Sidney Poitier was a symbol of racial tranquility. But his genius lay in his anger.
Josh Duhamel plays the title role in “Mugger‘, a thriller about a professional criminal who falls in love with a social worker (Elisha Cuthbert), but his intercity bank robbery forces him to seek greater opportunities than a loan shark (Mel Gibson), which eventually catches the eye of a fanatical detective (Nestor Carbonell). ). R. Available upon request. It contains strong language all around, and some sex scenes and nudity. 126 min.
documentary”AmputationIt follows Hollyn Patterson and Colie Moline, two field bikes who spend the past summer grazing off-grid cattle in remote Idaho. According to the New York Times, which described the film as a Critic’s Pick, “One of the most emotional moments occurs in a campfire when Cole remembers her deceased mother’s hands—a beautiful, agonizing scene that almost surprised the movie (and has echoes in the close-up shots of both women’s hands squabbling with wires, in a scene or two later.” unclassified. Available on Apple TV Plus, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, DirecTV, and other platforms on demand. 91 minutes.
Set in Malta in the 1980s, “CarmenIt stars Natasha McKillon as the title character: Sister of the local priest (Henry Zammit Cordina), who, according to Maltese tradition, Carmen worked most of her life as an unpaid maid. When a brother dies, and while Carmen’s community awaits the arrival of a new priest, he explains of the arrival of his sister (Michaela Farrugia) Carmen begins to portray herself as the new priestess – at least in the confession chamber, where appearance is hidden and she can hide her voice. unclassified. Available on Apple TV Plus, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, Xfinity Cable and other platforms on demand. In English and Maltese with translations. 88 minutes.
In the thrillerdrilling‘ Thomas Jane plays Scott, a man traumatized by the violent death of his wife—whom his daughter, played by Jane’s real-life daughter Harlow Jane, rightly blames him. When a mysterious man (Emile Hirsch) hires Scott, a rescue specialist, he offers cash Stripping a remote home of its supplies, Scott and his daughter head to the vacant property, hoping for some recovery. But they discover that his employer has secret designs for what lies beneath the house, and has no intention of letting the father and daughter go away alive. According to The AV Club, “The entire production looks like Convenient product, as a desert plot is available with a dilapidated house, and a script was written to take advantage of that fact.” R. Available upon request. It contains widespread vulgar language, violence, some sexual scenes, and brief drug use. 90 minutes.
Antonio Banderas stars in “portA violent mob turns on her employer (Kate Bosworth) when he discovers she is endangering the life of a teenage runaway. R. Available upon request. It contains strong, bloody violence, vulgar language throughout, sex, nudity, and drug use. 90 minutes.
Guy Pearce stars in “Infernal machineLike Bruce Cogburn, the reclusive author of a popular book about mass shootings that may have inspired copycat crimes. When Bruce finds himself stalked by what appears to be an obsessive admirer of his work, he must emerge from his lair to identify his tormentor and confront his dark past. R. Available upon request. It contains harsh language and some violence. 111 minutes.
Directed by Tyler Perry, based on a screenplay he wrote 27 years ago, “Jazman Bluesis a coming-of-age drama about forbidden love in the late 1930s and 1940s in the South. Variety Description of the film—a tonal change of pace for the director, whose last film was the comedy “A Madea Homecoming”—is accomplished, noting To it proves why “Perry often gets more serious”. R. Available on Netflix. It contains some drug abuse, violent imagery, rape, brief sex, and crude language. 127 min.
When a young girl is kidnapped during a storm in the thriller “ifThe child’s mother (Jurney Smollett) seeks the help of a mysterious lonely person (Allison Janney) in tracking down the kidnapper. R. Available on Netflix. It contains violence and vulgar language. 107 min.
“Film story: A new generationIt is a follow-up to Film Story: An Odyssey, a 2011 documentary series that explores the history of twentieth-century film by critic Mark Cousins, based on his 2004 book Film Story. Organized to be a highly personal essay, A New Generation looks at World cinema from 2010 to 2021, examining mainstream and esoteric works such as “Frozen”, “Pappadok” and “Tomb of Splendor” by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. According to the New York Times, “Cousins’ ratings offer plenty to argue with, but it is possible to enjoy with “A New Generation” without agreeing that “Booksmart” expands the world of comedies,” he claims, or a take on the merits of “It Follows” compared to the portrayal in Michael Snow’s popular experimental film “La Région Centrale.” unclassified. Available upon request. 167 minutes.
“Section jarIt follows Carrie (Adelaide Clemens), a happily married woman who finds herself torn between her husband (Patrick J. Adams) and a charming new friend (Douglas Smith). According to Film Threat, the drama—which also features Kathleen Turner as Carrie’s mother-in-law—defies expectations. “A lot of cinematic romances, both comedic and dramatic, can feel formulaic even when their narrative excels and the chemistry between the characters works as it should. This is something more complex and, because of that, more satisfying, and its threads certainly don’t lack chemistry.” unclassified. Available upon request. 111 minutes.
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