Directed by Brad Anderson. US. 2018. R. 1 hour 49 minutes. Bleecker Street. Digital.
A U.S. diplomat (Jon Hamm) flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his home. Ten years later, he is called back to war-torn Beirut by CIA operatives (Rosamund Pike) to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.
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“The performances are strong and the story is absorbing; a smart diversion for adult attention spans.” – Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
“As any . . .
Directed by Wes Anderson. US. 2018. PG-13. 1 hour 41 minutes. Fox Searchlight. Digital.
Isle of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found . . .
Directed by John Curran. US. 2017. PG-13. 1 hour 46 minutes. Entertainment Studios. Digital.
In the riveting suspense dram, Chappaquiddick, the scandal and mysterious events surrounding the tragic drowning of a young woman, as Ted Kennedy drove his car off the infamous bridge, are revealed in the new movie starring Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne. Not only did this event take the life of an aspiring political strategist and Kennedy insider, but it ultimately changed the course . . .
Directed by Andrew Haigh. UK. 2017. R. 2 hours 1 minutes. A24. Digital.
Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse’s gruff owner Del Montgomery (Steve . . .
Directed by Jason Reitman. US. 2018. R. 1 hour 36 minutes. Focus Features. Digital.
Marlo (Charlize Theron), a mother of three, including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). While at first hesitant to accept the extravagance, she comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny, Tully (Mackenzie Davis).
“Charlize Theron is great in a Diablo Cody/Jason Reitman joint that’s funnier than “Juno” and almost as ruthlessly honest as “Young . . .
Directed by Julie Cohen. US. 2018. PG. 1 hour 37 minutes. Magnolia. Digital.
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now.
“…the most exciting of which was Betsy West . . .
Directed by Chloé Zhao. US. 2017. R. 1 hour 44 minutes. Sony Pictures Classics. Digital.
Once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, and a gifted horse trainer, young cowboy Brady is warned that his riding days are over, after a horse crushes his skull at a rodeo. Back home on the Pine Ridge Reservation, with little desire or alternatives for a different way of life, Brady’s sense of inadequacy mounts as he is unable to ride or rodeo – the essentials of being a . . .
Directed by Stanley Tucci. UK. 2017. R. 1 hour 30 minutes. Sony Pictures Classics. Digital.
Final Portrait is the story of the touching and offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord and Alberto Giacometti, as seen through Lord’s eyes and revealing unique insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and sometimes the chaos of the artistic process. Set in 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, Lord is asked by his friend, Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, promises . . .
Directed by Samuel Maoz. Israel. 2017. R. 1 hour 48 minutes. Sony Pictures Classics. Digital.
Michael and Dafna experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous mourning relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of life’s unfathomable twists – a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of . . .
Directed by Sebastián Lelio. US. 2017. R. 1 hour 56 minutes. Bleecker Street. Digital.
From a screenplay by Sebastián Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, the film follows a woman as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Based on Naomi Alderman’s book, the film stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola.
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