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THE LION KING (2019)

Directed By: Jon Favreau
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Official Synopsis: From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother-and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Starring: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, and James Earl Jones

Genre: Animation | Adventure | Drama | Family | Musical
Country: USA (English, Hindi, Tamil, & Telugu)
Rating: PG (for sequences of violence and peril, and some thematic elements)
Runtime: 110 minutes

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ROSIE

Directed By: Paddy Breathnach
Studio: Blue Fox Entertainment

Official Synopsis: ROSIE tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Over 36 hours, Rosie and her partner John Paul strive to find somewhere to stay while shielding their young family from the reality of the situation around them. ROSIE examines how even in times of crises; the love and strength of a family can endure.

Starring: Sarah Greene, Moe Dunford, Ellie O’Halloran, Ruby Dunne, Darragh Mckenzie, and Molly McCann

Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic material)
Runtime: 86 minutes

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LUZ

Directed By: Tilman Singer
Studio: Screen Media Films

Official Synopsis: In this slick and disturbing horror film, Luz is a young cab driver fleeing from the grasp of a possessed woman, whose confession could endanger the lives of everyone who crosses her path.

Starring: Luana Velis, Johannes Benecke, Jan Bluthardt, Lilli Lorenz, Julia Riedler, and Nadja Stübiger

Genre: Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Country: Germany (German & Spanish)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 70 minutes

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A FAITHFUL MAN
(L’homme fidèle)

Directed By: Louis Garrel
Studio: Kino Lorber

Official Synopsis: Marianne leaves Abel for Paul, his best friend and the father of her unborn child. Eight years later, Paul dies. Abel and Marianne get back together, arousing feelings of jealousy in both Marianne’s son, Joseph, and Paul’s sister, Eva, who has secretly loved Abel since childhood.

Starring: Louis Garrel, Laetitia Casta, Lily-Rose Depp, Joseph Engel, Diane Courseille, and Vladislav Galard

Genre: Comedy | Drama | International | Romance
Country: France (French)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 75 minutes

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DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME

Directed By: A.J. Eaton
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

Official Synopsis: You thought you knew him. Meet David Crosby now in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, Crosby shares his often challenging journey.

Starring: David Crosby, Cameron Crowe, Henry Diltz, Roger McGuinn, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, and Neil Young

Genre: Documentary | Music
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language, drug material and brief nudity)
Runtime: 95 minutes

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I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS
(Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari)

Directed By: Radu Jude
Studio: Big World Pictures

Official Synopsis: Radu Jude’s resonant feature, “I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS”, chronicles a young theatre director’s efforts to stage an accurate re-enactment of the Odessa Massacre – in which Romanian soldiers slaughtered tens of thousands of Ukrainian Jews – despite the municipal government’s attempt to censor the director’s efforts. Her choice angers a city official who threatens to close the production because of its “anti-Romanian” take on history. However, the reaction to the staged play is one that neither anticipated.

Starring: Ioana Iacob, Alex Bogdan, Alexandru Dabija, Ion Rizea, Claudia Ieremia, Catalin Anchidin, Ion Arcudeanu, Ilinca Belciu, and Dana Bunescu

Genre: Comedy | Drama
Country: Romania | Germany | Bulgaria | France | Czech Republic (Romanian)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 140 minutes

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SUPERVIZED

Directed By: Steve Barron
Studio: Great Point Media

Official Synopsis: SUPERVIZED tells the story of an elderly group of international superheroes retired to Dunmanor nursing home in Ireland. Ray is the once world renowned ‘Maximum Justice’ who as his nom de plume suggests will fight bad with good till the cows come home. He finds it hard to accept that his hero days are over and now it’s bingo games and blanket baths. His old team consisting of trusted sidekick Ted AKA ‘Shimmy’, old flame Madera ‘Moonlight’ and rival at everything Pendle ‘Total Thunder’ are far more accepting of their undignified destiny. When Jerry, ‘Rainbow Warrior,’ dies after having his superpowers ‘downwardly managed’ for the safety of others, a federation sectioned procedure, Ray suspects foul play and decides to investigate. The rest of the gang are not so convinced, and Ray finds himself battling against not only his enemies, but the stigma and restrictions of old age.

