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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM

Directed By: Chad Stahelski
Studio: Lionsgate

Official Synopsis: In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Anjelica Huston, and Ian McShane

Genre: Action | Crime | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for pervasive strong violence, and some language)
Runtime: 131 minutes

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A DOG’S JOURNEY

Directed By: Gail Mancuso
Studio: Universal Pictures

Official Synopsis: Bailey (voiced again by Josh Gad) is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his “boy,” Ethan (Dennis Quaid) and Ethan’s wife Hannah (Marg Helgenberger). He even has a new playmate: Ethan and Hannah’s baby granddaughter, CJ. The problem is that CJ’s mom, Gloria (Betty Gilpin), decides to take CJ away. As Bailey’s soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he makes a promise to Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost. Thus begins Bailey’s adventure through multiple lives filled with love, friendship and devotion as he, CJ (Kathryn Prescott), and CJ’s best friend Trent (Henry Lau) experience joy and heartbreak, music and laughter, and few really good belly rubs.

Starring: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Kathryn Prescott, and Henry Lau

Genre: Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Family | Fantasy
Country: China | India | Hong Kong | USA (English)
Rating: PG (for thematic content, some peril and rude humor)
Runtime: 108 minutes

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THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR

Directed By: Ry Russo-Young
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Official Synopsis: College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet–and fall for each other–over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love? With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the U.S., Natasha is fighting against her family’s deportation as fiercely as she’s fighting her budding feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together. A modern-day story about finding love against all odds, “The Sun Is Also a Star” explores whether our lives are determined by fate or the random events of the universe.

Starring: Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, Jake Choi, Camrus Johnson, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Miriam A. Hyman, and Cathy Shim

Genre: Drama | Romance
Country: USA (English)
Rating: PG-13 (for some suggestive content and language)
Runtime: 100 minutes

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WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE

Directed By: Stacie Passon
Studio: Brainstorm Media

Official Synopsis: Merricat lives with her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian. The trio are survivors of an arsenic poisoning that killed everyone else in the family five years prior. Merricat is bold and imaginative, and protects the property with “spells”. Despite being hated by the townspeople, the sisters live an idyllic life, until cousin Charles arrives. Charles offers to help around the house, and inquires about the family’s finances. Constance is charmed by Charles, and Merricat resents Charles’ intrusion. As Charles and Merricat battle for control, tragedy threatens to strike again. Based on the 1962 novel by Shirley Jackson.

Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, Crispin Glover, and Sebastian Stan

Genre: Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 90 minutes

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ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW

Directed By: Collin Schiffli
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Official Synopsis: Gensan (David Dastmalchian) and Ruby (Karen Gillan) live on the fringes of society in Los Angeles, struggling to survive in the face of abject poverty. On a fateful night, they strike out to seize something that has always been denied them, which sets in motion a series of events with dire consequences. Their impulsively committed crime puts them on run from the police. They seek refuge in their hometown of Kansas City, a place filled with the dark secrets that have haunted them since they fled years ago.

Starring: Karen Gillan, David Dastmalchian, Jennifer Morrison, Richard Cabral, David Koechner, and John Doe

Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 91 minutes

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A VIOLENT SEPARATION

Directed By: Kevin & Michael Goetz
Studio: Screen Media Films

Official Synopsis: In a quiet Midwestern town, a deputy named Norman Young is faced with an impossible decision; arrest his older brother Ray for murder or help him cover it up. Norman chooses family. As the ensuing investigation withers, neither of the brothers are prepared for the weight of their guilt or how that guilt will strain their loyalty to each other when a passionate romance blossoms between Norman and the victim’s younger sister, Frances. Family bonds are tested as impossible choices must be made to protect the ones they love.

Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Ben Robson, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Claire Holt, Ted Levine, Francesca Eastwood, and Gerald McRaney

Genre: Crime | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 106 minutes

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THE SOUVENIR

Directed By: Joanna Hogg
Studio: A24

Official Synopsis: A shy film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man. She defies her protective mother and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship which comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams.

