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After Yang

(2022.  Fiction: Sci-f/Drama.  Director: Kogonada)

Starring: Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Justin H. Min, Haley Lu Richardson, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja

When his young daughter’s beloved companion, an android named Yang, malfunctions, Jake searches for a way to repair him. In the process, Jake discovers the life that has been passing in front of him, reconnecting with his wife and daughter across a distance he didn’t know was there. 

Ascension

(2021.  Non-Fiction: Foreign.  Director: Jessica Kingdon)

Nominated for Best Documentary by the Director’s Guild, Producer’s Guild, Independent Spirit Awards, and Gotham Awards, and winner of Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, this film explores the paradoxical pursuit of wealth and progress in China. Loosely structured around the distinct social and economic classes that divide the nation, this extraordinary documentary follows factory workers, middle class consumers and elites as they chase the elusive “Chinese Dream.”

Attica

(2021.  Non-Fiction: Documentary.  Director: Stanley Nelson)

Survivors, observers, and expert government officials recount the 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility. The violent five-day standoff between mostly Black and Latino inmates and law enforcement gripped America then and highlights the urgent, ongoing need for reform 50 years later.

Blacklight

(2022.  Fiction: Action.  Director: Mark Williams)

Starring: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Taylor John Smith, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Claire Van Der Boom, Yael Stone, Andrew Shaw

Travis Block is a government operative coming to terms with his shadowy past. When he discovers a plot targeting U.S. citizens, Block finds himself in the crosshairs of the FBI director he once helped protect.

Boys Seasons 1 & 2

(2019.  Fiction: Television Series)

Starring: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Karen Fukuhara

The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes- as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and as revered as gods- abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as the boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven” and their formidable Vought backing. Includes all season 1 and 2 episodes plus deleted scenes, blooper reels and a bonus short film.

Compartment No. 6

(2021.  Fiction: Foreign.  Director: Juho Kuosmanen)

Starring: Yuriy Borisov, Seidi Haarla, Yuliya Aug, Tomi Alatalo, Dinara Drukarova

A young Finnish woman escapes an enigmatic love affair in Moscow by boarding a train to the arctic port of Murmansk. Forced to share the long ride and a tiny sleeping car with a larger than life Russian miner, the unexpected encounter leads the occupants of Compartment No. 6 to face major truths about human connection.

Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 11

(2021.  Fiction: Television Series)

Starring: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman

Starring Larry David as an over-the-top version of himself, the iconic Emmy and Golden Globe-winning comedy series offers a tongue-in-cheek depiction of the writer/producer/comedian’s fictionalized life. Season eleven finds Larry once again seeking and dispensing his own peculiar brand of social justice.

Cursed

(2022.  Fiction: Horror.  Director: Sean Ellis)

Starring: Boyd Holbrook, Kelly Reilly, Alistair Petrie, Roxane Duran, Stuart Bowman, Simon Kunz, Amelia Crouch

In the late 1800s, a man arrives in a remote country village to investigate an attack by a wild animal but discovers a much deeper and sinister force that has the manor and its townspeople in its grip.

Doctor Who Eve of the Daleks & Legend of the Sea Devils

(2022.  Fiction: Television Series.  Director: Haolu Wang)

Starring: Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, John Bishop

Eve of the Daleks: Sarah is working, again. Nick is her only customer, again. Same old same old. Except this year, their countdown to midnight will be the strangest and deadliest they’ve ever known. Why is an Executioner Dalek targeting these two people, in this place, on this night? Can the Doctor, Yaz, and Dan save them and survive into the New Year? Legend of the Sea Devil: The Doctor, Yaz, and Dan face a familiar foe. A first look at Doctor Who’s spring special has revealed the long-awaited return of the Sea Devils, a classic monster first seen with the Third Doctor in The Sea Devils.

