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Ava (2020) - Tate Taylor Cover Art

Ava (2020)

Ava (2020)

Ava (Jessica Chastain) is a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization, traveling the globe specializing in high profile hits. When a job goes dangerously wrong she is forced to fight for her own survival.

© 2020 Eve Nevada, LLC.

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Relic - Natalie Erika James Cover Art

Relic

Relic

When elderly mother Edna inexplicably vanishes, her daughter Kay and granddaughter Sam rush to their family's decaying country home, finding clues of her increasing dementia scattered around the house in her absence. After Edna returns just as mysteriously as she disappeared, Kay's concern that her mother seems unwilling or unable to say where she's been clashes with Sam's unabashed enthusiasm to have her grandma back. As Edna's behavior turns increasingly volatile, both begin to sense that an insidious presence in the house might be taking control of her. With RELIC, first-time writer/director Natalie Erika James crafts an unforgettable new spin on the haunted-house movie.

© 2019 Carver Films Pty Ltd and Screen Australia

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Totally Under Control - Alex Gibney, Ophelia Harutyunyan & Suzanne Hillinger Cover Art

Totally Under Control

Totally Under Control

On January 20th, 2020 the US and South Korea both discovered their first cases of COVID-19. However, 9 months later, the novel Coronavirus has claimed the lives of almost 200,000 Americans and caused staggering economic damage, while in South Korea, there were no significant lockdowns and, in an urbanized population of 51 million, only 344 lives have been lost. Where did we go wrong? As the presidential election nears, Americans are increasingly enraged by a lack of clear leadership, endemic political corruption and left to wonder how did the wealthiest and most powerful country in the world manage to fail so thoroughly in its response to a global pandemic? Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, directing with Ophelia Harutyunyan and Suzanne Hillinger, interrogates this question and its devastating implications in Totally Under Control. With damning testimony from public health officials and hard investigative reporting, Gibney exposes a system-wide collapse caused by a profound dereliction of Presidential leadership. It will be a generation before we know the full extent of the damage wrought by this pandemic, but Totally Under Control will stand as the definitive account of the Trump administration’s incompetence, corruption and denial in the face of this global pandemic.

© 2020 HUNDRED DAYS, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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The Secret: Dare to Dream - Andy Tennant Cover Art

The Secret: Dare to Dream

The Secret: Dare to Dream

The Secret: Dare to Dream centers around Miranda Wells (Katie Holmes), a hard-working young widow struggling to raise three children on her own. A powerful storm brings a devastating challenge and a mysterious man, Bray Johnson (Josh Lucas), into her life. In just a few short days, Bray's presence re-ignites the family's spirit, but he carries a secret—and that secret could change everything.

© 2018 The Secret Movie, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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The Phenomenon - James Fox Cover Art

The Phenomenon

The Phenomenon

Director James Fox’s explosive documentary is being hailed as the most credible and revealing film ever made about the long-standing global cover-up and mystery involving unidentified aerial phenomenon. Including shocking never-before-seen testimony from high-ranking government and military officials, NASA Astronauts, and riveting footage, the timely film includes bombshell reveals about UAP incursions at nuclear weapon facilities, and the monumental events behind the NY Times’ recent disclosure of UFO videos and The Pentagon’s classified UFO program. Providing eye-opening evidence that mankind is not alone in the universe, Senator Harry Reid says, “The Phenomenon makes the incredible credible.”Former Senior CIA Officer Jim Semivan, calls it “The most important documentary of the year.” Dr. Jacques Vallee says “70 years of secrecy has led to this. The most credible documentary ever made about UFOs.” Lue Elizondo, Former Director of the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), says "The Phenomenon sets a new benchmark for disclosure and is the most accurate and informative documentary ever made about UAPs.”Narrated by Peter Coyote (E.T), the film includes Senator Harry Reid, President Clinton, John Podesta, White House Chief of Staff for Clinton and advisor to Obama, Governor Bill Richardson, former U.S Department of Defense Senior Intelligence Official, Christopher Mellon, NASA Astronauts, Governor Fife Symington, Dr. Garry Nolan, Dr. Jacques Vallee, who was portrayed in Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and more.

© 2020 CE3 LLC Productions

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Then Came You - Adriana Trigiani Cover Art

Then Came You

Then Came You

A lonely widow plans a trip around the world with her husband's ashes, to visit the places they loved in the movies. The first stop on the journey changes her life forever.

© 2020 Then Came You Productions Inc.

