Amazing Grace (2019, Documentary: Music, Directors: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack)
Starring: Aretha Franklin, Rev. James Cleveland, Rev. C. L. Franklin, Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie,
Chuck Rainey, Clara Ward
The documentary presents footage from a concert in 1972 at a Baptist church in Los Angeles where Aretha Franklin performs some of her bestselling gospel songs.
Ash Is The Purest White (2019, Chinese Drama, Director: Zhangke Jia)
(widescreen, Chinese with subtitles)
Starring: Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Yi’Nan Diao, Xiaogang Feng, Casper Liang, Zheng Xu, Yibai Zhang
Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him. Qiao gets five years in prison for this act of loyalty. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off.
At the Drive-In (2019, Docudrama, Director: Alexander Monelli)
Starring: Jeff Mattox, Virgil Cardamone, Matthew McClanahan, Corey Pace, Robert Humanick,
James T. Mills, Jessica Pell
Unable to purchase a $50,000 digital projector, a group of quirky film fanatics in rural Pennsylvania fight to keep a dying drive-in theater alive by screening only vintage 35mm film prints and working entirely for free. The film is an award-winning underdog story about The Mahoning Drive-in Theater.
Beginner Tai Chi for Health (2019, Health/Fitness, Director: David Silver)
Starring: Helen Liang
The DVD was developed especially for beginners, using a mirror-view workout that allows viewers to follow along with ease. This will help improve strength, flexibility, balance, and posture, and develop graceful movement. Master Helen guides viewers through a qigong warm-up, an easy tai chi class, and a cooldown meditation. In a separate chapter, she gives clear, step-by-step instruction of the sixteen-movement tai chi form indoors and out, with multiple angles.
The Best of Enemies (2019, Drama: African-American Heritage, Director: Robin Bissell)
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Taraji P. Henson, Nicholas Logan, Wes Bentley, Anne Heche,
John Gallagher Jr., Bruce McGill
Based on a true story, the film centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.
Better Call Saul Season 4 (2019, Award-winning Television Crime/Legal Drama)
Starring: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando,
The television series is a spinoff from the popular Breaking Bad television show. The series takes place six years before the events of Breaking Bad and features small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill. The series follows the exploits of Jimmy and the circumstances that lead to his metamorphosis into criminal-minded lawyer Saul Goodman.
Better Things, Season 2 (2018, Comedy Television Series, Director: Pamela Adlon)
Starring: Pamela Adlon, Mikey Madison, Hannah Alligood
A single, working actor with no filter raising her three daughters, Max, Frankie and Duke in Los Angeles. She’s mom, dad, referee and the cops. Sam also watches out for her mother, Phil, an English expatriate, who lives across the street. Sam is flawed and fierce with her love for her daughters, and her own mother as well, sometimes heaping the love on when she feels guilty.
Black ’47 (2019, Action: War Drama, Director: Lance Daly)
Starring: Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Sarah Greene, Barry Keoghan, Jim Broadbent, Stephan Rea
One man’s ruthless pursuit of justice plays out against the darkest chapter of Irish history in this riveting revenge thriller. In 1847, battle-hardened soldier Feeney deserts the British army to return home to Ireland, where he finds his country ravaged beyond recognition by the Great Famine. When he discovers that his mother has died of starvation and his brother has been hanged by the British, something snaps, sending Feeney on a relentless quest to get even with the powers-that-be.
Blue Bloods—The Eighth Season (2018, Drama: Crime/Legal Television)
Starring: Will Estes, Bridget Moynahan, Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg
In season eight, Danny Reagan deals with the aftermath of a tragic accident involving his family, and NY Police Commissioner Frank Reagan clashes with the new interim mayor. Also, officers Jamie Reagan and Eddie are back as partners when they test the waters going undercover, and NY Asst. District Attorney Erin Reagan continues to serve as the legal compass for her siblings and father.
Boss: The Black Experience in Business (2019, PBS Documentary, Dir. Stanley Nelson)
The documentary seeks to illuminate, educate, and inform, by examining more than 150 years of African-American men and women, from those bound by bondage to moguls at the top of multimillion-dollar empires.
