Director(s): Silas Howard Cast: Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra, Ann Dowd, Amy Landecker
Alex (Claire Danes) and Greg (Jim Parsons) have always known that their four-year-old son, Jake, was more interested in fairy tales than toy cars, but when the preschool director Judy (Octavia Spencer) points out that his gender (more…)
A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY (“ALL I WISH”)
Director(s): Susan Walter Cast: Sharon Stone, Tony Goldwyn, Ellen Burstyn, Famke Janssen, Caitlin FitzGerald
Senna Berges (Sharon Stone), a struggling clothing designer who hasn’t quite found herself has given up on finding her soulmate. All seems to be spiraling out of control for Senna until her 46th birthday party, where (more…)
Director(s): Shannon Murphy Cast: Eliza Scanlen, Ben Mendelsohn, Essie Davis, Toby Wallace
When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses, it’s her parents’ worst nightmare. But as Milla’s first brush with love brings her a new lust for life, things get messy and traditional morals go out the window. Milla soon shows everyone in her orbit – her parents, Moses, a (more…)
BACK TO BURGUNDY (Ce qui nous lie)
Director(s): Cédric Klapisch Cast: Pio Marmaï, Ana Girardot, François Civil
Jean is 30 years old and has spent the last decade travelling around the world, cutting all ties with his family and hometown in Burgundy. When he is called back home to be with his terminally ill father, he is reunited with his sister Juliette and brother Jérémie. Together they learn (more…)
BALLOON (aka BALLON)
Director(s): Michael Herbig Cast: Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, Thomas Kretschmann, David Kross, Alicia von Rittberg
Set in 1979 East Germany during the height of the Cold War, two ordinary families yearning for freedom secretly form a great escape plan to get across to the West. With courage and ingenuity as their main weapons, they build a hot air balloon with (more…)
BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE
Director(s): Pamela B. Green Cast: Jodie Foster, Narrator; Alice Guy-Blache, with appearances of plethora actors, directors, producers including Geena Davis, Julie Delpy, Anne Fontaine, Diablo Cody, Peter Farrelly, et al
When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker, but (more…)
BEATLES: SGT. PEPPER & BEYOND
Director(s): Alan G. Parker Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison
This documentary about The Beatles examines the twelve months (Aug 1966-Aug 1967) that would arguably be the most crucial in the band’s career—a year in which they stopped being the world’s (more…)
Set in the underworld of debt-collecting and follows the homegrown hustler Peg Dahl, who will do anything to escape Buffalo, NY.
Director(s): John Curran Cast: Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Kate Mara, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan
Depicting Ted Kennedy’s involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.
Director(s): Ron Scalpello Cast: Sam Claflin, Hugh Bonneville, Timothy Spall
Set ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, the film follows Liam (Sam Claflin), an ex-con trying to win back the love and trust of his family. He has lost everything at the hands of a local crime syndicate run by Clifford Cullen (Spall), who has high-level connections in politics, finance and the (more…)
Director(s): Karyn Kusama Cast: Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, Toby Kebbell
A police detective reconnects with people from an undercover assignment in her distant past in order to make peace. DESTROYER follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the (more…)
EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE
Director(s): Joe Berlinger Cast: Zac Efron, Lily Collins, John Malkovich, Jim Parsons, Kaya Scodelario, Haley Joel Osment
In the vein of “Catch Me If You Can” and based on true events, Zac Efron plays Ted Bundy, the world’s most notorious serial killer. The film is told through the perspective of Bundy’s longtime girlfriend Liz (Lily Collins), who went years (more…)
HERE AND NOW “aka BLUE NIGHT”
Director(s): Fabien Constant Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Renée Zellweger, Common, Simon Baker, Taylor Kinney, Jacqueline Bisset
Vivienne (SJP), a singer in New York City, lives her life for herself and for her art. After she receives news that shatters her world and jolts her to her core, we follow Vivienne over a compressed 24-hour window as we see her (more…)
Director(s): John Moore Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Michael Nyqvist, Anna Friel, James Frecheville, Stefanie Scott
Mike Regan is a self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife, a beautiful teenage daughter, and a sleek, state-of-the-art smart home. Mike is approaching the height of success with his company, when his relationship with Ed Porter, his I.T. consultant, sours. He soon finds himself in a deadly high-stakes game (more…)
A delicate, poignant and heartwarming film about the intertwined fates of an abandoned baby in need of a home, the foster parents who care for him in the meantime, and a woman’s everlasting wish to become a mother.
JALOUSE (aka JEALOUS)
Director(s): David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos Cast: Karin Viard, Thibault de Montalembert, Anne Dorval, Bruno Todeschini
Nathalie, a middle-aged divorced University Professor, experiences an unexpected mid-life crisis causing her to become irrepressibly jealous of everyone close to her. Entangled in conflicted emotions, Nathalie needs to navigate through her crisis (more…)
KING OF THIEVES
Director(s): James Marsh Cast: Michael Caine, Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Ray Winstone, Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Cox
Based on the true story of the spectacular 2015 London diamond heist, one of the biggest in British history, that became news around the world when it was discovered to have been perpetrated by a misfit gang of retirees and pensioners defying their own age.