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First Cow - Kelly Reichardt Cover Art

First Cow

First Cow

Two travelers, on the run from a band of vengeful hunters in the 1820s Northwest, dream of striking it rich, but their tenuous plan to make their fortune on the frontier comes to rely on the secret use of a wealthy landowner's prized dairy cow. With their scheme landing somewhere between honest ingenuity and pure grift, renowned filmmaker Kelly Reichardt finds a graceful and deeply moving origin story of America in their unlikely friendship and fragile life at the margins.

© 2019 A24 DISTRIBUTION, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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The Opening Act - Steve Byrne Cover Art

The Opening Act

The Opening Act

Will Chu is stuck in a thankless job while trying to pursue his true passion in life, becoming a stand-up comedian. When he gets the opportunity he’s been waiting for, the emcee slot on the road opening for his hero Billy G., the realities of life on the stage come crashing in. Between relentless hecklers, drunk comedy groupies and hard-to-impress morning radio DJs, things get off to a rough start. Even if he can learn from his idols and overcome the challenges, he’ll have to prove he has what it takes to make his dream a reality.

© 2019 TLA Films LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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#Unfit - Dan Partland Cover Art

#Unfit

#Unfit

Is Donald Trump fit to hold the office of President of the United States? An eye-opening analysis of Trump by leading US mental health professionals and Republican strategists, on the record for the record. Science. Truth. Duty to Warn.

© 2020 Unfit, LLC

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The Devil Has a Name - Edward James Olmos Cover Art

The Devil Has a Name

The Devil Has a Name

Widowed, broke and adrift, farmer Fred Stern (David Strathairn) finds a new purpose in life when he learns that a multi-national oil company has been polluting his water. But as his crusade against the powers that be spills out of the courtroom and into his personal life, Fred must find a way to avoid the ruin of his farm, his family and his dreams. Inspired by bizarre, true events, The Devil Has a Name pulls back the curtain on the culture of greed that poisons Corporate America, from sea to polluted sea.

© 2019 Momentum Pictures, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Yes, God, Yes - Karen Maine Cover Art

Yes, God, Yes

Yes, God, Yes

A Catholic teenager in the early 2000s discovers her sexuality and struggles to suppress her new urges in the face of eternal damnation.

© 2019 Vibe Productions, LLC

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From the Vine - Sean Cisterna Cover Art

From the Vine

From the Vine

A downtrodden man experiences an ethical crisis and travels back to his hometown in rural Italy to recalibrate his moral compass. There he finds new purpose in reviving his grandfather's old vineyard, offering the small town of Acerenza a sustainable future, and reconnecting with his estranged family in the process.

© 2019 Mythic Productions Inc

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Trick 'R Treat (2008) - Michael Dougherty Cover Art

Trick 'R Treat (2008)

Trick 'R Treat (2008)

It is said that Halloween is the night when the dead rise to walk among us and other unspeakable things roam free. The rituals of All Hallows Eve were devised to protect us from their evil mischief, and one small town is about to be taught a terrifying lesson that some traditions are best not forgotten. Nothing is what it seems when a suburban couple learns the dangers of blowing out a Jack-o-Lantern before midnight; four women cross paths with a costumed stalker at a local festival; a group of pranksters goes too far and discovers the horrifying truth buried in a local legend; and a cantankerous old hermit is visited by a strange trick-or-treater with a few bones to pick. Costumes and candy, ghouls and goblins, monsters and mayhem...the tricks and treats of Halloween turn deadly as strange creatures of every variety-human and otherwise-try to survive the scariest night of the year.

© 2006 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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2067 - Seth Larney Cover Art

2067

2067

By the year 2067, Earth has been ravaged by climate change and humanity is forced to live on artificial oxygen. An illness caused by the synthetic O2 is killing the worlds’ population and the only hope for a cure comes in the form of a message from the future: 'Send Ethan Whyte'. Ethan, an underground tunnel worker, is suddenly thrust into a terrifying new world full of unknown danger as he must fight to save the human race.

© 2020 We Are Arcadia Ltd, Adelaide Film Festival and Screen Australia. All Rights Reserved.

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The Tax Collector - David Ayer Cover Art

The Tax Collector

The Tax Collector

David (Bobby Soto) and Creeper (Shia LaBeouf), are ‘tax collectors’ for the crime lord Wizard, collecting his cut from the profits of local gangs’ illicit dealings. But when Wizard’s old rival returns to Los Angeles from Mexico, the business is upended, and David finds himself desperate to protect what matters more to him than anything else: his family.

