NOVEMBER 26, 2021

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Encanto

Directed By: Jared Bush & Byron Howard
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift — every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger.

Starring: Stephanie Beatriz, John Leguizamo, María Cecilia Botero, Diane Guerrero, Jessica Darrow, Angie Cepeda, and Wilmer Valderrama
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Musical
Country: USA (English & Spanish)
Rating: PG (for some thematic elements and mild peril)
Runtime: 99 minutes

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House of Gucci

Directed By: Ridley Scott
Studio: MGM

House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family behind the Italian fashion empire. When Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga), an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately… murder.

Starring: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, and Al Pacino
Genre: Crime | Drama
Country: USA | Canada (English)
Rating: R (for language, some sexual content, and brief nudity and violence)
Runtime: 157 minutes

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Licorice Pizza

Directed By: Paul Thomas Anderson
Studio: MGM

Alana Kane and Gary Valentine grow up, run around and fall in love in California’s San Fernando Valley in the 1970s.

Starring: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper, and Benny Safdie
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language, sexual material and some drug use)
Runtime: 133 minutes

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Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

Directed By: Johannes Roberts
Studio: Sony Pictures

Returning to the origins of the massively popular RESIDENT EVIL franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts brings the games to life for a whole new generation of fans. In RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY, once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland… with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.

Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue, and Neal McDonough
Genre: Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
Country: USA | Canada | Germany (English)
Rating: R (for strong violence and gore, and language throughout)
Runtime: 126 minutes

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The Unforgivable

Directed By: Nora Fingscheidt
Studio: Netflix

Released from prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime, Ruth Slater (Sandra Bullock) re-enters a society that refuses to forgive her past. Facing severe judgment from the place she once called home, her only hope for redemption is finding the estranged younger sister she was forced to leave behind.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jon Bernthal, Richard Thomas, Linda Emond, Aisling Franciosi, Rob Morgan and Viola Davis
Genre: Drama
Country: USA | UK | Germany (English)
Rating: R (for language and violence)
Runtime: 129 minutes

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The Humans

Directed By: Stephen Karam
Studio: A24

Erik Blake has gathered three generations of his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the group’s deepest fears are laid bare. The piercingly funny and haunting debut film from writer-director Stephen Karam, adapted from his Tony Award-winning play, The Humans explores the hidden dread of a family and the love that binds them together.

Starring: Richard Jenkins, Jayne Houdyshell, Amy Schumer, Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun and June Squibb
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for some sexual material and language)
Runtime: 108 minutes

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The Summit Of the Gods

Directed By: Patrick Imbert
Studio: Netflix

A breathtaking adaptation of the manga series by renowned manga artist Jirô Taniguchi and writer Baku Yumemakura, THE SUMMIT OF THE GODS follows a young Japanese photojournalist, Fukamachi, who finds a camera that could change the history of mountaineering. It leads him to the mysterious Habu, an outcast climber believed missing for years. Fukamachi enters a world of obsessive mountaineers hungry for impossible conquests on a journey that leads him, step by step, towards the summit of the gods.

Starring: Lazare Herson-Macarel, Eric Herson-Macarel, Damien Boisseau, and Elisabeth Ventura
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Drama | International | Mystery | Sport
Country: Luxembourg | France (French)
Rating: R (for pervasive language and some drug use)
Runtime: 90 minutes

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Ayar

Directed By: Floyd Russ
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Ayar, a first-generation American Latina, returns home to reunite with her daughter. Her mother, Renata, refuses to let her see her due to COVID-19, and Ayar is confronted by the many roles she’s been forced to play.

Starring: Ariana Ron Pedrique, Vilma Vega, Henry Foster Brown, and Simon Haycock
Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: USA (English & Spanish)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 84 minutes

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Writing With Fire

Directed By: Rintu Thomas & Sushmit Ghosh
Studio: Music Box Films

In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men emerges India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women. Chief reporter Meera and her journalists break traditions, redefining what it means to be powerful.

Starring: Meera Devi, Shyamkali Devi, and Suneeta Prajapati
Genre: Documentary | International
Country: India (Hindi)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 92 minutes

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8-Bit Christmas

Directed By: Michael Dowse
Studio: HBO Max

A humorous and heartfelt look back at the adventures of childhood. Set in suburban Chicago in the late 1980s, the story centers on ten-year-old Jake Doyle’s (Winslow Fegley) herculean quest to get the latest and greatest video game system for Christmas.

Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Winslow Fegley, June Diane Raphael, David Cross, and Steve Zahn
Genre: Comedy | Family | Fantasy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG (for rude humor and some mild violence, language and suggestive references)
Runtime: 97 minutes

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Drive My Car

Directed By: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Studio: Sideshow + Janus Films

Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki Watari (Toko Miura), a taciturn young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab 900. As the production’s premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew, not least between Yusuke and Koji Takatsuki, a handsome TV star who shares an unwelcome connection to Yusuke’s late wife. Forced to confront painful truths raised from his past, Yusuke begins — with the help of his driver — to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind. Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car is a haunting road movie traveling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace. Winner of three prizes at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, including Best Screenplay.

