Movie Releases by Score

China Heavyweight 201.

China Heavyweight

July 6, 2012 | Not Rated
In central China, a Master coach recruits poor rural teenagers and turns them into Western-style boxing champions. The top students face dramatic choices as they graduate – should they fight for the collective good or for themselves? A metaphor for the choices everyone in the New China faces now. (Eye Steel Film)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Icaros: A Vision 202.

Icaros: A Vision

May 19, 2017 | Not Rated
Her medical options exhausted, an American woman travels to the Amazon in search of a miracle. Thanks to a young ayahuasca shaman who is losing his eyesight, she learns instead to confront her ‘susto’: the disease of fear.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Alamar (To the Sea) 203.

Alamar (To the Sea)

July 16, 2010 | G
Jorge has only a few weeks with his five-year-old son Natan before he leaves to live with his mother in Rome. Intent on teaching Natan about their Mayan heritage, Jorge takes him to the pristine Chinchorro reef, and eases him into the rhythms of a fisherman's life. As the bond between father and son grows stronger, Natan learns to live in harmony with life above and below the surface of the sea. (Film Movement)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.7
Ulee's Gold 204.

Ulee's Gold

June 6, 1997 | R
The story of Ulysses Jackson (Fonda), a solitary beekeeper working in the tupelo marshes of the Florida Panhandle and caring for his two grandchildren. The trio lives an ordered, if somewhat narrow life until a call from Jackson's son in jail changes everything. (Orion Pictures)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.4
Buzzard 205.

Buzzard

March 6, 2015 | Not Rated
Paranoia forces small-time scam artist Marty to flee his hometown and hide out in Detroit. With nothing but a pocket full of bogus checks, his Power Glove, and a bad temper, the horror metal slacker lashes out.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.0
WarGames 206.

WarGames

June 3, 1983 | PG
At the height of the Cold War, an American teenager (Matthew Broderick) finds a back door into a military central computer (WOPR) in which reality is confused with game-playing, threatening to start World War III.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
The Imposter 207.

The Imposter

July 13, 2012 | R
The Imposter is a chilling factual thriller that chronicles the story of a 13-year-old boy who disappears without a trace from San Antonio, Texas in 1994. Three and a half years later he is found alive, thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a story of kidnapping and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not quite as it seems. The boy bears many of the same distinguishing marks he always had, but why does he now have a strange accent? Why does he look so different? Any why doesn't the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? It's only when an investigator starts asking questions that this strange tale takes an even stranger turn. The stranger than fiction mystery, which features many twists and turns, is told in a cinematic language that combines documentary and stylized visualizations. Perception is challenged at every turn, and just as the truth begins to dawn on you, another truth merges leaving you even more on edge. (Indomina Releasing)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.7
The Usual Suspects 208.

The Usual Suspects

August 16, 1995 | R
Five career criminals in New York are rounded up for a standard police line-up. After release, they get together for a bit of revenge by pulling off a $3 million emerald heist. This scheme brings them to the attention of an underworld crime figure who convinces them to do a highly dangerous job.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.8
Unlovable 209.

Unlovable

November 2, 2018 | Not Rated
Joy (Charlene deGuzman), a sex and love addicted woman, learns what real intimacy is when she starts making music with a reclusive man.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
The Messenger 210.

The Messenger

November 13, 2009 | R
In his first leading role, Foster stars as Will Montgomery, a U.S. Army officer who has just returned home from a tour in Iraq and is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Partnered with fellow officer Tony Stone to bear the bad news to the loved ones of fallen soldiers, Will faces the challenge of completing his mission while seeking to find comfort and healing back on the home front. When he finds himself drawn to Olivia, to whom he has just delivered the news of her husband's death, Will’s emotional detachment begins to dissolve and the film reveals itself as a surprising, humorous, moving and very human portrait of grief, friendship and survival. (Oscillscope Laboratories)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.5
God Loves Uganda 211.

God Loves Uganda

October 11, 2013 | Not Rated
A powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to infuse African culture with values imported from America's Christian Right. The film follows American and Ugandan religious leaders fighting sexual immorality and missionaries trying to convince Ugandans to follow biblical law.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.7
Chi-Raq 212.

Chi-Raq

December 4, 2015 | R
Chi-Raq is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes. After the murder of a Child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago’s Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
5.4
People's Republic of Desire 213.

People's Republic of Desire

November 30, 2018 | Not Rated
In a digital universe where live streamers earn as much as $200K a month, can virtual relationships replace real-life human connection? People's Republic of Desire tells the stories of two such online stars who've risen from isolation to fame and fortune in China. The film takes us on a vérité journey through their live streaming showrooms, which have become virtual gathering places for hundreds of millions - from the super rich who lavish performers with digital gifts, to poor migrant workers who worship them. The characters are brought together in a series of bizarre online idol competitions, where they discover that happiness in their virtual world may be as elusive as in the real one.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Somers Town 214.

