FEBRUARY 19, 2021

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Directed By: Chloé Zhao
Studio: Searchlight Pictures

After losing everything in the Great Recession, a woman embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

Starring: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Swankie, Bob Wells, and Derek Endres
Genre: Drama
Country: USA | Germany (English)
Rating: R (for some full nudity)
Runtime: 107 minutes



Created By: Lena Khan
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

An imaginative and creative 10-year old cynic never could have predicted that her little squirrel would be born anew as a superhero and have the uncanny knack for helping her and the lovable but broken people in her life.

Starring: Matilda Lawler, Alyson Hannigan, Ben Schwartz, Anna Deavere Smith, Danny Pudi, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Janeane Garofalo, and Kate Micucci.
Genre: Adventure | Comedy | Family
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG (for some mild action and thematic elements)
Runtime: 95 minutes


Blithe Spirit

Directed By: Edward Hall
Studio: IFC Films

A spiritualist medium holds a seance for a writer suffering from writer’s block but accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife, which leads to an increasingly complex love triangle with his current wife of five years.

Starring: Dan Stevens, Leslie Mann, Isla Fisher, Judi Dench, Emilia Fox, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Adil Ray, Michele Dotrice, and Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Genre: Comedy | Fantasy | International | Romance
Country: UK (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for suggestive references and some drug material)
Runtime: 99 minutes


I Care A Lot

Directed By: J Blakeson
Studio: Netflix

Poised with sharklike self-assurance, Marla Grayson (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is a professional, court-appointed guardian for dozens of elderly wards whose assets she seizes and cunningly bilks through dubious but legal means. It’s a well-oiled racket that Marla and her business-partner and lover Fran (Eiza González) use with brutal efficiency on their latest “cherry,” Jennifer Peterson (two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest) — a wealthy retiree with no living heirs or family. But when their mark turns out to have an equally shady secret of her own and connections to a volatile gangster (Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage), Marla is forced to level up in a game only predators can play — one that’s neither fair, nor square.

Starring: Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, Eiza González, Chris Messina, and Dianne Wiest
Genre: Comedy | Crime | Thriller
Country: USA | UK (English)
Rating: R (for language throughout and some violence)
Runtime: 118 minutes


To All The Boys: Always and Forever

Directed By: Michael Fimognari
Studio: Netflix

Senior year of high school takes center stage as Lara Jean returns from a family trip to Korea and considers her college plans – with and without Peter.

Starring: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, and John Corbett
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
Country: USA (Korean & English)
Rating: TV-14
Runtime: 109 minutes


The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

Directed By: Ian Samuels
Studio: Amazon Studios

The film tells the story of quick-witted teen Mark, contentedly living the same day in an endless loop whose world is turned upside-down when he meets mysterious Margaret also stuck in the time loop. Mark and Margaret form a magnetic partnership, setting out to find all the tiny things that make that one day perfect. What follows is a love story with a fantastical twist, as the two struggle to figure out how — and whether — to escape their never-ending day.

Starring: Kathryn Newton, Kyle Allen, Jermaine Harris, Anna Mikami, and Josh Hamilton
Genre: Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language, some teen drinking and sexual references)
Runtime: 98 minutes


Silk Road

Directed By: Tiller Russell
Studio: Lionsgate

Inspired by larger-than-life actual events, this riveting crime thriller follows the rise and fall of Silk Road, the infamous darknet site that sent a seismic shock through the World Wide Web. Young, idealistic, and driven to succeed, Ross Ulbricht (Nick Robinson) creates the internet’s first unregulated marketplace: Silk Road. But when it becomes a multimillion-dollar pipeline for illicit drugs, Ross is set on a collision course with Rick Bowden (Jason Clarke), a disreputable and dangerously unpredictable DEA agent, who will use any means necessary to take him down.

Starring: Jason Clarke, Nick Robinson, Katie Aselton, Jimmi Simpson, Daniel David Stewart, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Lexi Rabe, Will Ropp, Paul Walter Hauser and Alexandra Shipp
Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for pervasive language, and drug content)
Runtime: 112 minutes



Directed By: Andrey Konchalovskiy
Studio: Corinth Films

Michelangelo struggles to finish the Sistine Chapel.

