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US

Directed By: Jordan Peele
Studio: Universal Pictures

Official Synopsis: Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.

Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker

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CRUEL INTENTIONS
(20TH ANNIVERSARY)

Directed By: Roger Kumble
Studio: Columbia Pictures

Official Synopsis: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe sizzle as a pair of unscrupulous siblings in a deliciously sexy tale of seduction, revenge and conquest. After cleverly seducing and ruining the reputation of an unsuspecting classmate, the sparks fly when Kathryn poses the ultimate challenge to her insatiable stepbrother Sebastian: deflower the Headmaster’s beautiful, virgin daughter Annette. If he fails, Kathryn gets his most prized possession, but if he succeeds, Sebastian gets to possess and bed Kathryn. The stakes are high, but for Sebastian, the payoff is feverishly irresistible and before the summer’s over, no one will escape their relentless game of cat and mouse until one of them is bitten by the most unlikely sensation of all… love.

Starring: Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Louise Fletcher, Joshua Jackson, Sean Patrick Thomas, Tara Reid, and Christine Baranski

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HOTEL MUMBAI

Directed By: Anthony Maras
Studio: Bleeker Street

Official Synopsis: A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, HOTEL MUMBAI vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Academy Award-Nominee Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple (Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name and Nazanin Boniadi, “Homeland”) is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.

Starring: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Jason Isaacs, Suhail Nayyar and Natasha Liu Bordizzo

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DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE

Directed By: S. Craig Zahler
Studio: Summit Entertainment

Official Synopsis: DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE follows two police detectives who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics is leaked to the media. With little money and no options, the embittered policemen descend into the criminal underworld and find more than they wanted waiting in the shadows.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White, Jennifer Carpenter, and Laurie Holden

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MAZE

Directed By: Stephen Burke
Studio: Lightyear Entertainment

Official Synopsis: Maze is the incredible true story of the 1983 mass break-out of 38 IRA prisoners from the HMP Maze high security prison. Larry Marley (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) (Avengers: Infinity War), is chief architect of the largest prison escape in Europe since World War II. While scheming his way toward pulling off this feat, Larry attempts to establish a friendship with prison warder Gordon Close, (Barry Ward, Jimmy’s Hall). Their relationship represents the first green shoots of the eventual peace process.

Starring: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward, Martin McCann, Eileen Walsh, Aaron Monaghan, Niamh McGrady, and Elva Trill

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TRADING PAINT

Directed By: Karzan Kader
Studio: Saban Films

Official Synopsis: When their winning streak begins to fail, legendary father and son racing duo Sam (John Travolta) and Cam (Toby Sebastian) have a falling out. A rival racing giant takes advantage of this rift and offers Cam a lucrative opportunity racing for the adversary. Cam accepts and the gap between father and son grows even bigger. Engines rev and sparks fly as the two are set against each other in an ultimate high stakes race and the most dangerous competition between father and son.

Starring: John Travolta, Toby Sebastian, Shania Twain, Michael Madsen, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Kevin Dunn, Barry Corbin, and Buck Taylor

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RAMEN SHOP
(Ramen teh)

Directed By: Eric Khoo
Studio: Strand Releasing

Official Synopsis: Masato, a young ramen chef, leaves his hometown in Japan to embark on a culinary journey to Singapore to find out the truth about his past. He uncovers a lot more than family secrets and delicious recipes.

Starring: Takumi Saito, Seiko Matsuda, Jeanette Aw, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Tetsuya Bessho, Mark Lee, and Beatrice Chien

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WORKING WOMAN

Directed By: Michal Aviad
Studio: Zeitgeist Films

Official Synopsis: Orna, (Liron Ben Shlush) is the mother of three young children with a husband struggling to start his own restaurant. To help support her family Orna returns to the workplace, landing a job with a former army superior, Benny (Menashe Noy) who is now a successful real estate developer. While Orna embraces her new position and tries to balance its demands with her home life, she begins to experience escalating sexual harassment from her boss. Her rapid rise through the ranks and her increasing financial success seem to parallel a pattern of predatory behavior which ultimately brings her career and marital relationship to the brink. This timely and devastating story is expertly told by long time feminist filmmaker Michal Aviad.

Starring: Liron Ben Shlush, Menashe Noy, Oshri Cohen, Irit Sheleg, Dorit Lev-Ari, Gilles Ben-David, and Corinne Hayat

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WHEELY

Directed By: Carl Mendez
Studio: Blue Fox Entertainment

Official Synopsis: In a world where vehicles are citizens, one underdog cabbie attempts to become king of the road in his hometown, Gasket City. But Wheely, as he is known, soon discovers that staying true to oneself is a greater pursuit than personal glory. When threatened by elitist attitudes and mobster trucks, can one unglamorous local cabbie rise to the challenge and become a global hero?