The Boxer (Collector’s Edition) (1997, Romance, Sports Action, Dir. Jim Sheridan)
Starring: Emily Watson, Daniel Day-Lewis
After serving 14 years in prison for his part in IRA activities, an Irish boxer determined to build a new life for himself starts a gym to train young boxers. However, his past refuses to let him live a life of peace.
The Brink (2019, Documentary, Director: Alison Klayman)
Starring: Stephen K. Bannon, Louis Aliot, Patrick Caddell
Follows Steve Bannon through the 2018 midterm elections in the United States, shedding light on his efforts to mobilize and unify far-right parties in order to win seats in the May 2019 European Parliamentary elections. Keen manipulator of the press and gifted self-promoter, Bannon continues to draw headlines and protests wherever he goes, feeding the powerful myth on which his survival relies.
Brokenwood Mysteries Season 5 (2019, New Zealand Suspense, Crime/Legal TV Series, Directors: Murray Keane, Mark Beesley, Katie Wolfe, Thomas Robins)
Starring: Neill Rea, Fern Sutherland, Nick Sampson
Murder and mayhem abound in Brokenwood, a charming New Zealand town whose denizens are prone to criminal impulses that belie their idyllic surroundings. A transplant from the big city, Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd has finally been accepted as a new resident in the tight-knit community. Together with his Brokenwood-born partner, Detective Kristin Sims, and enthusiastic DC Sam Breen, they solve grisly crimes and uncover secrets long buried by the town’s idiosyncratic inhabitants.
Call the Midwife Season 8 (2019, British Television Medical Drama)
Starring: Jenny Agutter, Linda Bassett, Helen George, Judy Parfitt
A drama about the lives of a group of midwives who care for expectant mothers in the East End of London during the 1950s.
Captive State (2019, Sci-Fi, Dystopian Future Shock, Director: Rupert Wyatt)
Starring: John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Vera Farmiga, Kevin Dunn, James Ransone, Alan Ruck, Madeline Brewer
A decade since an extraterrestrial force has occupied the planet, deceiving humanity with the promise of peace and unity, Chicago Police Officer William Mulligan is tasked with maintaining law and order in a city on the brink of rebellion. Gabriel, the young brother of a fallen militant and the son of Mulligan’s ex-partner, is faced with the crucial choice: Collaborate, or fight back.
Chimera Strain (2019, Sci-Fi Suspense/Thriller, Director: Maurice Haeems)
Starring: Henry Ian Cusick, Kathleen Quinlan, Erika Ervin, Jenna Harrison, Karishma Ahluwalia, Jennifer Gjulameti
Quint, a brilliant but disturbed scientist, freezes his children alive while he races to cure their deadly genetic disease. His experiments soon set him on a collision course with a shadowy figure whose bizarre motives trigger a chain of events with far-reaching consequences.
The Dark (2019, Horror, Director: Justin P. Lange)
Starring: Nadia Alexander, Toby Nichols, Karl Markovics, Dan Beirne
On the outskirts of a small town lies Devil’s Den, a mysterious tract of woods where many have entered but no one has ever left. The local rumor is that the spirit of a young girl who was horrifically murdered there haunts and hunts in this dense forest, brutally slaying anyone who dares to step into her terrain. When a man with a dark past crosses her path, a series of events are set in motion that may lead to a peculiar kind of redemption for two tragically tortured souls.
Dick Cavett Show Volume 3 (2019, Comedy/Variety Television Show)
Starring: Dick Cavett, Dick Gregory, Redd Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor
Since 1968 Dick Cavett has been host of his own talk show, in a variety of formats and on a number of television and radio formats. These releases were taken from episodes that aired between 1969 through 1990 and feature some of the most celebrated black stand-up comedians and actors of the twentieth century including Dick Gregory, Redd Foxx, Eddie Murphy, and Richard Pryor.
Don’t Come Back From the Moon (2019, Sci-Fi Drama, Director: Bruce Thierry Cheung)
Starring: James Franco, Rashida Jones, Jeffrey Wahlberg, Zackary Arthur
All the men in a remote California desert town walk away from their families. They leave their angry, frustrated sons and daughters behind; kids who act out, engage in acts of petty burglary and vandalism, and look for love and family connection in the aftermath of their abandonment, all the while trying to understand why their fathers have ‘gone to the moon,’ leaving them to traverse the difficult path to adulthood alone.
