JUNE 17, 2022

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Directed By: Angus MacLane

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures + Pixar Animation

Lightyear

While spending years attempting to return home, marooned Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear encounters an army of ruthless robots commanded by Zurg who are attempting to steal his fuel source.

Starring: Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn, James Brolin, Taika Waititi, Dale Soules, Uzo Aduba, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Efren Ramirez and Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Genre: Animation | Action | Adventure | Drama | Family | Sci-Fi
Rating: PG (for action/peril)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 100 minutes

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Directed By: Cooper Raiff

Studio: Apple Original Films

Cha Cha Real Smooth

Fresh out of college and without a clear life path going forward, 22-year-old Andrew is stuck back at home with his family in New Jersey. But if there’s one thing that belongs on his nonexistent résumé, it’s how to get a party started, which lands him the perfect job of motivational dancing at the bar and bat mitzvahs for his younger brother’s classmates. When Andrew befriends a local mom, Domino, and her daughter, Lola, he finally discovers a future he wants — even if it might not be his own.

Starring: Cooper Raiff, Dakota Johnson, Evan Assante, Vanessa Burghardt, Leslie Mann, Brad Garrett, Odeya Rush, and Raúl Castillo
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Rating: R (for language and some sexual content)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 107 minutes

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Directed By: Joseph Kosinski

Studio: Netflix

Spiderhead

In the near future, convicts are offered the chance to volunteer as medical subjects to shorten their sentence. One such subject for a new drug capable of generating feelings of love begins questioning the reality of his emotions.

Starring: Miles Teller, Chris Hemsworth, Charles Parnell, Jurnee Smollett, and Nathan Jones
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Rating: R (for violent content, language and sexual content)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 106 minutes

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Directed By: Mariano Cohn & Gastón Duprat

Studio: IFC Films

Official Competition

Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas star as two egomaniacs commissioned by a millionaire to make a movie together in this sharp comedy skewering wealth, art, and pride.

Starring: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Oscar Martínez, José Luis Gómez, and Manolo Solo
Genre: Comedy | Drama | International
Rating: R (for language and some nudity)
Country: Spain | Argentina (Spanish)
Runtime: 114 minutes

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Directed by: Sophie Hyde

Studio: Hulu

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

In GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE, two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (Love, Actually) embodies the candor and apprehension of retired teacher Nancy Stokes, and newcomer Daryl McCormack (Peaky Blinders) personifies the charisma and compassion of sex worker Leo Grande. As Nancy embarks on a post-marital sexual awakening and Leo draws on his skills and charm, together they find a surprising human connection.

Starring: Emma Thompson, Daryl McCormack, and Isabella Laughland
Genre: Comedy | Drama | International
Rating: R (for sexual content, graphic nudity and some language)
Country: UK (English)
Runtime: 97 minutes

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Directed By: Amanda Micheli

Studio: Netflix

Halftime

An intimate look at Jennifer Lopez as she reflects on her milestones and evolution as an artist, and navigates the second half of her career continuing to entertain, empower and inspire.

Starring: Jennifer Lopez and Christy Lemire
Genre: Documentary | Music
Rating: TV-MA
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 95 minutes

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Directed By: David Frankel

Studio: Paramount+

Jerry & Marge Go Large

JERRY & MARGE GO LARGE is inspired by the remarkable true story of retiree Jerry Selbee, who discovers a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts lottery and, with the help of his wife, Marge, wins millions and uses the money to revive their small Michigan town.

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Annette Bening, Rainn Wilson, Michael McKean, Jake McDorman, and Anna Camp
Genre: Biography | Comedy | Drama
Rating: PG-13 (for some language and suggestive references)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 90 minutes

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Directed By: Spencer Squire

Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Abandoned

Abandoned follows the sharply intense lives of Sara (Emma Roberts), her husband Alex (John Gallagher Jr.), and their infant son as they move into a remote farmhouse, which harbors a dark, tragic history. As their home’s past is revealed, the mother’s fragility escalates to a state of psychosis that jeopardizes her own safety and that of her newborn son.

Starring: Emma Roberts, Michael Shannon, John Gallagher Jr., Kate Arrington, and Addy Miller
Genre: Horror
Rating: PG-13 (for terror, some violent content, thematic material, and brief strong language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 102 minutes

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Directed By: Gary Alazraki

Studio: HBO Max

Father of the Bride

You are enthusiastically invited to the love, the food, the music and the fun of “Father of the Bride,” a modern rom-com updated from the timeless classic. This sparkling story of a family and its unbreakable bonds illustrates the surprising and funny ways the heart can adapt in the name of love.

