OCTOBER 14, 2022

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Directed By: David Gordon Green

Studio: Universal Pictures

Halloween ENDS

This is Laurie Strode’s last stand. After 45 years, the most acclaimed, revered horror franchise in film history reaches its epic, terrifying conclusion as Laurie Strode faces off for the last time against the embodiment of evil, Michael Myers, in a final confrontation unlike any captured on-screen before. Only one of them will survive.

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, James Jude Courtney, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Rohan Campbell, and Kyle Richards
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Rating: R (for bloody horror violence and gore, language throughout and some sexual references)
Country: USA | UK (English)
Runtime: 111 minutes

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Directed By: Chinonye Chukwu

Studio: Orion Pictures

TILL

Till is a profoundly emotional and cinematic film about the true story of Mamie Till Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14 year old son, Emmett Till, who, in 1955, was brutally lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. In Mamie’s poignant journey of grief turned to action, we see the universal power of a mother’s ability to change the world.

Starring: Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison, Haley Bennett, and Whoopi Goldberg
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic content involving racism, strong disturbing images and racial slurs)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 130 minutes

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Directed By: Rodrigo Garcia

Studio: Apple Original Films

Raymond & Ray

“Raymond & Ray” follows half-brothers Raymond and Ray who have lived in the shadow of a terrible father. Somehow, they still each have a sense of humor, and his funeral is a chance for them to reinvent themselves. There’s anger, there’s pain, there’s folly, there might be love, and there’s definitely gravedigging.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Ewan McGregor, Maribel Verdú, Sophie Okonedo, and Vondie Curtis-Hall
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Rating: R (for language and some sexual material)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 105 minutes

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Directed By: Karen Maine

Studio: Hulu

Rosaline

“Rosaline” is a fresh and comedic twist on Shakespeare’s classic love story “Romeo & Juliet,” told from the perspective of Juliet’s cousin Rosaline (Kaitlyn Dever), who also happens to be Romeo’s recent love interest. Heartbroken when Romeo (Kyle Allen) meets Juliet (Isabela Merced) and begins to pursue her, Rosaline schemes to foil the famous romance and win back her guy.

Starring: Kaitlyn Dever, Isabela Merced, Kyle Allen, Bradley Whitford, and Minnie Driver
Genre: Comedy | Romance
Rating: PG-13 (for some suggestive material and brief strong language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 96 minutes

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Directed by: Marc Forster

Studio: Lionsgate

White Bird: A Wonder Story

From the best-selling author of Wonder, the book that sparked a movement to “choose kind,” comes the inspirational next chapter. In White Bird: A Wonder Story, we follow Julian, who has struggled to belong ever since he was expelled from his former school for his treatment of Auggie Pullman. To transform his life, Julian’s grandmother finally reveals to Julian her own story of courage — during her youth in Nazi-occupied France, a boy shelters her from mortal danger. They find first love in a stunning, magical world of their own creation, while the boy’s mother risks everything to keep her safe. From director Marc Forster, screenwriter Mark Bomback, and based on R.J. Palacio’s book, White Bird: A Wonder Story, like Wonder before it, is an uplifting movie about how one act of kindness can live on forever.

Starring: Ariella Glaser, Orlando Schwerdt, Bryce Gheisar, Gillian Anderson, and Helen Mirren
Genre: Biography | Drama | Family | War
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 122 minutes

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Directed By: Claire Denis

Studio: A24

Stars at Noon

A young American journalist stranded in present-day Nicaragua (Margaret Qualley) falls for an enigmatic Englishman (Joe Alwyn) who seems like her best chance of escape. She soon realizes, though, that he may be in even greater danger than she is.

Starring: Margaret Qualley, Joe Alwyn, Benny Safdie, Danny Ramirez, and John C. Reilly
Genre: Drama | Romance | Thriller
Rating: R (for sexual content, nudity, language and some violence)
Country: USA | France | Panama (English & French)
Runtime: 135 minutes

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Directed By: Elisa Amoruso

Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Game Of Love

Game of Love follows Vivien and Roy as their love story continues and leads them to Roy’s childhood home in Sicily to prepare for the sale of the family estate. During the visit, a mysterious woman arrives and befriends Vivien, much to Roy’s displeasure. Tensions build and lines are crossed as secrets from Roy’s past force the couple to face aspects of their relationship they did not know existed.