Starring: Ogie Banks III, Frances Lee, Gavin Yap, Brock Powell, Thomas Pang, and Barbara Goodson

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LOST & FOUND (2019)

Directed By: Liam O Mochain
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Official Synopsis: ‘Lost & Found’ is 7 interconnecting stories set in and around a lost & found office of an Irish train station. All segments are inspired by true stories, share a theme of something lost or found and characters that come in and out of each other’s lives.

Starring: Liam O Mochain, Norma Shehan, Brendan Conroy, Aoibhin Garrihy, Liam Carney, Mary McEvoy, Sean Flanagan, Lynette Callaghan, Seamus Hughes, Barbara Adair, and Donncha Crowley

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TRIPLE THREAT

Directed By: Jesse V. Johnson
Studio: Well Go USA Entertainment

Official Synopsis: TRIPLE THREAT, the newest feature from Johnson, is an adrenaline fueled and gritty action thriller starring some of the biggest names in action today. Michael Jai White (BLACK DYNAMITE; UNDISPUTED 2: LAST MAN STANDING), Scott Adkins (Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE; THE EXPENDABLES 2), Michael Bisping (xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE) star as a group of professional assassins hired to take out a billionaire’s daughter who is intent on bringing down a major crime syndicate. A down and out team of mercenaries, played by Tony Jaa (ONG BAK TRILOGY; xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE), Iko Uwais (THE RAID 1 & 2; STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS) and Tiger Chen (MAN OF TAI CHI), must take on the assassins and stop them before they kill their target. The film co-stars JeeJa Yanin (CHOCOLATE) Michael Wong (Cold War) and Celina Jade (WOLF WARRIOR 2).

Starring: Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Tiger Hu Chen, Celina Jade, Michael Bisping, Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins, JeeJa Yanin, and Michael Wong

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OUT OF BLUE

Directed By: Carol Morley
Studio: IFC Films

Official Synopsis: The hunt for a killer draws a detective into an even larger mystery: the nature of the universe itself. Mike Hoolihan (Patricia Clarkson) is an unconventional New Orleans cop investigating the murder of renowned astrophysicist Jennifer Rockwell (Mamie Gummer), a black hole expert found shot to death in her observatory. As Mike tumbles down the rabbit hole of the disturbing, labyrinthine case, she finds herself grappling with increasingly existential questions of quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and exploding stars–cosmic secrets that may hold the key to unraveling the crime, while throwing into doubt her very understanding of reality. Awash in dreamlike, neo-noir atmosphere, this one-of-a-kind thriller is both a tantalizing whodunnit and a rich, metaphysical mind-bender.

Starring: Patricia Clarkson, Toby Jones, Jacki Weaver, James Caan, Mamie Gummer, Aaron Tveit, Yolonda Ross, Jonathan Majors, and Devyn Tyler

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RELAXER

Directed By: Joel Potrykus
Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories

Official Synopsis: Doom and gloom are on the way. The Y2K apocalypse can’t be stopped. Abbie’s older brother issues him the ultimate challenge before it goes down: beat the infamous level 256 in Pac-Man and no getting up from the couch until he does so. Abbie’s survival story begins here; inside a rotting living room with no food or water, and a revolving door of numb-nut friends and acquaintances. It’s THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL by way of SLACKER.

Starring: Joshua Burge, David Dastmalchian, Andre Hyland, Adina Howard, and Amari Cheatom

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SUNSET (2019)
(Napszállta)

Directed By: László Nemes
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

Official Synopsis: 1913, Budapest, in the heart of Europe. The young Irisz Leiter arrives in the Hungarian capital with high hopes to work as a milliner at the legendary hat store that belonged to her late parents. She is nonetheless sent away by the new owner, Oszkár Brill. While preparations are under way at the Leiter hat store, to host guests of uttermost importance, a man abruptly comes to Irisz, looking for a certain Kálmán Leiter. Refusing to leave the city, the young woman follows Kálmán’s tracks, her only link to a lost past. Her quest brings her through the dark streets of Budapest, where only the Leiter hat store shines, into the turmoil of a civilization on the eve of its downfall.

Starring: Juli Jakab, Vlad Ivanov, Evelin Dobos, Marcin Czarnik, Judit Bárdos, Benjamin Dino, Balázs Czukor, Christian Harting, and Levente Molnár

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THE RUSSIAN FIVE

Directed By: Joshua Riehl
Studio: Gold Star Films

Official Synopsis: The true story of how the Detroit Red Wings ended a 42 year Stanley Cup drought by going behind the Iron Curtain to get Russian hockey players, assembling the first all 5-man Russian unit in NHL history and learning a thing or two about seeing past each other’s differences along the way.

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BUDDY

Directed By: Heddy Honigmann
Studio: Grasshopper Film

Official Synopsis: In this poignant and carefully composed portrait of six service dogs and their owners, renowned documentary filmmaker Heddy Honigmann explores the close bond between animal and human. Honigmann questions the owners in her characteristic way — respectfully and with genuine concern rooted in a deep trust — about what the animals mean to them. Buddy is an ode to the fighting spirit of the main characters and a loving portrait of the deep bond between man and dog.

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