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Resurrection - Andrew Semans Cover Art

Resurrection

Resurrection

A woman's carefully constructed life is upended when an unwelcome shadow from her past returns, forcing her to confront the monster she's evaded for two decades.

© 2022 Biomatix LLC

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Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris - Anthony Fabian Cover Art

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris tells a humorously heartwarming tale about a London housecleaner Ada Harris (Lesley Manville) who thinks her lonely life might turn around if she can become the owner of a Christian Dior gown. Saying goodbye to friends like Archie (Jason Isaacs) won't be easy, and neither will be winning over elite people in Paris from Madame Colbert (Isabelle Huppert) to idealistic accountant André (Lucas Bravo). But Ada's irrepressible charm just might end up saving the whole House of Dior in this uplifting story of how an ordinary woman becomes an extraordinary inspiration by daring to follow her dreams.

© 2022 Focus Features LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Facing Nolan - Bradley Jackson Cover Art

Facing Nolan

Facing Nolan

Nolan Ryan is emblazoned onto our sub-conscience. Images of him pitching with a jersey covered in blood, 7 no-hitters, the all-time strikeout record, and the iconic brawl where Nolan walloped Robin Ventura are cultural cornerstones. But Ryan’s career is a study in extremes. He holds the record for most walks and most wild pitches. With this in mind, where does Ryan fit in the game of baseball?

© 2022 Facing Nolan, LLC

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Memory - Martin Campbell Cover Art

Memory

Memory

Memory follows Alex Lewis (Liam Neeson), an expert assassin caught in a moral quagmire. When Alex refuses to complete a job that violates his code, he must quickly hunt and take down the people who hired him before they and FBI agent Vincent Serra (Guy Pearce) find him first. Alex is built for revenge but, with a memory that is beginning to falter, he is forced to question his every action, blurring the line between right and wrong.

© 2021 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Official Competition - Gastón Duprat & Mariano Cohn Cover Art

Official Competition

Official Competition

Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas star as two egomaniacs commissioned by a millionaire to make a movie together in this sharp comedy skewering wealth, art, and pride.

© 2021 Mediaproducción S.L.U., Prom TV S.A.U.

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Watcher - Chloe Okuno Cover Art

Watcher

Watcher

As a serial killer stalks the city, Julia – a young actress who just moved to town with her boyfriend – notices a mysterious stranger watching her from across the street in this terrifying thriller.

© 2022 IN SPLITTER, L.P. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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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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Fittest On Earth: Next Gen - Mariah Moore Cover Art

Fittest On Earth: Next Gen

Fittest On Earth: Next Gen

From Rich Froning and Annie Thorisdottir to Mat Fraser and Tia-Clair Toomey — if each new generation of champions sees further than the one before, it’s because they stand on the shoulders of giants. When Fraser declared he would retire from competition after the 2020 season, he opened the door to a new wave of challengers. In 2021, new and seasoned competitors marked the 15th year of the Games with 15 events designed to test the limits of human potential and their worthiness to be called the fittest. Amid the surprises, upsets, and staggering displays of incomparable athleticism, Toomey ticked on with consistency and calm like a clock in a thunderstorm, all while shattering records and securing her place as the most unbeatable athlete in CrossFit Games history. At the 2021 Games, we witnessed the return of some of the sport’s greats and the rise of the new initiates — those who will carry the mantle of the Fittest on Earth for the next generation.

© 2022 CrossFit, LLC

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The Tree of Life - Terrence Malick Cover Art

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950's. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick's signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.

