100 Season 7 (2020. Television Series: Drama.)
Starring: Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos
The seventh and final season opens with the heroes picking up the pieces of the society they destroyed on Sanctum. Still reeling from her mother’s death, Clarke feels the toll of years upon years of fighting and loss. Maintaining order among the competing factions is no easy feat and the group questions whether their commitment to do better was worth the price. At the same time, they must contend with new obstacles on a scale beyond any they’ve experienced before as they unravel the mysteries of the Anomaly. What they encounter on this epic journey pushes them to their limits both physically and emotionally, challenging their long-held conceptions of family, love and sacrifice. Ultimately, they must answer for themselves what it means to truly live, not just survive.
Baby Done (2020. Fiction: Romantic Comedy. Director: Curtis Vowell)
Starring: Rachel House, Matthew Lewis, Emily Barclay, Rose Matafeo, Nic Sampson, Madeleine Sami, Ryan O’Kane
Zoe freaks out when she falls pregnant to her long-term boyfriend Tim. Tim embraces the idea of parenthood, while Zoe rushes away from it.
Black Widow (2020. Fiction: Superheroes. Director: Cate Shortland)
Starring: Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey, Jr., David Harbour, O.T. Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, Michelle Lee, William Hurt, Nanna Blondell
At birth, Natasha is given to the KGB, which grooms her to become its ultimate operative. When the U.S.S.R. breaks up, the government tries to kill her as the action moves to present-day New York, where she is a freelance operative.
Blithe Spirit (2021. Fiction: Comedy. Director: Edward Hall)
Starring: Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Michele Dotrice, Emilia Fox, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Judi Dench, Leslie Mann, James Fleet
Best selling crime novelist Charles suffers from terrible writer’s block and is struggling to finish his first screenplay. His picture-perfect new wife Ruth is doing her best to keep him focused so they can fulfill her dream of leaving London for Hollywood. Charles’ quest for inspiration leads him to invite the eccentric mystic Madame Acarti to perform a séance in his home. He gets more than he bargained for when Madame Acarti inadvertently summons the spirit of his first wife: the brilliant and fiery Elvira. Ready to pick up her life right where she left off, Elvira is shocked to discover the prim and proper Ruth is now married to her husband and running her household. Charles finds himself stick between his two wives and their increasingly over-the-top attempts to outdo one another.
Call the Midwife Season 9 (2020. Television Series: Drama.)
Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Jenny Agutter, Laura Main
Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late-1950s to mid-1960s.
Catherine the Great Complete Series (2019. Television Series: Period Drama.)
Starring: Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Gina McKee, Kevin McNally, Joseph Quinn, Clive Russell, Richard Roxburgh, Rory Kinnear
Helen Mirren stars as Catherine the Great, the brilliant monarch who ruled the Russian empire and transformed its place in the world in the eighteenth century. This limited series charts Catherine’s tumultuous reign as the cunning and ambitious empress fights off threats to her crown, wages war with the Ottoman Empire and expands Russia’s borders as far as the Black Sea and Crimea. It also chronicles the passionate love affair between Catherine and Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin.
Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021. Fiction: Horror. Director: Michael Chaves)
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ruairi O’Connor, Charlene Amoia, Sterling Jerins, Shannon Kook, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Mitchell Hoog, Julian Hilliard
A chilling story of terror, murder, and unknown evil that shocked even experienced, real-life paranormal investigators. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.
Craft: Legacy (2020. Fiction: Thriller. Director: Zoe Lister-Jones)
Starring: Cailee Spaeny, Zoey Luna, Gideon Adlon, David Duchovny, Michelle Monaghan, Nicholas Galitzine, Julian Grey, Charles Vandervaart
A group of high school students forms a coven of witches. A sequel to the 1996 film.
Expanse Season 4 (2020. Television Series: Sci-Fi)
Starring: Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Wes Chatham, Frankie Adams, Dominque Tipper
With the Ring Gates now open to thousands of new planets, a blood-soaked gold rush begins, igniting new conflicts between Earth, Mars, and the Belt. Meanwhile, on one unexplored planet, the Rocinante crew gets caught in a violent clash between an Earth mining corporation and desperate Belter settlers as deadly new threats from the protomolecule emerge.
