NOVEMBER 19, 2021

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Directed By: Jason Reitman
Studio: Columbia Pictures + Sony Pictures

When a single mother and her two children move to a new town, they soon discover they have a connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

Starring: Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts
Genre: Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
Country: USA | Canada (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for supernatural action and some suggestive references)
Runtime: 124 minutes


King Richard

Directed By: Reinaldo Marcus Green
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on Compton, California’s neglected tennis courts–rain or shine–the girls are shaped by their father’s unyielding commitment and their mother’s balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them. Based on the true story that will inspire the world, “King Richard” follows the uplifting journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately delivers two of the world’s greatest sports legends.

Starring: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn, and Jon Bernthal
Genre: Biography | Drama | Sport
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for some violence, strong language, a sexual reference and brief drug references)
Runtime: 138 minutes


C’Mon C’Mon

Directed By: Mike Mills
Studio: A24

Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) and his young nephew (Woody Norman) forge a tenuous but transformational relationship when they are unexpectedly thrown together in this delicate and deeply moving story about the connections between adults and children, the past and the future, from writer-director Mike Mills.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Scoot McNairy, Molly Webster, Jaboukie Young-White, and Woody Norman
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language)
Runtime: 108 minutes


The Power of the Dog

Directed By: Jane Campion
Studio: Netflix

Severe, pale-eyed, handsome, Phil Burbank is brutally beguiling. All of Phil’s romance, power and fragility is trapped in the past and in the land: He can castrate a bull calf with two swift slashes of his knife; he swims naked in the river, smearing his body with mud. He is a cowboy as raw as his hides. The year is 1925. The Burbank brothers are wealthy ranchers in Montana. At the Red Mill restaurant on their way to market, the brothers meet Rose, the widowed proprietress, and her impressionable son Peter. Phil behaves so cruelly he drives them both to tears, reveling in their hurt and rousing his fellow cowhands to laughter — all except his brother George, who comforts Rose then returns to marry her. As Phil swings between fury and cunning, his taunting of Rose takes an eerie form — he hovers at the edges of her vision, whistling a tune she can no longer play. His mockery of her son is more overt, amplified by the cheering of Phil’s cowhand disciples. Then Phil appears to take the boy under his wing. Is this latest gesture a softening that leaves Phil exposed, or a plot twisting further into menace?

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Thomasin McKenzie, Genevieve Lemon, Keith Carradine, and Frances Conroy
Genre: Drama | Romance | Western
Country: USA | UK | Australia | Canada | New Zealand (English)
Rating: R (for brief sexual content/full nudity)
Runtime: 126 minutes



Directed By: Halle Berry
Studio: Netflix

Jackie Justice (Halle Berry) is a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace. Down on her luck and simmering with rage and regret years after her fight, she’s coaxed into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend Desi (Adan Canto) and grabs the attention of a fight league promoter (Shamier Anderson) who promises Jackie a life back in the octagon. But the road to redemption becomes unexpectedly personal when Manny (Danny Boyd, Jr.) — the son she gave up as an infant — shows up at her doorstep. BRUISED marks the directorial debut of Academy Award winner Halle Berry and also stars Adriane Lenox, Sheila Atim, Valentina Shevchenko, and Stephen McKinley Henderson in a triumphant story of a fighter who reclaims her power, in and out of the ring, when everyone has counted her out.

Starring: Halle Berry, Shamier Anderson, Adan Canto, Sheila Atim, and Stephen McKinley Henderson
Genre: Drama | Sport
Country: USA | UK (English)
Rating: R (for pervasive language, some sexual content/nudity and violence)
Runtime: 129 minutes


The Feast

Directed By: Lee Haven Jones
Studio: IFC Midnight

An affluent family gathers at their lavish home in the Welsh mountains for a dinner party, hosting a local businessman and neighboring farmer to broker a business deal to mine the surrounding countryside. When a mysterious young woman arrives to be the family’s waitress for the evening, they find their beliefs and values challenged, as her quiet yet disturbing presence begins to unravel their lives — slowly, deliberately, and with the most terrifying of consequences.

