A young and disorientated British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit..
1971. Private Gary Hook’s training regiment is sent to Belfast, Northern Ireland, to assist the army there. The city is violently divided between sides and faiths; the pro-UK side is predominantly Protestant, and the pro-independence side is predominantly made of Catholics who belong to the IRA. Under Lieutenant Armitage, Gary’s platoon’s first mission is to assist the local constabulary in a search for suspected illegal weapons in the Catholics’ side of town very near the borderline.
When a violent street fight breaks out, Gary is accidentally separated and abandoned by his unit. Unable to tell friend from foe, the new recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.
“Stunningly well-crafted…blindingly strong…remarkable **** [Four Stars]” – The Telegraph
“Extraordinary” – Indiewire
“Jack O’Connell is mesmerizing as a soldier caught behind enemy lines” – Vanity Fair
It’s Friday night in Asunción, Paraguay, and the temperature is sweltering.
Víctor, a 17-year-old wheelbarrow delivery boy, dreams of becoming famous and covets a fancy TV set in the infamous Mercado 4. He’s offered a chance to deliver seven boxes with unknown contents in exchange for a quick US$100. But what sounds like an easy job soon gets complicated. Something in the boxes is highly coveted and – without even realizing – Víctor and his pursuers will get involved in a crime of which they don’t know anything: neither the cause nor the victim nor the victimizer. All of them are accomplices, because necessity forces them to run, to scream, to remain silent, or simply to pretend to be dumb.
“Turning the Paraguayan capital’s biggest public market into an arena for a wild and cunningly plotted chase movie, filmmaking partners Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori build a rollicking entertainment.” – Variety
“Paraguayan action-thriller-romance hybrid “7 Boxes” is a rollicking good time at the movies that offers breathtaking action and suspense, humor and appealing characters all in one visually flashy package.” – Indiewire
“…it’s a thriller with life, heart and excitement coursing through it until you can feel the power of the passion that made the film it sputtering off every frame like sparks from a roaring fire.” – MSN Entertainment
A lone wolf detective reflects on his turbulent relationship with his ex-wife and their young daughter while investigating a bizarre suicide that shows signs of foul play. Ozim was an esteemed yet secretive music critic whose nude corpse was discovered beneath a highway bridge. Though police initially list Ozim’s death as a suicide, further investigation leads perceptive detective Dušan to suspect that it was anything but. In addition to the fact that Ozim’s body had been completely shaved, the victim was also wearing a wristwatch that had stopped at precisely 9:06 AM. Now, as Dušan finds himself adrift in Ozim’s world while following a trail of enigmatic clues, his own deep-rooted feelings of failure and loss lead him to make a major breakthrough in the case.
“Sterk’s third feature confirms him as one of Europe’s most rigorous and intelligent stylists” – The Guardian
“As well as the absorbing story, 9:06 should also be commended for some outstanding cinematography by Simon Tansek, and some very imaginative, artistic direction by Sterk. Tansek is wonderful… Sterk’s direction is amazing…” – Quiet Earth
“A coolly elegant one-man police procedural slowly develops into a beguiling psychological mystery… Scribe-helmer Igor Sterk and regular co-scripter Sinisa Dragin have created an impressive hall of mirrors…” – Variety
Some people just can’t handle growing up
A young, narcissistic entrepreneur Jake crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch and loses everything he has. With his entire life in total disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged and heavily pregnant sister, brother-in-law and three-year-old nephew in the suburbs.
Not only does he find this suburban way of life very different to the fast-paced city buzz he has grown accustomed to, but Jake also becomes the family nanny, causing him to think very seriously about finally growing up.
“Funny and touching. A rare comedy that charms its way into your heart” – The Rolling Stone
“The kind of comedy that goes down easy even as it looks at the hard stuff.” – Los Angeles Times
“Rose Byrne and Nick Kroll play a sibling duo navigating their shared and respective crises in this warmly appealing dramedy.” – Variety
You can’t fight what’s in these mountains.
U.S. military experts engage in a paranormal battle for survival while attempting to rescue a fellow soldier who was left behind in Afghanistan. When Pepper, he didn’t realize that decision would linger with him for the rest of his days. Now, Pepper has a chance to make good on that decision by venturing behind enemy lines to save his captured comrade. In order to esure that their mission is a success, Pepper organizes a rescue squad comprised of the best soldiers in the military. But even the most seasoned combat soldiers are no mach for the evil that awaits them in the formidable Afghan mountains.
“Ultimately, this is a film that is worth watching“ – Rottentomatoes.com
“With a twist of the supernatural. the actors did a good job with the script and the sound score rocked.“ – Yahoo! Movies
Smart. Talented. Beautiful. Stranded.
At an international school in Jakarta, a brilliant but mysterious philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to undertake one final thought experiment in order to complete the requirements for graduation.
The experiment is to be the most extreme they have ever had to face. Using the power of logic alone, the students must choose which of them would be worthy of a place in an underground shelter built to withstand a fast-approaching nuclear apocalypse. The shelter only has space for ten people, which means certain death for those that are not chosen.
Murder, deceit, sex and betrayal become the norm as the students strive to survive the impossible scenario. In doing so, they take the audience on an exhilarating journey across multiple realities, each one ever more intense than the last.
“A thrilling combination of drama, near-science-fiction, suspense, coming-of-age agita, and intellectual exploration of ideas.” Flick Filosopher
“Smart, witty, and thoughtful thriller that offers a fresh take on the apocalypse genre.” – We Got This Covered
“Smart and provocative.” – Los Angeles Times
It was someone else’s war. But it was their sky.
In 1969, innocuous airline upstart Air America is, as a matter of fact, a CIA front running covert operations, supply drops, smuggling runs, and all manner of naughtiness into and out of Laos-a place that President Richard Nixon assures the world Americans are not, as a matter of fact, in.
Given the dangerous work, Air America needs pilots, so they recruit reckless helicopter pilot Billy Covington who has a hard time adapting to the lifestyle. His mentor, Gene Ryack, has seen it all, and Covington soon learns that Air America has many functions-including making Ryack a tidy profit on the side smuggling guns and weapons into Laos. However, when a Senator arrives on a fact-finding mission from the United States, the entire Air America operation is in jeopardy and the CIA needs to find a patsy, fast. It wouldn’t be fetching for the CIA to be caught in cahoots with a local warlord smuggling heroin, now would it? It’s perfect timing-a new pilot just arrived to frame the crime on!
“Spectacular action sequences and engaging performances by Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr make this big-budgeter entertaining and provocative.” – Variety
“Director, Roger Spottiswoode gives the film a sumptuous look that captures Vietnam Laos in both beautiful realism and harsher surroundings, in addition offering some superb aerial photography and stunts that include an amazing crash landing sequence that I have never seen bettered since on film.” – The Digital Fix
Eleven-year-old Moon Blake has spent most of his life hiding out in the forests of Alabama with his father, an anti-government radical who clings to conspiracy theories and trusts no one. Moon’s life suddenly changes when the land is sold and his father dies. Knowing only what he learned from his father, Moon decides to follow his last instructions; make your way to Alaska where “people could still make a living off trapping.” In the path of civilization, Moon quickly lands himself in a reform school where he meets the mean-spirited Constable Sanders and learns what friendship is all about. Determined to get to Alaska, he and his new friends escape from the school outwitting Constable Sanders each step of the way.
“Alabama Moon” is a classic kid’s film (based on the novel by Watt Key), complete with adventure and survival that most kids only dream about.
From the slums of her childhood to the limelight of her career, Amália Rodrigues, the greatest fado singer ever, strived to sing and survive, to live and love. This is the life behind the legend. You already know the legendary singer. For the first time, you’ll get to know the woman behind the myth.
It starts in New York and follows different periods of diva’s career from 1954 to 1984, unveiling some of the Fado singer’s secret stories and reliving some of the most memorable moments of her artistic career. From the premature separation from her parents and their precarious reconciliation, marked by her mother’s indifference and by the death of her sister Aninhas; her early adult life, initiated with her passion for an amateur guitar player Francisco Cruz; the local and national success that followed, all to the painful period with family betrayals, her political connotation with the fascist regime and her glorious resurrection in Lisbon’s Coliseu, when she rose triumphant under the crossfire of Portugal’s Carnation Revolution.
“Amália“ is the biography of a woman who crossed the twentieth century to become one of the most important musical personalities of all times. “Amália“ is a great crowd-pleasing entry for an entire travel into the history of the fado.
Not your average adult movie.
A man down on his luck hatches a different kind of get-rich-quick scheme in this independent comedy. Andy Sargentee is a middle-aged divorcé who is down in the dumps after the departure of his wife, Thelma, and son, Billy. The fact that Thelma’s new hubby is quite wealthy only makes things more troubling for Andy, and he keeps thinking that if he had more money he could be back in her good graces. One night, while knocking back drinks with his friends, Andy has a brainstorm – pornography is big business these days, so why not round up the local talent and make an adult movie? Andy persuades his friend Barney to sign on as co-producer, and they start putting together a crew, including Emmett, a kid with a video camera who becomes director of photography; Otis, who volunteers to be the gofer who doesn’t really do anything; and as director a guy known only by his nickname, Some Idiot. Casting proves to be a bit more problematic, especially after they discover that Moose, who has been cast in the male lead, may be gay when he repeatedly fails to rise to the occasion.
“Ultimately heartwarming and humorous enough to merit a recommendation.” – Filmcritic.com
“A feel good movie which should not be missed.” – Metacritic.com
The feature debut from director Anne Hamilton unleashes a torrent of gorgeous, stunningly surreal images as it immerses viewers in a child’s imagination.
A dark, dreamlike mystery plays out amidst the expansive farmlands of the American Midwest in this wondrous, storybook thriller. With her family’s livelihood imperiled by the farm crisis of the 1980s, eleven-year-old Gitty loses herself in a world of fantasy and make believe. But she stumbles into her own fairytale when she makes a startling discovery: a well-dressed mystery man being held captive in her family’s silo. It’s the beginning of a labyrinthine journey that will turn Gitty’s world upside down and force her to question her loyalty to her own family.
“’American Fable’ manages to achieve that rare feat of cinema, being both familiar and unique. Echos of Spielberg, Malick, and del Toro are woven into a distinct coming of age tale, and Peyton Kennedy puts in the performance of the festival…” – Cinapse
“Let writer-director Anne Hamilton tell you a story, because she’s got a heck of one in American Fable…A dream slowly becoming nightmare and we are just lucky enough to be along for the ride.” – Next Projection
“Gorgeously shot, and helmed with a sense of daring and verve” – Variety
It will scare you to your very soul.
It’s 1955. Small time New York City gumshoe Harry Angel is hired through a law firm by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre. Cyphre tells Harry that choosing him as the private investigator for this case was by no accident despite Harry not knowing who Cyphre is or in turn Cyphre not directly stating why he chose Harry. The case is to locate a man by the name of Johnny Favorite, a popular singer before World War II, who served in the war and supposedly was institutionalized due to his injuries since, although Cyphre has not seen Favorite during that time. As Harry progresses through the case, he doesn’t quite trust Cyphre as every step Harry takes leads to people angry about his questions and/or who want to beat him. Johnny’s associates are highly populated by those into mysticism and particularly voodoo, which takes Harry to New Orleans. As Harry continues his investigation, one by one, the people he interviews turn up dead. Although Harry isn’t sure if he wants to continue with the case, he does so if only to satisfy his own curiosity as to Johnny’s whereabouts and why Cyphre wants to find him.
Alan Parker’s atmospheric and controversial thriller stars Mickey Rourke as Harry Angel, and Robert De Niro as Louis Cyphre.
“Erotic, twisty and incredibly disturbed. Splendid!” – Needcoffee.com
“Alan Parker’s pulp sensibilities are beautifully honed by this razor-sharp piece of occult noir.” – Flipside Movie Emporium
“Seriously creepy bayou noir with more twists than you can shake a chicken bone at.” – eFilmCritic.com
A collision with a sheep on a country road initiates a whole series of weird and unsettling experiences for Anna and Nick which ultimately leave them both incapable of being certain exactly where they are: in the real world, in their own imaginations – or in someone else’s imagination.
Andrea jumps out of a third floor window in a Viennese tenement building. Anna and Nick live in the very same building. She believes Nick used to have an affaire with Andrea and decides to try to start over in a holiday house in Switzerland. Meanwhile attractive Mischa is hired as housesitter for the Viennese flat. Anna can’t help to notice her physical likeness with Andrea. Even in far away Lousanne an ice cream vendour reminds her strongly of Andrea. Slowly various story levels start to overlap and dissolve into each other. On top of all of that strange things start happening in their holiday home, which apparently only Anna experiences. Anna starts to doubt her sanity, to suspect that she’s trapped in a parallel reality, from where there’s no way back. Is it because of her car crash with Nick? Is she imagining things? Or does Nick really start to engage in an affaire with the ice cream vendour, who looks so much like Andrea? Or is Mischa actually Andrea and dreams that Anna goes crazy?
“This darkly comic thriller about a married couple’s nightmarish alpine retreat pays obvious dues to Hitchcock, Polanski and Lynch, but is too stylish and self-aware to fall into the trap of mere pastiche. As a superior genre exercise, it is assured a healthy festival future, but venturesome distributors may also see the potential in its classy European psycho-horror pedigree.” – Hollywood Reporter
“A film that is transformed into a sublime four-handed symphony.” – CineEuropa
“All we can say: it just works, on a gut level and on an aesthetic level… Yet it’s not the destination, but the journey there which makes Tiere worthwhile and a wild box of fun. After the credits rolled, I wanted to see it again.” – Berlin Film Journal
Jackie Chan in his greatest adventure ever!
Chan plays Jackie, aka the Asian Hawk, an Indiana Jones-style adventurer looking to make a fortune finding exotic antiquities. After discovering a mysterious sword in Africa, a band of Satan-worshipping monks kidnap Jackie’s ex-girlfriend Lorelei, demanding as ransom the sword and other pieces of the legendary Armour of God – a reportedly magical outfit dating back to the Crusades. He manages to get the objects in question from wealthy collector Bannon, and together with Bannon’s daughter May and, of course, Hong Kong rock star Alan, the three head out to rescue Lorelei. When they do, they discover too late that she has been brainwashed. She drugs Alan, taking him and the armor back to the monastery. Jackie is forced to take on an army of satanic monks single-handedly.
This film is especially remembered as the shoot that almost killed Jackie Chan. While jumping from one tree to another, he slipped and plunged almost 40 feet landing on his head. True to hallowed Hong Kong tradition, that outtake along with dozens of others is included at the end of the film.
“The film hits escape velocity, moving straight from one phenomenal set piece to another, with no room between to catch your breath.” – TV Guide’s Movie Guide
“An excellent example of Chan at his comic/kick-’em-up best, blending elements of both James Bond and Indiana Jones, along with the requisite zany fights and stunts.” – Deseret News, Salt Lake City
“Overflowing with Chan’s trademark stunt setpieces (not to mention his own goony brand of extremely broad slapstick), the film’s a dazzler…” – Austin Chronicle
The Biggest Martial Arts Epic Ever Made.
Jackie Chan returns to his adventuring Indiana Jones-esque Asian Hawk character with this rollicking action-adventure yarn. In this go-around, Jackie is looking for 240 tons of gold stolen by the Nazis and buried beneath the Sahara. Along the way, he teams up with a stuck-up archeologist named Ada, a Japanese tourist named Momoko, and Elsa, the granddaughter of the Nazi captain who originally hid the booty. Opposing them is various groups of blackguards and mercenaries along with Adolf – the last surviving soldier from the original company – who is hell-bent on getting the gold himself. Soon, two of Jackie’s companions find themselves sold into slavery while Jackie battles the baddies in a massive WWII-era wind tunnel. This film ran 100 percent over Chan’s already lavish – by Hong Kong standards – budget, making it one of the most expensive films that industry has ever produced.
“Terrific, fun!” – Los Angeles Times
“The point of the movie is the fight scenes, and they’re impressive, as is the car chase, one of the funniest, most inventive in recent memory.” – New York Times
“Lots of fun from start to finish!” – Capital Times
After a failed attempt at working on a foreign film set, 26 year-old Ana returns to her hometown of Strasbourg.
Over the scorching summer that follows, she decides to replace her grandmother’s bathtub with a walk-in shower, eat peas and carrots with ketchup, drive a Porsche, harvest plums, lose her driver’s license, sleep with her best friend and get back together with her ex.
In short, over this particular summer, Ana tries to get her life together.
“Writer-director Rachel Lang and star Salome Richard manage to craft an intriguing feature debut filled with keen observations and slices of dark humor” – Hollywood Reporter
“A very interesting film on multiple levels, but what impresses the most coming from this first-time feature director is how she balances and combines order and chaos, in terms of both subject matter and stylistic approach. Lang and Richard show great promise” – Cineuropa
“Unified by a distinctive humour and intelligence, crisp visuals, and Richard’s intensely charismatic presence.” – Screen Daily
A brutal murder. A brilliant killer. A cop who can’t resist the danger.
Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone) is a successful bisexual mystery writer who may also be a ruthless murderer. Everyone close to Catherine dies, and troubled policeman Nick Curran (Michael Douglas) must find out why. In the process, Nick becomes sexually involved with both Catherine and police psychiatrist Beth Gardner (Jeanne Tripplehorn), while the bodies begin piling up and Catherine turns the cat-and-mouse game around on Nick.
This cold, stylish erotic-thriller grossed over $100 million at the box-office despite vigorous protests at its depiction of gays and women.
“Grade-A pulp fiction. This erotically charged thriller about the search for an ice-pick murderer in San Francisco rivets attention through its sleek style, attractive cast doing and thinking kinky things, and story, which is as weirdly implausible as it is intensely visceral.” – Variety
“Flashy, raunchy and schlocky, Basic Instinct is classic nineties noir for which Verhoeven’s overblown direction and Stone’s exposure secured a place in movie history.” – Film4
“Sharon Stone, in her first major-league role, comes on like a postfeminist Grace Kelly. She turns her haughty, slightly blank, cheerleader sexiness into something vampish and ominous – an all-American beauty mask.” – Entertainment Weekly
A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s Othello set within the music scene of East London.
