OCTOBER 22, 2021

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DUNE

Directed By: Denis Villeneuve
Studio: Warner Bros Pictures

Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence, only those who can conquer their own fear will survive.

Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
Country: USA | Canada (English & Mandarin)
Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of strong violence, some disturbing images and suggestive material)
Runtime: 156 minutes

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The French Dispatch

Directed By: Wes Anderson
Studio: Searchlight Pictures

A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch Magazine”.

Starring: Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray, and Owen Wilson
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
Country: USA | Germany (English)
Rating: R (for graphic nudity, some sexual references and language)
Runtime: 103 minutes

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Ron’s Gone Wrong

Directed By: Sarah Smith & Jean-Philippe Vine
Studio: 20th Century Studios

Twentieth Century Studios and Locksmith Animation’s “Ron’s Gone Wrong” is the story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device, which is supposed to be his ‘Best Friend out of the Box.’ Ron’s hilarious malfunctions set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship.

Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Olivia Colman, Ed Helms, Justice Smith, Rob Delaney, Kylie Cantrall, Ricardo Hurtado, Marcus Scribner, Thomas Barbusca and Ray Strachan
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
Country: USA | UK | Canada (English)
Rating: PG (for some rude material, thematic elements and language)
Runtime: 106 minutes

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Warning

Directed By: Agata Alexander
Studio: Lionsgate

Set in the not-too-distant future, this intense sci-fi thriller explores the repercussions that humanity faces when omniscient technology becomes a substitute for human contact. But life begins to unravel when a global storm causes electronics to go haywire, leading to terrifying, deadly consequences.

Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Alice Eve, Annabelle Wallis, Benedict Samuel, Charlotte Le Bon, Thomas Jane, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rupert Everett, Tomasz Kot, Kylie Bunbury and Garance Marillier
Genre: Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: USA | Canada (English)
Rating: R (for language, sexual content, a sexual assault, some drug use and nudity)
Runtime: 85 minutes

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The Harder They Fall

Directed By: Jeymes Samuel
Studio: Netflix

When outlaw Nat Love (Jonathan Majors) discovers that his enemy Rufus Buck (Idris Elba) is being released from prison he rounds up his gang to track Rufus down and seek revenge. Those riding with him in this assured, righteously new school Western include his former love Stagecoach Mary (Zazie Beetz), his right and left hand men–hot-tempered Bill Pickett (Edi Gathegi) and fast drawing Jim Beckwourth (R.J. Cyler)–and a surprising adversary-turned-ally. Rufus Buck has his own fearsome crew, including “Treacherous” Trudy Smith (Regina King) and Cherokee Bill (LaKeith Stanfield), and they are not a group that knows how to lose.

Starring: onathan Majors, Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, Lakeith Stanfield, RJ Cyler, Danielle Deadwyler, Edi Gathegi, and Deon Cole
Genre: Drama | Western
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for strong violence and language)
Runtime: 137 minutes

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Every Last One Of Them

Directed By: Christian Sesma
Studio: Saban Films

Ex-Black Ops soldier Jake Hunter is desperate to find his missing daughter. As Jake uncovers the terrifying truth surrounding her disappearance, he goes on a merciless quest for revenge, bringing those responsible to justice in this gripping thriller.

Starring: Jake Weber, Michael Madsen, Richard Dreyfuss and Taryn Manning
Genre: Action
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for violence, sexual assault, drug use, language throughout and nudity)
Runtime: 82 minutes

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Being Cousteau

Directed By: Liz Garbus
Studio: National Geographic

A look at the life, passions, achievements and tragedies surrounding the famous explorer and environmentalist Jacques Cousteau, featuring an archive of his newly restored footage.

Starring: Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Genre: Documentary | Adventure | Biography
Country: USA (English & French)
Rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language, some disturbing images and smoking)
Runtime: 93 minutes

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NO FUTURE

Directed By: Andrew Irvine & Mark Smoot
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

When an estranged friend shows up on his porch one night, Will (Charlie Heaton) doesn’t know what to say. As a recovering addict trying to get his life back on track between meetings, he shows clear signs of continued abuse. Will’s uncomfortable old wounds are quickly made worse when news arrives the next morning of a fatal overdose. Overcome by grief, Will returns home to find a community still holding on to memories of the damage left in his wake, and his friend’s grieving mother Claire (Catherine Keener) struggles to come to terms with her son’s death. Reconnecting with Claire after years apart, the two’s relationship soon transforms into an affair that comes to both comfort and distort their complicated feelings of guilt and grief. Sensitively depicting the collective trauma plaguing countless communities throughout the country, directors Mark Smoot and Andrew Irvine craft an empathetic and emotionally precise drama, grounded in Keener and Heaton’s remarkably sensitive performances.

