Archive for February, 2021

7959.Tom and Jerry


Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family
Directed by: Tim Story
Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz , Michael Peña , Colin Jost , Tom

Plot: Adaptation of the classic Hanna-Barbera property, which reveals how Tom and Jerry first meet and form their rivalry.

7958.The United States vs Billie Holiday


Nominated for 2 Golden Globes.
Genre: Biography | Drama | Music
Directed by: Lee Daniels
Starring: Andra Day , Trevante Rhodes , Garrett Hedlund , Natasha Lyonne

Plot: Follows Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair.

7957.Supernova


Genre: Drama | Romance
Directed by: Harry Macqueen
Starring: Colin Firth , Stanley Tucci , Pippa Haywood , Peter MacQueen

Plot: Sam and Tusker partners of 20 years, who are traveling across England in their old RV visiting friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with early-onset dementia two years ago, their time together is the most important thing they have.

7956.Judas and the Black Messiah


Nominated for 2 Golden Globes.
Genre: Biography | Drama | History
Directed by: Shaka King
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya , LaKeith Stanfield , Jesse Plemons , Dominique Fishback

Plot: The story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant William O’Neal.

7955.The Dig


Genre: Biography | Drama | History
Directed by: Simon Stone
Starring: Carey Mulligan , Ralph Fiennes , Lily James , Johnny Flynn

Plot: An archaeologist embarks on the historically important excavation of Sutton Hoo in 1938.

7954.Saint Maud


Genre: Drama | Horror | Mystery
Directed by: Rose Glass
Starring: Morfydd Clark , Jennifer Ehle , Lily Knight , Lily Frazer

Plot: There, but for the grace of God, goes Maud, a reclusive young nurse whose impressionable demeanor causes her to pursue a pious path of Christian devotion after an obscure trauma. Now charged with the hospice care of Amanda, a retired dancer ravaged by cancer, Maud’s fervent faith quickly inspires an obsessive conviction that she must save her ward’s soul from eternal damnation – whatever the cost. Making her feature film debut, writer-director Rose Glass cannily lures the audience into this disturbed psyche, steadily setting up her veritable diary of a country nurse for an unnerving and ultimately shocking trajectory. Morfydd Clark (also at the Festival in The Personal History of David Copperfield) portrays the sanctimonious Maud with an intense stoicism that belies a disquieting vulnerability, as Maud desperately vies for absolution and solidarity from her embittered patient (an enthralling Jennifer Ehle, also at the Festival in Beneath the Blue Suburban Skies). Glass tenderly …

7953.Penguin Bloom


Genre: Drama
Directed by: Glendyn Ivin
Starring: Naomi Watts , Griffin Murray-Johnston , Felix Cameron , Abe Clifford-Barr

Plot: Based on the best-selling book of the same name, the film tells the story of Sam Bloom (Academy Award® nominated Naomi Watts) a young mother whose world is turned upside down after a shocking, near-fatal accident leaves her paralyzed. Sam’s husband, (Andrew Lincoln), her three young boys and her mother (Academy Award® nominated Jacki Weaver), are struggling to adjust to their new situation when an unlikely ally enters their world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin. The bird’s arrival is a welcome distraction for the Bloom family, eventually making a profound difference on Sam’s life, teaching her how to live again.

7952.Outside the Wire


Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Directed by: Mikael Håfström
Starring: Anthony Mackie , Emily Beecham , Pilou Asbæk , Damson Idris

Plot: In the near future, a drone pilot sent into a war zone finds himself paired with a top-secret android officer on a mission to stop a nuclear attack.

7951.Monster Hunter


Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring: Milla Jovovich , Tony Jaa , Ron Perlman , T.I.

Plot: When Lt. Artemis and her loyal soldiers are transported to a new world, they engage in a desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers. Feature film based on the video game by Capcom.

7950.The Little Things


Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
Directed by: John Lee Hancock
Starring: Denzel Washington , Rami Malek , Jared Leto , Chris Bauer

Plot: Deke (Denzel Washington), a burnt-out Kern County, CA deputy sheriff teams up with Baxter (Rami Malek), a crack LASD detective, to nab a serial killer. Deke’s nose for the “little things” proves eerily accurate, but his willingness to circumvent the rules embroils Baxter in a soul-shattering dilemma. Meanwhile, Deke must wrestle with a dark secret from his past.

7949.Bliss


Genre: Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi
Directed by: Mike Cahill
Starring: Owen Wilson , Salma Hayek , Nesta Cooper , Jorge Lendeborg Jr.

Plot: Bliss is a mind-bending love story following Greg (Owen Wilson) who, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel (Salma Hayek), a woman living on the streets and convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is just a computer simulation. Doubtful at first, Greg eventually discovers there may be some truth to Isabel’s wild conspiracy.

7948.Synchronic


Genre: Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
Directed by: Justin Benson , Aaron Moorhead
Starring: Anthony Mackie , Jamie Dornan , Katie Aselton , Ally Ioannides

Plot: Two New Orleans paramedics’ lives are ripped apart after they encounter a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects.

7947.Locked Down


Genre: Comedy | Crime | Romance
Directed by: Doug Liman
Starring: Anne Hathaway , Chiwetel Ejiofor , Lucy Boynton , Ben Stiller

Plot: A couple attempts a high-risk, high-stakes jewelry heist at a department store.

7946.Redemption Day


Genre: Action | Thriller
Directed by: Hicham Hajji
Starring: Gary Dourdan , Serinda Swan , Andy Garcia , Brice Bexter

Plot: When the love of his life is kidnapped and held for ransom by terrorists, a war hero Brad Paxton races against the clock to rescue her in a daring and deadly operation that pits him against the most powerful and shadowy forces.

7945.Palmer


Genre: Drama
Directed by: Fisher Stevens
Starring: Juno Temple , Justin Timberlake , June Squibb , Dean Winters

Plot: An ex-convict strikes up a friendship with a boy from a troubled home.

7944.Sylvies Love


Genre: Drama | Music | Romance
Directed by: Eugene Ashe
Starring: Tessa Thompson , Nnamdi Asomugha , Eva Longoria , Aja Naomi King

Plot: A woman working at her father’s record store in Harlem in the late 1950s meets an aspiring saxophone player.

7943.Pieces of a Woman


Genre: Drama
Directed by: Kornél Mundruczó
Starring: Vanessa Kirby , Shia LaBeouf , Ellen Burstyn , Iliza Shlesinger

Plot: Martha and Sean are a Boston couple on the verge of parenthood whose lives change irrevocably when a home birth ends in unimaginable tragedy. Thus begins a yearlong odyssey for Martha, who must navigate her grief while working through fractious relationships with her husband and her domineering mother, along with the publicly vilified midwife, whom she must face in court. A deeply personal, searing, and ultimately transcendent story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss.

7942.Finding Ohana


Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Family
Directed by: Jude Weng
Starring: Kelly Hu , Ke Huy Quan , Chris Parnell , Marc Evan Jackson

Plot: A summer in rural O‘ahu takes an exciting turn for two Brooklyn-raised siblings when a journal pointing to long-lost treasure sets them on an epic adventure with new friends, and leads them to reconnect with their Hawaiian heritage.

7941.PG Psycho Goreman


Genre: Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
Directed by: Steven Kostanski
Starring: Matthew Ninaber , Kristen MacCulloch , Rick Amsbury , Adam Brooks

Plot: Siblings Mimi and Luke unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord. Using a magical amulet, they force the monster to obey their childish whims, and accidentally attract a rogues’ gallery of intergalactic assassins to small-town suburbia.