MAY 12, 2023

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Directed By: Bill Holderman

Studio: Focus Features

Book Club: The Next Chapter

The highly anticipated sequel follows our four best friends as they take their book club to Italy for the fun girls trip they never had. When things go off the rails and secrets are revealed, their relaxing vacation turns into a once-in-a-lifetime cross-country adventure.

Starring: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen, with Craig T. Nelson, Giancarlo Giannini, Andy García, and Don Johnson
Genre: Comedy
Rating: PG-13 (for some strong language and suggestive material)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 107 minutes


Directed By: Robert Rodriguez

Studio: Ketchup Entertainment


Determined to find his missing daughter, Austin detective Danny Rourke finds himself spiraling down a rabbit hole investigating a series of reality-bending crimes where he will ultimately call into question his most basic assumptions about everything and everyone in his world. Aided by Diana Cruz, a gifted psychic, Rourke simultaneously pursues and is pursued by a lethal specter — the one man he believes holds the key to finding the missing girl — only to discover more than he ever bargained for.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Alice Braga, J. D. Pardo, Hala Finley, Dayo Okeniyi, Jeff Fahey, Jackie Earle Haley and William Fichtner
Genre: Action | Mystery | Thriller
Rating: R (for violence)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 92 minutes


Directed By: Niki Caro

Studio: Netflix

The Mother

A deadly female assassin comes out of hiding to protect the daughter that she gave up years before, while on the run from dangerous men.

Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Joseph Fiennes, Omari Hardwick, and Gael García Bernal
Genre: Action | Thriller
Rating: R (for violence, some language and brief drug use)
Country: USA (English & Ukrainian)
Runtime: 115 minutes


Directed By: Matt Johnson

Studio: IFC Films


‘BlackBerry’ tells the story of Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, the two men that charted the course of the spectacular rise and catastrophic demise of the world’s first smartphone.

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Glenn Howerton, Matt Johnson, Rich Sommer, Michael Ironside, Martin Donovan, Michelle Giroux, SungWon Cho, Saul Rubinek, and Cary Elwes
Genre: Biography | Comedy | Drama | History | International
Rating: R (for language throughout)
Country: Canada (English)
Runtime: 119 minutes


Directed By: Charlie Day

Studio: Roadside Attractions

Fool’s Paradise

A satirical comedy about a down-on-his-luck publicist (Ken Jeong) who discovers a recently released mental health patient (Charlie Day) who looks just like a misbehaving movie star. The publicist subs him into a film, creating a new star. But fame and fortune are not all they are cracked up to be.

Starring: Charlie Day, Ken Jeong, Kate Beckinsale, Adrien Brody, Jason Sudeikis, Edie Falco, Jason Bateman, Common, Ray Liotta, and John Malkovich
Genre: Comedy
Rating: R (for language, some drug use and sexual content)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 97 minutes


Directed by: Davis Guggenheim

Studio: Apple Original Films

STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie

Follows the life of beloved actor and advocate Michael J. Fox, exploring his personal and professional triumphs and travails, and what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease.

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Tracy Pollan, Andrew Barber, and David Diamond
Genre: Documentary | Biography
Rating: R (for language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 95 minutes


Directed by: Emanuele Crialese

Studio: Music Box Films


Clara and her emotionally distant husband Felicerelocate to Rome to raise a family. Even though the paint is fresh, and the appliances are new, the crushing expectations around marriage, desire, and gender in the early 1970s remain as traditional as ever. Their children Andrew, Gino, and Diana are likewise poised at a precipice, on the verge of adolescence, with nothing but their imaginations to defuse family tensions. The eldest child, Andrew, yearns for another life – an outsized, vibrantly-realized vision of a world where he gets to live as the boy he knows himself to be. Without an accepted vocabulary for talking about his transgender identity, Andrew tells adults that he’s an alien from another galaxy and makes a habit of running away to pursue a local Roma girl who accepts his boyhood at face value.

Starring: Luana Giuliani, Penélope Cruz, and Vincenzo Amato.
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Italy | France (Italian)
Runtime: 97 minutes


Directed by: Andrea Pallaoro

Studio: Good Deed Entertainment


Monica is an intimate portrait of a woman who, for the first time in 20 years, returns home to the Midwest to take care of her ailing mother. Through the themes of abandonment, aging, rejection, acceptance and forgiveness, we get to know Monica and her world made of pain, fear but also courage. A journey through the needs and desires of a woman who opens a cognitive look at the human condition.

Starring: Trace Lysette, Patricia Clarkson, Emily Browning, and Adriana Barraza
Genre: Drama
Rating: R (for sexual content, nudity and language)
Country: USA | Italy (English)
Runtime: 106 minutes


Directed by: Laurel Parmet

Studio: Bleecker Street

The Starling Girl

Seventeen-year-old Jem Starling struggles to define her place within her fundamentalist Christian community in rural Kentucky. Even her greatest joy of dancing with the church group is tempered by worry that her actions are sinful and she is caught between a burgeoning awareness of her own sexuality and her religious devotion. With the return of Owen, an enigmatic youth pastor, Jem soon finds herself attracted to his worldliness and charm. Slowly, he draws her into a dangerous relationship that could upend their entire community.

