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THERE ARE 4 NEW REVIEWS THIS WEEK:  CAPERNAUM, GLASS, ROMA, STAN & OLLIE.

BIRD BOX (1hr 57min) ** ½ A recent tense thriller A Quiet Place directed by John Krasinski drew rave reviews for a story which put characters in a situation where making any sound would be fatal since humanity has been besieged by indestructible reptilian monsters ... except they are blind. There is a similarity in Bird Box where supernatural entities throughout Russia and Eastern Europe and now America cause people who see them to die by suicide. "If you look, you will die." Mallory Hayes (Sandra Bullock) tells her two young children that they are going on a dangerous journey in a rowboat down a river which ends with rapids and at all times they must never remove their blindfolds. The journey is intercut with flashbacks of how they got there. 5 years earlier, news on television revealed a mysterious entity was causing panic and disruption in the cities. Pregnant Mallory managed to find temporary shelter in a large mansion with a group including  Greg (BD Wong), Douglas (John Malkovich), Tom (Trevante Rhodes), Cheryl (Jacki Weaver), Lucy (Rosa Salazar), Charlie (Lil Rel Howery) and Felix (Colson Baker). But we know eventually only Mallory and two kids will survive. Strangely it is not very scary, is somewhat predictable and the end is really silly. (Netflix)
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (2hrs 14min) *** The biopic of British rock group Queen earned unanimous praise for Rami Malek as lead singer Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara. Early in life living with his parents, Freddie was a luggage handler in Heathrow. He formed a close relationship with Mary Austin (Lucy Boynton) – they were engaged briefly - and they remained friends till his death. He was a fan of the group Smile: guitarist Brian May (Gwilym Lee), drummer Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy), bass player John Deacon (Joseph Mazzello), and became their lead singer, naming the group Queen. They sold their van to afford recording a successful album and Elton John's manager John Reid (Aiden Gillen) booked them on a US tour. In 1974 they attained international success with albums Sheer Heart Attack and A Night at the Opera featuring Bohemian Rhapsody. The band's popularity continued through the '90s but soured when Freddie's change of attitude caused a rift over years till their highly acclaimed reunion for 1985's Band Aid. The second half basically without music has long dull sequences and Freddie's homosexuality is played down. Good but not great ... though the music is. (Intl Village, Fifth Avenue, Metropolis)
NEW: CAPERNAUM (2hrs 3min) *** ½ This Lebanese drama with a budget of only $4 million has already won major awards at Cannes, Miami, Melbourne, Norway, San Diego, Sao Paulo, St Louis, Sarajevo and Stockholm for starters. Could the Oscars be next? It’s all the more remarkable as its woman director /writer Ladine Labaki cast it with mainly non-professional actors, drawing from their experiences for authenticity, ncluding lead actor 12 year old Zain Al Rafeea, a Syrian refugee living in Lebanon for eight years. In a Beirut court attracting intense media attention, unregistered at birth Zain, handcuffed in Lebanon’s notorious Roumieh prison for 5 years for stabbing someone, announces that he wants to sue his abusive parents, Souad (Kawthar Al Haddad) and pregnant again Selim (Fadi Kamel Youssef), “because I was born!”  The film flashes back to the poverty stricken family in the slums some years earlier. The parents’ scam is for their seven kids to crush into powder prescriptions of Tramadol dissolved in hot water in which clothes are washed, dried and taken into prison to Zain’s incarcerated older brother Mohannid to steep the opioids out and sell them to the inmates. Their sinister slum landlord Assaad (Nour el Husseini) has his eyes set on Zain’s pretty 11 year old favourite sister, Sahar (Cedra Izam), and to their parents would sell her for a few chickens! There is a violent tussle among the children to protect her from Souad taking her to Assaad. A troubled Zain flees to a rundown amusement park where he is noticed by a young Ethiopian cleaner Rahil (Yordanos Shiferaw), working in Lebanon without a residential working visa like many others. Rahil takes her year old son Yonas (Boluwatife Treasure Bankole) to work, hidden for fear of deportation in a shopping cart, and, now Zain, sharing their meagre food and confined space, babysits Yomas  Rahil can’t afford new forged ID papers and when she fails to return home, Zain acts as caring parent, companion and protector, especially when offered $500 for the baby by people-trafficker Aspro (Alaa Chouchniye). When Zain returns eventually to his family and their fire-trap home, it’s to heart-breaking news. Charismatic Zain gives an astonishing, mesmerizing performance and his eyes speak volumes, although some of these scenes run repetitively long. The film covers subjects ranging from black markets for human trafficking, child brides, the refugee crises, the lack of contraceptives, neglected children, conditions of virtual slavery to starvation poverty. When asked by the judge “What do you want from your parents?” Zain’s reply was “I want them to stop having children!” The final CU shot of Zain really sums up the entire story. (Fifth Avenue)  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrgWHfGEsbE    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s57u4IzYvE
