1

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    1 is an action documentary showcasing the glamour, speed, danger and excitement of Formula 1® Grand Prix racing - the greatest show on earth. Narrated by Michael Fassbender (Shame, X-Men: First Class), the film tells the story of the golden age of Formula 1®, when the sport became terrifyingly dangerous. In the late 1960s, Formula 1® cars doubled their engine size and sprouted wings, making them incredibly quick, but even more hazardous. With money pouring in from sponsorship and a new worldwide television audience, superstar drivers were born, thrown like gladiators into the ring. The drivers were legendary with charisma and raw talent, but many of them paid the ultimate price. Using rare archival footage and the greatest list of interviews ever assembled, 1 follows the story of the drivers who raced on the edge and those who stood up to change the sport forever.

    100 Bloody Acres

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    100 Bloody Acres is the story of brothers Reg and Lindsay Morgan's struggling organic blood and bone fertiliser business. The use of dead car crash victims in their product has been a huge boon to business, but it's been months since their last find and an important new customer is waiting on a delivery. When Reg Morgan (Damon Herriman), the junior partner in the business, comes across two guys and girl stranded on a remote country road, he sees a radical solution to their supply problems, and a way of finally gaining the respect of his bossy big brother, Lindsay (Angus Sampson). But things don't quite go to plan when Reg starts to fall for Sophie... They're not psycho killers, they're just small business operators!

    7 Chinese Brothers

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    Larry (Jason Schwartzman: The Grand Budapest Hotel) is content with his dog Arrow and booze, barely tolerating anything or anyone else. His marginally successful relationships include his grandmother, who keeps him afloat financially, and his best friend Norwood (Tunde Adebimpe: Rachel Getting Married), who provides him with pharmaceuticals. However a chance encounter at work gives Larry a beguiling new boss and the impetus to head in another direction for a while.

    An offbeat and quirky comedy, 7 Chinese Brothers showcases all that may be needed to help a person get unstuck in life: love (or an unrequited crush), friendship (or someone your family likes better than you) and family (or in this case, a grandmother who will support you whenever you get fired from a job).

    '71

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    Starring up-and-coming talent Jack O’Connell (Unbroken), this exhilarating, breathless thriller recreates “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland through the eyes of a young British soldier. Private Gary Hook (O’Connell) is abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape. Focusing on the vivid, visceral experience of one young soldier swept up in the action, '71 is a taut, edge-of-your-seat thriller.

    Abducted

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    Abducted in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, Dave (Trevor Morgan: The Sixth Sense) and Jessica (Tessa Ferrer: Grey's Anatomy) wake up half-naked in a dark cell. Their only initial contact is with mysterious figures in orange biohazard suits, who use metal pincers to control them.
    Along with three other couples, Dave and Jessica are subjected to bizarre medical experiments and horrific torture. One by one they are knocked unconscious, awaking with disturbing scars and metal stitches.
    After weeks of torment and fearing the worse, the captives make one final attempt to break free... only to discover that the world they once knew will never be the same again. A wild ride filled with unexpected twists and shocks, Abducted is a sci-fi thriller not to be missed.

    Adoration

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    Based on the novella by the acclaimed Nobel Prize winning writer Doris Lessing, a fearless portrait of love, lust and the power of friendship, Adoration tells the story of Lil (Naomi Watts) and Roz (Robin Wright), two lifelong friends living in a tranquil Australian seaside town, who embark on separate, passionate affairs that will change them forever.
    A Hopscotch Features co-production, Adoration was shot on the pictureseque north coast of NSW, and features an exquisite visual confidence coupled wtith a bold approach to storytelling. Adapted by Academy Award-winner Christopher Hampton (Atonement, Dangerous Liaisons) and directed by Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel) Adoration, radiating with a sweltering sensuality, is a provocative, sexy and fascinating film.

    All This Mayhem

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    All This Mayhem tells the story of brothers Tas and Ben Pappas, two boys from Melbourne who took the skateboarding world by storm, defeating Tony Hawk and crowned International World Champions within a year. Skateboarding came naturally to the Pappas brothers, but success was a different story. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account we witness the dark consequences of Tas and Ben’s rapid success, their intense fraternal bond and their journey from the pinnacle of their sport into a downward spiral of self-destruction.

    From the makers of award-winning documentaries Exit Through the Gift Shop and Senna, and featuring fascinating interviews, first person accounts and archival footage, All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide and tells of a tragedy too incredible to believe.

    Co-produced by Vice Films and directed by Eddie Martin (Lionel), All This Mayhem is an adrenalin-fuelled and unforgettable Australian film. 




    Better Living Through Chemistry

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    Meet small town pharmacist Doug Varney (Sam Rockwell). Soft in the middle, henpecked by his Type-A wife (Michelle Monaghan), Doug is sleepwalking through life, wishing things could change but doing nothing about it. He arrives at his place of employment, Bishop's Pharmacy, on a beautiful square in downtown Woodbury, where he's taking over the business from his father in law. Walter Bishop (Ken Howard), is a gruff know-it-all who doesn't think much of Doug, when he thinks of him at all. Doug does what a local pharmacist does, filling prescriptions, consulting with patients, and trying to manage his two dimwitted staffers--checkout girl Janet (Jenn Harris) and delivery guy Noah (Ben Schwartz). But Doug's whole life changes when he's forced to make a delivery run and ends up at the magnificent home of Elizabeth Roberts (Olivia Wilde). A lonely, beautiful trophy wife, Elizabeth is trapped in her surroundings, much as Doug has been. Yet, despite being from different worlds, there's instantaneous chemistry between them and when she drunkenly kisses Doug during their first meeting, a whole new avenue opens up for him.

