Movie Releases by User Score

Aftersun 1.

Aftersun

October 21, 2022 | Not Rated
Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier. Memories real and imagined fill the gaps between miniDV footage as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
7.8
TÁR 2.

TÁR

October 7, 2022 | Not Rated
Set in the international world of classical music, TÁR examines the changing nature of power and its impact and durability in our modern world through the life of iconic musician Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett), the first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.6
No Bears 3.

No Bears

December 23, 2022 | Not Rated
Two parallel love stories in which the partners are thwarted by hidden, inevitable obstacles, the force of superstition, and the mechanics of power.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.7
The Worst Person in the World 4.

The Worst Person in the World

February 4, 2022 | Not Rated
Director Joachim Trier returns with another modern twist on a classically constructed character portrait of contemporary life in Oslo. Chronicling four years in the life of Julie, The Worst Person in the World examines one woman’s quest for love and meaning in the modern world. Fluidly told in twelve chapters, the film features a breakout performance by Cannes Best Actress winner Renate Reinsve as she explores new professional avenues and embarks on relationships with two very different men (Anders Danielsen Lie and Herbert Nordrum) in her search for happiness and identity. [Neon]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.6
Hit the Road 5.

Hit the Road

April 22, 2022 | Not Rated
A family of four – two middle-aged parents and their sons, one a taciturn adult, the other an ebullient six-year-old – drive across the Iranian countryside. Over the course of the trip, they bond over memories of the past, grapple with fears of the unknown, and fuss over their sick dog.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.1
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed 6.

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

November 23, 2022 | Not Rated
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is an epic, emotional and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of her personal fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the overdose crisis. [Neon]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
tbd
Great Freedom 7.

Great Freedom

March 4, 2022 | Unrated
In post-war Germany, liberation by the Allies does not mean freedom for everyone. Hans is imprisoned again and again under Paragraph 175, a law criminalizing homosexuality. Over the course of decades, he develops an unlikely yet tender bond with his cellmate Viktor, a convicted murderer.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
6.0
Mr. Bachmann and His Class 8.

Mr. Bachmann and His Class

February 20, 2022 | Not Rated
In a German city with a complex history of both excluding and integrating foreigners, a charismatic elementary school teacher provides his pupils, who all come from different countries originally, with the key to feeling at home in Germany and becoming citizens of the world. [MUBI]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.0
The Quiet Girl 9.

The Quiet Girl

December 16, 2022 | Not Rated
Rural Ireland. 1981. Nine-year-old Cait is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. Quietly struggling at school and at home, she has learned to hide in plain sight from those around her. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one painful truth.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.3
Return to Seoul 10.

Return to Seoul

December 2, 2022 | Not Rated
After an impulsive travel decision to visit friends, Freddie, 25, returns to South Korea for the first time, where she was born before being adopted and raised in France. Freddie suddenly finds herself embarking on (an unexpected) journey in a country she knows so little about, taking her life in new and unexpected directions.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.4
Three Minutes: A Lengthening 11.

Three Minutes: A Lengthening

August 19, 2022 | PG
So long as we are watching history, history is not over. Three minutes of footage, shot by David Kurtz in 1938, are the only moving images remaining of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk, Poland before the Holocaust. Three Minutes: A Lengthening explores the human stories hidden within the celluloid. [Super LTD]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.4
Aftershock 12.

Aftershock

July 19, 2022 | TV-MA
Following the deaths of two young women due to childbirth complications, two bereaved families galvanize activists, birth-workers and physicians to reckon with one of the most pressing American crises today: the US maternal health crisis.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
5.5
All That Breathes 13.

All That Breathes

October 21, 2022 | Not Rated
In one of the world’s most populated cities, two brothers — Nadeem and Saud — devote their lives to the quixotic effort of protecting the black kite, a majestic bird of prey essential to the ecosystem of New Delhi that has been falling from the sky at alarming rates. Amid environmental toxicity and social unrest, the ‘kite brothers’ spend day and night caring for the creatures in their makeshift avian basement hospital.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
tbd
A Night of Knowing Nothing 14.

A Night of Knowing Nothing

February 11, 2022 | Not Rated
Through fictional love letters found in a cupboard at the Film and Television Institute of India, we meet L, a film student writing to her estranged lover while he is away. Gradually we’re immersed in the drastic changes taking place at the school and in the lives of young people across the country as they take to the streets to protest widespread discrimination.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.6
Descendant 15.

