JANUARY 14, 2022

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Scream (2022)

Directed By: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett
Studio: Paramount Pictures

Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, Calif., a new killer dons the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.

Starring: Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega, Dylan Minnette, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, Heather Matarazzo and Roger L. Jackson
Genre: Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for strong bloody violence, language throughout and some sexual references)
Runtime: 114 minutes


Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

Directed By: Derek Drymon & Jennifer Kluska
Studio: Amazon Studios

Drac and the pack are back, like you’ve never seen them before in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. Reunite with your favorite monsters for an all-new adventure that presents Drac with his most terrifying task yet. When Van Helsing’s mysterious invention, the ‘Monsterfication Ray,” goes haywire, Drac and his monster pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny becomes a monster! In their new mismatched bodies, Drac, stripped of his powers, and an exuberant Johnny, loving life as a monster, must team up and race across the globe to find a cure before it’s too late, and before they drive each other crazy. With help from Mavis and the hilariously human Drac Pack, the heat is on to find a way to switch themselves back before their transformations become permanent.

Starring: Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Brian Hull, Brad Abrell, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Jim Gaffigan, and Kathryn Hahn
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Horror
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG (for some action and rude humor including cartoon nudity)
Runtime: 98 minutes


Italian Studies

Directed By: Adam Leon
Studio: Magnolia Pictures

From award-winning filmmaker Adam Leon, Italian Studies is a lyrical film about dislocation, connection, and the elusive nature of identity. While visiting New York City from her native London, writer Alina Reynolds (Academy Award®-nominee Vanessa Kirby) inexplicably loses her memory and suddenly becomes unmoored and adrift on the streets of Manhattan with no sense of time or place — or even her own name. As Alina’s consciousness swings between imagined conversations, fragments of her own short stories and the bustling city around her, she finds an anchor in charismatic teenager Simon (Simon Brickner). Drawn to the lost woman, Simon soon introduces Alina to his free-spirited group of friends, and together they make their way through a disorienting cityscape full of life, beauty, and music.

Starring: Vanessa Kirby, Simon Brickner, Annika Wahlsten, Annabel Hoffman, and Maya Hawke
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 81 minutes



Directed By: Luis Prieto
Studio: Lionsgate

In the tradition of Fatal Attraction and Basic Instinct comes this dazzling action-thriller starring Academy Award® nominee John Malkovich (RED) and Frank Grillo (Avengers: Endgame). After lonely tech millionaire Chris (Cameron Monaghan, “Shameless”) encounters charming, sexy Sky (Lilly Krug), passion grows between them — and when he’s injured, she quickly steps in as his nurse. But Sky’s odd behavior makes Chris suspect that she has more sinister intentions, especially when Sky’s roommate is found dead from mysterious causes.

Starring: Cameron Monaghan, Frank Grillo, Lilly Krug, and John Malkovich
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for violence, bloody images, sexual content, nudity, and language throughout)
Runtime: 92 minutes



Directed By: Jesse Harris
Studio: Saban Films

After witnessing a drug mule’s plane crash in the Borrego desert, Elly is kidnapped and forced on a dangerous journey to a remote drop-off point.

Starring: Lucy Hale, Nicholas Gonzalez, Olivia Trujillo, and Jorge A. Jimenez
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for violence and language)
Runtime: 102 minutes


Ray Donovan: The Movie

Directed By: David Hollander
Studio: Showtime

Mickey in the wind and Ray determined to find and stop him before he can cause any more carnage.

Starring: Liev Schreiber, Eddie Marrsan, Jon Voight, and Josh Hamilton
Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: TV-MA
Runtime: 100 minutes


The Free Fall

Directed By: Adam Stilwell
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

A young woman must wrestle with an overbearing husband after she tries to take her own life.

Starring: Andrea Londo, Shawn Ashmore, Jane Badler, and Michael Berry Jr.
Genre: Horror
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 82 minutes


The Pink Cloud

Directed By: Iuli Gerbase
Studio: Blue Fox Entertainment

Haunted by spirits after her father kills himself, a young woman uncovers a dark family history that could prove deadly for her child.

Starring: Renata de Lélis, Eduardo Mendonça, Kaya Rodrigues, Helena Becker and Girley Paes
Genre: Drama | International
Country: Brazil (Portuguese & English)
Rating: R (for sexual content/nudity, some language and brief drug use)
Runtime: 105 minutes



Directed By: Éric Besnard
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films

France, 1789, just before the Revolution. With the help of a surprising young woman, a chef who has been sacked by his master finds the strength to free himself from his position as a servant and opens the first restaurant.