Oz and Ivan are lifelong friends and music producers. When Oz gets offered a lucrative recording contract, he makes the decision to separate from Ivan professionally. This rejection turns to rage, as Ivan plots to undermine Oz’s success and get him kicked off the label. The plan kickstarts an escalation of jealousy and paranoia in Oz. With deadly consequences.
Fueled by ambition and greed, and with the pressures of modern social media culture, this dark thriller portrays the youngsters’ bloody tragedy.
“Marquand has crafted a surprisingly effective drama that boasts an impressive production design, as well as sound design, which accompanies his strong ensemble of performers.” – Fakeshamp.net
“You don’t need to be familiar with Othello or even Shakespeare to be drawn into this fresh and exciting take on one of his masterpieces.” – Britflicks
KARATE KUNG-FU! The new screen excitement that gives you the biggest kick of your life!
Martial arts master Bruce Lee solidifies his standing as one of the great action stars in Fists of Fury, the story of a Chinese country boy sent to live in Thailand with his uncle and cousins. Around his neck is a charm representing his promise to his mother not to fight, a promise which is repeatedly tested when he goes to work in the local icehouse for an abusive overseer and prejudiced natives. When some of his cousins are killed after discovering the icehouse is actually a front for a heroin-smuggling operation, Lee sets out to exact revenge and eventually has a showdown with the Japanese crimelord behind the entire scheme.
Lee’s physical gifts are undeniable; the blinding speed of his fists and feet must be seen to be believed.
“It’s Bruce vs. a whole army of lowlife thugs after they mess with his cousins, and Mr. Lee pulls off some truly amazing butt-kickery here.” – DVD Clinic
“Very rarely, and often without warning, all the elements come together to create a full-fledged film superstar. The Big Boss was the film that launched Bruce Lee as an international force to be reckoned with, and it’s easy to see why audiences flocked to watch the charismatic kung-fu master in action.” – Movie Feast
A parrot and a librarian upend the well-ordered life of a solitary man.
Lyman is a loner, working the graveyard shift for the Courtesy Patrol. When a green parrot flies in to his trailer he becomes obsessed with finding its owner, which leads him to Fiona. She has been eyeing Lyman from a distance and decides to help with his parrot search, whether he wants her to or not. The pair set off on a search that doesnʼt always lead them where they think theyʼre going, but gradually leads them to one another.
“A lovely modern screwball comedy that only hard-hearted cynics will resist. An unexpected bonus comes with the delightful stream of old pro’s as… master storytellers.” – Nora Lee Mandel, Film-Forward.com
“‘A Bird of the Air’ is a gently involving character dramedy with a pair of appealing leads who help give this offbeat movie flight.” – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
“Quirky screwball romance has many original points of interest.” – David Noh, Film Journal International
Born to Hate… Destined to Love
Parma is grandson to a Hindu politician running for election in a small town. Zoya is daughter to a Muslim politician who currently holds the post that Parma’s grandfather desperately wants. The story takes place in the northern Uttar Pradesh state, where it’s not unknown for politics to be disputed from the barrel of a gun. Sparks fly when the two meet, which leads to Zoya humiliating Parma in a very public way. While that drives Parma to rage, it also excites his passion, and before long the two have flung themselves into their communities’ ultimate taboo relationship — not just between two rival families, but between Hindu and Muslim.
“It’s new, it’s fresh… and the best thing is: Arjun Kapoor & Parineeti Chopra.” – Blank Page Beatdown
“This broadly engaging love story has a winsome pair who deliver dexterous performances. Go for it!” – Bollywood Hungama
“Enjoy Chopra’s performance as Zoya. She is a revelation—fresh, spontaneous, likeable and incredibly confident.” – Live Mint
It’s been 20 years since the corporations took over the world’s governments. Their thirst for power and profits led to the corporate wars, a fierce global battle that laid waste to society as we know it. Born from the ash, the Council of Nine rose as a new law and order for this dark age. To avenge the corporations’ reckless destruction, the Council issues death warrants for all white collar criminals. Their hunter’s – the BOUNTY KILLER. From amateur savage to graceful assassin, the BOUNTY KILLER’S now compete for body count, fame and a fat stack of cash. They’re ending the plague of corporate greed by exterminating the self serving CEO and providing the survivors of the apocalypse with retribution. These are the new heroes. This is the age of the BOUNTY KILLER.
Bounty killers compete for body count, fame and a fat stack of cash. They’re ending the plague of corporate greed and providing the survivors of the apocalypse with retribution. This is the age of the BOUNTY KILLER.
“Undeniably entertaining!” – Hollywood Reporter
“Bounty Killer quite literally is a live action representation of a comic book’s cells that make us turn each page.” – The Film Stage
“Disgracefully entertaining!” – Daily Star
A high stakes, hi-tech action thriller from master director Johnny To.
When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a nadir. While on a separate investigation in a run-down building, detective Cheung discovers the hideout of the robbers. Cheung and his men have also entered the building, getting ready to take their foes out any minute. Meanwhile, in order to beat the media at its own game, Inspector Rebecca decides to turn the stakeout into a breaking news show.
“To, Hong Kong’s best action auteur since John Woo left for Hollywood, doesn’t disappoint.” – San Francisco Chronicle
“Prolific Hong Kong lenser Johnnie To delivers another solid action picture with this latest effort.” – Hollywood Reporter
“Smart and sly, Breaking News shows that genre doesn’t have to mean predictable.” – Filmcritic.com
A dramatic biopic of the eponymous martial arts legend as told by his younger brother, Robert Lee.
It revolves around Bruce Lee’s life as a rebellious adolescent in Hong Kong until he sets off for the USA and conquers the world at the age of 18 with only US$100 in his pocket.
As a young man, Bruce Lee was a rebel who was always engaging in street fights with his buddies, Kong and Unicorn. Invincible as a street fighter, Bruce’s romantic escapades are not as smooth and successful. He is head over heels in love with Mandy only to realize his mate Kong shares the same passion. Meanwhile, another girl Monique has a crush on him. Against his father’s wishes, Bruce studies the Wing Chun martial arts style instead of Tai-chi and tastes his first “public” triumph by knocking out a Caucasian boxer at a tournament with his kung-fu skills. On the eve of his triumph, he learns that Kong has become a drug addict and decides to rumble the drug lord’s den together with Unicorn. This renders him the target of both the triads and corrupted cops who want him in jail. To save his life, Lee’s father has no choice but to send him off to San Francisco to pursue his studies. And the rest is history…
Bruce Lee, My Brother is a fitting tribute about the early life of Bruce Lee, hitting the mark on famous milestones in his life, and showing his character not as the superstar to be, but the down to earth and fiercely loyal friend, brother and son he was known to all those close to him.
Inspired by the memoir O Doce Veneno Do Escorpião (The Scorpion’s Sweet Poison) by Raquel Pacheco, the film tells the story of a young girl who rebels against her upper-class family by moving out and becoming a call girl.
She was known to her clients as Bruna the Surfer Girl, a chic São Paolo prostitute who fled her middle-class home at the age of 17 to sell herself to up to five men a day. Then Bruna took to the internet, and her racy accounts of life as a high-class Brazilian call girl have earned her international fame.
Bruna detailed online her three years working as a prostitute. Her candid and explicit entries on life as a high-class call girl caught the attention of millions and set off a vigorous national debate about sexual identity, values, and practices. Six months after she gave up prostitution to turn her blog into a bestselling book, Bruna became an immediate celebrity, an improbable sex symbol, the Paris Hilton of Brazil. With the budget of $4 million, “Bruna Surfistinha” stormed theatres in Brazil, earning by the end of its run more than $12 million.
“Bruna holds the viewer from the start, with intense pace…”– Epoca
“The film is made for Deborah Secco to shine and this is exactly what happens.” – Cinemarte
Good fellows in the sun.
During the ’80s, a young man named Frankie (Danny Dyer) dreams of escaping London’s South East region, and his mother’s thug of a boyfriend gives him just the opportunity. After beating up the abusive beau, Frankie runs off to Spain, where he lands a job delivering a package to the dapper Playboy Charlie (Tamer Hassan), a gangster who takes him under his wing. Working as Charlie’s driver, Frankie is immersed in a world of fast cars and pretty women – but all the excess could be his undoing.
“Straight-talking fast-moving fun.” – Future Films
“More guns than Goodfellas, more coke than Casino and more swearing than Scarface!” – Front Magazine
“A rush of ’80s mood, fashion and music and nailbiting climax are the icing on a brilliant crime cake.” – What’s On TV
Jackie Chan’s Hong Kong variation of Frank Capra’s “A Pocketful of Miracles” set in the 1930s.
Wah is a country bumpkin who rescues a mafia boss. When he takes over the mafia, he believes it is Lady Rose’s roses that bring him good luck, so he buys one from her every day outside his nightclub. But Wah and his singer girldriend, Ming need a lot more than luck when they find our that Lady Rose is in a jam. Her daughter Belle is engaged to a millionaire’s son, and will return to Hong Kong to discuss wedding plans and to meet with Lady Rose, who has been lying about being part of Hong Kong’s high society. It is up to Wah and Ming and all the help they can round up to turn Lady Rose into a real lady. While preparing for the engagement party, Police Inspector Ho suspects they’re up to no good and starts an investigation. Can Wah and Ming battle the police and a rival gang while planning for a party?
“Overwhelmingly wonderful! Nothing short of miraculous… a must see” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Jackie Chan’s best movie. A wonderful heartwarming comedy story, and awesome fight scenes. A rope factory! What more could you ask for?” – About.com
“The world truly is a better place with Jackie Chan running amuck and committing it all to celluloid for our edification.” – DVD Verdict
An experience beyond total fear.
Peter Medak directed this creepy tale of horror with George C. Scott as John Russell, a widowed music professor who moves into a haunted mansion in Seattle. He hires Claire Norman (Trish Van Devere), a local historical society worker, to help him investigate the story behind the old house. Claire and John discover that the spirit inhabiting the house belongs to a boy murdered by his father in an effort to collect an inheritance. When the father found out that he couldn’t collect on the inheritance until his son became twenty-one, he replaced his murdered son with a substitute. The father’s replacement has now grown into a wealthy senator, Joe Carmichael (Melvyn Douglas). John contacts him to warn him about the child spirit, who wants revenge upon Carmichael. But Carmichael thinks that John is trying to blackmail him about his past life.
“The Changeling is a superior haunted house thriller.” – Variety
“One of the very few films that truly, terribly horrifies. A classic.” – Needcoffee.com
“Rises above convention with some fantastic acting and a careful layering of supernatural rumblings and clue-gathering that makes for a compelling two hours.” – eFilmCritic.com
He made the whole world laugh and cry. He will again.
The biography of Charlie Chaplin, filmmaker extraordinaire. From his formative years in England to his highest successes in America, Charlie’s life, work, and loves are followed. While his screen characters were extremely hilarious, the man behind “The Little Tramp” was constantly haunted by a sense of loss.
“Great bio-pic with Downey at his best.” – Nolan’s Pop Culture Review
“Robert Downey Jr., does an impressive job as the title character, perfectly recreating Chaplin’s range of English accents and mimicking, with astonishing precision, the gait and gestures of the Little Tramp.” – TV Guide’s Movie Guide
“Robert Downey Jr. is brilliant in this guilty pleasure.” – San Francisco Examiner
It’s up to Jackie to save the day… but can he do it on an empty stomach?
Live-action version of a popular Japanese comic book and animated series, transformed into a vehicle for international action hero Jackie Chan. Ryu Saeba, a womanizing private detective, is hired to find the runaway daughter of a wealthy businessman. Ryu’s pursuit of the girl leads him to a cruise ship. Through coincidence, and a plot device borrowed from Die Hard, the ocean liner is hijacked, leaving Ryu to contend with the hostage takers as well as the elusive daughter. The action is highlighted by a scene in which an onscreen battle between Bruce Lee and Kareem Abdul-Jabar from the film Game of Death plays on a movie screen in the background, while Chan and his opponents mimic the fight in the foreground.
“It just doesn’t get any better than this. Words simply won‘t do it justice. You just need to see for yourself ASAP.” – The Video Vacuum
“The movie contains both the coolest and most surreal fight sequences you’re likely to find in a Jackie Chan flick.” – Needcoffee.com
“Jackie Chan’s most frenetic film!” – BBC
Gabriel “Gabe” Walker is a skilled rescue climber leading a peaceful life in the Rocky Mountains along with his fiancée and a couple of friends. However, everything changes radically when a beloved friend dies accidentally. Gabe can not climb anymore because he blames himself for the accident and he decides to quit to another place, leaving behind all the people he still loves, in order to forget his past. Eight months later Gabe returns intending to resume with his fiancée but his plans must be deferred as a group of thieves is in the mountains searching for two suitcases containing hundreds of million dollars that were occasionally dropped off from a plane. They are willing to do anything to recover it and Gabe must face his painful past to foreclose the bandits to achieve their aim.
“Where most rugged he-man films feature a few action sequences scattered throughout, director Renny Harlin keeps the adventure stuff in this reputed $ 65 million production coming at an astonishing pace.” – Variety
“Action filmmaking at its best; a career high for director Harlin and arguably Stallone as well.” – Empire
“High adventure and vertigo blend with blood and bullets to make this tension-packed tall tale a spectacular avalanche of dizzying escapism.” – Radio Times
Comet is a one-of-a-kind cosmic love story.
Set in a parallel universe, Comet bounces back and forth over the course of an unlikely but perfectly paired couple’s six-year relationship.
Justin Long and Emmy Rossum are star-crossed lovers whose relationship blooms and unravels over the course of six years in this mysterious, dazzlingly original romance. When a chance encounter brings together the cynical Dell and the quick-witted Kimberly, the stage is set for a tempestuous love affair that unfolds like a puzzle. As the film zigzags back and forth in time-from a meteor shower in LA, to an encounter in a Paris hotel room, to a fateful phone call-an unforgettable portrait of a relationship emerges.
Comet is a truly original modern love story that mixes the charm and wit of ‘Before Sunrise’ and ‘High Fidelity’ with the passion, beauty and heartbreak of ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ and ‘Garden State’. Hailed as the next ‘500 Days of Summer’ by multiple reviewers at the Los Angeles Film Festival, Comet features sparkling chemistry between Emmy Rossum and Justin Long, snappy dialogue, and a fresh, unique take on the beloved romantic comedy.
“An ambitious and promising debut.” – Empire Magazine
“An engaging cinematic disquisition about the white-hot passion and toxic exasperation of young love, as well as a rather wonderful showcase for Justin Long and Emmy Rossum.” – Screen International
“’Comet’ is an original and inventive retelling of an age-old and universal truth, one expressed in Kimberly’s favorite Roxette song: it must have been love, but it’s over now.” – The Playlist
Adam, a young radio ham, is forced to save his girlfriend Eve from official harassment by signing a “contract with the devil,” becoming a secret police agent wiretapping people to obtain compromising materials to be used against them.
Adam and Eva love each other but the times are conspiring to prevent them from fulfilling their dreams. So the new husband decides to take a job that will secure an apartment for the happy couple – but might also break them apart. On top of that, he’s carrying a burden that could, if the authorities wish it, turn against him and his loved ones. Set in a period when even liking Led Zeppelin didn’t mean that people could joke with you about the Soviet Union, this dramatic story presents a typical hero who, although he yields to the advantages associated with working as a secret agent, tries to maintain a limit: to accept things that help him and his family but that don’t hurt others. Given the nature of his profession, however, this isn’t entirely possible, and so sooner or later he can expect to discover, with regret, whose life he turned upside down in order to live more contentedly. The picture shows its protagonist as an essentially good person, emphasizing the compromises demanded by the times, and why so many were willing to make them.
“Hilarious visual and well-presented atmosphere.” – Fandimefilmu.cz
There’s only one rule in prison. Watch your back.
A murderous end to an innocent street fight sees war veteran Ray serving an 18 month sentence in the dark setting of the notorious Parramatta prison. Singled out by the famously violent warden, Ray has to quickly learn to navigate the internal struggles, turf wars and violent reality all in the hope that he will live to see his fiancé again.
“Clearly with something to say, George Basha returns to themes he wrote about so sharply in his 2009 debut feature, The Combination. Director David Field wrangles the story well enough, and pushes all the buttons at his disposal. Technicals and design are all first class, as is Jodi Phillis’ score – and some great original songs by various artists.” – Urban Cinefile
“Convict is deserving of all the accolades it gets and I’m showering it with tons because it’s that good.” – TheOtherView.com
“I expect some of my fellow critics will attack George Basha’s latest vehicle like a brutal guard with an axe to grind. But I love the posturing, politics and inherent brutality of incarceration pics and Convict is a pretty good one.” – SBS Australia
The World’s Toughest City Needs More Than An Army To Stop The Mob . . . They Need One Man!
Eddie Chan is a special agent assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. But when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, Chan teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case… even though he suspects the detective is the crime’s true mastermind! Based on an amazing real-life story.
“Moody visuals, expertly paced montages and climactic sequences aboard a rusting sea-tanker and in a burning slum tenement all deliver above and beyond genre norms.” – Time Out
“Action set pieces and firepower are high caliber, with a simmering tension that holds the whole together. A standout sequence of the zillionaire‘s wife handing over the ransom loot while being tracked by the cops is a tour de force of cross-cutting and direction.” – Variety
“Crime Story is extremely gritty as the camera work always seems to make you feel like you’re taking cover with Jackie or it’ll be positioned right where someone’s face gets slammed against a wall to make you feel every punch and every kick.” – Examiner
Uninvestigated, unsolved and unpunished. Until now.