Descendant

October 21, 2022 | Not Rated
Descendant tells the story of the Clotilda - the last known ship to smuggle stolen Africans to America - the unthinkable cover-up, and the impact of that crime on generations of descendants living in Africatown. Once the past is revealed, can the future be reclaimed?
Metascore:
87
User Score:
6.8
The Banshees of Inisherin 16.

The Banshees of Inisherin

October 21, 2022 | R
On a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, lifelong friends Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson) find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. A stunned Padraic, aided by his sister Siobhan (Kerry Condon) and troubled young islander Dominic (Barry Keoghan), endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But Padraic's repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.4
Playground 17.

Playground

February 11, 2022 | Not Rated
Following 7-year-old Nora and her big brother Abel, we see Nora struggling to fit in before finding her place on the schoolyard. One day, she notices Abel being bullied by other kids, and though she rushes to protect him by warning their father, Abel forces her to remain silent, while he endures more humiliation and harassment by his peers.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
My Imaginary Country 18.

My Imaginary Country

September 23, 2022 | Not Rated
One day, without warning, a revolution exploded. It was the event that master documentarian Patricio Guzmán had been waiting for all his life: a million and a half people in the streets of Santiago, Chile, demanding justice, education, health care, and a new constitution to replace the strident rules imposed on the country during the Pinochet military dictatorship. Urgent and inspired, My Imaginary Country features harrowing front-line protest footage and interviews with dynamic activist leaders and powerfully connects Chile's complex, bloody history to contemporary revolutionary social movements and the election of a new president. [Icarus Films]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
tbd
Happening 19.

Happening

May 6, 2022 | R
France, 1963. Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant, she sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing. With her final exams fast approaching and her belly growing, Anne resolves to act, even if she has to confront shame and pain, even if she must risk prison to do so.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.3
One Fine Morning 20.

One Fine Morning

December 9, 2022 | Not Rated
Sandra (Léa Seydoux), a young mother who raises her daughter alone, pays regular visits to her sick father. While she and her family fight tooth and nail to get him the care he requires, Sandra reconnects with Clément (Melvil Poupaud), a friend she hasn’t seen in a while. Although he is married, a passionate relationship begins.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
In Front of Your Face 21.

In Front of Your Face

May 6, 2022 | Not Rated
After years living abroad, former actress Sangok (Lee Hyeyoung) is back in Seoul, staying with her sister Jeongok (Cho Yunhee) in her high-rise apartment. The siblings sleep late, have breakfast in a cafe and visit a restaurant owned by Jeongok's son. But as the details of Sangok's day accrue (a spill on her blouse, an encounter at her childhood home), it becomes clear that there is much she is not revealing. And these mysterious circumstances have something to do with her decision to meet with film director Jaewon (Kwon Haehyo) to discuss her return to acting.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
EO 22.

EO

November 18, 2022 | Not Rated
The world is a mysterious place when seen through the eyes of an animal. EO, a grey donkey with melancholic eyes, meets good and bad people on his life’s path, experiences joy and pain, endures the wheel of fortune randomly turn his luck into disaster and his despair into unexpected bliss. But not even for a moment does he lose his innocence.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.4
To Leslie 23.

To Leslie

October 7, 2022 | R
Years after a lottery win, a West Texas single mother is alone, living hard at the bottom of a bottle. Nowhere left to go, she is forced to come home and confront her past.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.6
Decision to Leave 24.

Decision to Leave

October 14, 2022 | Not Rated
From a mountain peak in South Korea, a man plummets to his death. Did he jump, or was he pushed? When detective Hae-joon arrives on the scene, he begins to suspect the dead man’s wife Seo-rae. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, he finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
The Fabelmans 25.

The Fabelmans

November 11, 2022
The Fabelmans are 16-year-old aspiring filmmaker Sammy Fabelman (Gabriel LaBelle), his artistic mother Mitzi (Michelle Williams), and his successful, scientific father Burt (Paul Dano), and his younger sisters.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.3
Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America 26.

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

January 14, 2022 | PG-13
Interweaving lecture, personal anecdotes, interviews, and shocking revelations, criminal defense/civil rights lawyer Jeffery Robinson draws a stark timeline of anti-Black racism in the United States, from slavery to the modern myth of a post-racial America.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.5
The Fallout 27.

The Fallout

January 27, 2022 | R
Bolstered by new friendships forged under sudden and tragic circumstances, high schooler Vada (Jenna Ortega) begins to reinvent herself, while re-evaluating her relationships with her family, friends and her view of the world. Moving away from her comfortable family routine, she starts taking chances with a series of quicksilver decisions that test her own boundaries and push her in new directions. As she spends more time with Mia (Maddie Ziegler), they grow closer, and Vada slowly redefines herself through their shared experiences, leading her further away from that day and closer to living her life in the now.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.0
Lingui, The Sacred Bonds 28.

