APRIL 14, 2023

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Directed By: Chris McKay

Studio: Universal Pictures


In this modern monster tale of Dracula’s loyal servant, Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men franchise) stars as Renfield, the tortured aide to history’s most narcissistic boss, Dracula (Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage). Renfield is forced to procure his master’s prey and do his every bidding, no matter how debased. But now, after centuries of servitude, Renfield is ready to see if there’s a life outside the shadow of The Prince of Darkness. If only he can figure out how to end his codependency.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, Adrian Martinez, and Shohreh Aghdashloo
Genre: Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
Rating: R (for bloody violence, some gore, language throughout and some drug use)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 93 minutes


Directed By: Julius Avery

Studio: Sony Pictures

The Pope’s Exorcist

Inspired by the actual files of Father Gabriele Amorth, Chief Exorcist of the Vatican (Academy Award®-winner Russell Crowe), The Pope’s Exorcist follows Amorth as he investigates a young boy’s terrifying possession and ends up uncovering a centuries-old conspiracy the Vatican has desperately tried to keep hidden.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Daniel Zovatto, Alex Essoe and Franco Nero
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Rating: R (for violent content, language, sexual references and some nudity)
Country: USA | UK | Spain (English)
Runtime: 103 minutes


Directed By: Catherine Hardwicke

Studio: Bleecker Street

Mafia Mamma

An American mom (Toni Collette) inherits her grandfather’s mafia empire in Italy. Guided by the firm’s consigliere (Monica Bellucci), she hilariously defies everyone’s expectations as the new head of the family business.

Starring: Toni Collette, Monica Bellucci, Sophia Nomvete, Alessandro Bressanello, and Eduardo Scarpetta
Genre: Action | Comedy | Crime
Rating: R (for bloody violence, sexual content and language)
Country: USA | UK | Italy (English)
Runtime: 101 minutes


Directed By: Lisa Cortes

Studio: Magnolia Pictures

Little Richard: I Am Everything

LITTLE RICHARD: I AM EVERYTHING tells the story of the Black queer origins of rock n’ roll, exploding the whitewashed canon of American pop music to reveal the innovator — the originator — Richard Penniman. Through a wealth of archive and performance that brings us into Richard’s complicated inner world, the film unspools the icon’s life story with all its switchbacks and contradictions. In interviews with family, musicians, and cutting-edge Black and queer scholars, the film reveals how Richard created an art form for ultimate self-expression, yet what he gave to the world he was never able to give to himself. Throughout his life, Richard careened like a shiny cracked pinball between God, sex and rock n’ roll. The world tried to put him in a box, but Richard was an omni being who contained multitudes — he was unabashedly everything.

Starring: John Waters, Mick Jagger, Pat Boone, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, and Little Richard
Genre: Documentary | Music
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 101 minutes


Directed By: François Ozon

Studio: Cohen Media Group

Everything Went Fine

When André, 85, has a stroke, Emmanuelle hurries to her father’s bedside. Sick and half-paralyzed in his hospital bed, he asks Emmanuelle to help him end his life. But how can you honor such a request when it’s your own father?

Starring: Sophie Marceau, André Dussollier, Géraldine Pailhas, Charlotte Rampling, Hanna Schygulla, Éric Caravaca and Grégory Gadebois
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: France | Belgium (French, German, & English)
Runtime: 113 minutes


Directed by: Katie Holmes

Studio: IFC Films

Rare Objects

An adaptation of Kathleen Tessaro’s novel of the same name, Rare Objects is a story about friendship that centers around a young woman who reclaims her own sense of self through her journey of self discovery that involves a new job, new friends and healing.

Starring: Katie Holmes, Derek Luke, Saundra Santiago, Jimi Stanton, and Julia Mayorga
Genre: Drama
Rating: R (for language and some drug use)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 123 minutes


Directed by: Roman Perfilyev

Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Once Upon a Time in Ukraine

Akayo samurai enters the territory of Ukraine, seeking revenge on the Japanese Harimoto–a buyer of slaves from a Ukrainian master. On his way, Akayo meets the serf Taras, who is also guided by personal revenge and wants to organize the release of his beloved.