“Deadline” is based on the true story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama, murder that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved, and unpunished for almost twenty years. But that changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper meets an idealistic young blueblood bent on discovering the truth. Harper undertakes the investigation despite the opposition of his publisher, violent threats from mysterious forces, a break up with his finance, and his father’s cancer diagnosis.
“Deadline” is a story of murder, family, and of redemption for a small Southern town and for Matt Harper.
“I’m calling this a “Buy,” because after all is said and done, it would hold up to multiple viewings.” – Matchflick
“Deadline flows right along, and peeking at my watch I was startled by how quickly the time was passing.” – Roger Ebert
“Deadline is a powerful movie… Matt and Bullock’s adventures in solving this case take them into the communities, homes and hearts of both whites and blacks.” – Renee Green, Movie Guide
Deadly Friends (The Death and Life of Nancy Eaton) is a chilling two-hour tale based on the book ‘A Question of Guilt: The Murder of Nancy Eaton’ by William Scoular and Vivian Green.
The book details the story behind the tragic death of Nancy Eaton, brutally murdered by her childhood family friend in 1985. The screenplay, adapted by Scoular, chronicles the troubling relationship between Eaton and 17-year-old Andrew Leyshon-Hughes, her childhood friend. The twisted tale ends in a shocking encounter that shakes two of Canada’s wealthiest families to the core and robs a mother of her only daughter. Narrated from beyond the grave, this unusual film offers an examination of fate versus free will and questions the nature of evil.
She wrote the book on awesomeness.
An 11-year-old dreamer participates in a big fundraiser to save her school’s failing art program, and scrambles to recover her missing diary. Jamie Kelly may not be the most popular girl in Mackerel Middle School, but in her dreams she’s so glamorous that even her popular classmate Angeline is green with envy. Meanwhile, back in real life, Jamie’s crush Hudson Rivers never even gives her a second glance. Fortunately between her beloved Aunt Carol and her loyal classmate Isabella, Jamie has the best friends a girl could ask for. Later, when Jamie learns that Mackerel Middle School will be staging a Jump-a-thon fundraiser to keep its troubled art program afloat, she senses an opportunity to stand up for the less popular crowd. Jamie learns a couple of valuable life lessons, however, when her treasured diary disappears without a trace, and one of Isabella’s ingenious schemes goes horribly awry.
Based on the best selling series “Dear Dumb Diary” by Jim Benton.
“This delightful movie about issues that will resonate with kids provides families with a segue into meaningful conversations about issues like self-esteem, dating, social status, and peer pressure.” – Common Sense Media
Critically acclaimed and award-winning Indian director S.V. Krishna Reddy, having helmed an impressive 39 features during the span of his career, makes his U.S. directorial debut with “Divorce Invitation“.
Mike is happily married to Dylan, or so it seems when he runs into his high school sweetheart Alex… the girl that got away. Their chance meeting rekindles the old feelings he had all those years ago and now Mike’s convinced that Alex is his soul mate. There is only one problem: when he married Dylan, Mike signed an iron-clad pre-nup which states that in order to get out of his marriage; he must throw a Divorce Party and invite all of the guests who came to their wedding. How far will Mike go in his quest for true love?
“Great piece of art. Light hearted romantic comedy with some good performances. Unique script and very well directed.Highly recommend to watch for all ages.” – AppOnlineReview
The Ultimate Story of Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘N’ Roll
Oliver Stone’s homage to 1960s rock group The Doors also doubles as a biography of the group’s late singer, the “Electric Poet” Jim Morrison. The movie follows Morrison from his days as a film student in Los Angeles to his death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.
The movie features a tour-de-force performance by Val Kilmer, who not only looks like Jim Morrison’s long-lost twin brother, but also sounds so much like him that he did much of his own singing. It has been written that even the surviving Doors had trouble distinguishing Kilmer’s vocals from Morrison’s originals.
“The whole movie is white hot, lapped in honeyed golds, evilly blue and black or drenched in those swoony, fiery reds. The Doors blasts your ears and scorches your eyes.” – Los Angeles Times
“Whatever reservations one may have about this exhausting, dark-side-of-the-’60s epic, there can be little doubt that Stone has captured a particular, bombs-away brand of rock & roll excess with definitive candor.” – Entertainment Weekly
“Stone is not the most subtle of directors, but he has the ability to translate his passion for subject matter (he’s an unabashed admirer of Morrison) to the screen with a strong visual flair. That talent in evidence here.” – Philadelphia Daily News
Three successful Hong Kong lawyers are hired by a chemical company of questionable ethics and must eventually make a difficult decision when their employer’s motives become clear.
Jackie Lung is a philandering attorney who has been hired by ruthless gangster Hua Hsien-wu, who thwarts a lawsuit brought about by the wealthy and angry Miss Yip. Her complains center around Hua’s chemical factory, which she claims is polluting the local drinking water. Hua – who is making illegal drugs in the factory – isn’t about to give up this lucrative franchise and resorts to all manners of less-than-legal means to defend it. Jackie gets his buddies Wong Fei-hung and Tung Tak-biao to convince Miss Yip to sell her fish farm. When Fei-hung moves in next to Miss Yip, he starts to seduce her while Jackie tries to attract Yip’s comely lawyer. Of course, the scheme falls flat when Jackie and Fei-hung realize that they have actually fallen for their marks while realizing that Hua is a very evil man.
“A true knockout for kung fu fans!” – Film Journal International
“Good storyline, great characters, frantic, fast-paced, hardcore, brutal punishment/stunts, make this a must see movie! It really is that good!” – Kung Fu Kingdom
“Dragons Forever is a movie that will appeal to die-hard Martial Arts film fans, as well as newbies just getting into the genre. Quality stuff.” – Comeuppance Reviews
Courage Comes In All Sizes! The Delightful Adventures of Two Elephant Brothers And Their Journey Home.
Just days after the birth of a baby elephant, human hunters arrive late at night and decimate the herd, separating the baby and his sibling from their mother. Faced with the loss of their family, the pair set off across the African plain in search of a future. Together with an orphaned chimp and giraffe, they brave dust storms, crocodiles, grass fires, and ferocious wolfhounds. Ultimately, in a climactic battle with ruthless poachers, the four come to trust and depend on each other, and discover that family is wherever you make it.
“This is a gentle movie that has enough danger and adventure to make it as a true family film. “Sony” may be best known for their blockbusters but they show that they think about every age group and try to provide something interesting. This is one to get and enjoy.” (http://www.hometheaterinfo.com)
“Elephant Tales is cute enough for a family movie night with the young kids in your clan.” (http://www.7mpictures.com)
A small-town beauty queen and an unlicensed mortician set out across the Texas plains on a journey of self-discovery.
Annabelle has never known what life is like outside the fiercely competitive world of beauty pageants; her mother’s constant demands of physical perfection a never-ending stream of acute, soul-crushing criticism. Elvis doesn’t have his mortician’s license, but that doesn’t stop his eccentric father from putting him to work in the family mortuary. When the sting of her mother’s words becomes too painful to endure, Annabelle flees to the town mortuary knowing that is the last place her mother would come looking for her. When Elvis discovers the beautiful Annabelle cowering among the corpses, he sweeps her away on an impromptu road trip so that the pair may free themselves from their daily drudgery long enough to discover their own identities and realize what they really want out of life.
“A dark and dreamy slice of Southern Gothic Romance, having all the hallmarks of a cult film in the making.” – Movieline Magazine
“Offbeat love story, with a hint of the otherworldly about it with the script and the acting decidedly above-par.” – Screen Daily
“One of the quintessential romance films; I actually found myself appreciating even more the next day as I still find it milling around in my brain.” – Common Sense Movie Reviews
Penned by quintessential “Generation X” novelist Douglas Coupland, Everything’s Gone Green is the ultimate love letter to his native, beloved Vancouver.
Twenty-nine year old Vancouverite Ryan Arlen is floundering in life. As a result, his girlfriend dumps him, she kicks him out of their apartment, and he is suspended from his mindless office job all on the same day. But Ryan thinks his life is turning around when out of a fluke of circumstances he is offered a job working for the provincial lottery corporation, and his real estate developer brother, with who he has a somewhat strained relationship, allows him to be the live-in caretaker of an empty upscale condo complex. After the initial euphoria, Ryan questions whether these new situations are just a continuation of his boring middle class existence. So when Bryce, a golf course designer that he met recently, offers him a lucrative business proposition, Ryan decides to take a chance on a different way of life. And his attraction to Bryce’s Asian girlfriend, Ming, sets him a path which Ryan may like after all…
“Thoroughly engaging and distinctly truthful” – Reel Film Reviews
“Audience will be surprised by how much they end up enjoying Everything’s Gone Green” – FilmCriticsUnited.com
“Hip, charming, funny and dressed to kill” – Chicago Tribune
An army of forgotten heroes, all officially dead. They live for combat. Now they’ve met the wrong man.
When they were kids Texas Ranger Jack Benteen used to be best friends with drug kingpin Cash Bailey. At present, however, the only element linking them together is Jack’s girlfriend Sarita, who used to be with Cash. She returns to Cash as a voluntary hostage to make certain that Jack keeps his hands off the drug lord’s operation. On top of that, there is a meticulously planned drug bust, in which both Jack and Cash butt heads with CIA-funded paramilitary Maj. Paul Hackett, following his own agenda.
“Vintage Walter Hill. Mean and tough with vivid characterizations, intense confrontations and hard-edged action galore.” – Fantastica Daily
“The gritty and grim Walter Hill doin’ his thing.” – eFilmCritic.com
“Throw in the invaluable Clancy Brown, William Forsythe and Rip Torn; coat everyone in record amounts of perspiration; and climax with a straight-up bullet-ridden homage to The Wild Bunch, and you’ve got a testosterone-fueled ’80s actioner that The Expendables could only dream of replicating.” – Flick Attack
Life in suburban Serenity, Ohio is never quite as serene as it appears. And just when the Burnett family – Bunnie, Jack and their twin 17 year olds Eric and Kelly – seems a lost cause, they get an unlikely and unexpected second chance at happiness when an unusual accident leaves Bunnie with a case of amnesia. Her memory loss confuses everyone – but no one more than Bunnie, who cannot remember her bad marriage, her children, or even the affair that caused her amnesia. After all, every family has its hang-ups.
But before long, a stew of past relationships, kids with guns, suicidal teachers, a very zealous religious club, misinterpreted advances, corporate down-sizing, and one very tricky mother-in-law combine to create enough mayhem to test the resolve, sanity and future of any family!
The Family Tree is a hilarious and touching, offbeat but timely and ultimately uplifting comedy which explores the frailties and complexities of the contemporary American family – and what it takes to survive in a suburban jungle fraught with loaded weapons, star-crossed lovers, teens run amok, religious intolerance, and even a voyeur or two in the mix.
“Some people will laugh; others will protest. Either way, this movie isn’t afraid to deliver a message. Simply put… it has balls.” – Blake French, AMC FilmCritic.com
“The Family Tree… is nuts, in a really great way.” – Sean Kernan, WeGotThisCovered.com
“I honestly laughed more times watching this film than I did the summer’s other box office laughers.” – Fiore Mastracci, The Examiner
The disappearance of the younger son, forces a family to look into the past and confront the reasons of why the present has become as it is.
In order to perfect his research, Robert travels to Italy, where he meets an unusual homeless man. Overwhelmed and confused by the unexpected encounter with that mysterious man, Robert begins to follow him and disappears without a trace. Robert’s disappearance forces his father Janez to call his elder son Matej after years of no communication between them. Despite their unresolved conflicts from the past, Matej decides to help his father and they leave for Italy together. However, since Janez cannot leave his demented wife Irina home alone, Matej’s wife Ana and their daughter Veronica temporarily move in with Irina.
The film consists of three complete stories, which are happening individually and simultaneously. Together they represent the portrait of a family and its complex relationships.
“Definitely one of the most intriguing films of the season…” – Ekran
Live, love and give as good as you get.
Mia, an aggressive fifteen-year-old girl, lives on an Essex estate with her tarty mother, Joanne, and precocious little sister Tyler. She has been thrown out of school and is awaiting admission to a referrals unit and spends her days aimlessly. She begins an uneasy friendship with Joanne’s slick boyfriend, Connor, who encourages her one interest, dancing.
“Commanding, emotionally satisfying movie, comparable to such youth-in-trouble classics as The 400 Blows.” – New Yorker
“Fish Tank is a very strong effort at every level, and should signal great things to come for all involved. Bloody good movie.” – Cinemania
“When the climax comes it feels inevitable yet surprising too – that ideal combination.” – Globe and Mail
Bruce fights to defend the honor of the Chinese in the face of foreign aggression, and to bring to justice those responsible for his master’s death.
Returning to Shanghai to marry his fiancée, Chen Zhen (Bruce Lee) a student of renowned martial arts teacher Huo Yuanjia, discovers his sifu has died. During the funeral, members of a local Japanese dojo show up and insult the Chinese students. The bullying continues, with Chen fighting back, but when he discovers the truth – that his teacher was poisoned on the orders of the dojo’s master – he sets off on a doomed mission of revenge.
Fist of Fury features stunt work by a young Jackie Chan (who served as Lee’s double).
“Lee is decidedly an eye-catching figure as he takes on all comers, singly or in whimpering groups, in stylized, Karate-like bouts with swift, balletic moves, baleful stares, deadly flying fists and legs and, of course, all the necessary eerie shouts.” – New York Times
“In any genre, films run the full spectrum of quality – from terrible to mediocre, from good to fantastic. But only a few have achieved the distinction of being truly groundbreaking and worthy of historical note. ’Fist of Fury’ is unquestionably one of these prime examples.” – Kung Fu Kingdom
“The screen presence of Bruce Lee is undeniably strong. His fluidity in Kung Fu is amazing to watch, and he compresses the rage of a tormented culture into a physical art of retribution that promotes this film into a league of Asian classics.” – BBC
A young single mother on a small, remote island, is about to marry solid, dependable man, when a dashing aviator crash-lands and sends the inhabitants into a tailspin.
A handsome young aviator named Clay makes a forced landing on an isolated island that, over the past hundreds of years, has been invaded by so many different countries the inhabitants speak a mishmash of Spanish, English, and French. There he meets a young boy named Gabriel, who immediately attaches himself to Clay because his own father disappeared long ago. Unfortunately, this causes a conflict between Clay’s beautiful mother, Mercedes, and her fiancé, Frank, a hardworking farmer who unhappily observes Mercedes’s attraction to Clay. But even as Gabriel and his mother start to learn more about Clay than they expect, the boy forms a magical friendship with the airplane itself.
“Very entertaining and at times even truly magical.” – Mann beisst Film
“Heartfelt and warm, this film will have you wishing for more, and loving every minute of its splendid story.” – ImdB.com
“The script doesn’t make the obvious choices, and the movie proves emotionally rich… Soto in particular gives a subtle and touching performance as the conflicted young mother, and the cast as a whole is sincere and enjoyable. Young children will particularly enjoy it, but their parents may find themselves drawn in as well.” – Amazon.com
For every couple who has never killed each other.
An escaped convict finds his troubles compounded when a simple game of hide the dead body snowballs into an elaborate kidnapping scheme that threatens to send him and an abused housewife to prison for the rest of their lives. Will was fleeing the police when he ducked into a barn owned by April and her husband Martin. When a shouting match in the house ends with the sound a gunshot, April drags her husband’s body outside and encounters Will, who agrees to help her dispose of Martin in exchange for assistance getting past the police roadblocks and into Mexico. Trouble is, Martin is still very much alive, and should he manage to get free, Will and April will both be in a world of hurt.
A ‘Raising Arizona’-esque romantic comedy from the writer of Rush Hour and National Treasure.
“Great performances, laughs and lot of fun” – Variety
Friends don’t let friends come out alone
Adam is your average working-class guy living in small-town America. He’s an auto mechanic who spends his free time with his tight-knit band of bros, Chris, Nick and Ortu, with whom he does everything-poker, video games, shooting hoops, getting drunk and meeting women. But there is something about Adam that even his friends don’t know. He is not that interested in women. When he comes out, sort of by accident but not really, his best friend Chris promises him that nothing will change but, of course, some things do. After the initial shock, the boys quickly come around to the fact that Adam is still the same dude, but when his double date with Chris ends disastrously, a drunken misunderstanding threatens to derail the group’s entire dynamic. Fourth Man Out is a feel-good buddy comedy with plenty of heart that focuses on the growing pains and ultimate strengths of of friendship.
“‘4th Man Out’ is the first heartwarming and hilarious film of 2016” – Substream Magazine
“A beautiful film, splendidly shot with outstanding performances from a very capable cast making Fourth Man Out an unforgettable film.” – Entertainment Film News
“A sleeper delight” – Variety
He used to be on the bomb squad, but it’s not until he transfers out that Chris Mankowski really begins juggling with dynamite. Rape and revenge are just the tip of the iceberg in a twisty tale that brings Detroit denizens to life – and occasional death – in all their seedy glory, circa 1974. – Elmore Leonard
Chris Mankowski used to be on the Detroit Police bomb squad, but it’s not until he’s transferred to sex crimes that he gets a real taste of juggling dynamite. After falling for the lovely Greta Wyatt, he gets suspended for investigating the rich, powerful and drunk Woody Ricks. Taking matters into his own hands, Mankowski quickly realizes it won’t be easy to get justice for Greta. From former Black Panther Donnell Lewis to sexy ex-fugitive Robin Abbott and her erstwhile bombing partner Skip Gibbs, everyone wants something from Ricks. With all these unscrupulous deviants in the mix, one thing’s for certain… it’s gonna get freaky!
“Slick, stylish and scattershot… Breanne Racano is perfect as the husky, sexy and sly Robin.” – Screen Daily
“Populated by some of Elmore Leonard’s most memorable characters and filled with the author’s trademark menace, fantastic dialogue and deadpan humor.” – Aceshowbiz
“A good, solid, fun movie with a handful of standout performances.” – Final Cut
A Tasty Comedy
When a dysfunctional gang s prison breakout goes violently wrong, they need a hideout in a hurry. Picking the McMansion of a middle-class family in the suburbs seems like a safe bet, until it becomes clear that this particular family has reintroduced some very old-fashioned cuisine to their table. Will the Tans escape the trap, or is there gangster in the casserole tonight?
