APRIL 28, 2023

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Directed By: Kelly Fremon Craig

Studio: Lionsgate

Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret

For over fifty years, Judy Blume’s classic and groundbreaking novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. has impacted generations with its timeless coming of age story, insightful humor, and candid exploration of life’s biggest questions. In Lionsgate’s big-screen adaptation, 11-year-old Margaret is uprooted from her life in New York City for the suburbs of New Jersey, going through the messy and tumultuous throes of puberty with new friends in a new school. She relies on her mother, Barbara, who is also struggling to adjust to life outside the big city, and her adoring grandmother, Sylvia, who isn’t happy they moved away and likes to remind them every chance she gets.

Starring: Rachel McAdams, Abby Ryder Fortson, Kathy Bates, and Benny Safdie
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic material involving sexual education and some suggestive material)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 105 minutes


Directed By: David Lowery

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Peter Pan & Wendy

Based on J. M. Barrie’s novel “Peter and Wendy” and inspired by the 1953 animated classic, “Peter Pan & Wendy” is the timeless tale of a young girl who, defying her parents’ wishes to attend boarding school, travels with her two younger brothers to the magical Neverland. There, she meets a boy who refuses to grow up, a tiny fairy and an evil pirate captain, and they soon find themselves on a thrilling and dangerous adventure far, far away from their family and the comforts of home.

Starring: Alexander Molony, Ever Anderson, Jude Law, Yara Shahidi, Alyssa Wapanatâhk, Joshua Pickering, Jacobi Jupe, Molly Parker, Alan Tudyk and Jim Gaffigan
Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Musical | Romance
Rating: PG (for violence, peril and thematic elements)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 106 minutes


Directed By: Jalmari Helander

Studio: Lionsgate


During the last desperate days of WWII, a solitary prospector (Jorma Tommila) crosses paths with Nazis on a scorched-earth retreat in northern Finland. When the Nazis steal his gold, they quickly discover that they have just tangled with no ordinary miner. While there is no direct translation for the Finnish word “sisu”, this legendary ex-commando will embody what sisu means: a white-knuckled form of courage and unimaginable determination in the face of overwhelming odds. And no matter what the Nazis throw at him, the one-man death squad will go to outrageous lengths to get his gold back — even if it means killing every last Nazi in his path.

Starring: Jorma Tommila, Aksel Hennie, Jack Doolan and Mimosa Willamo
Genre: Action | International | War
Rating: R (for strong bloody violence, gore and language)
Country: Finland (Finnish & English)
Runtime: 91 minutes


Directed By: Nida Manzoor

Studio: Focus Features

Polite Society

A merry mash-up of sisterly affection, parental disappointment and bold action, POLITE SOCIETY follows martial artist-in-training Ria Khan who believes she must save her older sister Lena from her impending marriage. After enlisting the help of her friends, Ria attempts to pull off the most ambitious of all wedding heists in the name of independence and sisterhood.

Starring: Priya Kansara, Ritu Arya, Renu Brindle, Rekha John-Cheriyan, and Seraphina Beh
Genre: Action | Comedy | International
Rating: PG-13 (for strong language, violence, sexual material, and some partial nudity)
Country: UK (English & Urdu)
Runtime: 103 minutes


Directed By: George Tillman Jr.

Studio: Sony Pictures

Big George Foreman

Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World is based on the remarkable true story of one of the greatest comebacks of all time and the transformational power of second chances. Fueled by an impoverished childhood, Foreman channeled his anger into becoming an Olympic Gold medalist and World Heavyweight Champion, followed by a near-death experience that took him from the boxing ring to the pulpit. But when he sees his community struggling spiritually and financially, Foreman returns to the ring and makes history by reclaiming his title, becoming the oldest and most improbable World Heavyweight Boxing Champion ever.

Starring: Khris Davis, Jasmine Mathews, John Magaro, Sullivan Jones, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Sonja Sohn, and Forest Whitaker
Genre: Biography | Drama | Sport
Rating: PG-13 (for some sports violence)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 129 minutes


Directed by: Richard Marquand

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
(40th Anniversary)

2023 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most beloved chapters in the Star Wars saga, Return of the Jedi. Released in 1983, it was the third film in the original Star Wars trilogy, bringing to a close — at least for a time — the storylines introduced and developed in 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope and 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back. Return of the Jedi is the film that first featured Jabba the Hutt, the lovable Ewoks, and one of the most poignant moments in the entire Star Wars saga — Vader’s ultimate sacrifice to save his son… and the galaxy.