    Beyond the Reach

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    Michael Douglas plays a high-rolling corporate shark and his impoverished young guide, Jeremy Irvine, play the most dangerous game during a hunting trip in the Mojave Desert.

    Blue Jasmine

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    After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) moves into her sister Ginger's modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again. Throughout his career, Woody Allen has created many indelible female characters portrayed by some of the world's greatest actresses. Certain to take her place in this gallery of multifaceted, complex, and richly observed women is Jasmine, the troubled heroine of Allen's new film Blue Jasmine, portrayed by the extraordinary Cate Blanchett. She stars alongside an incredible supporting cast including Alex Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Sarsgaard, Louis C.K. and Michael Stuhlbarg, in this emotionally powerful drama that is wise, tender and funny in equal measure.

    Bosch Season 1

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    With millions of fans around the world, LAPD homicide Detective Harry Bosch finally comes to television. He is relentless. Even in the face of threats to himself and those he loves, he will stop at nothing to bring justice to victims. But behind his tireless momentum is a man who is haunted by his past and struggles to remain loyal to his personal code: “Everybody counts or nobody counts”.
     
    Bosch chases a murderer after a dog brings home a human bone in the Hollywood Hills. Along the way, Bosch encounters departmental politics, media intrusion, a coroner more concerned with her reality TV ratings than the victims she autopsies, a young cop willing to do anything to become a hero, and a family destroyed by violence.
     
    Bosch also finds himself in federal civil court, accused of wrongfully killing a suspected serial killer. The trial explores Bosch’s motivations, which are rooted in his childhood, as the plaintiff’s attorney attempts to use that which makes Bosch so relentless and turn it against him.

    Centurion

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    Centurion is an epic, historical action adventure set in 117 AD. The Roman Empire stretches across Europe, from Egypt to Spain, and east as far as the Black Sea. But in northern Britain, the onslaught of Roman conquest has ground to a halt in the face of the guerrilla tactics of an elusive enemy: the savage tribesmen known as the Picts. Quintus (Fassbender), a confident Roman soldier and sole survivor of a recent raid, marches north with General Virilus' (West) legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the earth and destroy their leader Gorlacon. But when the legion is ambushed and Virilus taken captive, Quintus faces a desperate struggle to keep his small platoon alive behind enemy lines.
    From cult director Neil Marshall (The Descent, Dog Soldiers) and in the spirit of 300, Centurion promises to be an action packed adventure tale steeped in legend.

    Charlie's Country

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    Written by Rolf de Heer and David Gulpilil as a collaborative project, Charlie's Country stars Gulpilil as blackfella Charlie, who is getting older, and is out of sorts. The government’s intervention is making life more difficult in his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's kin seeming more interested in going along with things than doing anything about it. So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in doing so sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser.

    Child 44

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    After a friend’s son is found dead, Soviet secret-police officer Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy: Mad Max: Fury Road) suspects his superiors are covering up the truth. When Leo dares to raise questions, he is demoted and exiled to a provincial outpost with his wife (Noomi Rapace: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). There, Leo soon discovers other mysterious deaths with similar circumstances and convinces his new boss (Gary Oldman: The Dark Knight Rises) that a deranged serial killer is on the loose - and must be stopped before he strikes again in this electrifying thriller.

    Code Red

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    Seasoned American soldier John McGahey (Paul Logan: Mega Piranha, Aliens on Crack) is sent to Bulgaria to investigate a mysterious red gas released into the area believed to have been that used by Stalin back in World War II. Once there he meets Doctor Ana Bennett (Manal El-Feitury: My Family) who claims to have been attacked by an infected soldier turned monstrosity.
    It doesn't take long for the entire town to be overrun with gruesome, horrific zombies, hungry for flesh and the agility to get what they want. When Ana's young daughter, Miriam, is separated from her and left outside of shelter it is up to John to fight against the apocalypse and keep her alive. Code Red is an action packed zombie horror film full of bloody kills and disturbing mayhem.

    Detachment

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    Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) stars as Henry Barthes, a teacher who for years has avoided any emotional connection with his students or colleagues by never staying anywhere long enough for an attachment to form. When a new assignment places him at a public school where a frustrated, burned-out administration has created an apathetic student body, Henry soon becomes a role model to the disaffected youth. In finding an unlikely emotional bond to the students, teachers, and a runaway teen he takes in from the streets, Henry realises that he's not alone in his struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world.
    Director Tony Kaye (American History X) presents a deeply moving, powerful drama anchored by an award-worthy performance from Brody and an outstanding ensemble cast in memorable roles.

    Divergent

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    Based on Veronica Roth's best-selling novel, Divergent is a gripping action-thriller set in a futuristic world where society has been divided into five factions. As each person approaches adulthood, he or she must choose a faction and commit to it for the rest of their life. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) chooses Dauntless - the daring risk-takers who pursue bravery above all else. During the Dauntless initiation Tris completes death-defying stunts and faces her inmost fears in spectacular simulations. When she discovers she is 'Divergent', someone who will never be able to fit into just one faction, she is warned that she must conceal this secret or risk her life. As Tris uncovers a looming war which threatens her family and the life of the mysterious Dauntless leader whom she has come to love, Tris must face her greatest test yet - deciding whether revealing she is a Divergent will save her world - or destroy it.