Starring: Tom Berenger, Ned Dennehy, Fionnula Flanagan, Louis Gossett Jr., Clive Russell, Beau Bridges, and John Kavanagh

Genre: Comedy
Country: Ireland | UK (English)
Rating: R (for language and some crude sexual material)
Runtime: 84 minutes

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IRON SKY: THE COMING RACE

Directed By: Timo Vuorensola
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Official Synopsis: Following the devastating aftermath of nuclear war on Earth, a former Nazi Moonbase has become the last refuge for mankind. Limited supplies and overpopulation threaten the survivors until Obi, the leader’s daughter, finds a map pointing to a power buried deep under Earth’s wasted surface that could save mankind or destroy it once and for all. When an old enemy leads our heroes on an adventure into the Hollow Earth, they must fight an ancient shape-shifting reptilian race to save humanity.

Starring: Lara Rossi, Vladimir Burlakov, Kit Dale, Julia Dietze, Stephanie Paul, Tom Green, Udo Kier, John Flanders, and James Quinn

Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
Country: Finland | Germany | Belgium (English & German)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 92 minutes

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INTO THE ASHES

Directed By: Aaron Harvey
Studio: RLJE Films

Official Synopsis: Nick is an ex-con adjusting to a normal life in rural Alabama with a new job and a new wife. When some former associates track him down looking for retribution, he is forced back into the desperate and violent life he thought he left behind.

Starring: Frank Grillo, Luke Grimes, Marguerite Moreau, James Badge Dale, Robert Taylor, Brady Smith, Jeff Pope, Andrea Frankle, and Scott Peat

Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 98 minutes

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ABOVE THE SHADOWS

Directed By: Claudia Myers
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Official Synopsis: A supernatural tale follows a young woman (Olivia Thirlby) who has faded from the world to the point of becoming invisible. After more than a decade existing in the shadows, Holly meets the one man who can see her, Shayne Blackwell (Alan Ritchson), a disgraced MMA fighter. Holly discovers that it was one of her tabloid photographs that caused his downfall, and that she must restore him to his former glory if she wants to regain a foothold in the world around her. With Shayne, Holly awakens to love but also to the possibility that she may remain invisible forever.

Starring: Olivia Thirlby, Alan Ritchson, Jim Gaffigan, Maria Dizzia, Tito Ortiz, David Johansen, and Megan Fox

Genre: Fantasy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 105 minutes

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BOTTOM OF THE 9TH

Directed By: Raymond De Felitta
Studio: Saban Films

Official Synopsis: After serving 17 years in prison for a violent mistake he made in his youth, a once-aspiring baseball player returns to his Bronx neighborhood.

Starring: Sofía Vergara, Joe Manganiello, Denis O’Hare, Burt Young, James Madio, and Vincent Pastore

Genre: Crime | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language throughout and some violence)
Runtime: 111 minutes

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SHE’S JUST A SHADOW

Directed By: Adam Sherman
Studio: Breaking Glass Pictures

Official Synopsis: A beautiful Japanese madam and her ladies. A deranged, drug-addled Tokyo gangster and his crew. A sadistic serial killer on the loose. The intersection of these stories, and the interior world of the characters, plays out against a dreamlike backdrop of ultraviolence and orgiastic sex, as everyone tries futilely to rewrite their futures and cheat death. A modern, dreamlike take on the gangster genre, SHE’S JUST A SHADOW is the action-packed story of a matriarchal crime family engaged in a vicious gang war. A deranged killer is leaving his victims on railroad tracks all over Tokyo, and the only thing more dangerous than him is the vicious love triangle within the family itself.

Starring: Tao Okamoto, Haruka Abe, Kihiro, Kentez Asaka, Mercedes Maxwell, Marcus Johnson, Haruna Ayane, Mickey Curtis, and Noriko Arai

Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language, some sexual content/nudity, violence and drug use)
Runtime: 117 minutes

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PURGE OF KINGDOMS

Directed By: Ara Paiaya
Studio: Red Hound Films

Official Synopsis: Nobles from the Eight Kingdoms make their way to Kings Shire for “Purge Fest 3000” with hopes of ending the violence between them, while the Fat King is putting his evil plan into place to destroy them. Behind his back, members of the Fat King’s own family are plotting to overthrow him. As the celebration begin, the backstabbing continues and the body count rises.

