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(2021.  Non-Fiction: Documentary.  Director: Dan Chen)

Starring: Alicia Simon, Cathy Bui, Adia Sabatier, Isaac Smith, James Dennis, Mike Landry

T.M. Landry, an unconventional prep school in Louisiana, receives national attention for consistently sending its graduates to elite universities. When an explosive New York Times exposé questions the school’s legitimacy, students face uncertain futures and must decide for themselves what they are willing to accept.

Ask No Questions

(2020.  Non-fiction: Documentary.  Director: Jason Loftus, Eric Pedicelli)

When Chinese state TV blames his faith for a fiery public suicide, Chen Ruichang is detained in a Clockwork Orange-style brainwashing facility and forced to accept the government’s account. But Chen, a former insider of the state TV himself, believes it was all a government plot. A CNN reporter smuggled out footage of the event that day but was then muzzled by Beijing. Now, her eyewitness testimony helps untangle an intricate conspiracy, as Chinese authorities begin pressuring the filmmaker’s family and business associates. It shows the deadly power of media under authoritarian control. It also shows the remarkable power of an individual who refuses to compromise the truth.

Beast

(2022.   Fiction: Action.   Director: Baltasar Kormakur)

Starring: Idris Elba, Sharlto Copley, Iyana Halley, Leah Jeffries, Mel Jamson

Recently widowed Dr. Nate Daniels and his two teenage daughters travel to a South African game reserve managed by Martin Battles, an old family friend and wildlife biologist. However, what begins as a journey of healing soon turns into a fearsome fight for survival when a lion, a survivor of bloodthirsty poachers, begins stalking them.

Beta Test

(2021.  Fiction: Suspense.   Director: Jim Cummings, PJ McCabe)

Starring: Jim Cummings, PJ McCabe, Virginia Newcomb, Kevin Changaris, Jessie Barr

A married Hollywood agent receives a mysterious letter for an anonymous sexual encounter and becomes ensnared in a sinister world of lying, murder and infidelity in this scintillating satire.

Bodies Bodies Bodies

(2022.   Fiction: Horror.   Director: Halina Reijn)

Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Rachel Sennott, Pete Davidson, Lee Pace

When a group of rich twenty-somethings plan a hurricane party at an isolated family mansion, a party game turns deadly in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and one party gone very, very wrong.

Bull Season 6

(2021.   Fiction: Television Series)

Starring: Michael Weatherly, Geneva Carr, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Chris Jackson, Freddy Rodriguez

When the final season begins, Bull and the TAC team must call upon all their collective experience to locate Bull’s daughter when the child is kidnapped, and her abductor warns them not to go to the police. As the team works to find the little girl before the kidnapper’s clock runs out, Bull begins to suspect the abductor is someone connected to his previous career in private psychology. This then leads to the Trial Analysis Corporation team heading to court one last time to finalize a negligent homicide defense that will change the nature of their company and their lives forever.

Bullet Train

(2022.  Fiction: Action. Director: David Leitch.)

Starring: Joey King, Karen Fukuhara, Brad Pitt, Zazie Beetz, Sandra Bullock, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Shannon, Logan Lerman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Brian Tyree Henry, Bad Bunny, Masi Oka

Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug’s latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe, all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives, on the world’s fastest train. The end of the line is just the beginning in this non-stop thrill-ride through modern-day Japan from David Leitch, the director of Deadpool 2.

Call the Midwife Season 11

(2021.   Fiction: Television Series)

Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Jenny Agutter, Laura Main

1967 brings fresh medical and personal challenges to the midwifery and district nursing rounds. Thanks to Matthew’s continued support, things at Nonnatus House are now settled and going well, and Trixie helps Matthew understand the community he is becoming a part of. Doctor Turner faces some changes in his relationship with Timothy now that he is an adult, while Shelagh continues to support community health programs. Across the series, the team faces challenging situations concerning addiction, a baby with a life-threatening condition, breastfeeding difficulties, and a Holocaust survivor.