Starring: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tosin Cole, Jack McMullen, Richard Ayoade, Tilda Swinton, and Tom Burke

Genre: Drama | Mystery | Romance
Country: USA | UK (English)
Rating: R (for some sexuality, graphic nudity, drug material and language)
Runtime: 119 minutes

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THE MEANEST MAN IN TEXAS

Directed By: Justin Ward
Studio: Ammo Content

Official Synopsis: Based on the bestseller, “The Meanest Man in Texas” is the true story of Clyde Thompson. In 1928, a young Clyde finds himself in the wrong place, at the wrong time and in the wrong company. After shooting two men in self-defense, Clyde is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Just hours before execution by electric chair, the Governor spares him the death penalty, but he is shipped to the Texas Prison Farm to serve hard labor, where he gains the moniker “The Meanest Man in Texas”. The story follows Clyde’s journey as his personal roller-coaster ride takes him on some life-changing highs and lows, but ultimately leads him to redemption.

Starring: Mateus Ward, Jamie McShane, Alexandra Bard, Ben Reed, Casey Bond, and James Morrison

Genre: Biography | Drama | History
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 105 minutes

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THE THIRD WIFE

Directed By: Ashleigh Mayfair
Studio: Film Movement

Official Synopsis: In 19th century rural Vietnam, 14-year-old May becomes the third wife of wealthy landowner Hung. Soon she learns that she can only gain status by asserting herself as a woman who can give birth to a male child. May’s hope to change her status turns into a real and tantalizing possibility when she gets pregnant. Faced with forbidden love and its devastating consequences, May finally comes to an understanding of the brutal truth: the options available to her are few and far between.

Starring: Le Vu Long, Tran Nu Yên-Khê, Mai Thu Huong Maya, Nguyen Phuong Tra My, and Nhu Quynh Nguyen

Genre: Drama | Foreign
Country: Vietnam (Vietnamese)
Rating: R (for sexual content)
Runtime: 96 minutes

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THE PROFESSOR

Directed By: Wayne Roberts
Studio: Saban Films

Official Synopsis: Richard (Johnny Depp), a buttoned-down college lecturer who, after learning he has six months to live, transforms into a rebellious party animal. To the shock of his wife (Rosemarie DeWitt) and school chancellor (Ron Livingston)–and the delight of his students–Richard leads a hilarious crusade against authority and hypocrisy in this dark comedy costarring Zoey Deutch.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Rosemarie DeWitt, Danny Huston, Zoey Deutch, Ron Livingston and Odessa Young

Genre: Comedy | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language, sexual content and some drug use)
Runtime: 91 minutes

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ANIARA

Directed By: Pella Kågerman & Hugo Lilja
Studio: Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing

Official Synopsis: ANIARA is the story of one of the many spaceships used for transporting Earth’s fleeing population to their new home-planet Mars. But just as the ship leaves the destroyed Earth, she collides with space junk and is thrown off her course. The passengers slowly realize that they’ll never be able to return. The protagonist, MR, runs a room where a sentient computer allows humans to experience near-spiritual memories of the Earth. As the ship drifts further into the endless void more and more passengers are in need of MRs services. Pressure builds on MR as she is the only one who can keep the growing insanity and lethal depression at bay. In Aniara’s inexorable journey towards destruction there is a warning that cannot be emphasized enough. There’s only one Earth. It’s time to take responsibility for our actions.

Starring: Emelie Jonsson, Arvin Kananian, Bianca Cruzeiro, Anneli Martini, Jennie Silfverhjelm, Peter Carlberg, and Emma Broomé

Genre: Drama | Foreign | Sci-Fi
Country: Sweden | Denmark (Swedish)
Rating: R (for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, disturbing images, and drug use)
Runtime: 106 minutes

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PHOTOGRAPH

Directed By: Ritesh Batra
Studio: Amazon Studios

Official Synopsis: Two lives intersect in Mumbai and go along together. A struggling street photographer, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develops a connection that transforms them in ways that they could not expect.

Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Akash Sinha, Abdul Quadir Amin, Robin Das, and Shreedhar Dubey

Genre: Drama | Romance
Country: Germany | India | USA (Hindi, Gujarati, & English)
Rating: PG-13 (for some thematic material)
Runtime: 109 minutes

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TRIAL BY FIRE

Directed By: Edward Zwick
Studio: Roadside Attractions

Official Synopsis: Trial by Fire is the true-life Texas story of the unlikely bond between an imprisoned death row inmate (Jack O’Connell) and a mother of two from Houston (Laura Dern) who, though facing staggering odds, fights mightily for his freedom. Cameron Todd Willingham, a poor, uneducated heavy metal devotee with a violent streak and a criminal record, is convicted of arson-related triple homicide in 1992. During his 12 years on death row, Elizabeth Gilbert, an improbable ally, uncovers questionable methods and illogical conclusions in his case, and battles with the state to expose suppressed evidence that could save him. Her efforts ultimately fail, and since Willingham’s execution, the disturbing question remains: Did Texas execute an innocent man?

