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JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION (2022)
Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Isabella Sermon, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Mamoudou Athie, Dewanda Wise, Justice Smith and Daniella Pineda. Directed by Colin Trevorrow.
BLACKBIRD (2021)
Starring Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska, Rainn Wilson, Sam Neill, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Lindsay Duncan and Anson Boon. Directed by Roger Michell.

A family spanning three generations come together over a weekend to be with their terminally ill mother before she takes her own life. Her family willingly supports her decision to help her die with dignity, but her daughters begin to unravel a secret that could disrupt her wish to die peacefully and on her own terms.

REVIEWS Blackbird - Star-studded cast saves generic film

RAMS (2020)
Starring Sam Neill, Michael Caton, Wayne Blair, Leon Ford, Travis McMahon, Asher Keddie, Hayley McElhinney, Kipan Rothbury, Asher Yasbincek and Will McNeill. Directed by Jeremy Sims.

In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin and Les, are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family’s prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart. When Les’s prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal illness, authorities order a purge of every sheep in the valley. While Colin attempts to stealthily outwit the powers that be, Les opts for angry defiance. But can the warring brothers set aside their differences and have a chance to reunite their family, save their herd, and bring their community back together?

REVIEWS Rams - Baaa-ck off

RIDE LIKE A GIRL (2019)
Starring Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Sullivan Stapleton, Genevieve Morris, Stevie Payne, Gryffin Morrison, Summer North, Brooke Satchwell, Sophia Forrest and Anneliese Apps. Directed by Rachel Griffiths.

As a little girl, Michelle Payne dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup — horse-racing's toughest two-mile race. The youngest of 10 children, Michelle is raised by single father Paddy. She leaves school at 15 to become a jockey and after early failures she finds her feet, but a family tragedy, followed by her own near fatal horse fall all but ends the dream. But with the love of her dad and her brother Stevie, Michelle will not give up. Against all the medical advice, and the protests of her siblings, she rides on, and meets the Prince of Penzance. Together they overcome impossible odds for a shot at the dream: a ride in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, at odds of 100 to 1. The rest is history.

REVIEWS Ride Like a Girl - Melbourne Cup biopic plagued by race's questionable history

PALM BEACH (2019)
Starring Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Greta Scacchi, Jacqueline McKenzie, Richard E. Grant, Heather Mitchell, Claire Van Der Boom, Aaron Jeffery, Matilda Brown and Charlie Vickers. Directed by Rachel Ward.

A group of lifelong friends reunite to celebrate a special birthday, with Palm Beach providing a stunning backdrop for the unfolding drama. The good times roll with loads of laughter, lavish meals, flowing wine and fantastic music, but slowly tensions mount and deep secrets emerge.

REVIEWS Palm Beach - Aussie dream cast, unwelcoming dinner party

SWEET COUNTRY (2018)
Starring Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, Thomas M. Wright, Ewen Leslie, Matt Day, Anni Finsterer, Natassia Gorey Furber, Gibson John and Hamilton Morris. Directed by Warwick Thornton.

Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is a period western set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory, Australia. When Aboriginal stockman Sam kills white station owner Harry March in self-defence, Sam and his wife Lizzie go on the run. They are pursued across the outback, through glorious but harsh desert country.

Sergeant Fletcher leads the posse with the help of Aboriginal tracker Archie and local landowners Fred Smith and Mick Kennedy. Fletcher is desperate to capture Sam and put him on trial for murder – but Sam is an expert bushman and he has little difficulty outlasting them. Eventually, for the health of his pregnant wife, Sam decides to give himself up. He is put on trial in the courtroom of Judge Taylor. But will justice be served?

REVIEWS Sweet Country - A thunderous Australian masterpiece

THE COMMUTER (2018)
Starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Wilson, Florence Pugh, Dean-Charles Chapman, Shazad Latif and Clara Lago. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.

Michael is an insurance salesman on his daily commute home which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on the train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realises a deadly plan is unfolding and is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy. One that carries life and death stakes, for himself and his fellow passengers.

REVIEWS The Commuter - Jump on board this slow train for mild action only

TOMMY'S HONOUR (2017)
Starring Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden, Ophelia Lovibond, Sam Neill, Peter Ferdinando, Ian Pirie, Max Deacon, Paul Reid, James Smillie and Andy Gray. Directed by Jason Connery.

