OCTOBER 28, 2022

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Directed By: Daniel Stamm

Studio: Lionsgate

Prey for the Devil

Sister Ann believes she is answering a calling to be the first female exorcist… but who, or what, called her? In response to a global rise in demonic possessions, Ann seeks out a place at an exorcism school reopened by the Catholic Church. Until now these schools have only trained priests in the Rite of Exorcism — but a professor recognizes Sister Ann’s gifts and agrees to train her. Thrust onto the spiritual frontline with fellow student Father Dante, Sister Ann finds herself in a battle for the soul of a young girl, who Sister Ann believes is possessed by the same demon that tormented her own mother years ago. Determined to root out the evil, Ann soon realizes the Devil has her right where he wants her.

Starring: Jacqueline Byers, Colin Salmon, Christian Navarro, Lisa Palfrey, Nicholas Ralph, Virginia Madsen, and Ben Cross
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Rating: PG-13 (for violent and disturbing content, terror, thematic elements and brief language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 93 minutes

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Directed By: Shana Feste

Studio: Amazon Studios

Run Sweetheart Run

Initially apprehensive when her boss insists she meet with one of his most important clients, single mom Cherie (Ella Balinska) is relieved and excited when she meets charismatic Ethan (Pilou Asbæk). The influential businessman defies expectations and sweeps Cherie off her feet. But at the end of the night, when the two are alone together, he reveals his true, violent nature. Battered and terrified, she flees for her life, beginning a relentless game of cat-and-mouse with a bloodthirsty assailant hell-bent on her utter destruction. In this edge-of-your-seat dark thriller, Cherie finds herself in the crosshairs of a conspiracy stranger and more evil than she could have ever imagined.

Starring: Ella Balinska, Pilou Asbæk, Clark Gregg, Aml Ameen, Dayo Okeniyi, Betsy Brandt and Shohreh Aghdashloo
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Rating: R (for horror violence, bloody images, language, sexual references and brief nudity)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 98 minutes

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Directed By: Phyllis Nagy

Studio: Roadside Attractions

Call Jane

Chicago, 1968. As the city and the nation are poised on the brink of political upheaval, suburban housewife Joy leads an ordinary life with her husband and daughter. When Joy’s pregnancy leads to a life-threatening heart condition, she must navigate an all-male medical establishment unwilling to terminate her pregnancy in order to save her life. Her journey for a solution leads her to Virginia, an independent visionary fiercely committed to women’s health, and Gwen, an activist who dreams of a day when all women will have access to abortion, regardless of their ability to pay. Joy is so inspired by their work, she decides to join forces with them, putting every aspect of her life on the line.

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Chris Messina, Kate Mara, Wunmi Mosaku, Cory Michael Smith, Grace Edwards, and John Magaro
Genre: Drama | History
Rating: R (for some language and brief drug use)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 121 minutes

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Directed By: Dallas Jackson

Studio: The Avenue

The System

When a young soldier (Tyrese Gibson), newly returned from war, gets caught up in a drug bust, he is recruited by the authorities to go undercover in a notoriously dangerous prison to investigate what is really going on behind the scenes. When he discovers an underground prisoner fighting ring, the warden forces him to compete. In order to win his freedom, he must fight to stay alive as well as take down the warden’s corrupt system.

Starring: Tyrese Gibson, Terrence Howard, Jeremy Piven and Lil Yachty
Genre: Action
Rating: R (for violence, language throughout and some drug material)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 97 minutes

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Directed by: James Gray

Studio: Focus Features

Armageddon Time

From acclaimed filmmaker James Gray, ARMAGEDDON TIME is a deeply personal coming-of-age story about the strength of family and the generational pursuit of the American Dream. The film features an all-star cast including Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong.

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, Banks Repeta, Jaylin Webb, and Anthony Hopkins
Genre: Drama
Rating: R (for language and some drug use involving minors)
Country: USA | Brazil (English)
Runtime: 115 minutes

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Directed By: Edward Berger

Studio: Netflix

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front tells the gripping story of a young German soldier on the Western Front of World War I. Paul and his comrades experience first-hand how the initial euphoria of war turns into desperation and fear as they fight for their lives, and each other, in the trenches. The film from director Edward Berger is based on the world renowned bestseller of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque.

