MAY 26, 2023

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Directed By: Rob Marshall

Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

The Little Mermaid

The youngest of King Triton’s daughters, and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land, but ultimately places her life — and her father’s crown — in jeopardy.

Starring: Halle Bailey in the titular role, alongside Jonah Hauer-King, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, Noma Dumezweni, Art Malik, Javier Bardem and Melissa McCarthy
Genre: Adventure | Family | Fantasy | Musical | Romance
Rating: PG (for action/peril and some scary images)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 135 minutes


Directed By: Laura Terruso

Studio: Lionsgate

About My Father

When Sebastian tells his old-school Italian immigrant father Salvo that he is going to propose to his all-American girlfriend, Salvo insists on crashing a weekend with her tony parents.

Starring: Robert De Niro. Leslie Bibb, Anders Holm, David Rasche, and Kim Cattrall
Genre: Comedy
Rating: PG-13 (for suggestive material, language and partial nudity)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 89 minutes


Directed By: Peter Atencio

Studio: Sony Pictures

The Machine

Bert Kreischer rose to fame as a stand-up comedian known as The Machine, and in his signature set he recounts his true experience with Russian mobsters while on a booze-soaked college trip. Now, 23 years later, that trip has come back to haunt him as he and his estranged father (Mark Hamill) are kidnapped back to Russia by the mob to atone for something they say he did. Together, Bert and his father must retrace the steps of his younger self (Jimmy Tatro) in the midst of a war within a sociopathic crime family, all while attempting to find common ground in their often fraught relationship.

Starring: Mark Hamill, Jimmy Tatro, Iva Babić, Stephanie Kurtzuba and Jessica Gabor
Genre: Action | Comedy
Rating: R (for strong violence, pervasive language, drug use and some sexual references)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 112 minutes


Directed By: Nicole Holofcener

Studio: A24

You Hurt My Feelings

Beth (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), a popular writer, and her husband Don, a well-liked teacher, share the kind of relationship that truly, seriously, for the love of God cannot be real: that is, they’re actually in love. Even after decades of marriage, parenting, and their own successful careers, their physical spark has somehow not diminished; in fact, they seem to relish the opportunity to share a single ice cream cone and drive others — including their son, Charlie — mad. Should it come as a surprise then that his own marriage is in crisis? But when Beth discovers that Don has been untruthful to her about his opinion of her work for years — Beth’s world comes crashing down. Has their whole relationship been one Big Fat Lie?

Starring: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tobias Menzies, Michaela Watkins, Arian Moayed and Jeannie Berlin
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Rating: R (for language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 93 minutes


Directed By: Ric Roman Waugh

Studio: Open Road Films


An undercover CIA operative gets stuck in hostile territory in Afghanistan after his mission is exposed. Accompanied by his translator, he must fight enemy combatants as he tries to reach an extraction point in Kandahar.

Starring: Hannah Emily Anderson, Madison Walsh, Roseanne Supernault and Kyra Harper
Genre: Action | Thriller
Rating: R (for violence and language)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 120 minutes


Directed by: Matt Angel & Suzanne Coote

Studio: Quiver Distribution

The Wrath of Becky

Two years after she escaped a violent attack on her family, Becky attempts to rebuild her life in the care of an older woman – a kindred spirit named Elena. But when a group known as the “Noble Men” break into their home, attack them, and take her beloved dog, Diego, Becky must return to her old ways to protect herself and her loved ones.

Starring: Lulu Wilson, Seann William Scott, Denise Burse, Jill Larson, and Kate Siegel
Genre: Action | Horror | Thriller
Rating: R (for strong bloody violence and gore, pervasive language and some sexual references)
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 83 minutes


Directed by: Natalia Sinelnikova

Studio: Aspect Ratio Films

We Might as Well Be Dead

A high-rise building near the forest is famous for its carefully curated community. When a dog disappears and her daughter refuses to leave the bathroom, security officer ANNA faces an absurd battle against an irrational fear, that slowly spreads amongst the residents and rattles this utopia with a view.