Lingui, The Sacred Bonds

February 4, 2022 | Not Rated
On the outskirts of the capital of Chad, determined single mother Amina works tirelessly to provide for herself and her 15-year old daughter Maria. When Amina discovers Maria is pregnant and does not want a child, the two women begin to seek out an abortion, condemned by both religion and law.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.5
Fire of Love 29.

Fire of Love

July 6, 2022 | Not Rated
Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things — each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French volcanologist couple roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and documenting their discoveries. Ultimately, they lost their lives in a 1991 volcanic explosion, leaving a legacy that forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world. [Neon]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.6
The Girl and the Spider 30.

The Girl and the Spider

April 8, 2022 | Not Rated
As her roommate Lisa prepares to move out of their apartment, Mara contemplates the end of an era. Furniture is moved, walls painted, cupboards built. Amid all the hustle and bustle, secret longings and desires come to the surface and coalesce around the roommates as well as around Lisa’s mother Astrid, the movers, the girls’ old neighbors, the neighbors’ cat, Lisa’s new neighbor and an ever-expanding cast of characters. Day turns into night and one final party in the apartment. When the last box is moved, the fragments of their lives remain.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.4
The Territory 31.

The Territory

August 19, 2022 | PG
The Territory provides an immersive on-the-ground look at the tireless fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation brought by farmers and illegal settlers in the Brazilian Amazon. With awe-inspiring cinematography showcasing the titular landscape and richly textured sound design, the film takes audiences deep into the Uru-eu-wau-wau community and provides unprecedented access to the farmers and settlers illegally burning and clearing the protected Indigenous land. Partially shot by the Uru-eu-wau-wau people, the film relies on vérité footage captured over three years as the community risks their lives to set up their own news media team in the hopes of exposing the truth.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
Turning Red 32.

Turning Red

March 11, 2022 | PG
Mei Lee (voice of Rosalie Chiang) is a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming (voice of Sandra Oh), is never far from her daughter—an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.2
Belle 33.

Belle

January 14, 2022 | Not Rated
Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a gorgeous and globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.9
Moonage Daydream 34.

Moonage Daydream

September 16, 2022 | Not Rated
A cinematic odyssey exploring David Bowie’s creative and musical journey.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Riotsville, U.S.A. 35.

Riotsville, U.S.A.

September 16, 2022 | Not Rated
Focusing on unearthed military training footage of Army-built model towns called Riotsvilles, where military and police were trained to respond to civil disorder in the aftermath of the Kerner Commission created by President Lyndon B. Johnson, director Sierra Pettengill’s kaleidoscopic all-archival documentary reconstructs the formation of a national consciousness obsessed with maintaining law and order by any means necessary. Drawing insight from a time similar to our own, Riotsville, U.S.A. pulls focus on American institutional control and offers a compelling case that if the history of race in America rhymes, it is by design.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Is That Black Enough for You?!? 36.

Is That Black Enough for You?!?

October 28, 2022 | R
Film critic Elvis Mitchell tracks the history of Black cinema, focused mainly on the '70s, with archival and new interviews with many of the key players from the era.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
3.9
Neptune Frost 37.

Neptune Frost

June 3, 2022 | Not Rated
In the hilltops of Burundi, a group of escaped coltan miners form an anti-colonialist computer hacker collective. From their camp in an otherworldly e-waste dump, they attempt a takeover of the authoritarian regime exploiting the region's natural resources – and its people. When an intersex runaway and an escaped coltan miner find each other through cosmic forces, their connection sparks glitches within the greater divine circuitry.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.2
RRR 38.

RRR

March 25, 2022 | Not Rated
RRR is a fictional story about India's legendary freedom fighters, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem who fought against the British Raj and the Nizam of Hyderabad respectively.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Dos Estaciones 39.

Dos Estaciones

September 9, 2022 | Not Rated
Dos Estaciones follows iron-willed businesswoman María García (Teresa Sánchez), the owner of Dos Estaciones, a once-majestic tequila factory now struggling to stay afloat. The factory is the final holdover from generations of Mexican-owned tequila plants in the highlands of Jalisco, the rest having folded to foreign corporations. Once one of the wealthiest people in town, María knows her current financial situation is untenable. When a persistent plague and an unexpected flood cause irreversible damage, she is forced to do everything she can to save her community's primary economy and source of pride.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Bad Axe 40.

