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DON'T TELL (2017)
Starring Sara West, Aden Young, Jack Thompson, Rachel Griffiths, Jacqueline McKenzie, Susie Porter, Gyton Grantley, Martin Sacks and Robert Taylor. Directed by Tori Garrett.

Desperate to be believed and tormented by memories of sexual abuse as a 12-year-old boarder at a prestigious school, Lyndal's last hope is the justice system. Estranged from her family with only a small window of opportunity to seek counsel, she returns to the country town that has plagued her mind for the first time in 11 years. Lyndal entrusts local lawyer Stephen Roche who recognises she is at crisis point and sets out to build the case that will, finally, bring so many to account. With the help of his aspiring young associate Jodie and the enigmatic barrister Bob Myers, Roche and Lyndal find their way together.
HACKSAW RIDGE (2016)
Starring Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Rachel Griffiths, Richard Roxburgh, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Corr and Firass Dirani. Directed by Mel Gibson.

The extraordinary true story of conscientious objector Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing a gun. Believing that the War was just but killing was nevertheless wrong, he was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon.

REVIEWS Hacksaw Ridge - A forgettable film about an extraordinary hero

SAVING MR BANKS (2014)
Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Annie Rose Buckley, Rachel Griffiths and Kathy Baker. Directed by John Lee Hancock.

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ 'Mary Poppins', he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.

For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.

It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

REVIEWS Saving Mr Banks - Not just a spoonful of sugar

PATRICK (2013)
Starring Rachel Griffiths, Charles Dance, Sharni Vinson, Jackson Gallagher, Peta Sergeant, Martin Crewes, Eliza Taylor, Simone Buchanan, Damon Gameau and Shane Nagle. Directed by Mark Hartley.

After the mysterious disappearance of a nurse at a remote private clinic, Kathy (Sharni Vinson) takes up the vacant role at the mysterious 'Roget Clinic', a private hospital for the clinically comatose in a remote seaside town. Kathy is placed under the imperious watch of Matron Cassidy (Rachel Griffiths) and Dr. Sebastian Roget (Charles Dance) a renegade neurologist operating at the fringes of medical society.

Despite her strong sense of foreboding and the dismal working conditions, Kathy is desperate to take up the post and overlooks the eeriness of the ward and the disturbing patients that reside there. She is soon assigned to care for a mysterious coma patient, who is simply known to staff as Patrick. Before long it becomes apparent that Patrick's affections for Kathy turn into a deadly and bloody obsession, letting no one get in his way.

REVIEWS Patrick - Classic horror gets a modern twist

COSI (1996)
Starring Ben Mendelsohn, Barry Otto, Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Aden Young, Colin Friels, Jacki Weaver, Pamela Rabe, David Wenham and Paul Chubb. Directed by Mark Joffe.
STRANGERS TO THE WORLD
Starring Rachel Griffiths, Oscar Redding and Neil Pigot. Directed by Grant Fraser.
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RIDE LIKE A GIRL (2019)
Starring Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Sullivan Stapleton, Genevieve Morris, Stevie Payne, Gryffin Morrison, Summer North, Brooke Satchwell, Sophia Forrest and Anneliese Apps. Directed by Rachel Griffiths.

As a little girl, Michelle Payne dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup — horse-racing's toughest two-mile race. The youngest of 10 children, Michelle is raised by single father Paddy. She leaves school at 15 to become a jockey and after early failures she finds her feet, but a family tragedy, followed by her own near fatal horse fall all but ends the dream. But with the love of her dad and her brother Stevie, Michelle will not give up. Against all the medical advice, and the protests of her siblings, she rides on, and meets the Prince of Penzance. Together they overcome impossible odds for a shot at the dream: a ride in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, at odds of 100 to 1. The rest is history.

REVIEWS Ride Like a Girl - Melbourne Cup biopic plagued by race's questionable history

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