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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

THE SNOWMAN (2017)
Starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, J.k. Simmons, Val Kilmer, Chloë Sevigny, James D'arcy, Sofia Helin, Jamie Clayton and Toby Jones. Directed by Tomas Alfredson.

When Harry Hole, an elite crime squad’s lead detective, investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit, the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

REVIEWS The Snowman - The year's biggest disappointment

SONG TO SONG (2017)
Starring Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Holly Hunter, Val Kilmer, Bérénice Marlohe, Heather Kafka and Austin Amelio. Directed by Terrence Malick.

Set against and inspired by the Austin, Texas rock and roll scene, the film follows four interconnected lovers as they tumble and clash in both their roller coaster musical careers and rule-breaking intimate lives. Amid a world driven by youth, passion, lust, drugs and creativity, the story hones in on one couple who find in each other a way to bust through all the wild distractions of our modern lives and seek satisfaction in a new way.
ALIEN: COVENANT (2017)
Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollet, Callie Hernandez and Nathaniel Dean. Directed by Ridley Scott.

The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

REVIEWS Alien: Covenant - A sub-par science fiction effort

ASSASSIN’S CREED 3D (2017)
Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson. Directed by Justin Kurzel.

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organisation in the present day.

REVIEWS Assassin's Creed - Another video game fails to translate to the big screen

THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS (2016)
Starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz. Directed by Derek Cianfrance.

Tom and Isabel, a lighthouse-tending couple, stumble upon a boat carrying a dead man and a baby. Tom and Isabel decide to raise the child as their own, with emotionally tortuous consequences.

REVIEWS The Light Between Oceans - Melodramatic and messy

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE 3D (2016)
Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Olivia Munn and Kodi Smit-Mcphee. Directed by Bryan Singer.

Since the dawn of civilisation, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

REVIEWS X-Men: Apocalypse - It's mutants v humans... again

STEVE JOBS (2016)
Starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, Katherine Waterston, Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, Makenzie Moss and Sarah Snook. Directed by Danny Boyle.

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, 'Steve Jobs' takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

REVIEWS Steve Jobs - A film as fiercely inventive as its subject

MACBETH (2015)
Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Elizabeth Debecki, David Thewlis, Sean Harris, Jack Reynor and Paddy Considine. Directed by Justin Kurzel.

Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a truthful reimagining of what wartime must have really been like for one of Shakespeare's most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war-torn 11th Century Scotland.

REVIEWS Macbeth - A bloody, bold and resolute adaptation
Macbeth - A harrowing and haunting adaptation of Shakespeare's masterpiece

SLOW WEST (2015)
Starring Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Ben Mendelsohn, Rory McCann and Caren Pistorius. Directed by John Maclean.

Set at the end of the 19th Century, 'Slow West' is an American western filtered through the eyes of European filmmaking. The story centres on 17 year old Jay Cavendish who has travelled from Scotland to Colorado to be reunited with the woman with whom he is infatuated. He is quickly confronted by the dangers of the frontier and so teams up with a mysterious traveller named Silas (Michael Fassbender), who agrees to protect him for cash. Jay's journey is fraught with danger, double-crossing and violence as he comes to realise that America is not easy on the innocent.

REVIEWS Slow West - The hypnotic western comes to Blu-ray
Slow West - A beautiful variation on the western

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.
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (2014)
Starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Peter Dinklage, Elliot Page and Kelsey Grammer. Directed by Bryan Singer.

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'. The beloved characters from the original 'X-Men' film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from 'X-Men: First Class', in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

REVIEWS X-Men: Days of Future Past

12 YEARS A SLAVE (2014)
Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Adepero Oduye, Scoot McNairy, Paul Giamatti and Brad Pitt. Directed by Steve McQueen.

Based on the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northrup, 12 Years a Slave tells of Northrup's tragic kidnapping in Washington DC in 1841 where, despite being born a free man, he was forced into slavery at a Louisiana cotton plantation. The inspiring story follows his desperate struggle to return home to his family.

REVIEWS 12 Years A Slave - The dark, raw side of life

THE COUNSELOR (2013)
Starring Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Penélope Cruz and Cameron Diaz. Directed by Ridley Scott.

A respected lawyer’s dalliance with an illegal business deal spirals out of control.

REVIEWS The Counselor - A misfortunate misadventure

PROMETHEUS (2012)
Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron, Lucy Hutchinson, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall and Kate Dickie. Directed by Ridley Scott.

REVIEWS Prometheus - Approach with an open mind

A DANGEROUS METHOD (2012)
Starring Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Gadon, Vincent Cassel, André Hennicke, Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey, Mignon Remé, Mareike Carrière and Franziska Arndt. Directed by David Cronenberg.

REVIEWS A Dangerous Method - The birth of psychoanalysis

SHAME (2012)
Starring Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie, Alex Manette, Hannah Ware, Anna Rose Hopkins, Elizabeth Masucci, Rachel Farrar and Loren Omer. Directed by Steve McQueen.

REVIEWS Shame - Cinema brutal and beautiful

PRODUCER
ASSASSIN’S CREED 3D (2017)
Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson. Directed by Justin Kurzel.

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organisation in the present day.

REVIEWS Assassin's Creed - Another video game fails to translate to the big screen

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