    Escape Plan

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    One of the world's foremost authorities on structural security agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called "The Tomb." Deceived and wrongly imprisoned, Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone: The Expendables, Rocky) must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Last Stand, The Terminator) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built. The first pairing of action legends Stallone and Schwarzenegger in leading roles, Escape Plan is a high-octane action thriller also starring Jim Caviezel, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Vinnie Jones and Sam Neill.

    Europa Report

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    A unique blend of documentary, alternative history and science fiction thriller, Europa Report follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter's moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system. When unmanned probes suggest that a hidden ocean could exist underneath Europa's icy surface and may contain single-celled life, Europa Ventures, a privately funded space exploration company, sends six of the best astronauts from around the world to confirm the data and explore the revolutionary discoveries that may lie in the Europan ocean.
    After a near-catastrophic technical failure that leads to loss of communication with Earth and the tragic death of a crewmember, the surviving astronauts must overcome the psychological and physical toll of deep space travel, and survive a discovery on Europa more profound than they had ever imagined.

    Foodies

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    This is an insightful look at a new breed of well-to-do bloggers – the self-styled culinary jetset – those who dine at the best restaurants in town. New Yorker Steve Plotnicki relishes a good meal and a lively argument. Londoner Andy Hansen has eaten at every three Michelin star restaurant. Perm Paitayawat’s parents’ generosity allows him to visit such gourmet icons as Noma. While over in Hong Kong, rookie blogger Katie Keiko, scrapes together the dollars for 13 courses at NY’s Eleven Madison Park. Then there’s the improbable Aiste Miseviciute, a Lithuanian model, with a love of Japanese cuisine. These influential consumers shine a spotlight on the world of dining excellence, and share their mouth-watering experiences with followers across the net.

    Galore

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    It's a sweltering summer before the final year of school. Best friends Billie (Ashleigh Cummings from Tomorrow When the War Began and hit TV show Puberty Blues) and Laura (Lily Sullivan who wowed audiences in Mental) share every secret, except one – Billie is crazy in love and sleeping with Laura's boyfriend Danny. When Billie's social worker mum takes in Isaac, a troubled teen looking to get his life straight, the delicate balance of the three friends' lives is disrupted. The four teenagers immerse themselves in a swirl of parties, possible love, sex and desire – until secrets are revealed and their lives are thrown into chaos. Visually stunning, Rhys Graham’s debut feature captures the world of teenage suburbia with a sensuous and vivid intensity; a world where adults are exiled to the outer margins. Evoking the burning energy of adolescent rebellion against small-town inertia, GALORE is an intimate and hauntingly beautiful coming-of-age story of love, loss, and betrayal.


    Grace of Monaco

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    Set in 1962, six years after her celebrated Wedding of the Century, Grace of Monaco tells of a year in the life of one of the twentieth century's most iconic women - Grace Kelly - as she strived to reconcile her past and her present, a yearning for a return to the big screen with her newfound role as a mother of two, monarch of a European principality and wife to Prince Ranier III. While contemplating overtures from Alfred Hitchcock to return to her career in Hollywood, Grace found herself plunged into a personal crisis when Rainier's modernisation of an ailing Monaco was halted by French President Charles de Gaulle - who tried to reclaim the principality for France by force. It was a crossroads for Grace's family, her marriage and her country, and her private life. It would become the moment in which a cinematic icon, an American far from home, would have to face a tough decision - return to her celebrated status as a movie star, globally loved and adored, or accept that she will never act again, embrace her new role and her new identity. From the director of La Vie en Rose, GRACE OF MONACO is a real-life fairytale, a sweeping romance and a portrait of the cinematic legend of Princess Grace.

    Halt & Catch Fire Season 1

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    Rougly one year after IBM all but corners the market with the release of its first major product — the IBM PC. “Personal Computers: And the Winner Is … IBM” declares the cover of BusinessWeek. However, 1983 is also the same year people realize that the IBM PC has a fatal flaw, which quickly makes personal computing anyone’s game. 

    In this fictional drama, a former IBM executive Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace) plans to reverse-engineer the flagship product of his former employer, and he forces his current company, Cardiff Electric, into the personal computer race. MacMillan enlists the help of Gordon Clarke (Scoot McNairy), a once-great engineer who dreams of creating a revolutionary product while trying to manage his initially unsupportive wife, Donna, (Kerry Bishé), and Cameron Howe (Mackenzie Davis), a volatile prodigy who puts her future in jeopardy to join MacMillan’s rogue PC project. 

    Hammer of the Gods

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    Set in Viking Britain in 871 AD, Hammer of the Gods is a visceral, intense tale set in a world whose only language is violence. A young Viking warrior, Steinar (Charlie Bewley), is sent by his father the king on a quest to find his estranged brother, Hakan (Elliot Cowan) who was banished from the kingdom many years before. Steinar's epic journey across terrifyingly hostile territory gradually sees him emerge as the man his father wants him to be - the ruthless and unforgiving successor to his throne.

    I, Frankenstein

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    200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein's creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind. From the co-writer of the hit supernatural saga, Underworld, comes the action thriller I, Frankenstein, written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie, screen story by Kevin Grevioux and Stuart Beattie, based on the Darkstorm Studios graphic novel 'I, Frankenstein' also created by Kevin Grevioux.

