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THE FRONT RUNNER (2019)
Starring Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, Sara Paxton, Kaitlyn Dever, Ari Graynor, J.k. Simmons, Mike Judge, Toby Huss, Kevin Pollak and Evan Castelloe. Directed by Jason Reitman.

The rise and fall of Senator Gary Hart, who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination when his campaign was sidelined by the story of an extramarital relationship with Donna Rice. As tabloid journalism and political journalism merged for the first time, Senator Hart was forced to drop out of the race – events that left a profound and lasting impact on American politics and the world stage.

REVIEWS The Front Runner - A tone-deaf look at what could have been

TULLY (2018)
Starring Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston, Colleen Wheeler, Elaine Tan, Maddie Dixon-Poirier, Asher Miles Fallica, Lia Frankland and Bella Star Choy. Directed by Jason Reitman.

Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully.

REVIEWS Tully - It's a hat-trick of Cody and Reitman

GIFTED (2017)
Starring Chris Evans, Jenny Slate, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer, McKGrace, Glenn Plummer, Julie Ann Emery, Joe Chrest, Keir O'Donnell and Jona Xiao. Directed by Marc Webb.

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

REVIEWS Gifted - A heartfelt drama worth unwrapping

BURNT (2015)
Starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Omar Sy, Daniel Brühl, Riccardo Scamarcio, Sam Keeley, Alicia Vikander, Matthew Rhys, Lily James and Uma Thurman. Directed by John Wells.

Chef Adam Jones had it all – and lost it. A two-star Michelin rockstar with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different every time out, and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive Michelin star though, he’ll need the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene.

REVIEWS Burnt - Undercooked

FOXCATCHER (2015)
Starring Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Michael Hall, Sienna Miller and Vanessa Redgrave. Directed by Bennett Miller.

How paranoid schizophrenic John DuPont befriended Olympic wrestling champion brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz, before murdering Dave in 1996.

REVIEWS Foxcatcher - Of men deep into the heart of darkness
Foxcatcher - Delivering powerhouse performances

THE SPECTACULAR NOW (2013)
Starring Shallene Woodley, Miler Teller and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Directed by James Ponsoldt.

This is the tale of Sutter Keely - high school senior, effortless charmer and would-be master of never worrying about the future - and of how he unexpectedly falls in love and also comes to terms with the fear, beauty and mystery of what comes next.

REVIEWS The Spectacular Now - Not so spectacular

THE WAY WAY BACK (2013)
Starring Liam James, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Annasophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph, Amanda Peet, Rob Corddry and Nat Faxon. Directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash.

A relationship is built between a teenager and a park ranger during summer break.

REVIEWS The Way Way Back - Hard and hilarious life lessons

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