Bad Axe

November 18, 2022 | Not Rated
A real-time portrait of 2020 unfolds as an Asian-American family in Trump’s rural America fights to keep their restaurant and American dream alive in the face of a pandemic, Neo-Nazis, and generational scars from the Cambodian Killing Fields.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Vortex 41.

Vortex

April 29, 2022 | Not Rated
Presented in split screen, Vortex tells the story of an aging couple in a Paris apartment. As the mother (Françoise Lebrun) faces advancing dementia, the father (Dario Argento) tries to care for her while dealing with his own declining health, and their son (Alex Lutz) does his best in spite of his own significant personal problems.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.3
The Novelist's Film 42.

The Novelist's Film

October 28, 2022 | Not Rated
Junhee (Lee Hyeyoung) is a novelist who's grown disenchanted with her own writing. On a trip to see an old friend, she runs into a film director who was set to adapt one of her novels before the project fell through. One chance encounter leads to another and soon she finds herself having lunch with Kilsoo (Kim Minhee), a well-known actress also questioning her role as an artist. It’s then that Junhee has an epiphany: she will make a film starring Kilsoo. It won’t be like other films. It will be the novelist’s film.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Hold Me Tight 43.

Hold Me Tight

September 9, 2022 | Not Rated
In the family drama Hold Me Tight, Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Bergman Island) plays Camille (Vicky Krieps) is a woman on the run from her family for reasons that aren’t immediately clear. The film alternates between Camille’s adventures on the road and scenes of her abandoned husband Marc (Arieh Worthalter) as he struggles to take care of their children at home—a structure that keeps viewers uncertain as to the reality of what they’re seeing until the film's final moments. [Kino Lorber]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.0
Soft & Quiet 44.

Soft & Quiet

November 4, 2022 | Not Rated
Emily, an elementary school teacher, organizes an inaugural club meeting of like-minded women. When they all decide to move the meeting to Emily’s house to keep the wine flowing, they stop at the local store to pick up refreshments. At the store, an altercation breaks out between a woman from Emily’s past and the group, leading to a volatile chain of events.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.8
Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché 45.

Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché

February 2, 2022 | Not Rated
The death of punk icon and X-Ray Spex front-woman Poly Styrene sends her daughter on a journey through her mother's archives in this intimate documentary.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Navalny 46.

Navalny

April 11, 2022 | Not Rated
In August 2020, Alexei Navalny survived an assassination attempt by poisoning with a lethal nerve agent. During his months-long recovery he, the investigative journalism outlet Bellingcat, and other international news organizations make shocking discoveries about the attempt on his life.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.6
A Hero 47.

A Hero

January 7, 2022 | PG-13
Rahim is in jail for a debt he hasn't been able to pay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint in exchange for paying back part of the debt. Rahim is then confronted with a crisis he would never have imagined.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.8
The Northman 48.

The Northman

April 22, 2022 | R
From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder. With an all-star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.2
Hold Your Fire 49.

Hold Your Fire

May 20, 2022 | NR
Brooklyn, 1973. When Shu’aib Raheem tried to steal guns for self-defense, it sparked the longest hostage siege in NYPD history. NYPD psychologist Harvey Schlossberg fought to reform police use of violence and save lives by using words, not guns.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
This Much I Know to Be True 50.

This Much I Know to Be True

May 11, 2022 | Not Rated
Explores the creative relationship and songs from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis' last two studio albums, "Ghosteen" and "Carnage".
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Master of Light 51.

Master of Light

November 16, 2022 | Not Rated
George Anthony Morton, a classical painter who spent ten years in federal prison travels to his hometown to paint his family members. Going back forces George to face his past in his quest to rewrite the script of his life.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Everything Everywhere All at Once 52.

Everything Everywhere All at Once

March 25, 2022 | Not Rated
Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh), a flustered immigrant mother, is contacted from a parallel universe and told that only she can save the world. The unlikely hero must learn to channel her newfound powers and fight through the splintering timelines of the multiverse to save her home, her family, and herself.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery 53.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

November 23, 2022 | PG-13
In Rian Johnson's Knives Out follow-up, detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of suspects.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.0
Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb 54.

Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb

December 30, 2022 | PG
Turn Every Page explores the remarkable fifty-year relationship between two literary legends, writer Robert Caro and his longtime editor Robert Gottlieb. Now 86, Caro is working to complete the final volume of his masterwork, The Years of Lyndon Johnson; Gottlieb, 91, waits to edit it. The task of finishing their life’s work looms before them. With humor and insight, this unique double portrait reveals the work habits, peculiarities and professional joys of these two ferocious intellects at the culmination of a journey that has consumed both their lives and impacted generations of politicians, activists, writers, and readers.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On 55.