© 2011 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers - Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell Cover Art

Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers

Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers

Narrated by Oscar Nominee MICKEY ROURKE - Former Government physicist Bob Lazar made headlines world-wide in 1989 when he came forward with his account of reverse-engineering an alien spacecraft for the US Military. The reason the public even knows the name Area 51 is because Lazar talked about the work he did at the formerly secret military base. Burdened with a revolutionary secret, he had to choose between his oath to his country or his conscience. His wife believes him, his mom believes him, and the closer you get to his inner-circle, the more YOU believe him. His testimony remains the most controversial and important UFO story of all time; especially if it’s true. Lazar blew the whistle, shocked the world, then went silent.Corbell’s film intimately chronicles the triumphs and travails of a cosmic whistleblower. It investigates Lazar’s groundbreaking claims of our government’s secret program to create a fierce technology based on recovered alien vehicles. It reveals the devastating impact his actions have had on his life over the course of the last thirty years. His public disclosures have turned his life upside-down and he has tried to stay out of the spotlight. For this reason, has never let any journalist or filmmaker into the private world of his daily life - that is - until now.Providing rare and never before revealed footage, Corbell's film will shake the foundations of your beliefs and permanently alter the landscape of the debate.

© 2018 JKLC Productions

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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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The Outfit (2022) - Graham Moore Cover Art

The Outfit (2022)

The Outfit (2022)

The Outfit is a gripping and masterful thriller starring Academy Award® winner Mark Rylance as Leonard, an English tailor who used to craft suits on London's world-famous Savile Row. After a personal tragedy, he finds himself in Chicago, operating a small tailor shop where he makes beautiful clothes for the only people around who can afford them: a mobster family with a vicious reputation. Their demands have Leonard stitching up more than just their wardrobes.

© 2021 Focus Features LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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The Innocents - Eskil Vogt Cover Art

The Innocents

The Innocents

During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal mysterious powers when the adults aren't looking. But what starts out innocent soon takes a dark and violent turn in this gripping supernatural thriller.

© 2021 MER FILM AS, ZENTROPA SWEDEN, SNOWGLOBE, BUFO, LOGICAL PICTURES

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Blacklight - Mark Williams Cover Art

Blacklight

Blacklight

Trust, identity, and the danger of unchecked power push a covert operative to the edge in director Mark Williams' intense action thriller Blacklight. Travis Block (Neeson) lives and fights in the shadows. A freelance government "fixer," Block is a dangerous man whose assignments have included extracting agents out of deep-cover situations. When Block discovers a shadowy program called Operation Unity is striking down ordinary citizens for reasons known only to Block's boss, FBI chief Robinson (Quinn), he enlists the help of a journalist (Raver-Lampman), but his past and present collide when his daughter and granddaughter are threatened. Now Block needs to rescue the people he loves and expose the truth for a shot at redemption. Nothing and no one is safe when secrets are hidden in Blacklight.

© 2021 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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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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Hypochondriac - Addison Heimann Cover Art

Hypochondriac

Hypochondriac

Will is a young Hispanic artist with a loving boyfriend and a good life, but when his mentally ill mother re-emerges after a 10 year absence, it erodes the foundation of the world he has created and exposes a dark past of violence he was desperate to keep hidden. Afraid of becoming like his mom, Will spirals into obsession, despair and madness, tormented by a manifestation of his childhood trauma.

© 2022 Hychondriac, LLC

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Belfast - Kenneth Branagh Cover Art

Belfast

Belfast

Critics and audiences agree Belfast is the "best picture of the year, no doubt" (Pete Hammond, Deadline). Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh, Belfast is a poignant story of love, laughter and loss in one boy's childhood amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s. Through it all, his passionate parents (Caitríona Balfe and Jamie Dornan) and quick-witted grandparents (Academy Award® winner Judy Dench and Ciarán Hinds) keep the joy alive in this feel-good story that reminds us that no matter how far you go, you never forget where you came from.

© 2021 Focus Features LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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The Reef: Stalked - Andrew Traucki Cover Art

The Reef: Stalked

The Reef: Stalked

In an effort to heal after witnessing her sister’s horrific murder, Nic travels to a tropical resort with her friends for a kayaking and diving adventure. Only hours into their expedition, the women are stalked and then attacked by a great white shark. To survive they will need to band together and Nic will have to overcome her post-traumatic stress, face her fears, and slay the monster.