A gruesomely funny, no-holds-barred comedy with style to burn, “Fresh Meat” will leave you hungry for more.
“A delicious satirical relief from all these serious adolescent issues.” – Film Festival Traveler
“There is so much good stuff here I could go on all night listing what made me laugh or cheer in total joy.” – Horror Cult Films
“Outstandingly outrageous!” – Scary Mind
“The movie is very Tarantino-esque, and if you are a fan of Tarantino’s gut-wrenching, violent, and action-packed vibe, then this movie is something you’ll like.” Truly Disturbing
Bruce Lee challenges the underworld to a Game of Death.
Bruce Lee plays Billy Lo, a HongKong based movie actor, who is a box office draw. His girlfriend, Ann Morris is a singer who is also climbing to the top. Now it seems the syndicate wants Billy and Ann to join their “management firm”. But Billy knows that they will be treated like property, so he refuses and tells her to do the same. So they try to “encourage” him to join but he still refuses. He would be advised that they will not stop, so he must stop them, permanently. He is even more hesitant to do that but when an attempt on his life is made, he fakes his death and alters his appearance, and decides to go after the syndicate; taking them out one at a time.
“…the standard of the choreography is excellent, and the final 20 minutes – which are almost all of Bruce fighting – are well worth holding out for.” – BBC
“Game Of Death encapsulates the lasting legacy of Bruce Lee – something future generations can appreciate and learn from. Yes, Game of Death is truly bona fide pastiche…” – Kung Fu Kingdom
“…Billy Lo fights his way up a pagoda to find the boss of the syndicate, facing a different opponent on each floor, including the 7-foot tall Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in what will go down as one of the greatest fights ever filmed.” – The Digital Fix
Happiness Doesn’t Grow On Trees
A children’s soccer team is the common link for a multi-layered story giving a candid look into the intersecting lives of five families living in Los Angeles. Game of Life examines the complexities of racial and class divisions, and reveals that despite the fragile volatility of human relationships, family is what holds us together and unites us all.
Game of Life has been critically praised and compared to the Academy Award winning drama Crash.
The journey will change her forever.
For two years Ashley Colton, a rough, ragged beauty in her mid-twenties, has walked a tightrope, trying to prove that she is fit to be a mother and regain custody of her son. She has survived on a series of minimum wage jobs and endured the probing scrutiny of home visits from Social Services.
A surprise visit from her father, a truck driver living in Mexico, brings Ashley back into a turbulent and unresolved relationship. On a trip to Nuevo Laredo, she discovers that her father is smuggling immigrants across the border. Suddenly, in the vast, unforgiving landscape of south Texas, Ashley glimpses a solution to her problems and is lured by the prospect of easy money into the role of a coyote. Her improvised plan quickly goes awry…
“Observed with a piercing eye for detail and a refined grasp of visual storytelling.” – Hollywood Reporter
“Deeply felt and convincing.” – Blu-ray.com
“Thanks to its leading actress The Girl proves to be revelatory.” – Pop Matters
Growing Op is a poignant comedy about a teenage boy coming of age in a suburban grow-operation, where every day is paradise or fresh hell. But it’s always a trip. Sheltered all his life and home-schooled by loving parents who are also committed criminals, Quinn Dawson yearns to experience the normalcy of the suburban world which surrounds him. But as Quinn pulls away from his parents and their modest utopia, he discovers that the real jungle is not in his living room, but in the twisted values of the suburban status quo.
An intelligent comedy which provokes as well as entertains, Growing Op is a hip hybrid of American Beauty and C.R.A.Z.Y, with a powerhouse indie cast and a breakout lead performance by newcomer Steven Yaffee. Heartfelt and often hilarious, Growing Op is ultimately a story about the power of Nature: a young man who just wants to grow, the inexorable lure of first love and the gravitational force of family.
“From the funny title on down, Growing Op is one of those movies that has you rooting for it.” – Straight.com
“(Katie) Boland is a standout as the fearless dope-dealing sister. Her performance is energetic and funny in all the right places.” Jam! Showbiz
In the worst storm in living memory, one guard stands between five men and three million dollars.
Severe flooding threatens an Indiana town after a massive rainstorm taxes dams to the breaking point. As part of an emergency evacuation effort, armored car driver Tom and his uncle Charlie are recruited to collect cash from the town’s banks and drive it to safety. However, a gang of thieves led by Jim plan to lay siege to the truck and steal the $3 million on board. After Jim attempts to ambush the truck, Tom hides the cash and reports the attempted theft to the local sheriff. However, the sheriff’s lack of honesty soon becomes apparent; he puts Tom in a lockup and sets out to take the money for himself. As the flood waters rise, Tom has to escape from jail if he is to save both the townspeople’s savings and his own life. Meanwhile, Jim and the sheriff are locked in a race to see who can find the $3 million first.
“The finished feature has a certain merry swagger about it that keeps everything motoring right along, and the hook of the film is immaculately presented.” – DVDTalk.com
“Great opening shot that leads to an action flick that’s all wet.” – Your Movies
“It’s fast-moving, it’s got fine special effects, the hero and heroine are pure and quick-thinking, the bad people die badly…” – San Francisco Examiner
When it’s Chuck Norris vs. Satan, all bets are off, regardless of what the bookies are trying to sell you.
Shatter and Jackson, two Chicago police officers, are investigating the brutal murder of a rabbi and are summoned to Israel for questioning. While they are in Israel they continue their investigation. They soon begin to understand that they are chasing a supernatural being, and if they don’t do it fast something terrible will happen. Martial arts action thriller with supernatural terror!
“Hellbound plays like a greatest hits collection of familiar Chuck Norris motifs” – Moviemavericks.com
“The premise is workable and Norris is in fine form” –All Movie Guide
He’s the Government’s Most Deadly Weapon
Former government Jason Price makes people disappear for a living. But when a top lieutenant for a crime syndicate asks Price to help him drop out of sight, things take a grisly, unexpected turn. A mysterious hit man known as The Cleaner has infiltrated Price’s tightly-controlled system, leaving a bloody trail behind. With the help of an enigmatic seductress posing as the mobster’s chief assistant, Price methodically works through his network of associates to find out what went wrong, and is plunged headlong into a spiraling gauntlet of half-truths and full-blown lies where nobody is who they appear to be, and everyone has a deadly, hidden agenda…
“This is a great movie and a must for your video library. Dolph is definitely back on form in this well constructed action thriller.” – Martial Arts Illustrated
After a mysterious, beautiful Latin woman named Miranda makes a dramatic appearance at the funeral of a man, shocking his affluent Southern California family, Victor, the man’s son, heads to Mexico to find out the truth about the nature of her relationship with his dead father. He finds Miranda in the city of Guanajuato living with another man, Tobias. When Victor confronts Miranda, she denies meeting his father and says they will never hear from her again. If Miranda is telling the truth, what exactly was she doing at Victor’s father’s funeral? Who is the man that she is living with now? Their confrontation is the beginning of a chain of events where the protagonists will have to solve the dilemma that happens when true love comes twice at the same time.
“Almost everything in (Hiden Moon) is worth of applause. From the well maintained plot, where each piece fits precisely to the stunning photography… the cast is impeccable, but this time I want to highlight the work of the director.” – Excelsior
“It‘s a film that manages to entertain with its freshness.” – Cine Premiere
“The Hitman” shows Chuck Norris in a new kind of action role – lean, mean and unforgettable.
Cliff Garret is a Seattle cop who is mortally wounded in a drug bust. Garret’s condition is grave but he manages to pull through. However, the Seattle police have plans for him and put out the word that Garret has died. When Garret regains his strength, he is given a new identity as hit man Danny Grogan and is assigned to go undercover and infiltrate the crime family of Marco Luganni. “Grogan” must bring both Luganni and rival gang-lord Andre Lacombe into police custody. But his past comes back to haunt him in the person of Ronny Delany, a goon from Grogan’s Garret days, who threatens to blow his cover.
„Expect lots of killing, lots of punching, lots of blood and guts, plus a little torture and a few things blowing up. You know, the usual.“ – Movie Metropolis
“A four star action movie with Chuck Norris in a new kind of strong-man role.” – Vernon Scott, UPI
In I Won’t Come Back, Ilmar Raag, director of the critically acclaimed The Class, dramatizes the odyssey of two children who have to grow up too quickly.
Anya is a good-looking, successful young graduate student. She gives lectures on Byron and has a relationship with one of the professors. One day her life takes an unexpected turn for the worse. A victim of false accusations, she has to flee, disguised as a teenaged homeless girl. While on the run, Anya meets twelve-year-old Christine, an orphan who is as desperate and reckless as Anya herself. This friendship becomes a turning point for Anya — reliving her adolescence for the second time, she now is forced to rewrite her life.
“…a terrific film about girls, relationships, and abandonment, and how pain and loneliness can draw some people into cynicism, while making others more open and willing to accept any crumb of affection. Even when it’s problematic, it’s memorable.” – Letterboxed
“A resonant, poignant drama” – Sound on Sight
“Straightforward and natural.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Tbilisi, Georgia, 1992: The Soviet era is over and Georgia must fend for itself.
Civil war is raging in the province of Abkhazia. For Natia and Eka, the barely fourteen-year-old protagonists of Grzeli nateli dgeebi, childhood is coming to an end. Eka is growing up without her father, rebelling against her concerned mother and her older sister. And Natia’s father, a choleric alcoholic, terrorises the entire family. The two friends cannot find peace outside of the family either – not in school, not on the street, and not in the bread lines. Chaos, insecurity, and fear of what the future might bring hold sway in everyday life. An admirer gives Natia a pistol with one single bullet. A little later, she’s abducted by another admirer…
“First feature film by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß takes up the buried traditions of Georgian cinema, weaving together loud and soft, melancholy and missing love, eruptions of violence and a sense of the idyllic, precocious cold-bloodedness and childlike naïveté into a wonderfully rhythmic, exciting cinematic composition.” – Berlinale 2013
“Georgia’s reputation as the latest cinematic hotspot for emerging talent is enhanced further by “In Bloom”, an absorbing, intelligently assembled coming-of-ager that revolves around two pubescent gal-pals…” – Variety
“An eye-pleasing aesthetic for a classy and absorbing debut.” – Hollywood Reporter
The most frightening thing about Jacob Singer’s nightmare is that he isn’t dreaming.
On 06 Oct 1971, in Vietnam, the American soldier Jacob Singer is wounded by a bayonet during an attack to his platoon. He wakes up in a New York subway while going home late at night after working overtime in the post office. He is divorced from Sarah, lives with his colleague and lover Jezebel in a small Brooklyn apartment and misses his young son Gabe, who died in an accident for which Jacob feels responsible. During the next days, Jacob is chased by demons and finds the army conspiracy against him, while having strange visions during different moments of his life.
The film garnered a cult following and became a source of influence for various other works such as the horror franchise Silent Hill.
“For hours and days after you’ve seen it, you’ll still be putting it together in your head. While all of it is gripping, it doesn’t come together until the final scene, which is jolting, transcendent, unexpected yet inevitable.” – Seattle Times
“Haunting and truly chilling thriller-melodrama.” – South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“Tim Robbins gives a strong performance in this first-class horror yarn, which has a surprisingly strong political edge.” – Christian Science Monitor
The story of Janosik, a legendary “Central European Robin Hood”, based on real XVIII century documents and a romantic legend.
Weakened and demoralized by his efforts in war and left desolate by the loss of his true love, the young man feels he has little choice other than to join a group of brigands. However, though he may be a thief in the eyes of the law, Janosik is determined to adhere to a personal code and makes it a point of principle never to kill anyone he robs. Janosik’s bravery and leadership skills swiftly earn him the respect of his fellow brigands and allow him to exert a positive influence on the group – with the exception of the violent and envious Huncaga. Will Janosik be able to survive Huncaga’s plotting and lead his men towards a more honorable life?
“Janosik: A True Story is like the vintage wine: At first it seems a little bitter, but after while it blooms with the distinctive beauty.” – 25fps
“Deeply Moving Realistic Portrait Of One Of The Most Beloved Slovakian Folk Heroes” – IMDb
“Beautifully filmed brigand ballad that celebrates wildness and spontaneity.” – Cesky Rozhlas
Revenge has a new face!
Rourke stars as the title character, a hideously disfigured crook who teams up with his best friend Mikey (Scott Wilson) and two volatile lowlifes, Rafe (Lance Henriksen) and Sunny (Ellen Barkin), to knock over a coin shop. The robbery goes bad; Rafe shoots and kills Mikey and leaves Johnny wounded.
In prison, a doctor (Forest Whitaker) gives him plastic surgery in the hopes of reforming him. Johnny even gets a work furlough and begins seeing a pretty accountant (Elizabeth McGovern). But a New Orleans police Lieutenant (Morgan Freeman) knows what no one else will admit: that Johnny will be looking for revenge.
“A stylish and tough crime-thriller with that underlying mournfulness which characterizes Hill’s best work.” – Fantastica Daily
“Excellent action drama with an amazing cast.” – Combustible Celluloid
“This is a movie in the true tradition of film noir.” – Roger Ebert
When it comes to getting even, he’s taking revenge into overdrive.
Wellman Santee a former race car driver, whose livelihood is transporting exotic stolen super cars, is involved, with his partner Eddie, in shoot out, resulting in the deaths of his friend and a highway cop. Santee is framed for the cop’s murder and jailed in a maximum security prison. A few months later, Santee breaks out after narrowly escaping an attempt on his life. He reaches a local diner where he steals a car, abducts the owner, Rita and flees, completely unaware that is hostage is a deputy sheriff. A massive manhunt ensues, spearheaded by Lt. Severance a tough, obsessive cop. Santee leads the detective and his men on a dramatic high speed chase, from the desert wilderness to the streets of downtown Los Angeles. Santee’s out to clear his name and when it comes to getting even, he’s taking revenge into overdrive…
“This is what the audience has been waiting for, and it delivers well.” – Commupance Reviews
“One of the best action films made in the 90s and a must-see for fans of the genre.” – Rottentomatoes.com
“Cars, karate, explosions, and boobs: what more could you want?” – Direct-to-Video Connoisseur
Something funny is happening in L.A.
Harris K Telemacher is a ‘wacky weekend weatherman’ for a local Los Angeles television station who is searching for meaning in his otherwise cliche ridden Los Angeles life. With the help of an insightful and talkative Freeway sign, Harris embarks on a journey through Los Angeles in pursuit of Sarah, an English reporter who has been sent to the City of Angels to research an article for the London Times.
The film was a box office success. It was also critically well received. L.A. Story was voted by a group of Los Angeles Times writers and editors as the 20th best film set in Los Angeles in the last 25 years.
“Goofy and sweet, L.A. Story constitutes Steve Martin’s satiric valentine to his hometown and a pretty funny comedy in the bargain.” – Variety
“A delightfully scatty account of life in the city of angels, exposes romance lurking beyond the snobbish restaurants and routine muggings…” – Time Out
“The film is astonishing in the amount of material it contains. It isn’t thin or superficial; there is an abundance of observation and invention here.” – Roger Ebert
Parts “Kelly’s Heroes” and parts “Three Kings”, the British World War II movie “The Last Drop” sees a group of men (a “guys on a mission” movie, as Tarantino calls them) dropped behind enemy lines during the historically botched Operation Market Garden, the 1944 mission to take control of a series of bridges as a chance to invade Germany…
In the midst of a bold military strike designed to end World War II before Christmas, a skilled team of special operatives are assigned the task of locating a hidden cache of Nazi gold in this tense wartime adventure starring Michael Madsen and Billy Zane. With 35,000 United States troops dropped behind enemy lines in German-occupied Holland, the top-secret team, code-named “Matchbox,” sets out to claim the valuable booty and bring it back to aid the U.S. war effort.
“Fun and light WW II production, (The Last Drop) is a good movie that most definitely serves its purpose.” – Frank Veenstra
“Close to the Clint Eastwood 1970 World War II heist film ‘Kelly’s Heroes'” – Beyond Hollywood
A fallen warrior rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master.
When the corrupt minister Geza Mott demands more taxes from Lord Bartok, he goes to his castle with Commander Raiden and his knights. He challenges Geza Mott and tries to kill him but the Emperor sentences him to be beheaded by Raiden. Further, he deprives the castle and lands from his family. Geza Mott asks his commander to follow Raiden and builds an iron gate in the entrance of his castle expecting revenge, but Raiden prefers to drink instead becoming a drunkard. One year later, the knights want to seek revenge against the dishonor of their Lord. Geza Mott has neglected his security since Raiden is an alcoholic bum. What will happen to Raiden?
Academy Award Nominee Clive Owen delivers an electrifying performance as a fallen warrior who rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master – Academy Award Winner Morgan Freeman – in this epic, sword-clashing adventure of loyalty, honor, and vengeance.
“The visual style of the film is great, the look and feel of the characters is unique, the action is beautiful and fluid, the acting is solid, and the revenge plot is always satisfying especially when you throw in some unpredictability. I think we have a cult hit.” – Metacritic
“In an era where most of our screen heroes belong on a therapist’s couch, it’s refreshing to watch a film that believes in the power of good” – LA Weekly
“Last Knights is a swashbuckling adventure with a great cast, bound to be compared to Game of Thrones.” – Toronto Sun
A ride you’ll never forget…
Sandro is both criminal and victim, growing up in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. After witnessing his mother’s murder at age 10, he falls in with a gang of local homeless kids. When the gang leader threatens the police, the police kill hundreds of the homeless children in the Candelaria Massacre. Sandro is one of the few survivors, but ends up in a reformatory jail where he befriends Ale, who helps him escape. The streets offer nothing more than a criminal life and staying straight takes more effort than Sandro could imagine. His life is looking up until one day he goes to his fiancé’s house and finds her sleeping with Ale. Sandro cracks, furiously attacks Ale and in his despair hijacks a municipal bus – Bus #174, a ride that culminates in disastrous consequences.