Somers Town

July 15, 2009
Tomo is a troubled young lad who runs away to London. There he meets Marek, a shy Polish teenager who shares a small flat with his laborer father in a rundown area. When Marek agrees to let Tomo stay with them, unbeknownst to his father, the pair form a strong bond as they work odd jobs for an eccentric neighbor and compete for the attention of Maria, a beautiful French waitress, and try to avoid discovery by Marek's father. (Film Movement)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.8
High Life 215.

High Life

April 5, 2019 | Not Rated
Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to deep space. The crew—death-row inmates led by a doctor (Juliette Binoche) with sinister motives—has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.3
Circo 216.

Circo

April 1, 2011 | Not Rated
The Ponce family's hardscrabble circus has lived and performed on the back roads of Mexico since the 19th century. But can their way of life survive into the 21st century? Against the backdrop of Mexico’s collapsing rural economy, the ringmaster must choose between his family tradition and a wife who wants a better life for their family outside the circus. (First Run Features)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Stephanie Daley 217.

Stephanie Daley

April 20, 2007 | R
This film weaves two parallel journeys into a sublime masterpiece about the absolute nature of truth. (Regent Releasing)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.9
The Rape of Europa 218.

The Rape of Europa

September 14, 2007 | Unrated
The Rape of Europa is an epic journey through seven countries that follows the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare, which threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe. For 12 long years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art on an unprecedented scale in history. But heroic young art historians and curators from America, as well as across Europe, fought back. They did so in a miraculous campaign to rescue then return the millions of lost, hidden, and stolen treasures. (Menemsha)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.6
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts 219.

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

June 22, 2018 | Not Rated
In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, is attacked and robbed of all her livestock by a gang of seven bandits. She then defends herself, setting out on a journey to find justice, empowerment, retribution and redemption. But the road is long, especially when she begins to be haunted by the ghost of her victim. [Icarus Films]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.8
Bill Cunningham New York 220.

Bill Cunningham New York

March 16, 2011
“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.8
Spettacolo 221.

Spettacolo

September 6, 2017 | Not Rated
Once upon a time, villagers in a tiny hill town in Tuscany came up with a remarkable way to confront their issues: they turned their lives into a play. Every summer, their piazza became their stage and residents of all ages played a part – the role of themselves. Monticchiello’s annual tradition has attracted worldwide attention and kept the town together for 50 years, but with an aging population and a future generation more interested in Facebook than farming, the town’s 50th–anniversary performance just might be its last. Spettacolo tells the story of Teatro Povero di Monticchiello, interweaving episodes from its past with its modern-day process as the villagers turn a series of devastating blows into a new play about the end of their world. [Grasshopper Film]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Every Little Step 222.

Every Little Step

April 17, 2009 | PG-13
Every Little Step explores the incredible journey of A Chorus Line from ambitious idea to international phenomenon. It compares and contrasts the original musical with the current revival. It investigates the societies in which they’ve debuted, and why the themes are so timeless and universal. Finally, it goes behind the scenes with exclusive interviews and footage of the revival’s audition process, revealing the dramatic journey of the performers, and unfolding a story of life imitating art. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.6
Chico & Rita 223.

Chico & Rita

February 10, 2012 | Not Rated
Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love.(Magic Light Pictures)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
Rebirth 224.

Rebirth

September 2, 2011 | Not Rated
The result of a decade-long process by director Jim Whitaker, the inspirational story of Rebirth follows the nearly ten-year transformation of five people whose lives were forever altered on September 11, 2001 – and simultaneously tracks via unprecedented multi-camera time-lapse photography the minute-by-minute evolution of the space where the Twin Towers once rose. Both a singular cinematic and human experience, Rebirth is deeply intimate and uplifting - providing a moving portrait of how trauma and grief metamorphose into hope and rebuilding as the human spirit transcends the unthinkable over time. (Oscilloscope Pictures)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
A Prayer Before Dawn 225.

A Prayer Before Dawn

August 10, 2018 | R
A Prayer Before Dawn is the remarkable true story of Billy Moore, a young English boxer incarcerated in two of Thailand’s most notorious prisons. He is quickly thrown into a terrifying world of drugs and gang violence, but when the prison authorities allow him to take part in the Muay Thai boxing tournaments, he realizes this might be his chance to get out. Billy embarks on a relentless, action-packed journey from one savage fight to the next, stopping at nothing to do whatever he must to preserve his life and regain his freedom. Shot in a an actual Thai prison with a cast of primarily real inmates, A Prayer Before Dawn is a visceral, thrilling journey through an unforgettable hell on earth.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.1
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai 226.

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

July 20, 2012 | Not Rated
Revenge, honor and disgrace collide when a samurai's request to commit ritual suicide leads to a tense showdown with his feudal lord. [Tribeca Film]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.4
Escape from Alcatraz 227.

Escape from Alcatraz

June 22, 1979 | PG
Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.8
3:10 to Yuma 228.

