Nearly three decades after releasing that masterpiece Do the Right Thing, visionary filmmaker Spike Lee’s latest expression of the facts of American life – BlacKkKlansman, the true story of Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the Colorado Springs police force who, in 1978, went undercover with the Ku Klux Klan. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Bonus features: Writer Ron Stallworth, producer Jordan Peele and the cast talks about working with Spike Lee; Extended trailer featuring Prince’s ‘May Don’t You Weep’
Wonder is the heartbreaking story of a 10 year-old boy with facial differences becomes a multifaceted look at what it means to be human in the film adaptation of R.J. Palacio’s bestseller, directed by Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), who, along with Steven Conrad (Unfinished Business) and Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), adapted Palacio’s bestseller. Trailer
In Beatriz at Dinner Salma Hayek plays a self-effacing and spiritual immigrant from Mexico who confronts a ruthless billionaire real-estate developer (John Lithgow) and , as opposing worldviews collide over a dinner table, Beatriz’s pent up outrage spills out in a way that surprises even herself. Trailer
Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of a local firefighting crew that becomes one of the most elite firefighting teams in the nation. As most of run from danger, they run toward it – risking everything to save a town from a historic wildfire. Directed by Joseph Kosinski (TRON Legacy) the screenplay was written by Ken Nolan and Eric Warren Singer, based on the GQ article “No Exit” by Sean Flynn.
“In an age of superheroes, Only the Brave is a film about real heroes,” says director Joseph Kosinski. “It explores notions of brotherhood, sacrifice, redemption, all set in the world of wildfire – something I haven’t seen in the cinema before. It’s a story that needs to be told and a world that should be seen on a big screen.”
A Simple Favor, a stylish post-modern suburban noir, centers around Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily Nelson’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily’s husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this stylish thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.
Suburbicon is a picture-perfect 1950s suburb where the best and worst of humanity is reflected through the deeds of ordinary people. But when a home break-in turns deadly, a family must turn to blackmail, revenge, and betrayal in order to survive. It is directed by Academy Award winner George Clooney (Good Night and Good Luck) and written by Academy Award winners Joel & Ethan Coen (No Country For Old Men), and Clooney & Academy Award winner Grant Heslov (Argo). Read more about the film / Watch the trailer
The poignant and captivating Jackie takes audiences on a personal journey behind closed doors in Jackie’s private, tightly-contained world. Suddenly alone, save for her family, confidante and priest, the First Lady faced a remarkable series of challenges as a wife, a mother and a reluctant part of the political machine: consoling her young children, planning her husband’s funeral, preparing for the next President to rapidly move into the White House and most remarkably, fighting to maintain control over how history would forever define her husband’s legacy. Chilean director Pablo Larraín draws an Oscar worthy performance from Natalie Portman.
Like so many of Woody Allen’s films, Wonder Wheel is a delightfully charming story that involves love and betrayal, telling the story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the picturesque Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s. Trailer