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BLACK AND BLUE

Directed By: Deon Taylor
Studio: Screen Gems

Official Synopsis: BLACK AND BLUE is a fast-paced action thriller about a rookie cop (Naomie Harris) who inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing that the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the one person from her community who is willing to help her (Tyrese Gibson) as she tries to escape both the criminals out for revenge and the police who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage.

Starring: Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo, Mike Colter, Reid Scott, and Beau Knapp

Genre: Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for violence and language)
Runtime: 108 minutes

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THE CURRENT WAR: DIRECTOR’S CUT

Directed By: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Studio: 101 Studios

Official Synopsis: Three brilliant visionaries set off in a charged battle for the future in The Current War, the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world. Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan with his radical new DC technology. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America: with AC current. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history, establishing for future Titans of Industry the need to break all the rules.

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland, Katherine Waterston, Tuppence Middleton, and Matthew Macfadyen

Genre: Biography | Drama | History
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for some violent content and thematic elements)
Runtime: 101 minutes

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COUNTDOWN

Directed By: Justin Dec
Studio: STXfilms

Official Synopsis: When a young nurse (Elizabeth Lail) downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and death closing in, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.

Starring: Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway, Talitha Bateman, Tichina Arnold, P.J. Byrne, Peter Facinelli, Anne Winters and Tom Segura

Genre: Horror | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for terror, violence, bloody images, suggestive material, language and thematic elements)
Runtime: 90 minutes

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PARADISE HILLS

Directed By: Alice Waddington
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Official Synopsis: On an isolated island, Uma (Emma Roberts) wakes up to find herself at Paradise Hills, a facility where high-class families send their daughters to become perfect versions of themselves. The facility is run by the mysterious Duchess (Milla Jovovich) where calibrated treatments including etiquette classes, vocal lessons, beauty treatments, gymnastics and restricted diets, revolve all physical and emotional shortcomings within two months. The outspoken Uma finds solace and friendship in other Paradise Hills residents — Chloe (Danielle McDonald), Yu (Awkwafina) and Mexican popstar Amarna (Eiza Gonzalez). Uma soon realizes that lurking behind all this beauty is a sinister secret. It’s a race against the clock as Uma and her friends try to escape Paradise Hills before it consumes them all.

Starring: Emma Roberts, Danielle Macdonald, Awkwafina, Jeremy Irvine, Arnaud Valois, Eiza González, and Milla Jovovich

Genre: Fantasy | International | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: Spain (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 95 minutes

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THE KILL TEAM

Directed By: Dan Krauss
Studio: A24

Official Synopsis: When Andrew Briggman (Nat Wolff), a young soldier in the US invasion of Afghanistan, witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic leader, Sergeant Deeks (Alexander Skarsgård), he considers reporting them to higher-ups — but the heavily-armed, increasingly violent platoon becomes suspicious that someone in their ranks has turned on them, and Andrew begins to fear that he’ll be the next target. From writer-director Dan Krauss, and based on the same events that inspired his awardwinning 2013 documentary of the same name, The Kill Team is an urgent and explosive recounting of one of the darkest incidents in the not-so-distant history of American military exploits.

Starring: Nat Wolff, Adam Long, Jonathan Whitesell, Brian Marc, Osy Ikhile, Anna Francolini, Rob Morrow and Alexander Skarsgård

Genre: Action | Drama | Thriller
Country: USA | Spain (English)
Rating: R (for language throughout, violent content and drug use)
Runtime: 87 minutes