Starring: Adriano Chiaramida, Yuliya Vysotskaya, Orso Maria Guerrini, and Jakob Diehl
Genre: Biography | Drama | History | International
Country: Russia | Italy (Italian)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 134 minutes



Directed By: Zoé Wittock
Studio: Dark Star Pictures

Jeanne, a shy young woman, works at night in an amusement park. Fascinated with carousels, she still lives with her mother, the extrovert Margarette. Whereas no man is able to find their place among the rocky and unusual duo, Jeanne starts to grow an odd relationship with Jumbo, the park’s new flagship attraction. Soon, it appears that Jumbo, a striking and colorful merry-go-round, starts communicating with her…

Starring: Noémie Merlant, Emmanuelle Bercot, Bastien Bouillon and Sam Louwyck
Genre: Drama | Fantasy
Country: France | Belgium | Luxembourg (French)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 93 minutes


The Violent Heart

Directed By: Kerem Sanga
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Fifteen years after the murder of his older sister, 24-year-old Daniel (2020 Emmy nominee Jovan Adepo) finds himself falling for Cassie (Grace Van Patten), an outgoing high school senior, in this Romeo & Juliet-style thriller set in the American heartland.

Starring: Jovan Adepo, Grace Van Patten, Lukas Haas, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Cress Williams, Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Markus Silbiger× and Mary J. Blige
Genre: Drama | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic content, drug material, brief violence and strong language)
Runtime: 107 minutes



Directed By: Kevin Hicks
Studio: Freestyle Digital Media

Cleaning out the home of his newly deceased mother, William stumbles across some belongings of his father, who died when he was just a boy. Among his father’s things, he discovers an old ham radio and, fascinated, attempts to use it. Over the airwaves, he stumbles upon a strange woman, Eva, who suffers from paranoia and agoraphobia, and hides a dark secret of her own. Wary at first, she slowly begins to thaw, and they strike up a distant friendship — their respective radios the only thread that connects them. But Eva isn’t the only thing that comes to him through the radio. Something desperate has stirred, attempting to reach William, to take hold of him and pull him into the shadow world of memories best left forgotten. The two worlds collide, and William is rushed down a path that is paved with deceit, lies and an awful truth, a truth that pulls him into a world of darkness from which he cannot escape.

Starring: Kevin Hicks, Vickie Hicks, Chris Xaver, and Luca Iacovetti
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 90 minutes


Body Brokers

Directed By: John Swab
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Utah and Opal are junkies living on the streets of rural Ohio until a seemingly chance encounter with the enigmatic Wood (Michael Kenneth Williams) brings them to Los Angeles for treatment. While Utah finds sobriety with the help of the treatment center shrink (Academy Award®-Winner Melissa Leo), he soon learns that rehab is not about helping people—it’s merely a cover scheme for a multibillion dollar fraud operation, enlisting addicts to recruit other addicts. Seduced by the money, but troubled by the hypocrisy, Utah must decide between what will make him rich, and what will save Opal.

Starring: Frank Grillo, Alice Englert, Jack Kilmer, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jessica Rothe, and Melissa Leo
Genre: Crime | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for strong drug content, pervasive language and some sexual content)
Runtime: 111 minutes


Days of the Bagnold Summer

Directed By: Simon Bird
Studio: Greenwich Entertainment

Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel, DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER is a funny yet sweet coming-of-age story about single motherhood and Metallica. Daniel was supposed to spend the summer with his dad and his dad’s new wife in Florida, but when his dad cancels the trip Daniel and his mom suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in their suburban home as Daniel just wants to listen to heavy metal and start a band while his mom hopes to rekindle the fun times they used to have together. Featuring original songs by Belle and Sebastian.

Starring: Monica Dolan, Earl Cave, Tamsin Greig and Rob Brydon
Genre: Comedy | International
Country: UK (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 86 minutes


Burn It All

Directed By: Brady Hall
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

An enraged woman battles a ring of violent organ smugglers after returning to her hometown to bury her mother.

Starring: Emily Gateley, Ryan Postell, Greg Michaels, Nick Sage Palmieri, and Adrian Renon
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 102 minutes


Paranormal Prison

Directed By: Brian Jagger
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

The impending demolition of an abandoned prison has the paranormal investigation team “The Skeptic and the Scientist” rushed to spend a locked-in night within the prison’s walls before the wrecking balls start swinging turning the now state historical building to condos. Knowing their channel needs views, team leader Matthew (Todd Haberkorn) funds one last-ditch effort in hopes the device science expert Sara (Paris Warner) has invented will be their ticket to fame and fortune. Along with their sound technician Ashley (Coryn Treadwell), cameraman Jacob (Brian Telestai) and guided by their assigned park ranger, the team recorded everything, hoping to capture elusive spirits. What they captured instead will change paranormal investigation forever, and may have even solved a long-standing mystery.

Starring: Todd Haberkorn, Paris Warner, Don Shanks, Corynn Treadwell, and Sarah C. Patterson
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 70 minutes


Take Me To Tarzana

Directed By: Maceo Greenberg
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

After learning their company has been illicitly spying, collecting and selling data on them, three millennial friends band together to fight back against a lecherous boss and the company’s maniacal, Tarzan-obsessed CEO.

