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TENET

OPENS 27-AUGUST

BlacKkKlansman's John David Washington and Robert Pattinson lead Oscar veteran Christopher Nolan's mind-bending thriller as espionage agents caught in a time-altering conflict that could lead to World War III. Co-starring Elizabeth Debicki (Widows), Clémence Poésy (In Bruges) and Golden Globe winner Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals), with screen greats Kenneth Branagh (Dunkirk) and Michael Caine (The Dark Knight) reteaming with Nolan.



NEVER, RARELY, SOMETIMES, ALWAYS

OPENS 20-AUGUST

Lacking support in their home state, two young women head to New York seeking an abortion in this drama from Sundance Directing Award-winner Eliza Hittman.

"Autumn (newcomer Sidney Flanigan), a stoic, quiet teenager, is a cashier in a rural Pennsylvania supermarket. Faced with an unintended pregnancy and without viable alternatives for termination in her home state, she and her cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder, also a newcomer) scrape up some cash, pack a suitcase, and board a bus to New York City. With only a clinic address in hand and nowhere to stay, the two girls bravely venture into the unfamiliar city." (Sundance Film Festival)



WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE?

OPENS 13-AUGUST

A teenage girl sets out to find her anxiety-ridden mother who goes missing in this comedy-drama from Richard Linklater, starring Cate Blanchett. On the way, she learns about her mother's troubled past.



RAMS

OPENS 27-AUGUST

Sam Neill and Michael Caton (Last Cab to Darwin) lead this comedic Australian drama about feuding sheep-farming brothers forced to band together when a higher power threatens their prized family animals.



BLACK WIDOW

 

Scarlett Johansson is Natasha Romanoff AKA Black Widow in this Marvel superhero movie set after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Directed by Cate Shortland (Somersault).

 



MULAN

 

Liu Yifei (The Forbidden Kingdom) defends China from Northern invaders in this live-action remake of the 1998 Disney animated film. Directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider) and co-starring Jet Li, Donnie Yen and The Meg's Yoson An as Cheng Honghui.

When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honoured warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.

 



THE SECRET GARDEN

 

A girl (Dixie Egerickx, The Little Stranger) discovers a magical garden at her uncle's house in this family fantasy based on the classic children's novel. Co-stars Julie Walters and Colin Firth.

When a young orphan is sent to live with her uncle (Colin Firth) and his strict housekeeper (Julie Walters) in a mysterious country mansion, she discovers an enchanted garden that has long been hidden. Together with a local boy, her sick cousin and a stray dog, she explores the limitless wonderland, unlocking secrets from the past which reveal a whole new life of hope and friendship.

 



THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

 

 

Amy Adams and Gary Oldman star in this whodunnit based on A.J. Finn's novel. Directed by Joe Wright (Atonement), with a script from Tracy Letts.

An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York City witnesses a disturbing act of violence while spying on her neighbours out her window.

 



THIS TOWN

Opens 6-August

An ex-cop tries to prove the guilt of a man acquitted of murder in this New Zealand comedy starring David White (also co-writing and directing), Robyn Malcolm and Rima Te Wiata.

Five years after being acquitted for the murder of his family, Sean (White) is finally ready to move on with life. But the bitter ex-cop (Malcolm) who led the investigation remains adamant that he's guilty - and will stop at nothing to bring him down.