“In his competent telling of a familiar story, Barreto’s discovery is Cris Vianna… You leave the film wanting to see more of her.” – Screen Daily
“…A film of artistic storytelling and emotional power” – Boxoffice Magazine
“Bruno Barreto’s Last Stop 174 is a masterpiece of Modern Film making” – New York Times
A story about the discovery of the spirit, the Lure of Decadence, and the Chance for Escape.
Loner, insomniac and reformed junkie, John LeTour (Willem Dafoe) delivers drugs for a living–coke and ecstasy and quaaludes (“white drugs for white people”) for the upper-class clients of the glamorous Ann (Susan Sarandon), and writes in his diary during his sleepless off hours. One evening, he spots his old girlfriend, Marianne (Dana Delaney), and gives her a lift, but she clearly wants nothing to do with him; she’s clean and doesn’t trust that he is. After another accidental meeting, this time at the hospital where her mother is dying, they briefly resume their troubled affair. His shock when she apparently jumps from the window of one of his clients drives LeTour to a near-fatal encounter with the man.
“A superb Dafoe contributes crucially to the degree of success the film achieves.” – Variety
“Light Sleeper is emblematic of an era, and is recommended on that basis and on the excellent quality of it acting.” – Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
“Susan Sarandon is so good as Dafoe’s boss, and the dialogue is so literate for such a familiar story, that there’s a lot to admire – it’s Schrader’s best film.” – Chicago Reader
The Little Death is a truly original comedy about sex, love, relationships and taboo. Debut director Josh Lawson presents a laugh out loud funny, honest and moving look at the secret sex lives of ordinary people.
In a multi-story narrative, we peer behind the closed doors of a seemingly normal suburban street… A woman with a dangerous fantasy and her partner’s struggle to please her. A man who begins an affair with his own wife without her knowing anything about it. A couple struggling to keep things together after a sexual experiment spins out of control. A woman who can only find pleasure in her husband’s pain. A call centre operator caught in the middle of a dirty and chaotic phone call. And the distractingly charming new neighbour who connects them all.
With an ensemble of Australia’s finest talent, The Little Death explores: why do we want what we want? How far will we go to get it? What are the consequences of that fleeting moment of sexual ecstasy? A moment the French call La Petite Mort. A moment we call The Little Death.
“It’s quite a trick Lawson has pulled off, creating a film that’s as genuinely sweet as it is borderline offensive, and funny throughout.“ – Hollywood Reporter
“A killer sex comedy! A brutally funny debut with this outrageous sex farce.“ – The Moveable Fest
“Funny, heartbreaking, provocative, beautiful and gloriously embarrassing in all the right ways, this film hits all the right buttons.“ – Switch
How much can a man take…before he gives back?
Frank Leone is an auto mechanic who just wants to play with the neighborhood kids and marry his sweetheart Melissa. But when a bunch of punks kill the old man who took Frank off the streets and acted as his mentor when he was fourteen, Frank seeks out the criminals and beats them up. Frank is arrested and sentenced to six months in a minimum-security prison. Frank figures he’ll serve out his time and marry Melissa, but the fates are against him. Hateful Warden Drumgoole, who has an old score to settle with Frank, has him transferred from the minimum-security prison to a maximum-security hellhole, Gateway Prison. Drumgoole walks ominously through a fetid mist to greet Frank with the words, “Welcome to Gateway, Leone. This is Hell and I’m going to give you a guided tour”…
“For torture and violence freaks, every clank and thud is duly and hyperbolically registered.” – Chicago Reader
“A hard-boiled version of Rocky.” – Empire
“Vicious, violent story set in corrupt prison, starring Stallone and Sutherland.” – Video-Reviewmaster.com
In ’70s London, a 14 year-old boy is introduced to the Clash by his estranged mother. It changes his life forever.
It’s England, 1979, and unemployment has hit the working class suburbs of London particularly hard. As his family struggles to stay afloat, 14-year-old Shay Baker has had to grow up quickly by taking care of his younger sister Alice while his father Nigel works two jobs.
One day, Shay receives a package from his estranged mother, the free spirited Sandrine, who left the family years ago to pursue her dreams of being a singer. Inside is a cassette tape featuring the newest music from London. Shay is captured by the raw energy of The Clash’s White Riot as it pounds through his ears, opens his mind and causes him to lose himself in it – until the reality of his responsibilities pull him back to reality.
“For any fan of the Clash or great film making; this is a movie not to be missed.” – Starbust
“London Town is ultimately a winning and sensitively wrought evocation of a time when music provided a vital bulwark against an increasingly reactionary culture.” – Slant Magazine
“Quite charming and enjoyable” – Huffington Post
We are what we remember.
Mina comes from Slovenia to a Montenegrin resort in order to find Andrej. She believes that he ended up in a local mental hospital, after tragic events from the past, which had left the unforgettable mark on all the characters. In hospital, Mina confronts sadistic, authoritative dr Vukčević, as well as her own past, a peculiar labyrinth of dark family history.
Film Look At Me is a contemporary psychological thriller, which focuses on family violence, youth rebellion and love. It is based on award-winning novel by Ksenija Popović The Boy From Water. It won the award for directing at Alexandria Film Festival as well as a bronze mimosa for directing at Herceg Novi Film Festival and it was also screened at a number of international film festivals. Look At Me was the most popular film in Montenegro in 2009.
“Marija Perović follows the tendency of the new wave of Montenegrin films which deal with urban topics in a unique way, using the potential of local talents.” – The jury of Herceg Novi Film Festival
“Excellent Montenegrin thriller. Memory, love, pain, insanity. Almost all abstract terms can be used to describe this film.” – YU ROCK’n FILM
Zero is a brilliant and lonely scientist who believes he is unhappy because of a humiliation in love twenty years ago. Burying his misery in work, he tries to create a revolutionary source of energy, and accidentally goes back to the past. There he sees the opportunity to meet his younger self and ‘correct’ the mistakes in his own life; but trying to manipulate the path of time is much harder and confusing than what it seems.
“Smart, cute and well-done romantic flick” – Time Out
“A beautiful experience!” – A Mosca Branca
“Torres’s movie proves to be worth its audience’s time, both now and in the future.” – Dallas International Film Festival
Jim Carrey stars as the late Andy Kaufman, who was considered one of the most innovative, eccentric and enigmatic performers of his time.
A master at provoking audiences, Kaufman could generate belly laughs, stony silence, tears or brawls. Danny DeVito also stars in Man on the Moon as Kaufman’s manager, George Shapiro, with Courtney Love co-starring as Lynne Margulies, the woman who befriends and eventually falls in love with the comic. Paul Giamatti portrays Kaufman’s best friend an d writer, Bob Zmuda. Well-known Vegas lounge singer Tony Clifton stars as himself.
“Jim Carrey’s performance is an impersonation on the level of genius.” – Entertainment Weekly
“What is most wonderful about Man on the Moon, a very good film, is that it remains true to Kaufman’s stubborn vision.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“The main problem with this film though is the running time – it’s too short.” – Dark Horizons
Loneliness, disillusionment and the experience of first love.
No one shall know that their grandmother has died. To avoid being taken into the care of the authorities, 17-year-old Raya and her younger brother bury the old woman they grew up with in the garden by the apple orchard. With no one else to depend on, Raya has to organize daily survival for herself and her brother. She’s pinning all her hopes on their mother, who has emigrated to England. The film describes the difficult situation of those left behind in a country that many people have already abandoned. It is a portrait of a resourceful and determined young woman who refuses to give up her dreams despite the hardships life has thrown at her. In her constant struggle to evade the authorities, she tries to find her own happiness while taking care of her brother.
“Compelling, bittersweet coming-of-ager from first-time feature helmer-writer Renars Vimba. This evocatively shot realist tale benefits from a spare yet credible script and a knockout performance from big-screen debutant Elina Vaska… this is a title that will be appreciated by arthouse fans of all ages.” – Variety
“There is a spare beauty to this picture. It is lean, economic storytelling with no wasted scenes, and yet, largely thanks to a bravura performance from impressive newcomer Vaska, there is a real emotional depth here.” – Screen Daily
“(Mellow Mud) marks the assured feature debut of writer-director Renars Vimba… it has sufficient high-art polish to grab more festival platforms, where it will serve as a calling card for Vimba and his quietly magnetic young star Elina Vaska.” – Hollywood Reporter
An Iraq War veteran who just narrowly escaped death in combat struggles with his new post.
Will Montgomery has spent his fair share of time in army hospitals, and with just three months to go before returning to civilian life, he discovers that his girlfriend back home has decided to move on with her life. Crestfallen, Will discovers that his latest hope for a fresh start will be training to work for the Casualty Notification Office under the mentorship of senior officer Tony. As someone who had a close brush with death himself, Will isn’t sure that he’s the man to tell families that their own loved ones will never be coming home. Thankfully, in between his assignments, Tony offers a sympathetic ear and the two men form a bond that will ultimately help them to readjust to “normal” life. But once you’ve been in the thick of it, any true hope for a “normal” life after the military is just wishful thinking. Later, Will is drawn to the grieving widow of a fallen soldier, a development that forces him to ponder the ethical dilemma of starting a relationship with a woman in such a vulnerable position.
“An intelligent, superbly acted and moving drama that manages to say more about war and its consequences than most films set on the front line.” – Movie Talk
“Unpredictable, episodic, deeply resonant character piece.” – Time Out
“A poignant tale of redemption that counts as one of the very best films of the year.” – Cinematical
Buckle up for the ride of your life.
When travelling salesman Greg Newman hails a taxi at the airport, he has no idea that he is about to take the ride of his life. Everything is normal until the cab driver, Sammy, hits a young woman on the street. The ride takes a turn as, after the injured Billie and her companion Casper are invited into the taxi for a lift to the hospital, they carjack the cab, taking Sammy and Greg hostage.
Here, they begin The Millionaire Tour – a clever ploy by dangerous gangsters. Billie and Casper order Greg – at gunpoint – to stop at multiple ATMs where he maxes out each debit, credit, and ATM card, effectively draining his bank accounts. But Greg’s money isn’t the only thing they’re after…
Casper and Billie work for the powerful criminal The Roman, who has instructed them to deliver Greg to him. According to The Roman, Greg is actually mastermind con man “Julius Jacks” who has stolen millions from The Roman and has avoided capture – until now. And The Roman wants him dead.
As the cab approaches The Roman’s hideout, Greg pleads his case, insisting that he’s innocent, a humble salesman – least of all a criminal. But are Greg’s claims authentic, or the work of a true master of deception?
“New director Inon Shampanier’s action thriller packs a trunkful of zip and suspense.” – Sky.com
“Lot of twist’s and good creative writing that keeps you guessing.” – Betterthanimdb.com
“An interesting and enjoyable psychological thriller… It’s sure to keep you guessing and second guessing until the end. You may even guess right but you wont be certain where this one’s going until the credits come down.” – Letterboxed
A modern day warrior trained in the ancien arts to defeat the ultimate evil.
New York, Christmas Eve, 1999 – at the dawn of the new millennium – a subway construction crew unearths an eight hundred year old Celtic skeleton and a mysterious key. Archeologist Karen Goodleaf is called in to determine the meaning of the discovery. News of the discovery reaches a Middle East monastery where the warrior monks knowns as the Knights Templer – an ancient sect entrusted with protecting holy relics – choose their best pupil, Lukas to face the diabolical threat. As Lukas races to New York, an evil Minion seizes Karen and uses her body like a parasite and host. Lukas arrives just in time to rescue Karen and dispatch the Minion. The Minion takes hold of another host – revealing that it is immortal. As it cuts a path of destruction through the city, decimating a parking garage and leaving a trail of death, Karen realizes that the Minion can’t be killed – but only delayed from finding a new host.
“Not only did the movie have your kick-ass action scenes, but there was actually a solid storyline holding the movie together.” – Dolph-ultimate.com
What you see does not exist. What you cannot see is truth.
In the heart of modern Rome, an urn is found and brought to a young archeologist, Sarah Mandy. But what Sarah doesn’t know is that the urn belongs to the world’s most powerful witch, the Mother of Tears. She unwittingly unleashes a demonic power intent on destroying the city and everything in its path. When the Mother’s minions and henchman brutally murder Sarah’s co-worker and come after her, she takes refuge with an old priest and discovers her legacy – that her own mother was murdered years before by the Mother of Tears, and that only Sarah has the power to end the destruction. She must find and stop the Mother, before it is too late.
“An instant cult classic!” – Village Voice
“Filmmaker’s signature bravura flourishes and use of sinister settings are still intact.” – Los Angeles Times
“The Mother of Tears is wild and untamed, a celebratory feat of gonzo artistry.” – Salon.com
As a lawyer all she wanted was the truth. As a daughter all she wanted was his innocence.
Jessica Lange plays an attorney whose affable Hungarian-immigrant father Armin Mueller-Stahl is arrested. He is threatened with deportation for lying about his activities during World War II; part of the charge is that Mueller-Stahl was a Nazi collaborationist, guilty of wartime atrocities. Absolutely convinced that her father is being railroaded by a revenge-seeking Hungarian communist government, Lange handles Mueller-Stahl’s defense, expertly blowing huge holes in prosecuting attorney Frederic Forrest’s case. But in doing her own research, Lange discovers that her father has spent a lifetime paying off a blackmailer. Why?
“The script by Hollywood’s controversial writer Joe Eszterhas (“Basic Instinct”) is strictly edge of the seat material.” – Internet Reviews
“An effective courtroom drama which returned Gavras to critical and commercial favour, “Music Box” gets by on the strength of some very committed performances.” – BBC
“Intelligent piece of film-making which offers a purely character-driven story and packs a powerful emotional punch.” – Eye For Film
Sometimes the difference between life and death can be a Narrow Margin
A remake of a popular thriller from 1952, Narrow Margin centers on the attempts of a district attorney to keep alive a reluctant witness who can testify against the Mafia.
A woman secretly witnesses the murder of her blind date for the evening by a top Mafia boss. She immediately goes into hiding without informing the authorities. When they finally catch up with her, she is unwilling to testify to what she has seen, but the Mafia are on her trail. Accompanied by a deputy district attorney, the woman boards a train travelling through a remote part of Canada. The Mafia know him but they have never seen her.
“This remake is a terrific suspense-thriller in its own right.” – Fantastica Daily
“Taut, Terrific Thriller” – eFilmCritic.com
“A train-set suspense film worthy of Alfred Hitchcock’s definitive The Lady Vanishes.” – At A Glance Film Reviews
Rural and urban, property lines and blood feuds, family histories and petty battles… in a film that reframes Brazil as a place where blood is thicker and murkier than water, even in homes that seem so clean and white and safe.
A history of violence and oppression threatens to engulf the residents of an affluent seaside community in Neighboring Sounds, a thrilling debut from filmmaker Kleber Mendonca Filho. A palpable sense of unease hangs over a single city block in the coastal town of Recife, Brazil. Home to prosperous families and the servants who work for them, the area is ruled by an aging patriarch and his sons. When a private security firm is reluctantly brought in to protect the residents from a recent spate of petty crime, it unleashes the fears, anxieties and resentments of a divided society still haunted by its troubled past.
“One of the strongest feature debuts of the last decade.” – Los Angeles Times
“A hugely impressive debut feature from Kleber Mendonça Filho. “ – Empire Magazine
“An absorbing and extremely promising film.” – Daily Telegraph
Sometimes nice guys finish first.
Late-night sports talk show host, Johnny Rizzo, dreams of becoming a big time professional sports announcer. However, he is about to trade his dream job in talk radio for some snooze-ville gig – his materialistic fiancée Clair wants him to take a more secure job with her father’s box company. On a weekend trip home to New York Johnny’s fun-loving Uncle Terry, a rascally womanizer, set on turning a weekend in the Hamptons into an eye-opening fling for his nephew. Nice guy Johnny’s not interested, of course, but an unexpected meeting with beautiful tennis pro Brooke causes him to re-examine his plans for the future.
“One of the most promising romantic comedies of this year.” – MetroMix New York
“A winning performance by Kerry Bishe.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“One of the director’s most mature and universal works.” – Film Intuition
Tonight, he either fights for his life or he’ll be running for the rest of it.
Jason Stillwell is a young karate student who trains in his father’s Los Angeles dojo. One night after a training session, the dojo is visited by members of an organized crime syndicate. After refusing to join the organization, Jason’s father has his leg broken by a Russian martial artist named Ivan Kraschinsky, the hired thug of the boss. The Stillwell family relocates to Seattle, where Jason has a hard time adjusting and is constantly harassed by the local bullies. Fed up with the beatings, Stillwell visits the grave of Bruce Lee and beseeches him for aid. That night, the ghost of Bruce Lee appears to Jason and begins to train him. Under Lee’s tutelage, Jason goes from a below average fighter to a superior martial artist. An annual full contact karate tournament is held featuring teams from Seattle and New York, which Jason and his father attend. Before the contest can get underway, the crime syndicate interrupts and makes a wager that none of the Seattle fighters can defeat Ivan. While the first two fighters are easily dispatched by the Russian, Ivan’s last opponent, Kelly’s brother Ian, makes an impressive showing, forcing Ivan to resort to dirty tactics to defeat him. With her brother helplessly entangled in the ring ropes Jason charges to the ring and attacks Ivan… Featured in The Best of the Martial Arts Films (1992).
“The film is considered a cult classic, especially among buffs of martial arts films.” – Wikipedia
“Kick-ass high energy Kung Fu” – 80’s Movies Rewind
From Alexander Pushkin’s timeless masterpiece of love and obsession.
