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Set in Santa Barbara, 20th Century Women follows Dorothea Fields, a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing — via Abbie, a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie, a savvy and provocative teenage neighbour.
20th Century Women is a poignant love letter to the people who raise us – and the times that form us – as this makeshift family forges fragile connections that will mystify and inspire them through their lives.
(Academy Award nomination for: Best Original Screenplay)
Anne is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successful, driven but inattentive movie producer, she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband.
What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance, reawakening Anne's senses and giving her a new lust for life.
A mysterious woman with a remarkable past revisits a former lover, complicating the settled life he has built for himself and his wife in this unsettling exploration of identity.
As Tom celebrates his birthday with a group of close friends in Brooklyn, he is startled to see a woman from his distant past at the party. Jenny — or Alice, as she now calls herself — first denies even knowing Tom, but as the evening progresses, she reveals a shocking secret. After disappearing from Tom’s life 20 years earlier, she began to reinvent herself every few years, taking on a new name, a new career and a new life each time.
After giving Tom a glimpse of what life could be like if he lets go of the safety and security he has so carefully created, Alice asks him to make a choice that will change everything.
Defense attorney Richard Ramsay takes on a personal case when he swears to his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter, that he will keep her son Mike out of prison.
Charged with murdering his father, Mike initially confesses to the crime. But as the trial proceeds, chilling evidence about the kind of man that Boone Lassiter really was comes to light.
While Ramsay uses the evidence to get his client acquitted, his new colleague Janelle tries to dig deeper - and begins to realize that the whole truth is something she alone can uncover.
1940, London, the Blitz. With the country’s morale at stake, Catrin, an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered alongside fellow screenwriter, Buckley, the pair set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the American population.
Alongside Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy stars as fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard, who reluctantly joins their production in a supporting role.
Based on Lissa Evans' novel, Their Finest Hour And A Half, this is a witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war… and the movies!
As she rises through the ranks of the world’s largest tech and social media company, The Circle, Mae is encouraged by company founder Eamon Bailey to live her life with complete transparency.
But Mae soon discovers that no one is really safe when everyone is watching.
The incredible true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a humble yet popular burger operation in 1950s Southern California.
So impressed by the brothers' 'speedy system', Kroc risked his marriage, bankruptcy and his reputation to create a billion-dollar empire that revolutionised the world.
From director John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks, The Blind Side) comes this stunning and shocking portrayal of the man whose hunger for the American Dream ate away everything he knew.
Vier vriende hou 'n partytjie kort na Johannes Kerkorrel se selfmoord in 2002. So kan hulle weer hulle studentedae op Stellenbosch in die tyd van die Voelvry-ioer herleef.
Hulle was deurdrenk van die protesmusiek van Kerkorrel, Andre Letoit en Bernoldus Niemand. Toe was hulle jonk, dronk en rebels. Nou is hulle voorstedelik en ontnugter. Die dood van hulle universiteitsvriend Johnny bly egter nog 'n raaisel - iets wat al vier steeds na al die jare teister.
Dit is 'n vernuftig gekonstrueerde stuk waarin die onstuimige laat tagtigerjare in Suid-Afrika oortuigend uitgebeeld word. Dit was die tyd toe die Afrikaanse jeug polities bewus geraak het en toe die grensoorlog 'n verwoestende uitwerking op duisende jong dienspligtiges gehad het.
From the award-winning director of Hotel Rwanda comes a powerful and sweeping epic set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire.
Sparks fly when a humble Armenian medical student falls in love with an artist already committed to a renowned and worldly journalist. But as tensions rise with the outbreak of World War I, the trio must set passions aside to survive as the world around them crumbles and one of history's darkest yet rarely told chapters unfolds before their eyes.
Norman Oppenheimer lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money, and strives to be everyone’s friend. His incessant networking leads him nowhere until he ends up befriending a young but charismatic politician, Micha Eshel, at a low point in his life.
Three years later, the politician becomes the Prime Minister of Israel and Norman uses Eshel’s name to leverage his biggest deal ever: a series of quid pro quo transactions linking the Prime Minister to Norman’s nephew, a rabbi, a mogul, his assistant and a treasury official from the Ivory Coast. But Norman’s plans soon go awry, creating the potential for an international catastrophe he must struggle to prevent.
Norman is a comedic and compassionate drama of a man whose downfall is rooted in a human frailty all too easy to forgive – a need to matter.
Mindy and Jodi are two world-class high school geeks who have been tormented for years by Whitney, the most popular girl in school, and Mackenzie, her second in command. When Jodi becomes the target of Whitney's worst prank yet - embarrassing her at a party in front of a potential love interest - the two outcasts conspire to unite the other nerds and put the bully clique in their place.
But do these zeroes turned heroes have what it takes to squash the high school hierarchy once and for all... or will a new world order be the downfall of their friendship?
Samantha Kingston has everything: the perfect friends, the perfect guy, and a seemingly perfect future. But after one fateful night, Sam is trapped reliving the same day over and over, and starts to question just how perfect her life really was.