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD (2 hrs 14min) ** ½ In the second installment of five in the Wizarding World franchise of the Fantastic Beasts prequel series following the Harry Potter series written by J K. Rawling, the complicated main plot involves an attempt by Ministry of Magic employee Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and leader of the Order of the Phoenix Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to stop powerful dark wizard Gillert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) from causing a reign of terror and chaos around the divided wizarding world Grindelwald is seeking a new Wizarding World Order, persuading followers to raise pure-blood wizards and witches to rule over non-magical beings. Grindelwald seeks as an ally the disturbed, dangerous Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller), host over an immensely powerful creature which emerges when he is upset. The problem is that this is over-populated with characters - both human and CGI – and although the effects are awesome and amazing, there are far too many and as a result the main story is buried. (Intl Village, Metropolis)
THE FAVOURITE (2 hrs 1min) **** Recommended. The historical comedy-drama film is based on fact with the story told by Churchill and the Duchess of Marlborough in their biographies, It's a female lesbian-centric love triangle in the early 18th century between Queen Anne and her two favourites, imperious Sarah Churchill Duchess of Marlborough and her ambitious cousin Abigail Hill (eventually Baroness Masham). Anne was plagued by ill health and obesity, causing depression throughout her life while often requiring a wheelchair. Strong willed Sarah had a very personal rapport with the Queen as her confidante, influencing and advising in every aspect of her royal duties. But then scheming new arrival Abigail discreetly observed how Sarah manipulated the affection-hungry queen and, while Sarah was away from court, Abigail consolidated her attachment to the Queen and eventually ended up in the royal bed! The film won the Grand Jury Prize in Venice, Colman won Best Actress, and at Gotham the Jury Ensemble Performance went to Colman, Weisz and Stone, and deservedly so. (Park Theatre)
NEW: GLASS (2hrs 9min) ** Fans of M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016) will doubtless be first in line for the latest in his official trilogy, Glass. Reprising their Unbreakable roles are Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson,  Spencer Treat Clark, Charlayne Woodard, while James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy reprise their Split characters.  From Shyamalan, "The worlds of Unbreakable and Split finally collide in Glass. What if these real life superheroes and super-villains are somehow locked up together? What could go wrong?"  McAvoy’s troubled character Kevin Wendall Crumb was formerly a Philadelphia Zoo employee with a horde of 23 different personalities and whose body chemistry changes with each personality. His 24th is a super-powered personality known as The Beast. Casey Cooke (Anya Taylor-Joy), the sole survivor of The Beast’s attack in “Split,” takes on a surprising nurturing role for conflicted Kevin. Superhuman security guard David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and his son Joseph (Spencer Treat Clark) – he regards dad as a real superhero – try to protect the public from criminals with superhuman powers. When Joseph reveals the location, David sets out to free a group of cheerleaders held captive in a warehouse by Kevin and he engages in a physical fight with Kevin’s 24th personality The Beast. Years earlier, when Kevin’s father was killed in a train crash, his mother mistreated the boy leading to the creation of multiple personalities to protect him.  