Endeavour Series 6 (2019, British TV Crime/Legal/Mystery Drama)
Starring: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, James Bradshaw, Anton Lesser, Sean Rigby, Caroline O’Neill, Sara Vickers
It’s 1969, and things have taken a darker turn for the old Cowley team. With the gang now scattered across Oxfordshire, it takes a series of brutal crimes to reunite them. Now joined by former adversary DCI Ronnie Box and his sidekick DS Alan Jago, the gang must battle crime and corruption to finally solve their greatest challenge, which is to find the truth behind George Fancy’s death.
Episodes Season 5 (2018, Television Comedy Series)
Starring: Matt Leblanc, Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig, John Pankow
At the start of the final season, several months have passed and the game show hosted by Matt is now a runaway hit. Unfortunately for Matt, this means his years as an actor are completely forgotten. Sean and Beverly are equally miserable. Sean’s loathsome ex-partner is now in charge of their new series, The Opposite of Us, and Sean and Beverly must now endure his utter lack of humor or talent as they watch him slowly destroy their show.
Far From the Tree (2019, Documentary, Director: Rachel Dretzin)
Based on The New York Times bestseller by Andrew Solomon, an intimate, profoundly human look at families raising children society deems ‘abnormal’: a mother and son determined to show the world that his Down syndrome does not define him; a couple learning to communicate with their bright but nonverbal autistic son; a young woman dealing with what it means to be the only little person in her family; and parents whose love for their son persists even after he has committed an unspeakable crime.
Game of Thrones Season 8 (2019, Television Fantasy/Adventure Drama)
Starring: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Iain Glen, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Gwendoline Christie
An adaptation of author George R.R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire,’ a medieval fantasy about power struggles among the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. This is the eighth and final season of the HBO hit series.
The Gospel According to Andre (2019, Biographical Documentary, Dir. Kate Novack)
Starring: Andre Leon Talley, Manolo Blahnik, Naomi Campbell, Sean Diddy Combs, Cindy Crawford, Divine, Tom Ford, Whoopi Goldberg
Andre Leon Talley has been a fixture in the world of fashion for so long that it’s difficult to imagine a time when he wasn’t defining the boundaries of great style. Kate Novack’s intimate portrait takes viewers on an emotional journey from Andre’s roots growing up in the segregated Jim Crow South to become one of the most influential tastemakers and fashion curators of the times.
The Great Buster: A Celebration (2019, Biographical Documentary, Dir: Peter Bogdanovich)
Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Quentin Tarantino, Mel Brooks, Bill Hader
The film celebrates the life and career of one of America’s most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. Filled with stunningly restored archival Keaton films from the Cohen Film Classics library, it is directed by Peter Bogdanovich, a filmmaker and cinema historian.
Hail Satan? (2019, Documentary, Director: Penny Lane)
Starring: Jex Blackmore, Nicholas Crowe, Lucien Greaves
When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, they can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. A timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world.
Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper Season 2 (1993/released 2019, Comedy Television Series)
Starring: Mark Curry, Holly Robinson-Peete, Raven Symone, Saundra Quarterman, Nell Carter, Marquise Wilson
Life couldn’t be better for Mark Cooper. On his own for the first time, Mark and Vanessa Russell share a house with his cousin, Geneva Lee, and her daughter, Nicole Lee, who recently moved in with Mark and Vanessa. The former college basketball superstar and ultimate prankster is also the coolest substitute teacher around.
The Head Hunter (2019, Horror: Monsters, Director: Jordan Downey)
Starring: Christopher Rygh, Cora Kaufman
On the outskirts of a kingdom, a quiet but fierce medieval warrior protects the realm from monsters and the occult. His gruesome collection of heads is missing only one, the monster that killed his daughter years ago. Driven by a thirst for revenge, he travels wild expanses on horseback, using sorcery to aid in his quest. When his second chance arrives, it’s in a way far more horrifying than he ever imagined.
