SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Directed By: Destin Daniel Cretton
Studio: Marvel Studios + Walt Disney Pictures

Shang-Chi, the master of unarmed weaponry-based Kung Fu, is forced to confront his past after being drawn into the Ten Rings organization.

Starring: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley, and Tony Leung
Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Country: USA | Australia (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of violence and action, and language)
Runtime: 132 minutes

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Cinderella (2021)

Directed By: Kay Cannon
Studio: Amazon Studios

Cinderella is a musically-driven bold new take on the traditional story you grew up with. Our heroine (Camila Cabello) is an ambitious young woman, whose dreams are bigger than the world will allow, but with the help of her Fab G (Billy Porter), she is able to persevere and make her dreams come true.

Starring: Camila Cabelllo, Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, Nicholas Galitzine, Billy Porter, and Pierce Brosnan
Genre: Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Musical | Romance
Country: USA | UK (English)
Rating: PG (for suggestive material and language)
Runtime: 113 minutes

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WORTH

Directed By: Sara Colangelo
Studio: Netflix

Following the horrific 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Congress appoints attorney and renowned mediator Kenneth Feinberg (Michael Keaton) to lead the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Assigned with allocating financial resources to the victims of the tragedy, Feinberg and his firm’s head of operations, Camille Biros (Amy Ryan), face the impossible task of determining the worth of a life to help the families who had suffered incalculable losses. When Feinberg locks horns with Charles Wolf (Stanley Tucci), a community organizer mourning the death of his wife, his initial cynicism turns to compassion as he begins to learn the true human costs of the tragedy.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Amy Ryan, Stanley Tucci, Tate Donovan, Shunori Ramanathan and Laura Benanti
Genre: Biography | Drama | History
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for some strong language and thematic elements)
Runtime: 118 minutes

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The Gateway

Directed By: Michele Civetta
Studio: Lionsgate

Shea Whigham (American Hustle), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), and Frank Grillo (The Grey) star in this gritty, edge-of-your-seat crime-thriller. Whigham is Parker, a down-on-his-luck social worker who finds himself in over his head when he tries to protect his client from her recently paroled husband. Can Parker save the family from the violent threat of the maniacal drug dealer and his crew, desperate to reclaim their priceless stash?

Starring: Shea Whigham, Olivia Munn, Frank Grillo, Bruce Dern, Taryn Manning, and Mark Boone Junior
Genre: Drama | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for strong violence, pervasive language, drug use, some sexual content and nudity)
Runtime: 91 minutes

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Mogul Mowgli

Directed By: Bassam Tariq
Studio: Strand Releasing

MOGUL MOWGLI is the debut narrative feature from award-winning documentary filmmaker Bassam Tariq. It follows the story of a British Pakistani rapper (Riz Ahmed) who, on the cusp of his first world tour, is struck down by an illness that forces him to face his past, his family, and the uncertainty of his legacy.

Starring: Riz Ahmed, Aiysha Hart, Alyy Khan, Sudha Bhuchar, Nabhaan Rizwan, and Anjana Vasan
Genre: Drama
Country: USA | UK (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 90 minutes

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Zone 414

Directed By: Andrew Baird
Studio: Saban Films

Guy Pearce, Matilda Lutz and Travis Fimmel star in the sci-fi thriller set in Zone 414, a dangerous, dark colony of humanoids known as “the city of robots.” The colony’s creator (Fimmel) hires private investigator David Carmichael (Pearce) to track down his missing daughter. David teams up with Jane (Lutz), a highly advanced A.I. equipped with the same technology of her fellow humanoids, but with all the emotions, feelings and dreams of a human being. They travel through the city uncovering clues and a crime that calls into question the origins and true purpose behind the city of artificial humans.

Starring: Guy Pearce, Matilda Lutz, Jonathan Aris, and Travis Fimmel
Genre: International | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: UK (English)
Rating: R (for violence, disturbing images, language, some drug use and nudity)
Runtime: 98 minutes

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Who You Think I Am

Directed By: Safy Nebbou
Studio: Cohen Media Group

Ghosted by her hunky twentysomething lover, Claire (Binoche–balancing cunning and vulnerability), a middle-aged professor and single mom, creates a fake Facebook profile to do a little undetected online snooping. But when her 24-year-old avatar “Clara” is friended by her ex’s equally attractive roommate (François Civil), superficial correspondence quickly escalates towards intense intimacy and uncontrollable obsession. Adapted from Camille Laurens’ best-selling novel–and co-scripted by Julie Peyr, a regular collaborator of Arnaud Desplechin–Who You Think I Am blends genres and bends reality to dizzying effect.