Downton Abbey: A New Era

(2022.  Fiction: Drama.  Director: Simon Curtis)

Starring: Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Hugh Dancy, Elizabeth McGovern, Laura Haddock, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Allen Leech, Joanne Froggatt, Penelope Wilton, Laura Carmichael

The follow-up to the 2019 feature film in which the Crawley family and Downton staff received a royal visit from the King and Queen of Great Britain.

Drive My Car

(2021.  Fiction: Foreign.  Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi)

Starring: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toko Miura, Reika Kirishima, Masaki Okada

Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku arrives in Hiroshima to direct a production of Uncle Vanya for a theater festival and, through relationships with an actor with whom he shares a tangled history and a chauffeur with whom he develops a surprising rapport, finds himself confronting emotional scars. This quietly mesmerizing tale of love, art, grief, and healing is ultimately a cathartic exploration of what it means to go on living when there seems to be no road ahead.

Fatherhood

(2021.   Fiction: Comedy.   Director: Paul Weitz)

Starring: Kevin Hart, Alfre Woodard, Lil Rel Howery, Dewanda Wise, Melody Hurd, Paul Reiser, Anthony Carrigan, Deborah Ayorinde, Frankie Faison

A father brings up his baby girl as a single dad after the unexpected death of his wife who died a day after their daughter’s birth.

Firestarter

(2022.  Fiction: Horror.  Director: Keith Thomas)

Starring: Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Gloria Reuben, Kurtwood Smith, Michael Greyeyes, Tina Jung

For more than a decade, parents Andy and Vicky have been on the run, desperate to hide their daughter Charlie from a shadowy federal agency that wants to harness her unprecedented gift for creating fire into a weapon of mass destruction. Andy has taught Charlie how to defuse her power, which is triggered by anger or pain. But as Charlie turns eleven, the fire becomes harder and harder to control. After an incident reveals the family’s location, a mysterious operative is deployed to hunt down the family and seize Charlie once and for all. Charlie has other plans.

Golden Arm

(2021.  Fiction: Comedy.  Director: Maureen Bharoocha)

Starring: Mary Holland, Betsy Sodaro, Olivia Stambouliah, Eugene Cordero, Aparna Nancherla, Dawn Luebbe, Ron Funches

When her best friend Danny ropes her into taking her spot at the Women’s Arm-Wrestling Championship, nice girl baker Melanie must trade whisks for barbells to fight the reigning champ for a chance at the grand prize and newfound badassery.

Hacks Season 1

(2021.  Fiction: Television Series)

Starring: Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Christopher McDonald, Rose Abdoo

Multiple Emmy Award winner Jean Smart stars as a legendary Las Vegas comedian who is forced to hire an ambitious young writer. These two talented comedic voices from different generations form an unlikely bond in this new comedy from “Broad City” alums Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello and Jen Statsky and Emmy Award winning executive producer Michael Schur.

Happening

(2022.  Fiction: Drama.  Director: Audrey Diwan)

Starring: Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet Klein, Luana Bajrami, Louise Orry-Diquero, Louise Chevillotte, Pio Marmai, Sandrine Bonnaire, Anna Mouglalis, Fabrizio Rongione

In 1963, student Anne has a bright future ahead of her, but her dreams of finishing her studies is shattered when she becomes pregnant. As her final exams approach, Anne decides to take matters into her own hands.

Humans

(2021.  Fiction: Comedy.  Director: Stephen Karam)

Starring: Richard Jenkins, Jayne Houdyshell, Amy Schumer, Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun, June Squibb

Erik Blake has gathered three generations of his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the group’s deepest fears are laid bare. The piercingly funny and haunting debut film from writer-director Stephen Karam, adapted from his Tony Award®-winning play, THE HUMANS explores the hidden dread of a family and the love that binds them together.

Infinite

(2021.  Fiction: Action.  Director: Antoine Fuqua)

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Cookson, Dylan O’Brien, Jason Mantzoukas, Rupert Friend, Toby Jones, Johannes Haukur Johannesson

A man discovers that his hallucinations are actually visions from past lives.