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FRANKIE

Directed By: Ira Sachs
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

Official Synopsis: Three generations of a European family come together in the fabled town of Sintra, Portugal, for one last vacation before the family matriarch faces the next, and last, chapter of her life. Over the course of one crisp October day, the fairy tale setting brings about everyone’s most romantic impulses, revealing both cracks between them, as well as unexpected depth of feeling. A successful actress used to getting her way, Francoise “Frankie” Cremont has a secret plan: she wants to marry off Paul, her perpetually single son, to Ilene, an American hairstylist she befriended on a film shoot in New York. As Frankie tries to manipulate her son’s future, her adoring Irish husband Jimmy is forced to confront his own feelings of imminent loss. Meanwhile, Jimmy’s daughter Sylvia faces the potential dissolution of her own marriage to the remote, but financially successful, Ian. And as the adults play out their intricate plots and machinations, Sylvia and Ian’s teenage daughter Maya spends the afternoon with a group of local boys by the sea, discovering the joys and surprises of first love. Watching from the sidelines is Frankie’s ex-husband, and Paul’s father, Michel, who, accompanied by João-Miguel, a handsome Portuguese tour guide, observes all with a wry and seasoned understanding. When Frankie’s plans are thwarted by the arrival of Ilene’s boyfriend, Gary, she is forced to come to terms with the mysteries of life, death, and our all too human limitations. From one morning to late afternoon, each of the nine members of the extended clan will be transformed by both the dramas of the family, and the magic and beauty of this mythical place.

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Brendan Gleeson, Marisa Tomei, Jérémie Renier, Pascal Greggory, Vinette Robinson, Ariyon Bakare, Greg Kinnear, Sennia Nanua, Carloto Cotta, and Mikaela Lupu

Genre: Drama | International
Country: France | Portugal (English, French, & Portuguese)
Rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language and some sexual material)
Runtime: 98 minutes

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GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR

Directed By: Travis Stevens
Studio: Dark Sky Films

Official Synopsis: At the heart of the film is Don Koch (CM Punk), a man who is failing as a husband. For years he has skated by on charm and charisma, until it nearly landed him in jail. He now views fixing up an old house as a chance to make up for past mistakes. Meanwhile, his wife, Liz Koch, is concerned about the renovation timeline as they have a baby on the way. With all this pressure it’s no wonder Don responds to the flirtations of an attractive stranger. As Don tears the house apart, it begins to tear him apart as well, revealing the rot behind the drywall.

Starring: C.M. Punk, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Sarah Brooks, Elissa Dowling, Karen Woditsch, Travis Delgado, and Marshall Bean

Genre: Horror
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 93 minutes

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SYNONYMS
(Synonymes)

Directed By: Nadav Lapid
Studio: Kino Lorber

Official Synopsis: In Paris, things do not exactly get off to a good start for the newly arrived Yoav. He knocks on the door of the flat where he’s supposed to stay, only to discover the place is empty. While he is taking a bath there, his belongings are stolen. Yet this young Israeli, who has arrived with such great expectations, will not be dissuaded that easily. Desperate to erase his origins, Yoav sees becoming French as his only hope for salvation. Step one is to replace his language. From now on, he will not utter a single word of Hebrew and his dictionary becomes his constant companion. The necessary visits to the Israeli embassy annoy Yoav – he finds his compatriots to be a total burden – but the naturalization test also has its pitfalls. And the young French couple whom he befriends has some rather strange ideas about how to help him. Based on the real life experiences of writer-director Nadav Lapid’s (The Kindergarten Teacher, Policeman), Synonyms explores the challenges of putting down roots in a new place. Yoav’s attempts to find himself awaken past demons and open up an existential abyss in this tragicomic puzzle that wisely knows how to keep its secrets.

Starring: Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte, Uria Hayik, Olivier Loustau, Yehuda Almagor, and Gaya Von Schwarze

Genre: Drama | International
Country:France | Israel | Germany (French, Hebrew, & English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 123 minutes

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PORTALS

Directed By: Gregg Hale, Liam O’Donnell, Eduardo Sánchez, & Timo Tjahjanto
Studio: Screen Media Films

Official Synopsis: On August 5th 2020, an undisclosed research facility successfully creates the world’s first active black hole…Shortly after a cosmic disruption occurs triggering a series of world-wide blackouts; after which millions of mysterious, reality-altering, Portal-like anomalies appear everywhere and anywhere across the planet. While many flee from the sentient objects, the real terror sets in as people are drawn toward and into them. Portals is a genre-bending anthology featuring three internationally connected stories told from four visionary filmmakers perspective as the cosmic events unfold within the first few days. The action quickly kicks off with our wrap around story following Adam and his family on their way to his mother-in-law’s house during the blackouts and reports of missing persons..during the road trip their SUV barrels directly into an Anomaly that suddenly appears in the middle of a desolate road. He later wakes up in a mysterious hospital suffering from optic nerve damage and is given an experimental eye transplant that links itself directly to the anomalies. With a determination to be reunited with his family; Adam soon discovers the hospital has cosmic secrets of its own.