Set in St. Andrews, Scotland during the hidebound Victorian era, the story opens in 1866 as 15-year-old Tommy Morris (Jack Lowden) heads to the links with his father, Tom Morris (Peter Mullan). Already a legend, “Old Tom” is greens-keeper for the Royal & Ancient golf club, where he established the standard of 18 holes per round; as well as the town’s club- and ball-maker; and thrice winner of the first major golf tournament, the Open Championship – which he founded in 1860.

Tom Morris has secured his place in the history of the ancient game. But Tommy will soon outshine him, retiring the Open’s prize Championship Belt while still in his teens (by winning it three times in a row), and, as the “dashing young man of golf,” drawing flocks of spectators to the sport and becoming its first touring pro.

Despite their shared passion, father and son repeatedly clash over the unwritten rules of social class, culminating in Tommy’s marriage to a woman of lower standing with a shameful secret in her past. Tommy’s beloved wife Meg (Ophelia Lovibond) figures in this true story’s climax, as Tom makes a fatal misjudgment that strips Tommy of everything he holds dear. From the ashes of that fateful choice, Old Tom rises to a mission that carries him through the final decades of his life: Honouring Tommy.

BACKTRACK (2016)
Starring Adrien Brody, Sam Neill, Bruce Spence, Robin McLeavy, Jenni Baird and Anna Lisa Phillips. Directed by Michael Petroni.

Psychologist Peter Bowers' life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that his patients are the ghosts of people who all died twenty years previously. Afraid of losing his mind, Peter returns to his home town where he uncovers a terrifying truth which only he can put right.
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (2016)
Starring Sam Neill, Julian Dennison and Rhys Darby. Directed by Taika Waititi.

Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his grumpy foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive in this hilarious and heartfelt adventure.

REVIEWS Hunt For The Wilderpeople - An ecstatic and ridiculous instant classic

THE DAUGHTER (2016)
Starring Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill, Miranda Otto, Ewen Leslie, Paul Schneider, Anna Torv and Odessa Young. Directed by Simon Stone.

Set in the last days of a dying logging town, Christian returns to his family home for his father Henry’s wedding. Reconnecting with his childhood friend Oliver and Oliver’s family, wife Charlotte and daughter Hedvig he unearths a long buried secret. As he tries to right the wrongs of the past, his actions threaten to shatter the lives of those he left behind years before. Will they survive the truth?
THE VOW (2012)
Starring Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill, Scott Speedman, Jessica Lange, Tatiana Maslany, Lucas Bryant, Kristina Pesic, Dillon Casey and Wendy Crewson. Directed by Michael Sucsy.

REVIEWS The Vow - Will the power of love be enough?

LITTLE FISH (2005)
Starring Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving, Martin Henderson, Noni Hazlehurst, Joel Tobeck, Susie Porter, Dustin Nguyen, Lisa McCune and Nina Liu. Directed by Rowan Woods.
THE PIANO (1993)
Starring Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin, Cliff Curtis, Kerry Walker, Tungia Baker, Ian Mune, Genevieve Lemon and Pete Smith. Directed by Jane Campion.

The tale of Ada, a young mute woman who reluctantly arrives in 19th century New Zealand for an arranged marriage.

Loneliness grips her, and she has only her daughter and her grand piano for comfort. Misunderstood by her husband, Ada finds herself drawn to her darkly intense neighbour, stirring up vengeful jealousies and violent emotions. But in the end, only one man truly understands how to win Ada's heart - through her beloved piano.

REVIEWS The Piano - Celebrating an unforgettable cinematic masterpiece

JURASSIC PARK (1993)
Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, Bd Wong, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards and Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

REVIEWS Jurassic Park - Celebrating the 25th anniversary of a defining cinematic masterpiece

ESCAPE FROM PRETORIA
Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Sam Neill. Directed by Francis Annan.
EVENT HORIZON
Starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Jack Noseworthy, Jason Isaacs, Richard T. Jones and Sean Pertwee. Directed by Paul W.s. Anderson.

A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

REVIEWS Event Horizon - Revisiting the sci-fi horror cult classic

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