A man stops at a remote Australian gas station in search of a fill-up. But when he goes inside to enquire about the pumps, he encounters a truly perplexing scenario. Writer/Director Alex Feggans‘ offbeat short film starts out as unsettling, but takes a truly unexpected path along its way.
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(PG-13: Language) A group of conspiracy theorists convene on a cruise ship to meet one of their most steadfast believers. But as his crackpot theories start to show their cracks, something unexpected happens aboard the ship. Brad Abrahams fantastic short film has great performances and the perfect amount of dramatic tension.
(PG-13: Language) Written and directed by Robert Eggers (The Witch, The Lighthouse), this previously unreleased short film is as tense and chilling as anything we’ve seen in recent memory. It tells the story of two brothers raised by their abusive grandmother, and the precarious balance that exists in their relationship.
(PG-13: Language) Adam Sandler is getting great marks for his role in this drama about a high-strung New York City jewelry store owner whose irresponsible behavior lands him in serious debt, and takes us on a wild ride inside the head of a man struggling to keep his precarious world from imploding.
Director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) drops us deep into the battlefields of World War I as two young British soldiers must perform a critical mission to save more than 1600 troops, including one of their own brothers. Stars Richard Madden, Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, and more.
(PG-13: Language) A roomful of Nazis set on fire 20 seconds in makes it clear that this is a Quentin Tarantino flick. But this is no Inglourious Basterds. The film is set in 1969 Hollywood against the backdrop of the Manson family murders, as two aging stuntmen try to keep their careers alive.
In this comedy drama film, a beloved grandmother is terminally ill, but the family’s other elders don’t want her to know. They use a relative’s wedding as an excuse to reunite and be with her one last time. But one of the granddaughters rebels at the ruse. Stars rapper Awkwafina. Premieres 7/12/19.
“Chernobyl holds over 3 trillion of these bullets. Some of them will not stop firing for 50,000 years.” HBO’s Chernobyl is a miniseries that retells the events of the catastrophic Chernobyl disaster, and the efforts of unsung heroes who mitigated it. Premieres 5/6/19.
A woman goes to prison for 5 years for protecting her small-time gangster boyfriend. Upon her release, she seeks him out to continue their relationship. Jia Zhangke’s critically–acclaimed drama is about two people being shaped by larger forces. Premieres 3/15/19.
(PG-13) Boston, early ’90s. The city is riddled with violent crime, fostered by corrupt cops. The new D.A. is determined to change all that, but he needs the help of a dirty FBI agent. Co-created by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Tom Fontana (Oz). Premieres 6/16/19 on Showtime.
Hugh Jackman stars as former American senator Gary Hart, who was a leading presidential candidate in the 1988 elections. But news of his extramarital affair broke, changing political media forever. Also starring Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Alfred Molina and Bill Burr.
(PG-13) Ben Stiller’s upcoming Showtime miniseries is based on the true story of two convicted murderers who escaped from a prison in upstate New York with the help of a prison employee. Stars Benicio del Toro, Paul Dano and Patricia Arquette. Premieres 11/18/18.
David Spade embraces his darkness in this drama about a family who finds themselves in danger when they inherit their family farm, and find out that others will do anything to control its water rights. Stars Bruce Dern, Guillermo Diaz, Tammy Blanchard, and James Earl Jones.
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