Director(s): Mark Raso Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Ed Harris, Elizabeth Olsen, Bruce Greenwood
Ben (Ed Harris) is a famous photo journalist who sacrificed his family to pursue his career, and Matt (Jason Sudeikis) is his estranged son–a struggling rock band manager with no desire to reconnect with his father. In 2010, Kodak announced they will no longer be producing Kodachrome film and the last photo developing lab is closing its doors for good. Ben is dying and asks his caretaker, Zoe (Elizabeth Olsen) to help him fulfill (more…)
Director(s): Ira Sachs Cast: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Alfred Molina, Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri
Two teens develop a growing friendship in Brooklyn, New York while their parents’ feud over a dress shop lease escalates.
Director(s): Lisa Dapolito Cast: Gilda Radner, Gene Wilder, Amy Poehler, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Chevy Chase, Bill Hader
In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends, rare home movies and diaries read by modern day comediennes (including Amy Poehler), LOVE GILDA offers a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.
Director(s): Amanda Sthers Cast: Toni Collette, Harvey Keitel, Rossy de Palma, Michael Smiley
Anne (Toni Collette) and Bob (Harvey Keitel) prepare a luxurious dinner for their wealthy international friends. Needing one more guest to fill the table, Anne insists her maid Maria (Rossy de Palma) disguise herself as a Spanish noblewoman. During dinner, a British art broker (Michael Smiley) is taken with Maria’s (more…)
Director(s): Mika Kaurismaki Cast: Pak Hon Chu, Anna-Maija Tuokko, Lucas Hsuan, Vesa-Matti Loiri, Kari Vaananen
Following the death of his wife, professional chef CHENG travels with his young son to a remote village in Finland to connect with an old Finnish friend he once met in Shanghai. Upon arrival, nobody in the village seems to know his friend but local (more…)
Director(s): Niall Johnson Cast: Rafe Spall, Emilia Fox, Richard Cordery, William Stagg, Matthew Stagg
A dying mother’s life lessons to the husband and sons she left behind. Based on the best-selling novel by St John (Singe) Greene, this film is the story of Singe and Kate, a British couple whose lives were turned upside down when Kate was diagnosed with an incurable cancer. Over her last few days she creates her list: writing her thoughts and memories down, to help the man she loves provide the best life possible for their two sons after she is gone.
ONES BELOW, THE
Director(s): David Farr Cast: Clemence Poesy, Stephen Campbell Moore, David Morrissey, Laura Birn
Kate (Clemence Poesy) and Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore) are an affluent couple in a tony London suburb awaiting not just the arrival of their first-born, but also the new tenants who will rent the apartment downstairs. After developing a quick friendship with their new neighbors, (more…)
Director(s): Harry Wootliff Cast: Josh O'Connor, Laia Costa
Elena and Jake meet by chance on New Years Eve, arguing for the same taxi. However, instead of going their separate ways after sharing a taxi, they start a passionate relationship.
Director(s): Paul King Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Brendan Gleeson, Jim Broadbent
Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN, THE
Director(s): Farhad Safinia Cast: Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Steve Coogan, Natalie Dormer, Jennifer Ehle, Jeremy Irvine
An extraordinary true story of madness, genius, and obsession about two remarkable men who created literary history with the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary. The compilation of the dictionary began in 1857 (more…)
Director(s): Ash Brannon Cast: Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Sam Elliott, Matt Dillon, Kenan Thompson, and Jorge Garcia
When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.
SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER
Director(s): Carl Hunter Cast: Bill Nighy, Sam Riley, Jenny Agutter
Alan is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of Scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online (more…)
Director(s): Robert Budreau Cast: Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong, Bea Santos,
Based on the absurd but true 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm that was documented in the New Yorker as the origins of the ‘Stockholm Syndrome’.
STRANGE BUT TRUE
Director(s): Rowan Athale Cast: Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, Mena Massoud, Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Brian Cox, Blythe Danner
A story of love, loss and hope, STRANGE BUT TRUE is a family drama that begins in the shadow of tragedy. Laid up with a broken leg, Philip is living with his mother Charlene in upstate New York. It’s been five years since the death of Philip’s brother Ronnie, a devastating blow (more…)
SURVIVING CHRISTMAS WITH THE RELATIVES
Director(s): James Dearden Cast: Julian Ovenden, Gemma Whelan, Joely Richardson, Michael Landes, Sally Phillips, Ronni Ancona, Sophie Simnett, Patricia Hodge, James Fox
A heart-warming, riotous take on the traditional festive family get-together, as disparate relatives are thrown together in a confined space (more…)
Director(s): D. W. Young Cast: Featuring Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese and misc other authors and book collectors
Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and
their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. They also play an underappreciated (more…)
THE BROMLEY BOYS
Director(s): Steve Kelly Cast: Brenock O'Connor, Alan Davies, Martine McCutcheon, Jamie Foreman, Adam Deadon
A boy, a girl, and the worst football team in Britain. You can’t choose who you’re going to fall in love with.
Director(s): Jim Cummings Cast: Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr, Nican Robinson, Jocelyn DeBoer, Macon Blair
A police officer faces a personal meltdown following a divorce and the death of his mother, while at the same time struggling to raise his daughter.
TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM
Director(s): Timothy Greenfield-Sanders Cast: Toni Morrison, Oprah Winfrey, Fran Leibowitz, Hilton Als
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio (more…)
Director(s): Colin McIvor Cast: Art Parkinson, Penelope Wilton, Toby Jones
Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save ‘Buster’ the baby elephant during the air raids of Belfast in 1941.