Fatale (2020. Fiction: Thriller. Director: Deon Taylor)
Starring: Hilary Swank, Mike Colter, Michael Ealy, Kali Hawk, Geoffrey Owens, Tyrin Turner, Sam Daly, David Hoflin, Juliana Donald, Damaris Lewis
A married man is tricked into a murder scheme by a female police detective.
French Exit (2021. Fiction: Comedy. Director: Azazel Jacobs)
Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Lucas Hedges, Tracy Letts, Valerie Mahaffey, Susan Coyne, Imogen Poots
Sixty-year-old penniless Manhattan socialite Frances Price had a plan. To die before the money ran out, but things didn’t go as planned. Her husband Franklin has been dead for twelve years and with his vast inheritance gone, she cashes in the last of her possessions and resolves to live out her twilight days anonymously in a borrowed apartment in Paris. She is accompanied by her directionless son Malcolm and a cat named Small Frank, who may or may not embody the spirit of Frances’s dead husband.
Hawaii Five-O Season 9 (2018. Television Series: Drama)
Starring: Scott Caan, Jorge Garcia, Beulah Koale, Chi McBride, Alex O’Loughlin, Meaghan Rath, Taryn Manning, Joey Lawrence
Under the watch of Lt. Commander Steve McGarrett, and Detective Sgt. ‘Danno’ Williams, the HPD will marshal its forces to whack a mole in the CIA, stop the killing spree of a serial SEAL assassin, and shut down a meth lab tucked away in a B&B discovered by Mary Ann McGarrett.
Judas and the Black Messiah (2021. Fiction: Drama. Director: Shaka King)
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Martin Sheen, Dominique Fishback, Ashton Sanders, Terayle Hill, Lil Rel Howery, Algee Smith, Jermaine Fowler, Nick Fink, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Robert Longstreet
Offered a plea deal by the FBI, William O’Neal infiltrates the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party to gather intelligence on Chairman Fred Hampton.
Little Things (2021. Fiction: Thriller. Director: John Lee Hancock)
Starring: Denzel Washington, Jared Leto, Rami Malek, Sofia Vassilieva, Natalie Morales
Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe ‘Deke’ Deacon is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a killer who is terrorizing the city. Leading the hunt, L.A. Sheriff Department Sergeant Jim Baxter, impressed with Deke’s cop instincts, unofficially engages his help. But as they track the killer, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke’s past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case.
Locked Down (2021. Fiction: Comedy. Director: Doug Liman)
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ben Kingsley, Lucy Boynton, Jazmyn Simon, Mindy Kaling, Stephen Merchant, Mark Gatiss, Dule Hill
A couple living in London on the brink of a COVID-accelerated breakup bypass therapy to attempt a high-risk, high-stakes jewelry heist at a department store.
Lovecraft Country Season 1 (2020. Fiction: Television Series)
Starring: Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett, Courtney B. Vance, Aunjanue Ellis, Wunmi Mosaku, Abbey Lee, Jamie Chung, Jada Harris, Michael Kenneth Williams
Based on Matt Ruff’s novel, this series follows Korean war vet Atticus Freeman, his friend Letitia, and his Uncle George on a journey across 1950s Jim Crow America, where they face racist terrors and the terrifying monsters of an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.
Mauritanian (2021. Fiction: Suspense. Director: Kevin Macdonald)
Starring: Tahar Rahim, Shailene Woodley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Levi, Jodie Foster, David Fynn, Langley Kirkwood, Corey Johnson
The true story of Slahi’s fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the U.S. Government for years. Alone and afraid, Slahi finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander and her associate Teri Duncan who battle the U.S. government in a fight for justice that tests their commitment to the law and their client at every turn. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by a formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch, uncovers shocking truths and ultimately proves that the human spirit cannot be locked up.
