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BOSS LEVEL (2021)
Starring Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts, Will Sasso, Annabelle Wallis, Sheaun McKinney, Selina Lo, Michelle Yeoh, Ken Jeong and Meadow Williams. Directed by Joe Carnahan.

Trapped in a time loop that constantly repeats the day of his murder, former special forces agent Roy Pulver uncovers clues about a secret government project that could unlock the mystery behind his untimely death. In a race against the clock, Pulver must hunt down Colonel Ventor, the powerful head of the government program, while outrunning skilled ruthless assassins determined to keep him from the truth in order to break out of the loop, save his wife and live once again for tomorrow.

REVIEWS Boss Level - Nostalgic action and quirky foes

PENGUIN BLOOM (2021)
Starring Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln, Jacki Weaver, Rachel House, Gia Carides, Leeanna Walsman, Lisa Hensley, Randolph Fields, Felix Cameron and Abe Clifford-Barr. Directed by Glendyn Ivin.

Cameron and Sam Bloom and their three boys were an everyday family until a shocking, near fatal accident left Sam paralyzed. As the family struggled to adjust to her new situation, an unlikely ally entered their lives in the form of an injured Magpie chick. The family dubbed her 'Penguin.'

REVIEWS Penguin Bloom - An inspiring true Aussie film

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

THE GLASS CASTLE (2017)
Starring Brie Larson, Naomi Watts, Woody Harrelson, Max Greenfield, Ella Anderson, Sarah Snook, Olivia Kate Rice, Dominic Bogart, Shree Crooks and Charlie Shotwell. Directed by Destin Cretton.
DEMOLITION (2016)
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.

Davis, a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law Phil to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris, Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
QUEEN OF THE DESERT (2016)
Starring Naomi Watts, Robert Pattinson and Jude Law. Directed by Werner Herzog.

The enthralling and triumphant true life story of Gertrude Bell – the daring and adventurous explorer, writer, archaeologist, spy and attaché for the British Empire. She played a major role in the formation of the Middle East at the dawn of the Twentieth Century, gaining the infamous label "Queen of the Desert".
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT PART 1 (2016)
Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Keiynan Lonsdale, Jeff Daniels and Bill Skarsgard. Directed by Robert Schwentke.

After Tris opened the box at the end of 'The Divergent Series: Insurgent', releasing the message from the Founders of the city, life within Chicago has devolved into chaos, with Evelyn and Johanna at odds over who should assume control. Tris, Four and their band of comrades must fight their way out of the city to discover what the world outside holds. There they encounter a whole new society, with a new set of rules, controlled by a brillant scientist names David. Tris is embraced by David and the leadership, causing friction in her relationship with Four. Ultimately, they must figure out how to set aside their differences to stop the violence that is overtaking Chicago, and confront an even greater threat.

REVIEWS The Divergent Series: Allegiant Part 1

WHILE WE'RE YOUNG (2015)
Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver. Directed by Noah Baumbach.

An uptight documentarian and his wife find their lives loosened up a bit after befriending a free-spirited younger couple.

REVIEWS While We're Young - Comedy packed with wit and wisdom

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT (2015)
Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Miles Teller, Jai Courtney, Keiynan Lonsdale, Octavia Spencer and Zoë Kravitz. Directed by Robert Schwentke.

One choice can transform you – or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue to try to save those she loves – and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

REVIEWS Insurgent - Aussie Keiynan Lonsdale takes on the 'Divergent' series
The Divergent Series: Insurgent - Putting it all at stake

BIRDMAN (2015)
Starring Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Lindsay Duncan, Merritt Wever and Jeremy Shamos. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.

A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.

REVIEWS Birdman - The Oscar-winning classic on Blu-ray
Birdman - Simply perfect

ST. VINCENT (2014)
Starring Bill Murray, Naomi Watts, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd and Terrence Howard. Directed by Theodore Melfi.

A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.