Easter Sunday

(2022.   Fiction: Comedy.   Director: Jay Chandrasekhar)

Starring: Jo Koy, Lydia Gaston, Brandon Wardell, Eva Noblezada, Carly Pope, Jay Chandrasekhar, Tia Carrere, Melody Butiu, Joey Guila, Eugene Cordero, Lou Diamond Phillips, Asif Ali, Jimmy O. Yang, Tiffany Haddish, Enid-Raye Adams, Michael Weaver

A man returns home to celebrate Easter with his riotous, bickering, eating, drinking, laughing, loving family.

Fall

(2022.  Fiction: Thriller.   Director: Scott Mann)

Starring: Grace Caroline Currey, Virginia Gardner, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mason Gooding, Julia Pace Mitchell, Jasper Cole

For best friends Becky and Hunter, life is all about conquering fears and pushing limits. But after they climb 2,000 feet to the top of a remote, abandoned radio tower, they find themselves stranded with no way down.

Hellbender

(2022.   Fiction: Horror.  Director: John Adams, Zelda Adams, Toby Poser)

Starring: Zelda Adams, Toby Poser, Lulu Adams, John Adams

Izzy leads an isolated life, locked away from the world by her protective mother who has convinced her she has a chronic illness. Izzy sneaks into town one day and befriends Amber who invites her to play a cruel drinking game that unleashes a new kind of hunger within Izzy. Confused and scared, Izzy questions her mom. But Mom’s secrets are as old and dark as the bloodline from which they’re born, and her grip is tight. Izzy’s true nature can only sleep for so long though, and when it wakes, it’s hungry as hell.

JFK Revisited Complete Collection

(Non-fiction: Documentary.   Director: Oliver Stone)

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Donald Sutherland, John F. Kennedy, Walter Cronkite, Malcolm Kilduff

Thirty years after his renowned film JFK, Oliver Stone takes viewers on a thought-provoking and eye-opening journey through recently declassified evidence in the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in both JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass and the four-part series JFK: Destiny Betrayed. Subjects covered in both the film and the series include the early formation of President Kennedy’s foreign policy overview and his anti-colonial convictions, which put him in opposition to the Eisenhower administration, the CIA, and the Pentagon.

Kimi

(2022.  Fiction: Drama.   Director: Steven Soderbergh)

Starring: Zoe Kravitz, Byron Bowers, Jamie Camil, Erika Christensen, Derek Delgaudio, Robin Givens, Charles Halford, Devin Ratray, Jacob Vargas, Rita Wilson

As a “voice stream interpreter,” Angela listens to thousands of anonymous audio streams from smart speaker owners, the perfect job for an agoraphobe like herself. While listening to a stream, she overhears a murder taking place and must leave the comfort of her home.

Law & Order: SVU Season 23

(2021.  Fiction: Television Series)

Starring: Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, Kelli Giddish, Peter Scanavino, Jamie Gray Hyder, Demore Barnes

Now in its 23rd season, Dick Wolf’s iconic crime drama continues to set records as the longest-running U.S. primetime live-action series in history. Capt. Olivia Benson returns as commander of the Special Victims Unit, a dedicated squad of detectives who investigate vicious crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence. Benson is joined by her second-in-command, Sgt. Odafin “Fin” Tutuola, Senior Det. Amanda Rollins, Officer Katriona “Kat” Azar Tamin, Assistant District Attorney Dominick “Sonny” Carisi, and Deputy Chief Christian Garland

Let Them All Talk

(2020.   Fiction: Comedy.  Director: Steven Soderbergh)

Starring: Meryl Streep, Candice Bergen, Dianne Wiest, Lucas Hedges, Gemma Chan, Daniel Algrant, John Douglas Thompson

Novelist Alice Hughes boards an ocean liner with her two best friends from college to have some fun and heal old wounds, while her nephew who tags along to look after them falls for an alluring stowaway.

