SEPTEMBER 10, 2021

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MALIGNANT

Directed By: James Wan
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Paralyzed by fear from shocking visions, a woman’s torment worsens as she discovers her waking dreams are terrifying realities.

Starring: Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young, and Michole Briana White
Genre: Crime | Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA | China (English)
Rating: R (for strong horror violence and gruesome images, and for language)
Runtime: 111 minutes

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QUEENPINS

Directed By: Aron Gaudet & Gita Pullapilly
Studio: STX films

Inspired by a true story, QUEENPINS is an outrageous comedy about a bored and frustrated suburban homemaker, Connie (Kristen Bell) and her best pal JoJo (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), a vlogger with dreams, who turn a hobby into a multi-million dollar counterfeit coupon caper. After firing off a letter to the conglomerate behind a box of cereal gone stale, and receiving an apology along with dozens of freebies, the duo hatch an illegal coupon club scheme that scams millions from mega-corporations and delivers deals to legions of fellow coupon clippers. On the trail to total coupon dominance, a hapless Loss Prevention Officer (Paul Walter Hauser) from the local supermarket chain joins forces with a determined U.S. Postal Inspector (Vince Vaughn) in hot pursuit of these newly-minted “Queenpins” of pink collar crime.

Starring: Kristen Bell, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Paul Walter Hauser, Bebe Rexha, and Vince Vaughn
Genre: Comedy | Crime
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language throughout)
Runtime: 110 minutes

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The Card Counter

Directed By: Paul Schrader
Studio: Focus Features

Redemption is the long game in Paul Schrader’s THE CARD COUNTER. Told with Schrader’s trademark cinematic intensity, the revenge thriller tells the story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past decisions, and features riveting performances from stars Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Willem Dafoe.

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, and Willem Dafoe
Genre: Action | Drama | Thriller
Country: USA | UK | China (English)
Rating: R (for some disturbing violence, graphic nudity, language and brief sexuality)
Runtime: 112 minutes

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KATE

Directed By: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Studio: Netflix

Meticulous and preternaturally skilled, Kate is the perfect specimen of a finely tuned assassin at the height of her game. But when she uncharacteristically blows an assignment targeting a member of the yakuza in Tokyo, she quickly discovers she’s been poisoned, a brutally slow execution that gives her less than 24 hours to exact revenge on her killers. As her body swiftly deteriorates, Kate forms an unlikely bond with the teenage daughter of one of her past victims. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Woody Harrelson, and directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Kate follows a burned assassin’s furious pursuit of one last self-appointed job.

Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Miku Martineau, Woody Harrelson, Michiel Huisman, and Tadanobu Asano
Genre: Action | Adventure | Crime | Drama | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for strong bloody violence and language throughout)
Runtime: 106 minutes

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Language LessonS

Directed By: Natalie Morales
Studio: Shout! Studios

When Adam’s (Mark Duplass) husband surprises him with weekly Spanish lessons, he’s unsure about where or how this new element will fit into his already structured life. But when tragedy strikes, his Spanish teacher, Cariño (Natalie Morales), becomes a lifeline he didn’t know he needed. Adam develops an unexpected and complicated emotional bond with Cariño–but do you really know someone just because you’ve experienced a traumatic moment with them? Bittersweet, honest, and at times darkly funny, LANGUAGE LESSONS is a disarmingly moving exploration of platonic love.

Starring: Natalie Morales, Mark Duplass and Desean Terry
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English & Spanish)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 91 minutes

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TIME IS UP

Directed By: Elisa Amoruso
Studio: Voltage Pictures

Vivien is a highly accomplished student, with a passion for physics and keen to get into a prestigious American university. She seems to live her own life as a mathematical formula that drives her to look at her own happiness as something to be postponed into the future. Roy, on the other hand, is a troubled and problematic young man who, due to a trauma suffered as a child, sees his desires continually hindered by a past that seems to constantly haunt him. But mathematics too has its variables and as always happens, life manages to weave events together in increasingly surprising and unexpected ways. Indeed, an accident will force our protagonists to come to a stop and reclaim their lives, and finally start living in a present that perhaps will prove to be more exciting than any predefined formula.

Starring: Bella Thorne, Benjamin Mascolo, Nikolay Moss, Roberto Davide and Sebastiano Pigazzi
Genre: Drama | International
Country: Italy (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 80 minutes

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The Voyeurs

Directed By: Michael Mohan
Studio: Amazon Studios

After moving into a beautiful loft apartment in Downtown Montreal, a young couple (Sydney Sweeney and Justice Smith), find themselves becoming increasingly interested in the sex life of their eccentric neighbors across the street (Ben Hardy and Natasha Liu Bordizzo). What starts out as an innocent curiosity slowly turns into an unhealthy obsession, after they discover that one of these neighbors is cheating on the other. Temptation and desire cause their lives to become tangled together in unexpected ways, leading to deadly consequences. Breathing new life into the forgotten genre of erotic thriller, The Voyeurs asks the question, “Is it okay to watch?”