High Life (2019, Action/Adventure: Horror/Survival, Director: Claire Denis)
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Andre Benjamin, Mia Goth, Lars Eidinger, Agata Buzek, Claire Tran
Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to deep space. The crew, death row inmates led by a doctor with sinister motives, has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.
Hillbilly (2019, Documentary, Directors: Sally Rubin, Ashley York)
Starring: Michael Apted, Ronny Cox
Directors Ashley York and Sally Rubin show the evolution of the uneducated, promiscuous stereotype in media and culture, linking it with the corporate exploitation of Appalachia’s natural resources. The film examines the experience of rural voters and seeks to expand understanding of the region by featuring its diverse communities.
Hotel Mumbai (2019, Drama: Suspense/Thriller: Terrorists, Director: Anthony Maras)
Starring: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Jason Isaacs
A true story of humanity and heroism, this film vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff are the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi and a waiter who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.
How Jack Became Black (2019, Documentary, Director: Eli Steele)
Starring: Justin Gordon
By 2050, at least 20% of all Americans will self-identify as two or more races. What will this mean in a nation tormented by race? Eli Steele journeys into uncharted territory on identity politics.
Ip Man: Origins (2019, Action, Chinese Television, Dir. Fan Xiaotian, Zheng Wei, Hu Kai)
(widescreen, in Mandarin with English subtitles)
Starring: Kevin Cheng, Liu Xiaofeng, Chrissie Chau, Yu Rongguang, Bruce Leung
The Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man spends his life in pursuit of the authentic martial arts realm. Gaining enlightenment throughout his childhood and adolescence, Ip Man undergoes a transformation and becomes a Kung Fu legend, ascending to the highest ranks of martial arts. After fleeing to Hong Kong, Ip Man deliberately keeps a low-profile, but inevitably faces a life-and-death struggle, which brings out the righteous and fearless martial artist hidden inside him.
Killing Eve Season 2 (2019, BBC Award-winning Television Drama/Thriller Series)
Starring: Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Sean Delaney, Fiona Shaw, Kim Bodnia, Owen McDonnell
Season two begins 30 seconds after the final episode of the first season, Eve is reeling, and Villanelle has disappeared. Eve has no idea if the woman she stabbed is alive or dead, and now both of them are in deep trouble. Eve has to find Villanelle before someone else does, but unfortunately, she’s not the only person looking for her.
The Last Race (2019, Documentary: Auto Racing, Director: Michael Dweck)
Starring: Marty Berger, Mike Cappiello, Barbara Cromarty, Jim Cromarty, Bob Finan
Riverhead Raceway is a rare beast. For decades it has hosted showdowns between local residents who bring their stock cars to do battle on a quarter-mile track, passions spilling out of the cockpit when the checkered flag drops. Forty such tracks used to exist on Long Island alone. Today Riverhead is the last, with the track’s owners struggle to maintain an American tradition as a real estate boom surrounds them.
La Vida Misma (2019, Drama, Director: Dan Fogelman)
(widescreen, in Spanish with English subtitles)
Starring: Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening
As a young New York City couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.
The Last Kingdom Season 3 (2018, British Television Adventure Series)
Starring: Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Emily Cox, Matthew Macfadyen, Ian Hart
Dark forces are moving outside the court and when a powerful Danish warlord Bloodhair attacks, Uhtred must lead Wessex’s forces into battle. He captures Bloodhair’s mysterious lover, the savage sorceress Skade, who throws a curse and his world becomes blighted by tragedy.
Law & Order: SVU 18th Year (2018, Award-winning Television Crime/Legal Drama)
Starring: Mariska Hargitay, Ice T, Danny Pino, Kelli Giddish, Raul Esparza, Peter Scanavino
From Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf comes the Eighteenth season of the show, the longest-running primetime drama currently on U.S. television. As acting commander of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, Lieutenant Benson leads a team of dedicated detectives seeking to bring sexually violent criminals to justice.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019, Action/Adventure: Comedy. Dir. Terry Gilliam)
Starring: Jose Ferrer, Ismael Fritschi, Juan Lopez-Tagle, Adam Driver, William Miller, Will Keen, Jason Watkins, Paloma Bloyd
Toby is a disillusioned advertising executive that becomes pulled into a world of a time-jumping fantasy when a Spanish cobbler believes himself to be Don Quixote and Toby to be Sancho Panza, gradually becoming unable to tell dreams from reality.