The police break up the fight and David and Kevin are sent handcuffed to a Psychiatric Research Centre where mass murderer Elijah Price Mr. Glass (Jackson) is also incarcerated, formerly caught by David who has the ability by touching a person to see their crimes! The Institution’s smug head psychiatrist Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson) treats superhero patients convinced they are delusional, have mental illness and don’t have special powers. Elijah and Kevin are determined to unleash the Beast on the world to prove there are superheroes. Elijah escapes, once again pursued by David, and the target is the opening of the tallest building in NY. This time Dr. Staple, working in a secret Society preventing superheroes from exposing themselves, arrives with her heavily armed military police. This leads to the demise of main characters which I won’t reveal for obvious reasons. Unfortunately Glass is overly elongated and uneven. Possibly with judicial editing and pairing down considerably would have given it pace while removing unnecessary scenes and repeats. The disappointing climax meanders interminably and is utterly ridiculous. That leaves just one compliment and that is for Scotland’s James McAvoy and his diversified psycho personalities of both sex, requiring swift voice changes, different accents, facial expressions and posture. So cool!  (Scotiabank Theatre, Metropolis)   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95ghQs5AmNk
GREEN BOOK. (2hrs 10min) **** Recommended. The Negro Motorist Green Book was a segregation guide to services and places relatively friendly to African-Americans during the period when open discrimination against non-whites was widespread, particularly in the Deep South. In 1962, famed, multi-lingual, wealthy Jamaican black classical pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) hired a New York temporarily unemployed nightclub bouncer, Frank "Tony Lip" Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen), as his chauffeur and security on an eight week private concert tour down the unfriendly south. The contrasting personalities make for a hugely entertaining drive although with expected altercations imvolving rednecks and belligerent racist cops. "Doc" is dignified, refined, elegantly dressed and his pianos must be Steinways while Tony is completely the opposite, sloppy, continually smoking, eating and talking, sometimes simultaneously. Balancing high comedy and serious drama, the marvelous chemistry between the mismatched traveling companions resulted in it winning the People's Choice Award in Toronto. (Fifth Avenue)
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK. (1hr 57min) ** Based on civil rights pioneer James Baldwin 1974 novel which now gets Barry Jenkins' treatment (Oscar winner: Moonlight), It's the love story of a couple of youngsters in Harlem who live with racial anxieties. 19 year old Tish (KiKi Layne) and aspiring artist 22 year old Fonny (Stephan James), have been deeply in love since childhood and plan to get married. Before that happens, Fonny is jailed for rape by malicious white racist officer Bell (Ed Skrein) after being wrongly identified in a lineup by manipulated Puerto Rican Victoria (Emily Rios). Tish is pregnant, breaks the news to her delighted parents (Regina King, Colman Domingo) but gets a flood of abuse from his mother (Aunjanue Ellis) till her husband (Michael Beach strikes her down. The sombre film jumps back and forth with the emphasis on the two lovers and that, although earnest, is painfully slow and dull, humourless and ponderous but with solid performances. (Intl Village)
MARY POPPINS RETURNS (2hrs 10min) *** ½ It's been 54 years since Walt Disney's Mary Poppins starring Julie Andrews debuted, garnering 13 Oscar nominations and a superlative music score. Based again on the book series by P. L. Travers, the sequel takes place three decades after the first in the 1930s depression-era with the return of Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt), former nanny of now adult Jane (Emily Mortimer) and brother Michael Banks (Ben Wishaw), following the family's personal loss. Widowed Michael has three children, Annabel (Pixie Davies), John (Nathanael Saleh) and Georgie (Noel Dawson). Financially struggling, he is given a re-possession notice by Fidelity Fiduciary Bank's greedy new president William Wilkins jr (Colin First) and he needs to find missing certificates proving they own valuable shares in the bank, Enter Mary Poppins and, assisted by lamplighter friend Jack (Lin-Manual Miranda), the adventures start, including sequences combining live-action and hand-drawn animation which include Mary's eccentric east-European cousin Topsy (Meryl Streep) and the Balloon Lady (Angela Lansbury). The production numbers are spectacular and the performances by Blunt and Miranda are delightful. But overall and especially the score, it's not quite supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! (Scotiabank Theatre, Metropolis)
MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS (1hr 52min) *** On French husband Francis 11's death in 1560, teenager Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan) returned home to Scotland to reclaim the throne run by half-brother the Regent Earl of Moray (James McArdle). The country was torn apart by the minority Catholics and majority Protestants. and Catholic Mary was at odds with her Protestant cousin, England's Queen Elizabeth (Margor Robbie), daughter of HenryV111 who declared. Elizabeth illegitimate, being the daughter of Henry's wife Anne Boleyn who he had beheaded. A thorn in Mary's side was John Knox (David Tennant), Protestant's fanatical religious leader. Mary married her cousin (and Elizabeth's lover) Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (Jack Lowden), heir to the English throne as Elizabeth was unmarried and childless. But when Darnley arranged the murder of Mary's confidente Rizzio (Ismael Cruz Cordova), he was blown up while in his home. Pregnant Mary immediately married chief suspect the Earl of Bothwell (Martin Comston), and that divided the country. She fled to England and trouble. Performances are solid, the costumes and sets are exquisite and it is generally entertaining. (Intl Village)
ON THE BASIS OF SEX (2hrs) *** Born in New York to Russian-Jewish immigrants, earning her bachelor's degree at Cornell and top of her class, in 1956 Joan Ruth Bader (Felicity Jones) enrolled with 8 other women in the male dominated Harvard Law School where the dean, Erwin Griswold (Sam Waterston), criticized women for "taking a spot that could have gone to a man."She met and married brilliant Marty Ginsburg (Armie Hammer). When diagnosed with testicular cancer requiring operations and radiation therapy, Ruth kept up with their classes to earn their law degrees while being nurse and mother to a young daughter. When she was rejected for a clerkship by a Supreme Court Justice because of her gender, she taught law and gender at Rutger's Law School. She wanted to overturn a century of sex discrimination and in 1972 she became the first woman to be hired as Professor at Columbia University School of Law. Before the Supreme Court, she advocated on behalf of a widower denied Social Security after his wife, a teacher and primary family earner, died, and here Ruth went after a law that hampered men, and won! The interest in 85 year old Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg will draw interested audiences to share extraordinary accomplishments. (Fifth Avenue)
NEW: ROMA (2hrs 15min) ** This Roma unfortunately has nothing to do with Rome. What pretentious and insipid twaddle this is!  Definitely not designed for a mainstream audience, it’s the sort of movie staunch film critics, festival and art house patrons will rave about. Written, directed, shot and co-edited by Mexico’s Alfonso Cuaron, the bleak black and white semi-autobiographical screenplay is painfully slow, set in 1970-71 and centred on the life of a beloved live-in house keeper, expressionless Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), caring for a middle class family in the neighbourhood of Colonia Roma on the outskirts of Mexico City. Here’s the gist of the story featuring really bland personalities. The family consists of Sofia (Marina de Tavira) and forever absent husband Dr. Antonio (Fernando Grediaga) and their four boisterous young children, Pepe (Marco Graf), Sofi (Daniela Demesa), Tono (Diego Cortina Autrey) and Paco (Carlos Peralta), along with other household members, Sofia’s mother Teresa (Verónica García) and another maid Adela (Nancy Garcia). Reticent Cleo’s day-to-day functions include looking after the kids as well as cleaning and cooking, and, when free, Cleo and Adela spend time with their boyfriends Fermin (Jorge Antonio Guerrero) and Ramon (José Manuel Guerrero Mendoza). Fermin’s passion gets Cleo pregnant and he disappears fast when informed. With Antonio away “on business” again, Sofia takes Cleo, Teresa and the children to spend New Year at a friend’s hacienda although the town is in the midst of open hostility between landowners and workers and nearby woods are set on fire. Antonio is spotted in town while supposedly in Quebec and the kids learn of their father’s infidelity. Cleo meanwhile tracks Ferrin to an outdoor martial arts training course (the scene takes an eternity) and he threatens violence if she contacts him again. While Teresa takes Cleo shopping for a crib, student protestors were holding a rally and subsequently 120 were massacred by Army soldiers called Los Hallcones. In the store, Cleo is threatened by Fermin with a gun when her water breaks and she is rushed to hospital for the birth (long emotional scene). Sofia confesses to her children that Antonio and she have separated and she takes them to the Tuxpan beach while he is removing his belongings from the house. Cleo, who can’t swim, warns the kids not to go swimming because of the strong current but they are adamant and she is forced to wade in when they don’t answer her call. Shots and scenes linger for far too long, like the picking up of dog poop, although the photography and production are sumptuous. It has won numerous Best Foreign film awards worldwide. (Netflix)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BS27ngZtxg   
