michael Showalter.

An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. In the 1970s and 80s, Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker, rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity. Tammy Faye was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, it wasn’t long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire.
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY (2015)
Starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Viola Davis, Isabelle Huppert, Ciarán Hinds, Nina Arianda, Jess Weixler, William Hurt and Ryan Eggold. Directed by Ned Benson.

The story follows Eleanor and Conor who are young, in love, and eager to start building their life together, when a tragic event threatens to destroy everything that they hold close to their hearts. As they struggle to cope, they discover within themselves and each other a strength and a capacity for forgiveness that may keep their love - and dreams - alive.

REVIEWS The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them - On Blu-ray
The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him
The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Her

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