Starring: Andy García, Gloria Estefan, Adria Arjona, Isabela Merced, Diego Boneta, and Chloe Fineman
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Romance
Rating: PG-13 (for brief suggestive material)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 117 minutes

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Directed By: Jim Archer

Studio: Focus Features

Brian and Charles

After a particularly harsh winter Brian goes into a deep depression; completely isolated and with no one to talk to, Brian does what any sane person would do when faced with such a melancholic situation. He builds a robot.

Starring: David Earl, Chris Hayward, Louise Brealey, Jamie Michie, and Nina Sosanya
Genre: Comedy | International
Rating: PG (for language, mild violence, and smoking)
Country: UK (English)
Runtime: 90 minutes

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Directed By: Sonja O’Hara

Studio: Lionsgate

Mid-Century

A husband and wife’s weekend in a mid-century modern vacation rental turns deadly when the husband discovers the owner is a psychopath with a backyard of buried secrets and designs on his wife.

Starring: Bruce Dern, Shane West, Stephen Lang, Vanessa Williams, and Sarah Hay
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Rating: R (for violent content, some language, drug use and brief nudity)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 105 minutes

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Directed By: A.J. Edwards

Studio: Vertical Entertainment

First Love

FIRST LOVE follows Jim (Hero Fiennes Tiffin), a senior in high school experiencing the highs and lows of his first love with Ann (Sydney Park) as they navigate their pending departure to college. At the same time, Jim’s parents (Diane Kruger and Jeffrey Donovan) are dealing with the familial fallout of a financial crisis.

Starring: Diane Kruger, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Jeffrey Donovan, Diane Venora, Sydney Park, and Johnna Dias-Watson
Genre: Romance
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 96 minutes

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Directed By: Tibor Takacs

Studio: Saban Films

Blowback

After planning a perfect heist, Nick is ready to score. One problem, his girl and the crew, have other ideas. They take Nick down in a hail of bullets but Nick doesn’t die and in a race for his life, seeks revenge one target at a time.

Starring: Randy Couture, Cam Gigandet, Michele Plaia, Louis Mandylor, Ryan M. Shaw, and Rafael Cabrera
Genre: Action | Crime | Thriller
Rating: R (for violence, drug use and language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 93 minutes

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Directed By: Emelie Mahdavian

Studio: Magnolia Pictures

Bitterbrush

In the remote and rugged mountains of the American West, two young women contemplate the future as they work alone herding cattle.

Starring: Hollyn Patterson and Colie Moline
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 90 minutes

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Directed By: Rose Troche

Studio: Prime Video

My Fake Boyfriend

In the film, a young man in a tricky situation (Keiynan Lonsdale) follows the advice of his unconventional best friend (Dylan Sprouse) and uses social media to create a fake boyfriend to keep his awful ex-lover out of his life. But everything backfires when he meets the real love of his life, and breaking up with his fake boyfriend proves hard to do.

Starring: Keiynan Lonsdale, Dylan Sprouse, Samer Salem, Marcus Rosner, Karen Robinson, and Sarah Hyland
Genre: Comedy | International | Romance
Rating: R (for sexual material and language)
Country: Canada (English)
Runtime: 90 minutes

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Directed By: Stephan Rick

Studio: Screen Media

The Good Neighbor

A nightmarish evening unfolds for neighbors David (Luke Kleintank) and Robert (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) when they accidentally hit a woman on her bike and flee the scene. While David is increasingly plagued by feelings of guilt, Robert shows no remorse and becomes overbearing and possessive. When David meets Vanessa (Eloise Smyth), the victim’s sister, he submits to a reckless passion and underlying sense of redemption before realizing Robert will do unspeakable things to protect their secret.

Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Luke Kleintank, Bruce Davison, Eloise Smyth, Ieva Florence, and Regina Razuma
Genre: Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA | Latvia (English)
Runtime: 97 minutes

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Directed By: Park Hoon-jung

Studio: Well Go USA

The Witch 2: The Other One

After a mysterious girl emerges as the sole survivor of a bloody raid on the research facility behind the top-secret Witch Program, she is rescued by a pair of civilians who soon realize the girl is both very powerful and in very grave danger. However, as the assassins tasked with locating and silencing the girl move ever closer, the lives of everyone around her fall under increasingly great peril.