Eugene Onegin is a jaded and disaffected young man who leaves St. Petersburg unexpectedly when he inherits an estate from a wealthy uncle. In the country, he is a city sophisticate out of place, with little affinity for the countryside or its people. Nevertheless he strikes up a warm friendship with a neighbour, Vladimir Lensky and, despite his natural cynicism, is charmed by Lensky’s love for his fiance, a cutee Olga. He is also intrigued by Olga’s sister, Tatyana, a spirited beauty who surprises him with a passionate declaration of love. Onegin is disturbed by her directness but unable to respond and, coolly and politely, rejects her love.
“The heart of Pushkin’s celebrated classic pumps firm and full in debuting director Martha Fiennes’ richly textured pic version.” – Variety
“A pleasure in all ways.” – Los Angeles Times
“Breathtaking… Blazing emotional intensity!” – Screen International
You can’t kill what’s already dead
A wealthy businessman hires a crack team of seasoned soldiers to accompany him on a perilous journey into no man’s land, only to come face to face with an otherworldly enemy more vicious and powerful than any mortal foe. It was supposed to be an easy, forty-eight hour mission: Move in, scope out an abandoned military bunker, and move out. Once in the bunker, however, the fearless mercenaries begin to quake in their boots after happening across the remnants of some gruesome World War II experiments carried out by Nazi soldiers on their own men. Sifting through the carnage, the men are horrified to discover that one of the unfortunate test subjects is still clinging to life. Now, as bombs continue to burst above ground, a malevolent force emerges from the darkness below. Suddenly left with nowhere to run, the soldiers quickly realize that what appeared to be a by-the-books bodyguard mission has suddenly devolved into a bloody battle for survival. Why has their secretive host really brought them to this God-forsaken outpost, and is there any way of stopping the murderous force that hunts them from the dense shadows underground?
“It is a slick, stylish genre piece that gallops along and grips.” – Eye For Film
“Outpost is a breath of fresh air.” – Digital Retribution
“Tense, chilling and downright scary at times, proving correct the age old myth that gore and extreme violence are no substitute for good old fashioned atmosphere.” – Popcorn Pictures
After breaking up with her boyfriend on Valentine’s Day, Jenny shares a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to New York with a love-damaged group of passengers – a pilot with anger management issues, some oversexed flight attendants, a hip-hop superstar trying to keep it real in coach and a handsome young professor who’s been unlucky in romance. Along with a tiny dog named Kaz, these strangers buckle up for love’s bumpy ride.
“Sweet and funny enough to work as a romantic comedy. And if you want it to work on another level, it takes the characters on a surprising and fairly satisfactory journey of self-discovery.” – Film Gate Reviews
The true story of Toni Jo Henry, a woman tried for the crime of murder in 1942 in the state of Louisiana.
With all the picturesque glamour of the 1940s, The Pardon captures the spirit of the universal need to be loved and forgiven, yet with a surprising twist. Recounting the unlikely but true story of Toni Jo Henry, a woman tried for murder in 1942 Louisiana, this compelling drama unveils the profound inner struggle of a tormented soul as she pleads her innocence to a skeptical jury.
Surviving a legacy of childhood abuse, which lands her in the art deco brothels of the time, Toni Jo briefly discovers love and happiness when she meets and marries the dashing boxer Cowboy Henry. Cowboy is soon after sent to prison for murder, leaving the bereft Toni Jo to follow in the footsteps of Bonnie and Clyde as she embarks on an ill-fated mission with accomplice Arkie. A grisly murder and a series of sensational trials instantly make the beautiful Toni Jo into a celebrity. At the same time, she meets a man who will finally help her free herself. But will she find true redemption in the face of the crimes for which she is accused?
“An awesome true story, great acting, proves you don’t have to have gratuitous sex, violence or language to portray a true story that involves some degree of all three.” – Laurieirion
“A beautiful movie of love, tragedy and redemption.” – J Movie Lover
“A remarkably well written and poignant movie you will not want to miss!” – IMDb
Why do women like older men? And why do men like younger women?
An American couple doing business in Amsterdam, editor Nina and architect James have welcomed another wedding anniversary, turning to role play to spice up their lovemaking. When Nina discovers James’s philandering ways with one of her friends, she’s destroyed, finding herself in a familiar position, only now she’s ready to leave her husband for good. Moving in with a client, Nina teases communication with James, contacting him under a false identity to connect with her womanizing hubby in a fresh way, hearing his anguish over the loss of his marriage. For James, isolation doesn’t take as easily as hoped, faced with available women throwing themselves at this wounded man, and all he wants is the domestic routine and intimacy he established with Nina…
“Funny, moving and perceptive exploration of romance and the challenges of marriage.” – Rotten Tomatoes
“Van Oostrum’s genre experimentation aligns him with Paul Verhoeven, a didactic prankster who recognizes an audience’s affinity for genre comforts and delivers them so vehemently that the line between sincerity and irony is blurred.” – The Slunt Magazine
“Amazing acting, decent emotional conflict for the characters, good character development.” – W.L. Swarts
Veliky Novgorod, 1987. Olga makes a stand against her teacher’s authoritarian teaching methods, Andrey is propagating an “anti-death pill” in a jam jar and Katya observes her father distilling booze illegally behind closed doors. These three young schoolmates are all members of the “Vladimir Illyich Lenin” Young Pioneer organisation and are full of childlike visions of the future.
Over twenty-five years on, all three have now established themselves professionally in Moscow, and yet they have not really found their bearings in present day Russia. Olga suffers from panic attacks, Andrey tries to fill his inner void with computer games, and Katya is pursued by unsettling dreams. Moving poetically between past and present, Natalia Kudryashova shows the gulf between the visions of yesteryear and today’s reality which the dissolution of the Soviet Union has left behind for its final generation of Young Pioneers. Impressively dense and atmospheric images describe their attitudes towards life. Derelict concrete buildings, imposing and Kafkaesque, give shape to the oppressive shadows of their original dreams that now threaten to engulf them.
“A poignant and funny film” – Dog and Wolf
“A visually stunning fantasy about the loss of orientation and the new artificial worlds of post-socialist life.” – Berliner Zeitung
“A lot of things in this beautiful film live from the contrast between the times.” – Tagesspiegel
Based on the award-winning novel by acclaimed writer Rafael Ramírez Heredia
Honduran teenager Sabina Rivas intends to get to the United States, harboring dreams of becoming a famous singer and distancing herself from her former young lover, Jovany, now a vicious gang member. To traverse the Suchiate River (the first stage of the journey to the US) and to dream about a better life is easy. The terrible challenge is to cross Mexico: Sabina is confined on the Mexican-Guatemalan border by the brothel matron, the Mexican Consul, the Mexican and American migratory agents, the drug trafficking networks, the army, the gangs, and her unfortunate reunion with Jovany.
“Amazing, and well told” – SBCC Film Reviews
“The Precocious & Brief Life of Sabina Rivas is a movie the Federal government of Mexico does NOT want you to see.” – Daily Grail
“…a beautifully made film that should not be missed.” – Revista Fram
Set in Russia and based on the true story happened during WWII.
During WWII, a Russian Orthodox priest ministers under German occupation in the Pskov region – an area that has changed political influence multiple times over a single generation. Under the occupation, Father Alexander is able to rehabilitate church life. But he is also able to aid the weak and help the prisoners of war. He is a patriot, a man with a deep conscious who is a hostage of competing propaganda machines. In Sergei Makovetsky’s remarkably nuanced performance, he is overcome with doubt about who to serve and how. While he tolerates the German occupational regime he suffers humiliation and doubt caught between faith and allegiance. His mission of mercy turns into a tragic trial, making the priest a hostage of the lurid history of the 20th century.
This is a film that has inspired considerable debate.
What went down on the way to the top?
This political satire, based on a book by an (originally) anonymous insider (now known to be Joe Klein) who worked on Bill Clinton’s 1992 Presidential campaign, centers on the charismatic, philandering, power-hungry Southern Democrat governor Jack Stanton (John Travolta). Together with his equally headstrong wife (Emma Thompson), Stanton rises from obscurity to become a main player on the political map, but various sexual scandals in his private life threaten to derail his ascent to power. Adrian Lester, Billy Bob Thornton and Kathy Bates feature as part of his eccentric campaign team.
Film generated controversy for its depiction of a Clinton-like character as it was released close to the Lewinsky scandal.
“It’s a superb film – funny, insightful and very wise about the realities of political life.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“Mike Nichols and screenwriter Elaine May have produced one of the smartest, funniest political movies of the past 20 years.” – Cincinnati Enquirer
“A smart and savvy piece of work.” – Los Angeles Times
Proving that you can never guess what you’ll find when you clean out the basement, a man of the cloth discovers that ultimate evil has made a hiding place in his cellar in this tale of terror.
Father Loomis is a priest who discovers a strange object in a church basement – a canister filled with a swirling and volatile green substance. With the help of Professor Birack, Loomis discovers the startling truth about his find – it seems that Satan, who is actually an alien life form, had a son, and the essence of the devil’s spawn is trapped inside the canister. The evil spirit has been guarded by a group calling themselves “The Brotherhood of Sleep,” but the spirit has the ability to free itself whenever it decides the time is right…and it seems that time is just around the corner. Prince of Darkness was directed by horror master John Carpenter; he also wrote the screenplay under the pseudonym Martin Quatermass.
“Still holds up as a creepy and atmospheric gem…” – Cinema Crazed
“Prince of Darkness is a real tour de force, and a welcome return.” – Chicago Tribune
“Gory, grim and good.” – KFOR Channel 4 News
Divided by love. United by war. Torn apart by injustice.
Private Peaceful is the story of the unbreakable bond between two brothers from their childhood in rural Devon to the battle fields of the First World War, based on the bestselling novel by War Horse writer Michael Morgpurgo.
When young Tommo Peaceful volunteers to fight, his protective older brother Charlie follows him to Flanders. But it is here that both experience the brutal nature of war, far removed from family life and their rivalry for the love of Molly Monks.
Featuring an all-star British cast including the late, incomparable Richard Griffiths (Harry Potter, The History Boys) in his last film, Frances de la Tour (Alice in Wonderland, Hugo), John Lynch (Sliding Doors) and Maxine Peake (Silk), Private Peaceful is a searingly powerful and emotional tale of adolescence, heroism and fierce family loyalties which would never be broken.
“A beautiful film… few other cinematic efforts are so well constructed and shrewdly characterised – ****” – Evening Standard
“…it’s nicely done, sweet and moving” – Empire
“A delicate and warm portrayal of love for family, for friends, and for one’s country, without the usual façade of over-exuberant jingoism” – Cinevue
Nonstop Action On The High Seas!
In late 19th Century Hong Kong the British may rule the land, but the pirates rule the waters. Reluctantly, the Coast Guard is given money to fight these pirates, but the pirates themselves have many contacts (that is, bribed officials) in the government, and seek to thwart the Coast Guard’s efforts to eliminate them. One Coast Guard officer is Dragon Ma, who is determined that his beloved Coast Guard will not be made fools of.
Jackie Chan directs himself and fellow martial arts superstar Sammo Hung in this action film. As is usually the case, Chan performs all of his own stunts during the film.
“Considered by many to be Chan’s best picture, this action-comedy-adventure successfully mixes elements of Bruce Lee and Buster Keaton.” – Film4
“The chance to see Jackie and his team at the peak of their powers!” – Eye for Films
“Shot before Chan had broken every bone in his body twice, the spry Chan had such agility and quickness it’s truly frightening to watch.” – Filmcritic.com
This A Is For Action!
Jackie Chan’s sequel to the massively popular “Project A” picks up right where the last film left off. Dragon Ma is back, having rid the seas of the dreaded Pirate Lo. Back on land, he is assigned to the police force, where he is to clean up corruption and crime in a local suburb. Along the way, he is caught up in the fate of several Chinese patriots attempting to secure sympathy and support for their revolutionary cause. The Chinese Manchu government is after these revolutionaries, and anyone that stands in their way is in trouble, even if they are in the police force.
Slapstick martial arts film, often regarded as superior to the original Project A. Many of the acrobatic fight sequences in this installment are legendary, including a scene where Dragon runs down the wall of a collapsing building in the style of Buster Keaton.
“The movie marks Chan’s move into large scale Buster Keaton-esque like stunts that are a joy to watch.” – BBC Movies
“Project A, Part II brings Jackie Chan fans more of what they love about him. And I must say it again, the stunts and fight sequences are, as usual, simply amazing” – At-A-Glance Film Reviews
“It’s gloriously chaotic, frantic, and eventually spins into a wild run/fight, bringing all of the potential stunts that go along with it.” – DoBlu.com
One war against one man.
Wandering into a small town in Oregon, Vietnam veteran John Rambo is arrested for vagrancy by corrupt, abusive Sheriff Will Teasle. When Rambo can’t stand anymore abuse at the hands of Teasle and his deputies, he goes crazy, killing a deputy and escaping into the surrounding hills, massively armed with every weapon he needs. The local authorities bring in Rambo’s former commanding officer, colonel Samuel Trautman, and all Trautman does is tell the locals that they had better get a lot of body bags ready…
This is the Sylvester Stallone film that introduced the world to the Rambo character who would go on to headline a couple of sequels.
“The darker tone, somber subtext, and generally non-exploitative violence allow viewers to enjoy the film not only as an action/thriller but as something with a degree of intelligence and substance.” – ReelViews
“One of the all time most kick ass movie.” – SBS
“Stallone’s dogged tale of survival seems so fresh you’d swear it was made last week… except for the sad truth that they don’t make ’em like that anymore.” – Arizona Daily Star
God would have mercy, John Rambo won’t!
John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) leaves a Buddhist monastery when he finds that his former Green Beret leader has been captured by Russians and is being held in Afghanistan. At first he’s hesitant to return to his macho manner, but before he’s barely past the Afghanistan border he’s back to ballistics with a vengeance. He single-handedly annihilates scores of commies in his quest to free his friend and former commander.
At the time it was filmed (1988), it was said to be the costliest film to date ($63 million). The 1990 Guinness World Records deemed Rambo III the most violent film ever made, with 221 acts of violence, at least 70 explosions, and over 108 characters killed on-screen.
“The battle scenes in Rambo III are explosive… Always at ground zero in the chaos is Rambo – gloriously, inhumanly impervious to fear and danger – whose character is inhabited by Stallone with messianic intensity.” – Variety
“Real-life events have rendered this third Rambo adventure the most dated of the series. Still, though, it remains an exciting piece of hardcore action.” – FulvueDrive-in.com
“More of the same…but boy it’s cool!” – Moviehole
What most people call hell, he calls home.
A sequel to 1982’s First Blood, it is the second installment in the Rambo series, with Stallone reprising his role as Vietnam veteran John Rambo. A major box-office hit, and a film that forever established Rambo as a buzz-word for the super-human macho hero.
Former Green Beret John Rambo is serving time in a federal prison. When the US military hears of American soldiers missing in action from the Vietnam war possibly still being alive and held captive, Colonel Trautman is authorized to send Rambo in to rescue them. For Rambo, this is what he would do best. If only the pencil-pushers would stop getting in his way.
Most recognized and memorable installment in the series, one that inspired countless rip-offs, parodies, video games, and imitations. Entertainment Weekly ranked the movie number 23 on its list of The Best Rock-’em, Sock-’em Movies of the Past 25 Years.
“…precisely the sort of unapologetically brutal piece of work that’s sorely missing from contemporary multiplexes.” – Reel Film Reviews
“A hell of a lot of fun…” – Moviehole
“The one man demolition squad blasts away again!” – Video-Reviewmaster.com
Take What’s Yours
After a car accident left her unable to have children, Shannon and her husband Steven adopt a Haitian girl, Nina, through an adoption organisation based in Puerto Rico. Having paid $60,000 to Gabrielle, the leader of the adoption agency, the new family travel to a local hotel whilst they wait for Nina’s American passport to arrive. However, two days after the adoption, the couple wake to discover their daughter has disappeared and the couple will stop at nothing to uncover the truth behind her disappearance, and the dangerous secret behind the agency they trusted. In order to expose the truth, save their daughter and return to the US safely, they must risk their own lives and outmanoeuvre the violent criminal and child trafficker Benjamin. Soon they will discover just what it takes to be a parent and realise how far they will go to get their child back.
“Lots of great suspenseful moments.” – Cinema Deviant
“Quite enjoyable, with good use made of several nice locations like Puerto Rico.” – Blu-ray.com
“Suspenseful and FULL of heart” – IMdB
Moscow’s toughest detective. Chicago’s craziest cop. There’s only one thing worse than making them mad. Making them partners.
Captain Ivan Danko of the Moscow Police sets a trap for Viktor Rostavili, a Georgian drug kingpin and crime lord. The ambush severely backfires; Viktor flees the Soviet Union and comes to the USA, after gunning down several other Moscow cops, including Danko’s partner.
Loudmouthed Chicago Police Department Detective-Sergeant Art Ridzik, investigates several local murders committed by Viktor’s cartel. When Viktor is arrested in Chicago, Danko is dispatched to escort him back to Moscow to face justice in the Soviet Union. Unexpectedly, Danko and Ridzik find themselves partnered together when Viktor escapes custody, gunning down Ridzik’s partner in the process. Danko and Ridzik pursue Viktor and his henchmen around Chicago…
“‘Red Heat’ is not the first movie about a couple of very different cops, and it will not be the last, but as the formula goes this is a superior example.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“Hill’s muscular, energetic direction makes what might have been just another buddy-cop thriller into an electrifying piece of escapism.” – Fantastica Daily
“If you still pine for the 80s where East vs West dominated action films, then this is an essential part of your education.” – BBC.com
During the reign of the first emperor of China, an ingenious torturer concocted an elixir that paralyzed its victim’s limbs, while increasing the sensitivity of their nerve endings tenfold. Kept in a jade skull, the elixir could provoke sensations in infinite variations—everything from erotic caresses to appalling lacerations. Haunted by the desire to experience the extreme sensations caused by the elixir, the executioner kills himself with his own poison, intensifying his death experience. His pursuers never found the skull, which had been concealed within a large imperial seal. But the curse of the jade skull, responsible for its creator’s death, will endure within the seal, bringing misfortune to all of those who possess it. Until today…
A box containing a white jade seal falls into the hands of Catherine, a mistress who takes the valuable artifact to Hong Kong in the hopes of selling it. In Hong Kong, Carrie, a wealthy patron of the arts, mounts a production of The Jade Emperor – the tale of the first Emperor’s executioner. Carrie is single-mindedly obsessed with finding this ancient poison. When it becomes apparent that the white jade seal contains a vial of the elixir, Catherine finds herself caught in Carrie’s sadistic web, where bliss and pain are blurred into a twisted, forbidden ecstasy.
