Honey Boy Check back! Anticipated opening date is December 20th! United States. 2019. Directed by Alma Har'el. (93 mins.) Rated R.
Critics' Choice Awards Nominee! Best Young Actor/Actress - Noah Jupe
Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominee! Best Director, Best Supporting Male - Noah Jupe, Shia Labeouf, Best Cinematography
Hollywood Critics Association Nominee! Best Supporting Actor - Shia LaBeouf, Best Female Director, Best Performance by an Actor or Actress 23 & Under - Noah Jupe, Best First Feature, Best Independent Film
From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har'el brings to life a young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams. Fictionalizing his childhood ascent to stardom, and subsequent adult crash-landing into rehab and recovery, Har'el casts Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges as Otis Lort, navigating different stages in a frenetic career. LaBeouf takes on the daring and therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon. Artist and musician FKA twigs makes her feature acting debut, playing neighbor and kindred spirit to the younger Otis in their garden-court motel home. Har'el's feature narrative debut is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between filmmaker and subject, exploring art as therapy and imagination as hope.
The Two Popes Check back! Anticipated opening date is December 20th!
United States/UK/Italy/Argentina. 2019. Directed by Fernando Meirelles. (125 mins.) Rated PG-13. in English and in Latin, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese and German with English subtitles
Golden Globe Nominee! Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Actor in a Drama - Jonathan Pryce, Best Supporting Actor - Anthony Hopkins, Best Screenplay
Critics' Choice Awards Nominee! Best Supporting Actor - Anthony Hopkins, Best Adapted Screenplay
Hollywood Critics Association Nominee! Best Adapted Screenplay
Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world.
Uncut Gems Check back! Anticipated opening date is December 25th! United States. 2019. Directed by Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie. (135 mins.) Rated R.
Critics' Choice Awards Nominee! Best Picture, Best Actor - Adam Sandler, Best Director, Best Editing
Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominee! Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Male Lead - Adam Sandler, Best Editing
From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.
Waves Check back! Anticipated opening date is in December! United States. 2019. Directed by Trey Edward Shults. (135 mins.) Rated R. [CC,AD]
Gotham Award Winner! Best Breakthrough Actor - Taylor Russell
Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominee! Best Supporting Female - Taylor Russell
Hollywood Critics Association Nominee! Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor - Sterling K. Brown, Best Supporting Actress - Taylor Russell, Best Breakthrough Performance - Kelvin Harrison Jr., Taylor Russell, Best Cast, Best Independent Film, Best Cinematography, Best Score
Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family--led by a well-intentioned but domineering father--as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, Waves is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.
A Hidden Life Check back! Anticipated opening date is January 10th! United States/Germany. 2019. Directed by Terrence Malick. (173 mins.) Rated PG-13. [CC,AD]
Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominee! Best Feature
Based on real events, A HIDDEN LIFE is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fanni and children that keeps his spirit alive.
Les Miserables Check back! Anticipated opening date is January 24th! France. 2019. Directed by Ladj Ly. (102 mins.) Rated R. in French with English subtitles
Golden Globe Nominee! Best Foreign Language Film
Critics' Choice Awards Nominee! Best Foreign Language Film
Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominee! Best International Film
Stéphane (Damien Bonnard, Staying Vertical), has recently joined the Anti-Crime squad in Montfermeil, a sensitive district of the Paris projects. Paired up with Chris (Alexis Manenti) and Gwada (Djebril Zonga), whose methods are sometimes unorthodox, he rapidly discovers the tensions between the various neighborhood groups. When the trio finds themselves overrun during the course of an arrest, a drone begins filming every move they make.
PAIN & GLORY Check back! Anticipated return date is in January! Spain. 2019. Directed by Pedro Almodovar. (113 mins.) Rated R. in Spanish with English subtitles
A potent, evocative and emotional experience, Pedro Almodovar's PAIN & GLORY is an achingly beautiful and mesmerizing dance between the past and the present!