Starring: Daniel Brühl, Albrecht Schuch, Sebastian Hülk, Felix Kammerer, Aaron Hilmer, Edin Hasanovic and Devid Striesow
Genre: Action | Drama | War
Rating: R (for strong bloody war violence and grisly images)
Country: USA | UK | Germany (English & German)
Runtime: 147 minutes

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Directed By: Alexander Jeffery

Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films

A Chance Encounter

Two Americans, one an aspiring poet and the other an established folk musician, cross paths in the scenic, coastal town of Taormina, Sicily. Their instant chemistry sparks collaboration, leading to an unexpected, weeklong writer’s retreat at a beautiful villa in the Sicilian countryside. As they immerse themselves in the local culture, they challenge each other to express their thorniest secrets, growing closer all the while.

Starring: Andrea von Kampen, Paul Petersen, Jason Edwards, and Vincenzo Vivenzio
Genre: Music | Romance
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 91 minutes

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Directed By: Lisbon Okafor

Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Ten-Cent Daisy

Lisbon Okafor’s fantasy drama follows the journey of Orchid (Ameenah Kaplan), Violet (Dionne Audain), and Daisy (Lauren Michelle), three sisters from a fishing village in the West Indies who take refuge in Berkeley, California, following a traumatic event that threatens to reveal a centuries-old family secret. A decade later, the bond between the sisters has splintered, leaving the youngest–Daisy, the embodiment of the secret, vulnerable. Each sister struggles to stay afloat when news from home forces them to reconnect and face the demons that drove them away.

Starring: Lauren Michelle, Dionne Audain, Ameenah Kaplan, Margaret Laurena Kemp, Gordon Greene, and Zack Gold
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 90 minutes

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Directed By: Sacha Jenkins

Studio: Apple TV+

Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues

“Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues” offers an intimate and revealing look at the world-changing musician, presented through a lens of archival footage and never-before-heard home recordings and personal conversations. This definitive documentary, directed by Sacha Jenkins, honors Armstrong’s legacy as a founding father of jazz, one of the first internationally known and beloved stars, and a cultural ambassador of the United States. The film shows how Armstrong’s own life spans the shift from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, and how he became a lightning rod figure in that turbulent era.

Starring: Louis Armstrong, Steve Allen, Ernie Anderson, and Lucille Armstrong
Genre: Documentary | Biography
Rating: R (for language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 106 minutes

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Directed By: Cheon Myeong-gwan

Studio: Epic Pictures

Hot Blooded: Once Upon a Time in Korea

A veteran gangster, Hee-su, is looking to retire from his crime family in the violent port town of Kuam, Korea. But an unexpected betrayal leads him down a bloody path where he gets caught in the middle of a mob war with deadly consequences.

Starring: Hyun Bong-sik, Moo-Seong Choi, Jeong Ho-bin, Lee Hong-nae, and Seung-Hyeon Ji
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama | International | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: South Korea (Korean)
Runtime: 119 minutes

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Directed By: Neil Marshall

Studio: RLJE Films

The Lair

When Royal Air Force pilot Lt. Kate Sinclair is shot down over Afghanistan, she finds refuge in an abandoned underground bunker where deadly man-made biological weapons — half human, half alien — are awakened.

Starring: Jonathan Howard, Charlotte Kirk, Jamie Bamber, Kibong Tanji, and Leon Ockenden
Genre: Action | Horror | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: UK (English)
Runtime: 90 minutes

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Directed By: Justin Kreutzmann

Studio: Greenwich Entertainment

Let There Be Drums!

The world’s greatest drummers reflect on the art of drumming and how it has shaped their lives. Features interviews with Ringo Starr from The Beatles, Taylor Hawkins from Foo Fighters, Stewart Copeland from The Police, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann from Grateful Dead, Chad Smith from Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more.