Minamata (2021. Fiction: Drama. Director: Andrew Levitas)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Bill Nighy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Katherine Jenkins, Jun Kunimura, Lily Robinson, Ryo Kase, Minami
War photographer W. Eugene Smith travels back to Japan where he documents the devastating effect of mercury poisoning in coastal communities.
Minari (2021. Fiction: Drama. Director: Lee Isaac Chung)
Starring: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan S. Kim, Darryl Cox, Esther Moon, Will Patton, Tina Parker, Yuh-Jung Youn, Noel Kate Cho
A tender and sweeping story about what roots people that follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, this film shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.
Mississippi Burning (1988. Fiction: Drama. Director: Alan Parker)
Starring: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Michael Rooker, R. Lee Ermey, Brad Dourif, Gailard Sartain, Stephen Tobolowsky, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Badja Djola
In Jessup County, 1964, as three civil rights activists drive down a desolate stretch of highway, headlights ominously draw near. Telling each other to stay calm, they have no way of knowing that in minutes they will disappear into the night and spark one of the most explosive murder investigations in history. Enter straight-laced Ward and deceptively easy-going Anderson.
MLK/FBI (2021. Non-fiction: Documentary. Director: Sam Pollard)
Starring: James Comey, Beverly Gage, Martin Luther King Jr.
Based on newly declassified files, Sam Pollard’s resonant film explores the US government’s surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Night (2021. Fiction: Horror. Director: Kourosh Ahari)
Starring: Shahab Hosseini, Elester Latham, George Maguire
A couple becomes trapped inside a hotel with their demons, real and imagined, until they can confront the secrets of their marriage.
No Man’s Land (2021. Fiction: Drama. Director: Conor Allyn)
Starring: Jake Allyn, Frank Grillo, Jorge A. Jimenez, Andie Macdowell, George Lopez, Alex Macnicoll, Esmeralda Pimentel
A modern Western-inspired by the real-life ‘no man’s land’ areas along the Texas-Mexico border. While out on a father-son border patrol, Jackson accidentally kills a Mexican immigrant boy. When Jackson’s father tries taking the blame, Jackson flees south on horseback, becoming a gringo ‘illegal alien’ in Mexico. Chased by Texas Rangers and Mexican Federales, Jackson journeys across Mexico to seek forgiveness from the dead boy’s father only to fall in love with the land he was taught to hate.
Princess of the Row (2019. Fiction: Drama. Director: Van Maximilian Carlson)
Starring: Martin Sheen, Edi Gathegi, Ana Ortiz, Jacob Vargas, Tabitha Brown, Jenny Gago
A runaway foster child will stop at nothing to live with her homeless, mentally ill veteran father who lives on the streets of LA’s skid row.
Shadow in the Cloud (2021. Fiction: Action/War. Director: Roseanne Liang)
Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Beulah Koale, Taylor John Smith, Callan Mulvey
In the throes of World War II, Captain Maude Garrett joins the all-male crew of a B-17 bomber with a top-secret package. Caught off guard by the presence of a woman on a military flight, the crew tests Maude’s every move. Just as her quick wit is winning them over, strange happenings and holes in her backstory incite paranoia surrounding her true mission. But this crew has more to fear; lurking in the shadows, something sinister is tearing at the heart of the plane. Trapped between an oncoming air ambush and an evil lurking within, Maude must push beyond her limits to save the hapless crew and protect her mysterious cargo.
Work in Progress Season 1 (2019. Television Series: Comedy. Director: Tim Mason)
Starring: Abby McEnany, Karin Anglin, Celeste Pechous, Julia Sweeney
A 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke’s misfortune, and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship.
World to Come (2021. Fiction: Drama. Director: Mona Fastvold)
Starring: Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby, Christopher Abbott, Casey Affleck, Karina Ziana Gherasim
Somewhere along the mid-nineteenth century American East Coast frontier, two neighboring couples battle hardship and isolation, witnessed by a splendid yet testing landscape, challenging them both physically and psychologically.