Golden Globe Nominee! Best Foreign Language Film, Best Actor in a Drama - Antonio Banderas
Critics' Choice Awards Nominee! Best Foreign Language Film, Best Actor - Antonio Banderas
"Pain and Glory, all about healing rifts and rejoining life, is personal and universal. It's also simple in a way that's incandescent - suffused by a strange and beautiful gentleness of spirit." - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
Combining the intricate, maze-like memory shifts of his recent films with the endlessly inventive, mixed-media craftsmanship of his earlier creations, this monumental work from auteur Pedro Almodóvar is a powerfully personal, autobiographical homage. Reuniting with the man who first put him on the map, Antonio Banderas gives the most tender performance of his career, playing Salvador Mallo, a fading director who, amid bouts of crippling chronic pain, looks back at his life – at a falling-out with his favorite star, at his adolescent sexual awakening, at a love affair gone awry, and at the struggles of his devout, impoverished mother (Penélope Cruz). PAIN AND GLORY is a vibrant, provocative, nostalgic drama and yet another dazzling showcase from the undisputed master of Spanish cinema. Early Oscar predictions among the critics include Best International Film and a Best Actor nod for Banderas!
THE IRISHMAN Check back! Anticipated return date is in January! United States. 2019. Directed by Martin Scorsese. (210 mins.) Rated R. [CC,AD]
Necessary big-screen viewing, THE IRISHMAN is Martin Scorsese's epic, richly textured, crime drama and a masterful film that elegantly captures the passage of time!
"Feels genuinely new and deeply satisfying -- for its subtlety, wit and resonance; for its serenely confident technique, meaning no truck with fancy tricks; for the sumptuous quality of the production; and for the epic scope of the story." - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
Golden Globe Nominee! Best Picture - Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Supporting Actor - Al Pacino, Best Supporting Actor, Joe Pesci, Best Director, Best Screenplay
Critics' Choice Awards Nominee! Best Picture, Best Actor - Robert De Niro, Best Supporting Actor - Al Pacino, Best Supporting Actor - Joe Pesci, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Hair & Makeup, Best Visual Effects, Best Score
Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominee! Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in aSupporting Role - Al Pacino, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Joe Pesci, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Hollywood Critics Association Nominee! Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor - Joe Pesci, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Male Director, Best Cast, Best Animated or VFX Performance - Robert De Niro, Best Editing, Best Makeup & Hair, Best Visual Effects
Martin Scorsese brings together Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci for this much-anticipated scintillating saga. Spanning several decades, THE IRISHMAN is a monumental journey through organized crime in post-war America and its parasitic relationship with the mainstream politics that shaped modern history. Told through the eyes of WWII veteran Frank Sheeran (De Niro), a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century, this is an epic tale that winds through the hidden corridors, underbelly and rivalries of the mob. With fearless finesse, Scorsese crafts a tantalizing tale of loyalty and betrayal between violent and corrupt men.
“There’s no doubt that seeing a film with an audience is really important.” Scorsese doubled down to affirm his belief in the sanctity of the moviegoing experience, “What’s got to be protected is the singular experience, ideally with an audience,” he said at the BFI London Film Festival.
“I think everybody should go see this movie in the theater,” Bobby Cannavale, who plays Felix “Skinny Razor” DiTullio, told Variety on the carpet. “It’s just epic. You’re never going to see these guys together again making a movie and you should go see it in a movie theater because that’s where [Scorsese] intended for you to see it.”
The Song of Names Check back! Anticipated opening date is January 24th! Canada/Hungary. 2019. Directed by Francois Girard. (113 mins.) Rated PG-13. [CC,AD]
As Europe erupts into World War II, 9 year old Martin comes to love his new brother Dovidl, a highly gifted violin prodigy of the same age and recent Polish-Jewish refugee to London. But hours before Dovidl's debut concert performance at the age of 21 he vanishes without a trace, causing shame and ruin for their family. A lifetime later, a young violinist shows a 56 year old Martin a stylistic flourish that could only have been taught by Dovidl. This triggers Martin's odyssey overseas in search of his lost brother, one that will lead to surprising revelations for both men and for Helen, the woman who stood between them.
Oscar Nominated Short Films Open Friday, January 31st! For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on January 31st. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, February 9th.
Lists of titles in each program, along with synopses and running times, will be available after the nominations are announced on January 13th!
Portrait of a Lady on Fire Check back! Anticipated opening date is March with an advance screening on Wednesday, February 12th! France. 2019. Directed by Celine Sciamma. (121 mins.) Rated R. in French & Italian with English subtitles
Golden Globe Nominee! Best Foreign Language Film
Critics' Choice Awards Nominee! Best Foreign Language Film
Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominee! Best International Film
France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse's first moments of freedom. Héloïse's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love.
