Search results for "Essie Davis"

Australia (2008) RT 55% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Mar 2009

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Essie Davis  •  David Wenham

The Matrix Reloaded (2003) RT 73% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Oct 2003

Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andy Wachowski  •  Lana Wachowski
CAST:  Helmut Bakaitis  •  Steve Bastoni  •  Don Battee  •  Monica Bellucci

Code 46 (2003) RT 50% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Dec 2004

A futuristic 'Brief Encounter', a love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Togo Igawa  •  Nabil Elouahabi  •  Samantha Morton

Charlotte's Web (2006) RT 78% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Apr 2007

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Steve Buscemi  •  John Cleese  •  Oprah Winfrey

Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger (2008)

This film is a smart, rueful and dead-on portrait of life's unending quest to fit in; and the girl who solves it by completely breaking out - introduces a feisty outsider hero ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Cathy Randall
CAST:  Danielle Catanzariti  •  Cassandra Jinman  •  Talia Monaghan  •  Yen Yen Stender

The Silence (2006) RT 87% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Jul 2013

A police officer reassigned to curate a photography exhibition finds links between a series of murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cate Shortland
CAST:  Richard Roxburgh  •  Essie Davis  •  Emily Barclay  •  Damian de Montemas

River Street (1997)

Ben, an arrogant, hustling property developer is wrongly arrested and things from bad to worse when he accidentally punches a policeman at the station. Sentenced to community ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Mahood
CAST:  Aden Young  •  Bill Hunter  •  Essie Davis  •  Tammy McIntosh

The Babadook (2014) RT 98% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Apr 2015

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jennifer Kent
CAST:  Essie Davis  •  Noah Wiseman  •  Daniel Henshall  •  Hayley McElhinney

Assassin's Creed (2016) RT Audience 99%

Through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor in 15th century Spain, Callum Lynch discovers he's a descendant of the secret ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Justin Kurzel
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Marion Cotillard  •  Michael K. Williams  •  Ariane Labed

South Solitary (2010) RT 67% / Audience 66%

Meredith is a 35 year-old unmarried woman who arrives at a remote lighthouse island 1928 with her uncle the new head keeper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shirley Barrett
CAST:  Miranda Otto  •  Marton Csokas  •  Essie Davis  •  Rohan Nichol

Burning Man (2011) RT 74% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Nov 2012

An English chef with a chic restaurant on Bondi Beach trying to put his life and his relationship with his son back on track while surrounded by women.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jonathan Teplitzky
CAST:  Matthew Goode  •  Bojana Novakovic  •  Essie Davis  •  Rachel Griffiths

The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg (2011)

A theatre company in Sydney tries to stage a new play despite the sudden and mysterious disappearance of the director.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Wayne Blair  •  Essie Davis  •  Rhys Muldoon  •  Zoe Carides

The Ripper (1997) RT Audience 33%

DVD release: Oct 1998

This telling of the story of Jack the Ripper focuses not on the killings as much as on the aristocratic lives of the people connected to the heir-apparent to the throne of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Janet Meyers
CAST:  Patrick Bergin  •  Gabrielle Anwar  •  Samuel West  •  Michael York

The Wedding Party (2010) RT Audience 18%

DVD release: Jan 2005

Steve Thompson, a lovable anti-hero, is the youngest son in the gloriously flawed Thompson family. In a bid to save himself from financial ruin, Steve does the unthinkable and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Amanda Jane
CAST:  Josh Lawson  •  Isabel Lucas  •  Steve Bisley  •  Adam Zwar

The Custodian (1993) RT Audience 68%

Det. Quinlan has left his alcoholic wife, sprouting a bloom of insecurity, anger and self-motivation within him to expose the corrupt police force that surrounds him. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dingwall
CAST:  Anthony LaPaglia  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Barry Otto  •  Kelly Dingwall

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) RT 50% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Dec 2010

Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Emily Barclay  •  Abbie Cornish  •  Essie Davis  •  Joel Edgerton

Sweeney Todd (2006)

A BBC adaptation of the Victorian "penny dreadful" tale of 18th century "demon barber" Sweeney Todd, of Fleet Street, who cuts the throats of unsuspecting clients in his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Music • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Moore
CAST:  Ray Winstone  •  Essie Davis  •  David Warner  •  Tom Hardy

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) RT 72% / Audience 68%

DVD release: May 2004

This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Peter Webber
CAST:  Scarlett Johansson  •  Colin Firth  •  Cillian Murphy  •  Tom Wilkinson

Mindhorn (2016)

A washed up actor who played Mindhorn, a secret agent with a bionic eye, returns to the Isle of Man, the area where his most famous role was set, to help catch a killer.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Sean Foley
CAST:  Julian Barratt  •  Essie Davis  •  Simon Farnaby  •  Steve Coogan