MAY 14, 2021

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Directed By: Darren Lynn Bousman
Studio: Lionsgate

A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in SPIRAL, the terrifying new chapter from the book of SAW. Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.

Starring: Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, and Samuel L. Jackson
Genre: Crime | Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA | Canada (English)
Rating: R (for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, pervasive language, some sexual references and brief drug use)
Runtime: 93 minutes


Those Who Wish Me Dead

Created By: Taylor Sheridan
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

A teenage murder witness finds himself pursued by twin assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert tasked with protecting him — and a forest fire threatening to consume them all.

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Nicholas Hoult, Aidan Gillen, Jon Bernthal, Medina Senghore, and Jake Weber
Genre: Action | Drama | Thriller
Country: USA | Canada (English)
Rating: R (for strong violence, and language throughout)
Runtime: 100 minutes


Army Of The Dead

Directed By: Zack Snyder
Studio: Netflix

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

Starring: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tig Notaro, Raúl Castillo, Huma Qureshi, and Garret Dillahunt
Genre: Action | Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for strong bloody violence, gore and language throughout, some sexual content and brief nudity/graphic nudity)
Runtime: 148 minutes


The Woman in the Window

Directed By: Joe Wright
Studio: Netflix

Anna Fox (Amy Adams) is an agoraphobic child psychologist who finds herself keeping tabs on the picture perfect family across the street through the windows of her New York City brownstone. Her life is turned upside down when she inadvertently witnesses a brutal crime. Based on the gripping, best-selling novel and adapted by Tracy Letts, shocking secrets are revealed and nothing and no one are what they seem in this suspenseful psychological thriller.

Starring: Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Julianne Moore
Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 100 minutes



Directed By: Anders Thomas Jensen
Studio: Magnet Releasing

RIDERS OF JUSTICE follows recently-deployed Markus (Mads Mikkelsen), who is forced to return home to care for his teenage daughter after his wife is killed in a tragic train accident. But when a survivor of the wrecked train surfaces claiming foul play, Markus begins to suspect his wife was murdered and embarks on a revenge-fueled mission to find those responsible.

Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Lars Brygmann, Nicolas Bro, and Gustav Lindh
Genre: Action | Comedy | Drama | International
Country: Denmark (Danish)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 116 minutes



Directed By: Timur Bekmambetov
Studio: Focus Features

PROFILE follows an undercover British journalist in her quest to bait and expose a terrorist recruiter through social media, while trying not to be sucked in by her recruiter and lured into becoming a militant extremist herself. The unconventional thriller plays out entirely on a computer screen in the Screenlife format, pioneered by Bekmambetov.

Starring: Valene Kane, Shazad Latif, Christine Adams, Amir Rahimzadeh and Morgan Watkins
Genre: Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA | UK | Cyprus | Russia (English & Arabic)
Rating: R (for language throughout and some disturbing images)
Runtime: 105 minutes



Directed By: Alexandre Aja
Studio: Netflix

Oxygen is a French survival thriller directed by Alexandre Aja. The film tells the story of a young woman (Mélanie Laurent, 6 Underground, Inglourious Basterds), who wakes up in a cryogenic pod. She doesn’t remember who she is or how she ended up there. As she’s running out of oxygen, she must rebuild her memory to find a way out of her nightmare.

Starring: Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric and Malik Zidi
Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: France | USA (French)
Rating: TV-MA
Runtime: 100 minutes



Directed By: Christoph Waltz
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

An eccentric and smooth-talking social climber who seems to have everyone in Washington, D.C., wrapped around his finger is investigated after his wealthy, well-connected and much older wife turns up dead in their home.

Starring: Christoph Waltz, Vanessa Redgrave, Annette Bening and Corey Hawkins
Genre: Biography | Crime | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language and brief sexual material)
Runtime: 99 minutes


Finding You

Directed By: Brian Baugh
Studio: Roadside Attractions

FINDING YOU is an inspirational romantic drama full of heart and humor about finding the strength to be true to oneself. After an ill-fated audition at a prestigious New York music conservatory, violinist Finley Sinclair (Rose Reid) travels to an Irish coastal village to begin her semester studying abroad. At the B&B run by her host family, she encounters gregarious and persistent heartthrob movie star Beckett Rush (Jedidiah Goodacre), who is there to film another installment of his medieval fantasy-adventure franchise. As romance sparks between the unlikely pair, Beckett ignites a journey of discovery for Finley that transforms her heart, her music, and her outlook on life. In turn, Finley emboldens Beckett to reach beyond his teen-idol image and pursue his true passion. But when forces surrounding Beckett’s stardom threaten to crush their dreams, Finley must decide what she is willing to risk for love.

Starring: Katherine McNamara, Jedidiah Goodacre, Vanessa Redgrave, and Tom Everett Scott
Genre: Drama | Romance
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG (for language and thematic elements)
Runtime: 115 minutes


The Perfect Candidate

Directed By: Haifaa Al Mansour
Studio: Music Box Films

When Maryam, a hardworking young doctor in a small-town clinic, is prevented from flying to Dubai for a conference without a male guardian’s approval, she seeks help from a politically connected cousin but inadvertently registers as a candidate for the municipal council. Maryam sees the election as a way to fix the muddy road in front of her clinic, but her campaign slowly garners broader appeal.