Matlock Season 9 (1994/2013, Television Crime/Legal Series)
(full screen, NR)
Starring: Andy Griffith, Daniel Roebuck, Carol Huston
Matlock is a legal drama series starring Andy Griffith as defense attorney Ben Matlock – a Harvard-educated, fiery southerner who charges $100,000 a case to brilliantly defend his clients by finding the real killer.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2019, LBGT Romanic Drama, Dir. Desiree Akhavan)
Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, John Gallagher Jr., Jennifer Ehle, Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck, Marin Ireland, Owen Campbell, Kerry Butler
Cameron is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the back seat of a car. Run by the strict and severe Dr. Lydia Marsh and her brother, Reverend Rick the center is built upon repenting for same-sex attraction. In the face of intolerance and denial, Cameron meets a group of fellow sinners, including the amputee stoner Jane and her friend, the Lakota Two-Spirit Adam. Together, this group of teenagers forms an unlikely family as they fight to survive. Award-winner at Sundance Film Festival.
Music, Power, War & Revolution (2019, Documentary, Directors: Maria Stodtmeier, Isa Willinger, Andreas Morell, Anne-Kathrin Peitz
When the First World War broke out in 1914, the music world was not unaffected. Artists inevitably became involved, either as soldiers at the front or as composers of patriotic music or musical memorials to a lost world. The three-part documentary series investigates the (un)known, overt and hidden connections between music, power, war and revolution. Beginning with what led to this great human tragedy, each episode addresses different perspectives of the relationship between music and politics.
The Mustang (2019, Drama: Ex-Con Overcoming Adversity, Dir. Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre)
Starring: Connie Britton, Josh Stewart, Matthias Schoenaerts, Gideon Adlon, Bruce Dern, Jason Mitchell
Roman Coleman, a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his past, rediscovers his own humanity in a social rehabilitation program. There he must gentle an especially unbreakable mustang named Marcus. During the program, Roman is helped by a no-nonsense veteran trainer and an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider. His journey with Marcus inspires a heartfelt connection and challenges him to be a better person.
My Brilliant Friend (2019, Italian Television Drama)
(widescreen, TV-MA, Italian with subtitles)
Starring: Alba Rohrwacher, Margherita Mazzucco, Gaia Girace, Elisabetta De Palo
A tale of best friends Lila and Elena, which started at the school in the 1950s. As an elderly woman, Elena tries to unravel the mystery of her brilliant friend, who also became her worst enemy.
Never Grow Old (2019, Western, Director: Ivan Kavanagh)
Starring: Emile Hirsch, John Cusack, Antonia Campbell-Hughes
After a vicious outlaw takes over a peaceful frontier town, an undertaker must choose between profits and survival in this gritty western.
Norman Wisdom Comedy Collection Volume 1 (2019,Classic Comedy)
Starring: Norman Wisdom, Derek Bond, Moira Lister, Megs Jenkins, Jerry Desmonde,
Norman Wisdom’s immense popularity stems from his hilarious portrayal of the little guy who always seems to win out in the end. The cloth-capped bumbler is one of the great creations of British Comedy. This special collection contains six of his best comedies, including Trouble in Store (1953); One Good Turn (1954); Man of the Moment (1955); Up In the World (1956); Just My Luck (1957); The Square Peg (1958)!
Norman Wisdom Comedy Collection Volume 2
Starring: Norman Wisdom, June Laverick, Jerry Desmonde, Hattie Jacques
This is a special collection containing six of his best comedies, including Follow A Star (1959); The Bulldog Breed (1960); On the Beat (1962); A Stitch In Time (1963); The Early Bird (1965); Press For Time (1963)
Of Fathers and Sons (2019 Award-winning Documentary, Director: Talal Derki)
Talal Derki returned to his Syrian homeland where he gained the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses primarily on the children, providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up with a father whose only dream is to establish an Islamic caliphate. Osama and his brother Ayman both love and admire their father and obey his words, but while Osama seems content to follow the path of Jihad, Ayman wants to go back to school.
