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THE BATMAN (2022)
Starring Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Andy Serkis, Jeffrey Wright, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Con O'Neill and Alex Ferns. Directed by Matt Reeves.
SWISS ARMY MAN (2016)
Starring Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Antonia Ribero, Timothy Eulich, Richard Gross, Marika Casteel, Andy Hull, Aaron Marshall and Shane Carruth. Directed by Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan.

Hank is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.
WAR & PEACE (2016)
Starring Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton, Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson, Stephen Rea and Brian Cox. Directed by Tom Harper.

As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever. A lavish six-part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's masterpiece.

REVIEWS War & Peace - A stunning adaptation of Tolstoy's masterpiece

YOUTH (2015)
Starring Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Jane Fonda, Paul Dano and Rachel Weisz. Directed by Paolo Sorrentino.

Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children’s confused lives, Micks enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again.

REVIEWS Youth - Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel's swan song

LOVE & MERCY (2015)
Starring Paul Dano, John Cusack, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks, Kenny Wormald, Jake Abel, Bill Camp, Erin Darke, Joanna Going and Brett Davern. Directed by Bill Pohlad.

The story of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and acclaimed musician, Brian Wilson, charting the path from his successes with history-making pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist, Dr. Landy. The Beach Boys’ harmonies became the soundtrack for an entire generation but Wilson’s creative genius was as much a hindrance as a gift. When the love of his life, Melinda Ledbetter, arrived in his life, she rescued him from the grip of Dr. Landy. Stretching from the mid 60s to the early 90s, the film exposes the story behind one of the most remarkable musical journeys of our time.

REVIEWS Love & Mercy - A remarkable potrait of a tortured genius

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

PRISONERS (2013)
Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo and Paul Dano. Directed by Denis Villeneuve.

A Boston man kidnaps the person he suspects is behind the disappearance of his young daughter and her best friend.
LOOPER (2012)
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels, Pierce Gagnon, Xu Qing and Tracie Thoms. Directed by Rian Johnson.

REVIEWS Looper - Outwit, outplay, outsmart... yourself

RUBY SPARKS (2012)
Starring Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Alia Shawkat, Deborah Ann Woll, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould and Aasif Mandvi. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

REVIEWS Ruby Sparks - The art of writing and living

THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2008)
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Dillon Freasier, Ciarán Hinds, Kevin J. O'Connor, Hope Elizabeth Reeves, Colleen Foy, Barry Del Sherman, David Willis and Hans Howes. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

REVIEWS There Will Be Blood - Greenwood's score revisited

OKJA
Starring Ahn Seo-Hyun, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, Byun Hee-Bong, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Giancarlo Esposito, Yoon Je-Moon and Shirley Henderson. Directed by Bong Joon-Ho.

REVIEWS Okja - Spectacularly over-the-top

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WILDLIFE (2018)
Starring Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Camp, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Mollie Milligan, Marshall Virden, Travis W Bruyer, Jr Hatchett and Russell Herrera Jr. Directed by Paul Dano.

Fourteen-year-old Joe, is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry —a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of purpose—he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother's struggle as she tries to keep her head above water. With precise details and textures of its specific time and place, 'Wildlife' commits to the viewpoint of a teenage boy observing the gradual dissolution of his parents’ marriage.

REVIEWS Wildlife - A subtle and moving portrait of family in crisis

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