NOVEMBER 18, 2022

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Directed By: Mark Mylod

Studio: Searchlight Pictures

The Menu

A young couple travels to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, Hong Chau, Janet McTeer, Judith Light, and John Leguizamo
Genre: Comedy | Horror | Thriller
Rating: R (for strong/disturbing violent content, language throughout and some sexual references)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 106 minutes

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Directed By: Maria Schrader

Studio: Universal Pictures

She Said

New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor break one of the most important stories in a generation — a story that helped launch the #MeToo movement and shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood.

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, Patricia Clarkson, Andre Braugher, Jennifer Ehle, Samantha Morton, and Ashley Judd
Genre: Drama | History
Rating: R (for language and descriptions of sexual assault)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 128 minutes

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Directed By: Russell Crowe

Studio: Screen Media

Poker Face

Set in the world of high stakes poker, Crowe stars as tech billionaire and gambler Jake Foley who gives his best friends a night they’ll never forget, a chance to win more money than they’ve ever dreamed of. But to play, they’ll have to give up the one thing they spend their lives trying to keep… their secrets. As the game unfolds, the friends will discover what is really at stake.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Liam Hemsworth, RZA, and Elsa Pataky
Genre: Action | Crime | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 94 minutes

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Directed By: Clay Kaytis

Studio: HBO Max

A Christmas Story Christmas

Follows the now-adult Ralphie as he returns to the house on Cleveland Street to give his kids a magical Christmas like the one he had as a child, reconnecting with childhood friends, and reconciling the passing of his Old Man.

Starring: Peter Billingsley, Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz, R. D. Robb, Zack Ward, Erinn Hayes, River Drosche, Julianna Layne, and Julie Hagerty
Genre: Comedy | Family
Rating: PG (for language and some rude material/behavior)
Country: USA | Mexico | Hungary | Canada (English)
Runtime: 98 minutes

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Directed By: Elegance Bratton

Studio: A24

The Inspection

In Elegance Bratton’s deeply moving film inspired by his own story, a young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother and with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would cast him aside. But even as he battles deep-seated prejudice and the grueling routines of basic training, he finds unexpected camaraderie, strength, and support in this new community, giving him a hard-earned sense of belonging that will shape his identity and forever change his life.

Starring: Jeremy Pope, Raúl Castillo, McCaul Lombardi, Aaron Dominguez, Nicholas Logan, Eman Esfandi, Andrew Kai, Aubrey Joseph, Bokeem Woodbine, and Gabrielle Union
Genre: Drama
Rating: R (for language throughout, sexual content, some nudity and violence)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 95 minutes

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Directed by: Claire Scanlon

Studio: Prime Video

The People We Hate at the Wedding

The film follows struggling American siblings Alice (Kristen Bell) and Paul (Ben Platt), who reluctantly agree to attend the wedding of their estranged, wealthy half-sister (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) in the English countryside alongside their mother, Donna (Allison Janney). Over the course of the wedding week, the family’s many skeletons are wrenched from the closet, and the unlikely reunion gives everyone the motivation to move their own lives forward. A modern wedding comedy for anyone with a slightly dysfunctional family (everyone), or anyone who’s been forced to attend a wedding they tried to avoid (also everyone).

Starring: Allison Janney, Ben Platt, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, and Kristen Bell
Genre: Comedy
Rating: R (for sexual content and language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 99 minutes

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Directed By: Christian Camargo

Studio: Paramount + Saban Films

The Last Manhunt

In 1909 Willie Boy and his love, Carlota, go on the run after he accidentally shoots her father in a confrontation gone terribly wrong. With President Taft coming to the area, the local sheriff leads two Native American trackers to hunt them down.

Starring: Jason Momoa, Martin Sensmeier, Zahn McClarnon, and Lily Gladstone
Genre: Western
Rating: R (for some violence and language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 103 minutes

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Directed By: Tim Sutton

Studio: RLJE Films

Taurus

A rising but troubled musician searches for the inspiration to record his next song, pushing himself deep into the void. A work of fiction that explores fame, addiction, the artistic process, and the music industry, Taurus is a soulful and universal cautionary tale.