Outlander Season 4 (2019, Television Drama Series: Fantasy)
Starring: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, John Bell, Ed Speelers, Cesar Domboy, Lauren Lyle, David Berry
Season Four continues the story of Claire and Jamie Fraser as they try to make a home for themselves in colonial America. The Frasers in North Carolina are at another turning point in history, the edge of the American Revolution. Along the way, the Frasers cross paths with notorious pirate Stephen Bonnet in a fateful meeting that will haunt the family. Meanwhile, Brianna and Roger grow closer in the twentieth century but make a shocking discovery that has them following in Claire’s footsteps.
Patrick Melrose (2019, British Television Drama— Mini-Series)
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Maltz, Jessica Raine, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Pip Torrens, Anna Madeley, Indira Varma, Gary Beadle, Blythe Danner
Benedict Cumberbatch delivers a powerhouse performance as the title character English aristocrat based on the novels by Edward St Aubyn. Chronicling the hilarious highs and devastating lows of his tumultuous life, this blackly humorous drama follows Patrick from his childhood trauma at the hands of an abusive father and neglectful mother, to the peak of his heroin addiction, and his attempts to stay sober and support his family.
Pet Sematary (2019, Horror: Killer Children, Zombies, Dir. Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer)
Starring: Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, Amy Seimetz, Alyssa Brooke Levine, Maria Herrera, Hugo Lavoie, Jete Laurence
Louis Creed and his wife Rachel relocate with their two young children from Boston to rural Maine. The couple soon discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his neighbor Jud Crandall, setting off a perilous series of events that unleashes an unspeakable evil with horrific consequences. Based on work by Stephen King.
Prospect (2019, Canadian Outerspace Survival Drama, Dir. Christopher Caldwell, Zeek Earl)
Starring: Pedro Pascal, Sophie Thatcher, Jay Duplass
A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon; aiming to strike it rich. They’ve secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moons toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness, and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forests other ruthless inhabitants; but with her own father’s, greed-addled judgment; the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape.
The Public (2019, Drama, Director: Emilio Estevez)
Starring: Emilio Estevez, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling, Christian Slater, Alec Baldwin, Michael Kenneth Williams, Gabrielle Union, Jeffrey Wright, Richard T. Jones, Susanna Thompson, Jacob Vargas, Ki Hong Lee, Spencer Garrett
An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.
Ray Donovan Season 6 (2019, Showtime Crime/Legal Drama)
Starring: Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, Susan Sarandon, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey
Ray rebuilds his life both personally and professionally in New York City. After being rescued from a plummet into the East River, his savior, a cop named Mac, brings Ray into the Staten Island Police Department fraternity. While exploring this new world of brotherhood and corruption, Ray finds himself once again working for media mogul Samantha Winslow.
Reconstruction: America After the Civil War (2019, PBS United States History)
Starring: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Henry Louis Gates Jr. presents an examination of one of the most consequential and least understood chapters in U.S. history when, after the Civil War, the nation struggled to reunite North and South while living up to the promise of citizenship for millions of freed African Americans.
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2019, Biography, Director: Marina Zenovich)
Starring: Robin Williams, Steve Allen, Robert Altman, Billy Crystal, Lewis Black, Elayne Boosler
An intimate look into the life and work of the revered master comedian and actor, Robin Williams.
Rust Creek (2019, Award-winning Drama: Suspense/Thriller, Dir. Jen McGowan)
Starring: Hermione Corfield, Denise Dal Vera, Jeremy Glazer, Daniel R. Hill, Jake Kidwell, Sean O’Bryan
An ordinary woman must summon extraordinary courage to survive a nightmare odyssey in this harrowing survival thriller. Sawyer is an ambitious, overachieving college senior with a seemingly bright future. While on her way to a job interview, a wrong turn leaves her stranded deep in the frozen Kentucky woods. Suddenly, the young woman with everything to live for finds herself facing her mortality and pursued by a band of ruthless outlaws and the woods elements.