Starring: Ioana Iacob, Pola Geiger, Jörg Schüttauf, Mina Özlem Sagdic, Şiir Eloğlu, Moritz Jahn, and Susanne Wuest
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Germany | Romania (German & Polish)
Runtime: 93 minutes


Directed by: Rubin Stein

Studio: Netflix

Tin & Tina

After a traumatic miscarriage, a young couple adopts two peculiar twins from a convent whose obsession with religion soon disturbs the family.

Starring: Milena Smit, Jaime Lorente, Carlos González Morollón, and Anastasia Russo
Genre: Horror | International | Mystery | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Spain | USA | Romania (Spanish)
Runtime: 119 minutes


Directed by: James Adolphus

Studio: Max

Being Mary Tyler Moore

Chronicling the vanguard career of Mary Tyler Moore, weaving her personal narrative with the beats of her professional accomplishments, highlighting her groundbreaking roles and the indelible impact she had on generations of women who came after her.

Starring: Mary Tyler Moore, James L. Brooks, Rob Reiner, Beverly Sanders, and Ed Asner
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 119 minutes


Directed by: Joaquin del Paso

Studio: Altered Innocence

The Hole in the Fence

At a secluded exclusive summer camp in the Mexican countryside, under the watchful eyes of their adult guardians, boys from a prestigious private school receive physical, moral and religious training to turn them into tomorrow’s elite. The discovery of a hole in the fence sets in motion a chain of disturbing events as the boys devolve into a Lord of the Flies-like mob mentality that creates and spreads hysteria in this profoundly disturbing coming-of-age drama that unravels like a horror movie while drawing on actual events.

Starring: Valeria Lamm, Lucciano Kurti, Yubáh Ortega & Erick Walker
Genre: Drama | International | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Mexico | Poland (Spanish)
Runtime: 100 minutes


Directed by: Sarah Vos

Studio: Icarus Films

White Balls on Walls

Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art wants to become more diverse and inclusive. But how to go about that? An honest look behind the scenes into the sometimes-fraught process taking place in many public institutions.

Starring: Donna Summer and Bruce Sudano
Genre: Documentary | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Netherlands (German, Sranan, English, & Dutch)
Runtime: 90 minutes


Directed by: Kurtis David Harder

Studio: Shudder


While struggling on a solo backpacking trip in Thailand, social media influencer Madison meets CW, who travels with ease and shows her a more uninhibited way of living, but CW’s interest in her takes a darker turn.

Starring: Emily Tennant, Cassandra Naud, Sara Canning, Rory J. Saper, and Paul Spurrier
Genre: Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 92 minutes


Directed by: Peter Thorwarth

Studio: Netflix

Blood & Gold

At the bitter end of World War II, a German deserter and a young woman are drawn into bloody battle with a group of Nazis hunting for hidden gold.

Starring: Alexander Scheer, Robert Maaser, Roy McCrerey, Florian Schmidtke, and Petra Zieser
Genre: Action | Comedy | Drama | International | War | Western
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Germany (German)
Runtime: 100 minutes


Directed By: Valentín Javier Diment

Studio: Dark Sky Films

The Attachment Diaries

Argentina, 1970s. A desperate young woman goes to a clinic to have a clandestine abortion. As her pregnancy is already through the fourth month, the doctor refuses. Instead, she proposes to sell the baby to one of her clients and offers to provide shelter in her house until the child is born. Their disturbed personalities will become intertwined in a strange and dangerous relationship.

Starring: Jimena Anganuzzi, Lola Berthet, Edgardo Castro, Germán De Silva, and Marcela Guerty
Genre: Drama | International | Mystery | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Argentina (Spanish)
Runtime: 102 minutes


Directed By: Kira Kovalenko

Studio: Mubi

Unclenching the Fists

Ada is stuck. Living in a dead-end industrial town in North Ossetia, she is caught in the tight grip of the men in her life. But when her older brother returns home and her domineering father suddenly falls ill, Ada finally sees a possible path to freedom.