Starring: Cynthia, Kim Da-Mi, Jin Goo, Min-soo Jo, and Lee Jong-Suk
Genre: International | Mystery
Rating: Not Rated
Country: South Korea (Korean)
Runtime: 97 minutes

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Directed By: Leonie Krippendorff

Studio: Film Movement

Cocoon

Nora, a shy 14-year-old Berlin girl, will never forget this way too hot summer. Surrounded by people with disrupted biographies, from different cultures and backgrounds, she makes her way into adulthood. Nora gets her first period, falls in love with another girl, learns to stand up for herself and gets her heart broken for the first time. When summer ends, things will never be the same again for Nora.

Starring: Lena Urzendowsky, Jella Haase, Lena Klenke,, and Kim Riedle
Genre: Drama | International | Romance
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Germany (German)
Runtime: 99 minutes

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Directed By: D.L. Anderson & Matt Durning

Studio: Greenwich Entertainment

Stay Prayed Up

Lena Mae Perry’s electrifying voice may surprise you, but the power of her gospel will never leave you in this lively celebration of a North Carolina gospel crew, their steadfast faith, and the songs that get them through.

Starring: Phil Cook and Lena Mae Perry
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 70 minutes

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Directed By: Livia De Paolis

Studio: Vertical Entertainment

The Lost Girls

Like her grandmother and her mother Jane before her, Wendy must escape Pan’s hold on her and the promise he wants her to keep.

Starring: Louis Partridge, Joely Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Iain Glen, and Emily Carey
Genre: Drama | Fantasy | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: UK (English)
Runtime: 100 minutes

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Directed By: Thomas Daneskov

Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Wild Men

In a desperate attempt to cure his midlife crisis, MARTIN has fled his family to live high up in the Norwegian mountains. Hunting and gathering like his ancestors did thousands of years ago.

Starring: Rasmus Bjerg, Zaki Youssef, Bjørn Sundquist, and Marco Ilsø
Genre: Comedy | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Denmark (Danish)
Runtime: 104 minutes

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Directed By: Mohammad Rasoulof

Studio: Big World Pictures

A Man of Integrity

A drama about corruption and injustice in Iranian society. You are the oppressed, or you have to join the oppressor to survive!

Starring: Reza Akhlaghirad, Soudabeh Beizaee, Nasim Adabi, and Zeinab Shabani
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: PG-13
Country: Iran (Persian & English)
Runtime: 113 minutes

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Directed By: Bretten Hannam

Studio: Wolfe Releasing

Wildhood

Two brothers embark on a journey to find their birth mother after their abusive father had lied for years about her whereabouts; along the way, they reconnect with their indigenous heritage and make a new friend.

Starring: Michael Greyeyes, Steve Lund, Phillip Lewitski, Joel Thomas Hynes, and Joshua Odjick
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Canada (Micmac & English)
Runtime: 99 minutes

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Directed By: Kurt Yochum

Studio: Faith Media Distribution

Wayward

When Dawn, a free-spirited festival girl en route to a major music festival, decides to pick up a handsome stranger along the way, the pair soon find themselves being stalked and running for their lives from a crazed madman.

Starring: Iyana Halley, Darius McCrary, Barton Fitzpatrick, and J.J. Green
Genre: Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 78 minutes

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Directed By: Caroline Vignal

Studio: Greenwich Entertainment

My Donkey, My Lover & I

Antoinette, a schoolteacher, is looking forward to her long planned summer holiday with her married lover Vladimir, the father of one of her pupils. When she learns that Vladimir has to cancel because his wife organized a surprise hiking vacation, Antoinette decides to follow their tracks, accompanied by a protective donkey named Patrick.

Starring: Laure Calamy, Benjamin Lavernhe, Olivia Côte, and Marc Fraize
Genre: Adventure | Comedy | International | Romance
Rating: Not Rated
Country: France | Belgium (French)
Runtime: 97 minutes

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Directed By: Sebastián Schindel

Studio: Netflix

The Wrath of God

Luciana, a young woman immersed in a circle of mysterious deaths of relatives and the growing suspicion that the person responsible is an enigmatic writer, her former boss.

Starring: Macarena Achaga, Juan Minujín, and Diego Peretti
Genre: Drama | International | Thriller
Rating: TV-MA
Country: Argentina (Spanish)
Runtime: 97 minutes

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