Starring: Jonathan Bennett, Maria Conchita Alonso, Samantha Robinson, Oliver Cooper, and Kahyun Kim
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 106 minutes


Test Pattern

Directed By: Shatara Michelle Ford
Studio: Kino Lorber

Young couple Renesha (Brittany S. Hall) and Evan (Will Brill) negotiate a variety of questions, judgments, and other comments on their interracial relationship. Yet, the most significant test for the strength of their bond arrives in the form of a brutal sexual assault Renesha suffers. A frantic Evan must then drive the distressed Renesha across the city in hopes of securing a rape kit, encountering further prejudice along the way.

Starring: Brittany S. Hall, Will Brill, Gail Bean, Drew Fuller, and Ben Levin
Genre: Drama | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 82 minutes


Truth to Power

Directed By: Garin Hovannisian
Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories

The Grammy-winning lead singer of System of a Down, Serj Tankian helps to awaken a political revolution on the other side of the world, inspiring Armenia’s struggle for democracy through his music and message.

Starring: Serj Tankian
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 79 minutes


Endgame (2021)

Directed By: Rao Xiaozhi
Studio: Artown Film

Chen Xiaomeng is a theater actor who just can’t catch a break in life. His career is in shambles, his love life is depressing, and he can’t even properly commit suicide. Before he takes another attempt at suicide, he decides to visit the local bathhouse so he can die with dignity. In the bathhouse, Xiaomeng accidentally causes a man to slip on a piece of soap and falls into a deep coma. In a split second, he decides to switch places with the comatose man, only to discover that the man is a renowned professional assassin. Under his new identity, Xiaomeng is forced to undertake the assassin’s missions. Meanwhile, the assassin wakes up in the hospital with no memory of his identity. Believing that he’s the failed actor, he begins piece together his “past life” with the help of single mother Li Xiang. As he tries to “continue” his life as an actor, the amnesiac assassin and Li Xiang develop a bond. But when the assassin regains his real memories, our three heroes become entangled in messy and complicated ways.

Starring: Yi Cheng, Andy Lau, Regina Wan, and Yang Xiao
Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama | International | Romance
Country: China | Hong Kong (English & Chinese)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 119 minutes


Rock Camp: The Movie

Directed By: Renee Barron
Studio: RRFC Films

Summer camp meets Spinal Tap as we journey to Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, where dreamers from across America and around the world gather to shred with their heroes – and learn to rock like the legends. Rock Camp is an institution and cultural phenomenon that has been going on in Los Angeles, New York and other cities since 1996. The brainchild of music producer David Fishof, Rock Camp boasts a jaw-dropping array of rock star “counselors” that include Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, Nancy Wilson, Joe Perry, Jeff Beck, Slash and countless other rock legends. The counselors teach, inspire and jam with the campers over the course of four days. Each Rock Camp concludes with all of the counselors and their respective campers, performing together.

Starring: Marv Albert, Sebastian Bach, Jeff Beck, Jerry Cantrell, and Alice Cooper
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 87 minutes


Mafia Inc

Directed By: Daniel Grou
Studio: eOne Films

The Gamache, tailors from father to son, have been dressing the Mafia family Paternò for three generation. Vince works on behalf of Frank the godfather with his eldest son Giaco. Vince seeks to earn his stripes by impressing the godfather.

Starring: Marc-André Grondin, Sergio Castellitto, Gilbert Sicotte, Mylène Mackay, Tony Nardi and Benz Antoine
Genre: Crime | Drama | International
Country: Canada (French & English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 143 minutes


The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw

Directed By: Shelley Niro
Studio: Indican Pictures

Mitzi Bearclaw is an indigenous woman who reluctantly returns to her isolated reserve to help her father care for her bitter mother.

Starring: MorningStar Angeline, Andrew Martin, Ajuawak Kapashesit, and Gail Maurice
Genre: Comedy | International
Country: Canada (English & Ojibwa)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 96 minutes


Time Matters

Directed By: Mikey Jay
Studio: Aigne Film Group

D’Andre Grant, one of New York’s most successful high powered defense attorneys represents New York’s most powerful crime family, “The Contento Family”. Anthony Contento Sr. and his brother Paolo made a promise to the late Betty Grant, D’Andre’s mother, that they would take care and look after her sons especially D’Andre. Things go south for D’Andre when his twelve year old daughter Madison becomes the victim of a kidnapping. On top of having a strenuous relationship with his wife Dalaina he has to defend Anthony Contento Jr. a certified psychopath and son of Anthony Contento Sr. As well as being stalked by an ex acquaintance “Lacey”. Now it’s a race against time for D’Andre as he scrambles to gather up the ransom money demanded by the kidnappers but when you push a man with limits to not having any limits the outcome can be dangerous and to D’Andre Grant “TIME MATTERS”.

Starring: Erskine Alexander, Tami Bailey, Toni Battle, and Warren Benjamin
Genre: Crime | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: — minutes


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