3:10 to Yuma

September 7, 2007 | R
In Arizona in the late 1800's, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the 3:10 to Yuma, a train that will take the killer to trial. On the trail, Evans and Wade, each from very different worlds, begin to earn each other’s respect. But with Wade’s outfit on their trail – and dangers at every turn – the mission soon becomes a violent, impossible journey toward each man's destiny. (Lions Gate)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
Machines 229.

Machines

August 9, 2017 | Not Rated
Marrying stunning visuals with social advocacy, Rahul Jain’s debut documentary — winner of the Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival — takes audiences into the labyrinthine passages of an enormous textile factory in Gujarat, India. Jain’s camera wanders freely between pulsating machines and bubbling vats of dye to create a moving portrait of the human laborers who toil away there for 12 hours a day to eke out a meager living for their families back home. Interviews with these workers and the factory owners who employ them reveal the stark inequality and dangerous working conditions brought about by unregulated industrialization in the region. This political message is delivered amidst the unsettling beauty of the factory’s mechanical underworld and the colorful, billowing fabrics it produces. [Kino Lorber]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Creepy 230.

Creepy

October 21, 2016 | Not Rated
A year after a botched hostage negotiation with a serial killer turned deadly, ex-detective Koichi (Hidetoshi Nishijima), and his wife move into a new house with a deeply strange new neighbor (Teruyuki Kagawa). His old cop colleagues come calling for his help on a mysterious case, which may be related to the strange goings-on next door, in this insidiously-constructed narrative that braids plot twists on top of plot twists and shock on top of shock.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.9
Silent Souls 231.

Silent Souls

September 16, 2011 | Not Rated
When Miron’s beloved wife Tanya passes away, he asks his best friend Aist to help him say goodbye to her according to the rituals of the Merja culture, an ancient Finno-Ugric tribe from Lake Nero, a picturesque region in West-Central Russia. Although the Merja people assimilated into Russians in the 17th century, their myths and traditions live on in their descendants’ modern life. The two men set out on a roadtrip thousands of miles across the boundless lands. With them, two small birds in a cage. Along the way, as is custom for the Merjas, Miron shares intimate memories of his conjugal life. But as they reach the banks of the sacred lake where they will forever part with the body, he realizes he wasn’t the only one in love with Tanya…(Shadow Distribution)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.3
It Felt Like Love 232.

It Felt Like Love

March 21, 2014 | Not Rated
On the outskirts of Brooklyn, a fourteen-year-old's sexual quest takes a dangerous turn when she pursues an older guy and tests the boundaries between obsession and love. [Variance Films]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
5.9
Citizen K 233.

Citizen K

November 22, 2019 | Not Rated
Citizen K is an intimate yet sweeping look at post-Soviet Russia from the perspective of the enigmatic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oligarch turned political dissident. Benefitting from the chaos that followed the dissolution of the U.S.S.R., Khodorkovsky was able to amass a fortune in financing and oil production and became the richest man in Russia. However, when he accused the new Putin regime of corruption, Khodorkovsky was arrested, his assets seized and following a series of show trials, sentenced to more than ten years in prison. Today, as an exile living in London, he continues to speak out against Putin’s two-decade stranglehold on power. Expertly researched and photographed, Gibney uses Khodorkovsky’s story to explore the complex interplay between oligarchy and government and its destructive effect on democracy in Russia and beyond.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
5.4
The Light of the Moon 234.

The Light of the Moon

November 1, 2017 | Not Rated
Bonnie (Stephanie Beatriz), a young and successful Latina architect, is sexually assaulted while walking home from an evening out with friends in Brooklyn. At first, she attempts to keep the assault a secret from her long-term boyfriend Matt, but the truth quickly emerges. Bonnie emphatically denies the impact of what has just happened to her. She fights to regain normalcy and control of her life, but returning to her old life is more complicated than expected. Her attempt to recapture the intimacy she previously had with Matt falters and cracks begin to surface in their relationship. Another attack in the neighborhood only drives Bonnie further into denial, before an encounter with an at-risk woman causes her to face the truth and confront her own self-blame.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders 235.

Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders

June 4, 2010
Two volunteers are new recruits: a 26 year-old Australian doctor stranded in a remote bush clinic and an American surgeon struggling to cope under the load of emergency cases in a shattered capital city. Two others are experienced field hands: a dynamic Head of Mission, valiantly trying to keep morale high and tensions under control, and an exhausted veteran, who has seen too much horror and wants out. Amidst the chaos, each volunteer must confront the severe challenges of the work, the tough choices, and the limits of their own idealism. (Truly Indie)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Shine a Light 236.

Shine a Light

April 4, 2008 | PG-13
Martin Scorsese's concert documentary Shine a Light will show the world the Rolling Stones as they've never been seen before. Filming at the famed Beacon Theatre in New York City in fall 2006, Scorsese assembled a legendary team of cinematographers to capture the raw energy of the legendary band. (Paramount)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
An Honest Liar 237.