Starring: Catherine Keener, Charlie Heaton, Rosa Salazar, Jackie Earle Haley, and Austin Amelio
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 89 minutes

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The Estate

Directed By: James Kapner
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

First-time feature director James Kapner deftly balances humor and horror, using his keen eye to develop a perfectly campy, Ryan Murphy-esque world. When a narcissistic son (Chris Baker) yearning for a life of luxury and his father’s erratic gold-digging wife (Eliza Coupe) decide to kill their way into their inheritance, they employ the help of an absurdly handsome, mysterious hitman (Greg Finley), initiating a psychosexual love triangle that spirals into more than anyone bargained for.

Starring: Eliza Coupe, Greg Finley, Chris Baker, Heather Matarazzo and Eric Roberts
Genre: Comedy | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for sexual content and language throughout, some bloody violence, drug use and partial nudity)
Runtime: 85 minutes

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The Subject

Directed By: Lanie Zipoy
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

A successful white documentary filmmaker deals with the fallout from his last film, which caught the murder of a Black teen on tape. While he shoots a new series for a major network, someone films his every move, threatening his idyllic life.

Starring: Jason Biggs, Aunjanue Ellis, Anabelle Acosta, Carra Patterson, and Nile Bullock
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English & Spanish)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 119 minutes

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At The Ready

Directed By: Maisie Crow
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Ten miles from the Mexican border, students at Horizon High School in El Paso, Texas, are enrolling in law enforcement classes and joining a unique after-school activity: the criminal justice club. Through mock-ups of drug raids and active-shooter takedowns, they inch closer to their desired careers in Border Patrol, policing, and customs enforcement. We follow Mexican American students Kassy and Cesar and recent graduate Cristina as they navigate the complications inherent in their chosen path and discover their choices may clash with the values and people they hold most dear.

Starring:
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 96 minutes

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minyan

Directed By: Eric Steel
Studio: Strand Releasing

A young Russian Jewish immigrant in Brighton Beach, caught up in the tight constraints of his community, develops a close friendship with his grandfather’s new neighbors, two elderly closeted gay men who open his imagination to the possibilities of love and the realities of loss — and explores the East Village where he finds a world teeming with the energy of youth, desire and risk. Set in the late 1980s, as AIDS hammered New York City, Minyan is a powerful story of rebellion and self-discovery, sexual and spiritual awakening — and survival.

Starring: Samuel H. Levine, Ron Rifkin, Christopher McCann, Brooke Bloom, Alex Hurt and Chris Perfetti
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English, Hebrew, Yiddish, & Russian)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 118 minutes

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Rhapsody of Love

Directed By: Joy Hopwood
Studio: Quiver Distribution

Romance, work and life all collide when a wedding planner and wedding photographer meet and ignite sparks in this uplifting Asian Australian romantic comedy

Starring: Sam Wang, Khan Chittenden, Lily Stewart, Jessica Niven, and Kathy Luu
Genre: Comedy | International | Romance
Country: Australia (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 86 minutes

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The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

Directed By: Will Sharpe
Studio: Amazon Studios

The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public’s perception of cats forever. Moving from the late 1800s through to the 1930s, we follow the incredible adventures of this inspiring, unsung hero, as he seeks to unlock the “electrical” mysteries of the world and, in so doing, to better understand his own life and the profound love he shared with his wife Emily Richardson (Claire Foy).

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones, Richard Ayoade, Taika Waititi, and Olivia Colman
Genre: Biography | Drama | History | International
Country: UK (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for some thematic material and strong language)
Runtime: 111 minutes

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Tom Petty: Somewhere You Feel Free

Directed By: Mary Wharton
Studio: Inaudible Films

Never-before-seen footage and interviews provide insight into the creative spirit of rocker Tom Petty as he works on his seminal album “Wildflowers.”

Starring: Tom Petty, Rick Rubin, and Benmont Tench
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 89 minutes

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Broadcast Signal Intrusion

Directed By: Jacob Gentry
Studio: Dark Sky Films

While logging tapes of decades-old TV broadcasts, video archivist James (Harry Shum Jr.) discovers a surreal and disturbing clip that James believes is the product of a mysterious broadcast signal hacking. His discovery takes a sinister turn when he tracks down similar broadcast intrusions that send him on an obsessive mission. Now James must confront two very real possibilities: that the videos may be clues to a crime beyond all comprehension; and that whoever was behind them may be very aware that James is coming uncomfortably close to the truth.

Starring: Harry Shum Jr., Kelley Mack, Chris Sullivan, and Anthony E. Cabral
Genre: Crime | Drama | Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 104 minutes

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Labyrinth of Cinema

Directed By: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Studio: MUBI

Setouchi Kinema, the only movie theater on the Onomichi seafront, is about to close its doors. Its last night of existence will be an all-night marathon screening of Japanese war films. When lightning strikes the theater, three young men in the audience find themselves thrown back in time into the world inside the screen. The trio are thrust into the Boshin War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Battle of Okinawa and then finally Hiroshima on the eve of the atomic bombing. There, they meet the traveling theater troupe “Sakura-tai”. But can they alter the course of destiny to save the troupe?