Starring: Taylor Hawkins, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Chad Smith, and Stewart Copeland
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 93 minutes

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Directed By: Amanda Kramer

Studio: Music Box Films

Please Baby Please

Big issues, packaged in flamboyantly witty dialogue, are addressed amidst hyper-stylized decors with a theatrical 1950s feel (think a rather dark, campy twist on West Side Story (1961) as directed by John Waters). How should one be a ‘real’ man or woman? And, what does the institution of marriage have to do with it? Suze and Arthur are the ideal Lower East Side bohemian couple. He earns a modest living as a clarinetist, she is a stylish housewife, dutifully doing the washing up. One evening, they witness a murder, committed by a rough gang of greasers in leather jackets, on the sidewalk in front of their house. This introduction to the intimidating Young Gents arouses previously unsuspected emotions and feelings of sexuality in both Arthur and Suze.

Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Harry Melling, Demi Moore, and Karl Glusman
Genre: Drama | Musical
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 95 minutes

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Directed By: Pierre Morel

Studio: Saban Films

The Ambush

THE AMBUSH is an unrelentingly intense action film based on a true story from the director of Taken (Pierre Morel). When their armored vehicle is attacked by heavy enemy gunfire and becomes trapped in a remote canyon, three UAE soldiers desperately await salvation. As troops arrive to offer aid, they too, are ambushed. Their final hope is a daring rescue mission plotted by their courageous commander.

Starring: Omar Bin Haider, Marwan Abdullah, Mohammed Ahmed, and Mansoor Al-Fili
Genre: Action | Drama | International | War
Rating: R (for violence)
Country: United Arab Emirates | France (Arabic)
Runtime: 102 minutes

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Directed By: Ali Abbasi

Studio: Utopia

Holy Spider

In HOLY SPIDER, we follow family man Saeed as he embarks on his own religious quest — to “cleanse” the holy Iranian city of Mashhad of immoral and corrupt street prostitutes. After murdering several women, he grows ever more desperate about the lack of public interest in his divine mission.

Starring: Zar Amir-Ebrahimi, Mehdi Bajestani, Arash Ashtiani, and Forouzan Jamshidnejad
Genre: Crime | Drama | International | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Denmark | Germany | Sweden | France (Persian)
Runtime: 116 minutes

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Directed By: William Mark McCullough

Studio: Vertical Entertainment

A Savannah Haunting

A family loses their young daughter in a tragic drowning and moves to Savannah, only to be haunted by her presence in their new home.

Starring: William Mark McCullough, Tommi Rose, Simbi Kali, Jaelyn Buffkin, and Gena Shaw
Genre: Horror
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 105 minutes

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Directed By: Hong Sang-soo

Studio: The Cinema Guild

The Novelist’s Film

Junhee (Lee Hyeyoung, last seen in Hong’s In Front of Your Face) is a novelist who’s grown disenchanted with her own writing. On a trip to see an old friend, she runs into a film director who was set to adapt one of her novels before the project fell through. One chance encounter leads to another and soon she finds herself having lunch with Kilsoo (Kim Minhee), a well-known actress also questioning her role as an artist. It’s then that Junhee has an epiphany: she will make a film starring Kilsoo. It won’t be like other films. It will be the novelist’s film.

Starring: Lee Hye-yeong, Kim Min-hee, Seo Younghwa, and Mi-so Park
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: South Korea (Korean)
Runtime: 92 minutes

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Directed By: Ryan Polomski

Studio: Beach City Media

Raymond Lewis: L.A. Legend

RAYMOND LEWIS: L.A. LEGEND is a critically acclaimed documentary that tells the incredible story of a basketball phenom from Watts, California whom many believe was blackballed from the NBA in the ’70s — and his unlikely and heartbreaking journey in becoming a hoops legend.

Starring: Raymond Lewis, Jerry Tarkanian, Lorenzo Romar, and Harry Edwards
Genre: Documentary | Biography | History | Sport
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 80 minutes

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Directed By: Stephan Schultze

Studio: Fathom Events

First Responders

As her firefighter husband struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, a trauma therapist discovers the limits of her expertise while trying to save her marriage.

Starring: Cameron Arnett, Chrisi Nelson, Karen Boles, Mari White, and Suzanne Jennings
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 105 minutes

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