Starring: Colson Baker, Maddie Hasson, Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory, Ruby Rose, Scoot McNairy, and Megan Fox
Genre: Biography | Drama | Music
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 98 minutes

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Directed By: Bobby Moresco

Studio: Lionsgate

Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend

Featuring Oscar® winners Mira Sorvino and the screenwriter of Crash, this thrilling, high-speed biopic tells the story of genius auto inventor Ferruccio Lamborghini (Frank Grillo, “Kingdom,” “Boss Level”). All his life Ferruccio has dreamed of beating his longtime rival Enzo Ferrari (Gabriel Byrne, “War of the Worlds”)–and the upcoming Geneva grand prix could be his chance to blow past Ferrari for good. But can Ferruccio get his untested vehicle prepped for victory with the competition just months away? The race is on!

Starring: Frank Grillo, Gabriel Byrne, Mira Sorvino, and Fortunato Cerlino
Genre: Biography | Drama | Sport
Rating: R (for some language including a sexual reference)
Country: USA | Italy (English)
Runtime: 97 minutes

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Directed By: David Siev

Studio: IFC Films

Bad Axe

A real-time portrait of 2020 unfolds as an Asian-American family in Trump’s rural America fights to keep their restaurant and American dream alive in the face of a pandemic, Neo-Nazis, and generational scars from the Cambodian Killing Fields.

Starring: Skyler Janssen, Michael Meinhold, Chun Siev, Jaclyn Siev, Rachel Siev, Raquel Siev, and Austin Turmell
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 100 minutes

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Directed By: Ivan Herrera

Studio: Array

Bantú Mama

A French woman of African descent manages to escape after being arrested in the Dominican Republic. She finds shelter in the most dangerous district of Santo Domingo, where she is taken in by a group of children. By becoming their protégée and maternal figure, she will see her destiny change inexorably.

Starring: Clarisse Albrecht, Euris Javiel, Johnny Morales, Arturo Perez, Scarlet Reyes, and Donis Taveras
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Dominican Republic (French & Spanish)
Runtime: 77 minutes

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Directed By: Jeff Malmberg

Studio: Disney+

Mickey: The Story of a Mouse

One of the world’s most beloved icons, Mickey Mouse is recognized as a symbol of joy and childhood innocence in virtually every corner of the globe. Dreamed up at a low point in Walt Disney’s burgeoning career, Mickey became an overnight sensation when he starred in the first sync-sound animated short, Steamboat Willie. Through the decades that followed, the character evolved into strikingly different versions of himself that reflect both his creator’s remarkable career and dramatic societal shifts in the nation he came to represent.

Starring: Walt Disney, Andy Warhol, Robert A. Iger, and Floyd Norman
Genre: Documentary | Biography
Rating: TV-G
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 89 minutes

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Directed By: Jerzy Skolimowski

Studio: Sideshow + Janus Films

EO

The world is a mysterious place when seen through the eyes of an animal. EO, a grey donkey with melancholic eyes, meets good and bad people on his life’s path, experiences joy and pain, endures the wheel of fortune randomly turn his luck into disaster and his despair into unexpected bliss. But not even for a moment does he lose his innocence.

Starring: Sandra Drzymalska, Isabelle Huppert, Lorenzo Zurzolo, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Tomasz Organek, and Lolita Chammah
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Poland | Italy (Polish, Italian, English, French, & Spanish)
Runtime: 86 minutes

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Directed By: Rebecca Halpern

Studio: Greenwich Entertainment

Love, Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie Trotter

The rise and fall of chef Charlie Trotter, who revolutionized American cuisine and paved the way for today’s celebrity chefs. His eponymous Chicago restaurant was one of the world’s top dining destinations. With exclusive access to never-before-seen material, the film reveals Trotter’s relentless pursuit of excellence. Featuring Grant Achatz, Emeril Lagasse, and Wolfgang Puck.

Starring: Charlie Trotter, Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Grant Achatz, and Reginald Watkins
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 96 minutes

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Directed By: Matt Stawski

Studio: Paramount+

Blue’s Big City Adventure

BLUE’S BIG CITY ADVENTURE follows Josh (Josh Dela Cruz), who gets the opportunity of a lifetime to audition for Rainbow Puppy’s (Brianna Bryan) Broadway musical, and Blue (Traci Paige Johnson) as they skidoo to New York City where they meet new friends and discover the magic of music, dance and following one’s dreams. The entire “Blue’s Clues” crew is reunited for this special movie event, with the beloved animated friends and all three hosts–Josh, Steve (Steve Burns) and Joe (Donovan Patton)–together for the first time in the Big Apple.