Starring: Roman Lutskyi, Sergey Strelnikov, Kateryna Slyusar, Gen Seto, and Yakov Tkachenko
Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | International | Western
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Ukraine (Ukrainian)
Runtime: 90 minutes


Directed by: Martin Guigui

Studio: Briarcliff Entertainment


Hall of Famer Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton makes history as the first African American to sign an NBA contract, forever changing how the game of basketball is played.

Starring: Cary Elwes, Eric Roberts, Richard Dreyfuss, Jeremy Piven, Jim Meskimen, Mike Starr, Kevin Pollak, and Robert Ri’chard
Genre: Biography | Drama | Sport
Rating: PG-13 (for some racial slurs, violence and smoking)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 114 minutes


Directed by: Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Studio: National Geographic Documentary Films

Wild Life

WILD LIFE follows conservationist Kris Tompkins on an epic, decades-spanning love story as wild as the landscapes she dedicated her life to protecting. After falling in love in mid-life, Kris and the outdoorsman and entrepreneur Doug Tompkins left behind the world of the massively successful outdoor brands they’d helped pioneer — Patagonia, The North Face, and Esprit — and turned their attention to a visionary effort to create National Parks throughout Chile and Argentina. WILD LIFE chronicles the highs and lows of their journey to effect the largest private land donation in history.

Starring: Kristine Tompkins, Yvon Chouinard, Rick Ridgeway, and Jimmy Chin
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 93 minutes


Directed by: Carlos Conceição

Studio: Kino Lorber

Tommy Guns

In 1974, after years of civil war, the Portuguese and their descendants fled the colony of Angola where independentist groups gradually claimed their territory back. TOMMY GUNS gives a dual perspective on this struggle: a tribal girl who discovers love and death when her path crosses that of a young Portuguese soldier; and a group of Portuguese soldiers who are barracked inside an infinite wall from which they will have to escape once the past comes out of the grave to claim its long awaited justice.

Starring: João Arrais, Anabela Moreira, Gustavo Sumpta, Leonor Silveira, Miguel Amorim, and Ivo Arroja
Genre: Drama | International | War
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Portugal | France | Angola (Portuguese & Nyaneka)
Runtime: 118 minutes


Directed by: Cary Solomon & Chuck Konzelman

Studio: Soli Deo Gloria Releasing


On the day of his scheduled execution, a convicted serial killer gets a psychiatric evaluation during which he claims he is a demon, and further claims that before their time is over, the psychiatrist will commit three murders of his own.

Starring: Sean Patrick Flanery, Jordan Belfi, James Healy Jr., Eric Hanson, Stelio Savante, Cameron Arnett, Jarret LeMaster, and Robert Peters
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Rating: R (for some disturbing violent content)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 98 minutes


Directed by: Eve Brandstein, Richard Kaufman, & Stuart Samuels

Studio: Iconic Events

The Lost Weekend: A Love Story

“The Lost Weekend: A Love Story” explores the 18-month relationship (1973-1975) that John Lennon spent with May Pang, his Chinese American assistant turned lover (on Yoko Ono’s insistence). With May’s help, Lennon reunited with his son Julian and had his most artistically and commercially productive period post-Beatles — with the albums “Mind Games”, “Walls and Bridges” which included his only #1 Hit Single “Whatever Gets You Through the Night”, “Rock and Roll” and collaborated with Elton John, David Bowie, Harry Nilsson, Mick Jagger, and Ringo to name a few. Pang chronicles it all revisiting her younger self, a naïve 22-year old experiencing her first, unforgettable love.

Starring: May Pang, John Lennon, Julian Lennon, David Bowie, Harry Nilsson, Alice Cooper, and Elton John
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 97 minutes


Directed by: Bastian Günther

Studio: Gravitas Ventures

One Of These Days

In a small town in Texas, an annual endurance contest (Hands On) to win a pickup truck promises thrilling entertainment to spectators and the chance of a lifetime to participants, but ends in real tragedy.