Starring: Bella Thorne, Benjamin Mascolo, Michael E. Rodgers, Alma Noce, and Simone Coppo
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Italy (English)
Runtime: 91 minutes

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Directed By: Sam Macaroni

Studio: Netflix

Blackout

After waking up in a Mexican hospital with no memory of his past, a man finds himself being hunted by various cartel factions who are all looking for something he stole.

Starring: Josh Duhamel, Abbie Cornish, Omar Chaparro, and Nick Nolte
Genre: Action | Crime | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English & Spanish)
Runtime: 81 minutes

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Directed By: Lucky McKee

Studio: RLJE Films

Old Man

When a lost traveler stumbles upon an old man living in a remote cabin in the woods, the two engage in a lengthy conversation; one that will bring to light the truths they’ve been running from, the sins they’ve tried to forget, and the terrifying bond that connects them.

Starring: Stephen Lang, Marc Senter, Patch Darragh, and Liana Wright-Mark
Genre: Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 97 minutes

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Directed By: Park Chan-wook

Studio: MUBI

Decision to Leave

From a mountain peak in South Korea, a man plummets to his death. Did he jump, or was he pushed? When detective Hae-joon arrives on the scene, he begins to suspect the dead man’s wife Seo-rae. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, he finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire.

Starring: Tang Wei, Go Kyung-Pyo, Park Hae-il, and Jung Yi-seo
Genre: Crime | Drama | International | Mystery | Romance | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: South Korea (Korean & Chinese)
Runtime: 138 minutes

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Directed By: Kevin Lewis

Studio: Screen Media Films

The Accursed

Elly is asked by a family friend to spend a few days looking after an elderly woman living in a remote cabin. She readily agrees, thinking a short trip to the woods will be a nice escape. The cabin turns out to be anything but relaxing as Elly begins hallucinating in ways that blur reality with her dreams. As the visions take over, Elly realizes that she was lured there by a demonic presence hiding inside of the woman just waiting to break free.

Starring: Mena Suvari, Meg Foster, Alexis Knapp, Sarah Dumont, and Sarah Grey
Genre: Horror
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 97 minutes

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Directed By: Peter Hedges

Studio: Juno Films

The Same Storm

From writer/director Peter Hedges, The Same Storm is an intimate, emotional glimpse into the lives of twenty-four characters persevering over the spring and summer of 2020. With the pandemic as a backdrop, the film focuses on the importance of human connection, family, and our basic need to find understanding with those we love. With actors, director, and crew working from their own homes but collaborating together, The Same Storm celebrates movie making as a communal art.

Starring: Sandra Oh, Mary-Louise Parker, Moses Ingram, Raúl Castillo, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ron Livingston, Alison Pill, and John Gallagher Jr.
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 99 minutes

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Directed By: Dario Argento

Studio: Shout! Studios

Dark Glasses

Rome. A serial killer has killed three prostitutes, strangling them with cello ropes. The last rope of the “Cellist” is destined for Diana, a luxury escort who frequents the hotels of Via Veneto. One night, the maniac chases her driving a van, an drams her sending her crashing into another car. Diana awakens in a hospital, shrouded in darkness. The diagnosis is final: she lost her sight in the crash. Rita, a young woman from the Blinds’ Society, helps Diana with her first steps in the darkness and in her new life; in the meantime, the police investigates, although unsuccessfully. But it won’t stop there. The Cellist must finish his work. Diana, helped by Chin, an orphaned Chinese boy, can only try to escape. The cat and mouse game has just begun…

Starring: Ilenia Pastorelli, Asia Argento, Andrea Gherpelli, and Mario Pirrello
Genre: Horror | International | Mystery | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Italy | France (Italian)
Runtime: 86 minutes

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Directed By: Jeff Wadlow

Studio: Netflix

The Curse of Bridge Hollow

A teenage girl, who accidentally releases an ancient and mischievous spirit on Halloween which causes decorations to come alive and wreak havoc, must team up with the last person she’d want to in order to save their town – her father.

Starring: Priah Ferguson, Lauren Lapkus, Marlon Wayans, Nia Vardalos, Rob Riggle, John Michael Higgins, and Kelly Rowland
Genre: Adventure | Comedy | Family | Horror
Rating: TV-14
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 89 minutes

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Directed By: George Kirby & Harry Kirby

Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday

The Accident Man is back and this time he must beat the top assassins in the world to protect the ungrateful son of a mafia boss, save the life of his only friend and rekindle his relationship with his maniacal father figure.