Starring: JR and Ladj Ly
Genre: Horror
Country: UK (Welsh)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 93 minutes


Boiling Point

Directed By: Philip Barantini
Studio: Saban Films

On the busiest night of the year at one of the hottest restaurants in London, charismatic, commanding head chef Andy Jones (Stephen Graham) balances along a knife’s edge as multiple personal and professional crises threaten to destroy everything he’s worked for. A surprise visit from a health and safety inspector sets the staff on edge as the overbooked hotspot begins to fill with guests. Jones alternately berates and cajoles his diverse staff, trying his best to diffuse tensions between management and his crew, while catering to the ridiculous demands of customers.

Starring: Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson, Alice Feetham, and Jason Flemyng
Genre: Drama | Thriller
Country: UK (English)
Rating: R (for pervasive language and some drug use)
Runtime: 92 minutes


Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

Directed By: Robert B. Weide & Don Argott
Studio: IFC Films

Recounting the extraordinary life of author Kurt Vonnegut, and the 25-year friendship with the filmmaker who set out to document it.

Starring: Jerome Klinkowitz, Morley Safer, Daniel Simon, David L. Ulin, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 127 minutes


Zeros and Ones

Directed By: Abel Ferrara
Studio: Lionsgate

Ethan Hawke (Training Day) and director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant) join forces for this gritty, tense political-thriller set on one deadly night in Rome. Called to the city to stop an imminent terrorist bombing, soldier J.J. (Hawke) desperately seeks news of his imprisoned rebel brother, Justin (also Hawke), who holds knowledge that could thwart the attack. Navigating the capital’s darkened streets, J.J. races to a series of ominous encounters, hoping to keep the Vatican from being blown to bits.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Cristina Chiriac, Phil Neilson, Valerio Mastandrea, Dounia Sichov, Korlan Madi, Mahmut Sifa Erkaya and Anna Ferrara
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Thriller | War
Country: USA | UK | Germany | Italy (English & Italiann)
Rating: R (for language, some violence, bloody images, sexual material and drug content)
Runtime: 85 minutes


Pups Alone

Directed By: Alex Merkin
Studio: Saban Films & Paramount

Get ready for hilarious canine holiday hijinks! While everyone is away on a company ski trip, a jealous inventor hires two thieves to break into his co-worker’s house and steal his top secret new creation. But they are no match for a mischievous pack of neighborhood pups, who set up tricks and traps to protect the home and save Christmas.

Starring: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Keith David, Eric Roberts, Dolph Lundgren, Jerry O’Connell, Danny Trejo, Malcolm McDowell, and Rob Schneider
Genre: Comedy | Family
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG (for rude material, language, mild violence and brief smoking)
Runtime: 107 minutes


India Sweets and Spices

Directed By: Geeta Malik
Studio: Bleecker Street

Alia Kapur (Sophia Ali) returns to her family’s posh suburban New Jersey home after a year away at college and upends their well-ordered life with her brash independence. After befriending Varun (Rish Shah), the handsome son of the new owners of the local Indian grocery, she invites his family to a dinner party where family secrets are revealed. Alia’s surprise turns to rebellion when she uncovers secrets about both her parents that push her toward a daring and ultimately hilarious confrontation. INDIA SWEETS AND SPICES celebrates a young woman’s coming of age set against a lovingly framed glimpse of the life of an Indian American family.

Starring: Sophia Ali, Manisha Koirala, Rish Shah, Anita Kalathara, and Adil Hussain
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for some strong language, sexual material, and brief drug references)
Runtime: 101 minutes


Black Friday

Directed By: Casey Tebo
Studio: Screen Media

On Thanksgiving night, a group of disgruntled toy store employees begrudgingly arrive for work to open the store at midnight for the busiest shopping day of the year. Meanwhile, an alien parasite crashes to Earth in a meteor. This group of misfits led by store manager Jonathan (Bruce Campbell) and longtime employee Ken (Devon Sawa) soon find themselves battling against hordes of holiday shoppers who have been turned into monstrous creatures hellbent on a murderous rampage on Black Friday.

Starring: Devon Sawa, Ivana Baquero, Ryan Lee, Stephen Peck, Michael Jai White, and Bruce Campbell
Genre: Comedy | Horror
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 041 minutes


Psych 3: This Is Gus

Directed By: Steve Franks
Studio: Peacock

As Gus plans a wedding and Selene delays signing the divorce papers from her previous marriage, Shawn launches an investigation to uncover her mysterious past.