Starring: Mila Al Zahrani, Dae Al Hilali, Nora Al Awad, and Khalid Abdulraheem
Genre: Drama | International
Country: Saudi Arabia | Germany (Arabic & English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 104 minutes



Directed By: Stephen Johnson
Studio: Madman Films

Travis never thought he would cross paths again with Australian indigenous Gutjuk, when he saved the life of this young child from the killings of the white men. Back from First World War, ex-sniper Travis recruits Gutjuk, now 19, to track down his uncle, the leader of the Aboriginal mob that terrifies the Territory. Travis has no choice but to trust the young Aboriginal and teach him to survive, while Gutjuk must take his life in his hands if he wants to find his place in between the white men and the Aborigines.

Starring: Simon Baker, Jacob Junior Nayinggul, Jack Thompson, Callan Mulvey, and Caren Pistorius
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | International | Thriller
Country: Australia (English & Aborginal)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 104 minutes


The Get Together

Directed By: Will Bakke
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

The lives of four twenty-somethings intertwine over the course of one Friday night house party in this inventive and hilarious coming-of-age comedy. August, a quirky recent college grad struggling to find her footing in a new town discovers her roommate and only friend has different plans for the future that don’t include her. Damien and Betsy, a cute couple returning to Austin, bump into an old friend of Betsy’s who invites them out to the party upending Damien’s secret plan to propose. Caleb, a directionless musician whose life unravels after letting go of the love of his life suddenly gets a second chance when he runs into her at the party. Each character attempts to navigate the often difficult and hilarious problems that come with growing up in the modern world.

Starring: Alejandro Rose-Garcia, Johanna Braddy, Jacob Artist, Courtney Parchman, Stephanie Hunt, and Bill Wise
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 74 minutes


The Man In The Hat

Directed By: John-Paul Davidson & Stephen Warbeck
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

The Man In The Hat sets off from Marseilles in a small Fiat 500. On the seat beside him is a framed photograph of an unknown woman. Behind him is a 2CV into which is squeezed Five Bald Men. Why are they chasing him? And how can he shake them off? As he travels North through France, he encounters razeteurs, women with stories to tell, bullfights, plenty of delicious food, a damp man, mechanics, nuns, a convention of Chrystallographers and much more. And always, on his tail, the Five Bald Men. Though largely silent, the film is interrupted by regular bursts of music, with new songs from Stephen Warbeck, Schubert Lieder sung by the incomparable Mark Padmore, Canteloube aria from the Cevennes, and Try a Lttle Tenderness, amongst others. As the Fiat 500 wends its way across the mountains, gorges and bridges of France, the 2CV hard behind him, the Thin Man (Ciaran Hinds) comes face to face with the vivid eccentricities of an old country on an old continent.

Starring: Ciarán Hinds, Stephen Dillane, Sasha Hails, Maïwenn, and Muna Otaru
Genre: Comedy | International
Country: UK (French)
Rating: PG-13 (for some strong language, offensive slurs, and violence)
Runtime: 95 minutes


There Is No Evil

Directed By: Mohammad Rasoulof
Studio: Kino Lorber

Shot in secret and smuggled out of Iran, There is No Evil is an anthology film comprising four moral tales about men faced with a simple yet unthinkable choice — to follow orders to enforce the death penalty, or resist and risk everything. Whatever they decide, it will directly or indirectly affect their lives, their relationships, and their consciences. Says director Mohammad Rasoulof: “As responsible citizens, do we have a choice when enforcing the inhumane orders of despots? As human beings, to what extent are we to be held responsible for carrying out those orders? Where does the duality of love and moral responsibility leave us?” Suspenseful, mysterious, and shot through with a sense of urgency, Rasoulof’s film is an incisive look at the moral strength and inner humanity of its protagonists.

Starring: Baran Rasoulof, Zhila Shahi, Mahtab Servati, and Mohammad Valizadegan
Genre: Action | Drama | International
Country: Germany | Iran | Czech Republic (Persian & German)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 151 minutes


The Killing of Two Lovers

Directed By: Robert Machoian
Studio: Neon

The Killing of Two Lovers follows David, who desperately tries to keep his family of six together during a separation from his wife, Nikki. They both agree to see other people but David struggles to grapple with his wife’s new relationship. The Hollywood Reporter calls the film “a transfixing drama without a wasted word or a single inessential scene.”

Starring: Chris Coy, Clayne Crawford, Noah Kershisnik, and Sepideh Moafi
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language)
Runtime: 85 minutes


Chicago: America’s Hidden War

Directed By: Daylight Supreme
Studio: Shaw Entertainment Group

Documentary pulls back the curtain on the violence in Chicago.

Starring: Ron Hall, Dimas Salaberrios, and Tiffany Salaberrios
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 104 minutes



Directed By: Michael Leoni
Studio: Entertainment Squad

When four teenagers post their personal stories online using the hashtag, #WhenTodayEnds, they have no idea the extent of their impact or how their stories will intersect. With no filter and complete abandon, Jenna, Nick, Megan and James all share their deepest, darkest secrets only to fall eerily down the same path. Collapsing under the pressures of bullying, depression, and self-identity, their lives slowly unravel, revealing the tragic connection that binds them all together.

Starring: Gavin Leatherwood, Kenny Johnston, Jacqi Vene, and Decker Sadowski
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 97 minutes


The Djinn

Directed By: David Charbonier & Justin Powell
Studio: IFC Midnight

A mute boy becomes trapped in his apartment with a sinister monster after making a wish to fulfill his heart’s greatest desire.

Starring: Ezra Dewey, Rob Brownstein, Tevy Poe, John Erickson, and Donald Pitts
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Country: USA (English & American Sign Language)
Rating: R (for some disturbing violence)
Runtime: 82 minutes


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