Starring: Sydney Sweeney, Justice Smith, Ben Hardy, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo
Genre: Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for strong sexual content, nudity including brief graphic nudity, language and some disturbing images)
Runtime: 116 minutes

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Show Me The Father

Directed By: Rick Altizer
Studio: Sony Pictures

Everyone has a unique father story. Whether positive or painful, it’s always personal and can deeply affect the core of our identity and direction of our lives. Kendrick Brothers’ SHOW ME THE FATHER is the first documentary film from the creators of WAR ROOM, OVERCOMER, FIREPROOF, and COURAGEOUS Legacy. Featuring a variety of amazing true stories, this captivating movie takes audiences of all ages on an inspiring and emotional cinematic journey. Providing a fresh perspective on the roles of fathers in today’s society, SHOW ME THE FATHER invites you to think differently about how you view your earthly father, and how you personally relate to God.

Starring: Jim Daly, Jonathan Evans, Tony Evans, Eddie George, Alex Kendrick, and Stephen Kendrick
Genre: Documentary | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG (for thematic material)
Runtime: 91 minutes

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The Wonderful: Stories From The Space Station

Directed By: Clare Lewins
Studio: Universal Pictures

Over twenty years ago, rival nations put aside political and cultural differences and came together in a demonstration of international co-operation to create something unique: The International Space Station. For the first time in history, driven by his innate impulse to explore, man had a permanently inhabited foothold in the heavens. The Wonderful draws together personal stories from men and women from around the world who have been a part of this extraordinary endeavor, providing a fascinating insight into human nature and our relationship with planet Earth. These testimonials bring an intimacy and uniqueness to the story — bringing life in space alive, yet showing the strong emotional ties that bind these astronauts to the earth — and we are left not only with a sense of the vast ‘velvet bottomless bucket’ of the universe, but also the remarkable resilience and potential of mankind.

Starring: George Abbey, Ken Bowersox, Cady Coleman, and Samantha Cristoforetti
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 127 minutes

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Catch The Bullet

Directed By: Michael Feifer
Studio: Lionsgate

This powerful western starring Peter Facinelli (Twilight franchise) shows what happens when you push a good man too far. Britt MacMasters (Jay Pickett), a U.S. Marshal, returns from a mission to find his father (Tom Skerritt) wounded and his son, Chad, kidnapped by the outlaw Jed Blake. Hot on their trail, Britt forms a posse with a gunslinging deputy and a stoic Pawnee tracker. But both Jed and Britt tread dangerously close to the Red Desert’s Sioux territory, which poses a menace far greater than either can imagine.

Starring: Jay Pickett, Gattlin Griffith, Mason McNulty, and Peter Facinelli
Genre: Western
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for some violence)
Runtime: 89 minutes

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Dating & New York

Directed By: Jonah Feingold
Studio: IFC Films

After an electric one-night stand, two New York millennials draw up a friends-with-benefits contract to avoid the pitfalls of their past relationships.

Starring: Jaboukie Young-White, Francesca Reale, Catherine Cohen, Brian Muller, Jerry Ferrara, Arturo Castro, Taylor Hill, Alex Moffat, Eva Victor and Yedoye Travis
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual material and brief language)
Runtime: 92 minutes

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Fauci

Directed By: John Hoffman & Janet Tobias
Studio: National Geographic

A glimpse into infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci who has led the U.S. fight against every epidemic the country has faced from AIDS to SARS to Ebola, and the ongoing COVID-19.

Starring: Bono, George W. Bush, Anthony Fauci, and Bill Gates
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic material, some strong language, and some suggestive material)
Runtime: 104 minutes

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The Alpinist

Directed By: Peter Mortimer & Nick Rosen
Studio: Roadside Attractions

Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. The free-spirited 23-year-old makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. With no cameras and no margin for error, Leclerc’s approach is the essence of solo adventure.

Starring: Marc-André Leclerc, Brette Harrington, Peter Mortimer, Alex Honnold, and Reinhold Messner
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for some strong language and brief drug content)
Runtime: 82 minutes

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The Capote Tapes

Directed By: Ebs Burnough
Studio: Greenwich Entertainment

Answered Prayers was meant to be Truman Capote’s greatest masterpiece, an epic portrait of New York’s glittering jet-set society. Instead, it sparked the downfall of the iconic author of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood. Through never-before-heard audio archives and interviews with Capote’s famous friends and infamous enemies, The Capote Tapes reveals the rise and fall of one of America’s most influential writers and public figures.

Starring: Truman Capote, Kate Harrington, Dotson Rader, and Lauren Bacall
Genre: Documentary | Biography
Country: USA | UK (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 98 minutes

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The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre

Directed By: Michael Hagerty & Max Martini
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Wrestling’s most hated tag team, The MANSON BROTHERS, now in the twilight of their careers and relegated to doing smaller wrestling promotions, take a MIDNIGHT cage match on Halloween night, only to find themselves trapped in the arena with wrestlers and fans infected with a mutated rabies ZOMBIE virus. Armed only with their wrestling skills, and enchanted lucha libre masks, they must fight for their lives and ensure the virus is contained to prevent an all-out MASSACRE and pandemic.

