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Drama

The rich human condition told with a straight face, this is the mother of all genres. So if it doesn't fit snugly anywhere else it's usually Drama...

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Nightingale, TheNightingale, The (2019)
Dir. Jennifer Kent
Feat. Baykali Ganambarr, Sam Claflin
Profound and unsentimental Australian survival drama from director Jennifer Kent (BABADOOK). Set in 1825 in Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania), where a deeply traumatised Irish woman seeks revenge on the man who killed her family, with the reluctant help of an Aboriginal tracker. An unforgettable film grappling…
Ride Like a GirlRide Like a Girl (2019)
Dir. Rachel Griffiths
Feat. Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Sullivan Stapleton
Gritty and passionate racing drama based on the true story of jockey Michelle Payne, who fulfilled a life-long dream of winning the Melbourne Cup, and was the first woman to do so.
JudyJudy (2019)
Dir. Rupert Goold
Feat. Renee Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock
Renee Zellweger's thoroughly committed and well-researched portrayal of Judy Garland elevates this biopic set in 1968 during the last year of the actresses life, when she relocates her stage career to London and performs a series of sold out concerts.
Man Who Killed Don Quixote, TheMan Who Killed Don Quixote, The (2018)
Dir. Terry Gilliam
Feat. Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgard
Madcap fantasy adventure from director Terry Gilliam following a cynical advertising director (Adam Driver) who succumbs to outrageous delusions after an old Spanish shoemaker believes him to be Don Quixote.
Downton Abbey: The MovieDownton Abbey: The Movie (2019)
Dir. Michael Engler
Feat. Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Maggie Smith
Lavish spin-off film following on from events in the TV series, with the same writer and much of the same cast. The Crawley family are visited by King George V and Queen Mary, and an assassin attempts to kill the monarch. Decadent fan-service for those who already know they love it.
Rory's WayRory's Way (2018)
Dir. Mihal Brezis, Oded Binnun
Feat. Brian Cox, Thora Birch, JJ Feild
A rugged old Scotsman (a winning performance from Brian Cox) reluctantly leaves his isolated Hebridean island to seek medical treatment in San Francisco, where his life in unexpectedly transformed by connecting with his baby grandson. A gentle, unambitious drama exploring generational divides.
TolkienTolkien (2019)
Dir. Dome Karukoski
Feat. Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney
An accomplished dramatisation of the formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien (LORD OF THE RINGS) as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.