For The Year

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Rima Te Wiata, Sam Neill, Oscar Kightley, Rhys Darby, Rachel House, Julian Denni...

Set in the New Zealand bush, the screenplay (based on Barry Crumps novel) begins on country folk Bella (Rima Te Wiata) and Hec (Neill) taking custody... Read more

The Girl on the Train (2016)

Director: Tate Taylor
Starring: Lisa Kudrow, Allison Janney, Justin Theroux, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramirez, Haley B...

Based on the best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train is a gripping psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the ver... Read more

Captain Fantastic (2016)

Director: Matt Ross
Starring: Frank Langella, Steve Zahn, Viggo Mortensen, Missi Pyle, George MacKay, Ann Dowd...

In this energetic and touching dramedy, Viggo Mortensen kids his own image, playing an anarcho-survivalist solo dad. In a remote Washington state fore... Read more

Arrival (2016)

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Tzi Ma, Michael Stuhlbarg

When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team - lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) - is brought together to inv... Read more

Tickled (2016)

Director: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve
Starring: David Farrier

After stumbling upon a bizarre "competitive endurance tickling" video online, wherein young men are paid to be tied up and tickled, reporter David Far... Read more

David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)

Director: Ricky Gervais
Starring: Ricky Gervais

Now working as a rep selling cleaning (and ladies personal hygiene) products up and down the country, David Brent hasn't given up his dream of becomin... Read more

I, Daniel Blake (2016)

Director: Ken Loach
Starring: Briana Shann, Hayley Squires, Dave Johns, Dylan McKiernan

British cinemas social realist enters his eighties with a second Palme d'Or to his name after the Cannes Jury this year awarded his feisty new film... Read more

Spotlight (2015)

Director: Tom McCarthy
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Stanley Tucci, Liev Schreiber, Rachel McAdams, Joh...

Led by Walter Robby Robinson the team of investigative journalists at The Boston Globe known as Spotlight pride themselves on their relentless ded... Read more

Rams (2015)

Director: Grimur Hakonarson
Starring: Charlotte Boving

Made in Iceland  and inconceivable anywhere else  this wryly observed winters tale about two obstinate bachelor farmers was the jury and audience f... Read more

The Big Short (2015)

Director: Adam McKay
Starring: Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell

Adam McKay co-writes and directs this financial drama starring Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling. The film follows eccentric fi... Read more

Eye in the Sky (2015)

Director: Gavin Hood
Starring: Alan Rickman, Helen Mirren, Iain Glen, Jeremy Northam, Aaron Paul, Barkhad Abdi

A military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an... Read more

Hell or High Water (2016)

Director: David Mackenzie
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster

After years of estrangement, Texan brothers Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster) decide to rob the branches of the bank threatening to foreclose... Read more

Lion (2016)

Director: Garth Davis
Starring: David Wenham, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Rooney Mara

Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone... Read more

The Lobster (2015)

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: John C Reilly, Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell, Olivia Colman, Ben Whishaw, Ashley J...

In the world of Yorgos Lanthimos wily jet black satire of socially enforced coupledom, single adults are required to find a partner within 45 days or... Read more

Sully (2016)

Director: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Tom Hanks

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the Miracle on the Hudson when Captain Sully Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the... Read more

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015)

Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland

A colourful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an American heiress who fought personal tragedy... Read more

Jason Bourne (2016)

Director: Paul Greengrass
Starring: Julia Stiles, Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel, Riz Ahmed, Alicia Vik...

CIA Director Robert Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones) is preparing to pact with tech tycoon Aaron Kalloor (Riz Ahmed) on a project that would allow the governme... Read more

45 Years (2015)

Director: Andrew Haigh
Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Dolly Wells, Sam Alexander, Hannah Chambers

Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay shared the acting honours at the Berlin Film Festival for their roles as a long-married couple suddenly prompted... Read more

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Director: Mel Gibson
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer, An...

Directed by Mel Gibson and with 9 AACTA award wins and 3 Golden Globe nominations, this Australian production is an extraordinary true story. Desmond... Read more

Hidden Figures (2016)

Director: Theodore Melfi
Starring: Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Mahershala Ali, Taraji P Henson, Jim Parsons, Octa...

In the early 1960s, Katherine (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy (Octavia Spencer), and Mary (Janelle Monae) are three black women working at NASA, doing the... Read more