Starring: Rei Yoshida, Riko Narumi, Hirona Yamazaki, and Takako Tokiwa
Genre: Drama | History | International | Romance | Sci-Fi | War
Country: Japan (Japanese)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 179 minutes

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Women Is Losers

Directed By: Lissette Feliciano
Studio: Look At The Moon Pictures

In 1960’s San Francisco, bright and talented catholic school girl Celina Guerrera (ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD’s Lorenza Izzo) survives a difficult home life by following the rules. That is until an indiscretion creates a series of devastating consequences. As Celina faces the compounded obstacles of being young and alone, she sets out to rise above the oppression of poverty and invest in a future that sets new precedents for the time. Inspired by real women and the Janis Joplin song of the same title.

Starring: Kotone FuruLorenza Izzo, Bryan Craig, Chrissie Fit, Simu Liu, Steven Bauer, Liza Weil, Cranston Johnson, Alejandra Miranda, Shalim Ortiz and Lincoln Bonilla
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English & Spanish)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 84 minutes

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Circle of Bones

Directed By: Vincent Soberano
Studio: IGP Entertainment Inc.

Filipino police investigating a case involving cult massacres and alleged child sacrifices suspect that a former United States FBI agent living in seclusion in an island paradise may be the key to solving this macabre case.

Starring: Sarah Chang, Marella Torre, Jana Victoria, Ian Ignacio, and Jeffrey Quizon
Genre: Action | Horror | International
Country: Philippines (English & Tagalog)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 80 minutes

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13 Fanboy

Directed By: Deborah Voorhees
Studio: Voorhees Films

After witnessing the murder of her grandmother Deborah Voorhees, a famous Friday the 13th actress, Kelsie Voorhees is left traumatized as a child. When other Friday the 13th actresses begin to fall victim to the killer, an adult Kelsie finds herself as the target of the deranged fan that wants to replicate the horror franchise’s death scenes in real life after risking her life to save her grandmother’s best friend Dee Wallace.

Starring: Hayley Greenbauer, Dee Wallace, Deborah Voorhees, C.J. Graham, Kane Hodder, Corey Feldman, Lar Park Lincoln, Judie Aronson, and Tracie Savage
Genre: Horror
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 99 minutes

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De Gaulle

Directed By: Gabriel Le Bomin
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films

May 1940. France is facing a disastrous military situation against the German army. Charles de Gaulle, newly appointed General, joins the Government in Paris while Yvonne, his wife, and their three children stay in the East. Facing the defeatist attitude of Pétain ready to negotiate with Hitler, de Gaulle has one purpose: continue fighting. And along with thousands of French families, Yvonne and the children are soon forced to flee the advancing German troops. Without contact from one another, the doubt arises: will the de Gaulle family be sacrificed for the sake of France?

Starring: Lambert Wilson, Isabelle Carré, Olivier Gourmet, and Sophie Quinton
Genre: Biography | Drama | History
Country: France (French & English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 108 minutes

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The Two Sights

Directed By: Joshua Bonnetta
Studio: The Cinema Guild

The first solo feature from Joshua Bonnetta (co-director, El Mar La Mar), The Two Sights (An Dà Shealladh) explores the disappearing tradition of second sight in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. As we listen to locals’ accounts of haunting experiences–phantom horses, ghost voices and other supernatural phenomena–Bonnetta connects their testimonies with striking 16mm images and a carefully-curated sonic montage of the physical and aural environment of these enchanted islands. The Two Sights is an ethnographic marvel of non-fiction filmmaking that thrills the eyes and ears and invites us into the extra-sensory beyond.

Starring:
Genre: Documentary | International
Country: Canada (English & Gaelic)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 90 minutes

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Cloudy Mountain

Directed By: Li Jun
Studio: CineAsia

A father and son attempt to save a town after a series of natural disasters, including severe subsidence that traps a busload of people in an underground cave.

Starring: Yilong Zhu, Zhi-zhong Huang, Shu Chen, and Junyan Jiao
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | International
Country: China (Chinese)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 114 minutes

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A Case of Blue

Directed By: Dana H. Glazer
Studio: 1091 Pictures

While attending a life-drawing class, recently retired accountant Richard Flicker’s world is turned upside down when he encounters free-spirited Amelia, the spitting image of a long lost love from decades ago. Grappling with mounting issues at home, Richard must decide between facing the cold reality of an uncertain future or escaping into the past to grasp a second chance at romance.

Starring: Annapurna Sriram, Stephen Schnetzer, Tracy Shayne, and Tommy Beardmore
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 80 minutes

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