    Indian Summers Season 1

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    Set against the grandeur of the Himalayas, Indian Summers tells the rich and explosive story behind the decline of the British Empire in India.

    It’s 1932 and India’s British power-brokers are stationed in the “little England” of Simla to govern throughout the summer. Ambitious and charismatic, Ralph Whelan (Henry Lloyd-Hughes: The Inbetweeners) is a rising star in India’s Civil Service, whose professional and political progress is carefully controlled by Cynthia Coffin (Julie Walters: Becoming Jane). But Cynthia’s plans are disrupted by the return of Ralph’s sister, Alice (Jemima West: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), who is herself drawn into a forbidden romance with Ralph’s Indian co-worker, Aafrin Dalal (Nikesh Patel: Bedlam). Meanwhile, the discovery of a young Indian boy near the train tracks sparks a series of events that will rock the lives of Simla’s inhabitants to the core.

    With an outstanding ensemble cast, Indian Summers tells a sweeping emotional and political story set during the turbulent birth of modern India.

    Jackie

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    Jackie is an endearing and life-affirming comedy on the importance of family and enjoying the simpler things in life. Workaholic magazine editor Sofie (Carice van Houten: Game of Thrones, Valkyrie) and her carefree twin sister Daan (Jelka van Houten: Fresh Meat) were raised in a happy Amsterdam household by a loving gay couple. Though they share a close-knit bond, the only trait the two sisters seem to have in common is the fact that neither has ever met their biological mother (Academy Award® winner Holly Hunter: The Piano), an aging free spirit who lives in the American Southwest.
    Compelled to pay their estranged mother a visit after receiving an unexpected phone call, the two sisters venture across the Atlantic Ocean to find her living in a run-down RV and suffering from a badly fractured leg. Now, as they set out on a cross-country trip to get her to physical rehabilitation, the twins finally begin to learn where their colorful personalities came from.

    Justin Bieber's Believe

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    Behind the headlines, beyond the spotlight - there's more to his story. Justin Bieber's Believe captures 19-year-old Justin Bieber unfiltered and honest. This amazing film gives you an intimate look at Justin Bieber's sold out worldwide Believe tour. Not only will you see the visually stunning concert footage of Justin's biggest hits, you'll get a personal backstage ticket to see how the entire tour came together. Justin Bieber's Believe also offers an exclusive look at Justin's life off stage. Follow Justin's journey from the underdog who dreamt of playing at Madison Square Garden to the world's biggest pop star he is today. Believe in Justin Bieber.

    Laggies

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    In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad.

    Lost River

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    "Lost River" is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger. In the virtually abandoned city of Lost River, Billy (Christina Hendricks), a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld in her quest to save her childhood home and hold her family together. Her teenage son Bones (Iain De Casestecker) discovers a mystery about the origins of Lost River that triggers his curiosity and sets into motion an unexpected journey that will test his limits and the limits of those he loves.

    Magic in the Moonlight

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    Set in the 1920s on the opulent and idyllic Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight is an enchanting romantic comedy starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone. The film follows cynical and arrogant Englishman Stanley (Firth), a master illusionist who is invited to the Catledge Family mansion to unmask a possible swindle involving an alluring young clairvoyant named Sophie (Stone). At first, Stanley is confident he can expose Sophie as a fraud in no time. But as he witnesses her accomplish numerous supernatural feats, Stanley begins to question his whole rational worldview – if Sophie’s powers are real, anything could be possible. Charming, funny and featuring terrific performances, Magic in the Moonlight delves into the very heart of our belief in something more, with a twist you won’t see coming.

    Maps to the Stars

    Plot Summary

    With this tale of a dysfunctional Hollywood family on the verge of implosion, acclaimed director David Cronenberg forges a brilliant, scathing and darkly comic satire of our celebrity-obsessed culture, starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack and Robert Pattinson.

    The Weiss family is making their way in a sun-soaked Los Angeles, driven by all the wrong values and rife with money, dreams, fame, envy, yearning and angst. We witness the desperate world of shallow celebrities and their minions, all of whom are about to be manipulated and destroyed by one of their twisted own. As much as it is a sharp, wicked look at a vacant and corrupt society, Maps to the Stars is also a very human ghost story and a claustrophobic nightmare.
     

    Metallica Through the Never

    Plot Summary

    Award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal creates a groundbreaking 3-D motion picture event, Metallica Through the Never. The music-driven feature film combines a bold narrative and spectacular live-performance footage of one of the most popular and influential rock bands in history to produce a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience. Emerging young star Dane DeHaan (The Place Beyond the Pines) portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission during Metallica's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena.

    My Old Lady

    Plot Summary

    Starring Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas, My Old Lady is a warm and witty tale set in the City of Light. Hard-up New Yorker Mathias (Kline) travels to Paris to sell a grand old apartment he has inherited from his estranged father. But he is stunned to find a refined and spirited old lady, Mathilde (Smith), still living there with her very protective daughter Chloé (Scott Thomas). He soon learns that under ancient French law, he will not gain possession of the property until Mathilde dies. With smart and funny script from celebrated writer/director Israel Horovitz, My Old Lady is a charming, sophisticated drama showcasing superb performances from its three expert leads.
     