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

June 24, 2022 | PG
Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
The Janes 56.

The Janes

June 8, 2022 | Not Rated
In the spring of 1972, police raided an apartment on the South Side of Chicago where seven women who were part of a clandestine network were arrested and charged. Using code names, fronts, and safe houses to protect themselves and their work, the accused had built an underground service for women seeking safe, affordable, illegal abortions. They called themselves "Jane."
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.7
Costa Brava, Lebanon 57.

Costa Brava, Lebanon

July 15, 2022 | Not Rated
In the not-so-distant future, the free-spirited Badri family have escaped the toxic pollution and social unrest of Beirut by seeking refuge in an idyllic mountain home. Without warning, the government starts to build a garbage landfill right outside their fence, intruding on their domestic utopia and bringing the trash and corruption of a whole country to their doorstep. As the landfill rises, so does tension in the household, revealing a long-simmering division between those family members who wish to defend or abandon the mountain oasis they have built.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Benediction 58.

Benediction

June 3, 2022 | Not Rated
Benediction explores the turbulent life of WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon (Jack Lowden). The writer and soldier was a complex man who survived the horrors of fighting in the First World War and was decorated for his bravery but who became a vocal critic of the government’s continuation of the war when he returned from service. His poetry was inspired by his experiences on the Western Front, and he became one of the leading war poets of the era. Adored by members of the aristocracy as well as stars of London’s literary and stage world, he embarked on affairs with several men as he attempted to come to terms with his homosexuality. At the same time, broken by the horror of war, he made his life’s journey a quest for salvation, trying to find it within the conformity of marriage and religion.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.9
Living 59.

Living

December 23, 2022 | Not Rated
An ordinary man (Bill Nighy), reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Lost Illusions 60.

Lost Illusions

June 10, 2022 | Not Rated
Lucien de Rubempré (Benjamin Voisin) is an ambitious and unknown aspiring poet in 19th century France. He leaves his provincial town, arriving in Paris on the arm of his admirer, Louise de Bargeton (Cécile de France). Outmatched in elite circles, Lucien’s naive etiquette prompts Louise to retreat back to her husband, leaving the young poet to forge a new path. Lucien makes a new friend in another young writer, Etienne Lousteau (Vincent Lacoste), who introduces him to the business of journalism where a salon of wordsmiths and wunderkinds make or break the reputations of actors and artists with insouciant impunity. Lucien agrees to write rave reviews for bribes, achieving material success at the expense of his conscience and soon discovers that the written word can be an instrument of both beauty and deceit. Xavier Giannoli’s sumptuous adaptation of Honoré de Balzac’s epic novel, Lost Illusions is a ravishing vision of the birth of modern media.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.5
Nitram 61.

Nitram

March 30, 2022 | NR
Nitram (Caleb Landry Jones) lives with his mother (Judy Davis) and father (Anthony LaPaglia) in suburban Australia in the Mid 1990s. He lives a life of isolation and frustration at never being able to fit in. That is until he unexpectedly finds a close friend in a reclusive heiress, Helen (Essie Davis). However, when that relationship meets a tragic end, and Nitram’s loneliness and anger grow, he begins a slow descent that leads to disaster.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Tantura 62.

Tantura

December 2, 2022 | Not Rated
The tape-recorded words “erase it” take on new weight in the context of history and war. When the State of Israel was established in 1948, war broke out and hundreds of Palestinian villages were depopulated in its aftermath. Israelis know this as the War of Independence. Palestinians call it “Al Nakba” (the Catastrophe). In the late 1990s, graduate student Teddy Katz conducted research into a large-scale massacre that had allegedly occurred in the village of Tantura in 1948. His work later came under attack and his reputation was ruined, but 140 hours of audio testimonies remain. Director Alon Schwarz revisits former Israeli soldiers of the Alexandroni Brigade as well as Palestinian residents in an effort to re-examine what happened in Tantura and explore why the Nakba is taboo in Israeli society. The ex-soldiers, now in their 90s, recall unsettling acts of war while disquietly pausing at points they either don’t remember or won’t speak of. Audio from Katz’s 20-year-old interviews cuts through the silence of self-preservation and exposes the ways in which power, silencing, and protected narratives can sculpt history.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Dinner in America 63.

Dinner in America

May 27, 2022 | Not Rated
An on-the-lam punk rocker and a young woman obsessed with his band go on an unexpected and epic journey together through the decaying suburbs of the American Midwest.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.4
The Eternal Daughter 64.