Clemency Check back! Anticipated opening date is February 7th! United States. 2019. Directed by Chinonye Chukwu. (113 mins.) Rated R.
Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominee! Best Feature, Best Female Lead - Alfre Woodard, Best Screenplay
Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard). As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.
The Assistant Check back! Anticipated opening date is February 21st! United States. 2020. Directed by Kitty Green. (87 mins.) Not Rated.
"The Assistant" follows one day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant's -- making coffee, changing the paper in the copy machine, ordering lunch, arranging travel, taking phone messages, onboarding a new hire. But as Jane follows her daily routine, she, and we, grow increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her work day, an accumulation of degradations against which Jane decides to take a stand, only to discover the true depth of the system into which she has entered.
Greed Check back! Anticipated opening date is February 28th! UK. 2020. Directed by Michael Winterbottom. (104 mins.) Not Yet Rated. [CC,AD]
Greed is the fictional story of a retail billionaire, set in the glamorous and celebrity-filled world of luxury fashion, which is centered around the build up to a spectacular 60th birthday party in an exclusive hotel on the Greek island of Mykonos.
The Traitor Check back! Anticipated opening date is March 6th! Italy/France/Germany/Brazil. 2020. Directed by Marco Bellocchio. (145 mins.) Rated R. in English and in Italian, Portuguese & Sicilian
THE TRAITOR tells the true story of Tommaso Buscetta, the man who brought down the Cosa Nostra. In the early 1980's, an all out war rages between Sicilian mafia bosses over the heroin trade. Tommaso Buscetta, a made man, flees to hide out in Brazil. Back home, scores are being settled and Buscetta watches from afar as his sons and brother are killed in Palermo, knowing he may be next. Arrested and extradited to Italy by the Brazilian police, Buscetta makes a decision that will change everything for the Mafia: he decides to meet with Judge Giovanni Falcone and betray the eternal vow he made to the Cosa Nostra.
Emma Check back! Anticipated opening date is March 13th! UK. 2020. Directed by Autumn de Wilde. Not Yet Rated. [CC,AD]
Jane Austen's beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.
First Cow Check back! Anticipated opening date is in March! United States. 2020. Directed by Kelly Reichardt. (121 mins.) Rated PG-13. [CC,AD]
Kelly Reichardt once again trains her perceptive and patient eye on the Pacific Northwest, this time evoking an authentically hardscrabble early nineteenth century way of life. A taciturn loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow. From this simple premise Reichardt constructs an interrogation of foundational Americana that recalls her earlier triumph Old Joy in its sensitive depiction of male friendship, yet is driven by a mounting suspense all its own. Reichardt again shows her distinct talent for depicting the peculiar rhythms of daily living and ability to capture the immense, unsettling quietude of rural America.
The Burnt Orange Heresy Check back! Anticipated opening date is April 3rd! UK/Italy. 2020. Directed by Giuseppe Capotondi. (98 mins.) Not Yet Rated. [CC,AD]
The art world and the underworld collide in director Giuseppe Capotondi's elegant and erotic neo-noir thriller, The Burnt Orange Heresy. Set in present day Italy, irresistibly charismatic art critic James Figueras hooks up with provocative and alluring fellow American, Berenice Hollis. He's a classic anti-hero in the making with a charm that masks his deep ambition, whilst she's an innocent touring Europe, enjoying the freedom of being whoever she wishes. The new lovers travel to the lavish and opulent Lake Como estate of powerful art collector, Cassidy. Their host reveals he is the patron of Jerome Debney, the reclusive J.D. Salinger of the art world, and he has a simple request: for James to steal a Debney masterpiece from the artist's studio, whatever the cost. As the couple spend time with the legendary Debney, they start to realize that nothing about artist nor their mission is what it seems. But James is a man of deep, lurking ambition and he will do anything, from arson and burglary to murder, in order to further his career.
The Climb Check back! Anticipated opening date is April 17th! United States. 2019. Directed by Michael Angelo Covino. (94 mins.) Rated R. [CC,AD]
Kyle and Mike are best friends who share a close bond -- until Mike sleeps with Kyle's fiancée. The Climb is about a tumultuous but enduring relationship between two men across many years of laughter, heartbreak and rage. It is also the story of real-life best friends who turn their profound connection into a rich, humane and frequently uproarious film about the boundaries (or lack thereof) in all close friendships.
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