© 2020 Tax Collector Production LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Snowpiercer - Bong Joon Ho Cover Art

Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer

A post-apocalyptic ice age forces humanity’s last survivors aboard a globe-spanning super train. One man (Chris Evans) will risk everything to lead a revolt for control of the engine and the future of the world.

© 2013 Snowpiercer Ltd. Co.

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American Psycho (Uncut Version) - Mary Harron Cover Art

American Psycho (Uncut Version)

American Psycho (Uncut Version)

Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) is a Wall Street yuppie, obsessed with success, status and style, with a stunning fiancée (Reese Witherspoon). He is also a psychotic killer who rapes, murders and dismembers both strangers and acquaintances without provocation or purpose. Based on the controversial novel, the film offers a sharp satire of the dark side of yuppie culture in the '80s, while setting forth a vision that is both terrifying and chilling.

© MM Lions Gate Films, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Don’t Look Back - Jeffrey Reddick Cover Art

Don’t Look Back

Don’t Look Back

Caitlin Kramer, a woman of faith overcoming a tragic past, is one of several people who witness Douglas Helton, a well-liked public figure being assaulted in a park and don’t intervene. When Douglas dies and the witnesses are “outed” to the public, they begin to die mysteriously. The public is largely unsympathetic, and think they’re being stalked by a person out for revenge. And there are several possible suspects; from the victim’s family and friends…to the dogged detective who’s taken a strong interest in the case. But Caitlin, determined to seek redemption by solving Douglas’ murder, see signs, and experiences eerie events that lead her to believe that something far more insidious is after them…maybe the victim’s restless spirit, or even karma itself. But whether the threat is human or supernatural, it’s very real. And Caitlin’s faith, strength and resolve will be tested as she fights to unravel this mystery before she becomes the final victim.

© 2020 Good Samaritan LLC

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Donnie Darko: Anniversary Special Edition - Richard Kelly Cover Art

Donnie Darko: Anniversary Special Edition

Donnie Darko: Anniversary Special Edition

Fifteen years before Stranger Things combined science-fiction, Spielberg-ian touches and 80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the template – and the high-water mark – with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium. Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days 06 hours 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank’s maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum. Described by its director as “The Catcher in the Rye as told by Philip K. Dick”, Donnie Darko combines an eye-catching, eclectic cast – pre-stardom Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, heartthrob Patrick Swayze, former child star Drew Barrymore, Oscar nominees Mary McDonnell and Katherine Ross, and television favourite Noah Wyle – and an evocative soundtrack of 80s classics by Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears and Duran Duran. This brand-new 4K restoration, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Video, allows a modern classic to finally receive the home video treatment it deserves.

© 2016 Arrow Video

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Critical Thinking - John Leguizamo Cover Art

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Based on a true story from 1998, five LatinX and Black teenagers from the toughest underserved ghetto in Miami fight their way into the National Chess Championship under the guidance of their unconventional but inspirational teacher.

© 2020 Critical Thinking LLC

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Lewis Black: Thanks for Risking Your Life - Benjamin Brewer Cover Art

Lewis Black: Thanks for Risking Your Life

Lewis Black: Thanks for Risking Your Life

Lewis Black, heir to the George Carlin throne of the comedy rant, and practitioner of his signature blend of frustrated optimism, lets loose again on his familiar punching bags of hypocrites, corporate swindlers, and governmental incompetents. Black doesn’t have set-ups to jokes so much as he has volcanic build-ups, twitchily rumbling up to eruptive punch lines. Black performed this set just days after the rest of the country shut down (the show was allowed to go on because it was in a sovereign Native American venue), so his commentary covers our current Corona-induced anxiety and his own hilarious frustration over The-Orange-One-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Lewis Black doesn’t take political sides; whether he’s exposing the wide-spread systemic failures of both parties, or pin-pointing the micro-stupidities within pop culture, commensurate rage is jettisoned in favor of deploying an overwhelming force of comic condemnation, punctuated by his ever-present arsenal of F-Bombs.

© 2020 The Laugh Button Records

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Tucker & Dale vs Evil - Eli Craig Cover Art

Tucker & Dale vs Evil

Tucker & Dale vs Evil

Tucker and Dale, two best friends on vacation at their dilapidated mountain house, are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of obnoxious, preppy college kids. When one of the students gets separated from her friends, the boys try to lend a hand, but as the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count.