Starring: BD Wong, Steve Burns, Steven Pasquale, Alex Winter, Ali Stroker, and Joshua Dela Cruz
Genre: Comedy | Family | Musical
Rating: TV-Y
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 82 minutes

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Directed By: Antonio Giménez Rico

Studio: Altered Innocence

Dressed in Blue
(1983 RE-RELEASE)

Several transvestite prostitutes that work the Madrid streets discuss their personal experiences. The camera follows their daily lives. The lid is also lifted on their personal histories.

Starring: Lorenzo Arana, René Amor, José Antonio Sánchez, Francisco Pérez Cobos, and Juan Muñoz Santiago
Genre: Documentary | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Spain (Spanish)
Runtime: 96 minutes

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Directed By: Charles Shyer

Studio: Netflix

The Noel Diary

When best-selling author Jake Turner (Justin Hartley) returns home at Christmas to settle his estranged mother’s estate, he discovers a diary that may hold secrets to his own past and that of Rachel (Barrett Doss) — an intriguing young woman on a mission of her own. Together, they embark on a journey to confront their pasts and discover a future that’s totally unexpected.

Starring: Justin Hartley, Barrett Doss, Bonnie Bedelia, Treat Williams, Essence Atkins and James Remar
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 99 minutes

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Directed By: Meg Leonard & Nick Moorcroft

Studio: Entertainment Films

Fisherman’s Friends: One and All

The sequel to the 2019 hit UK comedy charts the next installment of the Fisherman’s Friends uplifting true-story. Following the unexpected success of the band’s debut album “No Hopers, Jokers and Rogues” we re-join them almost a year later, struggling with the pressures, pitfalls and temptations of their newfound fame. FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS ONE AND ALL continues the journey with the loveable ‘buoy band’, as they navigate the choppy waters of fame, second album syndrome, and performing on the pyramid stage at Glastonbury.

Starring: James Purefoy, Sam Swainsbury, Dave Johns, and Richard Hainsworth
Genre: Comedy | Drama | International | Music
Rating: PG-13 (for some suggestive material and language)
Country: UK (English)
Runtime: 111 minutes

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Directed By: Stephen Donnelly

Studio: Netflix

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens’ ageless legend is reborn in this supernatural, time-travelling, musical adaptation of the definitive Christmas story. With his very soul on the line, Scrooge has but one Christmas Eve left to face his past and build a better future. Featuring re-imagined songs from the legendary and two-time Academy Award® winner Leslie Bricusse OBE, Scrooge: A Christmas Carol is one for a new generation to sing.

Starring: Jessie Buckley, Jonathan Pryce, Luke Evans, Olivia Colman, and Johnny Flynn
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Family | Fantasy | Musical
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA | UK (English)
Runtime: 96 minutes

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Directed By: Rosa Boesten

Studio: HBO Max

Master of Light

George Anthony Morton, a classical painter who spent ten years in federal prison travels to his hometown to paint his family members. Going back forces George to face his past in his quest to rewrite the script of his life.

Starring: George Anthony Morton
Genre: Documentary | Family
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 83 minutes

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Directed By: Aidan Dick & Izzi Rojas

Studio: Indican Pictures

When Men Were Men

Leo and Sophia Tolstoy were married for 36 years, had 13 children. Each kept a diary. A COUPLE is Sophia’s monologue about the joys and struggles of their life together, loosely drawn from her diary and their letters to each other.

Starring: Kaurika Belk, Wesley Bergin, Izzi Rojas, and Aidan Dick
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA | Ireland (English)
Runtime: 96 minutes

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Directed By: Fernando Trueba

Studio: Cohen Media Group

Memories of My Father

MEMORIES OF MY FATHER describes the life of Héctor Abad Gómez, a doctor and a human rights activist concerned with both his own children and the children of the underprivileged classes in the violent 1970s in Medellin, Colombia. At his home, you can breathe the vitality and creativity that are the result of a progressive education based on tolerance and love. But driven by sadness and rage when a terrible cancer takes the life of one of his daughters, Héctor devotes himself to the social and political causes of the time, without regard to his personal safety. This is an intimate story seen through the eyes of his only son, Héctor Abad Faciolince, one of the most outstanding writers in contemporary Colombia.