The Eternal Daughter

December 2, 2022 | PG-13
An artist and her elderly mother confront long-buried secrets when they return to a former family home, now a hotel haunted by its mysterious past.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues 65.

Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues

October 28, 2022 | R
Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues offers an intimate and revealing look at the world-changing musician, presented through a lens of archival footage and never-before-heard home recordings and personal conversations. This definitive documentary, directed by Sacha Jenkins, honors Armstrong's legacy as a founding father of jazz, one of the first internationally known and beloved stars, and a cultural ambassador of the United States. The film shows how Armstrong’s own life spans the shift from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, and how he became a lightning rod figure in that turbulent era.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
You Won't Be Alone 66.

You Won't Be Alone

April 1, 2022 | R
In an isolated mountain village in 19th-century Macedonia, a young girl is taken from her mother and transformed into a witch by an ancient, shape-shifting spirit. Left to wander feral, the young witch beholds the natural world with curiosity and wonder. After inadvertently killing a villager and assuming her body, she continues to inhabit different people, living among the villagers for years, observing and mimicking their behavior until the ancient spirit returns, bringing them full circle.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.5
Mad God 67.

Mad God

June 16, 2022 | Not Rated
Mad God is an experimental animated film set in a world of monsters, mad scientists and war pigs. A corroded diving bell descends amidst a ruined city, settling down upon an ominous fortress guarded by zombie-like sentries. The Assassin emerges to explore a labyrinth of bizarre, desolate landscapes inhabited by freakish denizens. Through unexpected twists and turns, he experiences an evolution beyond his wildest comprehension. Thirty years in the making, Mad God combines live-action and stop-motion, miniature sets and other innovative techniques to bring director Phil Tippett’s wholly unique and grotesquely beautiful vision to life. [Shudder]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.2
Cow 68.

Cow

April 8, 2022 | NR
This intimate portrait of one dairy cow’s life highlights the beauty and challenges cows face, and their great service to us all.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.6
The White Fortress 69.

The White Fortress

April 22, 2022 | Not Rated
In the rundown Sarajevo suburb of Alipasino Polje, Faruk is an orphan who lives with his ill grandmother and spends his days foraging for scrap metal and dabbling in petty crime. One day he meets Mona, a timid teen from a politically powerful and affluent family. As Mona dreams of escaping the overbearing toxicity of her home life, she seeks refuge and opens herself up to Faruk, a boy from a world entirely different than her own.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
X 70.

X

March 18, 2022 | R
In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.6
Flux Gourmet 71.

Flux Gourmet

June 24, 2022 | NR
Set at an institute devoted to culinary and alimentary performance, a collective finds themselves embroiled in power struggles, artistic vendettas and gastrointestinal disorders.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.4
The Box 72.

The Box

November 11, 2022 | Not Rated
Teenager Hatzín travels from Mexico City to collect the remains of his father, found in a communal grave in Northern Mexico. But a casual encounter with a man who he shares a physical resemblance with introduces both doubt and hope around the truth.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Ahed's Knee 73.

Ahed's Knee

March 18, 2022 | Not Rated
A celebrated Israeli filmmaker named Y arrives in a remote desert village to present one of his films at a local library. Struggling to cope with the recent news of his mother’s terminal illness, he is pushed into a spiral of rage when the host of the screening, a government employee, asks him to sign a form placing restrictions on what he can say at the film’s Q&A. Told over the course of one day, the film depicts Y as he battles against the loss of freedom in his country and the fear of losing his mother.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Nothing Lasts Forever 74.

Nothing Lasts Forever

November 11, 2022 | Not Rated
The DeBeers diamond cartel cornered the market on eternal love with “A diamond is forever,” but now a wave of undetectable synthetic diamonds has flooded global gem markets, threatening to expose the artifice that props up a multi-billion dollar industry.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio 75.

Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio

November 9, 2022 | Not Rated
Guillermo del Toro reinvents Carlo Collodi's classic tale of the wooden marionette who is magically brought to life in order to mend the heart of a grieving woodcarver named Geppetto. This whimsical, stop-motion musical directed by Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson follows the mischievous and disobedient adventures of Pinocchio in his pursuit of a place in the world. [Netflix]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood 76.

Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

March 25, 2022 | PG-13
Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood tells the story of the first moon landing in the summer of 1969 from two interwoven perspectives – the astronaut and mission control view of the triumphant moment, and through the eyes of a kid growing up in Houston, Texas who has intergalactic dreams of his own. Taking inspiration from Academy Award-nominated® filmmaker Richard Linklater’s own life, Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood is a snapshot of American life in the 1960s that is part coming of age, part societal commentary, and part out-of-this-world adventure. [Netflix]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.9
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom 77.