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Uncle Tom - Justin Malone Cover Art

Uncle Tom

Uncle Tom

In a collection of interviews with some of America’s most provocative black conservative thinkers, Uncle Tom takes a different look at being black in America. Featuring media personalities, civil rights activists, veterans, etc., the film explores their personal journeys of navigating the world as one of America’s most misunderstood political and cultural groups: The American Black Conservative. Uncle Tom examines self-empowerment and rejecting the victim narrative and shows us a different perspective of American History.

© 2020 Expansion Entertainment

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Lucky Grandma - Sasie Sealy Cover Art

Lucky Grandma

Lucky Grandma

Set in New York City, an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese Grandma goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck…and in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.

© Turtle Hearts, LLC

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28 Days Later - Danny Boyle Cover Art

28 Days Later

28 Days Later

An infirmary patient awakens from a coma to an empty room...in a vacant hospital...in a deserted city. A powerful virus, which locks victims into a permanent state of murderous rage, has transformed the world around him into a seemingly desolate wasteland. Now a handful of survivors must fight to stay alive, unaware that the worst is yet to come...

© 2002 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Robin's Wish - Tylor Norwood Cover Art

Robin's Wish

Robin's Wish

Robin's Wish is the final word in the story of what really happened to Robin Williams at the end of his life, it reveals the beauty and power behind the mind of one of the greatest entertainers of all time.

© 2020 Tiburon Sunrise LLC

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The Voices - Unknown Cover Art

The Voices

The Voices

Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is a chipper guy, clocking the nine-to-five at a bathtub factory. With the help of his court-appointed psychiatrist, he pursues his office crush (Gemma Arterton). However, the relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn after she stands him up for a date. Guided by his evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog, Jerry must decide whether to keep striving for normalcy, or indulge in a much more sinister path. Also starring Anna Kendrick and Jacki Weaver.

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The Witch - Robert Eggers Cover Art

The Witch

The Witch

New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest — within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately — animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member's faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.

© 2015 By Witch Movie, LLC All Rights Reserved

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Black Swan - Darren Aronofsky Cover Art

Black Swan

Black Swan

A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City Ballet, BLACK SWAN stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a featured dancer who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new rival at the company (Mila Kunis). The film takes a thrilling and at times terrifying journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role as the duplicitous swan queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect. BLACK SWAN is the Academy Award® winner for Best Actress, Natalie Portman, and was nominated for 4 more Academy Awards® including Best Picture, and Best Director Darren Aronofsky.

© 2010 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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Bigorexia - Vlad Yudin Cover Art

Bigorexia

Bigorexia

Bigorexia explores the physical and psychological depths of Muscle Dysmorphia through the eyes of five subjects in the bodybuilding industry. Featuring Zac Aynsley, Janae Kroc, Craig Golias, Kirill Tereshin, and Amazonka among others - Bigorexia uncovers the inner most details of how this widespread disorder changes every element of a person’s lifestyle and includes discussions with athletes, doctors, and scientists around the world.

© 2020 The Vladar Company

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What We Do In the Shadows - Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi Cover Art

What We Do In the Shadows

What We Do In the Shadows

Housemates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires who are trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and doing housework to trying to get invited into nightclubs, they’re just like anyone else - except they’re immortal and must feast on human blood. When their 8000 year-old roommate Petyr, turns 20-something human hipster Nick, into a vampire, the guys must guide him through his newfound eternal life. In return, they are forced to learn a thing or two about modern society, fashion, technology, and the internet. But it’s the introduction of Nick’s human friend, Stu, that really changes the vampires’ lives and attitudes towards the world around them. When Stu’s life is threatened, the vampires discover that humans are worth fighting for, and that even though a heart may be cold and dead, it can still have feelings.

© 2014 Shadow Pictures Ltd

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Midsommar - Ari Aster Cover Art

Midsommar

Midsommar

Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight.

© 2019 A24 Films, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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You Should Have Left - David Koepp Cover Art

You Should Have Left

You Should Have Left

In this psychological thriller from Blumhouse Productions and legendary screenwriter David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, Panic Room), Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried star as a couple seeking a restful vacation in a remote home in the Welsh countryside. What at first seems like a perfect retreat distorts into a terrifying nightmare when reality begins to unravel, dark episodes from the past resurface, and a sinister force in the house refuses to let them leave.

