APRIL 21, 2023

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Directed By: Lee Cronin

Studio: New Line Cinema + Warner Bros. Pictures

Evil Dead Rise

In the fifth Evil Dead film, a road-weary Beth pays an overdue visit to her older sister Ellie, who is raising three kids on her own in a cramped L.A apartment. The sisters’ reunion is cut short by the discovery of a mysterious book deep in the bowels of Ellie’s building, giving rise to flesh-possessing demons, and thrusting Beth into a primal battle for survival as she is faced with the most nightmarish version of motherhood imaginable.

Starring: Mirabai Pease, Richard Crouchley, Anna-Maree Thomas, Lily Sullivan, Noah Paul, and Alyssa Sutherland
Genre: Horror
Rating: R (for strong bloody horror violence and gore, and some language)
Country: USA | New Zealand | Ireland (English)
Runtime: 97 minutes


Directed By: Ari Aster

Studio: A24

Beau is Afraid

Following the sudden death of his mother, a mild-mannered but anxiety-ridden man confronts his darkest fears as he embarks on an epic, Kafkaesque odyssey back home.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Patti LuPone, Nathan Lane, Amy Ryan, Kylie Rogers, Parker Posey, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Hayley Squires, Michael Gandolfini, Zoe Lister-Jones, and Richard Kind
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Horror
Rating: R (for strong violent content, sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language)
Country: USA | Canada | Finland (English)
Runtime: 179 minutes


Directed By: Dexter Fletcher

Studio: Apple TV+


Salt-of-the-earth Cole (Chris Evans) falls head over heels for enigmatic Sadie (Ana de Armas)–but then makes the shocking discovery that she’s a secret agent. Before they can decide on a second date, Cole and Sadie are swept away on an international adventure to save the world.

Starring: Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Tate Donovan, Amy Sedaris, Anthony Mackie, John Cho, Sebastian Stan, Ryan Reynolds, and Tim Blake Nelson
Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Romance
Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of strong violence/action, brief strong language and some sexual content)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 116 minutes


Directed By: Stephen Williams

Studio: Searchlight Pictures


Inspired by the incredible true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. The illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, Bologne (Kelvin Harrison Jr. in a tour de force performance) rises to improbable heights in French society as a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer, complete with an ill-fated love affair and a falling out with Marie Antoinette (Lucy Boynton) and her court.

Starring: Kelvin Harrison Jr.. Samara Weaving, Lucy Boynton, Marton Csokas, Alex Fitzalan, and Minnie Driver
Genre: Biography | Drama | History | Music
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic content, some strong language, suggestive material and violence)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 107 minutes


Directed By: Guy Ritchie

Studio: MGM Studios

Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant

Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant follows US Army Sergeant John Kinley (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Afghan interpreter Ahmed (Dar Salim). After an ambush, Ahmed goes to Herculean lengths to save Kinley’s life. When Kinley learns that Ahmed and his family were not given safe passage to America as promised, he must repay his debt by returning to the war zone to retrieve them before the Taliban hunts them down first.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dar Salim, Alexander Ludwig, Antony Starr as Eddie Parker, Emily Beecham, and Jonny Lee Miller
Genre: Action | International | Thriller
Rating: R (for violence, language throughout and brief drug content)
Country: UK | Spain (English)
Runtime: 123 minutes


Directed by: Benjamin Millepied

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics


Benjamin Millepied’s CARMEN is a gritty modern day tale, with a majestic score by Nicholas Britell, and dream-like dance sequences that evoke magic realism. The story follows a young and fiercely independent woman who is forced to flee her home in the Mexican desert following the brutal murder of her mother, another strong and mysterious woman. Carmen survives a terrifying and dangerous illegal border crossing into the US, only to be confronted by a lawless volunteer border guard who cold-bloodedly murders two other immigrants in her group. When the border guard and his patrol partner, Aidan–a Marine with PTSD–become embroiled in a deadly standoff, Carmen and Aidan are forced to escape together.

