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DIRT MUSIC (2020)
Starring Kelly Macdonald, Garrett Hedlund, Ava Caryofyllis, David Wenham and Aaron Pedersen. Directed by Gregor Jordan.

Georgie Jutland is barely holding it together these days without a drink. Once a nurse, now she’s trapped in the backwater fishing port of White Point with local crayfish baron, Jim Buckridge and his two sons, whose dead mother she can never hope to replace.

One hazy night she sees the lone figure of Lu Fox appear in the mists of the bay. A long time ago he was a dirt musician, but now he survives as a poacher - an unwise choice given Jim’s iron-grip on the local fishing trade.

Georgie is instantly drawn to Lu, and the pair begin an intense affair. What Georgie doesn’t realise is that the Foxes and the Buckridges have a long, murky history.

Fearing Jim’s fury and haunted by his tragic past, Lu flees north to Coronation Island, a place dear to Georgie’s heart. Discovering Lu has fled, Georgie decides to follow him north with the unlikely help of Jim.

REVIEWS Dirt Music - A typically flawed Tim Winton adaptation

THEIR FINEST (2017)
Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Slafin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Richard E. Grant and Jeremy Irons. Directed by Lone Scherfig.

With London emptied of men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole lands herself a job writing copy for propaganda films that need "a woman’s touch". Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime.

With the country’s morale at stake, Catrin, Buckley and a colourful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin discovers there is as much drama, comedy and passion behind the camera as there is onscreen.

REVIEWS Their Finest - A funny, romantic war film

BROOKLYN (2016)
Starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Jessica Paré, Eve Macklin, Brid Brennan, Fiona Glascott and Jane Brennan. Directed by John Crowley.

The profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

REVIEWS Brooklyn - A charming and affecting right-of-passage

A LONG WAY DOWN
Starring Toni Collette, Pierce Brosnan, Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots. Directed by Pascal Chaumell.

Four people meet on New Year's Eve on top of the building they were all planning to jump off. Together they form a surrogate family to help one another weather the difficulties of their lives.
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