“A memorable and thoroughly twisted piece of work.” – Reel Film Reviews
“Great cinematography and luscious visual aesthetics.” – Fliskfeast.com
“It is absolutely gorgeous to the point where every frame could be considered a piece of art.” – The Horror Section
“The kill sequences are some of the most unique, sexualized and sadistic ever put on screen… Red Nights is an intriguing journey into the exotic Far East not yet seen.” – Toronto Film Scene
Inspired by the best-selling non-fiction book by Dr. Mary Pipher, Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, follows two teenage girls and their struggles to cope with dating abuse, sexual pressures, fractured family dynamics and peer harassment.
Sisters Marie and Le Ann have always leaned on one another through life’s challenges, but discover they need each other more than ever as they navigate the complexities of understanding and raising their teen daughters. Marie’s 17-year-old Elizabeth has the picture-perfect life, with a seemingly equally wonderful boyfriend. Meanwhile, Le Ann is raising 16-year-old Kelli as a single parent and finds it difficult to relate to the pressures her daughter is facing with boys, friends and school. When Kelli starts to suspect Elizabeth may be abused by her boyfriend, no one will believe her. But when Elizabeth lands in the hospital, Kelli’s surprising insights help Marie give Elizabeth the courage to leave her violent relationship.
The film received 4 star reviews from the New York Post and was the second highest rated Lifetime film of the year in the 18-49 demographic when it aired on in the United States. The movie was the most tweeted subject on Twitter in the United States next day, which shows how much of an impact it had on younger people.
“It’s… necessary film to watch.” – www.entertaimentrealm.com
“The film touches issues like abusive relationship, single parenting and much more and deals with them nicely. And that is what makes it a must watch!” – www.theamericandishtv.com
True Crime. True Love. True Story.
Based on a true story, Rob the Mob chronicles the lives of a real-life Bonnie and Clyde, Tommy (Michael Pitt, Seven Psychopaths) and Rosie (Nina Arianda, Florence Foster Jenkins), whose daring and bold heists of Mafia social clubs in New York humiliate some of the city’s most powerful mobsters.
New York City, 1991. Small-time crooks Tommy (Pitt) and Rosie (Arianda) have two things in common: a crazy-passionate love for one another and-after they’re caught robbing a florist on Valentine’s Day – prison records. Trying to go straight, Rosie lands a job at a debt-collection agency and persuades Tommy to join her. But soon Tommy is skipping his shifts to do something much more interesting -attend the landmark trial of Mafia hit man Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, whose graphic testimony could finally bring down flamboyant Gambino-family boss John Gotti.
The couple from Queens stumble upon a score bigger than they ever imagine. Now the FBI, family members, and rival mobsters are on the hunt for the most notorious lovers since Romeo and Juliet.
“Raymond De Felitta’s terrifically entertaining film benefits from a smart screenplay and superb performances.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“The always distinctive Raymond De Felitta (“City Island”) offers a hilarious mob comedy…” – New York Post
“It’s a story so outlandish that it needs to be served by a combination of drama and comedy, and “Rob the Mob” finds that balance quite well.” – Seattle Times
A Film of Seven Mortal Sins
Seven stories ‘from the neighborhood’ are intertwined with the same leitmotif of Seven Mortal Sins, in a humorous way dealing with everyday lives of the people of New Belgrade (Novi Beograd) who are obsessed with their weaknesses and driven by passions. Nothing human is strange to them and they don’t hesitate to go beyond morality since they have a concept of their own ethics.
Yet the story of Seven Mortal Sins doesn’t tend to moralize – it discovers that there is and should be a moment of catharsis and redemption although the characters make mistakes. Their lives, in Christian terms, aren’t sinful, and their weaknesses are caused by the context we live in.
Pride, Greed, Lust, Gluttony, Anger, Sloth and Envy – those are Biblical sins but they became almost absurd in a context of much worse problems of modern civilization.
Therefore, this story repeatedly calls out for laughter. To conquer the fear and problems, to be self-ironic to laugh at themselves – it’s the way of transcending one’s pain. The heroes get hurt by the fact that they need so little but at the same time so much to be happy.
A tense, kick-ass battling babe action-packed thriller with ‘Terminator’ star Michael Biehn, award-winning Hong Kong star Simon Yam and the new Eurasian action sensation Phoenix V. Written and produced by Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan.
In a war-torn Asian land, peace lies in the hands of the Bagwun, a revered religious leader. Accompanying him is a retinue of monks and attendants, including his personal bodyguard and sworn protector, Deva, a beautiful Eurasian girl with extraordinary physical prowess. Bagwun is wounded in an assassination attempt and needs to undergo a life-saving operation within twelve hours. However, his blood type is so rare that only a few donors can be found who can reach the capital in time to help. Rebel leader Lompoc obtains the same information, and has his agents kill off the donors one-by-one. Deva gets information about a possible 7th donor in a remote village in the North, and she decides to brave the dangerous journey alone into the guerrilla-held badlands. There, she finds the last possible donor whose blood can save Bagwun: a drunken, embittered former Special Forces operative named John Tremayne…
“Full of action, copious amounts of fighting, and some clever dialogue.” – Dan’s Movie Report
“The fight choreography was well-made, fast-flowing and attractive.” – Cool Awesome Movies
Sometimes good people do evil things.
When Hank, Jacob and Lou find $4.4 million inside a crashed plane in a nature preserve, they quickly come up with the plan to keep the money safe until the plane has been found by others and the dust has settled. But Jacob, Hank’s brother, and Lou, a friend, do not behave the way they decided to. Lou, constantly in financial debt, wants his share soon and Jacob wishes to renovate their parents’ farm. The trusty atmosphere between the unequal partners dissolves slowly, and intrigues are spun. Also, accidents start happening and when an FBI agent comes into town, looking for a crashed plane, Hank and his partners get into very deep water…
A Simple Plan was named one of the “Top Ten Films” of 1998 by the National Board of Review.
“One of the year’s best films for a lot of reasons, including its ability to involve the audience almost breathlessly in a story of mounting tragedy.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“Perfect capers gone horribly, inexorably awry have always kept audiences squirming. But just when we think we’ve seen it all, Raimi offers a few new wrinkles.” – Variety
“A very special and uncompromising piece of work. Wrap up warm.” – Empire Magazine
The story of two bands, one girl and a night they will never forget.
Heartfelt coming-of-age story about a wannabe rock band in Manchester who hatch a plan to hand-deliver their demo tape to their idols, The Stone Roses, at the band’s impending gig at Spike Island.
School is nearly over for summer (and forever) for five 16-year-old Lads from Manchester.
A nostalgic snapshot of Britain in the early 1990’s this is a fictional story set against a real event – UK bank The Stone Roses’ legenday gig of May 27th 1990 at Spike Island in Widnes.
Nothing will stop our boys from seeing their heroes on stage, this is the story of their journey and the 72 hours across which their friendships are tested and their future is shaped-together or apart.
“A lively and enjoyable trip, and a welcome lads’ subculture movie that isn’t about football.” – The Guardian
“The film looks amazing. Chris Coghill’s script is excellent – with some real belly laughs – and Nico Mirallegro and Elliott Tittensor, are brilliant. The soundtrack speaks for itself and sounds better than ever in a huge cinema. First class.” – The Sun
“Vibrant, attractive piece that deserves a wider outing than cult.” – Screen International
The most-watched movie of all time on Hulu.com!
In Los Angeles, the wealthy aspirant writer Donna and her best friend (also aspirant designer) Christi Ann are bored of relationships and decide to chase two escorts in a bar for one night stand. Meanwhile, the construction workers and best friends Stanny and Joe come from New York but do not find jobs in Los Angeles; without money, they decide to go to a fancy bar to drink and leave the place without paying the bill. Donna and Christi Ann meet Stanny and Joe and invite them home believing they are hustlers. After a night of sex, the women discover the misunderstanding and that the men are indeed unemployed workers. They offer them to stay in a tent near the swimming-pool with beer and food while they search for jobs; in return, they would be their “boy-toys” during the nights in a strictly sexual relationship. Along the following weeks, the couples become closer and change their feelings and behaviors with the development and growing of their relationships.
“Among the most entertaining relationship based movies in a long time” – Film Critics United
“Surprisingly charming comedy – it contains a true and emotional heart as a complex relationship movie – among friends, and among lovers” – Moviepie.com
Parties, sex, dancing, drinking and sleeping it off on the beach: a typical young people’s holiday. In Suntan, the doctor on a tourist Greek island falls for 19-year-old Anna. He tries to connect with her and her friends. But how wild are you at the age of 40?
Kostis is a 40-year-old doctor that finds himself in the small island of Antiparos, in order to take over the local clinic. His whole life and routine will turn upside down when he meets an international group of young and beautiful tourists and he falls in love with Anna, a 19-year-old goddess.
“Suntan” is a coming-of-middle-age film that explores growing up through a youth never lived.
“It’s an unflinching depiction of one man’s descent into an embarrassing vortex of desire, paired with a spectacular lack of self-awareness. Helmer Argyris Papadimitropoulos scores a bull’s-eye, in all senses, making “Suntan” a festival must-have” – Variety
“This is confident, unflinching filmmaking which manages to show us things we may not have seen – or wanted to see – before.” – Screen Daily
“Vital and impressive… “Suntan” is an absorbing, discomfiting drama from Greek director Argyris Papadimitropoulos. What starts as a keenly observed, almost Chekhovian account of a country doctor, turns into a dark, almost excruciatingly unblinking depiction of violent male obsession” – Sight and Sound
After getting turned down by a photography agency, Thom finds his landlord throwing all of his belongings out into the hallway. With no job prospects and no place to sleep, Thom must turn to his recurring last resort: driving his illegal taxicab around the streets of New York.
Fortunately for him, Claire Barrow isn’t having a good day, either. First she comes home to find her husband flirting with his new secretary, then discovers her estranged father has suffered a heart attack in California. In a frenzy, Claire runs out into the night and hails what she assumes to be a cab. What she gets instead … is Thom.
With her life in ruins, Claire decides on a whim to pay Thom to drive her out to California. With nothing in New York to call his own, Thom reluctantly agrees…
“Just like that little film from India that took home Oscar a couple of years ago, ‘Take Me Home’ is worthy of an Academy Award or two.” – Napa Valley Register
“Wonderful acting… and the fact that it’s very mature for rom-com, makes it both refreshing and entertaining.” – RWD 5 Minute Movie Guide
“Perfectly watchable!” Sound on Sight
The Haruno family is a five-piece clan living the simple life in Japan. Urban-dwelling uncle Ayano, a successful music producer, arrives to visit his family and confront his feelings for the ex-girlfriend who married another man after Ayano moved to the city. Eccentric grandfather Akira seems to reside in a wondrous universe of his own making, while imaginative mother Yoshiko is attempting to re-establish herself as an anime artist and hypno-therapist father Nobou practices his trade on willing family members. Meanwhile, on the youthful side of the clan, son Hajime attempts to get his hormones in check following the arrival of a pretty new classmate, while haunted daughter Sachiko stealthily attempts to avoid her massive doppelganger – a mysterious figure who seems to be tracing the girl’s every move.
“The most charming comedy in town, with some lovely fantastical flourishes.” – Chicago Tribune
“Pure pleasure!” – FilmCritic.com
“Weird but cool, as one character says – yet the movie is also remarkably touching.” – Chicago Reader
Live-action, feature film adaptation of the cult comic book and the popular animated television show. After prolonged exposure to radiation, four teenage turtles – Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, and Donatello – have mutated into ninjas and have begun living in the sewers of a large city. Under the guidance of a ninja master Splinter the Rat and television reporter April, the Turtles embark on a mission to run crime out of the city and battle the warlord Shredder. The Turtles have been designed by Jim Henson Productions and effortlessly fit into the live-action surroundings.
“A well-rounded, unpretentious, very funny, knockabout adventure – subtly blended so that it’s fun for all the family.” – Empire Magazine
“Cowabunga! A hip and happening time for fans of all ages!” – Moviehole
“The results are high-spirited martial arts and comedy.” – Chicago Reader
Cowabunga, it’s the new turtle movie.
The crime-fighting Turtles – Michaelangelo, Donatello, Raphael and Leonardo – return in this sequel to the popular superheroes’ first film. The story concerns arch-enemy Shredder, who kidnaps nutty professor Jordan Perry David Warner, the man who invented the infamous ooze, in order to use the ooze to destroy the Turtles. Shredder enlists his hapless German shepherd puppy named Rahzar and a baby snapping turtle named Toko and dips them in the ooze to turn them into horrible and imposing ninja warriors. But on the Turtles’ side is proficient kick-boxing pizza boy Keno, who uses his moves to help the Turtles stop Shredder and his monster warriors.
“This is one of those rare sequels that actually lives up quite nicely to the original.” – 7M Pictures
“Even more fun than the original!” – Moviehole
“The first Ninja Turtles movie was great, terrific and cowabunga! When I heard they were going to make a new movie, I knew it couldn’t be as good as the first one. It isn’t. Yes, it is. It’s better.” – The Washington Post
It’s nothing personal.
Almost 10 years have passed since the first cyborg called The Terminator tried to kill Sarah Connor and her unborn son, John Connor. John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance, is now a healthy young boy. However another Terminator is sent back through time called the T-1000, which is more advanced and more powerful than its predecessor. The Mission: to kill John Connor when he’s still a child. However, Sarah and John do not have to face this threat of a Terminator alone. Another Terminator is also sent back through time. The mission: to protect John and Sarah Connor at all costs. The battle for tomorrow has begun…
The film’s production costs was $102 million, which, at the time, was the highest ever. It was the highest grossing film of 1991, beating Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and is TriStar Pictures’ highest grossing film to date.
“A great movie… A pop epiphany, marking that commercially creative point where the power of Hollywood meets the purity of myth.” – The Globe and Mail
“Terminator 2 imagines things you wouldn’t even be likely to dream and gets these visions onto the screen with a seamlessness that’s mind-boggling.” – San Francisco Chronicle
“Set the standard for modern Hollywood’s F/X-driven mega-productions and cemented James Cameron’s dystopian vision as modern science-fiction’s saga par excellence.” – Slant Magazine
“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass…and I’m all out of bubblegum.”
A homeless drifter discovers a reason for the ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor: a conspiracy by non-human aliens who have infiltrated American society in the guise of wealthy yuppies. With the help of special sunglasses that reveal the aliens’ true faces and their subliminal messages (“marry and reproduce,” “submit to authority”), our hero tries to stop the invasion.
This satire of Reaganomics and the “greed is good” era also has one of the funniest (and longest) fight scenes in American cinema.
“A fantastically subversive film, a nifty little confection pitting us vs them, the haves vs the have-nots.” – Variety
“Carpenter’s ability to fuse the bawdy humor and action with an intelligent script make for a genre film that is both thoughtful and entertaining” – Cinematic Reflections
“John Carpenter’s They Live has cult favorite written all over it, and part of the reason is the way it regenerates the cheap, juicy, surprisingly potent sci-fi of the 1950s.” – Boston Globe
In the struggle of daily existence, the thirst for love may be greater than that for life itself.
A couple and their teenage son eke out a living on a hilltop, doing the laundry for local hotels, despite the intermittent water supply. Their simple life is overturned by the arrival of a father-and-daughter team of diviner and well-digger, who promise to bring an end to this precarious existence by finding a source on their arid hill. But ultimately, these newcomers quench a thirst that is much stronger than that for mere water.
“Rarely does a debut feature come along with the visual and narrative confidence of “Thirst” a beautifully crafted, subtly told story of two very different teens hesitantly coming together in Bulgaria’s rural southwest. Directed with arresting yet subtle flair by Svetla Tsotsorkova, whose affinity for minimal dialogue elides with her careful attention to how people observe each other, the film combines chamber-piece elements with sensitivity to landscape, light and shadow.” – Variety
“A remarkably confident feature debut” – Screen Daily
“No doubt actress Svetla Tsotsorkova has a made a strong directorial debut here” – PopOptiq
Biopic of ‘the father of Brazilian soul music’ Tim Maia from his humble beginnings in the Tijuca neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro, until his untimely death in 1998 aged just 55. The film follows his career as a performer as he travelled to New York and found success despite having no money and without speaking a word of English. Iconoclastic, ironic, outspoken, polemical, and confrontational, Maia was a gifted singer with a remarkable musical career.
“More flatten! More shrill! More echo! More return! More everything!!!” Tim Maia’s cry can still be heard in every party, of any generation and social stratus, where his songs are synonym of joy and romance. Transgressor, lovely and scornful, Tim is one of the most respectable and loved artists of Brazilian music. Since his teenage years, when he arrived in New York without speaking a word of English, Tim Maia always did what he wanted to, with whom and whenever he wanted and paid a high price for his freedom. But, after his life, Brazilian music would never be the same again.
“Borrowing from the shape of the musical blockbuster biopics which usually Hollywood loves so much (childhood, rise to fame, big party years followed by a very dark period), Tim Maia offers, of course, a first-rate soundtrack, and a polished aesthetics.” – Metro Montreal
Fernando loves his dead wife. Too much.