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew and Frank Oz
Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Rating: PG (for sci-fi action violence)
Country: USA (English, Kikuyu, Tagalog, Kalmyk-Oirat, Quechua, & Polish)
Runtime: 131 minutes


Directed by: Alexis Jacknow

Studio: Hulu


“Clock” is the story of a woman who enrolls in a clinical trial to try and fix her seemingly broken biological clock after friends, family, and society pressures her to have children. Dianna Agron leads as Ella, with Jay Ali as her husband and Saul Rubinek as her father. Melora Hardin features as the pioneering doctor managing Ella’s treatment.

Starring: Dianna Agron, Melora Hardin, Jay Ali, Saul Rubinek, and Grace Porter
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 91 minutes


Directed by: Charlotte Vandermeersch & Felix van Groeningen

Studio: Sideshow + Janus Films

The Eight Mountains

After meeting as children over a series of summers in the Italian Alps, Pietro (Luca Marinelli) and Bruno (Alessandro Borghi) reunite as adults to build a mountainside cottage which becomes a site of both reflection and reconciliation.

Starring: Alessandro Borghi, Luca Marinelli, Filippo Timi, Elena Lietti, Surakshya Panta, and Elisabetta Mazzullo
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Italy | Belgium | France | UK (Italian, English, & Nepali)
Runtime: 147 minutes


Directed by: Cristian Mungiu

Studio: IFC Films


A non-judgmental analysis of the driving forces of human behavior when confronted with the unknown, of the way we perceive the other and on how we relate to an unsettling future.

Starring: Marin Grigore, Judith State, Macrina Bârlădeanu, and Orsolya Moldován
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Romania | France | Belgium | Sweden (Romanian, Hungarian, German, English, French, & Sinhala)
Runtime: 125 minutes


Directed by: Sophie Fiennes

Studio: Kino Lorber

T.S. Eliot’s Four Quarters

Ralph Fiennes’s exquisite performance of T. S. Eliot’s poetic masterpiece is dynamically translated from stage to screen by director Sophie Fienne. During the early days of COVID, the Oscar® nominee set himself the challenge of committing Four Quartets to memory, and in 2021 he brought it to the London stage followed by a tour of theaters across the UK. Written by Nobel Prize winner Eliot in the shadow of the Second World War, the poem is a searching examination of who — and what — we are. This celebrated meditation on human experience, time, and the divine offers up questions, imagery, and emotions that bear a powerful relevance to our present day.

Starring: Ralph Fiennes
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: UK (English)
Runtime: 82 minutes


Directed by: Sean Garrity

Studio: Blue Fox Entertainment

The End of Sex

The End of Sex tells the story of a married couple who are feeling the pressures of parenting and adulthood. After they send their young kids to camp for the first time, they embark on a series of comic sexual adventures to reinvigorate their relationship.

Starring: Jonas Chernick, Emily Hampshire, Gray Powell, Lily Gao, and Melanie Scrofano
Genre: Comedy | International | Romance
Rating: R (for sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use)
Country: Canada (English)
Runtime: 87 minutes


Directed by: Thomas Marchese

Studio: Shudder

From Black

A young mother, crushed by guilt after the disappearance of her young son 5 years previously, is presented with a bizarre offer to learn the truth and set things right. But how far is she willing to go, and is she willing to pay the terrifying price for a chance to hold her boy again?

Starring: Anna Camp, Travis Hammer, John Ales, and Ian Casselberry
Genre: Horror
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 100 minutes


Directed by: Franklin Ritch

Studio: XYZ Films

The Artifice Girl

A team of special agents discovers a revolutionary new computer program to bait and trap online predators. After teaming up with the program’s troubled developer, they soon find that the AI is rapidly advancing beyond its original purpose.

Starring: Tatum Matthews, David Girard, Sinda Nichols, and Lance Henriksen
Genre: Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 93 minutes


Directed By: Adrian Grunberg

Studio: The Avenue

The Black Demon

Josh Lucas stars in this edge-of-your-seat action thriller from the director of Rambo: Last Blood. Oilman Paul Sturges’ idyllic family vacation turns into a nightmare when they encounter a ferocious megalodon shark that will stop at nothing to protect its territory. Stranded and under constant attack, Paul and his family must somehow find a way to get his family back to shore alive before it strikes again in this epic battle between humans and nature.

Starring: Josh Lucas, Fernanda Urrejola, and Julio Cedillo
Genre: Horror | International | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Rating: R (for some grisly images)
Country: Dominican Republic (English)
Runtime: 100 minutes


Directed By: Sam Green

Studio: Abramorama

32 Sounds

Explores the elemental phenomenon of sound and its power to bend time, cross borders, and profoundly shape our perception of the world around us.

Starring: Reid Thomas Bard, Sam Green, and Annea Lockwood
Genre: Documentary
Rating: R (for violence, language and brief drug use)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 95 minutes


Directed By: Ben Milliken

Studio: Paramount Global Content Distribution


An Australian lone wolf’s quiet existence is shattered when he learns that the woman he once loved and thought was dead is alive and held captive by ruthless gangsters. Now, to take on this dangerous criminal organization, he must seek out allies and storm into a world of violence to rescue the love of his life in this gritty, modern day violent fairytale.

