MY YEAR WITH HELEN
Kiwi filmmaking legend Gaylene Preston follows former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark as she runs for UN Secretary General.
BATTLE OF THE SEXES
Emma Stone is Billie Jean King, the 1973 World Number 1 tennis player who fought for gender-equal tournament winnings. Co-stars Steve Carrell.
The electrifying 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as 'The Battle of the Sexes' and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposite sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles.
Period drama adapted from Nikolai Leskov's novel Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. Directed by Sundance Grand Jury Prize-nominee William Oldroyd.
"Lady Katherine (Florence Pugh) is a young misfit in the stifling social atmosphere of Victorian England. Locked in a marriage of convenience to a much older man, marooned on an estate amidst the northern heaths of County Durham, Katherine strains against the social mores of the time. Lectured at by the local priest, tormented by a father-in-law who expects her to provide an heir, she paces her constrictive world like a wild animal looking for escape. She soon finds an outlet for her passions in Sebastian (Cosmo Jarvis), a young groom who is one of her husband's many servants. Those passions could be their undoing." (Toronto International Film Festival)
BLADE RUNNER 2049
Harrison Ford reprises his role as Rick Deckard in this Denis Villeneuve (Sicario) directed sequel, co-produced by original Blade Runner director Ridley Scott. The story unfolds 30 years after the events of the first film, when a new Blade Runner (Ryan Gosling) unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos.
THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US
Idris Elba and Kate Winslet survive an alpine plane crash in this adaptation of Charles Martin's novel from the director of Paradise Now.
Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realise help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of kilometres of wilderness, pushing one another to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible.
Detective Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous looking snowman. Adapted from Jo Nesbø's best-selling novel of the same name from his Harry Hole series.
When an elite crime squad's lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Rebecca Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.
Marvel's third Thor film and 17th of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), imprisoned without his hammer, must fight a gladiatorial duel against his old mate - the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) - in order to return to Asgard in time to stop the villainous Hela (Cate Blanchett) and the impending Ragnarök, the Norse apocalypse. Directed by Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople).
Crime drama from Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) set against the backdrop of the 1967 Detroit riots. Stars John Boyega.
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Everyone is a suspect.
Sir Kenneth Branagh adapts Agatha Christie's 1934 mystery novel with an all-star cast including Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe, Penélope Cruz, Daisy Ridley and Dame Judi Dench. Story follows renowned Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh) as he investigates the murder of a wealthy American traveling on the Orient Express, the world's most luxurious train.
GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina) is author AA Milne in this drama about Milne's son Christopher Robin and how his birth would lead to the creation of Winnie the Pooh. From the director of My Week with Marilyn, co-starring Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Kelly Macdonald (No Country for Old Men).
THE LOST CITY OF Z
True-life drama about Col. Percival Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), a British explorer who disappeared while searching for a mysterious Amazonian city in the 1920s. Written and directed by four-time Palme d'Or nominee James Gray (Two Lovers).
"James Gray's emotionally and visually resplendent epic tells the story of Lieutenant Colonel Percy Fawcett, the British military-man-turned-explorer whose search for a lost city deep in the Amazon grows into an increasingly feverish, decades-long magnificent obsession that takes a toll on his reputation, his home life with his wife (Sienna Miller) and children, and his very existence."
A GHOST STORY
It's all about time.
Casey Affleck posthumously returns to his home as a spirit and tries to reconnect with his former lover (Rooney Mara) in this David Lowery drama.
"Lowery's meticulously sparse narrative contemplates a spectral figure who was once a man (Affleck). Prematurely taken from this Earth, he makes his way toward his former home, where he is fated to remain forevermore. Shrouded in a white sheet, he observes the lament of his grief-stricken lover (Mara). Bearing unseen witness to her pain, the wisp stands sentry for years to come, interacting only with time as it hurtles further and further forward, the remnants of his humanity quietly evaporating."
Bill Skarsgård is It, a being that terrorises seven small town Maine children in this supernatural horror adapted from Stephen King's 1986 novel.
In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.