Starring: Scott Adkins, Ray Stevenson, Perry Benson, and Sarah Chang
Genre: Action | Comedy | Crime | International
Rating: R (for strong bloody violence, pervasive language and brief drug use)
Country: UK (English)
Runtime: 96 minutes

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Directed By: Rodrigo Plá & Laura Santullo

Studio: Outsider Pictures

The Other Tom

Elena is a single mother who relies on Social Services. Her son Tom has behavioral issues and is stigmatized at school as a “problem child” in the border city of El Paso, Texas. An absent father further complicates their difficult relationship. Tom is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and prescribed psychiatric medication, but a strange accident alerts his mother as to its side effects. When Elena refuses to continue administering the drugs to Tom, Social Services threaten to remove him from her custody.

Starring: Leah Miller, Jorge Castro, Julia Chavez, and Sofía Prieto
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Mexico (English)
Runtime: 111 minutes

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Directed By: Martin Owen

Studio: Well Go USA

The Loneliest Boy in the World

THE LONELIEST BOY IN THE WORLD is billed as a modern fairytale–except with zombies. When the sheltered and unsocialized Oliver is tasked with making new friends after the sudden and devastating death of his mother, he decides that digging a few up (literally) might be his best bet. However, when he awakens the morning after his excavating escapades, he discovers that his newly acquired friends have mysteriously come to life overnight, launching them all into a series of misadventures as they try to keep their secret safe from neighbors, classmates, and social workers alike.

Starring: Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Ashley Benson, Ben Miller, and Susan Wokoma
Genre: Comedy | Horror | International
Rating: R (for language and violent content)
Country: UK (English)
Runtime: 90 minutes

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Directed By: Bill Posley

Studio: Quiver Distribution

Bitch Ass

A gang initiation goes horribly wrong when four recruits break into a house of horror and a sadistic killer forces them to play deadly games for their lives.

Starring: Teon Kelley, Tunde Laleye, Me’lisa Sellers, Kelsey Caesar, and Tony Todd
Genre: Crime | Horror
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 83 minutes

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Directed By: Mye Hoang

Studio: Gray Hat Productions

Cat Daddies

A heartwarming collective portrait of eight unique men whose lives have been changed by their love for cats. Some of these men will navigate the unprecedented challenges of 2020 with the help of these feline friends.

Starring: Nathan Kehn, Ridoanul Haque Siyam, Jordan Lide, and David Durst
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 89 minutes

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Directed By: Jason Loftus

Studio: Lofty Sky Pictures

Eternal Spring

In March 2002, a state TV signal in China gets hacked by members of the banned spiritual group Falun Gong. Their goal is to counter the government narrative about their practice. In the aftermath, police raids sweep Changchun City, and comic book illustrator Daxiong, a Falun Gong practitioner, is forced to flee. He arrives in North America, blaming the hijacking for worsening an already violent repression. But his views are challenged when he meets the lone surviving participant to have escaped China, now living in Seoul, South Korea. Combining present-day footage with 3D animation inspired by Daxiong’s art, Eternal Spring (長春) retraces the event on its 20th anniversary, and brings to life an unprecedented story of defiance told through harrowing eyewitness accounts of persecution and incredible artistry. Eternal Spring is an exhilarating tale of determination to speak up for political and religious freedoms, no matter the cost.

Starring: Daxiong
Genre: Documentary | Animation | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Canada (Mandarin & English)
Runtime: 86 minutes

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Directed By: Julian Gilbey

Studio: Saban Films

SummIT Fever

A daring dream to scale the world’s most challenging trio of mountains soon turns into a terrifying nightmare for a group of friends when a deadly storm traps the climbers near the summit and cuts off all hope of rescue. With the odds stacked against them, the friends are forced to trust each other to save themselves by any means necessary.

Starring: Ryan Phillippe, Freddie Thorp, Hannah New, and Mathilde Warnier
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: UK (English)
Runtime: 115 minutes

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Directed By: David Fairhead & Ant Palmer

Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Lancaster

LIFE CRIME is a character-driven story that asks, “What is a just sentence?” Through Reggie Austin’s personal journey from drug addicted convicted murderer serving 35 years inside California prisons, to free man facing his tattered connections to society and family, the film exposes the impact on men of color of harsh sentencing and parole practices, as part of the larger story of mass incarceration. Combining breathtaking musical performances, rare vérité from inside San Quentin prison, and scenes of raw emotion adjusting to life outside, Reggie Austin’s story unfolds. Philosophically probing, the film opens up a range of pertinent issues for our time with grace and soul, through the immersive vehicle of music.

