From director Lenny Abrahamson (Frank) is the extraordinary story of Jack, a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Golden Globe winner, and Oscars frontrunner Brie Larson). Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. However, they are trapped in a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” As Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.
Room is out now
Spotlight tells the gripping true story of a team of Boston Globe reporters who launch a fearless investigation into child abuse allegations against the Catholic Church. What they eventually uncover is a shocking citywide scandal; priests guilty but never convicted, legal settlements done in private, and a systematic cover-up. Determined to leave no stone unturned in their hunt for the truth, their investigation soon threatens to bring down some of the city’s most powerful figures. Capturing the high-pressure world of in-depth reportage, Spotlight is a smart, thrilling depiction of journalism at its best. Stars Michael Keaton (Batman, Beetlejuice, Birdman), Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls, The Notebook) and Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers, Foxcatcher).
Spotlight is out now
Looking For Grace:
The long-awaited new film from Sue Brooks, Looking For Grace is an intimate, funny and profoundly moving story about the complexities of family life. When rebellious 16-year-old Grace (rising star Odessa Young) takes off, her exasperated mum and dad (Radha Mitchell and Richard Roxburgh) enlist the help of a close-to-retirement detective, and begin the long drive from Perth out to the West Australian wheatbelt to try to find her. On the journey, the two must confront the realities of their changing relationship to one another, and to their daughter… Wry, intriguing and poignant, Looking For Grace is ultimately a beautiful, bold and unmistakably Australian story that reminds us that life is precious, and can change in the blink of an eye.
Looking For Grace is out now