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FlirtingFlirting (1991)
Dir. John Duigan
Feat. Thandiwe Newton, Nicole Kidman, Noah Taylor
Award–winning sequel to THE YEAR MY VOICE BROKE sensitively explores adolescent life in two single–sex high schools in rural Australia,…
Jefferson in ParisJefferson in Paris (1995)
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Thandiwe Newton
Thomas Jefferson's sabbatical in revolutionary Paris with Nick Nolte in the central role. Merchant Ivory's period detail is of course faultless, but…
Gridlock'dGridlock'd (1996)
Dir. Vondie Curtis Hall
Feat. Tim Roth, Tupac Shakur, Vondie Curtis Hall
Keyboardist Tim Roth and bassist Tupac Shakur jam out a squalid riff of muso–junkie blues. With girlfriend in a coma, the bureaucratic road to…
Beloved (1998)
Dir. Jonathan Demme
Feat. Oprah Winfrey, Thandiwe Newton, Danny Glover
Risk–taking adaptation of Toni Morrison's novel of rural Southern Gothic, former–slave Ophrey Winfrey (her first role since THE COLOUR…
BesiegedBesieged (1998)
Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci
Feat. Thandiwe Newton, David Thewlis
Returning to a 'chamber–piece' setting reminiscent of LAST TANGO IN PARIS, dir. Bertolucci unfolds an enigmatic relationship in a Rome…
Mission: Impossible 2Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)
Dir. John Woo
Feat. Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandiwe Newton
Submerging all traces of the original series, Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt, whose mission it is to keep a deadly synthetic virus out of the hands…
Truth About Charlie, TheTruth About Charlie, The (2002)
Dir. Jonathan Demme
Feat. Mark Wahlberg, Thandiwe Newton, Tim Robbins
A remake of the 1963 classic CHARADE, in which a widow realises after her husband's death that he was involved in espionage. Interesting revival…
Chronicles of Riddick, TheChronicles of Riddick, The (2004)
Dir. David Twohy
Feat. Vin Diesel, Judi Dench, Thandiwe Newton
Vin Diesel goes on the run as 'Riddick', the anti–hero of PITCH BLACK, in a far more elaborate space opera based around the evil ambitions of a…
CrashCrash (2005) Recommended
Dir. Paul Haggis
Feat. Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon
A thoughtful dramatic meditation on race and fate in modern–day America, in which a group of urbanites in Los Angeles find their lives…
Pursuit of Happyness, ThePursuit of Happyness, The (2006)
Dir. Gabriel Muccino
Feat. Will Smith, James Karen, Thandiwe Newton
Will Smith assumes the inspirational life story of Chris Gardner, a struggling salesman and single father on the poverty line who works his way up…
Run Fatboy RunRun Fatboy Run (2007) Recommended
Dir. David Schwimmer
Feat. Simon Pegg, Thandiwe Newton, Hank Azaria
A relatively mainstream Brit rom–com from co–writer Simon Pegg (SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ) who here stars as a 'runaway groom' who…
NorbitNorbit (2007)
Dir. Brian Robbins
Feat. Eddie Murphy, Thandiwe Newton, Cuba Jr. Gooding
Bottom–of–the–barrel vehicle for the once–funny Eddie Murphy sees the actor scrape out the remains of a thousand disposed…
RocknRollaRocknRolla (2008)
Dir. Guy Ritchie
Feat. Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandiwe Newton
Stylephile Guy Ritchie revisits well–trodden territory with this typically tangled crime caper involving a menagerie of seedy opportunists…
W.W. (Bush) (2008)
Dir. Oliver Stone
Feat. Josh Brolin, Richard Dreyfuss, James Cromwell
Oliver Stone examines the leadership of former U.S. President George W. Bush in this wayward, if strangely compelling account of the Texan’s…
20122012 (2009)
Dir. Roland Emmerich
Feat. John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Thandiwe Newton
Oh the humanity! Doomsday specialist Roland Emmerich renders the disaster movie redundant with this senseless, all–or–nothing…
For Colored GirlsFor Colored Girls (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf) (2010)
Dir. Tyler Perry
Feat. Kimberly Elise, Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose
Potent, if melodramatic, adaptation of the acclaimed play that has an extraordinarily diverse cast exploring the lives of nine black women through…
Vanishing on 7th StreetVanishing on 7th Street (2010)
Dir. Brad Anderson
Feat. Hayden Christensen, Thandiwe Newton, John Leguizamo
Low–wattage shocks abound as Hayden Christensen wakes up one morning to find everyone has disappeared. Brad Anderson directs with customary…
RetreatRetreat (2011)
Dir. Carl Tibbets
Feat. Cillian Murphy, Thandiwe Newton, Jamie Bell
Unnerving thriller with a couple recovering from tragedy on a secluded island who have their mourning interrupted by a bloodied soldier claiming a…
Half of a Yellow SunHalf of a Yellow Sun (2013)
Dir. Biyi Bandele
Feat. Thandiwe Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Boyega
A moving, if overly melodramatic rendering of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel about the Nigerian Civil War as experienced by two…
Westworld (TV Series)Westworld (TV Series) (2016) Recommended
Feat. Evan Rachel Wood, Thandiwe Newton, Jeffrey Wright
Phenomenally popular science–fiction western series from creator Jonathan Nolan, set in a fictional theme park populated by android "hosts",…
GringoGringo (2018)
Dir. Nash Edgerton
Feat. David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton
A mild–mannered businessman finds himself thrown into a world of crime and moral corruption when he is kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel while…
Solo: A Star Wars StorySolo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Dir. Ron Howard
Feat. Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Paul Bettany
Han Solo gets his own movie in this stand–alone Star Wars anthology film, taking place a decade prior to the events of A New Hope, where Han…
ReminiscenceReminiscence (2021)
Dir. Lisa Joy
Feat. Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Thandiwe Newton
Hugh Jackman plays a private investigator of the mind in this sci–fi action thriller set in a near future world destroyed by climate…

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