Starring: Melissa Barrera, Paul Mescal, Rossy de Palma, Tracy “The DOC” Curry, and Elsa Pataky
Genre: Drama | Musical
Rating: R (for language, some violence and nudity)
Country: USA | Australia | France (English & Spanish)
Runtime: 116 minutes


Directed by: Damián David Szifron

Studio: Vertical Entertainment

To Catch A Killer

A modern-day Clarice Starling, Eleanor (Shailene Woodley) is a young police investigator wrestling with the demons of her past when she is recruited by the FBI’s chief investigator (Ben Mendelsohn) to help profile and track the work of a disturbed individual. As the police and FBI launch a nationwide manhunt, they are thwarted at every turn by the individual’s unprecedented behavior. Given her tortured psyche, Eleanor may be the only person who can understand the mind of their assailant and bring him to justice.

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ben Mendelsohn, Jovan Adepo and Ralph Ineson
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Rating: R (for strong violent content, and language throughout)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 119 minutes


Directed by: Ray Romano

Studio: Roadside Attractions

Somewhere in Queens

Leo and Angela Russo live a simple life in Queens, surrounded by their overbearing Italian-American family. When their son ‘Sticks’ finds success on his high-school basketball team, Leo tears the family apart trying to make it happen.

Starring: Ray Romano, Laurie Metcalf, Jennifer Esposito, Sebastian Maniscalco, and Sadie Stanley
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Rating: R (for language and some sexual material)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 116 minutes


Directed by: E.J. Foerster & Marny Eng

Studio: Gravitas Ventures


Unpopular Marge Bickford (Jess Gabor) is having a tough time navigating the minefield that is her high school. But Marge’s life is upended when her beloved mother (Judy Greer) unexpectedly passes away. Marge decides to hunt down her estranged father (Steve Zahn), a faded ex-soccer star living in rural Mexico as a tequila aficionado and coach to the local women’s fútbol team. Somehow these two misfits learn to play the game of life… both hoping that a family can be put back together, even if all you have are the missing pieces.

Starring: Judy Greer, Roselyn Sanchez, Steve Zahn, Jess Gabor, and Jorge A. Jimenez
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 102 minutes


Directed by: Kevin Heffernan

Studio: Searchlight Pictures + Hulu


A hapless hunchback yearns for love, but finds himself in the middle of a deadly feud between the Pope and the King of France when they each order the misfit to kill the other.

Starring: Adrianne Palicki, Jay Chandrasekhar, Gabriel Hogan, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Erik Stolhanske, and Paul Soter
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Rating: R (for language, some crude/sexual content and violence)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 99 minutes


Directed by: Raliegh Wilson

Studio: Lionsgate

Two Sinners and a Mule

Two ladies of pleasure, kicked out of town, run across a Bounty Hunter shot to hell. After nursed back to health, the ladies decide he needs their help to track down, Gila Grimes, a ruthless, murdering bandit, for half of the bounty.

Starring: Cam Gigandet, Chantelle Albers, Hannah James, Cord Newman, David Midthunder, Buck Taylor, and Luce Rains
Genre: Western
Rating: R (for violence, sexual assault, and sexual material)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 97 minutes


Directed by: Davina Pardo & Leah Wolchok

Studio: Amazon Studios

Judy Blume Forever

The radical honesty of the books by trailblazing author Judy Blume changed the way millions of adolescent readers understood themselves, their sexuality, and what it meant to grow up, but also led to critical battles against book banning and censorship.

Starring: Judy Blume, Lena Dunham, Anna Konkle, Molly Ringwald, and Samantha Bee
Genre: Documentary | Biography
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 97 minutes


Directed by: Rebecca Zlotowski

Studio: Music Box Films

Other People’s Children

Rachel is 40 years old, with no children. She loves her life: her high school students, her friends, her ex, her guitar lessons. When she falls in love with Ali, she becomes attached to Leila, his 4-year-old daughter. She tucks her into bed, cares for her, loves her like her own. But to love other people’s children is risky.