An Honest Liar

March 6, 2015 | Not Rated
An Honest Liar is a feature documentary about the world-famous magician, escape artist, and world-renowned enemy of deception, James ‘The Amazing’ Randi. The film brings to life Randi’s intricate investigations that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers, and con-artists with quasi-religious fervor. A master deceiver who came out of the closet at the age of 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi’s personal life is discovered, it isn’t clear whether Randi is still the deceiver – or the deceived.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
Shotgun Stories 238.

Shotgun Stories

March 26, 2008 | PG-13
Son Hayes never speaks of the scars on his back. The shotgun pellets left under his skin make for a sporadic pattern of blue-black dots. The men he works with take bets on how he got them. His brothers, Boy and Kid Hayes, don't discuss it. His past, just like the scars, is never far behind him. This stands true for the memory of his father, a man who never bothered to give his children proper names. He left the three brothers, Son, Boy, and Kid, when they were young. Their last impressions of him were of a violent drunk who never hesitated to put his own needs ahead of his family's. The brothers were left to be raised by their mother, a hateful woman who to this day blames her children for the life she's been left with and the loss of the man she couldn't keep. Their father, having left the memory of his children as completely as he left their home, managed to move on and put his life back together. He sobered up, became a devout Christian, married a wonderful woman, and fathered four new sons--all of whom received proper names. His life became a model that most would aspire to--a man successful in business, community, and family--with his only true failing being the sons he turned his back on. (Liberation Entertainment)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.4
The Dog 239.

The Dog

August 8, 2014 | Not Rated
Coming of age in the 1960s, John Wojtowicz' libido was unrestrained even by the libertine standards of the era, with multiple wives and lovers, both women and men. In August 1972, he attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to finance his lover's sex-reassignment surgery, resulting in a fourteen-hour hostage situation that was broadcast live on television. Three years later, John was portrayed by Al Pacino as "Sonny," and his crime immortalized in one of the most iconic New York movies of all time, Dog Day Afternoon. The film had a profound influence on Wojtowicz (who pronounced his name "Woto-wits"), and when he emerged from a six-year prison sentence, he was known by his self-imposed nickname: "The Dog." Drawing upon extraordinary archival footage, the film shuffles between the 1970s and the 2000s. Touching upon the sexual revolution of the 1970s, we gain a first-hand perspective on New York's historical gay liberation movement in which Wojtowicz played an active role. In later footage, he remains a subversive force, backed by the unconditional love and headstrong wit of his mother Terry. The hows and whys of the bank robbery are recounted in gripping detail by Wojtowicz and various eyewitnesses, and don't necessarily always align with one another. [Drafthouse Films]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Ghostbox Cowboy 240.

Ghostbox Cowboy

November 30, 2018 | Not Rated
Texan Jimmy Van Horn (David Zellner) arrives in China brimming with optimism, only to realize that acquiring a share of the country’s rapidly growing riches is not as easy as it appeared from back home. Armed with an absurd product pitch and short on the charisma or quick thinking needed to convince local businessmen of his sincerity, Jimmy soon finds himself out of funds, leaving him at the mercy of those who promise to help him stay in the place he’s gambled away his entire livelihood to be. As it turns out, there’s a lot of unpleasant work in China for guys who look like Jimmy Van Horn.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Margin Call 241.

Margin Call

October 21, 2011 | R
This tense Wall Street thriller follows the staff of a high-powered brokerage firm in the 24 hours before the stock market crash of 2008. Featuring an all-star cast, Margin Call was one of the most talked about films of the Sundance Film Festival and was also the Opening Night selection of New Directors/New Films. (Roadside Attractions)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.2
Listen Up Philip 242.

Listen Up Philip

October 17, 2014 | Not Rated
As Philip (Jason Schwartzman) awaits the publication of his second novel, he feels alienated by the constant crowds and noise of his home city, his deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth Moss), and his own indifference to promoting the novel. So when his idol, Ike Zimmerman (Jonathan Pryce), offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, Phlip finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject—himself.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.6
Tito and the Birds 243.

Tito and the Birds

December 6, 2018
Tito is a shy 10-year-old boy who lives with his mother. Suddenly, an unusual epidemic starts to spread, making people sick whenever they get scared. Tito quickly discovers that the cure is somehow related to his missing father’s research on bird song. He embarks on a journey to save the world from the epidemic with his friends. Tito’s search for the antidote becomes a quest for his missing father and for his own identity.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Pass Over 244.

Pass Over

April 20, 2018 | Not Rated
Moses and Kitch, two young black men, chat their way through a long, aimless day on a Chicago street corner. Periodically ducking bullets and managing visits from a genial but ominous stranger and an overtly hostile police officer, Moses and Kitch rely on their banter to get them through a day that is a hopeless retread of every other day, even as they continue to dream of their deliverance.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Black Souls 245.

