1) The bookshop
England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence’s obstacles amass...
When a young woman has run off with an army deserter, a hired gun, Max, is contracted to go after them and bring her home. Finding out that she fled from an abusive husband, Max is faced with the choice to finish the job or look the other way while ruthless assassins and his longtime rival, Joe close in.
Illuminates the life and genius of David Bowie, one of the most influential artists of our time. Told through sublime, kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen footage and performances, this experiential cinematic odyssey explores Bowie's creative, musical and spiritual journey. The film is guided by the icon's own narration and is the first officially sanctioned film on the artist.
Based on the true story of four outsiders (Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt) who saw what the big banks, media and government refused to: the global collapse of the economy. A bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of banking, where everyone and everything is in question. Winner of an **Academy Award** and a **BAFTA Award** for Best Adapted Screenplay and nominated for Best Film. Nominated for four **Golden Globes**...
6) Raging bull
Robert De Niro teams up with director Martin Scorsese to create one of cinema's eternal masterpieces. Nominated for eight Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Director, this contemporary classic is "ambitious, violent, poetic and lyrical" (The New York Times). De Niro turns in a powerful, Best Actor Oscar®-winning performance as Jake La Motta, a boxer whose psychological and sexual complexities erupt into violence both...
Filmmaker Ti West returns with another chapter from the twisted world of X in this astonishing follow-up to the year’s most acclaimed horror film. Trapped on her family’s isolated farm, Pearl must tend to her ailing father under the bitter and overbearing watch of her devout mother. Lusting for a glamorous life like she’s seen in the movies, Pearl’s ambitions, temptations, and repressions all collide in the stunning, technicolor-inspired origin...
A landmark movie in the film-noir tradition, CHINATOWN stands as a true screen classic. Jack Nicholson is private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite (Faye Dunaway) to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together....
9) October gale
Helen, a recently widowed doctor, returns home to her isolated cottage off the Canadian coast to find a stranger with a gunshot would hiding out from two men intent on killing him. As an ominous storm brew outside, trapping the pair on the island, they must join forces to survive a harrowing night of terror, while navigating the mounting attraction growing between them.
A group of actors set out to make an adult film in rural Texas under the noses of their reclusive hosts—an elderly couple with a farm and boarding house for rent. But when the couple catches their young guests in the act, the cast finds themselves in a desperate fight for their lives in this tantalizing slasher from writer-director Ti West.
12) The forgiven
Speeding through the Moroccan desert to attend an old friend’s lavish weekend party, a wealthy London couple is involved in a tragic accident with a local boy. But when the couple attempts to cover up the incident, the boy’s father arrives seeking justice, setting the stage for a culture clash with life-altering repercussions for all.
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An American couple, their relationship floundering, travel to a fabled Swedish midsummer festival where they become trapped in a sinister nightmare. **Independent Spirit Awards** nominee, Best Cinematography.
14) Last seen alive
When Will Spann’s (Gerard Butler) soon-to-be ex-wife Lisa (Jaimie Alexander) mysteriously disappears during a stop at a gas station, a frantic Will engages the local Sheriff (Russell Hornsby) in an increasingly desperate attempt to find her.
Stuck in a rut, reporter Kim Baker decides to shake things up by leaving her desk job in New York and taking a dangerous assignment in Afghanistan. Far from home and completely out of her comfort zone, a culture-shocked Kim befriends an adventurous reporter Tanya Vanderpoel, a stern Colonel, and a charming photojournalist to help her navigate this crazy new world. Amidst the chaos, Kim discovers her true strength as she risks it all to find the next...
16) The inspection
In Elegance Bratton's inspirational and deeply moving retelling of his own story, a young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother and with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would cast him aside. But even as he battles deep-seated prejudice and the grueling routines of basic training, he finds unexpected camaraderie, strength, and support in this new community, giving him a hard-earned...
18) The trip
When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon.
The names Audrey Hepburn and Holly Golightly have become synonymous since this dazzling romantic comedy was translated to the screen from Truman Capote’s best-selling novella. Holly is a deliciously eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. George Peppard plays her next-door neighbour, a writer who is “sponsored” by a wealthy Patricia Neal. Guessing who’s the right man for Holly is easy. Seeing just how...
20) The lighthouse
Two lighthouse keepers (Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe) fight each other for survival and sanity on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind horror masterpiece The Witch. Nominated for an **Academy Award**. Official Selection at the **Cannes Film Festival** and **Toronto International Film Festival**.