© 2020 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Hereditary - Ari Aster Cover Art

Hereditary

Hereditary

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

© 2018 Hereditary Film Productions, LLC and A24 Distribution, LLC

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The Blair Witch Project - Unknown Cover Art

The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project follows a trio of filmmakers on what should have been a simple walk in the woods, but quickly becomes an excursion into heart-stopping terror. As the three become inexplicably lost, morale deteriorates. Hunger sets in. Accusations fly. As the end of their journey approaches, they realize that what they are filming now is not a legend...but their own descent into unimaginable horror.

© 1999 Blair Witch Film Partners Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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Chasing the Present - Mark Waters Cover Art

Chasing the Present

Chasing the Present

A materially successful young man, riddled with anxiety embarks on a world-wide journey of self-inquiry. From the streets of NY, to the stillness of the Ganges, and deep into the jungles of Peru, he immerses himself in meditation, self-inquiry, and plant medicine whilst conversing with top experts like Russell Brand, Alex Grey, Graham Hancock, Joseph Goldstein, Rupert Spira, Sri Prem baba, Zelda Hall, and more to find the root cause of the problem and learn how to finally find freedom from his crippling anxiety. He finds answers to why a person who seemingly has it all can continue to suffer from debilitating panic attacks, whilst recognizing the beauty and power that lies within each of us, if we are willing to go there. Let your journey begin with Chasing the Present.

© 2019 Nyata Management Pte. Ltd

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Blackbird (2020) - Roger Michell Cover Art

Blackbird (2020)

Blackbird (2020)

Lily (Susan Sarandon) and Paul (Sam Neill) summon their loved ones to their country beach house for one final gathering after Lily decides to end her life on her own terms after a long battle with ALS. The couple is planning a loving weekend complete with holiday traditions, but the mood becomes strained when unresolved issues surface between Lily and her daughters Jennifer (Kate Winslet) and Anna (Mia Wasikowska). Joining the collective farewell are Lily's son in law (Rainn Wilson), her lifelong friend (Lindsay Duncan), daughter's partner (Bex Taylor-Klaus) and grandson (Anson Boon). Her story is ultimately one of hope, love, and a celebration of life.

© 2019 Blackbird Productions Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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The Rental - Dave Franco Cover Art

The Rental

The Rental

Two couples on an oceanside getaway grow suspicious that the host of their seemingly perfect rental house may be spying on them. Before long, what should have been a celebratory weekend trip turns into something far more sinister, as well-kept secrets are exposed and the four old friends come to see each other in a whole new light. Alison Brie and Dan Stevens star in this unnerving and sophisticated debut thriller from Dave Franco (NEIGHBORS, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, THE DISASTER ARTIST).

© 2019 BBP RENTAL, LCC

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The Death of Stalin - Armando Iannucci Cover Art

The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

Proclaimed “the funniest political comedy of the year” (The Daily Beast), The Death of Stalin delivers a brutally executed parody of Cold War Russia. When the tyrannical ruler Stalin dies, his hapless inner circle scrambles to come up with the next evolution of the revolution – but it’s clear everyone is really out for themselves.  Written and directed by Emmy® Award winning and Oscar® nominated Armando Iannucci, Rolling Stone calls the film a “brilliant satire from a crack ensemble” (including Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Andrea Riseborough and Michael Palin). Proof that comedy, like politics, is all in the execution.

© 2017 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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Rad - Hal Needham Cover Art

Rad

Rad

The story of one young man, Cru Jones, who has the intensity and desire to win a BMX race called Helltrack.

© 2020 Schwartzman Pictures, Inc

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Happy Happy Joy Joy - The Ren & Stimpy Story - Ron Cicero & Kimo Easterwood Cover Art

Happy Happy Joy Joy - The Ren & Stimpy Story

Happy Happy Joy Joy - The Ren & Stimpy Story

In the early 1990s, the animated show Ren & Stimpy broke ratings records and was a touchstone for a generation of fans and artists. Creator John Kricfalusi was celebrated as a visionary, but even though his personality suffused the show, dozens of artists and network executives were just as responsible for the show’s meteoric rise. As Kricfalusi’s worst impulses were let loose at the workplace and new allegations about even more disturbing behavior have surfaced, his reputation now threatens to taint the show forever. With clips recognizable to any Ren & Stimpy fan and interviews with Kricfalusi and his fellow creators whose work has been both elevated and denigrated by their connection to him, this film is a complex look at a show that influenced the history of television, animation, and comedy. More than a celebration, this film forces us to consider the role of media creators and how we reckon with the reality of who they are versus what we see on the screen

© 2019 Ladies & Gentlemen, Inc.