Starring: Jack O’Connell, Laura Dern, Emily Meade, and Jeff Perry

Genre: Biography | Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: R (for language throughout, some violence, disturbing images, sexual material and brief nudity)
Runtime: 127 minutes

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WALKING ON WATER

Directed By: Andrey Paounov
Studio: Kino Lorber

Official Synopsis: Bulgarian director Andrey Paounov’s documentary chronicles famed environmental artist Christo’s first major project after the death of his wife and long-time collaborator Jeanne-Claude. With the help of his logistics team, he overcomes numerous challenges to realize his 2016 masterpiece “The Floating Piers”: a surreal yellow floating walkway on Italy’s Lake Iseo.

Starring: Christo

Genre: Documentary | Adventure | Comedy | History
Country: Italy | Germany | United Arab Emirates | USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 105 minutes

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ZILLA AND ZOE

Directed By: Jessica Scalise
Studio: Indican Pictures

Official Synopsis: A 10-year-old girl’s plan of making a horror film for a movie contest is waylaid be her father, who insists that she instead focus on a less-gory project: filming her sister’s wedding week. So she adapts her plan and turns the wedding into a scare-fest.

Starring: Aida Valentine, Sam Kamerman, Greg James, Kurt Conroyd, Mia Allen, Julie Elizabeth Knell, Holden Goyette, Terry Lybecker, and Brian Sutherland

Genre: Comedy
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 104 minutes

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ASK FOR JANE

Directed By: Rachel Carey
Studio: levelFILM

Official Synopsis: Chicago, 1969… Imagine a world where abortion is punishable by prison, and getting birth control is nearly impossible. As a result, women die every day from taking matters into their own hands. When a pregnant student at the University of Chicago attempts to take her own life, Rose (Cait Cortelyou) and Janice (Cody Horn) find a doctor willing to perform the procedure in secret to save the woman’s life. Sparked by this experience, Rose and Janice form the Jane Collective: a secret organization to help other women obtain safe and illegal abortions. Operating like a spy network, complete with blindfolds and code names, the Janes help thousands of women… but they can’t hide from the police forever. Based on a true story, this group of determined Midwestern women inspired an entire generation to take control of their bodies and their activism resonates through to today as abortion rights and Roe v. Wade are under attack now more than ever.

Starring: Cait Cortelyou, Judith Arcana, Cody Horn, Alison Wright, Sarah Ramos, Chloe Levine, Danny Flaherty, Sarah Steele, Lilly Englert, Ben Rappaport, and Sophie von Haselberg

Genre: Drama | History
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 108 minutes

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PERFECT

Directed By: Eddie Alcazar
Studio: Brainfeeder Films

Official Synopsis: Produced and scored by Flying Lotus and executive-produced by Steven Soderbergh, PERFECT introduces Garrett Wareing as an emotionally-troubled young man. His mother (Abbie Cornish) sends him to a clinic, where modernist serenity whispers soothing promises of perfection. By planting plug-and-play characteristics directly into his own body, he is relieved of his dark, twisted visions, but his body pays the price for purity of mind. A festival favorite from writer and director Eddie Alcazar — one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Film.

Starring: Garrett Wareing, Courtney Eaton, Tao Okamoto, Maurice Compte, Abbie Cornish, Martin Sensmeier, Sarah McDaniel, Chris Santos, and Leonardo Nam

Genre: Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 85 minutes

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AMAUROSIS (THE UNSEEN)

Directed By: Gary Sinyor
Studio: Subliminal FIlms

Official Synopsis: Gemma and Will are shattered when their son dies in an accident. Gemma blames herself and starts to have panic attacks that affect her eyesight–and the audience’s point of view. Will, tormented, believes he is hearing his son’s voice calling out to him. To escape their grief, Gemma suggests they take up Paul’s offer to stay at his Lake District country getaway. Gemma, helped by ex-pharmacist Paul, tries to stop her panic attacks with medication. Will, unable to hear to his son in his bedroom back home, antagonizes Paul and suddenly goes home. Gemma is now reliant on Paul who appears to be developing genuine feelings for her welfare. Love, grief, and the frailty of the human condition are all brought to the fore as Gemma Will and Paul are caught up in a descent into violence, both psychological and ultimately physical.