Lioness: The Nicola Adams Story

(2021.  Non-fiction: Documentary.  Director: Helena Coan)

Starring: Nicola Adams, Paul Allen, Ella Baig

At London 2012, Nicola Adams OBE became the first woman ever to win an Olympic Gold medal for boxing. In Rio 2016, with the nation cheering her on, she did it all over again. A Black, gay, working class girl from a council estate fighting in a sport which didn’t accept women, how did Nicola overcome the odds stacked against her and make history? Nicola fell in love with boxing as a child, and fought her first bout when women’s boxing was still illegal in the UK. Women were reluctantly accepted into the sport when Nicola was a teenager, yet there was a shocking disparity in funding for male and female boxing, and women’s boxing was not accepted as an Olympic sport. Nicola fought for equality and worked her way up the ranks, finding her place in a male-dominated sport where women were still not welcome. A hybrid of personal archive, sports footage, interviews with sports stars and those who know Nicola Adams best, this film stands as triumphant testament to the power of grit and determination. It is the story of Nicola’s refusal to be bound by limitations, overcoming disadvantage, injury and defeat to become a true champion in every sense of the word.

Making Black America: Through the Grapevine

(2022.  Non-fiction: Documentary)

Starring: Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The four-part series hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., chronicles the vast social networks and organizations created by and for Black people beyond the reach of the “White gaze.” The series recounts the establishment of the Prince Hall Masons in 1775 through the formation of all-Black towns and business districts, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, destinations for leisure, and the social media phenomenon of Black Twitter. Professor Gates sits with noted scholars, politicians, cultural leaders, and old friends to discuss this world behind the color line and what it looks like today. It takes viewers into an extraordinary world that showcased Black people’s ability to collectively prosper, defy white supremacy and define Blackness in ways that transformed America itself.

Murdoch Mysteries Series 15

(2021.  Fiction: Television Series)

Starring: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris, Thomas Craig

As Season Fifteen of this beloved period mystery opens, Detective Murdoch seeks to find and protect his newly discovered son from the Black Hand gang. Meanwhile, Brackenreid’s son has sprung loose from jail and is on the run, and Crabtree finds himself in a compromised situation as he tries to save Effie from her kidnappers.

Star Trek Picard Season 2

(2022.   Fiction: Television Series)

Starring: Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Jonathan Del Arco, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Jeri Ryan, Patrick Stewart, Harry Treadoway

Season two of STAR TREK: PICARD takes the legendary Jean-Luc Picard and his crew on a bold and exciting new journey: into the past. Picard must enlist friends both old and new to confront the perils of 21st century Earth in a desperate race against time to save the galaxy’s future and face the ultimate trial from one of his greatest foes.

Summoned

(2022.  Fiction: Horror.  Director: Mark Meir)

Starring: Emma Fitzpatrick, J. Quinton Johnson, Angela Gulner, Salvador Chacon

Elijah and his rock-star girlfriend Lyn are forced into making the ultimate choice when their weekend holiday turns deadly, and they quickly realize that they’ve been summoned to settle a supernatural debt that spans generations.

Walker Season 2

(2021.   Fiction: Television Series.)

Starring: Keegan Allen, Coby Bell, Violet Brinson, Molly Hagen, Lindsey Morgan, Jared Padalecki, Mitch Pileggi

Texas Ranger Cordell Walker is more determined than ever to protect his family and find out the truth about his wife’s death. Micki goes on a secret ops mission to stop the Del Rio crime syndicate but she realizes it could take a toll on her relationship with Trey. The return of the Davison family ignites an old feud with the Walkers and Liam doesn’t trust the new DA. The five-disc set is packed with exclusive special features and all twenty intense episodes from Season Two.

Winning Time: Rise of the Lakers Dynasty

(2022.   Fiction: Television Series)

Starring: John C. Reilly, Quincy Isaiah, Jason Clarke, Adrien Brody, Gaby Hoffmann, Tracy Letts, Jason Segel, Julianne Nicholson, Hadley Robinson, De Vaughn Nixon, Solomon Hughes, Tamera Tomakili, Brett Cullen, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Spencer Garrett, Molly Gordon

A fast-break drama series chronicling the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of the sports’ most revered and dominant dynasties a team that defined its era, both on and off the court. The series examines one of the professional sports’ most beloved empires and experience the exhilarating ride of a team that dominated a decade of basketball and watches them not only achieve iconic status but transforms the sport in every way.

 

 

 

 

 

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