MAY 7, 2021

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WRATH OF MAN

Directed By: Guy Ritchie
Studio: MGM Studios

Mysterious and wild-eyed, a new security guard for a cash truck surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman’s ultimate motive becomes clear as he takes dramatic and irrevocable steps to settle a score.

Starring: Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Jeffrey Donovan, Josh Hartnett, Laz Alonso, Chris Reilly, Raúl Castillo, DeObia Oparei, Eddie Marsan, and Scott Eastwood
Genre: Action | Thriller
Country: USA | UK (English)
Rating: R (for strong violence throughout, pervasive language, and some sexual references)
Runtime: 118 minutes

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ABOVE SUSPICION

Created By: Phillip Noyce
Studio: Lionsgare

Based on the true story of one of the most notorious crimes in FBI history, this gritty crime-thriller stars Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) as Susan Smith, a young woman desperate to escape a seedy life of crime and drugs in a Kentucky coal mining town. When a newly minted FBI agent named Mark Putnam (Jack Huston, “Fargo”) recruits Susan as his informant for a high-profile case, she believes her bad luck may finally be changing. But as Susan and Putnam’s relationship deepens, so does the danger, setting them both on a collision course with deadly consequences.

Starring: Emilia Clarke, Jack Huston, Sophie Lowe, Austin Hébert, Karl Glusman, Chris Mulkey, Omar Miller, Kevin Dunn, Thora Birch and Johnny Knoxville
Genre: Action | Biography | Crime | Thriller
Country: USA | Mongolia (English)
Rating: R (for sexual content and drug use throughout, language and some strong violence)
Runtime: 104 minutes

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Here Today

Directed By: Billy Crystal
Studio: Sony Pictures

Veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz (Billy Crystal) forms an unlikely yet hilarious and touching friendship with New York singer Emma Payge (Tiffany Haddish) in the new comedy-drama Here Today. Emma — the unlikely recipient of a prize to have lunch with the comedy legend, despite not knowing who he is — gets off to a rocky start with Charlie (think seafood allergy, a hospital visit, and an epi pen). Before long, each finds in the other a sort of soul mate, forging a deep bond that kicks the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of friendship, love, and trust.

Starring: Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Penn Badgley, Laura Benanti and Louisa Krause
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for strong language, and sexual references)
Runtime: 117 minutes

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Silo

Directed By: Marshall Burnette
Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories

Inspired by true events, SILO follows a harrowing day in an American farm town. Disaster strikes when teenager Cody Rose is entrapped in a 50-foot-tall grain bin. When the corn turns to quicksand, family, neighbors and first responders must put aside their differences to rescue Cody from drowning in the crop that has sustained their community for generations.

Starring: Jeremy Holm, Jill Paice, Jack DiFalco, Jim Parrack, Chris Ellis, and James DeForest Parker
Genre: Drama | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 76 minutes

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MONSTER (2021)

Directed By: Anthony Mandler
Studio: Netflix

Monster tells the story of Steve Harmon (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) a seventeen-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder. The film follows his dramatic journey from a smart, likeable film student from Harlem attending an elite high school through a complex legal battle that could leave him spending the rest of his life in prison.

Starring: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jennifer Ehle, Tim Blake Nelson, Nasir “Nas” Jones, Rakim “A$AP Rocky” Mayers, Paul Ben-Victor, John David Washington, Jennifer Hudson, and Jeffrey Wright
Genre: Crime | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language throughout, some violence and bloody images)
Runtime: 98 minutes

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MAINSTREAM

Directed By: Gia Coppola
Studio: IFC Films

In this cautionary tale, three people struggle to preserve their identities as they form an eccentric love triangle within the fast-moving internet age.

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Maya Hawke, Nat Wolff, Johnny Knoxville and Jason Schwartzman
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for pervasive language and some graphic nudity)
Runtime: 94 minutes

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Locked In

Directed By: Carlos V. Gutierrez
Studio: Saban Films

A single mother must protect her daughter and herself during a heist gone wrong at a high-tech storage facility.

Starring: Mena Suvari, Jeff Fahey, Costas Mandylor, Jasper Polish, and Manny Perez
Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for violence, and language throughout)
Runtime: 90 minutes

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THE WATER MAN

Directed By: David Oyelowo
Studio: RLJE Films

Gunner (Lonnie Chavis) sets out on a quest to save his ill mother (Rosario Dawson) by searching for a mythic figure who possesses the secret to immortality, the Water Man. After enlisting the help of a mysterious local girl, Jo (Amiah Miller), they journey together into the remote Wild Horse forest — but the deeper they venture, the stranger and more dangerous the forest becomes. Their only hope for rescue is Gunner’s father (David Oyelowo), who will stop at nothing to find them and in the process will discover who his son really is.