Saint Judy (2019, Drama: Courtroom, American Politics, Director: Sean Hanish)
Starring: Michelle Monaghan, Leem Lubany, Common, Alfred Molina, Alfre Woodard, Ben Schnetzer, Mykelti Williamson, Peter Krause, Aimee Garcia, Kevin Chapman, Gil Birmingham, Roxie Hanish
The inspirational true story of immigration lawyer Judy Wood and her fight that changed American asylum law forever. While balancing her life as a single mother, Judy fights persistent battles in and out of court, not only saving her client’s life but also changing the Law of Asylum in the United States. This case has saved the lives of thousands of other tormented women around the world.
Scarred Hearts (2018, Romanian Drama, Director: Radu Jude)
(widescreen, in Romanian with English subtitles)
Starring: Serban Pavlu, Gabriel Spahiu, Ivana Mladenovic, Dana Voicu, Dana Marineci
During the summer of 1937, Emanuel, a young man in his early twenties, is committed to a sanatorium on the Black Sea coast for treatment of his bone tuberculosis. The treatment consists of painful spine punctures that confine him to a body cast on a stretcher-bed.
Shameless Season 9 (2019, Television Comedy Series)
Starring: William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan, Richard Flood, Christian Isaiah
Political fervor hits the South Side in Season 9, as the Gallaghers take justice into their own hands. While Frank sees financial opportunity in giving voice to the underrepresented working man, Fiona tries to build on her real estate success and takes an expensive gamble. Debbie fights for equal pay, and Ian faces the consequences of his crimes as the Gay Jesus movement takes a destructive turn.
Shazam! (2019, Action: Comic Book Fantasy, Director: David F. Sandberg)
Starring: Zachary Levi, Djimon Hounsou, Mark Strong, Meagan Good, Jack Dylan Grazer, Asher Angel
Everybody a superhero inside of them, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word, this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into an adult superhero, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart, inside a ripped, godlike body, he revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! But he’ll need to master these powers quickly to fight the deadly forces of evil.
Strike Back Season 5 (2018, British Television Action/Adventure Drama)
Starring: Daniel Macpherson, Warren Brown, Roxanne McKee, Alin Sumarwata, Nina Sosanya, Don Hany, Katherine Kelly, Trevor Eve, Phil Dunster
A new cast of intrepid protagonists and nefarious villains facing off in a risky international game of cat and mouse. The disbanded secret British anti-terrorist unit has been resurrected in the wake of a deadly terrorist’s escape. Faced with daunting odds in a variety of hostile settings, the new team take full advantage of Section 20’s state-of-the-art resources to prevent the elusive Omair Idrisi and his equally sinister wife from unleashing a stolen cache of weapons of mass destruction.
Suburban Birds (2019, Chinese Drama, Director: Sheng Qiu)
(widescreen, in Mandarin with subtitles)
Starring: Zihan Gong, Lu Huang, Mason Lee
An engineer sent to investigate a suburban area. After days of wandering around in the empty suburb looking for answers, Hao walks into a primary school where he finds a diary chronicling the story of a boy. As the investigation continues, he discovers that this diary might contain prophecies about his own life.
Sunset (2019, Hungarian Drama, Director: Laszlo Nemes)
(widescreen, PG-13, in Hungarian with subtitles)
Starring: Susanne Wuest, Juli Jakab, Evelin Dobos, Vlad Ivanov, Levente Molnar, Judit Bardos, Bjorn Freiberg, Urs Rechn, Julia Jakubowska
1913, Budapest, in the heart of Europe as World War I approaches. The young Irisz Leiter arrives in the Hungarian capital to work as a milliner at Leiter, the legendary hat store that once belonged to her late parents; but she is quickly sent away by the new owner, Oszkar Brill. Refusing to leave the city, the young woman follows Kalman’s tracks, her only link to a lost past. Her quest brings her through the dark streets of Budapest into the turmoil of a civilization on the eve of its downfall.
Transit (2019 German Drama, Director: Christian Petzold)
(widescreen, in German with subtitles)
Starring: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman, Maryam Zaree, Barbara Auer, Matthias Brandt
In Christian Petzold’s brilliant and haunting modern-day adaptation of Anna Seghers’s 1942 novel, Georg, a German refugee, flees to Marseille assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose papers he is carrying. There he delves into the delicate and complex culture of the refugee community, becoming enmeshed in the lives of a young mother and son and falling for a mysterious woman named Marie.