Les Notres

(2021.  Fiction: Drama.  Director: Jeanne Leblanc)

Starring: Emilie Bierre, Marianne Farley, Judith Baribeau

It is a social suspense about Magalie, a teenager who will have no choice but to take back the reins of her own life. Against all odds.

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

(2020.  Fiction: Foreign.  Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji)

Starring: Sherab Dorji, Ugyen Norbu Lhendup, Kelden Lhamo Gurung, Pem Zam, Sangay Lham, Chimi Dem

An aspiring singer living with his grandmother in the capital of Bhutan dreams of getting a visa to move to Australia.

Marvelous and the Black Hole

(2021.  Fiction: Comedy.  Director: Kate Tsang)

Starring: Miya Cech, Leonardo Nam, Paulina Lule, Kannon Omachi, Jae Suh Park, Jonathan Slavin

A teenage delinquent befriends a surly magician who helps her navigate her inner demons and dysfunctional family with sleight of hand magic. A coming-of-age comedy that touches on unlikely friendships, grief and finding hope in the darkest moments.

Memory

(2022.  Fiction: Action.  Director: Martin Campbell)

Starring: Liam Neeson, Monica Bellucci, Guy Pearce, Ray Stevenson, Louis Mandylor, Stella Stocker, Ray Fearon, Antonio Jaramillo, Lee Boardman, Taj Atwal, Rebecca Calder, Harold Torres, Kate Nichols, Daniel De Bourg

When Alex, an expert assassin, refuses to complete a job for a dangerous criminal organization, he becomes a target. FBI agents and Mexican intelligence are brought in to investigate the trail of bodies, leading them closer to Alex. With the crime syndicate and FBI in hot pursuit, Alex has the skills to stay ahead, except for one thing: he is struggling with severe memory loss, affecting his every move. Alex must question his every action and whom he can ultimately trust.

Men

(2022.  Fiction: Horror.   Director: Alex Garland)

Starring: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear, Gayle Rankin, Paapa Essiedu

In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Harper retreats alone to the beautiful English countryside, hoping to find a place to heal. However, someone or something from the surrounding woods appears to be stalking her. What begins as simmering dread soon becomes a fully formed nightmare, inhabited by her darkest memories and fears.

Northman

(2022.  Fiction: Action.  Director: Robert Eggers)

Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Gustav Lindh, Willem Dafoe, Phill Martin

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder.

Okja

(2017.  Fiction: Foreign.  Director: Bong Joon Ho)

Starring: An Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal

Mija is a South Korean girl growing up on an Edenic mountainside with her grandfather and best friend: Okja, a giant, empathetic “super pig” created as part of a secret GMO experiment. When Okja is abruptly torn away from her, Mija embarks on a perilous rescue mission that places her at the center of a sinister corporate conspiracy. While Bong’s trademark virtuosic set-pieces dazzle, Okja’s beating heart is the connection between a girl and her super pig, made all the more poignant by the brilliant special effects that bring the animal star to unforgettable life.

Power Book II: Ghost Season 2

(2021.  Fiction: Television Series)

Starring: Michael Rainey Jr., Shane Johnson, Melanie Liburd, Gianni Paolo, Method Man, Mary J. Blige, Naturi Naughton, Lovell Adams-Gray, Daniel Bellomy

Begins with Tariq St. Patrick still running from a legacy that haunts him. Forced into the choice to take the life of his professor, Jabari Reynolds, Tariq finds himself drifting further from that which he has been fighting to protect: his family.

Rose Maker

(2021.  Fiction: Foreign.  Director: Pierre Pinaud)

Starring: Catherine Frot, Manel Foulgoc, Fatsah Bouyahmed, Olivia Cote, Marie Petiot, Vincent Dedienne, Rukkmini Ghosh

Eve is one of France’s greatest artisanal horticulturalists. Honoring her father’s legacy, she continues the family business, breeding and growing unique roses. When Eve’s rose business is on the brink of bankruptcy, her secretary makes a last-ditch effort to turn things around and hires three inexperienced ex-convicts. Together they must team up to rescue the business in this verdant comedy.