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Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club

2014 Oscar® Award to Matthew McConaughey for Best Actor

Matthew McConaughey gives the performance of his career in this uplifting and powerful film inspired by true events. Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof (McConaughey) sees his free-wheeling life overturned when he’s diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Determined to survive, Woodroof decides to take matters in his own hands by tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. After finding an unlikely ally in Rayon (Jared Leto), he establishes a hugely successful “buyers’ club” and unites a band of outcasts in a struggle for dignity and acceptance that inspires in ways no one could have imagined. Co-starring Jennifer Garner, Dallas Buyers Club is “deeply moving. A livewire of a movie!” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)

© 2013 Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.

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Looks That Kill - Kellen Moore Cover Art

Looks That Kill

Looks That Kill

The story of a teenage boy who deals with the ups and downs of being lethally attractive. Starring Brandon Flynn, Julia Goldani, and Ki Hong Lee.

© 2020 Looks That Kill LLC,

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Napoleon Dynamite - Jared Hess Cover Art

Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite

From the rural town of Preston, Idaho, comes Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder). With a red 'fro, his moon boots, and illegal government ninja moves, he is a new kind of hero. His family consists of fragile brother Kip (Aaron Ruell), who's seeking his soulmate in online chat rooms; Uncle Rico (Jon Gries), who is stuck in his "glory" days of high school football; and Grandma (Sandy Martin), who enjoys going out to the dunes on her quad-runner. Napoleon spends his days drawing magical beasts, working on his computer hacking skills to impress the chicks, and begrudgingly feeding his Grandma's pet llama. When his friend Pedro (Efren Ramirez) decides to run for class president, it is Napoleon to the rescue to help him triumph over adversity.

© 2004 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Paramount Pictures Corporation.

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Made In Italy - James D'Arcy Cover Art

Made In Italy

Made In Italy

Made In Italy is a heart-warming father son story set in glorious Tuscany about bohemian London artist Robert who returns to Italy with his estranged son Jack (Richardson) to make a quick sale of the house they inherited from his late wife. Neither expects to find the once beautiful villa in such a state of disrepair. Renovations go badly, with father and son soon finding themselves at odds. Robert's comical lack of DIY experience leads him to seek help from some colorful locals including the no nonsense Kate, an ex-pat making her living selling villas who quickly captures his attention. For Jack, the state of the house seems to mirror his search for memories of happier times with his mother. He soon falls for Natalia (Bilello), a vivacious young Italian chef, who restores both body and soul with delights from her local trattoria - until the pair find their developing relationship in jeopardy from Natalia's jealous and threatening ex-husband. As Robert and Jack painstakingly restore the villa to its previous glory, they also start to mend their relationship. The future may now look quite different and surprise them both.

© 2020 TLWR LTD

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The Outpost - Rod Lurie Cover Art

The Outpost

The Outpost

Based on true events, in this military thriller, a small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it was known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.

© 2020 OUTPOST PRODUCTIONS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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It Follows - David Robert Mitchell Cover Art

It Follows

It Follows

After a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe of THE GUEST) suddenly finds herself trapped by a vicious curse - someone or something is following her, and the only way to save herself is to put others in harm's way. Stylish and terrifying, IT FOLLOWS is the critically acclaimed horror of the year!

© 2014 It Will Follow, Inc.

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The Babadook - Jennifer Kent Cover Art

The Babadook

The Babadook

In this terrifying thriller, a mother must protect her son from an evil, supernatural entity that has escaped the pages of a children's book and is lurking in their home.

© 2013 Babadook Films Pty Ltd, Causeway Films Pty Ltd, South Australian Film Corporation and Screen

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The Lobster

The Lobster

A love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods. A desperate Man escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules.

© 2015 Element Pictures/ Scarlet Films/ Faliro House Productions SA/ Haut et Court/ Lemming Film/ The British Film Institute/ Channel Four Television Corporation. All Rights Reserved

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Tanner Hall Forever - Constantine Papanicolaou Cover Art

Tanner Hall Forever

Tanner Hall Forever

With seven Winter X-Games gold medals and a career spanning twenty years, Tanner Hall has cemented himself as an icon and legend in the sport of skiing. Now, at age 35, he’s decided to enter the Freeride World Tour; a five-stop competition circuit in which skiers are judged on their ability to descend through rugged, un-groomed terrain. Having never competed in a freeride competition, Tanner embarks on the latest chapter of his career, struggling against the limits of an aging body while confronting the darkest memories of his past.

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