After the loss of his wife Ana, Fernando becomes a quiet and introspective man, who raises his son Daniel by himself. Every night, while the boy sleeps, he recalls his love by organising her personal belongings. His life is turned around when he discovers a handful of sex tapes in his deceased wife’s homemade VHS collection. Obsessed with the idea of tracking the unnamed lover, Fernando leaves everything behind – including his son – to insert himself into the life of Salvador, an ex-con and the man from the videotapes.
An exhibition of remarkable cinematic control, To My Beloved is a film rife with psychological tension and subtlety.
“Strong, beautiful and full of symbolisms” – Cinema em Cena
“A thriller that will surprise many!” – Carta Capital
“Triumphantly suspenseful!” – Cine Pop
Uroš is a distinguished and awarded writer, former professor. His wife, Marija, is an architect working in a successful bureau. They have a son, Nikola, who goes to elementary school. For some time, Uros has been in a creative crisis which reflected on his productivity and engagement. Marija is dissatisfied and stuck in an affair with her boss, elegant businessman, Marko. As much as Uroš has managed to build up closeness with his son, he has lost it with his wife. Their relationship is nearing the inevitable end and breaks one night, while Nikola is at Marija’s parents home, when Uroš finds a proof of her adultery.
Mladen Maticevic was born in 1965 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. He is a director and writer, known for “One on One” (2002), “Together” (2011) and “How to Become a Hero” (2007), only Serbian film ever selected for the main competition program of the world biggest documentary festival, IDFA in Amsterdam.
“More than refreshing! This should be our candidate for an Oscar or a similar prestigious award. Guidance on how to make a good movie, without burning tones of money. Enlightement!” – Djordje Mijuskovic, Filmovanje.com
“Step forward from what Serbian cinematography has to offer to scarce, constantly shrinking in number, elusive target group called ‘disappointed Belgrade intellectuals'” – Vladislav Panov, Pecat
They stole his mind, now he wants it back.
In Paul Verhoeven’s wild sci-fi action movie Total Recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a 21st-century construction worker who discovers that his entire memory of the past derives from a memory chip implanted in his brain. Schwarzenegger learns that he’s actually a secret agent who had become a threat to the government, so those in power planted the chip and invented a domestic lifestyle for him. Once he has realized his true identity, he travels to Mars to piece together the rest of his identity, as well as to find the man responsible for his implanted memory.
Verhoeven has created a fast, furious action film with Total Recall, filled with impressive stunts and (literally) eye-popping visuals.
“One of the most complex and visually interesting science fiction movies in a long time.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“A wickedly violent, action-packed old school piece of warped, twist-filled sci-fi and Schwarzenegger cheese. You’ll wish you had three hands to hold this one.” – IGN DVD
“It’s a blockbuster from another era, when a big idea, rather than a pair of 3D goggles, gave the film its extra dimension.” – Observer
Life is more than the sum of its parts.
One week before her scheduled sex-change operation, Bree receives a call from a 17-year-old identifying himself as her son from a college liaison. Bree’s psychiatrist won’t approve the surgery until Bree deals with this relationship, so Bree flies to New York City, bails the youth out of juvenile detention, and offers him a ride back to Los Angeles without disclosing that she is his father. Both her plans and his go awry, and as secrets will out, what might become a friendship (or more) founders. The lad’s step-father, a sex-change support group, a peyote eater, a Navajo wrangler, and Bree’s family all play their parts in this exploration of family, gender, and expectations.
Funny, intelligent, emotional and beautifully crafted, Transamerica redefines the parent/child bonding movie genre. A true crowd-pleaser, it keeps you belly laughing throughout, while leaving you touched and moved by its magnetic charm.
“A well-tuned vehicle.” – Film Journal International
“By turns hysterically funny and heartbreaking, a film of tremendous warmth, charm and perception anchored to a central performance of unique power.” – Mountain Xpress
“One of those rare films that leaves you wanting more.” – About.com
Three best friends go on a trip to the seaside, just like they did in high school, but they are not kids anymore. Gregor is a soldier who is being sent on a mission to Afghanistan. Živa is going to study abroad. Andrej is their gay friend who hates everything, himself included. When they arrive, they get drunk. One by one, secrets are revealed. Their friendship is put to the test…
“Gazvoda’s emotionally honest script captures the alienation and uncertainty of a generation that lacks purpose and ideals… Shot on some spectacularly scenic locations, the tightly scripted, impressively lensed tale marks helmer-writer Nejc Gazvoda as a talent to watch.” – Variety
“An impressively made dramatic road trip, rich in its story of summer friendships destined to be tested and torn, writer/director Nejc Gazvoda’s feature debut is driven by three strong central performances and a smart use of location filming” – Screen International
“Slovenian director Nejc Gazvoda occupies a well-deserved spot on Variety 10 directors to watch list.” – Nisimazine.eu
A woman struggles to win back the son she lost when she divorced her husband in a gritty drama that marks the directorial debut of actor Chris Eigeman.
Kailey is a woman who makes her living playing high-stakes poker and hustling pool, a trade she learned from her longtime friend Quinn. Kailey’s rough-and-tumble life drove a wedge between her and her husband, David, and when they split up he won custody of their son, Gulley. However, while David was seemingly the sober and respectable one in their relationship, in truth he’s a heavy drinker whose life is controlled by his wealthy, bullying mother, Abigail. Gulley is unhappy living with David, and unbeknown to his father the boy has been corresponding with Kailey as they plan to start a new life together in Canada. However, Kailey is unable to get legitimate papers for herself and her son, so she heads to New York City to raise the 50,000 dollars she’ll need to get passports on the black market…
“Famke Janssen is amazingly vivid… I’d be prepared to lose a lot of money just to watch her clear the table.” — David Edelstein, New York Magazine
“Atmospheric pic positively vibrates with authenticity (with) Janssen’s intense, febrile perf…” – Ronnie Scheib, Variety
“Thoroughly engrossing noir drama full of strong performances and sharp dialogue.” – Rafer Guzman, Newsday
Twice the action!
International action star Jackie Chan stars opposite knockabout comedy sensation Jackie Chan in this story about identical twins separated in childhoods, who are unexpectedly reunited years later. While on the run from a Hong Kong hospital, an escaped convict takes an infant hostage, leaving the baby’s identical twin brother behind. While the criminal is soon back behind bars, the police can’t find the baby, who was hidden in the woods. The child is found by a well-meaning but hard-drinking woman who raises him on her own, while his brother moves to the United States with his parents. Years later, the brother raised in America, John, is a world-renowned classical musician, while the other, Boomer, is a rough-and-tumble auto mechanic who likes to race cars and start fights. When Boomer’s best friend hatches a dubious scheme to win the freedom of a nightclub singer in dutch with gangsters, he finds himself involved and in danger, just in time for John to arrive in Hong Kong for a concert appearance. The two brothers soon meet by accident, and suddenly find themselves mistaken for each other…
Two of Hong Kong’s leading directors, Ringo Lam and Tsui Hark, teamed for this action comedy, which was a major hit in Hong Kong.
“Amusing all the way and not something Chan fans should skip.” – Mick La Salle, San Francisco Chrinicle
“High-spirited entertainment!” – Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times
“Climactic fight scene is a Chan classic.” – Rob Thomas, Capital Times
Based on the inspirational true events of a high school football team no one expected to succeed.
In small town America, high-school football is everything. For the players, it provides notoriety and a possible ticket to a bigger world. For the community, it’s a source of pride. Filmed in Canton, Ohio, UNDERDOGS focuses on the Knights, a lousy team who’ve become an easy target for jokes. Just when they begin to give up hope, a new coach arrives, helping the lovable losers see their true potential. At the same time, quarterback Bobby Burkett falls in love with a cheerleader from a rival powerhouse, the Vikings. This enrages Vikings’ star, John Handon, a bratty rich kid who has his eye on the same girl. Meanwhile, Bobby’s father is waging his own war with Handon’s dad, whose crooked corporation is suing him over an invention he patented. UNDERDOGS ventures deeper than most films in the sports genre. Using football as a backdrop, director Doug Dearth has crafted a heartwarming and rabble-rousing crowd pleaser, that’s sure to have both young and old on their feet by it’s exhilarating ending.
“A well made film, the cast is solid, and director Doug Dearth knows how to hit all the right emotional buttons.” – The Cleveland Movie Blog
“Nothing wrong with an old fashioned, PG, sense of satisfaction at the movies!” – KEZ 99.9FM (Phoenix)
“A heartwarming crowd-pleaser!” – Examiner.com
The Team That Defined An Era, And the Disaster That Tore Them Apart.
United is based on the true story of Manchester United’s legendary “Busby Babes”, the youngest side ever to win the Football League; the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of their number; and the extraordinary spirit of a city that rebuilt the team in the wake of the disaster.
“Once in a while, though, a real contender comes along which manages to leave the clichés behind and capture the essence of a sport – hard graft, beauty, tragedy and all. United, written by Chris Chibnall, is just such a film.” – Daily Telegraph
“It’s wonderfully evocative of a lost age of footballing innocence and fun, before the big money kicked in.” – Daily Mail
“A terrific and moving piece of work.” – Weekend
“…without question one of the best dramas of recent years. …this is likely to charm and move you in equal measure…Don’t miss this.” – The Observer
“It’s beautifully done – powerful, haunting and very human. And if you didn’t shed a tear, then you’re harder than I am.” – The Guardian
The ultimate weapons of the future have just declared war… on each other.
Luc Devreux and Andrew Scott are US soldiers who kill each other in Vietnam when Devreux interferes with Scott’s slaughter of a friendly village. Listed as MIA, they are actually flash-frozen and shipped to a top-secret facility where a team of scientists led by Colonel Perry turn the two, along with other select specimens, into super-soldiers known as “UniSols.” While helping foil a terrorist takeover of the giant McKinley Dam, Devreux starts having flashbacks to his former life, and makes a break from his colleagues. The increasingly human Devreux teams up with TV reporter Veronica Roberts, while they are chased across much of the Midwest by Scott, and also by Perry and the police, who capture them long enough for Scott to find them. After a chase, thinking that they killed Scott in a truck crash, Veronica takes Devreux home to his parents in Louisiana, only to have Scott catch up with them for a brutal confrontation.
“Of course, you have to be big on bloody slaughter, kickboxing, infrared gunning and impaired acting. But “Universal” executes its subtle-free mission with surprisingly watchable efficiency.” – Washington Post
“It may be little more than an expensive arcade game for overgrown kids, but it moves too fast for critical flak to stick.” – Film4
“Roland Emmerich’s best film, and Lundgren’s best acting job… a fun flick all in all.” – New Times
Life on Earth is in for a shock.
After losing their payload, the crew of a ramshackle, sinking, ocean-going salvage tug “Sea Star” take refuge in the eye of a typhoon in an attempt to make repairs. Whilst trying to find help the tug, captained by Robert Everton, they discover a Russian science vessel adrift in the eye. The crew believes their troubles are over, and that they are set for life, after the captain informs them of the value of salvaging this apparent ghost ship. However, the navigator Kit Foster and the chief engineer Steve Baker are not convinced that it will be that easy. Once power is restored to the ship, strange things start to happen and the crew mysteriously disappear one by one. It isn’t until the discovery of the last remaining Russian crew member, the chief science officer Nadia Vinogradiya, that the crew realize the enemy ranged against them isn’t the Russians but something far more malevolent.
“Amusing thrill-a-minute sci-fi horror thriller / monster movie that plugs right into fears of a Y2K crisis.” – Los Angeles Times
“A respectable thriller that packs a couple of genuine jolts and gallon upon gallon of gore into a suspenseful yarn.” – Kalamazoo Gazette
“Good sci fi horror flick. The scares are there and so is the action.” – Rotten Tomatoes
First-time feature filmmaker Jared Drake makes his directorial debut with this quirky black comedy set in the near future, and concerning a curious spike in cases of spontaneous human combustion.
The Jeffers Corporation is the largest business in the history of humankind, and they got that way thanks to their strict philosophy of happiness through mindless productivity. But when people begin literally exploding due to unhappiness, Jeffers Corporation Level Three Visioneer George Washington Winsterhammerman begins to fear that his time will come sooner rather than later. George lives a comfortable yet completely uneventful life, and when he starts having dreams in which he’s the first President of the United States, his doctor informs him that they could be signs of impending explosion. Later, as the dreams become more frequent and his co-workers continue to detonate, George is prompted to reevaluate his mundane existence.
“Insightful, intelligent, and melancholically funny… It’s a terrific start for a pair of new filmmakers.” – Eric D. Sneider, Cinematical.com
“Certainly a bright spot in an otherwise dreary cinematic year.” – The Film Fiend
Desperate circumstances force a man to make a terrible choice
It’s 1957, and Walker Payne is a good but troubled man who struggles to keep his appetite for whiskey and women under control for the sake of his two daughters after breaking up with his wife. Like most of the men in the small Illinois town he calls home, Payne provides for his daughters by working in a nearby coal mine, and when the mine suddenly closes, jobs become all but impossible to find. Payne’s money problems come to a head when his ex-wife, who has decided to leave town and attend nursing school, demands 5,000 dollars or otherwise she will take custody of their children and he’ll never see them again. Opportunity comes to Payne in the form of Syrus, a charming but unscrupulous man who offers Payne the chance to make some big money fast. Syrus runs an illegal dog-fighting circuit outside of town, and he’s certain Payne’s pooch Brute, a good-natured but massive animal, has the stuff to be a champion. Can Payne sacrifice his loyal canine friend to maintain the custody of his daughters?
“Sam Shepard is brilliant” – Spin and Stir
“The acting is superb; the writing is thoughtful… There is craftsmanship and skill at work on every level, but more importantly, courage.” – New York Times
The Colosseum… the battleground of Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris
Tang Lung arrives in Rome to help his cousins in the restaurant business. They are being pressured to sell their property to the syndicate, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. When Tang arrives he poses a new threat to the syndicate, and they are unable to defeat him. The syndicate boss hires the best Japanese and European martial artists to fight Tang, but he easily finishes them off. The American martial artist Colt is hired and has a showdown with Tang in Rome’s famous Colosseum.
“You have Bruce: mesmerising, fast, witty, and one of the rare examples of true screen magnetism.” – BBC.com
“Kicking an enemy into oblivion with his flying feet, grunting and screaming triumphantly, achieving suspenseful pauses between blows, the late Bruce Lee is a pleasure to watch” – New York Times
“Like all the Bruce Lee movies, Way of the Dragon is a true historical relic. And like all the Bruce Lee movies, it continues to influence generations of martial artists and filmmakers alike.” – Kung Fu Kingdom
Blood is thicker than Brooklyn.
Two teenage brothers, living in the Brooklyn docklands in 1975 with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother, are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring scheme to steal enough money for the two to escape, timed around the chaos of an upcoming Rolling Stones concert. The sensitive younger brother, Brian, ultimately has a choice – remain loyal to the brother with whom he shares a powerful love-hate bond, or use his hidden talent as an artist for his own ticket out of their dead-end existence.
“The close, cramped intimacy of this film is so real it stings… The performances are uniformly terrific, finding the specific details that create a universal truth.” – Rolling Stone
“Thoughtful coming-of-age story with bracing performances, solid writing and direction by John Gray, and inescapable take-home values that give you a feel-good lift.” – NY Observer
“Bottom Line: Entertaining twists and turns in a clever drama that will win big if it gets the chance.” – Hollywood Reporter
Undependable. Unpredictable. Unforgettable.
On the day his third wife leaves him and his literary agent arrives to pressure him to finish a novel seven years in the writing, Carnegie Mellon professor, Grady Tripp, also learns that his married mistress is pregnant. Seven years before, with his first novel, he was a wonder boy. So was his agent. Both now need something. Over the weekend, instead of making choices, he vacillates in a pot-induced haze. One of his students, James Leer, perhaps stirs paternal feelings in Grady and raises homo-erotic urges in the agent. Academic politics complicate things: Grady’s mistress is the college chancellor, her husband chairs Grady’s department, James has just shot the husband’s dog. What to do?
“The most accurate movie about campus life that I can remember.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“A handsomely mounted, graceful production that is well-played across the board.” – Los Angeles Times
“Michael Douglas gives the best perfromance of his career in this screwball comedy about a college professor who’s pushed into maturity by forces beyond his control; a well-acted coming-of-age saga for adults.” – Variety
A single night. A million possibilities. One connection.
American pop star, Adam, and minor British rock chick, Morello, are playing at the same music festival. The only other thing they have in common is their mastery of sarcastic wisecracks so when they meet backstage, the sparks inevitably fly.
As their childish spat escalates, a mischievous preacher, who happens to be passing by, handcuffs them together as punishment, before disappearing into the crown with the only key.
All attempts to break free a thwarted as the prospect of performing on stage in handcuffs together becomes a reality, never mind the prospect of having to sleep side by side later that night. Respective band mates and romantic partners are caught in the crossfire but can only look on as Adam and Morello begin to realise there is no escape.
“Delightful…triumphant…delivers the feel good quota in spades” – Screen International
“…breezy atmosphere…killer soundtrack…this hipster comedy should prove a crowd pleaser…” – Variety
“The climax is almost unbearably joyful. Feel-good movie of the year, thus far? Absolutely.” – ABC Radio Australia
It only takes one step to cross the point of no return
Zyga is a Polish teenager, yearning to establish himself in the adult world while his country breaks free from communism in the late 1980s. He finds his opportunity in the practice of ‘yuma’ – shoplifting from West German stores and redistributing the goods to the people of his village. The good times cannot last forever though: as Zyga’s Robin Hood complex starts to go to his head, some ex-military Soviet criminals show up, looking for their cut…
The story behind ‘Yuma’ is based on actual events that took place on Polish-German frontier of the 90’s.
“Rise and fall tale of Scarface proportions” – Junsui Films
“…A well-directed and gritty drama film” – ViewLondon.co.uk
“Yuma is trying to be the Slavic Scarface – and, for a good portion of the running time, it earns that title.” – List Film