SHOPLIFTERS (2hes 1min) ** ½ In Japanese with subtitles. Japan won the Palm d'Or this year at the Cannes Film Festival with this modest gem about a Tokyo "family" which is forced into shoplifting in order to cope with poverty. When casual laborer Osamu Shibata (Lily Franky) breaks his ankle on a construction site, he misses work. Instead he and this family steal from the supermarkets and grocery stores. . Osamu's wife Nobuyo (Ando Sakura) works in a launderette, pilfering anything from pockets, while family friend Aki (Matsuoka Mayu) lives with them andi works behind a one-way mirror in a soft porn strip club. Then there's young Shota (Jyo Kairi), taught by Osamu how to steal.while refusing to send him to school. The new addition is 6 year old abandoned girl Yuri (Sasaki Miyu),who sgares their food and learns to shoplift. Frail grandma's (Kiki Kilin) pension and Nobuyo's modest salary keep the family afloat and happy but they're hiding secrets and lies. An unexpected event fractures the family bonds, causing it to unravell and drift apart, resulting in multiple endings. (Intl Village)
NEW: STAN & OLLIE (1hr 37min) *** Anyone living in the era will know that Stan and Ollie are Stanley Laurel and Oliver Hardy, best known and loved as bowler hatters Laurel and Hardy, most popular from the mid ‘20s to the mid ‘40s through their slapstick comedy seen in 23 feature length films.  You’ll also remember their catchphrase "Well, here's another nice mess you've got me into!” The British biographical comedy-drama is based on the final few years of the immortal comedy duo with Steve Coogan playing Laurel and John C. Reilly as Hardy. Director Jon S. Baird and writer Jeff Pope, working from A.J. Marriot’s book “Laurel & Hardy: The British Tours,” incorporated a few classic sight gags along with their own inventions, blended so the iconic duo’s performance can’t be separated from a close friendship, marred with occasional mistrust and resentment in their personal lives. The film opens in the Hal Roach Hollywood studios in 1937 with a six-minute tracking shot that introduces at the height of their fame Laurel and Hardy, constantly quipping backstage on their way to the set. Laurel had a contract dispute with Roach (Danny Huston), threatening to leave which Hardy couldn’t afford to do because of his personal expenses. Then it’s 1953, eight years since their last studio film and, supplanted by Abbot and Costello, they are in their decline. In England they were booked on a gruelling whirlwind tour into third rate hotels and smaller theatres with dwindling audiences by their slimy promoter/producer Bernard Delfont (Rufus Jones), his priority being new Brit comedian Norman Wisdom.  Meanwhile Laurel is attempting to rewrite a Robin Hood parody. When Delfont arranged publicity stunts for newsreel cameras, business picked up considerably and they were booked into London’s prestigious Savoy Hotel while performing for sold out crowds at the Victoria Palace Theatre when their wives arrived from the US – brazen Russian-born Ida Laurel (Nina Arianda) and mousey Lucille Hardy (Shirley Henderson). They provide a contrasting comedy duo of their own!  With Ollie having put on even more weight, there are problems with pratfalls and dancing, and it comes to a head as Hardy’s health takes a turn for the worse. Coogan and Reilly create convincing impressions of one of the most famous comic teams of the last century. Not for millenniums, this delightful, small film will make seniors smile most of the way through and doubtless will bring back happy memories of this legendary immortal funny pair. (Intl Village)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYHhVXMYmfw
A STAR IS BORN (2hrs 15min) *** First made in 1937 with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, remade in 1954 with Judy Garland and James Mason, then in 1976 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. Here is A Star is Re-Born, a heavy on original music version of the tragic story of a popular country-rock star who meets a young unknown singer/songwriter, propels her into stardom while falling in love with her. Jackson Maine (Bradley Copper) is a hugely successful superstar who gets personal support from older brother/manager Bobby (Sam Elliott), aware of Jackson's battle with drink, hidden from the public. When Jackson hears waitress Ally (Lady Gaga) singing her own songs, he invites her on stage with him and that's the start of a romance that leads to marriage. A smarmy English producer/manager (Rafi Gavron) persuades her to change her image and to go solo and she out-does Jackson. The underwhelming melodrama is tired, overly long with 20 songs. Enjoyable but not great! (Intl Village)