Starring: David Oyelowo, Rosario Dawson, Lonnie Chavis, Amiah Miller, Alfred Molina and Maria Bello
Genre: Adventure | Drama | Family | Fantasy | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG (for thematic content, scary images, peril and some language)
Runtime: 92 minutes

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The Boy from Medellín

Directed By: Matthew Heineman
Studio: Amazon Studios

From Academy Award®-nominee and Emmy-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, City of Ghosts, A Private War) comes an astonishingly intimate portrait of one of the biggest international music superstars of our time. THE BOY FROM MEDELLÍN follows J Balvin as he prepares for the most important concert of his career–a sold-out stadium show in his hometown of Medellín, Colombia. But as the performance draws ever closer, the streets explode with growing political unrest, forcing the Latin Grammy-winning musician to wrestle with his responsibility as an artist to his country and his legions of fans around the globe. As the public pressure of the approaching concert heightens, behind the scenes Balvin also continues to deal with the anxiety and depression that has plagued him for years. Shot entirely in the dramatic week leading up to the concert, THE BOY FROM MEDELLÍN gives us unprecedented access to the “Prince of Reggaeton,” and provides an immersive look into one of the most pivotal and emotionally charged moments of his life.

Starring: J Balvin
Genre: Documentary | Biography | Music
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language)
Runtime: 90 minutes

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The Unthinkable

Directed By: Victor Danell
Studio: Magnet Releasing

It’s midsummer and Sweden wakes up to a state of emergency. TV, internet, and telephone networks are down, and before anyone realizes what’s behind the collapse, a series of unexplained attacks take place around the country. Alex, a successful pianist whose controlled existence is upturned when his mother dies in a suspected terror attack, returns to his childhood village to arrange the funeral. There, he must reconcile with both his father and his old flame, Anna, who he has desperately been trying to forget. As old feelings come back to the surface, more mysterious attacks plunge Sweden into chaos and confusion. THE UNTHINKABLE is a disaster-thriller about time running out, and protecting what matters most.

Starring: Christoffer Nordenrot, Lisa Henni, Jesper Barkselius and Pia Halvorsen
Genre: Action | International | Romance | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: Sweden (Swedish)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 129 minutes

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The Columnist

Directed By: Ivo van Aart
Studio: Film Movement

Femke Boot (Katja Herbers) is a columnist who is obsessed with reading the endless abusive messages and death threats posted about her on social media. This obsession consumes her life and prevents her from concentrating on the novel she has promised to her publisher. One day, all her pent-up anger and frustration explode in a moment of shocking and unexpected violence. When this brutal and bloody act inspires Femke to write again, she surrenders to her rage and begins to lead a double life as a daytime writer and nighttime murderer.

Starring: Genio de Groot, Katja Herbers, Rein Hofman, and Achraf Koutet
Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama | International
Country: Netherlands (Dutch)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 86 minutes

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Ghost Master

Directed By: Paul Young
Studio: Indican Pictures

A discriminated assistant director decides to remake a bran-new love movie. But the contingently-rewritten script awakens real ghost which possesses the actor and and causes death of field personnel.

Starring: Mizuki Itagaki, Takahiro Miura, Riko Narumi, and Yuki Shibamoto
Genre: Horror | International
Country: Japan (Japanese)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 88 minutes

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The Paper Tigers

Directed By: Quoc Bao Tran
Studio: Well Go USA Entertainnment

Three martial artists–notorious in their prime as “the three tigers”–have grown into middle-aged men one kick from a pulled muscle. But after their teacher’s murder, they must juggle dead-end jobs, dad duties, and old grudges to avenge him.

Starring: Peter Adrian Sudarso, Yuji Okumoto, Ron Yuan, and Yoshi Sudarso
Genre: Action | Comedy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for some strong language, offensive slurs, and violence)
Runtime: 108 minutes

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Emily @ the Edge of Chaos

Directed By: Wendy Apple
Studio: Kino Lorber

Emily @ the Edge of Chaos interweaves Emily Levine’s live performance with animation, appearances by scientists, and animated characters (John Lithgow as Sir Isaac Newton, Lily Tomlin as Ayn Rand, Leonard Nimoy as Sigmund Freud, Richard Lewis as Aristotle, Matt Groening as Aldo Leopold). The film uses physics, which explains how the universe works, to explain our metaphysics — the story of our values, our institutions, our interactions. Using her own experience and a custom blend of insight and humor, provocation and inspiration, personal story and social commentary, Emily takes her audience through its own paradigm shift: from the Fear of Change to the Edge of Chaos.

Starring: Richard Blackburn, Victor Bumbalo, Paul Dooley, Peter Elbling, and Mike Farrell
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 61 minutes

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Benny Loves You

Directed By: Karl Holt
Studio: Epic Pictures

After the accidental death of his parents, Jack’s comfortable lifestyle comes to an end and he must sell his family home. Desperate to improve his life, Jack throws out his childhood belongings including his beloved plush, Benny. It’s a move that has disastrous consequences when Benny springs to life with deadly intentions!