    Northmen: A Viking Saga

    Plot Summary

    A band of Vikings are stranded behind enemy lines on the coast of Alba as their longboat goes down in a dreadful storm. Their only chance of survival is to find a path to the Viking settlement, Danelag, traversing an unfamiliar and hostile land they have never known. The journey becomes a race for their lives when the King of Alba sends his most feared mercenaries after them. But when the Vikings meet a kind Christian Monk who preaches with his sword, the hunters become the hunted as the Vikings set deadly traps, mercilessly decimating their pursuers one by one, culminating in a final and deadly encounter.

    Now You See Me

    Plot Summary

    Now You See Me pits an elite FBI squad in a game of cat and mouse against "The Four Horsemen", a magic super-team of the world's greatest illusionists. The Four Horsemen pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, and then funnel the millions of stolen profits into their audiences bank accounts, while staying one step ahead of the law.
    FBI Special Agent Dylan (Ruffalo) is determined to make the magicians pay for their crimes-and to stop them before they pull off what promises to be an even more audacious heist. But he's forced to partner with Alma (Laurent), an Interpol detective about whom he is instantly suspicious. Out of desperation he turns to Thaddeus (Freeman), a famed magic debunker, who claims the bank heist was accomplished using disguises and video trickery. One thing Dylan and Alma agree on is that the Horsemen must have an outside point person, and that finding him (or her) is key to ending the magicians' crime spree. Could it be Thaddeus? Or Alma? Or could it really be... magic?

    Pan's Labyrinth

    Plot Summary

    Fairy tales and folk stories have their roots in very old, very deep human fears, fears that director Guillermo del Toro teases out brilliantly in his ambitious, glorious film Pan's Labyrinth. Set against the backdrop of fascist Spain in 1944, Pan's Labyrinth is a breathtaking mix of fact and fantasy, poetry and politics, pain and pleasure to form what was possibly the best film of 2007.
    A modern masterpiece made entirely on his own terms, with layers of imagery and storytelling folding back on themselves to create a completely formed world, this is remarkable, unique filmmaking. A richly moving story of the end of innocence. Pan's Labyrinth is at once baroque, eerie, smart, passionate, graceful and truly dazzling.
    Pan's Labyrinth is testament to the power of the imagination; one so vivid and concrete that it's likely to change the colour of your sleep.

    Parker

    Plot Summary

    Parker is an action noir thriller based on the antihero character of the same name created by acclaimed novelist Donald E. Westlake - portrayed on screen in the past by Lee Marvin in Point Blank, Robert Duvall inThe Outfit and Mel Gibson in Payback.
    Director Taylor Hackford (Ray) brings a whole new generation of fans to this character, with actor Jason Stratham in the role, and the screenplay penned by Black Swan co-writer John J. McLaughlin. Parker follows a professional thief who lives by a strict code of honour - but who isn't above killing someone if that's what is required or is forced to retaliate. After being double-crossed by his partners in a heist and narrowly escaping with his life, he finds himself unexpectedly teaming up with a female real estate agent to get back what he's owed. Like Out Of Sight, Parker is crammed full of inspired set-ups, twists and turns and a rollicking sense of humour, making it a distinctive crime thriller.

    Philomena

    Plot Summary

    Philomena is the true story of one mother's search for her lost son. Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a "fallen woman". When her baby was only a toddler, he was whisked away by the nuns to America for adoption. Philomena (Judi Dench) spent the next fifty years searching for him in vain. Then she met Martin Sixsmith, a world-weary journalist as cynical as Philomena was trusting. Together they set off for America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena's son, but also the powerful bond that grew between Philomena and Martin.


    Based on Sixsmith's acclaimed book "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and a Fifty-Year Search", the film is a bitter-sweet drama, a compelling narrative of human love and loss and ultimately a celebration of life.

    PULP: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets

    Plot Summary

    Sheffield, 1988, ‘The Day That Never Happened’.  Following a disastrous farewell show in their hometown, PULP move to London in search of success. They find fame on the world stage in the 1990s with anthems including ‘Common People’ and ‘Disco 2000’. 25 years (and 10 million album sales) later, they return to Sheffield for their last UK concert:  what could go wrong?

    Red 2

    Plot Summary

    In Red 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives - including former colleague Marvin (John Malkovich), ever-deadly sharp-shooter Victoria (Helen Mirren) and Frank's beloved Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker) - for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.
    To succeed, they'll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. It's a mission that takes them to Paris, London and Moscow, where they cross paths with Frank's seductive former flame Katja (Catherine Zeta-Jones), as well as Bailey (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant scientist from Frank's past. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world-and stay alive in the process.

    Revenge of the Green Dragons

    Plot Summary

    Two best friends rise through the ranks of New York's Chinese underworld in the 1980s.

    Rush

    Plot Summary

    From Academy Award winning director Ron Howard, set against the golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the fast paced, action packed and exhilarating true story of one of the greatest rivals the sport has ever witnessed - James Hunt versus Niki Lauda, and their illustrious Formula 1 racing teams, McLaren versus Ferrari.

    Privileged, charismatic and handsome English playboy, James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) could not be more different from his reserved and methodical opponent, Austrian born Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl). Rush follows their chequered personal lives both on and off the track and charts their rivalry from its inception in Formula 3. Here they competed viciously against each other until Lauda's superior business acumen and surgeon like precision behind the wheel propelled him all the way to Formula 1; eventually landing him the number one spot at Ferrari. However it was not long before unruly golden boy James Hunt fought his way into Formula 1, and into the hearts of a nation, dramatically seizing the world championship from Lauda and proving to the critics, and more importantly himself, that there was real substance beneath his stylish exterior. Polar opposites pitted against each other in the most dangerous sport in the world, Hunt and Lauda were pushed to the breaking point of their physical and psychological endurance.