As she untangles the mystery of a life derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of those closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference – before she runs out of time for good.
Based on the best-selling novel by Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall is a moving exploration of courage, kindness, and second chances.
Susan is a single mother of two, working as a waitress in a small town, but everything in her life is not what it seems.
Her son, Henry, is an 11-year-old genius who not only masters academics, but manages the family finances and acts as emotional support for Susan. When Henry finds out that the girl next door, Christina, has a terrible secret, Henry and Susan take matters into their own hands in this imaginative and emotional drama.
Two Jesuit priests, Sebastião Rodrigues and Francis Garrpe, travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.
There they witness the persecution of Japanese Christians at the hands of their own government which wishes to purge Japan of all western influence. Eventually the priests separate and Rodrigues travels the countryside, wondering why God remains silent while His children suffer.
Meet Ove, an isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse - the quintessential angry old man next door. Having entirely given up on life, his days are spent in a constant monotony of enforcing housing association rules and visiting his beloved wife Sonja’s grave.
Ove’s somewhat content existence is disrupted, however, with the arrival of a boisterous young family who move in next door. Heavily pregnant Parvaneh and her lively children are the complete antithesis of what ill-tempered Ove thinks he needs. Yet, from this unhappy beginning an unlikely friendship blooms and Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks come to light.
Based on the international bestselling novel by Fredrik Backman, the Oscar-nominated A Man Called Ove is a wistful, heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and a wonderful reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared.
In Swedish language with English subtitles.
Undercover police officer Vincent Downs thrives in the high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground of Las Vegas.
But when a heist goes wrong and a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs' teenage son, Downs must evade an internal affairs investigation, rescue his son, and bring the kidnappers to justice all in one pulse-pounding, action-packed sleepless night.
Churchill follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the infamous D-Day landings in June 1944.
As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill’s decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead. Fearful of repeating his mistakes from World War I on the beaches of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness, Churchill is also faced with constant criticism from his political opponents; General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery.
Only the unflinching support of Churchill’s brilliant, unflappable wife Clementine can halt the Prime Minister’s physical and mental collapse and help lead him to greatness.
In 1958, in the state of Virginia, the idea of interracial marriage was not only considered to be immoral to many, it was also illegal.
When Richard and Mildred fall in love, they are aware of the eyes staring at them and the words said behind their backs. It is when they get married, however, that words and looks become actions, and the two are arrested. The couple decide to take their case all of the way to the Supreme Court in order to fight for their love in this passionate and gripping drama based on true events.
(Academy Award nomination for: Best Actress)
On the brink of the First World War, The Ottoman Lieutenant tells the story of a strong-willed American woman who, frustrated by ongoing injustices at home, follows an American doctor to a medical mission in the exotic Ottoman Empire.
However, her loyalty to both the doctor and the mission’s founder is soon tested when she falls in love with Ismail, a lieutenant in the Ottoman Imperial Army. With the invading army forces at their doorstep and the world about to plunge into war, she soon realizes that the most dangerous place to be during war, is in love.
Natalie Portman stars in the title role of this biographical drama that follows First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the days after her husband's assassination in 1963.
As Jackie mourns the tragic death of her husband, she accepts advice from White House staff and prepares to give an interview to 'Life' magazine's Theodore H. White. Known for her dignity and composure in front of the cameras, behind closed doors Jackie struggles to cope with the loss of her partner and the weight of the world that now rests on her shoulders.
(Academy Award nominations for: Best Actress, Best Costume Design, Best Musical Score)
The incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history.
Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Pazienza is a local boxer from Rhode Island who shot to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a severed spine, he is told he may never walk again. Against doctor's orders, renowned trainer Kevin Rooney agrees to help Vinny return to the ring in just a year after the accident for what could be the last fight of his life.
The blockbuster inspirational movie based on the bestselling novel of the same name by William P. Young.
After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa.
Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
The true story of the forbidden love of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and Ruth Williams, a white woman from London, which caused an international uproar when they decided to marry in the late 1940s just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa.
It was a decision that altered the course of African history, as the South African government in alignment with the British didn't want the marriage to succeed.
After James, a blind man, inexplicably regains his vision, he becomes possessed by a drive to make a better life for himself. However, his new improvements (a nicer home, a higher paying job, tailored suits, luxury car) leave little room for the people who were part of his old, simpler life: his plain wife as well as his close friend Bob.
As his relationships buckle under the strain of his snowballing ambition, it becomes uncertain if James can ever return from darkness.
Director Ido Fluk paints a visual world that reflects the mesmerizing effect that newfound sight has on James; the vibrant backgrounds and the sun-drenched rooms are captivating in their beauty. His dreamy and subjective style combines with an astute sense of character to craft a tale of desire, perception, and what it really means to be blind.
Moonlight is the tender, heartbreaking story of a young man's struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
(Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay. Also nominated for: Best Director, Best Supportingt Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Original Music Score)
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