Starring: Ben Milliken, Jaime Camil, Jonny Beauchamp, David Zayas, Sofía Castro, Michelle Ortiz, and Ana Ortiz
Genre: Action | Mystery | Thriller
Rating: R (for some violence/bloody images and brief language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 83 minutes


Directed By: Oliver Stone

Studio: Abramorama

Nuclear Now

With unprecedented access to the nuclear industry in France, Russia, and the United States, Nuclear Now explores the possibility for the global community to overcome the challenges of climate change and energy poverty to reach a brighter future through the power of nuclear energy. Beneath our feet, Uranium atoms in the Earth’s crust hold incredibly concentrated energy. Science unlocked this energy in the mid-20th century, first for bombs and then to power submarines. The United States led the effort to generate electricity from this new source. Yet in the mid-20th century as societies began the transition to nuclear power and away from fossil fuels, a long-term PR campaign to scare the public began, funded in part by coal and oil interests. Looking squarely at the problem, Oliver Stone shows us that knowledge is the antidote to fear, and our human ingenuity will allow us to solve the climate change crisis if we use it.

Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 105 minutes


Directed By: Randal Kamradt

Studio: Indican Pictures

The Monsters Without

For centuries monsters and humans have coexisted peacefully under the watch of a secret multi-national organization called PHASE. When an ancient, rogue group of Monsters called “The Nameless” enter our dimension intent to bring about the end of the world then both monster and human must band together to save humanity!

Starring: Jake Macapagal, Jessica Neistadt, Christina Yr. Lim, and Dana Jamison
Genre: Adventure | Fantasy | International | Sci-Fi
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Philippines (English)
Runtime: 89 minutes


Directed By: Eli Gonda

Studio: Vertical

Sid is Dead

The story of a socially invisible high school senior who, after slipping up and getting the school’s biggest bully suspended, realizes he may only have two weeks left to experience everything he’s ever missed out on.

Starring: Joey Bragg, Mary Stuart Masterson, Carla Gallo, Genevieve Hannelius, Jack Griffo, Anjelica Bette Fellini, Tyler Alvarez, and Audrey Whitby
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 90 minutes


Directed By: Liu Xiaoshi

Studio: Well Go USA Entertainment

Born to Fly

After an unforeseen threat arises mid-air, a talented young air force test pilot is forced to test not only the capabilities of his top-secret aircraft, but also his own physical and psychological limits, in order to survive.

Starring: Yibo Wang, Jun Hu, Yu Shi, and Dongyu Zhou
Genre: Action | Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: China (Mandarin)
Runtime: 120 minutes


Directed By: Christos Massalas

Studio: Dark Star Pictures


Nelly has escaped from her wealthy and controlling family. As she dances in a strip club, she meets Markos, a small yet charismatic gangster, who helps her run away from her stepfather’s henchmen. Markos soon becomes her protector and lover. He brings her into Broadway, Athens, an abandoned entertainment complex squatted by a small community of dancers, tramps, thieves and a captive monkey. For a while, everything goes well, even when Broadway hosts a mysterious man, injured and covered with bandages, wanted dead by Athens’ most dangerous mafia. However, when Markos gets arrested and imprisoned, the newcomer will take an unexpectedly important place in the gang.

Starring: Elsa Lekakou, Foivos Papadopoulos, Stathis Apostolou, Rafael Papad, and Salim Talbi
Genre: Crime | Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Greece | France | Romania (Greek)
Runtime: 97 minutes


Directed By: Gabriele Mainetti

Studio: VMI Worldwide

Freaks vs the Reich

Matilde, Cencio, Fulvio and Mario are family when the 2nd world war hits Rome. It’s 1943, in the turmoil of the conflict and the eternal city is home to the circus in which they work. Israel, the owner and putative father, disappears in the attempt to find a getaway overseas for them all. Our four friends are in disarray. Without anyone looking after them but above all, without the circus, they lose their social placement and they feel only as sideshow attractions on the loose in a city at war.

Starring: Aurora Giovinazzo, Claudio Santamaria, Pietro Castellitto, Giancarlo Martini, and Giorgio Tirabassi
Genre: Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | International | War
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Italy | Belgium (Italian, German, & French)
Runtime: 141 minutes


Directed By: Trevor Rigby

Studio: Cranked Up Films

Morgan’s Mask

Stuck inside during quarantine, a cosplayer’s world begins to fall apart. With nowhere to go, she turns within to find life answers.

Starring: Carolina Ravassa, Guillermo Iván, Zair Montes, Cedric Leiba Jr., and Maria Elena Heredia
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English & Spanish)
Runtime: 106 minutes


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