Black Souls

April 10, 2015 | Not Rated
The Carbone family consists of three brothers, Luigi (Marco Leonardi) and Rocco (Peppino Mazzotta) who are engaged in the family business of international drug trade and Luciano (Fabrizio Ferracane) who has remained in the ancestral town of Africo in the Aspromonte mountains on the Mediterranean coast—herding goats. His 20-year old son Leo (Giuseppe Fumo) has little respect for his farmer father, but idealizes his Mafioso uncles. When Leo shoots up a bar owned by a rival family with a longstanding blood feud with the Carbones, his reckless actions create trouble that brings the whole family back to Africo for the inevitable bloody showdown. [Vitagraph Films]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.4
Trees Lounge 246.

Trees Lounge

October 11, 1996 | R
Tommy is an unemployed mechanic who spends most of his time in a bar (Trees Lounge) in a small blue collar town. He seems to always be thinking, "If only X then I could stop drinking".
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.5
Rabbit Hole 247.

Rabbit Hole

December 17, 2010 | PG-13
Becca and Howie Corbett are returning to their everyday existence in the wake of a shocking, sudden loss. Just eight months ago, they were a happy suburban family with everything they wanted. Now, they are caught in a maze of memory, longing, guilt, recrimination, sarcasm and tightly controlled rage from which they cannot escape. While Becca finds pain in the familiar, Howie finds comfort. The shifts come in abrupt, unforeseen moments. Becca hesitantly opens up to her opinionated, loving mother and secretly reaches out to the teenager involved in the accident that changed everything; while Howie lashes out and imagines solace with another woman. Yet, as off track as they are, the couple keeps trying to find their way back to a life that still holds the potential for beauty, laughter and happiness. The resulting journey is an intimate glimpse into two people learning to re-engage with each other and a world that has been tilted off its axis. [Lionsgate]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
Sharkwater Extinction 248.

Sharkwater Extinction

March 1, 2019 | Not Rated
Discovering that sharks are being hunted to extinction, and with them the destruction of our life support system - activist and filmmaker Rob Stewart embarks on a dangerous quest to stop the slaughter. Following the sharks - and the money - into the elusive pirate fishing industry, Stewart uncovers a multi-billion dollar scandal that makes us all accomplices in the greatest wildlife massacre ever known.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
The Stranger 249.

The Stranger

August 1, 1946 | Approved
An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.2
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days 250.

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

February 17, 2006
The true story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine is brought to thrilling life in Germany's official Foreign Language Film selection for the 2005 Academy Awards. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the young coed-turned-fearless activist. Armed with long-buried historical records of her incarceration, director Marc Rothemund expertly re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl's life: a heart-stopping journey from arrest to interrogation, trial and sentence. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.4
Down to the Bone 251.

Down to the Bone

November 25, 2005 | R
Irene (Vera Farmiga) is a working class mother living in upstate New York. She struggles to keep her marriage together and raise two sons while keeping her cocaine addiction a secret. After a series of nearly fatal mishaps, and finally hoping to make a change in her life, she decides to check herself into a rehab center. There, she meets and falls in love with a fellow reformed addict (Hugh Dillon). When one of them falls into a relapse with the addiction, their commitment to staying clean – and to each other – shatters. This beautifully wrought film accurately and authentically explores the wrenching road of recovery without ever resorting to histrionics. [Down to the Bone Productions]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.2
The Front Page 252.

The Front Page

April 4, 1931 | TV-PG
An investigative reporter sees an opportunity for the story of a lifetime when an accused murderer escapes hanging.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
The Mend 253.

The Mend

August 21, 2015 | Not Rated
NYC brothers, loose cannon Mat (Josh Lucas) and put-upon Alan (Stephen Plunkett) stagger dimly towards some understanding of love, women, masculinity and what it truly means to be a brother.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Five Star 254.

Five Star

July 24, 2015 | Not Rated
A member of the notorious Bloods since he was 12 years old — both in the film and in real life — Primo takes John, the son of his slain mentor, under his wing, versing him in the code of the streets. [XLrator Media]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
The Bad Kids 255.

The Bad Kids

December 16, 2016 | Not Rated
Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is one of California’s alternative schools for students at risk of dropping out. Every student here has fallen so far behind in credits that they have no hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school. Black Rock is their last chance. [FilmRise]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Inherit the Wind 256.

Inherit the Wind

July 21, 1960 | Approved
Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
OT: Our Town 257.

OT: Our Town

August 15, 2003
At Dominquez High School in Compton, California, basketball is valued above all else. The school has not staged a play in over twenty years. With no budget and no stage, English teacher Catherine Borek attempts to mount a theatrical production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town," in an effort to make a change. In the process she takes her fledgling students on a journey of self-discovery. (Film Movement)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.0
Pistol Opera 258.

Pistol Opera

June 13, 2003
In this belated sequel to director Seijun Suzuki's 1967 film "Branded to Kill," a female assassin rises in the criminal underworld.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Rango 259.

