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Tom Cruise has another Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble, Viggo Mortensen is caught in cross­fire, and two very dif­fer­ent docos will fas­ci­nate

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MIS­SION: IM­POS­SI­BLE ROGUE NA­TION Nerang, Yatala Drive-In, Har­bour Town, Aus­tralia Fair, Coolan­gatta, Robina, Tweed City

With the IMF dis­banded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a net­work of highly skilled spe­cial agents, the Syn­di­cate. These highly trained op­er­a­tives are hellbent on cre­at­ing a new world or­der through an es­ca­lat­ing se­ries of ter­ror­ist at­tacks. Ethan gath­ers his team and joins forces with du­bi­ous Bri­tish agent Ilsa Faust (Re­becca Fer­gu­son), who may or may not be a mem­ber of this rogue na­tion, as the group faces their most im­pos­si­ble mis­sion yet. Di­rected by Christo­pher McQuar­rie, it also stars Si­mon Pegg, Jeremy Ren­ner, Ving Rhames and Alec Bald­win.

FAR FROM MEN (M)

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There has been plenty of buzz about this French-lan­guage film star­ring Viggo Mortensen and with an epic orig­i­nal sound­track by Bad Seeds stars Nick Cave and War­ren El­lis. It is a grip­ping tale of moral­ity and friend­ship set dur­ing the Al­ge­rian War. The year is 1954, the war is start­ing and vil­lage teacher Daru (Mortensen), an ex-French Army soldier, is caught in the cross­fire. Born in Al­ge­ria but Span­ish by lin­eage, he is a man out of time and place, per­ceived as alien by lo­cals and colonis­ers. So when he re­luc­tantly agrees to es­cort a dis­si­dent (Reda Kateb) to a po­lice sta­tion to face trial for mur­der, a se­ries of in­ci­dents and rev­e­la­tions force the ques­tion of where Daru’s loy­al­ties truly lie. David Oel­hof­fen di­rects.

SPE­CIAL­ITY SCREEN­ING WOMEN HE’S UN­DRESSED (PG) Kingscliff, The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast

Gil­lian Armstrong’s doc­u­men­tary ex­am­ines the life and ca­reer of Aus­tralian’s most pro­lific cos­tume de­signer Orry-Kelly, who cre­ated the cos­tumes for more than 300 Hol­ly­wood movies and by the end of his ca­reer had won three Os­cars. He de­signed for the stars like Mar­i­lyn Mun­roe, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bog­art, Ros­alind Rus­sell, Er­rol Flynn and many more of the im­mor­tals.

GO­ING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF (M)

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Doc­u­men­tary film­maker Alex Gib­ney takes on one of the most in­tim­i­dat­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions: the Church of Scientology. Per­haps in light of Scientology’s in­fa­mous stance to­wards any cov­er­age of its ac­tiv­i­ties, a nec­es­sar­ily cau­tious ap­proach has been taken. Once Go­ing Clear gets to Scientology leader David Mis­cav­ige – and his as­so­ci­a­tion with celebrity Scien­tol­o­gists like Tom Cruise – the film re­ally en­ters dark and of­ten dis­turb­ing ter­ri­tory.

Dar­ren Gil­shenan in

Women He's Un­dressed.

Hol­ly­wood writer and di­rec­tor Paul Hag­gis in Go­ing Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.

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