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Writer-director Robin Campillo’s follow-up to Eastern Boys follows ACT UP AIDS activists in Paris in the early 1990s as they fight against the indifference of the government. Though it was one of this year's most notable Oscar snubs, BPM took home the the second-place prize at last year's Cannes, where it also won the International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI).
This animated feature from director Nora Twomey (co-director on The Secret of Kells) tells the story of 11-year-old Parvana as she grows up under Taliban rule and puts herself in danger to provide for her family. An adaptation of Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel, the well-reviewed film is one of five nominees for best animated feature at this weekend's Oscars.
Metacritic's highest-scoring movie of 2017, this documentary by 89-year-old director Agnes Varda (The Beaches of Agnes, The Gleaners & I) and 33-year-old photo-muralist J.R. captures their collaborative energy as they roam the French countryside in J.R.’s photographic van taking pictures of working-class locals and displaying the gigantic images on houses, barns, walls and trains.
Actress Greta Gerwig's feature directorial debut is one of 2017's best-reviewed films and an Oscar best picture nominee. The dramedy stars Saoirse Ronan as Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson, a high school senior determined to escape Sacramento, California in 2002. As she battles through her senior year, Lady Bird gets tough love from her strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf, giving perhaps a career-best performance), comfort from her father (Tracy Letts), and interest from local boys played by Lucas Hedges and Timothée Chalamet.
After Thor and Thor: The Dark World, it would be hard for Ragnarok not to be the best film in the Thor trilogy. Even so, it's a terrific addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe by any measure. Much of the critical praise has been for the comedic tone director Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) has injected into this lumbering franchise. While not every critic is on board, many moviegoers seemed happy to hang out with Thor, Bruce Banner, and their new friend Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) as they deal with Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster and Cate Blanchett’s Hela.
|More movie releases on March 6, 2018|
|The Clapper COMEDY | Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried|
|Ethel & Ernest ANIMATION|
|The Man Who Invented Christmas COMEDY/DRAMA | Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer|
|My Friend Dahmer DRAMA/THRILLER | Ross Lynch, Anne Heche, Vincent Kartheiser|
|Novitiate DRAMA | Melissa Leo, Julianne Nicholson, Margaret Qualley|
|The Paris Opera DOCUMENTARY|
|Scorched Earth ACTION/SCI-FI | Gina Carano|
|Wonder Wheel DRAMA | directed by Woody Allen|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|Atlanta SEASON 1|
|Crossbow COMPLETE SERIES|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm SEASON 9|
|Kiss Him, Not Me COMPLETE SERIES|
|A Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking SEASON 5|
|Newton's Law SEASON 1|
|Planet Earth: Blue Planet II MINISERIES|
|Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In SEASON 3|
Another of 2017's best-reviewed and most honored films, Name comes from director Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash, I Am Love). Set in northern Italy in the summer of 1983, the drama is an adaptation of André Aciman’s novel about the romance between 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer), the 24-year-old assistant to Elio’s professor father (Michael Stuhlbarg). The drama also features a script by Academy Award nominee James Ivory and music by fellow Oscar nominee Sufjan Stevens.
Adapted by the Oscar-nominated team of Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (The Fault in Our Stars and The Spectacular Now) and directed by and starring James Franco, this charming 2017 comedy chronicles the production of one of the worst movies ever made: Tommy Wiseau’s The Room. Franco remained in character as he directed the film, adopting Wiseau’s unique accent and strange combination of ineptitude and earnestness.
Craig Gillespie (The Finest Hours, Lars and the Real Girl) directs Margot Robbie as infamous figure skater Tonya Harding in this unconventional, somewhat comedic biopic that received good reviews upon its release late last year. Joining Robbie are Sebastian Stan as her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and Allison Janney in a highly-praised performance as her mother LaVona Golden. After winning six Emmys, Janney has a strong chance to pick up her first Oscar this weekend.
The fifth film in the inconsistent (at best) DC Extended Universe followed on the heels of the franchise's biggest critical and commercial success yet, Wonder Woman, though it didn't come anywhere close to matching that film's critical success. The latter film's Gal Gadot returns here, joined by Ben Affleck's Batman, Henry Cavill's Superman, Ezra Miller's The Flash, Ray Fisher's Cyborg, Amy Adams' Lois Lane, and Jason Momoa's Aquaman. Newcomers include J. K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon and Ciarán Hinds as the film's main villain, Steppenwolf. Director Zack Snyder stepped during post-production after a family tragedy, and Joss Whedon filled in to complete the movie after punching up the script.