Starring: Max Martini, D.B. Sweeney, Adrian Pasdar, Randy Couture, and Mindy Robinson
Genre: Horror
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 92 minutes

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Small Engine Repair

Directed By: John Pollono
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Frankie (John Pollono), Swaino (Jon Bernthal) and Packie (Shea Wigham) are lifelong friends who share a love of the Red Sox, rowdy bars and Frankie’s teenaged daughter Crystal (Ciara Bravo). But when Frankie invites his pals to a whiskey-fueled evening and asks them to do a favor on behalf of the brash young woman they all adore, events spin wildly out of control. Based on Pollono’s award-winning play, Small Engine Repair is a pitch-black comedic drama with a wicked twist and a powerful exploration of brotherhood, class struggle and toxic masculinity.

Starring: Jon Bernthal, Shea Whigham, Ciara Bravo, Jordana Spiro, and Josh Helman
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for pervasive language, crude sexual content, strong violence, a sexual assault, and drug use)
Runtime: 103 minutes

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Hood River

Directed By: Steven Cantor & Jonathan Field
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

In a small Oregon community, a high school soccer team struggles to overcome class and racial divide in a quest for both individual and team success. While Domingo deals with the deportation of his father to Mexico, and Eric painfully learns how to become a captain and command the respect of his Mexican-American teammates, Coach Riviera struggles to keep the team together amidst the pressure of academics and athletics. This coming-of-age feature documentary focuses on the friendship and maturation of three characters and is set against the backdrop of a segregated American town. Will Domingo graduate? Will Eric become a leader? Will the Eagles win a state championship?

Starring: Domingo, Eric, and Coach Rivera
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 81 minutes

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AZOR

Directed By: Andreas Fontana
Studio: MUBI

Argentina, the late 1970s. Private banker Yvan (Fabrizio Rongione) arrives from Geneva with his wife Ines (Stéphanie Cléau) to replace a colleague who has mysteriously disappeared in military-ruled Buenos Aires. Moving through the smoke-filled lounges and lush gardens of a society under intense surveillance, he finds himself untangling a sinister web of colonialism, high finance, and a nation’s “Dirty War”.

Starring: Elli Medeiros, Fabrizio Rongione, Stéphanie Cléau, and Alexandre Trocki
Genre: Drama | International
Country: Switzerland | France | Argentina (French, Spanish, & English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 100 minutes

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Bad Candy

Directed By: Scott B. Hansen & Desiree Connell
Studio: Epic Pictures

On Halloween night in New Salem, Mass., disc jockeys Chilly Billy and Paul tell a twisted anthology of terrifying local myths that lead to a grim end for small-town residents.

Starring: Zach Galligan, Corey Taylor, Derek Russo, Kevin Wayne, and Haley Leary
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 100 minutes

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Gunfight At Dry River

Directed By: Daniel Simpson
Studio: Quiver Distribution

The US-Mexican border in 1888. In Dry River, a desert town debilitated by drought, a promise of gold will bring hope, love and death in equal measure.

Starring: Charlie Creed-Miles, Michael Moriarty, Ann Mitchell, Joshua Dickinson, and Peter Cosgrove
Genre: Drama | International | Romance | Thriller | Western
Country: UK (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 101 minutes

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Dogs

Directed By: Bogdan Mirica
Studio: Dekanalog

Roman returns to the land he has just inherited from his grandfather. Fully decided to sell this vast but desolate property, he is warned by the local cop that his grandfather was a local crime lord and his men will not let go of the land..

Starring: Dragos Bucur, Gheorghe Visu, and Vlad Ivanov
Genre: Drama | International | Thriller
Country: Romania | France | Bulgaria | Qatar (Romanian)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 115 minutes

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DEATH DROP GORGEOUS

Directed By: Michael J. Ahern, Christopher Dalpe, & Brandon Perras-Sanchez
Studio: Dark Star Pictures

A dejected bartender and an aging drag queen fight to survive the eccentric and hostile nightlife of a corrupt city, as a masked maniac slaughters young gay men and drains them of blood.

Starring: Michael J. Ahern, Paul Bohn, Christopher Dalpe, and Anthony DeRose
Genre: Comedy | Horror
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 104 minutes

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FOREVER FIRST LOVE

Directed By: Luke Mayze
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Paul travels the world to capture the perfect photographic moment. Amid the color and chaos of a crowded Filipino market, destiny intervenes when Paul’s first love, Anna appears in his lens. The travelers spend the day exploring the beauty of a 16th century town and whilst passions reignite, their principles on relationships, religion and morality clash. The night they spend together will change everything.

Starring: Steven Rooke, Carlotta Morelli, Hugo Stinson, Eliza Allen, and Sami Afuni
Genre: Drama | International | Romance
Country: Australia | Philippines (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 87 minutes

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