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Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 110 minutes

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Directed By: N.C. Heikin

Studio: Indican Pictures

Life & Life

LIFE & LIFE tracks the journey that musician Reggie Austin takes to redeem his life following a murder conviction 40 years ago. With surprising honesty and depth, the film looks at Austin’s effect on his fellow inmates and his efforts to reconnect with his family, as well as questioning parole and sentencing practices through his story. Ultimately, the film reveals the steep and dangerous hill ex-prisoners must climb upon release to free themselves and create a positive future. LIFE & LIFE is a story of the struggle for redemption and hope against near impossible odds, accompanied by a soundtrack that comes straight from Austin’s heart.

Starring: Danielle Fraboni LaRauf
Genre: Documentary | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA | France (English)
Runtime: 81 minutes

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Directed By: Sarah Jones

Studio: Cinedigm

Sell/Buy/Date

Executive Produced by Meryl Streep, Sell/Buy/Date is a hybrid doc/narrative following Tony winning performer and comedian Sarah Jones. As a mixed-race Black woman in America, Sarah, alongside the multicultural characters she’s known for, explores her own personal relationship to one of the most misunderstood issues in our current culture: the sex industry, and the surprisingly diverse range of people whose lives it touches. Through interviews and even celebrity cameos, this film poses the question: how can we as a society have a healthy relationship to sex, power, race and our economy, without exploitation or stigma? The goal is to highlight the human faces and voices at the center of this subject.

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Rosario Dawson, Ilana Glazer, and Sarah Jones
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 97 minutes

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Directed By: Larry A. McLean

Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Beyond the Neon

Based on true accounts, a Las Vegas escort is recognized by her sister in a viral social experiment video. Looking to reunite the sisters, and secretly motivated to capture the reunion on camera, Joey Salads and his apprehensive crew are thrown into the dangerous and corrupt world of escorting, documenting every step of their desperate effort to rescue the woman from human sex trafficking in Las Vegas.

Starring: Joseph Saladino, Frank Pesce, Cynthia Lucero, Gila Goodman, and Marisa Dzintars
Genre: Crime | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 87 minutes

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Directed By: Roberto Doveris

Studio: Dark Star Pictures

Phantom Project

Follow Pablo, a young actor who dreams of starring in a film, but in order to pay the bills he has to work as a simulated patient in medical schools and in weird sessions of alternative therapies.

Starring: Juan Cano, Ingrid Isensee, Violeta Castillo, and Fernanda Toledo
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Chile (Spanish)
Runtime: 97 minutes

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Directed By: Bradley Stryker

Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Sheltering Season

A woman isolates in her remote home with her brother who is seeking forgiveness for the darkest moment in their family history.

Starring: Tahmoh Penikett, Olivia Cheng, Marci T. House, Aleks Paunovic, and Bradley Stryker
Genre: Drama | International | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Canada (English)
Runtime: 80 minutes

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Directed By: Chris Chan Lee

Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Silent River

Elliot is desperate to reconcile with his estranged wife, Julie. Determined, he drives across a barren desert road to reach her, hoping he can convince her to give him a second chance. Stopping at a roadside motel, he reaches out to a surprised Julie, who informs him she has moved on. At a loss for his next move, Elliot falls into a downward spiral and, when he encounters the sultry Greta (Tsang in a dual role)–an uncanny woman on the run from a mysterious past–strange and mysterious occurrences begin to haunt him. As the shadowy line between reality and dark fantasy becomes increasingly blurred, Elliot questions his own sanity and seeks the truth…. But will he regret finding the answer?

Starring: West Liang, Amy Tsang, Max Faugno, and Chandra Anderson
Genre: Mystery | Sci-Fi
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 121 minutes

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Directed By: Yoav Paz & Doron Paz

Studio: Menemsha Films

Plan A

Germany 1945, Max, a Jewish Holocaust survivor, meets a radical group of Jewish resistance fighters, who, like him, lost all hope for their future after they were robbed of their existence and their entire families were killed by the Nazis. They dream of retaliation on an epic scale for the Jewish people. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Max starts identifying with the group’s monstrous plans…

Starring: August Diehl, Sylvia Hoeks, Michael Aloni, and Nikolai Kinski
Genre: Drama | International | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Germany | Israel (English)
Runtime: 109 minutes

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