THE UPSIDE (2hrs) ** ½ This is the US remake of the fantastically successful 2011 French comedy/drama The Intouchables which grossed $444.8 million worldwide from a $10.8 million budget! So was this re-make really necessary? It is based on the true story of French billionaire quadriplegic author Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and his unlikely friendship with French-Algerian caregiver Abdel Sellou. Here in New York, following a paragliding accident, Phillip Lacasse (Brian Cranston) is left a quadriplegic grief-stricken widower living in a wheelchair. When hiring a new caretaker, he surprisingly chooses, in spite of the disapproval of longtime personal assistant Yvonne (Nicole Kidman), and shocks uneducated, wise-cracking, deadbeat ex con Dell Scott (Kevin Hart), anxious to re-assume responsibilities with son Anthony (Jahi Di'Allo Winston) and estranged wife Lattice (Aja Naomi), In the ensuing years, loudmouth Dell is introduced to opera, oil painting and to insert a catheter in Phillip’s penis whereas Phillip takes a liking to fast food, fast cars, personal relationships and above all smoking marijuana. This odd couple pairing has been done in better movies like Green Book. (Intl Village)
VICE (2hrs 12min) **** Recommended. This is the entertaining quasi-biopic of former Vice President Dick Chaney. Irresponsible Chaney (Christian Bale) flunked at Yale and was arrested for drunk driving. His ambitious wife Lynne (Amy Adams) gave him an ultimatum, "Either you have the courage to become someone or I'm gone." Under the Nixon administration he joined the staff of Donald Rumsfeld (Steve Carell), before holding several positions under Gerald Ford (Bill Camp), while political Lynne chaired the National Endowment for the Humanities. He befriended weak playboy George W. Bush (Sam Rockwell), son of President George H W Bush (John Hillner), and was nominated as Secretary of Defence. When Bush lost the election to Clinton, Chaney retired and became CEO of energy giant Halliburton. With George Bush's election victory, Chaney accepted the Vice Presidency, persuading the malleable president he should take over several key functions like foreign policy to alleviate his heavy burden, like the excuse to attack oil rich Iraq. Chaney is the villain in his successful ambition to become the most powerful Vice President in US history. Best Film of the Year?  (Intl Village, Fifth Avenue, Metropolis)
                                                   
                                                              NEW DVDs


NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday January 15
BIGGER. Tyler Hoechlin, Aneurin Barnard, Julianne Hough, Tom Arnold, Steve Guttenberg, Robert Forster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBdLrdX-Ov4
GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN. Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Ken Jeong, Jack Black
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7n3cM5k7xc
HALLOWEEN  Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, Nick Castle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ggRsbFQ8B0
MADELINE'S MADELINE  Helena Howard, Miranda July, Molly Parker, Julee Carda, Sunita Mani, Curtiss Cook
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0Pjjmc08-Q
THE OLD MAN & THE GUN  Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter, Tom Waits, Sissy Spacek
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7rlUe-Thvk

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday January 22
ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH. Documentary. Humanity's massive reengineering of the planet
https://www.edwardburtynsky.com/projects/films/anthropocene-the-human-epoch/
FIRST MAN  Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Abbott
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVowQ4LgwLk
HERE AND NOW. Sarah Jessica Parker, Simon Baker, Common, Taylor Kinney, Jacqueline Bisset, Renée Zellweger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIChXztH7AY
JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN  Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, Olga Kurylenko, Emma Thompson, Jake Lacy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__c_SVavGF4
THE WIFE. Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, Elizabeth McGovern.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GzlRB6Rb8s

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday January 29
BOY ERASED  Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton, Xavier Dolan, Troye Sivan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEpU7EF0oVY
HUNTER KILLER  Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common, Linda Cardellini, Toby Stephens, Ryan McPartlin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEm1M1UEjCA 
INDIVISIBLE. Sarah Drew, Justin Bruening, Madeline Carroll, Michael O'Neill, Jason George, Amanda Bradley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtD96nYOE3Q
THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YG8j5mtDoo
SLICE. Zazie Beetz, Chance Bennett, Rae Gray, Marilyn Dodds Frank, Katherine Cunningham, Will Brill,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UifT5a_xF_s