© 2022 TR2 Holdings Pty Ltd and Screen Queensland Pty Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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Men (2022) - Alex Garland Cover Art

Men (2022)

Men (2022)

In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Harper (Jessie Buckley) retreats alone to the beautiful English countryside, hoping to have found a place to heal. But someone or something from the surrounding woods appears to be stalking her. What begins as simmering dread becomes a fully-formed nightmare, inhabited by her darkest memories and fears in visionary filmmaker Alex Garland's (Ex Machina, Annihilation) feverish, shape-shifting horror film.

© 2022 Men Film Rights LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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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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Her (2013) - Spike Jonze Cover Art

Her (2013)

Her (2013)

Academy Award® winner for Best Original Screenplay! From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature and risks of intimacy in the modern world. Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, Her follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha” (Scarlett Johansson), a bright, female voice who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual and unconventional love for each other.

© 2013 by Untitled Rick Howard Company LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Deep in the Heart - Ben Masters Cover Art

Deep in the Heart

Deep in the Heart

Deep in the Heart is a visually stunning celebration of what makes Texas unique — its diverse landscapes and remarkable wildlife behavior that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Told through the eyes of wildlife species ranging from the mysterious blind catfish to the elusive mountain lion, the story follows our ever-changing relationship with the natural world and showcases our ability to destroy, conserve, and recover wildlife and the habitat we mutually depend on. Narrated by Matthew McConaughey and featuring state-of-the-art cinematography, this family-friendly film journeys from the highest peaks in West Texas, through our aquifers, rivers, and bays, and deep into the Gulf of Mexico. Deep in the Heart aims to conserve our remaining wild places, to show the connectivity of water and wildlife, and to recognize Texas’ conservation importance on a continental scale.

© 2022 Deep in the Heart Film

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Wild - Jean-Marc Vallée Cover Art

Wild

Wild

Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon stars in this inspirational true story from the director of Dallas Buyers Club and based on the best-selling book. After years of reckless behavior, Cheryl makes a rash decision to hike more than a thousand miles with absolutely no experience — in what becomes a remarkable journey of self-discovery and redemption that strengthens and ultimately heals her.

© 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

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High-Rise - Ben Wheatley Cover Art

High-Rise

High-Rise

Tom Hiddleston stars as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst society’s upper class. Laing quickly settles in and meets the other tenants: Charlotte (Sienna Miller), a bohemian single mother; Wilder (Luke Evans), a charismatic documentarian who lives with his pregnant wife Helen (Elisabeth Moss); and Mr. Royal (Jeremy Irons), the building’s enigmatic architect. Life seems like paradise to the solitude-seeking Laing. But, as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, mainly on the lower floors, social strata begins to crumble and the building descends into a class war.

© 2015 RPC High-Rise Limited / The British Film Institue / Channel Four Television Corporation

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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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Wild Men - Thomas Daneskov Cover Art

Wild Men

Wild Men

In a desperate attempt to cure his midlife crisis, Martin has fled his family to live high up in the Norwegian mountains. Hunting and gathering like his ancestors did thousands of years ago.

© 2021 Nordisk Film Production A/S

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe - André Øvredal Cover Art

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

It's just another night at the morgue for a father (Brian Cox) and son (Emile Hirsch) team of coroners, until an unidentified, highly unusual corpse comes in. Discovered buried in the basement of the home of a brutally murdered family, the young Jane Doe—eerily well preserved and with no visible signs of trauma—is shrouded in mystery. As they work into the night to piece together the cause of her death, the two men begin to uncover the disturbing secrets of her life. Soon, a series of terrifying events make it clear: this Jane Doe may not be dead. The latest from Trollhunter director Andre Ovredal is a scarily unpredictable, supernatural shocker that never lets up.

© 2016 Autopsy Distribution, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Code Name Banshee - Jon Keeyes Cover Art

Code Name Banshee

Code Name Banshee

Caleb (Antonio Banderas), a former government assassin in hiding, resurfaces when his protégé, the equally deadly killer known as Banshee (Jaime King), discovers a bounty has been placed on Caleb’s head. Now they must put the past behind them and join together one last time to fight off the secret CIA backed killers who threaten to destroy them.