    Satellite Boy

    Plot Summary

    Catriona McKenzie's directorial feature debut is a heartfelt, moving and uplifting story about a young boy's journey to save his home and ultimately himself. Satellite Boy follows Pete, a 12 year old Aboriginal boy who lives with his elderly grandfather, Old Jagamarra (Gulpilil). Home is the abandoned outdoor cinema in the outback town of Wyndham. When it is threatened with demolition, Pete sees his world in jeopardy and sets off for the city. He is joined by his friend Kalmain, who has his own reasons for leaving town. Together the boys travel through epic and stunning Kimberley country and when they get lost in the bush, Pete has to remember some of the old Aboriginal bush skills his grandfather taught him for them to survive.
    Fable-like in its storytelling, it shows a world torn between old and new, tradition and progress, nature and technology. Celebrating the importance of family, true friendship and cultural and spiritual identity, Satellite Boy is captivating and affecting.

    Skin Trade

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    After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.

    Skyline

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    Skyline is an enthralling sci-fi thriller directed and produced by the Brothers Strause, whose company Hydraulx created the visual effects for films including Avatar, X-Men-3, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and 300.
    Jarrod (Eric Balfour: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Elaine's (Scottie Thompson: Star Trek) trip to L.A. was supposed to be a fun weekend away to visit Jarrod's best friend, Terry (Donald Faison: Scrubs). But when they are awakened by mysterious blue lights raining down over the city skyline, their weekend away quickly turns into a nightmare.
    As day breaks, the full extent of the catastrophe becomes clear. Like moths to a flame, the light source is drawing people outside before they suddenly vanish into the air. They soon discover an other-worldly force is swallowing the entire human population off the face of the earth. Now our band of survivors must fight for their lives as the world unravels around them. Tankers, drones and hydra-like machines are invading the city. The human race faces annihilation as thousands of terrified people are sucked up into the alien ships. Inescapable and seemingly indestructible, it will take every survival instinct they have to elude capture.

    Son of a Gun

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    An edge-of-your-seat heist thriller starring Ewan McGregor and talented newcomer Brenton Thwaites, Son of a Gun tells the story of a young man who is drawn into the lawless world of a notorious criminal. While locked up for a minor offence, 19-yr-old JR (Thwaites) becomes apprentice to the enigmatic Brendan Lynch (McGregor), a calculating crime boss with connections both inside and out.

    After helping Lynch and his crew orchestrate a daring prison escape, JR is invited to join in on their next job – a high stakes heist that promises to deliver millions. But as they plan the heist, JR begins to suspect he is being played and soon finds himself on a collision course with his mentor in a very dangerous game. The impressive debut feature of Australian writer/director Julius Avery, this taut psychological thriller, both artful and laced with action, palpably gets under your skin.

    Song One

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    After a terrible accident puts her brother in a coma, a graduate student (Anne Hathaway) travels to New York to see him and subsequently becomes involved with the musician (Johnny Flynn) her brother idolized.

    Sunshine on Leith

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    Home is where the heart is for best friends Davy and Ally. Returning to their lifelong residence of Leith, in Edinburgh, the lads kindle romances old and new: Ally plans to propose to Davy’s sister Liz, while Davy falls head-over-heels in love with Yvonne. Meanwhile, Davy's parents Rab and Jean are busy planning their 25th wedding anniversary. Everything’s going swimmingly, until a revelation from Rab’s past threatens to tear the family and all three couples apart.

The second feature from actor-turned-director Dexter Fletcher, SUNSHINE ON LEITH is a jubilant, heartfelt musical about the power of home, the hearth, family and love. Adapted from the acclaimed stage musical by Stephen Greenhorn it features the euphoric music of The Proclaimers.

    The Broken Circle Breakdown

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    Winner of the Audience Award at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival, where it was rapturously received, and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, The Broken Circle Breakdown is a Belgian drama about passion, parenthood, sorrow and joy. Infused with incredible music, the film tells the story of Elise and Didier, two unconventional star-crossed lovers, who fall for each other despite their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a free-spirited realist.

Told over a number of years, beautifully edited with a non-linear structure reeling backwards and forwards through time, we watch as the couple make a life together in a gorgeous country farmhouse, begin a bluegrass band and raise a beautiful daughter, Maybelle. But when an unexpected tragedy arrives, their love and everything they know is tested.

A director to watch, Felix van Groeningen has crafted a masterful, exuberant film. With entrancing and arresting performances from the two leads, The Broken Cirle Breakdown miraculously seems to encompass all of human emotion and is a romantic melodrama of the highest order.

    The Butler

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    Lee Daniels' The Butler tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family. Forest Whitaker stars as the butler with Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, and many more. Academy Award® nominated Lee Daniels (Precious) directs and co-wrote the script with Emmy®-award winning Danny Strong (Game Change).

    The Divergent Series: Insurgent

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    THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.

    The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

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    Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his lover start a new life on the uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the international press sensationalises the exploits of the Galapagos’ “Adam and Eve”, others flock there—including a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson and a gun-toting Viennese Baroness and her two lovers. Things would never be the same.
     