Starring: Milana Aguzarova, Alik Karaev, Soslan Khugaev, Khetag Bibilov, Arsen Khetagurov, and Milana Pagieva
Genre: Drama | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Russia | France (Russian)
Runtime: 897minutes


Directed By: Alexander Jeffery

Studio: Good Deed Entertainment

Days of Daisy

Daisy, a 39 year old, a good-natured librarian, desperately wants to have a baby. She meets Jack, the creative man of her dreams only to find out he does not want to have children.

Starring: Jency Griffin Hogan, Bryan Langlitz, Wanetah Walmsley, Maddie Nichols, Lo Graham, and Virginia Tucker
Genre: Comedy
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 96 minutes


Directed By: Suzanne Raes

Studio: Kino Lorber

Close to Vermeer

Much has been written, but little is known about Johannes Vermeer, painter of iconic paintings and crowd pleasers such as The Milkmaid and Girl with a Pearl Earring. His small oeuvre is almost everything he left behind. Close to Vermeer follows Gregor Weber, a globally renowned Vermeer expert and flamboyant curator at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. In the year before he retires, he works on his big dream: the largest Vermeer exhibition ever. Together with Weber, a number of Vermeer enthusiasts and experts go in search of what truly makes a Vermeer a Vermeer. Through new discoveries and by dissecting the work layer by layer, this film brings us closer to the painter to understand the decisions he made and the steps in his oeuvre.

Starring: Pieter Roelofs
Genre: Documentary | International
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Netherlands (Dutch & English)
Runtime: 79 minutes


Directed By: Jokes Yanes

Studio: Gravitas Ventures


After returning home from a lengthy prison sentence, a loyal crime family confidant quickly realizes that he and his family are the targets of the organization that he remained devoted to all of his life. In order to save his family, he must choose whether to run or fight back.

Starring: James Russo, Elisabetta Fantone, Ciro Dapagio, Anthony Caliendo, Bruce Busta Soscia, and Celine Alva
Genre: Drama | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: USA (English)
Runtime: 89 minutes


Directed By: João Pedro Rodrigues

Studio: Strand Releasing


On his deathbed, his royal highness Alfredo, King without a crown, is taken back to distant youth memories and the time he dreamt of becoming a fireman. The encounter with instructor Afonso from the fire brigade, opens a new chapter in the life of the two young men immersed in love and desire, and the will to change the status quo.

Starring: Mauro Costa, André Cabral, Margarida Vila-Nova, Miguel Loureiro, Joel Branco, and Teresa Madruga
Genre: Comedy | Fantasy | International | Musical | Romance | Sci-Fi
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Portugal | France (Portuguese & English)
Runtime: 67 minutes


Directed By: Surapong Ploensang

Studio: Film Movement


Ruja (actress/model Chayanit Chansangavej) returns to Thailand from New York with her young daughter Rachel to settle her late father’s estate. Included in her inheritance are two mysterious portraits of a bewitching woman that she is told are worth a fortune, if only they weren’t damaged. Desperate to sell the paintings, Ruja hires Tim (K-pop star Nichkhun), an art restorer, to prepare the canvases for sale. But the cracks in the paint have begun to reveal long-hidden secrets, and as strange phenomena begin to emerge around them, Ruja and Rachel quickly realize their lives are in grave danger.

Starring: Byron Bishop, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Chayanit Chansangavej, Nichkhun, and Nutthatcha Padovan
Genre: Horror | International | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: Thailand (Thai)
Runtime: 93 minutes


Directed By: Julio Maria Martino

Studio: Terror Films

Country of Hotels

Country of Hotels tells the stories of the desperate souls who pass through the doors of 508, a room in an anonymous, decaying hotel. In 508, a heating unit whispers with increasing menace, while a television set randomly flips channels, revealing a guest’s secret paranoid fantasies, and a stray look into the bathroom mirror becomes the quickest way to disprove your existence.

Starring: Siobhan Hewlett, Michael Laurence, Adam Leese, Matthew Leitch, and Charles Pike
Genre: Drama | Horror | International | Mystery | Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Country: UK (English)
Runtime: 105 minutes


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