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THE DRY
2021, IFC Films, 118 min, Australia/USA, Dir: Robert Connolly

Federal Agent Aaron Falk (Eric Bana) returns to his home town of Kiewarra after an absence of more than 20 years to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke (Martin Dingle Wall), who allegedly killed his wife and child before taking his own life – a victim of the madness that has ravaged this community after more than a decade of drought. When Falk reluctantly agrees to stay and investigate the crime, he opens up an old wound – the death of 17-year-old Ellie Deacon (BeBe Bettencourt). Falk begins to suspect these two crimes, separated by decades, are connected. As he struggles to prove not only Luke’s innocence but also his own, Falk finds himself pitted against the prejudice towards him and pent-up rage of a terrified community. Based on the global bestseller.


THE INVISIBLE MAN
2020, Universal, 124 min, Australia/USA, Dir: Leigh Whannell

What you can’t see can hurt you. In this terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character, Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) is trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). Finally she escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid). But when Cecilia’s abusive ex commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.


JUDY & PUNCH
2019, 105 min, Dir: Mirrah Foulkes

Playing out like a twisted marriage between “Monty Python” and SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY, Australian actress Mirrah Foulkes’ feature directorial debut is a one-of-a-kind, anarchic pummeling of the senses in the best possible way. Judy (Mia Wasikowska) and her husband, Punch (Damon Herriman), are puppeteers in the town of Seaside. While Judy is the real talent, it’s Punch who receives the plaudits and spends his time getting endlessly drunk. When a domestic argument escalates into violence, Punch ends up killing Judy – or so he thinks. Soon, a righteously angry Judy is plotting revenge and no one in this hamlet marked by ugliness within and without will escape unscathed.


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