Could The Shape of Water become the first sci-fi film ever to win best picture at the Academy Awards? Nominated for a year-leading 13 Oscars overall (and as close to a best picture frontrunner as there is, currently), Guillermo Del Toro's adult fairy tale (co-written with Vanessa Taylor) is set in 1963 America, where Sally Hawkins plays Elisa, a mute who forms a romantic connection with a creature in a high-security government laboratory. The strong supporting cast includes Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Richard Jenkins.
|More movie releases on March 13, 2018|
|The Age of Innocence (1993) Criterion Collection release|
|Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) DRAMA | Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine|
|Birdboy: The Forgotten Children ANIMATION|
|Kickboxer: Retaliation ACTION | Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mike Tyson|
|Running Wild (1927) COMEDY/SILENT | W.C. Fields|
|While The City Sleeps (1956) DRAMA | Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|Channel Zero: No-End House SEASON 2|
|Fear the Walking Dead SEASON 3|
|The Good Fight SEASON 1|
|The Handmaid's Tale SEASON 1|
|Into the Badlands SEASON 2|
|Kendra on Top SEASON 6|
|Knightfall SEASON 1|
|Major Crimes SEASON 6|
|Tales of Zestiria the X SEASON 2|
A rare misfire from writer-director Alexander Payne, Downsizing combines a bit of sci-fi and (mild) comedy to take a somewhat satirical look at American society. The film stars Matt Damon as an everyman who decides to take advantage of new shrinking technology in an attempt to improve his life. However, he finds that his new community, Leisureland, has the same problems as the one he left. It is Payne's first film since 1996 to have a Metascore below 80.
Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher) directs this comedic sequel to the 1995 children's book adaptation Jumanji, which starred Robin Williams. The new film has, unsurprisingly, an all-new cast that centers on Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. It also has five credited screenwriters, which you might take to be a bad sign. And you'd be right, though a decent number of reviewers find the film to be pleasant enough family fun.
The Bellas reunite for a USO tour in this continuation (and possibly conclusion) of the franchise that began in 2012 with Pitch Perfect and middled in 2015 with Pitch Perfect 2. Returning stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, Elizabeth Banks, and John Michael Higgins are joined by newcomers Ruby Rose and John Lithgow. Critics feel that it lacks many of its predecessors' charms.
Named best documentary at last year's SXSW Film Festival, this feature from Gethin Aldous and Jairus McLeary takes an intimate look at a four-day group therapy session at Folsom Prison. The film highlights the work of the Inside Circle Foundation by following three civilians as they join the inmates and they all engage in transformative rehabilitative work aimed at reducing prison violence, lowering recidivism, and preparing prisoners for life after their release.
|More movie releases on March 20, 2018|
|Baal (1970) Criterion Collection release|
|The Black Scorpion (1957) HORROR/SCI-FI | Richard Denning, Mara Corday|
|Daughter of the Nile (1987) FOREIGN/DRAMA|
|Delirium HORROR/THRILLER | Mike C. Manning|
|The Divine Order FOREIGN/DRAMA/COMEDY|
|Lies We Tell THRILLER | Gabriel Byrne|
|The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) Criterion Collection release|
|Small Town Crime THRILLER | John Hawkes, Anthony Anderson, Octavia Spencer|
|Still/Born HORROR/THRILLER | Michael Ironside|
|The Vanishing of Sidney Hall DRAMA | Logan Lerman, Elle Fanning|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|Archer SEASON 8|
|Chaos;Child COMPLETE SERIES|
|The Long Road Home MINISERIES|
|Lou Grant SEASON 5|
Firas Fayyad’s documentary follows Khalid, Subhi, and Mahmoud, founding members of The White Helmets, as they rush to save lives in war-ravaged Aleppo, Syria. An Academy Award nominee for best documentary feature, Aleppo won the Grand Jury Documentary prize at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.
It's not the highest-scoring Star Wars movie ever—merely the 2nd-highest. The first of what could be four Star Wars films from writer-director Rian Johnson continues the story of Kylo Ren/Ben Solo (Adam Driver), Rey (Daisy Ridley), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), General Leia Organa (the late Carrie Fisher), Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), and Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) Joining the cast are Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran, as well as, everyone’s favorite new toy, Porgs. It may be hard to believe given the somewhat bloated running time of Last Jedi, but much was cut from the theatrical release: 14 deleted scenes will be available on the Blu-ray.
|More movie releases on March 27, 2018|
|Acts of Violence ACTION/DRAMA | Bruce Willis, Cole Hauser|
|The Competition ROM-COM | Thora Birch, Chris Klein|
|For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) DRAMA | Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman|
|I Remember You FOREIGN/THRILLER|
|King of Jazz (1930) Criterion Collection release|
|The Last Movie Star COMEDY/DRAMA | Burt Reynolds, Chevy Chase, Ariel Winter|
|The List of Adrian Messenger (1963) DRAMA | George C. Scott|
|The Student FOREIGN/DRAMA|
|Survivors Guide to Prison DOCUMENTARY|
|The Thousand Faces of Dunjia FOREIGN/ACTION/FANTASY|
|The Thrill of it All! (1963) ROM-COM | Doris Day, James Garner|
|Women in Love (1969) Criterion Collection release|
|TV on DVD/Blu-ray|
|The Americans SEASON 5|
|The Brokenwood Mysteries SERIES 4|
|Legion SEASON 1|
|Mr. Robot SEASON 3|
|One Day at a Time [original series] SEASON 2|
|The Outer Limits SEASON 1|
|Robot Chicken THE WALKING DEAD SPECIAL|
|Who Killed Tupac? MINISERIES|
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