Starring: James Roday Rodriguez, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson, Corbin Bernsen, Kurt Fuller, and Curt Smith
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada (English)
Rating: TV-PG
Runtime: 96 minutes


She Paradise

Directed By: Maya Cozier
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films

17-year-old Sparkle discovers a free spirited group of Soca dancers at a car show in the bustling streets of downtown Trinidad. Enamored by the glimpse of sisterhood, she uses her wit to convince them to take her under their wing. The women bring Sparkle into a dizzying nightlife of partying, glamour, and money, but as things spiral out of control, Sparkle is forced to make some tough decisions.

Starring: Michael Cherrie, Kimberly Crichton, Denisia Latchman, and Kern Mollineau
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 71 minutes


Hide And Seek

Directed By: Joel David Moore
Studio: Saban Films

When a wealthy businessman follows a lead to find his missing brother, he dives headlong into a twisted underworld of squatters and vagrants that threatens to tear apart his family as he struggles to maintain his sanity.

Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jacinda Barrett, Joe Pantoliano and Mustafa Shakir
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for some violence, disturbing images, nudity, and for language)
Runtime: 100 minutes


I Was A Simple Man

Directed By: Christopher Makoto Yogi
Studio: Strand Releasing

I Was A Simple Man is a ghost story set in the pastoral countryside of the north shore of O’ahu, Hawai’i. Revealed in four chapters, it tells the story of an elderly man facing the end of his life, visited by the ghosts of his past. Incorporating familial history and mythology, dream logic and surrealism, I Was a Simple Man is a time-shifting, kaleidoscopic story of a fractured family facing the death of their patriarch that will take us from the high-rises of contemporary Honolulu to pre-WWII pastorals of O’ahu and, finally, into the beyond.

Starring: Steve Iwamoto, Constance Wu, Tim Chiou and Kanoa Goo
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 100 minutes


The First Wave

Directed By: Matthew Heineman
Studio: National Geographic

With exclusive access inside one of New York’s hardest hit hospital systems during the terrifying first four months of the pandemic, Oscar®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning director Matthew Heineman’s THE FIRST WAVE spotlights the everyday heroes at the epicenter of COVID-19 as they come together to fight one of the greatest threats the world has ever encountered. Leaving a devastating trail of death and despair, this once-in-a-century pandemic changed the very fabric of our daily lives and exposed long-standing inequities in our society. Employing his signature approach of character-driven cinema vérité, Heineman embeds with a group of doctors, nurses and patients on the frontlines as they all desperately try to navigate the crisis. With each distinct storyline serving as a microcosm through which we can view the emotional and societal impacts of the pandemic, THE FIRST WAVE is a testament to the strength of the human spirit.

Starring: Akira Emoto, Ririka Kawashima, Nijirô Murakami, and Masatoshi Nagase
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for some language)
Runtime: 94 minutes



Directed By: Grant Archer & Richard Miller
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

A psychologist stumbles across an unbelievable discovery, a way of communicating with the other side. As his daughter is put into potentially grave danger and when all leads go cold, he takes matters into his own hands to find out the truth.

Starring: Charlotte Ritchie, Nina Wadia, Ellila-Jean Wood, and Tom England
Genre: International | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: UK (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 95 minutes


Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Directed By: Radu Jude
Studio: Magnolia Pictures

Emi, a schoolteacher, finds her reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is uploaded onto the internet. Forced to meet the parents demanding her dismissal, Emi refuses to surrender. BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN is a film in three loosely connected parts: a walk in the city of Bucharest, then a playful essay on obscenities, all culminating, in the third part, in an incendiary comic confrontation.

Starring: Katia Pascariu, Claudia Ieremia and Olimpia Mălai
Genre: Comedy | Drama | International
Country: Romania | Luxembourg | Czech Republic | Croatia | Switzerland | UK (Romanian, English, Czech, French, & Russian)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 106 minutes


Alpha Rift

Directed By: Dan Lantz
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Nolan Parthmore was just a regular guy, hanging with friends, working his game store, flirting with his co-worker, then one day, destiny came calling. A courier delivers a mysterious antique helmet with no note or description. When Nolan puts it on, his whole world changes. The helmet comes to life and calls out to an evil demon, Lord Dragsmere, who was imprisoned by Nolan’s deceased father. Nolan soon discovers he is next in the bloodline, heir to The Nobleman, destined to become a hero whether he wants to be or not. Since the Dark Ages, the Noblemen have been guardians against the 13 Devil’s Apostles: dark forces escaped from hell and let loose upon on earth. Generations later, it’s the heirs of these original knights that possess the power to open the Alpha Rift:the only defense against these supernatural foes.

