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March 21

Kong: Skull Island

A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden. [more inside]
posted by FJT at 11:15 AM - 8 comments

March 20

The Devils

In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun. [more inside]
posted by naju at 7:52 PM - 4 comments

Margaret

A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives. [more inside]
posted by tel3path at 6:39 AM - 5 comments

March 8

Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes

Birbig's latest movie/performance/stand-up thing. Mike explores the nature of jokes while riffing on cats, bears, mice, God, yoga, cops, and that time he hosted the Gotham Awards.
posted by Stanczyk at 2:04 PM - 8 comments

March 4

Logan

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. [more inside]
posted by isthmus at 10:03 AM - 68 comments

March 1

Cameraperson

Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera. [more inside]
posted by sapagan at 7:43 AM - 1 comment

February 28

Clouds of Sils Maria

An aging actress faces uncomfortable self-reflection as she prepares to star in a revival of the play that launched her career — but this time as the older member of the central couple. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus at 8:55 PM - 1 comment

February 26

Unlocking the Cage

Between 2013 and 2015 a group of nonprofit attorneys, led by Steven Wise, seek nonhuman clients for whom they can advocate in two US territories through the common law writ of habeas corpus, with the long term objective of establishing legal person-hood for apes, elephants and cetaceans in the US. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk at 7:39 PM - 1 comment

February 25

Get Out

A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend's mysterious family estate. [more inside]
posted by too bad you're not me at 8:41 PM - 80 comments

February 22

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Animation

Shorts HD presents a theatrical release of the five Oscar nominees for Best Short Film, Animated, plus three "Highly Commended" animated shorts. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 4:57 AM - 4 comments

February 21

20th Century Women

The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s.
posted by rhizome at 11:17 PM - 3 comments

February 20

Look Who's Back

Adolf Hitler wakes up in the 21st century. He quickly gains media attention, but while Germany finds him hilarious and charming, Hitler makes some serious observations about society. [more inside]
posted by theodolite at 9:33 AM - 5 comments

February 19

The Running Man

By 2017 the world economy has collapsed. Food, natural resources, and oil are in short supply. A police state, divided into paramilitary zones, rules with an iron hand. [more inside]
posted by chrchr at 7:54 PM - 19 comments

Air Force One

Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them. [more inside]
posted by ZeusHumms at 4:10 PM - 6 comments

The Ones Below

A couple expecting their first child discover an unnerving difference between themselves and the couple living in the flat below them who are also having a baby.
posted by phunniemee at 1:44 PM - 1 comment

February 17

The Great Wall

When a mercenary soldier (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the purpose behind one of the greatest wonders of the world and joins forces with his captors, a huge army of elite warriors, to confront an unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force.
posted by carmicha at 8:12 AM - 10 comments

February 16

Boy

Boy (James Rolleston) is an 11-year old growing up on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984 who loves Michael Jackson, helps take care of his large family, has a crush on Chardonnay (RickyLee Waipuka-Russell), hangs out with his friends, and fantasizes about when his Alamein, his father (Taika Waititi) will get home from prison. Alamein looms large in Boy’s imagination as a heroic figure, and his surprise return forces Boy to square his imaginings with a less-appetizing reality.
posted by Going To Maine at 11:05 PM - 3 comments

February 15

The Founder

The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' fast food eatery, McDonald's, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world. [more inside]
posted by ubiquity at 11:54 AM - 2 comments

February 14

Jackie

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 10:55 PM - 7 comments

February 11

John Wick: Chapter 2

Just when Keanu Reeves thinks he is back out, after having been pulled back in, after being out of the game, he is pulled back again to the world of sumo assassins, hobos, mute bodyguards, very significant coins, Common, hotels, rockabilly girl murder switchboards, and endless parade of goons with heads woefully lacking bullets. A sequel to John Wick. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus at 6:41 PM - 18 comments

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