The Gift, a chilling psychological thriller, marks the feature directorial debut of acclaimed Australian actor and writer Joel Edgerton and comes from the producer of Whiplash. Simon (Arrested Development funny-man Jason Bateman) and Robyn (British actress Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned. Then a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school (Joel Edgerton; Animal Kingdom, Felony, The Great Gatsby) sends their world into a harrowing tailspin and a horrifying secret from their past will be uncovered after nearly 20 years.
The Gift is out now
Holding The Man:
An inspirational journey through passion, tragedy and love, Ryan Corr and Craig Stott star as Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo, who fell in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. The film follows their enduring romance over 15 years, through periods of bliss, turmoil, discrimination, and most tragically, through their diagnosis that they are both are HIV-positive. With a stellar supporting cast featuring Guy Pearce, Sarah Snook and Anthony LaPaglia, Holding The Man makes a compelling argument for equality and an end to prejudice, and does so in the most convincing manner: by telling a story of true love that will resonate with all who experience it.
Holding The Man is out now
What if all you knew about the outside world was learnt from the movies? Filmmaker Crystal Moselle provides an answer to this question with her astonishing documentary about six home-schooled teenage brothers who have rarely been let outside. Exposed to films including Pulp Fiction, The Dark Knight and The Fighter, the brothers meticulously recreated the films within the confines of their small New York apartment, copying down screenplays, casting themselves in each role and shooting the results. When one brother walks out of the front door, reel life becomes shockingly real.
The Wolfpack is out now exclusive to Cinema Nova
Ricki And The Flash:
Meryl Streep takes on a whole new gig – a hard-rocking singer/guitarist – in Ricki and the Flash. In an original and electrifying film loaded with live musical performances, Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer, Rick Springfield (portraying a Flash member in love with Ricki) and Kevin Kline as Ricki’s ex-husband.
Ricki And The Flash is out now