Starring: Deanna Russo, Ptolemy Slocum, Neil Hopkins, Michele Weaver, Salvita Decorte, Gretchen Lodge, Natasha Gott, and Clint Jung

Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 80 minutes

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THE CAT AND THE MOON

Directed By: Alex Wolff
Studio: FilmRise

Official Synopsis: Nick goes to New York to stay with Cal, a friend of his late father that also happens to be a Jazz musician. Meanwhile, his mother checks into rehab for treatment. Nick then meets some new friends that show him around the city.

Starring: Skyler Gisondo, Alex Wolff, Camrus Johnson, Stefania LaVie Owen, Mike Epps, Giullian Yao Gioiello, Tommy Nelson, Olivia Boreham-Wing, and Eric Tabach

Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 114 minutes

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FULL COUNT

Directed By: Robert Eagar
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Official Synopsis: An unfortunate chain of events forces Milton Young to give up his dream of playing professional baseball and return home to the town he fought hard to escape. Once home, Milton faces insurmountable economic and personal hardships, only to be faced with an even greater challenge: defending himself against a Tragic crime that could send him to prison for life. What emerges is a heart-warming story about perseverance, faith, triumph, and the struggle to never let go of a dream.

Starring: John Paul Kakos, Natalia Livingston, E. Roger Mitchell, Rick Hearst, Jason London, Victoria Staley, Adam Boyer, Triston Dye, and Mary Kraft

Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Sport
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 110 minutes

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THE GALLOWS ACT II

Directed By: Chris Lofing & Travis Cluff
Studio: Lionsgate

Official Synopsis: After Auna Rue, a teenage vlogger/aspiring actress, logs onto a sinister website, she’s soon trapped in the malevolent world of a cursed stage play, The Gallows. After performing a passage from the play for her tiny online fan base, Auna instantly achieves the stardom she seeks-as well as a twisted challenge from a deadly spirit (The Hangman) in this nightmarish supernatural thriller from the company that brought you Paranormal Activity and Insidious.

Starring: Ema Horvath, Chris Milligan, Brittany Falardeau, Pfeifer Brown, Erika Miranda, Deandre Pierre, Jono Cota, Jener Dasilva, and Dennis Hurley

Genre: Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for some disturbing violent content)
Runtime: 99 minutes

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WESTERN STARS

Directed By: Thom Zimny & Bruce Springsteen
Studio: New Line Cinema

Official Synopsis: “Western Stars” is a cinematic film version of Bruce Springsteen’s latest globally successful album of the same name. Springsteen’s longtime collaborator Thom Zimny directed the film together with Springsteen, marking Springsteen’s directorial debut. The film “Western Stars” offers fans the world over their only opportunity to see Springsteen perform all 13 songs on the album, backed up by a band and a full orchestra, under the cathedral ceiling of his historic nearly 100-year-old barn. Springsteen’s first studio album in five years, Western Stars marks a departure for the legendary singer/songwriter while still drawing on his roots. Touching on themes of love and loss, loneliness and family and the inexorable passage of time, the documentary film evokes the American West–both the mythic and the hardscrabble–weaving archival footage and Springsteen’s personal narration with song to tell the story.

Starring: Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG (for some thematic elements, alcohol and smoking images, and brief language)
Runtime: 83 minutes

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THE GREAT ALASKAN RACE

Directed By: Brian Presley
Studio: P12 Films

Official Synopsis: After overcoming personal tragedy, widowed father and champion musher Leonhard ‘Sepp’ Seppala steps in the midst of a diphtheria outbreak in his small dock town of Nome, Alaska to safely deliver the anti-toxin to the hospital. With his own child’s life on the line, Sepp battles the impossible, accompanied by his trusty pack of sled dogs. When a severe winter storm has made it impossible journey for planes, trains, or any form of transportation, Sepp and his dogs are able to get the anti-toxin to the children in need, just in the nick of time.