Starring: Manisha KoHidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura, Reika Kirishima, and Yoo-rim Park
Genre: Drama | International
Country: Japan (Japanese, English, Korean Sign Language, German, Mandarin, Tagalog, & KoreanIndonesian)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 179 minutes

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An Intrusion

Directed By: Nicholas Holland
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

‘An Intrusion’ is an edge of your seat thriller that follows a family patriarch who is terrorized by a malicious stalker; he fears the attacks may be related to secrets he has violently kept hidden from his family. The film co-stars newcomer Dustin Prince alongside Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween), Sam Logan Khaleghi (Batman v Superman), with Keir Gilchrist (It Follows) and Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings).

Starring: Keir Gilchrist, Scout Taylor-Compton, and Billy Boyd
Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 98 minutes

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The Shuroo Process

Directed By: Emrhys Cooper
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

When a NYC journalist’s life crashes and burns, she becomes infatuated with a celebrity guru, and begins a wild journey of love and grand larceny. Running from her past, Parker Schafer, hits rock bottom. Her longtime boyfriend dumps her and returns to his ex-wife. In a drug fueled downward spiral, she blows up her career and reputation in a spectacular act of self-sabotage, giving her best friend and boss no choice but to fire her. With nothing to lose, Parker reluctantly tries a remote wellness retreat with the famed Guru Shuroo. Over three days, a diverse group of unlikely characters are brought together through Shuroo’s process: digital detox, meditation, gas lighting, mescaline trips… fraud! However, the spell soon lifts and Parker uncovers a story that will expose Shuroo. The scoop could put her back on top! But will she find redemption? THE SHUROO PROCESS explores the dangers of the cultish self-help industry and what it’s like to fall prey to its promises of transformation.

Starring: Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif, Eric Roberts, and Rainey Qualley
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 95 minutes

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Lady Buds

Directed By: Chris J. Russo
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

“Lady Buds” tells the story of six courageous women who come out of the shadows of the cannabis underground to enter the newly legal market. With deep-pocketed corporations taking over the industry, these trailblazers risk everything to make their American Dream come true in the very market they helped create.

Starring: Felicia Carbajal, Joyce Centofanti, Cheryl Mumzer Goldman, and Pearl Moon
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 96 minutes

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For The Love of Money

Directed By: Leslie Small
Studio: Freestyle Releasing

When shadowy figures make the mistake of threatening her daughter, a woman gets pulled back into the life she never wanted.

Starring: Katt Williams, Keri Hilson, Rotimi, D.C. Young Fly, and LisaRaye McCoy
Genre: Drama | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language, some sexual content/nudity and violence)
Runtime: 98 minutes

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Not To Forget

Directed By: Valerio Zanoli
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

After a life of petty crimes, a self-centered con artist is sentenced to take care of his grandmother, who is affected by Alzheimer’s. As he discovers the extent of her wealth, he begins to plan his ultimate heist. However, the more time he spends with her, the more he finds himself struggling between his wish for a lavish life and newly found family values.

Starring: Karen Grassle, Louis Gossett Jr., Tatum O’Neal, and Cloris Leachman
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 81 minutes

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Hell Or High Seas

Directed By: Glenn Holsten
Studio: Invincible

U.S. Navy veteran Taylor Grieger and writer Stephen O’Shea embark on the adventure of a lifetime — sailing around the treacherous waters of Cape Horn.

Starring: Taylor Grieger, Stephen O’Shea, and John Rose
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 90 minutes

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Playing with Beethoven

Directed By: Jenn Page
Studio: Safier Entertainment

Josh, a classical piano student focused on winning the biggest competition of his life, encounters Charlotte, a free-spirited jazz pianist who distracts him to better her chances of winning. She lures him away from the practice room for a magical night and ends up teaching Josh that life, like his music, is about taking risks.

Starring: Aric Floyd, Naomi Druskic, Shannon Elizabeth, and Kadeem Hardison
Genre: Drama | Family | Music | Romance
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 101 minutes

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Spiritwalker

Directed By: Yoon Jae-Keun
Studio: Well Go USA Entertainment

After waking up from a car crash unable to remember anything about his life, a man begins regaining consciousness in a new body every 12 hours. He must piece together his identity, all while evading attacks from pursuing agents and dangerous criminals alike. But with no memory–and no allies–his time is running out.

Starring: Yoon Kye-sang, Park Yong-woo and Lim Ji-yeon
Genre: Action | Fantasy | International
Country: South Korea (Korean)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 108 minutes

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