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THIRTEEN LIVES (2022)
Starring Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell and Joel Edgerton. Directed by Ron Howard.
BOY ERASED (2018)
Starring Lucas Hedges, Joel Edgerton, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joe Alwyn, Troye Sivan, Théodore Pellerin, Xavier Dolan, Cherry Jones and Flea. Directed by Joel Edgerton.

Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.

REVIEWS Boy Erased - All the best intentions, but never quite reaches them

GRINGO (2018)
Starring David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton, Sharlto Copley, Michael Angarano, Kenneth Choi, Harry Treadaway and Melonie Diaz. Directed by Nash Edgerton.

An American businessman with a stake in a pharmaceutical company that's about to go public finds his life is thrown into turmoil by an incident in Mexico.

REVIEWS Gringo - A uniquely entertaining addition to the comedy crime genre

RED SPARROW (2018)
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons, Joely Richardson, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, Ciarán Hinds, Thekla Reuten and Douglas Hodge. Directed by Francis Lawrence.

Dominika Egorova is drafted against her will to become a "sparrow," a trained seductress in the Russian security service. Dominika learns to use her body as a weapon, but struggles to maintain her sense of self during the dehumanising training process. Finding her power in an unfair system, she emerges as one of the program's strongest assets. Her first target is Nate Nash, a CIA officer who handles the agency's most sensitive infiltration of Russian intelligence. The two young operatives fall into a spiral of attraction and deception, which threatens their careers, allegiances and the security of both countries.

REVIEWS Red Sparrow - A thriller as problematic as it is visually gorgeous
Red Sparrow - Elegantly brutal

IT COMES AT NIGHT (2017)
Starring Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison, Griffin Robert Faulkner, David Pendleton, Mick O'Rourke, Chase Joliet and Mikey. Directed by Trey Edward Shults.

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorises the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

REVIEWS It Comes At Night - Nothing but bumps in the night

LOVING (2017)
Starring Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Bill Camp, Sharon Blackwood, Alano Miller, Terri Abney and David Jensen. Directed by Jeff Nichols.

Defying the state of Virginia's law against interracial marriage, Richard Loving, a white man, marries Mildred, an African American woman, in 1958. The state seeks to end their union by first jailing and then banishing the couple from Virginia. Richard and Mildred spend the next nine years fighting to get home, taking their civil rights case all the way to the Supreme Court.
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (2016)
Starring Michael Shannon, Jaeden Lieberher, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver and Joel Edgerton. Directed by Jeff Nichols.

A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.

REVIEWS Midnight Special - Missing a purpose

BLACK MASS (2015)
Starring Joel Edgerton, Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Sienna Miller, Dakota Johnson, Rory Cochrane, Julianne Nicholson and Adam Scott. Directed by Scott Cooper.

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.

REVIEWS Black Mass - Not quite the film it thinks it is
Black Mass - A fascinating yet ultimately unsatisfying crime epic

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

THE GIFT (2015)
Starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton and Allison Tolman. Directed by Joel Edgerton.

A young married couple's lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband's past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.

REVIEWS The Gift - Guaranteed to chill you to your core

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS (2014)
Starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Indira Varma and Maria Valverde. Directed by Ridley Scott.

The story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

REVIEWS Charles de Lauzirika - Filming Ridley's 'Exodus'
Exodus: Gods and Kings - Ridley Scott's problematic epic on Blu-ray
Exodus: Gods and Kings - A spectacle of Biblical proportions

FELONY (2014)
Starring Joel Edgerton, Tom Wilkinson, Jai Courtney and Melissa George. Directed by Matthew Saville.

Three male detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in a critical condition. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to both disguise and unravel the truth?
ZERO DARK THIRTY (2013)
Starring Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Mark Strong, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Edgar Ramírez, Mark Duplass, Scott Adkins and Jennifer Ehle. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow.

Zero Dark Thirty is a military term meaning half past midnight – the timing of the actual mission to locate and eliminate the world’s most dangerous man, Osama bin Laden. The term also refers to the secrecy that surrounded the decade long mission to track him down.

REVIEWS Zero Dark Thirty - Into the heart of darkness
Zero Dark Thirty - History as a grand jigsaw

WISH YOU WERE HERE (2012)
Starring Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Felicity Price, Antony Starr and Nicholas Cassim. Directed by Kieran Darcy-Smith.

REVIEWS Wish You Were Here - Aussie film delves deep

THE GREEN KNIGHT
Starring Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Barry Keoghan, Erin Kellyman, Ralph Ineson and Emilie Hetland. Directed by David Lowery.
JANE GOT A GUN
Starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton and Ewan McGregor. Directed by Gavin O'Connor.

Jane is forced to turn to an old flame in order to bring justice to the deadly gunslingers responsible for the death of her husband.
DIRECTOR
BOY ERASED (2018)
Starring Lucas Hedges, Joel Edgerton, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joe Alwyn, Troye Sivan, Théodore Pellerin, Xavier Dolan, Cherry Jones and Flea. Directed by Joel Edgerton.

Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.

REVIEWS Boy Erased - All the best intentions, but never quite reaches them

THE GIFT (2015)
Starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton and Allison Tolman. Directed by Joel Edgerton.

A young married couple's lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband's past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.

REVIEWS The Gift - Guaranteed to chill you to your core

WRITER
THE GIFT (2015)
Starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton and Allison Tolman. Directed by Joel Edgerton.

A young married couple's lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband's past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.

REVIEWS The Gift - Guaranteed to chill you to your core

FELONY (2014)
Starring Joel Edgerton, Tom Wilkinson, Jai Courtney and Melissa George. Directed by Matthew Saville.

Three male detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in a critical condition. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to both disguise and unravel the truth?
PRODUCER
BOY ERASED (2018)
Starring Lucas Hedges, Joel Edgerton, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joe Alwyn, Troye Sivan, Théodore Pellerin, Xavier Dolan, Cherry Jones and Flea. Directed by Joel Edgerton.

Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, is outed to his parents at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.

REVIEWS Boy Erased - All the best intentions, but never quite reaches them

THE GIFT (2015)
Starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton and Allison Tolman. Directed by Joel Edgerton.

A young married couple's lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband's past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.

REVIEWS The Gift - Guaranteed to chill you to your core

FELONY (2014)
Starring Joel Edgerton, Tom Wilkinson, Jai Courtney and Melissa George. Directed by Matthew Saville.

Three male detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in a critical condition. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to both disguise and unravel the truth?
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