    To bring this extraordinary story to life, Emmy®-award winning filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller (Ballets Russes) nimbly interweave newly unearthed home movies of these original settlers; testimonies of modern day islanders; and powerful voice performances including Oscar® winner Cate Blanchett. Macabre yet inspiring, The Galapagos Affair is a gripping parable of Robinson Crusoe adventure and utopian dreams gone awry.

    The Good Lie

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    1. After their village is destroyed and their parents killed by Northern militia, Sudanese orphans Theo, his siblings and other survivors make a difficult journey to a refugee camp in Kenya. Thirteen years later, the group gets the chance to settle in the U.S. They are met in Kansas by Carrie Davis (Reese Witherspoon), who has been charged with finding them jobs. However, seeing how adrift they are in 20th-century America, Carrie endeavors to help them in rebuilding their shattered lives.

    The Hooligan Factory

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    Danny (Jason Maza) wants something more. Expelled from school and living in his Grandfather's flat, he longs to live up to the image of his estranged father ‘Danny Senior’ (Ronnie Fox). Meanwhile legendary football hooligan ‘Dexter’ (Nick Nevern) is about to be released from prison and is on a quest of his own, one of vengeance against his nemesis and rival firm leader ‘The Baron’. But when Danny’s and Dexter’s paths cross they embark on a journey as old as hooliganism itself.

    The Invisible Woman

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    The Invisible Woman marks Ralph Fiennes’ second outing as director, while also starring as the complex figure, writer Charles Dickens. In 1857, at the height of Dickens’ career, he pursued a love affair with a young actress, Nelly Ternan. She remained his muse for the rest of his life, but their relationship was kept secret, even after Dickens’ separation from his wife. As a result, Ternan’s story is one of someone who almost wasn’t there; her story very nearly disappearing from the record for good. Claire Tomalin’s pioneering biography of Dickens has been adapted by British screenwriter Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, The Hour). The Invisible Woman is an elegant recreation of the times, featuring superb performances from Fiennes, Felicity Jones and Kristin Scott Thomas, delivering a richly powerful drama.

    The Little Death

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    A comedy about sex, love, relationships and taboo, The Little Death is a laugh-out-loud funny, honest and ultimately moving look at the secret sex lives of five ordinary couples. Maeve has a dangerous sexual fantasy that Paul struggles to fulfill, Evie and Dan reignite their spark with role-play, Rowena discovers she finds pleasure in her husband Richard’s pain, while Phil finds a newfound love for his wife Maureen in her quieter moments, and Monica and Sam become caught up in a dirty and chaotic phone call. Writer/Director Josh Lawson brings together an ensemble of Australia’s finest talent to explore the strange, hilarious and sometimes disastrous places our desire can take us in pursuit of that fleeting moment of sexual ecstasy; a moment the French call ‘la petite mort’ – the little death.


    The Love Punch

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    Retirement at last! Middle aged and divorced, company owner Richard Jones is looking forward to a worry-free existence as he arrives at his office on his last day of work. Much to his dismay, he discovers that the management buyout of his company was fraudulent. The company is now bankrupt and the employee pension fund - including his own - has been embezzled. Enlisting the help of his ex-wife Kate, Richard sets out to track down the shady business man behind this, Vincent Kruger. Before they know it, Richard and Kate are caught up in a cat and mouse caper across Europe in a whirlwind of intrigue, mad chases and jewelry theft during which they rekindle their romance.

    The Mule

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    Inspired by true events, The Mule tells the story of a naive man who is detained by federal police with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach. Alone and afraid, ‘the Mule’ makes a desperate choice; to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence… literally. By doing so he becomes a 'human time bomb'; dragging cops, criminals and concerned family into his impossible escapade. 

     

    The Real Mary Poppins

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    The Real Mary Poppins explores the fascinating relationship between author Pamela Travers and her much-loved character, Mary Poppins. The universally adored magical nanny has enthralled three generations of children and parents although very few people know about the Australian creator and her remarkable but troubled life. A story of a complex woman who escaped her upbringing in rural Australia to pursue her dream of becoming a writer, reinventing herself and her past along the way.
     
    An intriguing documentary combining interviews and footage interwoven with clips from the major motion picture, Saving Mr Banks (starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks) plus new interviews with the cast, The Real Mary Poppins finally reveals the enigma that was Pamela Travers and the origin of one of the most popular characters in fiction.

    The Right Kind of Wrong

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    In this romantic comedy, Leo Palamino (Ryan Kwanten) is a failed-writer- turned-dishwasher made famous for his many flaws and shortcomings in a blog called “Why You Suck,” a huge Internet success written by his ex-wife. Then Leo meets Colette (Sara Kanning), the girl of his dreams... on the day she is marrying the perfect man. And so, the ultimate underdog story begins as Leo, a fearless dreamer, risks all to show Colette and the whole wide world all that is right with a man famous for being wrong. 

    The Rise

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    Battered, bruised and under arrest, Harvey Denton sits in a police interview room facing interrogation. Clutching a stack of eyewitness statements, Detective Inspector West has no doubt as to Harvey's part in a foiled robbery, and his subsequent attempted murder of local businessman Steven Roper.
    Denying nothing, Harvey agrees to tell his version of events in full. We take in his release from prison a month earlier, and the malevolent, unjust act that put him there. We see his emotional reunion with his sibling-like best friends, and the immovable loyalty they have for one another. We see the rekindling of a lost love, a second chance for two people meant for each other. We see the ingenious planning of the ill-fated robbery, the shocking outcome, and the real driving force behind it - retribution. What unfolds is an exhilarating, moving and hilarious story of loyalty, jealousy, friendship, revenge and the pursuit of happiness.
    The Rise is a bold take on a much-loved genre. A heist film, an underdog story and a thriller delivered with unexpected originality.

