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CREED II

Directed By: Steven Caple Jr.
Studio: MGM

Official Synopsis: Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.

Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Dolph Lundgren, Florian Munteanu, Wood Harris, Russell Hornsby, Andre Ward, and Phylicia Rashad

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RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

Directed By: Phil Johnston & Rich Moore
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Official Synopsis: Six years after the events of “Wreck-It Ralph”, Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Ed O’Neill, Alan Tudyk, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson, and Alfred Molina.

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ROBIN HOOD (2018)

Directed By: Otto Bathurst
Studio: Summit Entertainment

Official Synopsis: Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.

Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Tim Minchin, and Jamie Dornan

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THE FAVOURITE

Directed By: Yorgos Lanthimos
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Film4, and Waypoint

Official Synopsis: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail (Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

87Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, James Smith, and Mark Gatiss

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ROMA

Directed By: Alfonso Cuarón
Studio: Netflix

Official Synopsis: The most personal project to date from Academy Award (R)-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. Cuarón’s first project since the groundbreaking Gravity in 2013, ROMA will be available in theaters and on Netflix later this year. 

Starring: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Fernando Grediaga, Jorge Antonio Guerrero, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Carlos Peralta, Nancy García , Diego Di Cort, and Verónica García

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SHOPLIFTERS

Directed By: Hirokazu Koreeda
Studio: Magnolia Pictures

Official Synopsis: After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them…

Starring: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka, Kirin Kiki, Jyo Kairi, and Sosuke Ikematsu

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BECOMING ASTRID

Directed By: Pernille Fischer Christensen
Studio: Music Box Films

Official Synopsis: Teenaged Astrid Lindren (Alba August), who later went on to write the Pippi Longstocking series, leads a carefree life with her family in the forests and fields of rural Sweden. Restless and eager to break free from the confines of her conservative upbringing, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor, Blomberg (Henrik Rafaelsen). After Astrid becomes pregnant, she leaves her childhood home and goes to Copenhagen to secretly give birth to a son, Lasse, whom she reluctantly leaves in the care of a foster mother, Marie (Trine Dyrholm). Astrid goes into self-imposed exile in Stockholm, refusing Blomberg’s offer of marriage and saving up her paltry salary for visits to see Lasse. When Marie falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and flair for storytelling to reconnect with her son. In spite of her struggles, Astrid emerges with a newfound courage that will later form the foundation of a vast and beloved body of work.

Starring: Alba August, Trine Dyrholm, Maria Bonnevie, Henrik Rafaelsen, Magnus Krepper, and Björn Gustafsson

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THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET

Directed By: Jeremy Workman
Studio: Greenwich Entertainment

Official Synopsis: For over six years, and for reasons he can’t explain, Matt Green, 37, has been walking every block of every street in New York City – a journey of more than 8,000 miles. THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET tells the story of one man’s unusual personal quest and the unexpected journey of discovery, humanity, and wonder that ensues.

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THE GREAT BUDDHA+

Directed By: Hsin-yao Huang
Studio: Cheng Cheng Films

Official Synopsis: Pickle is a night security guard at a bronze statue factory. His colleague, Belly Bottom, works as a recycling collector during the day, and Pickle’s biggest pleasure in life is flicking through the porn magazines Belly Bottom collects in the small hours in the security room. Having late night snacks and watching television are an integral part of their dull lives. One day when the television is broken, their lives are changed forever. The story involves gods, the middle-aged men’s sexual desire and the conversation between ghosts and humans. Maybe the audience will find it preposterous, but isn’t life itself a farce?

Starring: Cres Chuang, Bamboo Chu-Sheng Chen, Leon Dai, Shao-Huai Chang, and Kuo-Lin Ting

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WRITE WHEN YOU GET WORK

Directed By: Stacy Cochran
Studio: Abramorama

Official Synopsis: Write When You Get Work is a thorny romantic comedy set in New York City — at a private school for girls, and in the world outside its exclusive walls. It’s a story of money, access, and mischief, of who gets in through doorways and how. Ruth Duffy is a woman working to put her tumultuous days behind her and establish a career on the lower rungs of the Upper East Side. Jonny Collins is the man she least wants to see, but whose efforts to infiltrate her life seem unimpeded by locks or windows. And Nan Noble is a member of the entitled class whose pronouncements reveal the fears and cluelessness of life on the inside. This is a love story that evolves into a heist.

Starring: Emily Mortimer, Finn Wittrock, Rachel Keller, Scott Cohen, and Jessica Hecht

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INVISIBLE HANDS

Directed By: Shraysi Tandon
Studio: First Run Features

Official Synopsis: INVISIBLE HANDS exposes child labor and child trafficking within the supply chains of the world’s biggest corporations, which produce some of our most loved items. The film offers a harrowing account of children as young as five years old making the products we buy and consume every day. Chilling undercover footage shows children being sold like animals to the highest bidder and others being abused by this pervasive slave labor. INVISIBLE HANDS digs deep into a modern slavery system quietly supported by some of the world’s largest companies, demanding to know why top stakeholders continue to engage in this unlawful practice.

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8 REMAINS

Directed By: Juliane Block
Studio: Indie Rights

Official Synopsis: The young and beautiful Talli gets choked to death by her lover Damien on her birthday. Right when she’s about to die time stops and Talli finds herself in a shadow world, a distorted mirror of reality. Caught between life and death Talli has to relive the hours prior to her murder, since all paths seem to lead her to Damien, the lover who’s also her killer. When Talli finds herself attacked by him again, she manages to fight him off long enough to slip away. She escapes through a door, which only leads her deeper down the rabbit hole. Guided by the spirits of Damien’s victims Talli descends into a purgatory built on the fears and regrets of her past. She has to face all of them to survive.

Starring: Maja-Celiné Probst, Gregory B. Waldis, Kevin Leslie, Anne Alexander Sieder, Pete Riley, and Priscilla Wittman

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MARRIAGE PALACE

Directed By: Sunil Thakur
Studio: Rising Star Entertainment

Official Synopsis: MARRIAGE PALACE is a comedy movie which takes us back to the 1990s in Punjab when avillage boy, along with a friend, moves to the big city in pursuit of his one true love. The film brings back the age of Audio Cassettes when one used creative means to define their love … without the modern new media tools we all have now. Nimma (Sharry Mann) and Maani (Payal Rajput) made their love story work despite many problems in their path.

Starring: Sharry Maan, Payal Rajput, Jaswinder Bhalla, B N Sharma, and Nirmal Rishi

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