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DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA (2022)
Starring Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Robert James-Collier, Lesley Nicol, Allen Leech, Laura Carmichael, Phyllis Logan, Dominic West, Hugh Dancy and Elizabeth McGovern. Directed by Simon Curtis.
COLETTE (2018)
Starring Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw, Ray Panthaki, Denise Gough, Robert Pugh, Rebecca Root, Aiysha Hart, Caroline Boulton and Máté Haumann. Directed by Wash Westmoreland.

The story of the woman behind the scandalous Claudine novels (and later Gigi) that dazzled French society in the first half of the 20th Century. The film depicts her rise from country girl to darling of the Parisian demi-monde with her husband Henry ‘Willy’ Gauthier-Villars. A critic and author in his own right, he mentors and later betrays her, as her stories gain them fame and notoriety.

REVIEWS Colette - The myth, The legend, The Claudine

TOMB RAIDER (2018)
Starring Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Dominic West, Daniel Wu, Hannah John-Kamen and Alexandre Willaume-Jantzen. Directed by Roar Uthaug.

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.

REVIEWS Tomb Raider - Lacking action in favour of an extended origin story

THE SQUARE (2018)
Starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Terry Notary, Christopher Læssø, Dominic West and Marina Schiptjenko. Directed by Ruben Östlund.

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations.

Meanwhile, the museum’s PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for ”The Square”. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.

REVIEWS The Square - A dazzling piece of cinematic invention

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH (2015)
Starring Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Anna Chancellor, Miranda Richardson and Joanna Scanlan. Directed by James Kent.

A powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.

REVIEWS Testament of Youth - A eulogy to innocence
Testament of Youth - Love in a time of war

PRIDE (2014)
Starring Bill Nighy, Paddy Considine, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Ben Schnetzer, George Mackay and Faye Marsay. Directed by Matthew Warchus.

t's the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. The problem is, the Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.

Undeterred, the activists decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.

REVIEWS Pride - In the name of love

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