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[TRAILER] In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi (Ben Kingsley), a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of "passive resistance," endeavoring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed. [more inside]
Movie: Aftersun (2022)
At a fading vacation resort, 11-year-old Sophie treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father, Calum (Paul Mescal). As a world of adolescence creeps into view, beyond her eye Calum struggles under the weight of life outside of fatherhood. Twenty years later, Sophie's tender recollections of their last holiday become a powerful and heartrending portrait of their relationship, as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn't, in Charlotte Wells' superb and searingly emotional debut film.
In Whit Stillman's first movie, a group of young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely passing through the gala debutante season, when an unusual outsider joins them and stirs them up. [more inside]
Movie: Buffalo '66
After being released from prison, Billy (Vincent Gallo) is set to visit his parents with his wife, whom he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl (Christina Ricci) and forces her to act as his wife for the visit. [more inside]
Podcast: The Besties: The Fall 2022 Indie Gaming Pick-A-Mix
We couldn't pick a game to discuss this week, so instead we present to you an installment of Oops! All Indie Games. We've got a bumper crop of backlog material for you to dive into, from slime-based horticulture to interstellar mining simulators.Games discussed: Trombone Champ, Slime Rancher 2, Shovel Knight Dig, Deep Rock Galactic, The Diofield Chronicle, Steel Rising, Squad 51 vs. the Flying Saucers [more inside]
Movie: Cha Cha Real Smooth
A young man who works as a Bar Mitzvah party host strikes up a friendship with a mother and her autistic daughter. [more inside]
Movie: They Look Like People
Suspecting that people around him are turning into evil creatures, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself. [more inside]
Movie: The Wild Goose Lake
A gangster on the run sacrifices everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the lam. [more inside]
A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own ...
Movie: Dear Ex
Dear Ex is a Taiwanese movie about a kid, his mom, his dead dad and his dead dad's boyfriend. Told from those three perspectives, Dear Ex is a moving tale of family, grief and the healing power of community theater. It's on Netflix! [more inside]
Movie: The Deep End
The Deep End is a 2001 drama film starring Tilda Swinton as Margaret Hall. Margaret disapproves of her teenage son Beau (Jonathan Tucker) sneaking off to meet his lover Darby Reese (Josh Lucas). When an argument between Beau and Darby ends in death, Margaret finds she's in over her head. [more inside]
Movie: The Dead Don't Die
The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves, in a new film directed by Jim Jarmusch and featuring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloe Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Selena Gomez, Iggy Pop, RZA, Tom Waits, and lots more!
Movie: The Last Black Man in San Francisco
A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind. "An unhurried tone poem with no guns and next to no blood, Last Man is a tale of race and the city, not Race and the City. First-time director Joe Talbot is white; his collaborator, Jimmie Fails, is black; they grew up together in Fillmore. This is Jimmie's story, and he plays himself." [NPR review - trailer] [more inside]
Movie: Five Easy Pieces
Jack Nicholson (in the role that earned him a reputation as a serious actor, and an Academy Award nomination) portrays Bobby Dupea, a disaffected oil rig worker who goes on an existential journey back to his privileged roots. [more inside]
A woman creates an alter ego in hopes of overcoming the trauma inflicted by men in her life. [more inside]
Movie: Stuck in Love
An acclaimed writer (Greg Kinnear), his ex-wife (Jennifer Connelly), and their teenage children (Lily Collins and Nat Wolff) come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year. (Trailer)
Warning: NOT a zombie movie. This is about terminal illness. [more inside]
Movie: It Follows
After a strange sexual encounter, a teenager finds herself haunted by nightmarish visions and the inescapable sense that something is after her. [more inside]