© 2022 Banshee The Film, LLC

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Old Henry - Potsy Ponciroli Cover Art

Old Henry

Old Henry

A widowed farmer (Tim Blake Nelson) and his son take in a mysterious, injured man with a satchel of cash. When a posse of men claiming to be the law come for the money, the farmer must decide who to trust. Defending a siege of his homestead, the farmer reveals a talent for gunslinging that surprises everyone calling his true identity into question. “Old Henry is the best revisionist Western since Unforgiven.” (Kaveh Jalinous, Under The Radar)

© 2021 Hideout Fund 1, LLC under exclusive license to Shout! Factory LLC

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Super Troopers - Jay Chandrasekhar Cover Art

Super Troopers

Super Troopers

Committed to pranks and a love of syrup, the Super Troopers have turned arrest into an art form and become specialists at screwing with motorist's minds while screwing up on the job. For these highway patrolmen, the only thing better than a good prank is one-upping arch rivals - the Spurbury Local Police. But the town isn't big enough for both police forces. Budget cuts mean one force will have to go, and odds are that means the highway "super" troopers will be the first to go. Aware of the fact that their heads are on the chopping block, the super troopers try to play by the rules until a dead body, a stash of pot and an obscene little monkey enter the scene. They immediately spring into action, but, the local police are also quickly on the case. A race to catch the bad guys ensues as both forces hysterically try to become the local heroes.

© 2002 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

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Spirited Away - Hayao Miyazaki Cover Art

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature, Hayao Miyazaki's wondrous fantasy adventure is a dazzling masterpiece from one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animation. Chihiro's family is moving to a new house, but when they stop on the way to explore an abandoned village, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits ruled over by the sorceress Yubaba. Put to work in a magical bathhouse for spirits and demons, Chihiro must use all her wits to survive in this strange new place, find a way to free her parents and return to the normal world. Overflowing with imaginative creatures and thrilling storytelling, Spirited Away became a worldwide smash hit, and is one of the most critically-acclaimed films of all time.

© 2019 Studio Ghibli/GKIDS under exclusive license to Shout Factory LLC , 2001 Studio Ghibli - NDDTM

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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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Minamata - Andrew Levitas Cover Art

Minamata

Minamata

Three-time Academy Award® nominee Johnny Depp plays celebrated war photographer W. Eugene Smith in a real life David vs Goliath story, pitting Smith against a powerful corporation responsible for poisoning the people of Minamata, Japan in 1971. With the glory days of World War II far behind him, Smith has become a recluse. Between an impassioned Japanese translator called Aileen (Minami) urging him to go and a much needed commission from "Life" Magazine editor Ralph Graves (Nighy), Smith is finally convinced to journey back to Japan to expose the devastating annihilation of a coastal community, victims of corporate greed and complicit local police and government. Armed with only his trusted Nikon camera, Smith must find the images that will bring this story to the World. MINAMATA is a moving redemptive story of how one man's powerful photograph impacted the world, yet in order to find it he had to open his heart.

© 2020 MINAMATA FILM, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Whelm - Skyler Lawson Cover Art

Whelm

Whelm

Whelm takes audiences on a mind-bending odyssey through the sprawling landscape of the Great Depression. As a midwestern hotel is brutally robbed of the money it's hiding for a notorious gang, a WWI veteran, August, and his younger brother Reed, get tangled in a rivalry between a legendary bank robber and a mysterious enigma of a man named Alexander Aleksy. With their father left for dead and their safe empty, the brothers embark on an outmatched wild goose chase. Their journey descends into the madness of the mind as the estranged brothers are lured into a snare that forces them to work together and puts them at the center of a larger historic scheme. Told in 13 chapters, the intricately woven web of characters snowballs to an emotional climax of discovery that asks the viewer to look inwards.