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

January 21, 2022 | Not Rated
A disillusioned schoolteacher is transferred to the most remote school in the world, cut off from modern life deep in the Himalayan glaciers. In a classroom with no electricity or even a blackboard, he finds himself with only a yak and a song that echoes through the mountains.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.8
Petrov's Flu 78.

Petrov's Flu

September 23, 2022 | Not Rated
A day in the life of a comic book artist and his family in post-Soviet Russia. While suffering from the flu, Petrov is carried by his friend Igor on a long walk, drifting in and out of fantasy and reality.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
Till 79.

Till

October 14, 2022 | PG-13
Till is a profoundly emotional and cinematic film about the true story of Mamie Till Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14 year old son, Emmett Till, who, in 1955, was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. In Mamie’s poignant journey of grief turned to action, we see the universal power of a mother’s ability to change the world.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.2
Kimi 80.

Kimi

February 10, 2022 | R
An agoraphobic Seattle tech worker (Zoë Kravitz) uncovers evidence of a crime.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
5.8
Bitterbrush 81.

Bitterbrush

June 17, 2022 | Not Rated
In the remote and rugged mountains of the American West, two young women contemplate the future as they work alone herding cattle.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Official Competition 82.

Official Competition

June 17, 2022 | NR
In search of significance and social prestige, a billionaire businessman decides to make a film to leave his mark. To do so, he hires the best: a stellar team formed by famous filmmaker Lola Cuevas (Penélope Cruz) and two renowned actors, both enormously talented, but with even bigger egos: the Hollywood actor Félix Rivero (Antonio Banderas) and radical theater thespian Iván Torres (Oscar Martínez). Both legends, but not exactly the best of friends. Through a series of increasingly eccentric challenges set by Lola, Felix and Iván must face not only each other, but also their own legacies.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.4
The Innocents 83.

The Innocents

May 13, 2022 | NR
Four children become friends during the bright Nordic summer. Out of sight of the adults, they discover they have hidden powers. While exploring their newfound abilities in the nearby forests and playgrounds, their innocent play takes a dark turn and strange things begin to happen.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.2
Speak No Evil 84.

Speak No Evil

September 9, 2022 | NR
On a vacation in Tuscany, two families – one Danish, one Dutch – meet and become fast friends. Months later, the free-spirited Dutch family extends an invitation to the more conservative Danish one for a holiday weekend getaway at their countryside home. However, it doesn't take long before things gradually get out of hand as the joy of reunion is replaced with misunderstandings. The Dutch hospitality quickly turns unnerving for the Danes, and they find themselves increasingly caught in a web of their own politeness in the face of eccentric…or is it sinister…behavior.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.6
Sr. 85.

Sr.

November 18, 2022 | Not Rated
Follow the tender but appropriately irreverent account of the life and career of Robert Downey, Sr., the fearless and visionary American director who set the standard for countercultural comedy in the 1960s and 1960s.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.6
Top Gun: Maverick 86.

Top Gun: Maverick

May 27, 2022 | PG-13
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.4
After Yang 87.

After Yang

March 4, 2022 | PG
When his young daughter's beloved companion — an android named Yang — malfunctions, Jake (Colin Farrell) searches for a way to repair him. In the process, Jake discovers the life that has been passing in front of him, reconnecting with his wife (Jodie Turner-Smith) and daughter across a distance he didn't know was there.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.9
Argentina, 1985 88.

Argentina, 1985

September 30, 2022 | R
A drama inspired by the true story of Julio Strassera and Luis Moreno Ocampo, Argentina, 1985 depicts their young legal team's David-vs-Goliath battle in which, under constant threat, they dare to prosecute Argentina’s bloodiest military dictatorship in a race against time to bring justice to the victims of the military junta. [Amazon]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.6
Il Buco 89.

Il Buco

May 13, 2022 | Not Rated
During the economic boom of the 1960s, Europe’s highest building is being built in Italy’s prosperous North. At the other end of the country, young speleologists explore Europe’s deepest cave in the untouched Calabrian hinterland. The bottom of the Bifurto Abyss, 700 meters below Earth, is reached for the first time. The intruders’ venture goes unnoticed by the inhabitants of a small neighboring village, but not by the old shepherd of the Pollino plateau whose solitary life begins to interweave with the group’s journey.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Servants 90.