Starring: Joe Cole, Carrie Preston, Callie Hernandez, Cullen Moss, Devyn A. Tyler, and Jesse C. Boyd
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA | Germany (English)
Runtime: 119 minutes


Directed By: Sophie Galibert

Studio: Entertainment Squad


Cherry (Alex Trewhitt), a driftless 25-year-old young woman discovers she is ten weeks pregnant and has only twenty-four hours to make a consequential decision. Her journey will examine how softly life moves, even in our most urgent moments.

Starring: McKaley Miller, Dermot Mulroney, Anne Heche, Brice Anthony Heller, Wil Deusner, and Keyara Milliner
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 76 minutes


Directed By: Lasse Hallström

Studio: Juno Films


Exploring Hilma af Klint’s enigmatic life, now recognized as one of the Western world’s first abstract artists.

Starring: Tora Hallström, Catherine Chalk, Lily Cole, Rebecca Calder, Maeve Dermody, and Jazzy De Lisser
Genre: Biography | Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Sweden (English)
Runtime: 120 minutes


Directed By: Pierre Földes

Studio: Zeitgeist Films

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

A lost cat, a voluble giant toad and a tsunami help an unambitious salesman, his frustrated wife and a schizophrenic accountant save Tokyo from an earthquake and find meaning in their lives.

Starring: Amaury de Crayencour, Mathilde Auneveux, Arnaud Maillard, Bruno Paviot, Féodor Atkine, and Pierre Földes
Genre: Animation | Drama | International | Sci-Fi
Rating: Not Rated
Country: France | Luxembourg | Canada | Netherlands (French)
Runtime: 108 minutes


Directed By: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Studio: Film Movement


A remarkable sophomore feature from one of today’s preeminent auteurs. Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s PASSION, his thesis project at Tokyo University of the Arts, lays the thematic foundations for what would become his internationally renowned body of work. Already trading in his recurrent themes of contemporary alienation and unrequited desire and catalyzing what would become lasting collaborations with actors such as Fusako Urabe, PASSION exemplifies the wellspring of Hamaguchi’s rich and nuanced vivisection of relationships in the 21st century. Following a couple, Kaho and Tomoya (Ryuta Okamoto), whose engagement announcement among friends reveals a prior infidelity, Hamaguchi infuses the pairs subsequent reckoning and devolution with characteristic emotional clarity that culminates in a devastating finale.

Starring: Aoba Kawai, Ryuta Okamoto, Fusako Urabe, Nao Okabe, and Kiyohiko Shibukawa
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Japan (Japanese)
Runtime: 115 minutes


Directed By: Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel

Studio: Grasshopper Film

De Humani Corporis Fabrica

Five centuries ago, anatomist André Vésale opened up the human body to science for the first time in history. Today, De Humani Corporis Fabrica opens the human body to the cinema. It reveals that human flesh is an extraordinary landscape that exists only through the gaze and attention of others. As places of care, suffering and hope, hospitals are laboratories that connect every body in the world.

Starring: Doris Harkness, Jared Harkness, Jois Harkness, Randy Harkness, Reed Harkness, and Sam Harkness
Genre: Documentary | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: France | Switzerland | USA (French)
Runtime: 115 minutes


Directed By: Roger Kumble

Studio: Fathom Events

Beautiful Disaster

In Beautiful Disaster, bad-boy Travis Maddox (Dylan Sprouse) is exactly what college freshman Abby Abernathy (Virginia Gardner) needs and wants–to avoid. He spends his nights fighting in underground boxing matches, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. But Abby wants nothing to do with Travis. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis offers her a simple bet: if he loses his next fight, he must remain sex-free for a month. If he wins, Abby must live in his apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that Abby’s dark past is about to emerge, and he may have finally met his match.