© 2020 Skyler Lawson

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Chasing - Simon Tucker Cover Art

Chasing

Chasing

Jason Caldwell is an American athlete whose career has been defined by a string of silver medals. He's a restless soul looking for a win and when he discovers a near impossible, unassisted, 3000 mile rowing race he believes his stars have aligned. With a crack team of elite rowers, Jason's ambition is not just winning the race, but smashing the world record for the fastest crossing - except he's got the wrong team and underestimates the ocean to his peril. Battered, humbled and 30 lbs lighter, Jason limps to the finish line but the very next day starts planning another attempt. This time he's determined to find the perfect team - selfless guys who will fight for each other. Just one year later he's back. But when sea sickness and adverse weather threaten his dream once again - Jason is faced with a seemingly impossible task: to cover the final 400 miles in just 5 days to get the record.

© 2021 LAT35/BOW RIVER FILMS

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Burnt - John Wells Cover Art

Burnt

Burnt

Oscar®-nominee Bradley Cooper stars as renowned rockstar chef Adam Jones, the owner of a two-star Michelin restaurant who has a bad attitude and even worse habits to match. When his arrogance destroys his successful career, Jones uncovers a new resolve and is now  determined to rebuild his life and achieve one of the most elusive culinary distinctions: a third Michelin Star. To shut down his dissenters Jones assembles a new crew, including the beautiful Helene (Sienna Miller), to help him battle the odds and launch a new top restaurant. Oscar®-winner Emma Thompson, Oscar®-nominee Uma Thurman, Omar Sy, Daniel Brühl, Matthew Rhys, and Alicia Vikander costar in this remarkably funny and emotional comedy about the love of food, the love between two people, and the power of second chances.

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Best of Enemies - Morgan Neville & Robert Gordon Cover Art

Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies

In the summer of 1968 television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other’s political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult-their explosive exchanges devolving into vitriolic name-calling. Live and unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed, and a new era in public discourse was born.

© 2015 Sandbar, LLC. All rights reserved.

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The Place Beyond the Pines - Derek Cianfrance Cover Art

The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines

Academy Award® nominees Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper star in this epic, riveting crime drama about the unbreakable bond between fathers and sons. Luke (Gosling) gives up his job as a motorcycle stunt performer in order to provide for his new family. Avery (Cooper), an ambitious rookie cop, struggles to make his way in a corrupt police department. Their two worlds collide when Luke takes part in a string of bank robberies and the consequences of their shocking confrontation will reverberate into the next generation. From the acclaimed director of Blue Valentine and co-starring Eva Mendes and Ray Liotta, this engaging and powerful thrill ride has critics raving, “5 Stars! The Place Beyond the Pines is huge in its ambition, huge in its achievement!” (Mick LaSalle, The San Francisco Chronicle)

© 2012 Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.

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The Desperate Hour

The Desperate Hour

Unfolding in real time, THE DESPERATE HOUR is a “riveting and pulse pounding” thriller from award-winning director Phillip Noyce. Recently widowed mother Amy Carr (Academy Award®-nominee Naomi Watts) is doing her best to restore normalcy to the lives of her young daughter and teenage son in their small town. As she's on a jog in the woods, she finds her town thrown into chaos as a shooting takes place at her son's school. Miles away, on foot in the dense forest, Amy desperately races against time to save her son.

© 2021 Lakewood Film LLC

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Cruel Intentions - Roger Kumble Cover Art

Cruel Intentions

Cruel Intentions

An adaptation of Dangerous Liaisons set among wealthy teenagers in modern New York. Kathryn makes a bet that her step-brother, Sebastian, won't be able to bed Annette, a wholesome virgin who wants to wait for love. If Sebastian loses, Kathryn gets his Jaguar, if he wins, he gets Kathryn. Things become complicated when Sebastian finds himself falling for Annette.

© Cruel Productions, LLC

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How to Please a Woman - Renée Webster Cover Art

How to Please a Woman

How to Please a Woman

Stuck in a passionless marriage, Gina is ready to spice things up. Her idea for an all-male cleaning business leads her on a journey towards happiness and pleasure.