Starring: Karl Holt, Claire Cartwright, George Collie, and James Parsons
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Horror | International | Thriller
Country: UK (English)
Rating: TV-MA
Runtime: 94 minutes

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Initiation

Directed By: John Berardo
Studio: Saban Films

During a university’s pledge week, the carefree partying turns deadly serious when a star athlete is found impaled in his dorm. The murder ignites a spree of sinister social media messages, sweeping the students and police into a race against time to uncover the truth behind the school’s dark secret.

Starring: Froy Gutierrez, Lochlyn Munro, Yancy Butler, and Jon Huertas
Genre: Crime | Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for strong bloody violence, some crude sexual content, drug use, and language throughout)
Runtime: 96 minutes

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Paper Spiders

Directed By: Inon Shampanier
Studio: Entertainment Squad

A teen makes a series of tough choices as her mother’s paranoid delusions threaten to destroy their loving relationship.

Starring: Peyton List, Stefania LaVie Owen, Lili Taylor, Max Casella, and David Rasche
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: TV-MA
Runtime: 109 minutes

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UNDERGODS

Directed By: Chino Moya
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

An otherworldly journey through a Europe in decline as a collection of ill-fated characters confront their doomed futures and fortunes.

Starring: Johann Myers, Géza Röhrig, Michael Gould, Hayley Carmichael, and Ned Dennehy
Genre: Fantasy | International | Thriller
Country: UK | Belgium | Estonia | Serbia | Sweden (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 92 minutes

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Equal Standard

Directed By: Brendan Cochrane
Studio: First Born Productions

Communities and gang members come together after an NYPD detective shoots a Black man.

Starring: Ice-T, Jules Willcox, Robert Clohessy, Marc John Jefferies, and Hassan Johnson
Genre: Action | Crime
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 101 minutes

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State Funeral

Directed By: Sergei Loznitsa
Studio: Mubi

The enigma of the personality cult is revealed in the grand spectacle of Joseph Stalin’s funeral.

Starring: Joseph Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev, Lavrenti Beria, and Vyacheslav Molotov
Genre: Documentary | History
Country: Netherlands | Lithuania (Russian)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 135 minutes

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Enfant Terrible

Directed By: Oskar Roehler
Studio: Dark Star Pictures

The life and the impact of iconic German New Wave director, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Starring: Oliver Masucci, Hary Prinz, Katja Riemann, and Felix Hellmann
Genre: Biography | Drama | International
Country: Germany (German, French, & English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 134 minutes

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Sisters With Transistors

Directed By: Lisa Rovner
Studio: Willow Glen Films

SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS is the remarkable untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers, composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to utterly revolutionize how we produce and listen to music today. Narrated by Laurie Anderson, the film maps a new history of electronic music through the visionary women whose radical experimentations with machines redefined the boundaries of music and restored the central role of women in the history of music and society at large.

Starring: Laurie Anderson, Suzanne Ciani, and Laurie Spiegel
Genre: Documentary | International | Music
Country: UK (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 86 minutes

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Mission Stories

Directed By: Bryce Clark
Studio: Frost Road Entertainment

Mission Stories is an anthology film that weaves together three true stories about discovering hope through faith. Three different protagonists, each lost and struggling with profound self-doubt, begin to re-evaluate their place in the world and their relationship to God after seemingly random and coincidental events slowly reveal a pattern of meaning and love.

Starring: Karla Hernandez, Monica Moore Smith, Katie Preston, Charley Boon, and Adam Colvin
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 90 minutes

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My Love (2021)

Directed By: Tian Han
Studio:

Tells the 15-year love story between Zhou Xiao Qi, a long-time swimming student and You Yong Ci, a transfer student. In high school, Zhou Xiao Qi fell in love at first sight with You Yong Ci. A young and ignorant pure love, the boy silently guarded, but the girl left without saying goodbye. Life after that, 15 years of love long-distance race. Your wedding is also my coming-of-age gift.

Starring: Guansen Ding, Caesar Guo, Greg Han Hsu, and Shasha Wang
Genre: Comedy | International | Romance
Country: China (Mandarin)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 115 minutes

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Knots: A Forced Marriage Story

Directed By: Kate Ryan Brewer
Studio: Global Digital Releasing

The film explores forced and child marriages, which are occurring legally across the United States every day. Director Kate Brewer reveals the disturbing truth about this problem in modern America through the complicated experience of three forced marriage survivors. Nina Van Harn, Sara Tasneem, and Fraidy Reiss share intimate details of their personal journeys of surviving, escaping and ultimately becoming powerful voices in the historic fight to end the human rights abuse of forced marriage.

Starring: Fraidy Reiss, Sara Tasneem, Nina Van Harn, and Bella Waru
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 76 minutes

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