Starring: Lance Henriksen, Aaron Dalla Villa, Rachel Nielsen, Philip N. Williams, and Graham Wolfe
Genre: Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for violence, language and suggestive references)
Runtime: 94 minutes


Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

Directed By: Brent Wilson
Studio: Screen Media

Join The Beach Boy’s Brian Wilson on an intimate journey through his legendary career as he reminisces with Rolling Stone editor and longtime friend, Jason Fine. Featuring a new song written and performed by Wilson and interviews with Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Jonas, Linda Perry, Jim James, Gustavo Dudamel and Al Jardine.

Starring: Nick Jonas, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, and Brian Wilson
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 93 minutes


Kung Food

Directed By: Sun Haipeng
Studio: Level 33 Entertainment

Super Bao, an innocent and passionate steamed stuffed bun, dreams of becoming a great hero like his ancestor. In order to realize this dream, he must use his martial arts skill to battle the evil Pirate King and keep him from obtaining the powerful Five-Flavor Stone before he can use it to destroy the World of Foods.

Starring: Zhengjian Guo, Yu Meng, Puzhao Yangguang, and Zhe Zhang
Genre: Animation | Family | International
Country: China (Mandarin)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 99 minutes



Directed By: Mario Furloni & Kate McLean
Studio: Dark Star Pictures

Devi has been breeding legendary pot strains for decades, farming by day and getting stoned by night, fully expecting to live out her days on the remote homestead she built herself. But when cannabis is legalized, the fragile balance of her whole idyllic life is thrown into disarray. Forced to confront the rapidly changing realities of the weed industry, she fights to go legal in an increasingly hostile landscape that is threatening her whole livelihood.

Starring: Lily Gladstone, Frank Mosley, Krisha Fairchild, and Cameron James Matthews
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 80 minutes


Gift of Fire

Directed By: Hiroshi Kurosaki
Studio: Eleven Arts

In the midst of WWII, a young Japanese researcher struggles to honor his obligations to science, his family, his country, and his own morality while working to develop an atomic bomb.

Starring: Yûya Yagira, Kasumi Arimura, Haruma Miura, Issei Ogata, and Peter Stormare
Genre: Drama | International
Country: Japan (Japanese)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 111 minutes


Captains of Za’atari

Directed By: Ali El Arabi
Studio: Utopia

Having fled the war in Syria, best friends Mahmoud and Fawzi live in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. Like many boys their age they dream of becoming professional football players. Having no real facilities or means for training they play persistently in the hope that one day their dream may come to life.

Starring: Mahmoud Dagher, Fawzi Qatleesh, Xavi Hernández, and Robert Lewandowski
Genre: Documentary | International | Sport
Country: Syria (Arabic, English, & Spanish)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 73 minutes


Great Freedom

Directed By: Sebastian Meise
Studio: Madman Films

In post-war Germany Hans is imprisoned again and again for being homosexual. Due to paragraph 175 his desire for freedom is systematically destroyed. The one steady relationship in his life becomes his long time cell mate, Viktor, a convicted murderer. What starts as revulsion grows into something called love.

Starring: Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke, and Thomas Prenn
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria | Germany (German & English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 116 minutes


Children of the Enemy

Directed By: Gorki Glaser-Müller
Studio: Magnolia Pictures

Patricio Galvez’ daughter married one of Sweden’s most notorious ISIS terrorists. In 2014, they join the fight for a caliphate in Syria. Both are killed in its collapse in 2019, but their seven young children survive and are interned in the infamous al-Hol prison camp as “Children of the Enemy”. When the Swedish authorities show little interest in freeing them, Patricio starts a one-man campaign to save their lives and bring them home.

Starring: Patricio Galvez, Clive Stafford Smith, Isabel Coles, and Rena Effendi
Genre: Documentary | International
Country: Sweden | Denmark | Qatar (Swedish, English, & Spanish)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 97 minutes


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