Starring: Javier Cámara, Nicolás Reyes Cano, Juan Pablo Urrego, and Patricia Tamayo
Genre: Drama | History | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Colombia (Spanish, Italian, & English)
Runtime: 136 minutes

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Directed By: Andrew Bujalski

Studio: Magnolia Pictures

There There

A lover’s doubt in the cold light of morning leads a chain of uneasy intimacies–counselors, disruptors, peacemakers and fire-starters–every one looking to have a little faith rewarded.

Starring: Angela Bedekovic, Molly Gordon, Jasmine Skloss Harrison, Lennie James, Avi Nash, Jon Natchez, and Lili Taylor
Genre: Comedy | Romance
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 93 minutes

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Directed By: Ursula Puerrer, A. Hans Scheirl, & Dietmar Schipek

Studio: Kino Lorber

Flaming Ears

Jennifer is a broke and frustrated IT technician who is tapped by crime boss Gates to steal valuable data in a sophisticated hack worth millions on the black market. As if the dangerous pitfalls of her mission weren’t enough, the sting grows more complicated when a charming con artist attempts to swipe the loot for himself.

Starring: Susana Helmayr, Ursula Puerrer, A. Hans Scheirl, and Margarete Neumann
Genre: Fantasy | International | Sci-Fi
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Austria (German)
Runtime: 84 minutes

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Directed By: Kit Zauhar

Studio: Factory 25

Actual People

A bare-boned independent drama with brief but meaningful touches of gentle comedy, Actual People is a poignant triumph, a simple but effective voyage into the mind of a young woman trying to find herself in a world that has somehow become hostile to those who refuse to find a place within its preconceived standards. As a debut, and a film in general, Zauhar’s work here represents an auspicious start to a very promising career for someone who is likely to become an essential voice in contemporary cinema, if this film is anything to go by.

Starring: Kit Zauhar, Scott Albrecht, Tiye Amenechi, and Isabelle Barbier
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 84 minutes

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Directed By: Ameen Nayfeh

Studio: Film Movement

200 Meters

Mustafa, a Palestinian construction worker, lives 200 meters away from his wife Salwa and their children in villages separated by the Israeli border wall. Though his family are all Israeli citizens, Mustafa refuses to obtain a permit to live with them. Unwilling to succumb to what he believes are unjust laws, he instead uses his work permit to visit daily. However, one day he gets a call every parent dreads: his son has been injured and brought to the hospital. Rushing to cross the Israeli checkpoint, Mustafa is denied on a technicality. Stopping at nothing to reach his child, a 200 meter distance becomes a 200 kilometer odyssey, as the increasingly desperate Mustafa attempts to smuggle himself to the other side of the wall. Featuring a magnetic central performance by Ali Suliman, Ameen Nayfeh’s debut feature film expertly casts “one man’s story as a reflection of a collective experience” (Variety) while maintaining the tender family drama at its core.

Starring: Ali Suliman, Anna Unterberger, Lana Zreik, Gassan Abbas, and Nabil Al Raee
Genre: Adventure | Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Occupied Palestinian Territory | Italy | Turkey | Sweden (Arabic, English, & Hebrew)
Runtime: 96 minutes

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Directed By: Chivas DeVinck

Studio: Circle Collective

The Great Basin

THE GREAT BASIN is a documentary feature that builds a complex panorama of rural Nevada through a tapestry of characters who work, live, and play there. The Great Basin is the location of the “Loneliest Road in America” and the film invites viewers on a road of discovery of what looks like an arid desert landscape and turns out to be so much more.

Starring:
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English & Spanish)
Runtime: 92 minutes

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Directed By: Mandana Biscotti

Studio: Matilda Productions

The Voice of Dust and Ash

After Iran’s ayatollah banned music, artists were exiled, imprisoned, and executed. Iconic Maestro Shajarian risked everything to confront the regime, singing truth to power and uniting the country with his message of freedom.

Starring: Navid Negahban and Mohammad Reza Shajarian
Genre: Documentary | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Iran (English)
Runtime: 83 minutes

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Directed By: Raphael Sbarge

Studio: The Film Collaborative

Only in Theaters

There’s been a Laemmle in the movie business, since there’s been a movie business. Only in Theaters chronicles 4 generations, dedicated to the art of film. This is a story about a family business, but also about the future of cinema.

Starring: Allison Anders, Cameron Crowe, Ava DuVernay, Nicole Holofcener, James Ivory, Kenneth Turan, and Leonard Maltin
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 94 minutes

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