© 2021 SUCH FEISTY DAMES PTY LTD, SCREENWEST (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED AND SCREEN AUSTRALIA

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Restrepo - Tim Hetherington Cover Art

Restrepo

Restrepo

Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for documentary, RESTREPO chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. The movie focuses on 15 soldiers based at "Outpost Restrepo," named after a platoon medic killed early in the deployment. Filmed by author Sebastian Junger ("War") and award-winning photographer Tim Hetherington, RESTREPO takes viewers on their own 90-minute deployment, without comment or agenda. This is war, full stop. A National Geographic Entertainment release.

© 2010 National Geographic Entertainment

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Goon - Michael Dowse Cover Art

Goon

Goon

Not content with his job as a bouncer, Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott) dreams of a more rewarding job and gaining his parents’ respect. When a chance encounter with an on-ice thug leads to a fistfight that Doug easily wins, the onlooking coach sees Doug’s potential, in spite of his lack of any hockey playing ability. Joining the team and with the encouragement of his best friend (Jay Baruchel), Doug quickly becomes a rising star. Soon he’ll have the opportunity to face off against the infamous league thug, Ross Rhea (Liev Schreiber), perhaps finally land a girlfriend, and stick to a job he enjoys. Now all he needs is to learn how to skate.

© 2011 7319428 Canada Inc. & DCP (Goon) Productions Inc.

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Force Majeure - Ruben Östlund Cover Art

Force Majeure

Force Majeure

This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children— on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

© 2014 Plattform Produktion AB Société Parisienne de Production Coproduction Office ApS Rhône-Alpes Cinéma Motlys

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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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Blue Is the Warmest Color - Abdellatif Kechiche Cover Art

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Color

The sensation of the Cannes Film Festival and the most controversial film of the year, Blue is the Warmest Color made cinema history as the first film ever awarded the Palme d'Or to both its director and its actresses. In a star-making role, Adèle Exarchopoulos is Adèle, a passionate young woman who has a yearning she doesn't quite understand until a chance encounter with the blue-haired Emma ignites a flame and brings her to life. Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris) gives a fearless performance as Emma, the older woman who excites Adèle's desire and becomes the love of her life. Abdellatif Kechiche's (The Secret of the Grain) intimate epic of tenderness and passion charts their relationship over the course of several years, from the ecstasy of a first kiss to the agony of heartbreak. Pulsing with gestures, embraces, furtive exchanges, and arias of joy and devastation, Blue is the Warmest Color is a profoundly moving hymn to both love and life.

© 2013 WILD BUNCH, QUAT’SOUS FILMS, FRANCE 2 CINEMA, SCOPE PICTURES, VERTIGO FILMS.

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Man of God - Yelena Popovic Cover Art

Man of God

Man of God

Exiled unjustly, convicted without a trial, slandered without cause. The life of St. Nektarios of Aegina was one of persecution and prosecution. A priest of the common people, his popularity provoked the jealousy of the clergy in Alexandria and as a result, he was defrocked and expelled from Egypt. In contrast to his religious “superiors”, Nektarios cared for the poor, taught peasant girls to read and write, and performed miracles. Even his last moment on earth was used to help another: upon his death, Nektarios’ undergarment was removed, and as it fell upon a paralyzed man in the hospital bed next to him, the man arose to walk. So, too, do we hope MAN OF GOD will awaken the paralyzed faith in audiences around the world.

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Apocalypto - Mel Gibson Cover Art

Apocalypto

Apocalypto

From Academy Award winning filmmaker Mel Gibson, comes Apocalypto: a heart stopping mythic action-adventure set against the turbulent end times of the once great Mayan civilization. When his idyllic existence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, a man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.

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The Lighthouse (2019) - Robert Eggers Cover Art

The Lighthouse (2019)

The Lighthouse (2019)

Two lighthouse keepers (Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe) fight each other for survival and sanity on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind horror masterpiece The Witch.

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