Round Midnight

(1986.  Fiction: Drama.  Director: Bertrand Tavernier)

Starring: Dexter Gordon, Francois Cluzet, Herbie Hancock, Martin Scorsese

It is a love letter from director Bertrand Tavernier to the heyday of bebop and to the Black American musicians who found refuge in the smoky underground jazz clubs of 1950s Paris. In a miraculous, sui generis fusion of performer and character that was nominated for an Oscar, legendary saxophonist Dexter Gordon plays Dale Turner, a brilliant New York jazz veteran whose music aches with beauty but whose personal life is ravaged by addiction. Searching for a fresh start in Paris, Turner strikes up an unlikely friendship with a struggling single father and ardent jazz fan who finds his life transformed as he attempts to help the self-destructive musician. Herbie Hancock’s evocative, Oscar-winning score sets the mood for this definitive jazz film, a bittersweet opus that glows with a lived-in, soulful authenticity.

Sanctity of Space

(2021.  Non-fiction: Documentary.  Directors: Renan Ozturk, Freddie Wilkinson)

Climbers/filmmakers Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson retrace the steps of a pioneering mountaineer, cartographer, and aerial photographer Bradford Washburn (1910-2007), who put up many of the first ascents in Alaska. Taking inspiration from Washburn’s iconic aerial photographs of Denali National Park, Ozturk and Wilkinson attempt the unprecedented traverse of the Moose’s Tooth massif.

Surviving Sex Trafficking

(2021.   Non-Fiction: Documentary.   Director: Sadhvi Siddhali Shree)

With 45 million sex trafficking victims worldwide, only one percent manage to escape or be rescued. The documentary examines the ongoing struggles of those survivors as they desperately fight to break free of their past, heal their bodies and minds, reconnect with a world of hope, and reclaim their lost humanity. Jain monk Sadhvi Siddhali Shree, the filmmaker behind the award-winning documentary Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Traffic, uncovers the depth of pain felt by survivors as well as if and how they can truly recover. Through conversations with victims and trips to women’s shelters around the world, Surviving Sex Trafficking reveals their stories and how they escaped, how they continue to survive, and how they live day to day with the repressed trauma from the horrific events they experienced.

Umbrella Academy Season 2

(2020.  Fiction: Television Series)

Starring: Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castaneda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Colm Feore, Ritu Arya, Yusuf Gatewood, Marin Ireland

Based on the popular graphic novels written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, this live-action series follows the estranged members of a family of superheroes known as the Umbrella Academy. Years after disbanding, the siblings reunite after the death of their adoptive father, who trained them to save the world years ago. Each possessing unique powers and personalities, the dysfunctional members of the Umbrella Academy include Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Number Five, and Vanya.

Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

(2021.  Fiction: Comedy.  Director: Tom Gormican)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Neil Patrick Harris, Tiffany Haddish, Sharon Horgan

A cash-strapped Nicolas Cage agrees to make a paid appearance at a billionaire mega fan’s birthday party, but is really a snitch for the CIA since the billionaire fan is a drug kingpin and gets cast in a Tarantino movie.

Yellowjackets Season 1

(2021.  Fiction: Television Series)

Starring: Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Ella Purnell, Sophie Nelisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sophie Thatcher, Steven Krueger, Warren Kole, Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Courtney Eaton, Liv Hewson

A wildly talented high school girl soccer team becomes the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the Canadian wilderness.

You Won’t Be Alone

(2022.  Fiction: Foreign.  Director: Goran Stolevski)

Starring: Noomi Repace, Anamaria Marinca, Alice Englert, Sara Klimoska, Felix Maritaud, Carloto Cotta, Arta Dobroshi

In 19th-century Macedonia, a young girl is kidnapped and then transformed into a witch by an ancient spirit. Curious about life as a human, the witch accidentally kills a peasant in the nearby village and then takes her victim’s shape to live life in her skin. Her curiosity ignited, she continues to wield this horrific power to understand what it means to be human.

 

 

 

 

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