Starring: Grégory Gadebois, Isabelle Carré, Benjamin Lavernhe, and Guillaume de Tonquédec
Genre: Comedy | Drama | History | International
Country: France | Belgium (French)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 112 minutes


Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

Directed By: Emily Kunstler & Sarah Kunstler
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

Interweaving lecture, personal anecdotes, interviews, and shocking revelations, in WHO WE ARE: A Chronicle of Racism in America, criminal defense/civil rights lawyer Jeffery Robinson draws a stark timeline of anti-Black racism in the United States, from slavery to the modern myth of a post-racial America.

Starring: Josephine Bolling McCall, Gwen Carr, Tiffany Crutcher, and Carolyn Payne
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic content, disturbing images, violence and strong language – all involving racism)
Runtime: 117 minutes


The Surprise Visit

Directed By: Nick Lyon
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

A robbery goes wrong, leaving two young drug addicts to make a difficult decision: to give up, or to do the unthinkable.

Starring: Eric Roberts, Jacqi Vene, Serah Henesey, and Tricia Hawn
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 86 minutes


Stoker Hills

Directed By: Benjamin Louis
Studio: Screen Media Films

In the secluded town of Stoker Hills, three college students find themselves in their worst nightmare when they set out to film a horror movie and are kidnapped by a serial killer. Their only hope for survival is the camera they left behind and the two detectives looking for clues in the footage.

Starring: Tony Todd, Steffani Brass, David Gridley, and Vince Hill-Bedford
Genre: Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 91 minutes


Arctic Void

Directed By: Darren Mann
Studio: Level 33 Entertainment

When almost everyone vanishes from a tourist ship in the Arctic, fear becomes the master for the three who remain. Forced ashore and alone in the elements, the men deteriorate in body and mind with the clock now ticking on their survival. In the end, a dark truth emerges that forces them to ally or perish.

Starring: Michael Weaver, Tim Griffin, Justin Huen, Rune Temte, and Sarah Alles
Genre: Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: USA (English, Norwegian, & German)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 85 minutes


A Cops and Robbers Story

Directed By: Ilinca Calugareanu
Studio: Greenwich Entertainment

In the 1980s, Corey Pegues was embroiled in a life of crime as a member of New York City’s infamous Supreme Team gang. After a near-death gang confrontation, Pegues flees the city, only to return years later as a rising star in the NYPD. When Pegues speaks publicly in support of police reform, he becomes a target within the department and details of his former life are thrust into the spotlight.

Starring: Victoria N. Alcala, Gesley Alexis, June George Bell, and Corey Bressant
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA | US (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 84 minutes



Directed By: Mamoru Hosoda
Studio: GKIDs

Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a gorgeous and globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone.

Starring: Kaho Nakamura, Ryô Narita, Shôta Sometani, and Tina Tamashiro
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | International | Music | Musical | Sci-Fi
Country: Japan (Japanese)
Rating: PG (for thematic content, violence, language and brief suggestive material)
Runtime: 121 minutes


The Curse of La Patasola

Directed By: AJ Jones
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

A weekend camping trip turns into a fight for survival when two couples encounter La Patasola, a legendary, vampire-like creature from Amazonian folklore.

Starring: Luciana Faulhaber, Patrick R. Walker, Najah Bradley, and AJ Jones
Genre: Horror
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for some violence, drug use and language)
Runtime: 84 minutes


Potato Dreams of America

Directed By: Wes Hurley
Studio: Dark Star Pictures

Wes Hurley’s autobiographical dark comedy about a gay boy growing up in the collapsing USSR, his courageous mail-order bride mother and their adventurous escape to America. Full of unexpected twists, the film is an immigrant’s take on the American Dream and the power of cinema, proving that life is often stranger than fiction.

Starring: Jonathan Bennett, Dan Lauria, Lauren Tewes, and Lea DeLaria
Genre: Biography | Comedy | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 95 minutes


Why Is We Americans?

Directed By: Udi Aloni & Ayana Stafford-Morris
Studio: Corinth Films

By turns kinetic and intimate, ‘Why is We Americans?’ is an in-depth, cinematic exploration of Newark’s legendary Baraka family. Spanning decades of social activism, poetry, music, art, and politics, this kaleidoscopic family saga is illustrated by on-camera interviews with Ms. Lauryn Hill, rare archival footage and revealing personal testimonials. As we connect with the iconoclastic poet Amiri Baraka, his wife, Amina, and their son, the current mayor of Newark, Ras, a portrait of a city emerges with an inspiring call to arms in the fight for class and racial justice.

Starring: Jabbar Ali, Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka Jr., and Amandla Baraka
Genre: Documentary | International
Country: Israel | USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 101 minutes


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