Starring: Eliza Scanlen, Lewis Pullman, Jimmi Simpson, and Wrenn Schmidt
Genre: Drama
Rating: R (for some sexuality)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 116 minutes


Directed by: Tomek Baginski

Studio: Sony Pictures + Stage 6 Films

Knights of the Zodiac

When a goddess of war reincarnates in the body of a young girl, street orphan Seiya discovers that he is destined to protect her and save the world. But only if he can face his own past and become a Knight of the Zodiac.

Starring: Mackenyu, Famke Janssen, Madison Iseman, Diego Tinoco, Mark Dacascos, Nick Stahl, and Sean Bean
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | International | Sci-Fi
Rating: PG-13 (for action/violence)
Country: Japan | Hungary | USA (English)
Runtime: 112 minutes


Directed by: Ashley Avis

Studio: Gravitas Ventures

Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West

A sweeping, immersive journey into the world of wild horses that illuminates both the profound beauty and desperate plight they currently face in the Western United States. Filmmaker Ashley Avis and crew go on a multi-year expedition to uncover the truth before wild horses disappear forever.

Starring: Ashley Avis and Josselyn Wolf
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 99 minutes


Directed by: Sean Mullin

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

It Ain’t Over

An intimate portrait of a misunderstood American icon, this emotional and uplifting documentary about Yogi Berra takes us beyond the caricatures and “Yogisms,” and into the heart of a sports legend whose unparalleled accomplishments on the baseball diamond were often overshadowed by his off-the-field persona.

Starring: Billy Crystal, Bob Costas, Willie Randolph, Derek Jeter, Vin Scully, and Yogi Berra
Genre: Documentary
Rating: PG (for smoking, some drug references, language and brief war images)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 98 minutes


Directed by: Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Studio: Disney+


“Crater” is the coming-of-age adventure story of Caleb Channing, who was raised on a lunar mining colony and is about to be permanently relocated to an idyllic faraway planet following the death of his father. But before leaving, to fulfill his dad’s last wish, he and his three best friends, Dylan, Borney and Marcus, and a new arrival from Earth, Addison, hijack a rover for one final adventure on a journey to explore a mysterious crater.

Starring: Isaiah Russell-Bailey, Mckenna Grace, Billy Barratt, Orson Hong, Thomas Boyce, and Scott Mescudi
Genre: Adventure | Drama | Family | Sci-Fi
Rating: PG (for thematic material, action/peril and language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 105 minutes


Directed By: Véronique Jadin

Studio: Film Movement

Employee of the Month

After working for EcoClean — an industrial cleaning supplies company — for nearly 17 years, model-employee Inès believes it’s time for a raise. Despite daily jibes from her incompetent and misogynistic co-workers (including Patrick, EcoClean’s ineffectual owner), she remains professional and dedicated to the company’s brand. When Inès confronts Patrick about her salary, he not only disparages her request but makes a lecherous pass at her. New intern Mélody witnesses this and jumps in to help, but in the process both women accidentally find themselves with blood on their hands. Spiraling more out of control by the minute, Inès and Mélody must conjure up increasingly maniacal solutions to cover their tracks — and clean up their mess.

Starring: Jasmina Douieb, Laetitia Mampaka, Peter van den Begin,Alex Vizorek, Laurence Bibot, and Achille Ridolfi
Genre: Comedy | Crime | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Belgium (French)
Runtime: 78 minutes


Directed By: Ross Venokur

Studio: Viva Pictures

Rally Road Racers

Zhi, a rookie race car driver, gets the opportunity to compete against the reigning champion of the rally car circuit. With help from a former driver-turned-mechanic, Zhi must overcome treacherous terrain, rival racers, and unexpected obstacles to prove he has what it takes to be the next great racer.

Starring: Jimmy O. Yang, J.K. Simmons, Chloe Bennet, Lisa Lu, Sharon Horgan, Catherine Tate, and John Cleese
Genre: Animation | Comedy | Family | Sport
Rating: PG (for some mild violence and rude humor)
Country: USA | UK (English)
Runtime: 93 minutes


Directed By: Yadhu Krishnan

Studio: Vision Films


Unrest is the story of young watchmaker, Josephine, in 1877 Switzerland, who gets involved with the rising anarchist movement as new technologies begin to transform money, time and labor in a small town.

Starring: Louis Mandylor, Kevin Gage, Lori Pelenise Tuisano, and Samm Wiechec
Genre: Action | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Mexico (English & Spanish)
Runtime: 90 minutes


Directed By: Ian Sera

Studio: Buffalo 8

The Mount 2

A year after the incident at the Mount, the police are still investigating the murders of Philomena and Caroline. The Mount has been cordoned off by the police. However, on Halloween night, a group of teenagers break in. They plan on holding a wedding between friends, conducted by a rather odd character, however, little did they know some unexpected guests would show up to crash the party.

Starring: Sam Bush, Siena May Lee, Christina Linares, Chloe Loddo, Tony Loddo, and Matthew Navas
Genre: Horror | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Gibraltar (English)
Runtime: 82 minutes


Directed By: Ingvild Søderlind

Studio: Netflix

Royalteen: Princess Margrethe

In the wake of her prom scandal, Princess Margrethe longs for normalcy as she struggles to maintain her perfect facade while dealing with family drama.

Starring: Ines Høysæter Asserson, Elli Rhiannon Müller Osborne, Julie Agnete Vang, and Mathias Storhøi
Genre: Drama | International | Romance
Rating: TV-MA
Country: Norway (Norwegian)
Runtime: 98 minutes


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