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THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF THE FAKIR (2019)
Starring Dhanush, Bérénice Bejo, Barkhad Abdi, Erin Moriarty, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Mar Sodupe, Seema Biswas, Gérard Jugnot, Ben Miller and Abel Jafri. Directed by Ken Scott.

Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod is a fakir who has already tricked his local village in Rajasthan, India into believing he possesses special powers. He then dupes them into paying for him to fly to Paris to buy a bed of nails from an Ikea store, but fate, it seems has a different kind of adventure planned.

REVIEWS The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir - An endearing tale of destiny

GOOD TIME (2017)
Starring Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barkhad Abdi, Ben Safdie, Buddy Duress, Lucas Elliot Eberl, Cliff Moylan, Rose Gregorio, Souleymane Sy Savane and Taliah Webster. Directed by Joshua Safdie and Ben Safdie.

REVIEWS Good Time - A scuzzy and propulsive odyssey

BLADE RUNNER 2049 (2017)
Starring Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Ana De Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, Dave Bautista and David Dastmalchian. Directed by Denis Villeneuve.

A new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

REVIEWS Blade Runner 2049 - A visionary sequel

EYE IN THE SKY (2016)
Starring Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Iain Glen and Barkhad Abdi. Directed by Gavin Hood.

London-based military intelligence officer Colonel Katherine Powell is remotely commanding a top secret drone operation to capture a group of dangerous terrorists from their safehouse in Nairobi, Kenya. The mission suddenly escalates from a "capture" to a "kill" operation when Powell realises that the terrorists are about to embark on a deadly suicide mission. American drone pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is poised to destroy the safehouse when a nine year old girl enters the kill zone just outside the walls of the house. With unforeseen collateral damage now entering the equation, the impossible decision of when to strike gets passed up the "kill chain" of politicians and lawyers as the seconds tick down. An edge-of the-seat thriller set on the cutting edge of modern warfare.

REVIEWS Eye In The Sky - Tense and provoking

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (2013)
Starring Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Catherine Keener, Chris Mulkey, Max Martini, Michael Chernus, Yul Vazquez, Corey Johnson, David Warshofsky and John Magaro. Directed by Paul Greengrass.

A retelling of the headline-grabbing events that occurred on the high seas in April 2009 when cargo ship captain Richard Phillips, married father of two, surrendered himself to a group of four Somali pirates in order to protect his crew off the coast of Africa. After an unsuccessful escape attempt, he was subsequently rescued when U.S. Navy SEAL snipers shot and killed three of the pirates.

REVIEWS Captain Phillips - Real-life tension on the high seas

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