Starring: Jasmine Hyde, Richard Flood, and Simon Cotton

Genre: Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Country: UK (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 108 minutes

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EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Directed By: Jay Lowi
Studio: Lotus Entertainment

Official Synopsis: In the dark comedy-thriller, EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, Reagan is a model high school student with a “killer” after school job. When the parents of his classmates become too overbearing, self-obsessed – or just plain inconvenient – he offers to get rid of them for a price by setting up a series of “accidents.” But when seasoned police detective Cliff Dawkins starts putting the pieces together, it’s a battle of wits to see if Reagan can keep business booming while the rising body count brings Cliff closer to the truth.

Starring: Colin Ford, Ellie Bamber, Timothy C. Simons, Danielle MacDonald, Angela Kinsey, Bobby Lee, Steve Hytner, Arden Myrin, Sarah Hay, and Patrick Fabian

Genre: Comedy | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 86 minutes

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THE LUMBER BARON

Directed By: Barry Andersson
Studio: Scene & Hurd Productions

Official Synopsis: At the turn of the century lumber was a booming industry in a savage land. Upon the unexpected death of his father, Daniel Rimsdale returns home to try and salvage the floundering family lumber business, find out who killed his father and save his family from financial ruin. However, he meets heavy resistance from others who will stop at nothing to become the new Lumber Baron!

Starring: Joseph Bezenek, Christina Baldwin, Anna Stranz, Scout Taylor-Compton, Henry Sollberger, and Charles Hubbell

Genre: Drama
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 120 minutes

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THE WANDERING SOAP OPERA
(La Telenovela Errante)

Directed By: Valeria Sarmiento & Raoul Ruiz
Studio: Cinema Guild

Official Synopsis: Filmed by Chilean master Raúl Ruiz in 1990 but left unfinished until it was completed by his wife and collaborator Valeria Sarmiento in 2017, The Wandering Soap Opera is a dreamily interconnected series of vignettes that spoof on telenovela conventions while reflecting Ruiz’s feelings upon returning to his native Chile after more than 15 years away. In one episode, a man seduces a woman by showing her his muscles, which are actually slabs of raw meat slapped into her hand. Later, the man has a gun pulled on him when he accuses a poet of plagiarism. Meanwhile, through the television screen, five women have lost their husbands after an earthquake and embrace a better future together. All along, back and forth across screens, people are watching. Shot in gorgeous Super 16mm and featuring one zany performance after another from a cast having the time of their lives, The Wandering Soap Opera is a glorious sendup of the telenovela, which, at the end of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, Ruiz called the very best lens through which to understand “Chilean reality.”

Starring: Luis Alarcón, Patricia Rivadeneira, Roberto Chignoli, Maricarmen Arrigorriaga, Fernando Bordeu, Maria Erica Ramos, and Francisco Reyes

Genre: Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Foreign
Country: Chile (Spanish)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 80 minutes

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Q BALL

Directed By: Michael Tolajian
Studio: Fox Sports Films

Official Synopsis: “Q Ball” follows the lives of the San Quentin Warriors — teammates and inmates at “The Q”, California’s San Quentin State Prison. Kevin Durant and fellow Golden State Warriors team members’ previous visits to the prison helped kick-start the project. The documentary explores the inmates’ personal struggles, as they search for redemption and transcendence both on and off the court. The answers, characters, and stories are complex, but in San Quentin — a place where freedom is taken away — basketball gives a little bit back.

Starring: Anthony Ammons, Rafael Cuevas, Tevin Fournette, Dejon Joy, Allan McIntosh, Stacey Redman, Sam Robinson, Cornell Shields, and Harry Smith

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA (English)
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 96 minutes

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SHED OF THE DEAD

Directed By: Drew Cullingham
Studio: Indican Pictures

Official Synopsis: “Q Ball” follows the lives of the San Quentin Warriors — teammates and inmates at “The Q”, California’s San Quentin State Prison. Kevin Durant and fellow Golden State Warriors team members’ previous visits to the prison helped kick-start the project. The documentary explores the inmates’ personal struggles, as they search for redemption and transcendence both on and off the court. The answers, characters, and stories are complex, but in San Quentin — a place where freedom is taken away — basketball gives a little bit back.

Starring: Michael Berryman, Lauren Socha, Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, Brian Blessed, Ewen Macintosh, and Emily Booth

Genre: Documentary
Country: USA | UK (English)
Rating: R
Runtime: 82 minutes

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