GATTACA
1997, Sony Repertory, 106 min, USA, Dir: Andrew Niccol

This sci-fi thriller is set in a dystopian future when social roles are rigidly constrained by genetics. By using someone else’s DNA, Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) hopes to become one of Gattaca Aerospace Corporation’s flight navigators - a plan that is threatened when a Gattaca administrator is murdered. With Uma Thurman and Jude Law.


DOM HEMINGWAY
2014, Fox Searchlight, 93 min, UK, Dir: Richard Shepard

Jude Law plays the title character, a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse. After 12 years in prison, he sets off with his partner in crime (Richard E. Grant) to collect what he's owed for shielding his boss (Demian Bichir). Dom also tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke), but is soon drawn back into the underworld.


ANNA KARENINA
2012, Focus Features, 130 min, UK, Dir: Joe Wright

The latest collaboration between director Joe Wright and actress Keira Knightley is this adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s acclaimed novel about love and infidelity in 19th-century Russia. Knightley shines in the title role as the wife of a government official (Jude Law) who is drawn to the aristocratic Count Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). But as Anna and her paramour pursue an illicit affair, their love may be unable to surmount the treacherous terrain of high society. Tom Stoppard’s nuanced screenplay and Wright’s visionary staging (featuring truly spectacular costume and production design) breathe new life into this classic. With Kelly Macdonald and Emily Watson.


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