Starring: Virginie Efira, Roschdy Zem, Chiara Mastroianni and Callie Ferreira-Goncalves
Genre: Comedy | Drama | International | Romance
Rating: Not Rated
Country: France (French & Hebrew)
Runtime: 103 minutes


Directed By: Steven K. Tsuchida

Studio: Netflix

A Tourist’s Guide to Love

Work brings an American travel executive to Vietnam, where a free-spirited tour guide helps open her eyes to a beautifully adventurous way of life.

Starring: Rachael Leigh Cook, Scott Ly, Missi Pyle, Ben Feldman, Nondumiso Tembe and Andrew Barth Feldman
Genre: Adventure | Comedy | Romance
Rating: TV-PG
Country: USA (English & Vietnamese)
Runtime: 94 minutes


Directed By: Shane Dax Taylor

Studio: Saban Films

The Best Man

When a team of ruthless mercenaries violently seize control of a remote resort hotel, former Special Ops soldiers attending their best friend’s wedding must rely only on their wits and training to combat the terrorists and save the hostages held for ransom.

Starring: Brendan Fehr, Nicky Whelan, Scout Taylor-Compton, Scott Martin, Dolph Lundgren, and Luke Wilson
Genre: Action | Thriller
Rating: R (for violence, language and brief drug use)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 93 minutes


Directed By: Scott Walker

Studio: Well Go USA Entertainment

The Tank

After mysteriously inheriting an abandoned coastal property, Ben and his family accidentally unleash an ancient, long-dormant creature that terrorized the entire region–including his own ancestors–for generations.

Starring: Luciane Buchanan, Matt Whelan, Mark Mitchinson, Jaya Beach-Robertson, Ascia Maybury, and Holly Shervey
Genre: Horror | International | Thriller
Rating: R (for some violence/bloody images and brief language)
Country: New Zealand (English)
Runtime: 100 minutes


Directed By: Jennifer Peedom & Joseph Nizeti

Studio: Greenwich Entertainment


An exploration of the timeless relationship between human civilization and Earth’s rivers. Spanning six continents, this visual and musical tour-de-force is by turns celebratory, cautionary, and ultimately hopeful that we are beginning to understand rivers in all their complexity and fragility. Narrated by Oscar Nominee Willem Dafoe. With music by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Radiohead.

Starring: Willem Dafoe
Genre: Documentary | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Australia (English)
Runtime: 75 minutes


Directed By: Junaid Syed

Studio: Vertical Entertainment

War of the Worlds: The Attack

The adventures of 3 young astronomers and their fight to survive a deadly Martian Invasion.

Starring: Sam Gittins, Vincent Regan, Lara Lemon, Alhaji Fofana, Leo Staar, and Kathi DeCouto
Genre: Horror | International | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: UK (English)
Runtime: 85 minutes


Directed By: Chie Hayakawa

Studio: KimStim

Plan 75

Government program Plan 75 encourages senior citizens to be euthanized to remedy an aged society. An elderly woman whose means of survival are vanishing, a pragmatic Plan 75 salesman, and a Filipino laborer face choices of life and death.

Starring: Chieko Baisho, Hayato Isomura, Stefanie Arianne, Taka Takao, and Yumi Kawai
Genre: Drama | International | Sci-Fi
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Japan | France | Philippines | Qatar (Japanese & Tagalog)
Runtime: 113 minutes


Directed By: Garo Setian

Studio: Uncork’d Entertainment

Space Wars: Quest for the Deepstar

Life is an adventure for space scavengers Kip Corman and his daughter Taylor as they navigate their ship through a universe filled with monsters, aliens, and robots in order to reach the mythical Deepstar and collect the riches within.

Starring: Michael Paré, Olivier Gruner, Sarah French, Tyler Gallant, Rachele Brooke Smith, and Sadie Katz
Genre: Adventure | Sci-Fi
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 90 minutes


Directed By: Justin Lerner

Studio: Film Movement

Cadejo Blanco

A working-class girl from Guatemala City travels to a small coastal town to infiltrate a gang in order to find her missing sister.

Starring: Karen Martínez, Rudy Rodriguez, Pamela Martínez, Brandon López, Juan Pablo Olyslager, and René Guirola Patzán
Genre: Drama | International | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Guatemala | USA | Mexico (Spanish)
Runtime: 125 minutes


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