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FIRST MAN

Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Studio: Universal Pictures

Official Synopsis: A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, and Lukas Haas

 

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BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

Directed by: Drew Goddard
Studio: 20th Century Fox

Official Synopsis: Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption – before everything goes to hell.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman and Chris Hemsworth

 

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GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN

Directed by: Ari Sandel
Studio: Columbia Pictures

Official Synopsis: Slappy is back to wreak more havoc this Halloween in a brand-new comedy adventure based on R.L. Stine’s 400-million-selling series of books.

Starring: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris, Chris Parnell, Ken Jeong, and Jack Black

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BEAUTIFUL BOY

Directed by: Felix Van Groeningen
Studio: Amazon Studios

Official Synopsis: Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Starring: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kaitlyn Dever, and Andre Royo

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THE OATH

Directed by: Ike Barinholtz
Studio: Roadside Attractions

Official Synopsis: In a dystopian future, people across America are required to sign “The Patriot’s Oath”, a controversial political document, to the U.S. president by Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, a young couple host a Thanksgiving dinner in which political discussion among their family about the Oath erupts into violence and mayhem

Starring: Ike Barinholtz, Tiffany Haddish, John Cho, Carrie Brownstein, Billy Magnussen, Meredith Hagner, Jon Barinholtz, Nora Dunn and Chris Ellis

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THE HAPPY PRINCE

Directed by: Rupert Everett
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

Official Synopsis: The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.

Starring: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Edwin Thomas and Tom Wilkinson

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I STILL SEE YOU

Directed by: Scott Speer
Studio: Lionsgate

Official Synopsis: Bella Thorne stars in this spellbinding and romantic supernatural thriller. Ten years after an apocalyptic event left the world haunted by ghosts, Roni (Thorne) receives a threatening message from beyond the grave. Joining forces with a mysterious classmate, Kirk, Roni descends into a shadow world that blurs the bounds of the living and the dead-and begins a desperate race against time to stop a cunning killer.

Starring: Bella Thorne, Dermot Mulroney and Richard Harmon

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LOOK AWAY

Directed by: Assaf Bernstein
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Official Synopsis: LOOK AWAY is a psychological thriller that tells the story of Maria, an alienated high-school student whose life is turned upside down when she switches places with her sinister mirror image.

Starring: India Eisley, Mira Sorvino and Jason Isaacs

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AFTER EVERYTHING

Directed by: Hannah Marks & Joey Power
Studio: Good Deed Entertainment

Official Synopsis: When Elliot (Jeremy Allen White), a brash 23-year-old living carefree in New York City, meets the sensible Mia (Maika Monroe) and receives a damning diagnosis all in the same week, his world is turned completely upside down. But as their love blossoms amidst the chaos of his treatment, they discover that Elliot’s illness is not the real test of their relationship – it’s everything else.

Starring: Jeremy Allen White, Maika Monroe, DeRon Horton, Sasha Lane, Dean Winters, Gina Gershon and Marisa Tomei

 

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22 JULY

Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Studio: Netflix

Official Synopsis: A three-part story of Norway’s worst terrorist attack in which over seventy people were killed. 22 July looks at the disaster itself, the survivors, Norway’s political system and the lawyers who worked on this horrific case.

Starring: Anders Danielsen Lie, Jonas Strand Gravli, Jon Øigarden, Isak Bakli Aglen, Maria Bock, and Thorbjørn Harr

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B&B

Directed by: Joe Ahearne
Studio: Breaking Glass Pictures

Official Synopsis: Gay Londoners Marc and Fred plan for a weekend of mischief, baiting the Christian owner of a remote Christian B&B. Events take a deadly turn when another guest arrives, who they think might have something more sinister in mind.

Starring: Tom Bateman, Paul McGann, Sean Teale, Callum Woodhouse, and James Tratas

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LIYANA

Directed by: Aaron Kopp & Amanda Kopp
Studio: Abramorama

Official Synopsis: A Swazi girl embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. This animated African tale is born in the imaginations of five orphaned children in Swaziland who collaborate to tell a story of perseverance drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character’s journey is interwoven with poetic and observational documentary scenes to create a genre-defying celebration of collective storytelling.

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GOSNELL: THE TRIAL OF AMERICA’S BIGGEST SERIAL KILLER

Directed by: Nick Searcy
Studio: GVN Releasing

Official Synopsis: Michael Vaughn’s minister father always told him: Better to be an honest nobody than a crooked somebody. But Michael (Richard Sommer) doesn’t see the harm in giving people the closure they need with the dead and travels town-to-town professing his abilities as a spirit medium. One night, Michael is kidnapped. With a knife to his throat, Michael suddenly sees the opportunity of a lifetime in his psychologically unstable captor’s desperation to make contact with the other side. Intent on saving his floundering career, Michael sets out to become a celebrity TV psychic by solving the mystery of a high-profile crime in the national spotlight.

Starring: Dean Cain, Sarah Jane Morris, Earl Billings, Michael Beach, Cyrina Fiallo, and Nick Searcy

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STELLA’S LAST WEEKEND

Directed by: Polly Draper
Studio: Paladin

Official Synopsis: STELLA’S LAST WEEKEND is the story of two brothers whose relationship is challenged when they find they are in love with the same girl, but it is also about the unshakable bond between them.

Starring: Nat Wolff, Alex Wolff, Polly Draper, Paulina Singer, and Nick Sandow

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BIGGER

Directed by: George Gallo
Studio: Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures

Official Synopsis: Brothers Joe & Ben Weider were the architects of muscle. Against all odds, they launched an empire. Along the way they discovered Arnold Schwarzenegger, inspired female empowerment, championed diversity, and started a movement that changed the world.