Rango

March 4, 2011 | PG
The story follows the comical, transformative journey of Rango, a sheltered chameleon living as an ordinary family pet, while facing a major identity crisis. After all, how high can you aim when your whole purpose in life is to blend in? When Rango accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt - a lawless outpost populated by the desert's most wily and whimsical creatures - the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt . . . until, in a blaze of action-packed situations and encounters with outrageous characters, Rango starts to become the hero he once only pretended to be. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.6
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 260.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

December 22, 1978 | PG
In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one with clones devoid of emotion.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.0
It's Not Yet Dark 261.

It's Not Yet Dark

August 4, 2017 | Not Rated
Soon after premiering his short film The Sound of People at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, promising young Irish director Simon Fitzmaurice was tragically diagnosed with motor neurone disease (ALS). At just 34 years old, he was given four years to live. Fitzmaurice and his wife were expecting their third child, and a career in storytelling lay at his feet. Reeling from the shock, Fitzmaurice drew strength from his deepest desires—instead of being stuck in that painful moment, he realized his greatest defiance of ALS would be to direct his first feature film. Seven years later, despite total physical incapacitation, Fitzmaurice completed My Name is Emily (2015), directing it only with the use of his eyes. This emotional journey of self-realization and personal triumph over life-crushing adversity is nothing short of inspiring. All of it is captured with intimate home movies, photographs, and an affectionate voice-over by compatriot Colin Farrell, transporting us into Fitzmaurice’s creative world where every physical and psychological challenge is met with positivity and the desire to fulfill a dream.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
In the Heat of the Night 262.

In the Heat of the Night

August 3, 1967 | Approved
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.9
The Retrieval 263.

The Retrieval

April 2, 2014 | R
1864: as war ravages the nation, on the outskirts of the Civil War business as usual continues for slave-owners and traders. Will, a fatherless 13 year-old boy, survives by working with a white bounty hunter gang who sends him to earn the trust of runaway slaves in order to lure them back to the South. On a dangerous mission into the free North to find Nate, a fugitive freedman, things go wrong and Will and Nate find themselves on the run. As the bond between them unexpectedly grows, Will becomes consumed by conflicting emotions as he faces a gut-wrenching final decision.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.1
Cul-de-sac 264.

Cul-de-sac

November 7, 1966 | Not Rated
In search of help, two wounded gangsters on the run find refuge in the secluded castle of a feeble man and his wife; however, under the point of a gun, nothing is what it seems.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Diamond Tongues 265.

Diamond Tongues

February 19, 2016 | Not Rated
Edith (Leah Goldstein) dreams of being a successful actress but just can’t seem to make things happen. When she can’t figure out what she’s doing wrong, she begins to do everything wrong.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Sweet Land 266.

Sweet Land

October 18, 2006 | PG
Set in Southern Minnesota's farm country, Sweet Land is a poignant and lyrical celebration of land, love, and the American immigrant experience. (Libero LLC)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.0
Honey 267.

Honey

March 7, 2014 | Not Rated
Irene lives an isolated life. Her job is to help terminally-ill people die with dignity by giving them a drug. One day she supplies Grimaldi, a new client, with a fatal dose, only to find out he’s perfectly healthy. Irene is determined not to be responsible for his suicide. As a result, Irene and Grimaldi become locked in a tense and unusual relationship which will change their lives forever.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Félicité 268.

Félicité

October 27, 2017 | Not Rated
Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son falls victim to an accident. To save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa – a world of music and dreams where she’ll cross paths with Tabu.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.8
Bernie 269.

Bernie

April 27, 2012 | PG-13
In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town’s most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Bernie frequently traveled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs. Marjorie quickly became fully dependant on Bernie and his generosity and Bernie struggled to meet her increasing demands. Bernie continued to handle her affairs, and the townspeople went months without seeing Marjorie. The people of Carthage were shocked when it was reported that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede was being charged with the murder. (Millennium Entertainment)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.2
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame 270.

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

September 2, 2011 | PG-13
A bizarre murder mystery brings together the most powerful woman in China, the soon-to-be-Empress Wu Zetian, and a formerly exiled detective, Dee Renjie, at the infamous Imperial Palace. Hoping that he will solve the crime before her coronation, Wu appoints Dee Chief Judge of the Empire and implores him to combine his indisputable wisdom with his unparalleled martial arts skills to save the future of her dynasty. (Indomina Releasing)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.9
After Tiller 271.

After Tiller

September 20, 2013 | PG-13
After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, there are a limited number of doctors left in the country who provide third-trimester abortions for women. After Tiller moves between the rapidly unfolding stories of these doctors, all of whom were close colleagues of Dr. Tiller, and are fighting to keep this service available in the wake of his death. These four people have become the new number-one targets of the pro-life movement, yet continue to risk their lives every day to do work that many believe is murder, but which they believe is profoundly important for their patients' lives. After Tiller shows them confronting harassment from protesters, challenges in their personal lives, and a series of tough ethical decisions.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.2
Night Moves 272.