Servants

February 25, 2022 | Not Rated
Two students of a theological seminary in totalitarian Czechoslovakia must decide if they'll choose the easier way of collaboration, or if they'll subject themselves to the surveillance of the secret police.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande 91.

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

June 17, 2022 | R
Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson) doesn’t know good sex. Whatever it may be, Nancy, a retired schoolteacher, is pretty sure she has never had it, but she is determined to finally do something about that. She even has a plan: It involves an anonymous hotel room, and a young sex worker who calls himself Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack). Leo is confident, dapper, and takes pride in being good at his job. He also appears to be intrigued by Nancy — one of many things to surprise her during their time together.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.9
We Met in Virtual Reality 92.

We Met in Virtual Reality

July 27, 2022
Filmed entirely inside the world of virtual reality (VR), this immersive and revealing documentary roots itself in several unique communities within VR Chat, a burgeoning virtual reality platform. Through observational scenes captured in real-time, in true documentary style, the film reveals the growing power and intimacy of several relationships formed in the virtual world, many of which began during the COVID-19 lockdown, while so many in the physical world were facing intense isolation.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.5
Women Talking 93.

Women Talking

December 23, 2022 | PG-13
In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling their reality with their faith. Based on the novel by Miriam Toews.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.1
Girl Picture 94.

Girl Picture

August 12, 2022 | Not Rated
Best friends Mimmi and Rönkkö have each other’s backs, always. They want to live adventurous lives, loaded with experiences and passion. Emma, on the contrary, has given her whole life to figure skating. Nothing gets between her and success. But when the girls meet, life opens new paths, and they all rocket in new directions. While Mimmi and Emma experience the earth moving effects of first love, Rönkkö is on a quest to find pleasure.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
5.5
Saloum 95.

Saloum

September 2, 2022 | Not Rated
In 2003, three mercenaries extracting a druglord out of Guinea-Bissau are forced to hide in the mystical region of Saloum, Senegal.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.2
A Love Song 96.

A Love Song

July 29, 2022 | Not Rated
Faye (Dale Dickey) is a lone traveler biding her time fishing, birding and stargazing at a rural Colorado campground as she awaits the arrival of Lito (Wes Studi), a figure from her past who is navigating his own tentative and nomadic journey across the rugged West. Like the country music that has traditionally channeled the heartbreak and resilience of Americans in search of themselves and others, A Love Song weaves a lyrical and ultimately joyful refrain out of the transformative act of being alone—and reminds us that love can nourish and mystify at any age.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.9
Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story 97.

Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story

May 13, 2022 | PG-13
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, aka “Jazz Fest,” is the signature annual music and cultural event of the city and has been called America’s greatest festival. Celebrating the music, food, and arts and crafts of all of Louisiana since 1970, Jazz Fest is an essential showcase of the rich heritage of the region, and hundreds of thousands attend the event each year. Local music heroes are joined on 14 stages by some of the most important figures in entertainment, highlighting the connections between Louisiana culture and the world. Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story weaves together live performances and interviews from the 50th anniversary of the iconic festival, featuring some of the biggest names in the music industry, along with a wealth of archival documentary footage from the past half century. This film not only captures the Festival in all of its beauty and glory, but also delves deep into the rich culture of The Big Easy.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle 98.

Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle

December 7, 2022 | Not Rated
Japan, 1944. Trained for intelligence work, Hiroo Onoda, 22 years old, discovers a philosophy contrary to the official line: no suicide, stay alive whatever happens, the mission is more important than anything else. Sent to Lubang, a small island in the Philippines where the Americans are about to land, his role will be to wage a guerilla war until the return of the Japanese troops. The Empire will surrender soon after, Onoda 10,000 days later in this incredible true story.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Barbarian 99.

Barbarian

September 9, 2022 | R
In town for a job interview, a young woman arrives at her Airbnb late at night only to find that her rental has been mistakenly double-booked and a strange man is already staying there. Against her better judgement, she decides to stay the night anyway, but soon discovers that there is much more to be afraid of in the house than the other house guest.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.4
We're All Going to the World's Fair 100.

We're All Going to the World's Fair

April 15, 2022 | Not Rated
Late on a cold night somewhere in the U.S., teenage Casey sits alone in her attic bedroom, scrolling the internet under the glow-in-the-dark stars and black-light posters that blanket the ceiling. She has finally decided to take the World’s Fair Challenge, an online role-playing horror game, and embrace the uncertainty it promises. After the initiation, she documents the changes that may or may not be happening to her, adding her experiences to the shuffle of online clips available for the world to see. As she begins to lose herself between dream and reality, a mysterious figure reaches out, claiming to see something special in her uploads.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
4.5

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