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THE TOLL (2021)
Starring Michael Smiley, Annes Elwy, Gary Beadle, Iwan Rheon, Steve Oram, Evelyn Mok, Paul Kaye, Julian Glover, Darren Evans and Gwyneth Keyworth. Directed by Ryan Andrew Hooper.

Brendan is a solitary figure who mans the quietest toll booth in Wales, hiding from his criminal past. When he finally gets rumbled, word of whereabouts gets out and his enemies head west for revenge. Meanwhile, local traffic cop Catrin’s investigation into a simple robbery sees her heading for the booth at exactly the wrong time... When it comes to the toll, everybody’s going to pay.
MADAME (2017)
Starring Toni Collette, Harvey Keitel, Rossy De Palma, Michael Smiley, Stanislas Mehrar, Joséphine De La Baume, Sonia Rolland, Tom Hughes and Alex Vizorek. Directed by Amanda Sthers.

The story of Anne and Bob, a wealthy and well-connected American couple who move into a manor house in romantic Paris to add a little spice to a waning marriage. While preparing a particularly luxurious dinner for sophisticated international friends, our hostess discovers there are 13 guests. Panic-stricken, Anne insists her loyal maid Maria (de Palma) disguise herself as a mysterious Spanish noblewoman to even out the numbers. But a little too much wine and some playful chat lead Maria to accidently endear herself to a dandy British artbroker. Their budding romance will have Anne chasing her maid around Paris and finally plotting to destroy this most unexpected and joyous love affair.
FREE FIRE (2017)
Starring Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley and Noah Taylor. Directed by Ben Wheatley.

Massachusetts, late ‘70s. Justine has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen and a gang led by Vernon and Ord who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart stopping game of survival ensues.

REVIEWS Free Fire - Point-blank fun

CENSOR
Starring Niamh Algar, Michael Smiley, Nicholas Burns, Vincent Franklin, Sophia La Porta, Adrian Schiller, Clare Holman, Andrew Havill, Felicity Montagu and Danny Lee Wynter. Directed by Prano Bailey-Bond.
RIALTO
Starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Tom Glynn-Carney, Monica Dolan, Sophie Jo Wasson, Michael Smiley, Scott Graham, Kervin Soobrayen, Eileen Walsh, Deirdre Donnelly and Deirdre Molloy. Directed by Peter Mackie Burns.

REVIEWS Rialto - An understated yet emotional mid-life crisis

A FIELD IN ENGLAND
Starring Julian Barratt, Peter Ferdinando, Richard Glover, Ryan Pope, Reece Shearsmith, Michael Smiley and Sara Dee. Directed by Ben Wheatley.
JAWBONE
Starring Johnny Harris, Ian McShane, Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley, Luke J.i. Smith, Anna Wilson-Hall, Jermaine Allen, Archie Cocker, Stacey Lynn Crowe and Marilyn May James. Directed by Thomas Q. Napper.

A former youth boxing champion, Jimmy McCabe, is a man in search of hope but looking in all the wrong places. When he hits rock bottom he turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left: gym owner Bill corner man Eddie and promoter Joe. Back in training, years after anyone thought he was a contender, he risks his life, as he tries to stand tall and regain his place in the world.

REVIEWS Jawbone - A hard-hitting tale of boxing and addiction

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