Starring: Tyler Hoechlin, Aneurin Barnard, Julianne Hough, Victoria Justice, Colton Haynes, and Max Martini

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ALL SQUARE

Directed by: John Hyams
Studio: Vertical Entertainment

Official Synopsis: John Zbikowski (Michael Kelly) is a down-on-his-luck, small town bookie having a hard time collecting on outstanding debts. After a one night stand with an ex-girlfriend (Pamela Adlon), John strikes up an unlikely friendship with her 12-year old son, Brian (Jesse Ray Sheps), and develops a plan to recoup the money owed to him by taking bets on Brian’s Youth League Baseball games.

Starring: Michael Kelly, Jesse Ray Sheps, Josh Lucas, Pamela Adlon, Tom Everett Scott, and Isiah Whitlock Jr.

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KINKY

Directed by: Jean Claude Lamarre
Studio: Patriot Pictures

Official Synopsis: KINKY follows the story of Dr. Joyce Reynolds (Richard), a successful, yet shy Atlanta surgeon who enjoys a secluded and single lifestyle, before being set on a date with billionaire Darrin Bernard (Ri’chard), and the two take an immediate liking to one another. After several weeks of dating, Darin and Joyce’s world open to sexual dating exploration, leading them to S&M sex and the complicated alternative dominant submissive aspects of this alternative fun lifestyle in the African American community, all in the realm of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Starring: Dawn Richard, Robert Ri’chard, Gary Dourdan, Vivica A. Fox, Darrin Henson, and Eurika Pratts

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BETTER START RUNNING

Directed by: Brett Simon
Studio: Freestyle Digital Media

Official Synopsis: An eclectic band of misfits becomes an unlikely family as they take a wild journey in the name of love while on the run from an overzealous FBI duo who wants them dead or alive – preferably dead.

Starring: Analeigh Tipton, Maria Bello, Jane Seymour, Jeremy Irons, Edi Gathegi, and Karan Soni

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THE SENTENCE

Directed by: Rudy Valdez
Studio: HBO Documentary Films

Official Synopsis: Cindy Shank, mother of three, is serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement with a Michigan drug ring years earlier. This intimate portrait of mandatory minimum drug sentencing’s devastating consequences, captured by Cindy’s brother, follows her and her family over the course of ten years.

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SADIE

Directed by: Megan Griffiths
Studio: Pressing Pictures

Official Synopsis: SADIE is the story of a 13-year-old girl (Sophia Mitri Schloss) who lives at home with her mother (Melanie Lynskey) while her father serves repeated tours in the military. Sadie is extremely attached to her father despite his prolonged absence, and when her mother begins dating a new man (John Gallagher Jr.), Sadie takes extreme measures to end the relationship and safeguard her family through the only tactics she knows – those of war.

Starring: Sophia Mitri Schloss, Melanie Lynskey, John Gallagher Jr., Danielle Brooks, and Tony Hale

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BIKINI MOON

Directed by: Milcho Manchevski
Studio: Flix Premiere

Official Synopsis: Initially discovered when the documentary filmmakers happen upon her at a homeless center, the lively and charismatic Bikini, brought to life in a whirlwind performance by Condola Rashad (of Showtime’s “Billions”), soon becomes entrenched in the lives of the crew as they struggle to simultaneously help Bikini stay on her feet and complete their project. A self-described “Jesus with tits,” Bikini yearns to use her master carpentry skills to build a new life for herself and the daughter that was taken away by the foster care system.

Starring: Condola Rashad, Sarah Goldberg, Will Janowitz, Sathya Sridharan, and Mykal-Michelle Harris

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JANE AND EMMA

Directed by: Chantelle Squires
Studio: Excel Entertainment Group

Official Synopsis: Two women. One white. The other black. Society mandated they be enemies. The gospel of Jesus Christ required they be friends. On the eve of the death of Joseph Smith, his widow, Emma, is on the brink of destruction. In order to stand with her friend in her darkest hour, one woman, Jane Manning, will need to hear the voice of God once more. Can she hear His voice again? And if so, can she find the strength to abide it?

Starring: Danielle Deadwyler, Emily Goss, Brad Schmidt, Clotile Bonner, and K. Danor Gerald

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CHARM CITY

Directed by: Marilyn Ness
Studio: Visibly Shaken Productions

Official Synopsis: During three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, CHARM CITY delivers an unexpectedly candid, observational portrait of the police, citizens, and government officials left on the frontlines. In these divisive times, CHARM CITY offers humanity as common ground.

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IN ECHO PARK

Directed by: Nathaniel Lezra
Studio: Indican Pictures

Official Synopsis: The lives of street punks, a millennial couple, and a Salvadoran teenager being recruited by a local gang collide, forming an interlocking story of class and identity in Echo Park, Los Angeles as the world around them changes.

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APOSTLE

Directed by: Gareth Evans
Studio: Netflix

Official Synopsis: London, 1905. Prodigal son Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens) has returned home, only to learn that his sister is being held for ransom by a religious cult. Determined to get her back at any cost, Thomas travels to the idyllic island where the cult lives under the leadership of the charismatic Prophet Malcolm (Michael Sheen). As Thomas infiltrates the island’s community, he learns that the corruption of mainland society that they claim to reject has infested the cult’s ranks nonetheless – and uncovers a secret far more evil than he could have imagined. Written and directed by Gareth Evans (THE RAID), APOSTLE is a harrowing occult fable where the only thing more horrifying than madness is the sinister reality behind it.

Starring: Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner, Kristine Froseth, and Paul Higgins

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