Night Moves

May 30, 2014 | R
As organic farmer Josh (Jesse Eisenberg), high society dropout Dena (Dakota Fanning) and ex-Marine Harmon (Peter Sarsgaard) plan, carry out and then witness the fallout of an attention-grabbing act of sabotage, they find their own personal limits tested.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.9
How to Train Your Dragon 273.

How to Train Your Dragon

March 26, 2010 | PG
Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup's world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges he and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view. [Dreamworks Animation]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.7
The Invisible War 274.

The Invisible War

June 22, 2012 | Not Rated
An investigative and powerfully emotional documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military, the institutions that perpetuate and cover up its existence, and its profound personal and social consequences.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.0
A Private War 275.

A Private War

November 2, 2018 | Not Rated
In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her—along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan)—to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.2
Dark Days 276.

Dark Days

August 30, 2000 | Not Rated
For years, a homeless community took root in a train tunnel beneath New York City, braving dangerous conditions and perpetual night. Dark Days explores this surprisingly domestic subterranean world, unearthing a way of life unimaginable to those above. Through stories simultaneously heartbreaking, hilarious, intimate, and off the cuff, tunnel dwellers reveal their reasons for taking refuge and their struggle to survive underground. Filmed in striking black and white with a crew comprised of the tunnel’s inhabitants and scored by legendary turntablist DJ Shadow (Endtroducing…), Dark Days remains a soulful and enduring document of life on the fringe. [Oscilloscope Pictures]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.4
Nina Forever 277.

Nina Forever

February 12, 2016 | R
After his girlfriend Nina dies in a car crash, Rob unsuccessfully attempts suicide. As he begins to overcome his grief, he falls in love with a coworker, Holly. Their relationship is complicated when Nina, unable to find rest in the afterlife, comes back to life to sarcastically torment them whenever they have sex.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.7
The Deserted Station 278.

The Deserted Station

December 3, 2004
Based on a concept the director and Abbas Kiarostami developed on a photography trip together, a man and a young woman are stranded in a remote village after their car breaks down. The photographer and the sole adult male inhabitant, a schoolteacher, leave to get help while the young woman, herself childless, bonds with the children whose parents are nowhere to be found. (First Run Features)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.1
Mid-August Lunch 279.

Mid-August Lunch

March 17, 2010 | Not Rated
Broke, and armed with only a glass of wine and a wry sense of humor, middle-aged Gianni resides with his 93-year-old mother in their ancient apartment. The condo debts are mounting, but if Gianni looks after the building manager’s mother during the Pranzo di Ferragosto (Italy’s biggest summer holiday, and the Feast of the Assumption), all will be forgiven. Then the manager also shows up with an auntie, and then a doctor friend appears with his mother in tow... Can Gianni keep four such lively mamas well fed and happy in these cramped quarters? (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.3
The Believer 280.

The Believer

May 17, 2002 | R
The story of Danny Balint, who transformed himself from Jewish religious student to a rising star in the Neo-Fascist political movement.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.7
The Jaundiced Eye 281.

The Jaundiced Eye

September 17, 1999 | Unrated
A documentary highlighting the injustice of a false accusation of sexual abuse made by a Michigan boy against his father and grandfather which resulted in a swift conviction based on no evidence other than the boy's questionable testimony.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
National Bird 282.

National Bird

November 11, 2016 | Not Rated
National Bird follows the harrowing journey of three U.S. military veteran whistleblowers determined to break the silence surrounding America’s secret drone war. Tortured by guilt for their participation in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, and despite the threat of being prosecuted under the Espionage Act, these three veterans offer an unprecedented look inside this secret program to reveal the haunting cost of America’s global drone strikes.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
S21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine 283.

S21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine

May 19, 2004 | Unrated
In 1975-79, the Khmer Rouge waged a campaign of genocide on Cambodia?s population. 1.7 million Cambodians lost their lives to famine and murder as the urban population was forced into the countryside to fulfill the Khmer Rouges' dream of an agrarian utopia. In S21, Panh brings two survivors back to the notorious Tuol Sleng prison (code-named "S21"), now a genocide museum where former Khmer Rouge are employed as guides. (First Run Features)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.1
The Skeleton Twins 284.

The Skeleton Twins

September 12, 2014 | R
After ten years of estrangement, twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront how their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize that the key to fixing their lives just may lie in fixing their relationship with each other.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.2
The Bridesmaid 285.

The Bridesmaid

August 4, 2006
It's love at first sight when bridesmaid Senta falls into the life handsome young Philippe at the wedding of his younger sister. Though their passion for each other is as obvious as it is unquestionable, Philippe soon discovers that Senta's life is shrouded in mystery and her stories surrounding her past anything but believable. When one day she asks Philippe for a terrible proof of his love, Philippe must come to terms with who his lover might really be. But is this just another of Senta’s fantastic tales? And how far is Philippe willing to go, even as his love for her seems to know no limits? (First Run Features)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.3
The Woodmans 286.

