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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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Jasper JonesJasper Jones (2016)
Dir. Rachel Perkins
Feat. Levi Miller, Aaron L. McGrath, Angourie Rice
A nostalgic portrait of Australian childhood in the summer of '69 that tells the story of a bookish boy who finds himself caught up in a local murder mystery and facing the racial tensions of his stifling small-town, whilst falling in love and learning the meaning of courage. Adapted from Craig Silvey's…
Their FinestTheir Finest (2017)
Dir. Lone Scherfig
Feat. Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy
Charming, rousing WWII romance starring Gemma Arterton as a greenhorn screenwriter who joins a makeshift cast and crew to make a film to lift British morale and inspire America to join the war. An elegant love-letter to female empowerment and the power of movies in the face of genuine adversity, it comes…
Viceroy's HouseViceroy's House (2017)
Dir. Gurinder Chadha
Feat. Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon
Another handsome chronicle of Britain's imperial history, this one depicting events of 1947, when Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy, was charged with handing India back to its people after three centuries of British rule. The long simmering Hindu-Muslim tensions lead to the partition of India and the…
ChristineChristine (2016)
Dir. Antonio Campos
Feat. Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall, J. Smith-Cameron
Rebecca Hall delivers a searing performance as 1970's news reporter Christine Chubbuck, whose struggle with depression and professional frustrations led to her committing suicide during a live television broadcast.
DenialDenial (2016)
Dir. Mick Jackson
Feat. Rachel Weisz, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson
Solid courtroom drama with Rachel Weisz in fine form as fiercly determined writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt, who battles for the truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel. Based on her book "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a…
LovingLoving (2016)
Dir. Jeff Nichols
Feat. Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas
The wrenching true story of an interracial couple who were arrested in 1950's Virginia is told with expert sensitivity by director Jeff Nichols, and naturalistic lead performances from actors Negga and Edgerton.
SilenceSilence (2016)
Dir. Martin Scorsese
Feat. Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield
A 25-year labour of love for director Scorsese, this profound meditation on faith is set during the ban on Christianity in 17th Century Japan and follows two Jesuit priests searching for their missing mentor. Forms a trilogy with Scorsese's previous religious epics, THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST and KUNDUN.

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