Starring: Brian Presley, Treat Williams, Brad Leland, Henry Thomas, Bruce Davison, Will Wallace, Brea Bee, and James Russo

Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | History
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG (for thematic material, brief bloody images, some language and smoking)
Runtime: 84 minutes

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FARMING

Directed By: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Studio: Momentum Pictures

Official Synopsis: Based on his own life story, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s FARMING charts the extraordinary journey of a young Nigerian boy who is fostered (Farmed) out to a white couple, struggles to find an identity, and falls in with a skinhead gang in 1980’s England. Told with brutal honesty, FARMING is an unflinching autobiographical portrait of a young man who must battle the odds and realize that, in a world of hate, his toughest battle will be learning to love himself.

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Damson Idris, John Dagleish, Cosmo Jarvis, Jaime Winstone, and Theo Barklem-Biggs

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA | Ethiopia (English, Hebrew, & Amharic)
Rating: R (for disturbing racial violence and epithets throughout, pervasive language and some crude sexual material)
Runtime: 107 minutes

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NO SAFE SPACES

Directed By: Justin Folk
Studio: Atlas Distribution

Official Synopsis: The First Amendment and the very idea of free speech are under attack in America today. A growing number of Americans don’t believe you have the right to speak your mind if what you have to say might offend someone, somewhere. They advocate for “safe spaces” in which people won’t be offended by ideas they may find troubling. But is that what America is about? In No Safe Spaces, comedian and podcast king Adam Carolla and radio talk show host Dennis Prager travel the country, talking to experts on the right and left, tour college campuses and examine their own upbringings to try to understand what is happening in America today and what free speech in America should look like.

Starring: Adam Carolla, Dennis Prager, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro, Dave Rubin, Tim Allen, Bryan Callen, and Andrew Schulz

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for some language and brief violence)
Runtime: 95 minutes

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FIRE & RAIN

Directed By: Phillip Penza
Studio: Little Books Little Films

Official Synopsis: A feature film depicting a man’s struggles with himself and the decisions he made that altered the course of his life forever. What happens in the moments between life and death, the memories that flash before us, the reconciliations with our loved ones and our maker, will make us laugh and cry. An unforgettable story of love, life, family and loss that will touch your soul. This film reaches out and tests your faith, your belief in yourself and your belief in the strength of family and true friendship. In the final moment between life and death, a former boxer faces the decisions he made that altered the course of his life forever.

Starring: Vivica A. Fox, Noel Gugliemi, Phillip Penza, Audrey Beth, Adam Berardi, Mark Laursen, and Jesse Murphy

Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 98 minutes

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MOUNTAINTOP

Directed By: Bernard Shakey
Studio: Abramorama

Official Synopsis: ‘Mountaintop’ is an unfiltered look at the process of Neil Young with Crazy Horse making their first album in 7 years. Witness the laughter, tensions, crusty attitudes and love of a rock and roll band that’s been together for 50 years.

Starring: Neil Young

Genre: Documentary | Music
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 86 minutes

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JESUS IS KING

Directed By: Nick Knight
Studio: IMAX

Official Synopsis: Filmed in the summer of 2019, “JESUS IS KING” brings Kanye West’s famed Sunday Service to life in the Roden Crater, visionary artist James Turrell’s never-before-seen installation in Arizona’s Painted Desert. This one-of-a-kind experience features songs arranged by West in the gospel tradition along with new music from his forthcoming album “JESUS IS KING” — all presented in the immersive sound and stunning clarity of The IMAX Experience (R).

Starring: Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, and Ray Romulus

Genre: Documentary | Short | Music
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 31 minutes

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MAKING WAVES: THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUND

Directed By: Midge Costin
Studio: Cinetic Media

Official Synopsis: Few realize that sound is 50% of the cinematic experience. Building on the pioneering sight-and-sound discoveries of iconic filmmakers, this documentary features the first generation of recognized Sound Designers who designed great movies with sound before a frame was shot. We will explore the collaborative relationship between Sound Designers and the visionary directors they work with by entering their creative realms via interviews and clips from their movies. We check out the latest discoveries and advances in sound technology and learn how sound transforms not only the cinematic experience, but also our lives.

