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AMMONITE (2021)
Starring Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, James McArdle, Alec Secăreanu, Fiona Shaw, Sarah White, Liam Thomas, Sam Parks and Claire Rushbrook. Directed by Francis Lee.

In 1840s England, an infamous fossil hunter and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.

REVIEWS Ammonite - Francis Lee delivers another beautiful portrait of love and longing

WIDOWS (2018)
Starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, André Holland, Daniel Kaluuya, Cynthia Erivo and Jon Bernthal. Directed by Steve McQueen.

The story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica, Alice, Linda and Belle take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

REVIEWS Widows - A second chance for this stunning heist thriller on 4K
Widows - A captivating thriller beyond measure

MARY MAGDALENE (2018)
Starring Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ariane Labed, Ryan Corr, Tahar Rahim, Hadas Yaron, Charles Babalola, Tsahi Halevi and Shira Haas. Directed by Garth Davis.

The story of Mary Magdalene - from the Academy Award producers of The King's Speech. Set in the Holy Land in the first century C.E., a young woman leaves her small fishing village and traditional family behind to join a radical new social movement. At its head is a charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth, who promises that the world is changing. Mary is searching for a new way of living, and an authenticity that is denied her by the rigid hierarchies of the day. As the notoriety of the group spread and more are drawn to follow Jesus’ inspirational message, Mary’s spiritual journey places her at the heart of a story that will lead to the capital city of Jerusalem, where she must confront the reality of Jesus’ destiny and her own place within it.

REVIEWS Mary Magdalene - A tedious reframing of an important female religious icon

LION (2017)
Starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Sunny Pawar. Directed by Garth Davis.

At five years old, Brierley found himself 1,500km from home, having fallen asleep aboard a train bound for Calcutta. Scared and alone he was forced to live a life on the streets. Saved from an orphanage by an Australian couple, he was brought up in Tasmania always wondering if he would ever see his Indian family again. Aided by the support of his adopted parents and the technology of Google Earth, he was able to track down his Indian mother and family, ending a 25-year journey.

REVIEWS Lion - A raw and powerful journey of identity

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

LIFE (2015)
Starring Robert Pattinson, Dane Dehaan, Ben Kingsley and Joel Edgerton. Directed by Anton Corbijn.

Inspired by a true story, 'Life' charts the friendship that developed between Magnum photographer Dennis Stock and actor James Dean when Stock was commissioned to photograph the actor for Life magazine in 1955.

REVIEWS Life - Pictures say a thousand words

MR HOLMES (2015)
Starring Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker and Hiroyuki Sanada. Directed by Bill Condon.

In 1947, aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it's too late.

REVIEWS Mr Holmes - A gorgeous film and a remarkable Holmes

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

TRACKS (2014)
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver and Emma Booth. Directed by John Curran.

The inspirational true story of Robyn Davidson’s solo camel trek through the harsh centre of Australia, aided only by her faithful canine companion Diggity and the National Geographic photographer who chronicled this epic modern adventure.
DEAD EUROPE (2012)
Starring Ewen Leslie, Marton Csokas, Kodi Smit-Mcphee and Igal Naor. Directed by Tony Krawitz.

REVIEWS Dead Europe - Sins of the father

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

CANDY (2006)
Starring Abbie Cornish, Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Budge, Roberto Meza-Mont, Tony Martin, Noni Hazlehurst, Tara Morice, Adrienne Pickering and Nathaniel Dean. Directed by Neil Armfield.
HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES
Starring Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Matt Lucas, Mark Douglas, Elarica Gallacher, Joanna Scanlan, Alex Sharp, Ethan Lawrence and Nansi Nsue. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell.

Enn is a shy teenage punk rocker in 70s suburban England, with two close friends, Vic and John. One night they all sneak into a party where they meet a group of seemingly otherworldly girls; at first they think it’s a cult, but eventually come to realise the girls are actually from another world - outer space.

The leaders of this alien colony have a wicked plan in mind, but that doesn’t stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan, one of the colony’s key members. Their burgeoning romance sets in motion a series of increasingly sensational events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks versus aliens, and test the bonds of friendship, family, and true love.

REVIEWS How To Talk To Girls At Parties - John Cameron Mitchell's punk sci-fi eleganza

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