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Belfast (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Kenneth Branagh; Writer: Kenneth Branagh; Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Judi Dench, Colin Morgan, Lara McDonnell, Michael Maloney, Turlough Convery, Gerard Horan, Jude Hill, Olive Tennant, Conor MacNeill, Gerard McCarthy, Sid Sagar, Lewis McAskie)
The tale of a young boy living in Belfast in the late 1960s.
Benedetta (Country: France, Netherlands; Year: 2021; Director: Paul Verhoeven; Writer: David Birke and Paul Verhoeven, based on he book by Judoth C Brown; Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson, Virginie Efira, Daphne Patakia, Olivier Rabourdin)
A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair.
The French Dispatch (Country: Germany, US; Year: 2021; Director: Wes Anderson; Writer: Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman, Roman Coppola, Hugh Guinness; Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Elisabeth Moss, Frances McDormand, Saoirse Ronan, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Benicio Del Toro, Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe, Bill Murray)
A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th Century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in the French Dispatch magazine.
The Harder They Fall (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Jeymes Samuel; Writer: Jeymes Samuel, Boaz Yakin; Stars: Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Regina King, LaKeith Stanfield, Jonathan Majors, Edi Gathegi, Delroy Lindo, Tait Fletcher, RJ Cyler, Julio Cesar Cedillo, Danielle Deadwyler, Deon Cole, Woody McClain, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Dylan Kenin)
When an outlaw discovers his enemy is being freed from jail he rounds up his gang to seek revenge.
King Richard (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green; Writer: Zach Baylin; Stars: Jon Bernthal, Will Smith, Tony Goldwyn, Dylan McDermott, Erin Cummings, Susie Abromeit, Aunjanue Ellis, Andy Bean, Hannah Barefoot, Noah Bean, Judith Chapman, Saniyya Sidney, Katrina Begin, Demi Singleton, Chet Grissom)
Story of the Williams sisters rise to tennis fame under the tutelage of their father.
Last Night In Soho (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Edgar Wright; Writer: Edgar Wright, Edgar Wright, Krysty Wilson-Cairns; Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, Jessie Mei Li, Diana Rigg, Matt Smith, Terence Stamp, Lisa McGrillis, Margaret Nolan, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Rita Tushingham, Synnove Karlsen, Michael Jibson, Katrina Vasilieva, Andrew Bicknell)
Eloise, an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie. But the glamour is not all it appears to be.
The Lost Daughter (Country: US, Greece; Year: 2021; Director: Maggie Gyllenhaal; Writer: Maggie Gyllenhaal, based on the novel by Elena Ferrante; Stars: Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard, Jessie Buckley, Paul Mescal, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ed Harris, Dagmara Dominczyk, Panos Koronis, Jack Farthing, Alba Rohrwacher, Ellie James, Abe Cohen, Vassilis Koukalani, Nikos Poursanidis)
A divorced professor on a solitary summer vacation who becomes intrigued and then oddly involved in the lives of another family she meets there.
Mothering Sunday (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Eva Husson; Writer: Alice Birch, based on the book by Graham Swift; Stars: Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, Josh O'Connor, Odessa Young, Glenda Jackson)
A maid living in post-World War I England secretly plans to meet with the man she loves before he leaves to marry another woman.
The Power Of The Dog (Country: UK, Australia, US, Canada, New Zealand; Year: 2021; Director: Jane Campion; Writer: Jane Campion, Thomas Savage; Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirsten Dunst, Thomasin McKenzie, Keith Carradine, Frances Conroy,)
A widow and her son are tormented by her new husband’s sullen and bullying brother.
Ron's Gone Wrong (Country: US, UK, Canada; Year: 2021; Director: Sarah Smith, Jean-Philippe Vine, Octavio Ev Rodriguez; Writer: Peter Baynham, Chad Gomez Creasey, Trevor DeVooght; Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Olivia Colman, Ed Helms, Justice Smith, Rob Delaney, Kylie Cantrall, Ricardo Hurtado, Marcus Scribner, Thomas Barbusca, Pierre Bouvier, Barns Courtney, Mike Herrera, Lucas Kalechstein, Brianna Denski)
Ron, a Bubble Bot damaged in transit, is wreaking havoc and only young Barney can make things right.
The Souvenir: Part II (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Joanna Hogg; Writer: Joanna Hogg; Stars: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tilda Swinton, Harris Dickinson, Jack McMullen, Richard Ayoade, Joe Alwyn, Charlie Heaton, Ariane Labed, Alice McMillan, Amber Anderson, Tosin Cole, Frankie Wilson, Jaygann Ayeh, Gala Botero, Grace Hancock)
In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship with a charismatic and manipulative older man, Julie begins to untangle her fraught love for him in making her graduation film, sorting fact from his elaborately constructed fiction.
Spencer (Country: Germany, Chile, UK, US; Year: 2021; Director: Pablo Larraín; Writer: Steven Knight; Stars: Kristen Stewart, Sean Harris, Amy Manson, Sally Hawkins, Jack Farthing, Timothy Spall, Richard Sammel, Olga Hellsing, Ryan Wichert, Jack Nielen, Michael Epp, Niklas Kohrt, John Keogh, Ben Plunkett-Reynolds, Wendy Patterson)
The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities, across which handful of days, the film is set.
The Tragedy Of Macbeth (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Joel Coen; Writer: Joel Coen, William Shakespeare; Stars: Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Brendan Gleeson, Harry Melling, Brian Thompson, Ralph Ineson)
Shakespearean tragedy of a man and his wife who are undone by ambition.