    The Sacrament

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    From acclaimed writer/director Ti West and master of horror Eli Roth, The Sacrament follows two Vice Media correspondents as they set out to document their friend's journey to find his missing sister. They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of "Eden Parish," a self-sustained rural utopia, comprised of nearly two hundred members. At the center of this small, religious, socialist community is a mysterious leader known only as "Father." As their friend reunites with his sister, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. What started as just another documentary shoot, soon becomes a race to escape with their lives.

    The Vatican Tapes

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    The Vatican Tapes follows the ultimate battle between good and evil - God versus Satan. Angela Holmes (Olivia Taylor Dudley: Transcendence) is an ordinary 27-year-old until she begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close to her, causing serious injury and death. Holmes is examined and possession is suspected, but when the Vatican is called upon to exorcise the demon, the possession proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than ever imagined. It’s all up to Father Lozano (Michael Peña: American Hustle) to wage war for more than just Angela’s soul, but for the world as we know it.

    The Village Season 2

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    The Village S2 follows the life and love of Bert Middleton (Tom Varey) – a young man who never leaves his hometown but who witnesses Great Britain transform around him. As the son of John and Grace Middleton (John Simm and Maxine Peake) Bert has a unique perspective on a world of bloom and bust, the dawn of motor cars and the Charleston, as the roaring twenties explode with energy, freedom and optimism. In the outside world barriers are being broken down and change comes at a terrific pace, and The Village is thrown headlong into modernity.

    Wadjda

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    To shoot a film in a country where cinema itself is banned is an achievement for any director. When that filmmaker also happens to be a woman, in a country where it is illegal for women to drive or vote, makes Haifaa Al Mansour’s debut feature Wadjda all the more impressive. Most remarkably of all, it’s a masterful film filled with humour, emotion and humanism. Wadjda is a 10-year-old Saudi Arabian girl: entrepreneurial and rebellious. She’s determined to buy a bicycle, even though it's frowned upon. Wadjda lives with her loving parents, although her father isn’t around much, and her mother is convinced he’s looking for a second wife. Wadjda, like Iran’s A Separation, offers a fascinating glimpse into a world rarely seen. Boundary-pushing in all the best ways, Wadjda a thrilling cinematic achievement.

    Walk of Shame

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    After losing an audition for her dream job, Meghan Miles (Elizabeth Banks: The Hunger Games, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), a Los Angeles TV news anchor, goes out for an uncharacteristic night of partying. She awakes up in the bed of a stranger (James Marsden: X-Men, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), to a phone message announcing the job is hers, if she can make it to the news station by time of broadcast. Stranded in an unknown area without money, a phone, or a car, Meghan—clad in a provocative yellow dress—embarks on a series of misadventures as she desperately races to seize the opportunity of a lifetime.
     
    An outrageous comedy, Walk of Shame is a hilarious story of the ultimate day gone wrong.

    We Are What We Are

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    Seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank (Bill Sage: Boardwalk Empire, Nurse Jackie) rules his family with a rigorous fervour, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris (Ambyr Childers: Gangster Squad) and Rose (Julia Garner: The Perks of Being a Wallflower) are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the chilling secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years.
    We Are What We Are is a remarkable re-invention of the horror genre. Director Jim Mickle (Stake Land, Mulberry Street) paints a gripping portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive and cements himself as one of the most fascinating up-and-coming directors.

    What If?

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    Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) and Chantry (Zoe Kazan) meet at a party while reading refrigerator magnet poetry and find that they have great chemistry....as friends. They form a relationship in which they talk about everything from movies to illnesses to disappointing Christmas presents.  It’s heavy interest at first sight but there is a problem—Chantry has a serious boyfriend.
     
    Wallace falls hard for Chantry and Chantry must deal with her growing feelings for Wallace. Should friendship be squashed due to budding romantic influences or can they control their desire to simply enjoy the benefits of a platonic relationship.
     
    Told through their many meetings over the course of a year and interwoven with both Wallace and Chantry’s hyperactive imagination, the film hilariously demonstrates the complications of timing.  All of their insecurities, regrets and victories are exposed. 

    Young and Beautiful

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    Nuanced, elegant and thought-provoking, the latest film from renowned French director François Ozon is a coming-of-age portrait set over four seasons and four songs. YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL chronicles seventeen-year-old Isabelle's sexual journey from the awakening of her desires to her first time, from her exploration of love to her search for her identity.

    Yves Saint Laurent

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    This fascinating film unveils the life of prolific French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. At just 21 years, Saint Laurent is called upon to run one of the world’s great fashion houses – Dior. During his triumph there, he meets Pierre Bergé. Lovers and business partners, together they create the Yves Saint Laurent company and revolutionise the world of fashion. Yves Saint Laurent is an epic odyssey of love, creation, glamour and style; with a privileged insight into the mind of a great visionary, and the doubts and demons behind the genius. Receiving full support from Pierre Bergé and the Yves Saint Laurent Foundation, the filmmakers utilise breathtaking original YSL designs, including the acclaimed 1976 Ballets Russes Collection, and film inside Laurent’s opulent homes from Paris to Marrakech.