Starring: Juliette Binoche, Nicole Garcia, François Civil, and Marie-Ange Casta
Genre: Drama | International | Romance
Country: France | Belgium (French)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 101 minutes

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POWDER KEG
(Krudttønden)

Directed By: Ole Christian Madsen
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Film about the events surrounding the terrorist attacks in Copenhagen on February 14th and 15th 2015.

Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jakob Oftebro, Lars Brygmann, and Sonja Richter
Genre: Drama | International
Country: Denmark (Danish)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 106 minutes

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Yakuza Princess

Directed By: Vicente Amorim
Studio: Magnet Releasing

Set in the expansive Japanese community of Sao Paulo in Brazil — the largest Japanese diaspora in the world — YAKUZA PRINCESS follows Akemi (MASUMI), an orphan who discovers she is the heiress to half of the Yakuza crime syndicate. Forging an uneasy alliance with an amnesiac stranger (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) who believes an ancient sword binds their two fates, Akemi must unleash war against the other half of the syndicate who wants her dead.

Starring: Masumi, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Eijiro Ozaki, and Kenny Leu
Genre: International | Thriller
Country: Brazil (English)
Rating: R (for strong bloody violence, some language and graphic nudity)
Runtime: 82 minutes

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Wild Indian

Directed By: Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr.
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Decades after covering up his classmate’s murder, Michael (Michael Greyeyes) has moved on from his reservation and fractured past. When a man who shares his violent secret seeks vengeance, Michael goes to great lengths to protect his new life with his wife (Kate Bosworth) and boss (Jesse Eisenberg) from the demons of his past.

Starring: Michael Greyeyes, Chaske Spencer, Jesse Eisenberg, and Kate Bosworth
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 90 minutes

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KAREN

Directed By: Coke Daniels
Studio: BET Originals

KAREN follows Karen Drexler (Taryn Manning), a racist white woman who makes it her personal mission to displace the new Black family that has just moved in next door to her. Community activist Malik (Cory Hardrict) and his wife Imani (Jasmine Burke) are the couple who have just moved to the Atlanta suburb, but they won’t be backing down without a fight.

Starring: Taryn Manning, Cory Hardrict, Gregory Alan Williams, and Jasmine Burke
Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: — minutes

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We Need To Do Something

Directed By: Sean King O’Grady
Studio: IFC Midnight

After Melissa and her family seek shelter from a storm, they become trapped. With no sign of rescue, hours turn to days and Melissa comes to realize that she and her girlfriend Amy might have something to do with the horrors that threaten to tear her family — and the entire world — apart.

Starring: Pat Healy, Sierra McCormick, and Vinessa Shaw
Genre: Horror
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 97 minutes

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The Madness Inside Me

Directed By: Matthew Berkowitz
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Madison Taylor (Merrin Dungey) is a forensic psychiatrist, spending her days interviewing prison inmates and her evenings with her husband Jeremy. When Jeremy is killed in a home invasion by Francis Tate (Devon Graye), her world begins to turn itself inside out. Madison’s fascination with morbid crime begins to gnaw away at her character. She becomes sleepless and now spends her evenings stalking and photographing strangers. She refuses to identify her husband’s killer and instead chooses to stalk him for revenge. Now finding pleasure in her thrill-seeking, dangerous life choices, she starts to put herself in compromising situations for arousal. Is her relationship with criminals an excuse for her to rebel or is this the person who has always been inside her?

Starring: Merrin Dungey, Devon Graye, Jennifer Gelfer, and Thomas Q. Jones
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 87 minutes

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GOOD

Directed By: Justin Etheredge
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Payton becomes the caretaker of Gregory Devereaux, a wealthy man facing his final months. As they become close, Gregory’s past sins force Payton to decide between his dreams and a pregnancy that could squander them all.

Starring: Keith David, Justin Etheredge, Nefetari Spencer, and Kali Racquel
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG (for rude material and action)
Runtime: 80 minutes

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HANDS UP

Directed By: Chuck Whitman
Studio: Quiver Distribution

After his cousin is shot and killed by a white police officer in Chicago, and Black Lives Matter protests spread across the city, a Black teen desperately fights for a way out of the most notorious murder capital in America.