Trust Season 1 (2018, Television Drama: Crime/Abduction, Family Relations)
Starring: Harris Dickinson, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, Brendan Fraser, Luca Marinelli,Anna Chancellor, Silas Carson
Inspired by actual events, Trust delves into the trials and triumphs of one of America’s wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys. Equal parts family history, dynastic saga, and examination of the power of money, the show explores the complexities at the heart of every family, rich or poor. Told over multiple seasons and spanning the twentieth century, the series begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, by the Italian mafia in Rome.
The Toys That Made Us (2019, Netflix Documentary Television Series)
Starring: Donald Ian Black, Mark Bellomo, David Vonner
An American television series created by Brian Volk-Weiss. The first four episodes of the series began streaming on Netflix on December 22, 2017, and the next four were released on May 25, 2018. The eight-episode documentary series, as it was originally touted, focused on the history of important toy lines. The first four episodes focus on the Star Wars, He-Man and G.I. Joe toy lines with subsequent episodes featuring LEGO, Transformers, Hello Kitty, and Star Trek.
Tucked (2019, LBGTQ Award-winning comedy/drama, Director: Jamie Patterson)
Starring: Jordan Stephens, Derren Nesbitt, Steve Oram, April Pearson, Joss Porter
When veteran, 74-year-old drag queen Jackie Collins receives a diagnosis with six weeks left to live, all he wants to do is perform his long-running act, and behave as if all is normal. But between a surprising new friendship with a rising young queen called Faith and unfinished business with his estranged daughter, he may just have the most eventful month and a half of his life.
Unforgotten Season 3 (2019, PBS Crime/Legal Television Series)
Starring: Nicola Walker, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Lewis Reeves, Jordon Long, Peter Egan, Carolina Main, Hiten Patel, Jassa Ahluwalia
When human remains are found by a highway near London, Cassie and Sunny are called in. Dogged work leads the team to a sixteen-year-old girl who went missing on the eve of the millennium. A close-knit group of old school friends holds the key to what happened. Is one of them capable of murder? Cassie is determined to correct the mistakes made in the original investigation no matter the personal cost.
Us (2019, Horror/Crazy Families/Psychological Thriller, Director: Jordan Peele)
Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Lupita Nyong’o, Anna Diop, Kara Hayward, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Tim Heidecker
Haunted by trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. The endearing American family faces doppelgangers of themselves.
The Vanishing (2019, Mystery: Suspense/Thriller, Director: Kristoffer Nyholm)
Starring: Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan, Connor Swindells
After three lighthouse keepers arrive for work on a remote Scottish isle, they make a fateful discovery: a wrecked rowboat, with a chest full of gold. As a mysterious boat heads toward the island, the three men make a choice that will change their lives forever, ensnaring them in a web of greed, paranoia, and murder.
Victoria Season 3 (2019, British Television Drama Series)
Starring: Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes
A landmark account of the life of one of history’s greatest monarchs. With an ensemble cast of award-winning talent, the series draws on real-life events and the Queen’s own exhaustive diaries to paint a vivid portrait of her transformation from an impulsive 18-year-old to her early years as wife, mother, and head of a global empire.
The Wedding Guest (2019, British Suspense/Thriller, Director: Michael Winterbottom)
Starring: Dev Patel, Radhika Apte, Jim Sarbh, Nish Nathwani, Meherbaan Singh, Sidhu Manpreet
Jay is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding, armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be. Despite his cool efficiency, the plot quickly spirals out of control, sending Jay and his hostage on the run across the border and through the railway stations, back alleys, and black markets of New Delhi, as all the while attractions simmer, loyalties shift, and explosive secrets are revealed.
Woman At War (2019, Award-winning Icelandic Drama, Director: Benedikt Erlingsson)
(widescreen, Icelandic with subtitles)
Starring: David Thor Jonsson, Magnus Trygvason Eliasen, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada,
Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias, ‘the Woman of the Mountain,’ Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry.