New Releases for the Week of January 28, 2022


FLEE

(Neon) Daniel Karimyar, Fardin Mijdzadeh, Milad Eskandari, Belal Faiz, Elaha Faiz, Zahra Mehrwarz, Sadia Faiz, Georg Jagunov. Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen

The harrowing story of Amin Nawabi is told mainly through the vehicle of animation as his journey as a refugee from Afghanistan to Denmark. It is a story that he has kept secret for 20 years and has begun to threaten his future with a husband-to-be. The film is considered a likely bet to make the final shortlist for Oscar nominees for Best Animated Feature.

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Genre: Animated Feature
Now Playing: AMC Altamonte Mall, AMC Disney Springs
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic content, disturbing images and strong language)

Clean

(IFC) Adrien Brody, Glenn Fleshler, RZA, Mykelti Williamson. A garbageman with a troubled past tries to live a quiet life, but he inadvertently becomes the target of a crime boss which leads him to have to rediscover the violent tools of his past…and to reconcile with that version of himself.

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Genre: Crime Drama
Now Playing: CMX Merritt Square, CMX Plaza Orlando
Rating: NR

GameStop: Rise of the Players

(Super LTD) Jonah Tulis. The financial world was stunned last January when the video game retailer’s stock rose more than 2500% despite being thought to be on the brink of bankruptcy. The actions of a group of online investors would cost giant hedge funds billions of dollars and change the game of investing.

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Genre: Documentary
Now Playing: AMC Altamonte Mall, AMC Disney Springs
Rating: NR

Hridayam

(Merryland) Pranav Mohanlal, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Darshana Rajendran, Vijayaraghavan. An engineering student goes away to college and falls in love for the first time, sending him on his journey from being a boy to being a man.

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Genre: Romance
Now Playing: Cinemark Orlando
Rating: NR

They/Them/Us

(Gravitas) Joey Slotnick, Amy Hargreaves, Jack Steiner, Shanna Strong. Two middle-aged divorcees, single parents with teenage children, fall in love after meeting on an online dating site and decide to move in together, which turns out to be a far more difficult proposition than they both thought. Cinema365 reviewed this for last year’s Dances With Films festival (see link below).

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Genre: Dramedy
Now Playing: Studio Movie Grille Sunset Walk
Rating: NR

COMING TO VIRTUAL CINEMA/VOD:

A Taste of Hunger (Friday)
The American King (Friday)
Boarders (Tuesday)
The Fallout (Thursday)
The Falls (Saturday)
Help (Monday)
Home Team (Friday)
Ice Age: The Adventures of Buck Wild (Friday)
The Millennial (Thursday)
Rifkin’s Festival (Friday)
The Tinder Swindler (Wednesday)

SCHEDULED FOR REVIEW:

Clean
The Falls
Flee
GameStop: Rise of the Players
Home Team
They/Them/Us

New Releases for the Week of January 28, 2011


January 28, 2011
Bless me father, for I have sinned…

THE RITE

(New Line) Anthony Hopkins, Colin O’Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciaran Hinds, Rutger Hauer, Toby Jones, Marta Gastini, Chris Marquette. Directed by Mikael Hafstrom

A skeptical seminary student is assigned to exorcism school at the Vatican in Rome despite his disbelief in the devil. He is introduced to an unorthodox priest, one who is a veteran in the war against evil who ultimately introduces him to the reality of faith; if you believe in the goodness of God, then you must understand that there is its opposite – evil personified. The young student, so well-versed in the practical, must find his faith in the spiritual or else be condemned to burn in the fires of Hell.

See the trailer, interviews and clips here.

For more on the movie this is the website.

Release formats: Standard

Genre: Supernatural Horror

Rating: PG-13 (for disturbing thematic material, violence, frightening images and language including sexual references)

 
Another Year

(Sony Classics) Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton, Ruth Sheen. The latest from acclaimed director Mike Leigh examines the relationship of a middle-aged couple through the seasons of their life through triumphs and tragedies, as chronicled by the presence of friends who use the couple as confidantes to their own issues.

See the trailer and clips here.

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Release formats: Standard,

Genre: Drama

Rating: PG-13 (for some language)

Biutiful

(Roadside Attractions) Javier Bardem, Maricel Alvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella. A career criminal in the Barcelona underworld discovers he has a fatal disease. Devoted to his small children, he struggles to find a way to secure their future while suffering from the effects of his illness and staving off the inherent dangers of his chosen career.

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Release formats: Standard

Genre: Historical Drama

Rating: R (for disturbing images, language, some sexual content, nudity and drug use)

Blue Valentine

(Weinstein) Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel, John Dornan. A couple whose marriage is crumbling makes one last desperate attempt to rescue their relationship in a single night. As memories of their courtship color their perceptions of one another, they find refuge in sex and violence which may ultimately be their salvation – or their destruction.

See the trailer, clips and web-only content here.

For more on the movie this is the website.

Release formats: Standard

Genre: Romantic Drama

Rating: R (for strong graphic sexual content, language and a beating)

Casino Jack

(ATO) Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Kelly Preston, Jon Lovitz. The final film of the late George Hickenlooper (a much-respected filmmaker), it chronicles the doings and dealings of Jack Abramoff, the lobbyist who was convicted of financial misdeeds concerning Native American casinos and a cast of characters that even Hollywood couldn’t possibly dream up.

See the trailer and clips here.

For more on the movie this is the website.

Release formats: Standard

Genre: Drama

Rating: R (for language and brief nudity)

The Company Men

(Weinstein) Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper. Three executives are laid off as a result of corporate downsizing. All of them, defined by their success and standing in the corporate world, are forced to redefine themselves, learning to take control of their own lives and adopt more lasting terms of self-definition.

See the trailer and clips here.

For more on the movie this is the website.

Release formats: Standard

Genre: Drama

Rating: R (for language and brief nudity)

Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)

(UTV Communications) Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra. An affluent investment banker taking a sabbatical strikes up a friendship with a laundry boy, which even in modern Mumbai is just not done. As the relationship deepens, a friendship with a gifted painter threatens to throw both their worlds into disarray.

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Release formats: Standard

Genre: Drama

Rating: NR

The Mechanic

(CBS) Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Tony Goldwyn. A highly skilled assassin is employed by a “company” who then sends them on assignments. When the assassin’s mentor is killed by the company, the assassin takes on his son to teach him the skills of the trade. Together they are going to go after the corrupt elements in the company – if the bosses don’t get to them first. Loosely based on a Charles Bronson movie of the same name.

See the trailer, clips, promos and interviews here.

For more on the movie this is the website.

Release formats: Standard

Genre: Action Thriller

Rating: R (for strong brutal violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity)