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ManderlayManderlay (2005)
Dir. Lars Von Trier
Feat. Bryce Dallas Howard, Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe
Part two of Lars von Trier’s ‘USA’ trilogy reemploys DOGVILLE’s Brechtian framework of stage outlines and minimal props in the odyssey of…
Inside ManInside Man (2006) Recommended
Dir. Spike Lee
Feat. Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster
Proficient, personalised heist thriller from dir. Spike Lee (25TH HOUR) in which a smooth and cold super–crim (Owen) engineers the robbery of…
American DreamzAmerican Dreamz (2006)
Dir. Paul Weitz
Feat. Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Willem Dafoe
Although not fulfilling the audacious thematic ambitions signalled by its title, this media satire does conjure a watchably absurd vision of the US…
Paris, Je T'aimeParis, Je T'aime (Paris, I Love You) (2006) Recommended
Dir. Olivier Assayas, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet
Feat. Fanny Ardant, Juliette Binoche, Steve Buscemi
A prestige line–up of actors and filmmakers converge in this grand anthology of love letters to the city of romance. With each vignette…
Mr. Bean's HolidayMr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
Dir. Steve Bendelack
Feat. Rowan Atkinson, Emma de Caunes, Willem Dafoe
Rubber–faced Rowan Atkinson returns to the big–screen with the bumbling Bean, his most accessible, successful comic hero. This time…
Go Go TalesGo Go Tales (2007)
Dir. Abel Ferrara
Feat. Willem Dafoe, Bob Hoskins, Asia Argento
Abel Ferrara's mouthy comedy is a welcome return to form set entirely inside the walls of a failing strip club where Willem Defoe presides as the…
AnamorphAnamorph (2007)
Dir. Henry Miller
Feat. Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Clea Duvall
Moody thriller in which Willem Dafoe plays detective to a delusional psychopath who leaves each crime scene in the style of a painting…
Fireflies In The GardenFireflies In The Garden (2008)
Dir. Dennis Lee
Feat. Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson
A heavyweight cast helm this drama centered on a family who finally uncover their deep–seated grievances after a tragic accident. Despite…
Adam ResurrectedAdam Resurrected (2008)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi
Troubling tale of a former Jewish circus entertainer who was spared from the gas chamber by serving as the camp commandant's pet dog. Based on…
Fantastic Mr. FoxFantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Aro Favourite
Dir. Wes Anderson
Feat. George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman
Wes Anderson’s quirky, buttoned–up sensibility is a fantastic match for Roald Dahl’s classic tale about a sly, debonair fox (George…
AntichristAntichrist (2009)
Dir. Lars Von Trier
Feat. Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg
Delivering laughter and revulsion in equal measure, Lars von Trier’s hugely controversial psychosexual opus – about a grieving couple who retreat…
DaybreakersDaybreakers (2009)
Dir. The Spierig Brothers
Feat. Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill
Inventive take on the vampire genre has a world populated with the fanged undead facing a food shortage with the human population rapidly dwindling.…
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's AssistantCirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)
Dir. Paul Weitz
Feat. Chris Massoglia, Josh Hutcherson, John C. Reilly
Disjointed family friendly fright fest has a teenager accidentally trigger a war between two vampire factions. Despite an excellent cast and a great…
FarewellFarewell (2009) Recommended
Dir. Christian Carion
Feat. Guillaume Canet, Emir Kusturica, Gary Lewis
This riveting Cold War yarn from the dir. of JOYEUX NOEL brings to light the little–known true story of a disillusioned KGB colonel (played by…
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? (2009)
Dir. Werner Herzog
Feat. Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe, Chloe Sevigny
Dir. Werner Herzog and David Lynch as producer team up for this bizarre tale of an actor driven to murder his mother in sunny, suburban San Diego…
Hunter, TheHunter, The (2011) Recommended
Dir. Daniel Nettheim
Feat. Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Frances O'Connor
Willem Dafoe plays a mercenary sent to hunt for an endangered Tasmanian tiger in this sparse, psychological showcase of the Australian wilderness.
John CarterJohn Carter (2012)
Dir. Andrew Stanton
Feat. Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton
Edgar Rice Burroughs's classic sci–fi novel is the basis for this hulking intergalactic adventure extravagantly financed by Disney studios,…
Boot TracksBoot Tracks (2012)
Dir. David Jacobson
Feat. Stephen Dorff, Michelle Monaghan, Willem Dafoe
Charlie Rankin, recently released from prison, seeks vengeance for his jail–house mentor William The Buddha Pettigrew. Along the way, he meets…
Out of the FurnaceOut of the Furnace (2013)
Dir. Scott Cooper
Feat. Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson
Christian Bale plays a destitute ex–con whose resolve to cut ties with his past is tested when his brother falls in with a notorious group of…
NymphomaniacNymphomaniac (Nymphomaniac: Vol. I & II) (2013)
Dir. Lars Von Trier
Feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Stacy Martin
The controversy–baiting director Lars Von Trier's wild and poetic opus detailing a woman’s erotic journey from birth to middle age as told by…
Grand Budapest Hotel, TheGrand Budapest Hotel, The (2014) Aro Favourite
Dir. Wes Anderson
Feat. Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric
Dir. Wes Anderson at last marries his quirky, meticulous aesthetic to a marvellously exotic setting and characters to create arguably his finest film…
Fault in Our Stars, TheFault in Our Stars, The (2014) Recommended
Dir. Josh Boone
Feat. Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff
A pair of offbeat teengers – one terminally ill – embrace the journey of life in this sweeping teen romance based on John Green's popular…
A Most Wanted ManA Most Wanted Man (2014) Recommended
Dir. Anton Corbijn
Feat. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe
Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a German spy in this taut John le Carré thriller about a mysterious Chechen immigrant with possible terrorist ties.
John WickJohn Wick (2014) Recommended
Dir. Chad Stahelski, David Leitch
Feat. Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen
A superbly choreographed "kick–ass" thriller that appropriately resurrects Keanu Reeves as an ex–hitman who comes out of retirement to…
Dog Eat DogDog Eat Dog (2016)
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe
Demonstrating that age hasn't tamed him, 70–year–old director Paul Schrader delivers this frenetic, nihilistic black comedy based on the…
Great Wall, TheGreat Wall, The (2016)
Dir. Zhang Yimou
Feat. Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Jing Tian
Inventive mash–up of historical epic and action fantasy places Matt Damon in China during the Song dynasty, as a European mercenary in the…
MountainMountain (2017) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jennifer Peedom
Feat. Willem Dafoe
A reflective but adrenaline–fueled documentary exploring our timeless enchantment with mountains, in the unique form of a collaboration between…
Murder on the Orient ExpressMurder on the Orient Express (2017)
Dir. Kenneth Branagh
Feat. Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe
Adaptation of the novel by Agatha Christie, in the capable hands of director Kenneth Branagh, who also stars as Hercule Poirot, the renowned…
What Happened To MondayWhat Happened To Monday (Seven Sisters) (2017)
Dir. Tommy Wirkola
Feat. Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe
By the director of DEAD SNOW and featuring a dynamic performance from Noomi Rapace as seven different characters. A dystopian future government is…
Florida Project, TheFlorida Project, The (2017) Aro Favourite
Dir. Sean Baker
Feat. Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe
An impoverished mother and her 6–year–old daughter are the focus of this vibrant offering from acclaimed indie director Sean Baker…

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