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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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20th Century Women20th Century Women (2017)
Dir. Mike Mills
Feat. Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig
Annette Bening shines as a bohemian single mother who enlists Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning to help raise her 15-year-old son in this dreamy Californian memoir of late-70s lifestyles based on the experiences of writer-director Mike Mills.
Girl with All the Gifts, TheGirl with All the Gifts, The (2016)
Dir. Colm McCarthy
Feat. Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine
A unique and inventive take on the zombie horror genre, this is a richly allegorical story of an exceptional young girl who is immune to a world wide zombie virus and goes on the run with her teacher and a military scientist.
Beguiled, TheBeguiled, The (2017)
Dir. Sofia Coppola
Feat. Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst
This exquisitely designed Southern pot-boiler set during the Civil War within a claustrophobic girls' seminary in Virginia marks a return to form for director, Sofia Coppola. When a handsome but wounded Union soldier is found on the school grounds, the residents are conflicted, setting into motion a…
A Ghost StoryA Ghost Story (2016)
Dir. David Lowery
Feat. Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara
A supernatural drama of striking originality about a man and woman separated by death and haunted by eternal loss and helplessness. Framed in the old TV standard aspect ratio of 4x3 with rounded-corners (and retro-filters to match), and shot in noticably long takes, this is not a film for "hamburger"…
Wizard of Lies, TheWizard of Lies, The (2017)
Dir. Barry Levinson
Feat. Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Alessandro Nivola
True story of one of the largest frauds in US history, with Robert De Niro regaining some credibility in the role of corrupt businessman Bernie Madoff, who ruined the lives of his family and many others through fraudulent investment operations.
UnaUna (2016)
Dir. Benedict Andrews
Feat. Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed
Compelling adaptation of David Harrower's two-hand play "Blackbird" that maturely navigates the thin and morally sensitive line between forbidden romance and abuse, and its longer-term consequences. The "stage" is set fifteen years after the relationship between a 13-year-old girl (Mara, who is terrific)…
One Thousand RopesOne Thousand Ropes (2017)
Dir. Tusi Tamasese
Feat. Frankie Adams, Uelese Pataia, Beulah Koale
A Samoan father and traditional healer reconnects with his estranged daughter in this quietly powerful drama shot in Wellington, by the director of THE ORATOR. Weaves together bracing social realism with supernatural elements and local folklore, within a cultural context that will be unfamiliar to most.

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