Starring: Ryan Coogler, Sofia Coppola, Erik Aadahl, Ioan Allen, Richard L. Anderson, Karen Baker Landers, Bobbi Banks, Richard Beggs, and Anna Behlmer

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 94 minutes

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BURNING CANE

Directed By: Phillip Youmans
Studio: Array Releasing

Official Synopsis: Amongst the cane fields of rural Louisiana, an aging mother struggles between her religious convictions and the love of her son.

Starring: Wendell Pierce, Karen Kaia Livers, Dominique McClellan, Braelyn Kelly, Cynthia Capers, Emyri Crutchfield, and Erika Woods

Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 77 minutes

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ONE PIECE: STAMPEDE

Directed By: Takashi Otsuka
Studio: FUNimation Films

Official Synopsis: The world’s boldest buccaneers set sail for the great Pirate Festival, where the Straw Hats join a mad-dash race to find Gol D. Roger’s treasure. There’s just one little problem. An old member of Roger’s crew has a sinister score to settle. All bets are off when the most iconic pirates of One Piece history band together for a swashbuckling showdown, the likes of which have never been seen!

Starring: Johnny Yong Bosch, Chô, D.C. Douglas, Kyle Hebert, and Hiroaki Hirata

Genre: Animation | Action | Adventure | International
Country: Japan | Japanese
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 101 minutes

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GOING ATTRACTIONS: THE DEFINITIVE STORY

Directed By: April Wright
Studio: Passion River Pictures

Official Synopsis: Other countries built palaces for royalty; in the United States we built them to watch movies. GOING ATTRACTIONS celebrates the splendor and grandeur of the great cinemas of the United States, built when movies were the acme of entertainment and the stories were larger than life, as were the venues designed to show them: Thousands of seats, giant screens, exotic and ornate interiors with balconies and lounges, in-house organs and orchestras, amazing marquees, and air conditioning back when houses had none. The film also tracks the eventual decline of the palaces, through to today’s current preservation efforts. A tribute to America’s great art form and the great monuments created for audiences to enjoy them in.

Starring: Richard L. Fosbrink, Matt Lambros, Leonard Maltin, Ross Melnick, and Barbara Twist

Genre: Documentary | Family | History
Country: USA | Australia (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 84 minutes

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THE RELIANT

Directed By: Paul Munger
Studio: Studio City Pictures

Official Synopsis: When crisis strikes and their world crumbles, is God reliable to meet their needs or must their faith remain blind to facts? After an innocent trip to the store ends in rioting and chaos, father of five, Rick (Kevin Sorbo) rushes home desperate to gather his family and find safety. His plans are dashed when the very same armed men suddenly appear, led by the ruthless Jack (Brian Bosworth). Caught in the deadly crossfire, the children are forced to seek shelter in the surrounding woods. Alone and vulnerable, the children’s faith and family bonds are pushed to the limit, especially those of the eldest daughter, Sophie (Mollee Gray), who questions the morality of gun ownership but soon learns that in God all things are good, including her family’s Second Amendment right to defend themselves. It is now up to the children to reclaim their home, find their parents and put an end to Jack’s rampage. At the heart of THE RELIANT is a love story. It’s an anthem of hope in the hardest of times, of forgiveness, and of redemption. Also featuring the celebrated Benham Brothers.

Starring: Eric Roberts, Kevin Sorbo, Brian Bosworth, Ryan Buggle, Mollee Gray, Julia Denton, Jenn Gotzon Chandler, and Josh Murray

Genre: Action
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of violence, and thematic material involving guns)
Runtime: — minutes

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HUMAN LOST

Directed By: Fuminori Kizaki
Studio: FUNimation Films

Official Synopsis: The year is 2036. A revolution in medical treatment has conquered death by means of internal nanomachines and the “Shell System”, yet only the richest can afford to partake. Yozo Oba isn’t the richest. Troubled by strange dreams, he flippantly joins his friend’s biker gang on an ill-fated incursion to “The Inside”, where society’s elite lives. This instigates a journey of terrifying discovery that will change Yozo’s life forever.

Starring: Mamoru Miyano, Kana Hanazawa, Takahiro Sakurai, Jun Fukuyama, and Kenichirou Matsuda

Genre: Animation | Action | International | Sci-Fi
Country: Japan (Japanese)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 110 minutes

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