Starring: Angus Macfadyen, Lou Ferrigno, Armando Gutierrez, Anna Hutchison, Madison McKinley, Arin Alldridge, and Luís Moreira

Genre: Comedy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for crude/sexual content, language, some violence and drug use)
Runtime: 95 minutes

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AT WAR
(En guerre)

Directed By: Stéphane Brizé
Studio: Cinema Libre Studio

Official Synopsis: Despite heavy financial sacrifices on the part of their employees and record profits that year, the management of Perrin Industries decides to shut down a factory. The 1100 employees, led by their spokesman Laurent Amédéo, decide to fight this brutal decision, ready to do everything to save their jobs.

Starring: Vincent Lindon, Mélanie Rover, Jacques Borderie, David Rey, Olivier Lemaire, Isabelle Rufin, and Bruno Bourthol

Genre: Drama | International
Country: France (French)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 115 minutes

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SHADOWS OF SOFIA

Directed By: Kevin Booth
Studio: DistriB Films

Official Synopsis: Shadows of Sofia follows filmmaker Kevin Booth’s attempts to investigate an organization linked with the KGB. This documentary takes you to Bulgaria where he meets with some very powerful people in order to understand the extent of the mafia’s hold and how they’ve affected the political climate of the country.

Starring: Vladimir Putin, Kevin Booth, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Tay Barrett, Boyko Borisov, and Milla Hristova

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 119 minutes

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RING RING

Directed By: Adam Marino
Studio: Indie Rights

Official Synopsis: After a group of telemarketers get fired by their penny-pinching boss, they take revenge by stealing the company’s list of clients to start up their own firm. In the heat of celebration and a few drinks in, they lose the phone which holds the only copy of their future customers. While tracking the lost device on Halloween night, co-workers Amber and Will find themselves trapped in a demented drug addict’s house of horrors.

Starring: Kirby Bliss Blanton, Malcolm Goodwin, Tommy Kijas, Lou Ferrigno, Josh Zuckerman, Alex Shaffer, Allie Gonino, and Patrick Gallagher

Genre: Action | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 73 minutes

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THE PRICE FOR SILENCE

Directed By: Orson Oblowitz
Studio: Indie Rights

Official Synopsis: After the death of her father, a troubled woman returns home to confront the family who paid for her silence.

Starring: Lynn Mancinelli, Richard Thomas, Emrhys Cooper, Kristin Carey, Jon McCormick, Armin Amiri, Martha Madison, Steve Vinovich, and Ethan Phillips

Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 73 minutes

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LOOKING UP

Directed By: Baimei Yu & Chao Deng
Studio: Breaking Glass Pictures

Official Synopsis: A father (Deng Chao) deviates from his fellow countrymen’s usual style of acceptable parenting by encouraging his son to follow his dreams. Through devastating loss and tremendous heartache, father and son manage to navigate the struggles of life.

Starring: Chao Deng, Yu Bai, Suxi Ren, Xi Wang, Xilun Sun, Jianyi Li, Chao Liang, and Bing Shao

Genre: Drama
Country: China (Chinese)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 148 minutes

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UNMARKED

Directed By: Alec Ybarra
Studio: New Direction Cinema

Official Synopsis: Based on a true story, the film follows an angry woman who sets out to destroy a middle schooler in any way humanly possible in order to prevent him from exposing a series of lies that originated from her. The student is faced with the challenges of school authority and their refusal to listen to reason, as well as the increasingly hostile and dangerous intentions of the woman in this modern day anti-bullying drama.

Starring: Tamara Hutchins, Alec Ybarra, Darcy Orrok, Kyle Gray, Batya Cruz, Adam J. Cahn, Pam Renall, and Kevin Durkin

Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 65 minutes

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BETWEEN ME AND MY MIND

Directed By: Steven Cantor
Studio: Trafalgar Releasing

Official Synopsis: A deep dive into the imagination and creative process of Trey Anastasio, the founding guitarist and vocalist of the American band Phish. Raw footage explores how Anastasio’s commitment to producing quality work has solidified his fanbase. Candid interviews reveal the personal relationships that inspire some of Anastasio’s most intimate pieces.

Starring: Ernest Anastasio, Sue Anastasio, Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, and Page McConnell

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 100 minutes

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