Starring: Jermaine Johnson, Jamal Woolard, LaRoyce Hawkins, and Kris D. Lofton
Genre: Crime
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 84 minutes

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The Big Scary “S” Word

Directed By: Yael Bridge
Studio: Greenwich Entertainment

Featuring interviews with Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cornel West, and Naomi Klein, The Big Scary “S” Word explores the rich history of the American socialist movement. Weaving together hidden episodes of history and verité footage, the film shows that, contrary to popular belief, socialism is in fact deeply American and led to popular government programs such as public schools and Medicare. Activists and journalists explain how the 2008 financial crisis, the Wall Street bailout, the Occupy Movement, and the ascension of politicians like Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez have pushed a new generation to embrace the language of socialism.

Starring: Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Mike Pence, and Ronald Reagan
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 82 minutes

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Black Magic Live: Stripped

Directed By: J. Horton
Studio: Lightyear Entertainment

This film explores the challenges the Black Magic Live show and its core group of dancers have experienced during their 4 years on the Las Vegas Strip.

Starring: Jean-Claude La Marre, Eurika Pratts, Jordan Woods-Morris, and Jimmy Sigmon
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 86 minutes

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Saving Paradise

Directed By: Jay Silverman
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Saving Paradise is an inspiring story based on true events. A ruthless corporate raider is forced to return to his small town roots when he suddenly inherits his father’s nearly bankrupt pencil factory, which is the heart and soul of the depressed community. With the foreclosure deadline looming, he must decide to either let it close or join the community’s fight to save it.

Starring: William Moseley, Johanna Braddy, Mary Pat Gleason, and Bill Cobbs
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 90 minutes

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Faya Dayi

Directed By: Jessica Beshir
Studio: Janus Films

Ethiopian legend has it that khat, a stimulant leaf, was found by Sufi Imams in search of eternity. Inspired by this myth, Faya Dayi is a spiritual journey into the highlands of Harar immersed in the rituals of khat, a leaf that Sufi Muslims chewed for religious meditations — and Ethiopia’s most lucrative cash crop today. Through the prism of the khat trade, Faya Dayi weaves a tapestry of intimate stories of people caught between violent government repression, khat-induced fantasies and treacherous journeys beyond their borders, and offers a window into the dreams of the youth who long for a better life.

Starring:
Genre: Documentary | Drama
Country: Ethiopia | USA | Qatar (Amharic)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 120 minutes

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Memory House

Directed By: João Paulo Miranda Maria
Studio: Film Movement

In this audacious debut feature, João Paulo Miranda Maria conjures a surreal image of the racial and social rifts in modern day Brazil. Cristovam (played by Cinema Novo icon Antônio Pitanga), an Indigenous Black man from the rural North, moves to an industrialized Southern town populated by the descendants of Austrian ex-pats to work in a milk factory. Immediately confronted with their virulent racism, he becomes more and more estranged from the white world. Upon discovering an abandoned house filled with objects reminding him of his origins, Cristovam begins a spiritual and physical metamorphosis…

Starring: María Villar, Agustina Muñoz, Pablo Sigal, and Gabriela Saidon
Genre: Drama | International
Country: Brazil | France (Portuguese & German)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 87 minutes

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Anne at 13,000 ft

Directed By: Kazik Radwanski
Studio: The Cinema Guild

Anne hasn’t been the same since the jump. While skydiving for her best friend Sara’s bachelorette party, the 27-year-old felt focused, free, above it all. Back on the ground, the pressures of her daily life threaten to overwhelm her. Her coworkers at the daycare center are constantly questioning the way she connects with the children. At Sara’s wedding, she meets a nice guy named Matt, but she can’t help bringing him into ever-more-awkward social situations. As the stressful circumstances mount, Anne prepares for another jump.

Starring: Lisa Aitken, Pat Bianco, Tiffany Blom, and Deragh Campbell
Genre: Drama | International
Country: Canada (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 75 minutes

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The Year of the Everlasting STORM

Directed By: Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Studio: Neon

Featuring seven stories from seven auteurs from around the world, the film chronicles this unprecedented moment in time, and is a true love letter to the power of cinema and its storytellers.

Starring: Yay Yay Bobby Jones, Catherine Machovsky, Yu Zhang, and Dongyu Zhou
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 115 minutes

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