REVIEWS St. Vincent - Love thy neighbour

ADORATION (2013)
Starring Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville, Ben Mendelsohn, Sophie Lowe, Gary Sweet, Jessica Tovey, Alyson Standen and Dane Eade. Directed by Anne Fontaine.

A gripping tale of love, lust and the power of friendship that charts the unconventional and passionate affairs embarked on by two lifelong friends. This beautiful and heart-wrenching story follows Lil and Roz, who fall in love with each other's teenaged sons. Afraid of facing the ire and judgment of their insular seaside community, the two affairs continue over the years in secret, until their discovery threatens to tear apart the new lives and families of the young men, who must eventually choose between following a well-worn path, or following their true desires.

REVIEWS Adoration - Mum's the word

DIANA (2013)
Starring Naomi Watts and Cas Anvar. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel.

REVIEWS Diana - Too fictitious, too soon

MOVIE 43 (2013)
Starring Emma Stone, Chloe Grace Moretz, Gerard Butler, Elizabeth Banks, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Hugh Jackman, Sean William Scott, Anna Faris and Justin Long.

An ensemble comedy intertwining different tales.

REVIEWS Movie 43 - There's nothing else quite like it

THE IMPOSSIBLE (2013)
Starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast, Marta Etura, Sönke Möhring, Geraldine Chaplin, Ploy Jindachote and Jomjaoi Sae-Limh. Directed by J. A. Bayona.

A terrifying and emotional story based on one family’s experience of the 2004 tsunami, The Impossible is a compelling account of perseverance and survival in the face of unimaginable disaster and chaos. Maria and Henry and their three sons begin the winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in a tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the centre of the earth. Based on a true story, The Impossible is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage, and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives.

REVIEWS The Impossible - Extraordinary realism

J. EDGAR (2012)
Starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Josh Hamilton, Geoff Pierson, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Gunner Wright, Kaitlyn Dever, Adam Driver and Ed Westwick. Directed by Clint Eastwood.

REVIEWS J. Edgar - An historical mess

FUNNY GAMES (2008)
Starring Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet, Devon Gearhart, Boyd Gaines, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Robert Lupone, Susanne C. Hanke and Linda Moran. Directed by Michael Haneke.

When Ann, husband George, and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the tight-knit clan, giving them until the next day to survive.
KING KONG (2005)
Starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Andy Serkis, Evan Parke, Jamie Bell, Lobo Chan and John Sumner. Directed by Peter Jackson.

REVIEWS King Kong - The sound and fury of Peter Jackson's epic on its 15th anniversary

THE SEA OF TREES
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe and Naomi Watts. Directed by Gus Van Sant.

The loss of a loved one leads Arthur Brennan across the world to the ‘Sea of Trees’, a dense forest lapping the foothills of Japan’s Mount Fuji, also known as the ‘Suicide Forest’.

Numbed by grief, Arthur enters the depths of the forest with the intention of taking his own life. But at the fateful moment he is interrupted by a Japanese man who no longer wishes to die and cannot find his way out of the forest. Pulled back into the struggle to survive in a ghostly landscape, Arthur embarks on a journey of reflection as the two men search for a way out of the forest, all the while searching for a reason to keep on living.

ABOUT RAY
Starring Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, Susan Sarandon and Tate Donovan. Directed by Gaby Dellal.
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PENGUIN BLOOM (2021)
Starring Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln, Jacki Weaver, Rachel House, Gia Carides, Leeanna Walsman, Lisa Hensley, Randolph Fields, Felix Cameron and Abe Clifford-Barr. Directed by Glendyn Ivin.

Cameron and Sam Bloom and their three boys were an everyday family until a shocking, near fatal accident left Sam paralyzed. As the family struggled to adjust to her new situation, an unlikely ally entered their lives in the form of an injured Magpie chick. The family dubbed her 'Penguin.'

REVIEWS Penguin Bloom - An inspiring true Aussie film

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