Starring: Dylan Sprouse, Virginia Gardner, Autumn Reeser, Libe Barer, Michael Cudlitz, and Brian Austin Green
Genre: Drama | Romance
Rating: R (for sexual content, language, some violence and teen drinking)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 105 minutes


Directed By: Donnie Yen

Studio: Well Go USA Entertainment


Based on the classic wuxia novel Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils by Louis Cha (known worldwide by his pen name Jin Yong), SAKRA stars Donnie Yen as Qiao Feng, the respected leader of a roving band of martial artists. After he is wrongfully accused of murder and subsequently exiled, Qiao Feng goes on the run in search of answers about his own mysterious origin story–and the unknown enemies working to destroy him from the shadows.

Starring: Donnie Yen, Chen Yuqi, and Cya Liu
Genre: Action | Adventure | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Hong Kong | China (Chinese, Mandarin, & Cantonese)
Runtime: 130 minutes


Directed By: Helena Wittmann

Studio: The Cinema Guild

Human Flowers of Flesh

Ida lives on a ship with her crew of five men. In Marseille her attention is caught by the secretive male world of the French Foreign Legion and she decides to follow its traces across the Mediterranean. As Ida and her crew sail via Corsica to the historical headquarters of the Legion in Algeria, boundaries and certainties blur while life at sea produces a special kind of mutual understanding.

Starring: Angeliki Papoulia, Vladimir Vulevic, Mauro Soares, Gustavo de Mattos, and Ferhat Mouhali
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: France | Germany (English, French, Portuguese, & Serbo-Croatian)
Runtime: 106 minutes


Directed By: Makoto Shinkai

Studio: Crunchyroll


17-year-old Suzume’s journey begins in a quiet town in Kyushu when she encounters a young man who tells her, “I’m looking for a door.” What Suzume finds is a single weathered door standing upright in the midst of ruins as though it was shielded from whatever catastrophe struck. Seemingly drawn by its power, Suzume reaches for the knob…. Doors begin to open one after another all across Japan, unleashing destruction upon any who are near. Suzume must close these portals to prevent further disaster. The stars. The sunset. The morning sky. Within that realm, it was as though all time had melted together in the sky–guided by these mysterious doors, Suzume’s journey to close doors is about to begin.

Starring: Nanoka Hara, Hokuto Matsumura, Eri Fukatsu, and Shôta Sometani
Genre: Animation | Action | Adventure | Fantasy | International
Rating: PG (for action-peril, language, thematic elements and smoking)
Country: Japan (Japanese)
Runtime: 122 minutes


Directed By: Kristoffer Borgli

Studio: Utopia

Sick of Myself

Signe (Kristine Kujath Thorp) and Thomas (Eirik Sæther) are in an unhealthy, competitive relationship that takes a vicious turn when Thomas suddenly breaks through as a contemporary artist. In response, Signe makes a desperate attempt to regain her status by creating a new persona hell-bent on attracting attention and sympathy.

Starring: Kristine Kujath Thorp, Eirik Sæther, Fanny Vaager, Fredrik Stenberg Ditlev-Simonsen, Sarah Francesca Brænne, and Ingrid Vollan
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Horror | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Norway | Sweden | Denmark | France (Norwegian & Swedish)
Runtime: 95 minutes


Directed By: Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Studio: Icarus Films

Matter Out of Place

Waste on the shores, waste on the mountains. On ocean floors and deep down in the earth. The term “matter out of place” refers to objects in a place they do not originally belong to. Acclaimed Austrian director Nikolaus Geyrhalter, in his new film, traces immense amounts of waste across our planet. His minutely composed images shuttle from the mountaintops of Switzerland to the coasts of Greece and Albania, into an Austrian refuse incinerator and then to Nepal and the Maldives, finally landing in the deserts of Nevada. Over the course of his extraordinary odyssey, Geyrhalter illustrates the sheer endless struggle of people to gain control over the vast amounts of waste that we produce every single day. Therapeutic and galvanizing all at once, MATTER OUT OF PLACE confirms Geyrhalter as a documentarian with boundless ambition and concern for this collective home we call Earth.

Genre: Documentary | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Austria (German, English, Albanian, Nepali, & Swiss German)
Runtime: 105 minutes


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