The Woodmans

January 19, 2011 | Unrated
A fascinating, unflinching portrait of the late photographer Francesca Woodman, told through the young artist’s work (including experimental videos and journal entries) and remarkably candid interviews with her artist parents Betty and Charles (a ceramic sculptor and painter/photographer), who have continued their own artistic practices while watching Francesca’s professional reputation eclipse their own. (Lorber Films)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.4
Slut in a Good Way 287.

Slut in a Good Way

March 29, 2019 | Not Rated
Slut in a Good Way follows three teenage girls exploring their first taste of freedom: Charlotte, the recently heartbroken, Megane, the anti-love anarchist, and Aube, a virgin who dreams of love — all three smitten by the guys at the Toy Depot. After applying for their first part-time job at the store during this one fateful summer, the three girls experience for the very first time what it is like to make their own decisions and their resulting consequences.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Very Semi-Serious 288.

Very Semi-Serious

November 20, 2015 | Not Rated
The iconic cartoons of The New Yorker have become an instantly recognizable cultural touchstone over the past 90 years, and Leah Wolchock's intimate documentary offers an unprecedented glimpse into the process behind the cartoons. The film follows cartoon editor Bob Mankoff as he sifts through hundreds of submissions and pitches every week to bring readers a carefully curated selection of insightful and humorous work.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
What Maisie Knew 289.

What Maisie Knew

May 3, 2013 | R
In this update of Henry James' classic novel, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents' bitter divorce.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
The Watermelon Woman 290.

The Watermelon Woman

March 5, 1997 | Not Rated
Cheryl (Cheryl Dunye) is a twenty-something black lesbian working as a clerk in a video store while struggling to make a documentary about Fae Richards, an obscure black actress from the 1930's. Cheryl is surprised to discover that Richards (known popularly as "the Watermelon Woman") had a white lesbian lover. At the same time, Cheryl falls in love with a very cute white customer at the video store (Guinevere Turner. [First Run Features]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Augustine 291.

Augustine

May 17, 2013 | Not Rated
19-year-old kitchen maid Augustine suffers an inexplicable seizure that leaves her partially paralyzed and is shipped off to an all-female psychiatric hospital specializing in the then-fashionable ailment of 'hysteria'. Augustine captures the attention of renowned neurologist Dr. Charcot after she has another attack that appears to give her intense physical pleasure. Intrigued, he begins using her as his principal subject, hypnotizing her in front of his fellow doctors. As Augustine displays her spectacular fits in lecture halls, the lines between doctor and patient become blurred, radically changing the course of both of their lives. [Music Box Films]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
6.3
The Stone Roses: Made of Stone 292.

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone

November 6, 2013 | Not Rated
Incorporating previously unseen material spanning The Stone Roses' history, the personal experiences of many who were touched by the band and their music, and unparalleled access to the record-breaking sellout concerts which took place in summer 2012, this is the definitive record of the definitive band of the past 25 years.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.2
Shakespeare Behind Bars 293.

Shakespeare Behind Bars

March 10, 2006
Shakespeare Behind Bars is an unexpectedly delightful documentary that follows the casting, rehearsal, and presentation of Shakespeare's play, The Tempest, by convicted felons inside Kentucky's Luther Luckett Correctional Complex. (International Film Circuit)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.1
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child 294.

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

July 21, 2010
In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a phenomenon. He became notorious for his graffiti art under the moniker Samo in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side scene, sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200, and became best friends with Andy Warhol. Appreciated by both the art cognoscenti and the public, Basquiat was launched into international stardom. However, soon his cult status began to override the art that had made him famous in the first place. Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary. (Arthouse Films)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.5
Inception 295.

Inception

July 16, 2010 | PG-13
Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime. [Warner Bros. Pictures]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.8
Computer Chess 296.

Computer Chess

July 17, 2013 | Not Rated
A 1980s-set story centered around a weekend chess tournament that pits man against machine.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.4
Raja 297.

Raja

March 26, 2004
Shot entirely in Morocco and Marrakech, Raja is the story of a beautiful young Moroccan woman living on the streets.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Colette 298.

Colette

September 21, 2018 | Not Rated
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.0
Disobedience 299.

Disobedience

April 27, 2018 | R
From Sebastián Lelio, the director of the Academy Award-winning A Fantastic Woman, Disobedience 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. Written by Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz and based on Naomi Alderman’s book, the film stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.3
Pin Cushion 300.

Pin Cushion

July 20, 2018 | Not Rated
Super close mother Lyn and daughter Iona are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start, Iona becomes "best friends" with Keely, Stacey and Chelsea. Used to being Iona's bestie herself, Lyn feels left out. So Lyn also makes friends with Belinda, her neighbor. As much as Lyn and Iona pretend to each other that things are going great, things aren't going great for either of them. Iona struggles with the girls, who act more like frenemies than friends, and Belinda won't give Lyn her stepladders back. Both mother and daughter retreat into fantasy and lies.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
4.3