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday February 5
DR. SEUSS' THE GRINCH. Animation. Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones,  Angela Lansbury, Pharrell William
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xhtW-VnsG0
THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB  Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Merchant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEINTQ2AP9k
MID90s  Director: Jonah Hill.  Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, Katherine Waterston, Olan Prenatt, Na-kel Smith,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9Rx6-GaSIE
A PRIVATE WAR  Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hollander, Jeremie Laheute, Fady Elsayed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTf0Lc5YAcc
THE SISTERS BROTHERS  John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rutger Hauer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaCGqfn_qzs
SUPIRIA Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Sylvie Testud, Jessica Harper, Chloe Grace Moretz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uGIEY7tdg8
WIDOWS Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYUFlgR4YwQ

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday February 12
AT ETERNITY'S GATE  Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Mads Mikkelsen, Mathieu Amalric, Oscar Isaac
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T77PDm3e1iE
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Tom Hollander
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEnIfGQ_UuQ
NOBODY'S FOOL  Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Mehcad Brooks, Amber Riley, Whoopi Goldberg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94ZsyBYsf1s
SHOPLIFTERS. In Japanese w subtitles. Lily Franky, Ando Sakuro, Matsuoka Mayu, Kiki Kirin, Sosuke Ikematsu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuaoRzuVqI0

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday February 19
THE FRONT RUNNER  Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Alfred Molina, Kaitlyn Dever, Sara Paxton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAOYDcnVx6E
ROBIN HOOD. Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Jamie Dornan, F Murray Abramson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXfjRgc8Dls
OVERLORD. Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Pilou Asbaek, John Magaro, Mathilde Ollivier, Iain De Caestecker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFp4e_WHBu0
A STAR IS BORN.  Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle, Bonnie Somerville, Andrew Dice Clay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57xhAYrHdNQ

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday February 26
THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE. Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon, Kirby Johnson, Stana Katic, Lexie Roth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHAgri92JP8

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday March 5
CREED 11. Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris,  Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u22BXhMu4tI
DON'T GO Stephen Dorff. Melissa George, Simon Delaney, Charlotte Bradley, Laurence O'Fuarain, Grace Farrell .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzzAZ6r5ZkU&vl=en
GREEN BOOK Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D. Marinov,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYKjhaAkNbo
INSTANT FAMILY. Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Octavia Spencer, Margo Martindale, Michael O'Keefe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-6R_RU8q8c
MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Joe Alwyn, Jack Lowden, Ian Hart, David Tennant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7NL15xcskc
THE MERCY  Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Ken Stott, Jonathan Bailet, Mark Gatiss, Andrew Buchan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw_5YPAf7Zs
THE VANISHING  Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan, Connor Swindells, Soren Malling, Gary Lewis, Olafur Darri Olaffson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiDY1lqyvDk
VOX LUX  Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Stacy Martin, Jennifer Ehle, Raffey Cassidy, Willem Dafoe, Christopher Abbott
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxdVqr4hmZU

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday March 12
THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST. Chloe Grace Moretz, Steven Hauck, Quinn Shephard, Kerry Butler.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zU972E2ook

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday March 19
SHARKWATER EXTINCTION. Documentary. Rob Stewart, Madison Stewart, Regi Domingo, Brock Cahill, Will Allen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7iNoSNejSM