Before I Go To Sleep (15)
Mystery | Thriller
Dir. Rowan Joffe, US, UK, France, Sweden, 2014, 92 mins
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong
Psychological thriller based on the worldwide best-selling novel about a woman who wakes up every day remembering nothing – the result of a traumatic accident in her past – until one day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her…
Deliver Us From Evil (15)
Crime/ Horror/ Thriller
Dir: Scott Derrickson, US, 2014, 118 mins
Cast: Eric Bana, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, Édgar Ramirez
New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.
Grand Seduction, The (12)
Dir: Don McKellar, Canada, 2014, 113 mins
Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Liane Balaban
The small harbor of Tickle Cove is in dire need of a doctor so that the town can land a contract to secure a factory which will save the town from financial ruin. Village resident Murray French (Gleeson) leads the search, and when he finds Dr. Paul Lewis (Kitsch) he employs – along with the whole town – tactics to seduce the doctor to stay permanently.
Life Of Crime (15)
Comedy | Crime
Dir. Daniel Schechter, US, 2013, 98 mins
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, Mos Def, Isla Fisher
Jennifer Aniston stars in ‘Life of Crime’, a hilarious crime caper written by legendary author Elmore Leonard (‘Jackie Brown’, ‘Get Shorty’). She plays Mickey, the wife of a wealthy property magnate (Tim Robbins) who is kidnapped by two small-time crooks (John Hawkes & yasiin bey) in the hope of extorting a ransom fee. However, her husband is in the Bahamas with his mistress (Isla Fisher), has just filed for divorce and would prefer to never see Mickey again! Now, with the help of a seriously ticked-off housewife, the crooks switch to plan B, sparking a bizarre series of twists, turns and double-crosses as they set out to take him for everything he’s got…
Dinosaur 13 (PG)
Documentary/ Adventure/ Drama
Dir: Todd Miller, USA, 2014, 95 mins
Cast: Peter Larson
When Palaeontologist Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research made the world’s greatest dinosaur discovery in 1990, they knew it was the find of a lifetime; the largest, most complete T. rex ever found. But during a ten-year battle with the U.S. government, powerful museums, Native American tribes, and competing palaeontologists, they found themselves not only fighting to keep their dinosaur but fighting for their freedom as well.
Animation | Drama | History
Dir. Mizuho Nishikubo, Japan, 2014, 102 mins, Japanese | Russian
Cast: Natalie Hoover, Masachika Ichimura, Polina Ilyushenko
On August 15th, they told us we had lost the war. At that time, we did not really understand. Then one day, everything changed. Many soldiers, wearing uniforms we had never seen before, arrived on the island. That was the day I met Tanya.
In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast… and on the unhealed border of this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two different countries timidly blossomed, striving to overcome language barriers and the waves of history.
Based on true events.
God's Pocket (15)
Dir. John Slattery, US, 2014, 88 mins
Cast: Christina Hendricks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eddie Marsan, Caleb Landry Jones
Mickey makes ends-meet by partaking in petty crime and gambling, with his friend Arthur , and then spending most of it in the local flea-pit bar before stumbling home to his long-suffering wife Jeanie. When his mentally unstable step-son, Leon, is killed by a co-worker on a construction site – a crime that is quickly covered up and explained away as an ‘accident’, nobody in the depressed blue collar neighborhood of God’s Pocket is particularly sorry, except of course his own mother. Mickey tries to bury the bad news along with the body, but when Jeanie demands the truth, Mickey finds himself stuck in a struggle between a body he can’t bury, a wife he can’t please and a debt he can’t pay.
Action | Sci-Fi
Dir: Luc Besson, France, 2014, 89 mins, English
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi
From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Night Moves (15)
Drama | Thriller
Dir: Kelly Reichardt, Canada, 2013, 112 mins
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard
Kelly Reichardt’s suspense thriller NIGHT MOVES follows three passionate environmentalists whose homegrown plot to blow up a controversial dam unravels into a journey of doubt, paranoia and unintended consequences.
Set against the ravishing, threatened natural beauty of Oregon, the film tracks step-by-relentless-step as quiet organic farmer Josh (Jesse Eisenberg, THE SOCIAL NETWORK), high society dropout Dena (Dakota Fanning, WAR OF THE WORLDS, the TWILIGHT saga) and adrenaline-driven ex-Marine Harmon (Peter Sarsgaard, BLUE JASMINE, “The Killing”) prepare, carry out and then experience the shocking fallout of what they hoped would be an attention-grabbing act of sabotage. Feeling they have been pushed to the limit by disregard for the local ecosystem, the trio is about to see their own personal limits tested.
As the tension mounts, the film touches on provocative moral questions about the underside of idealism and the modern collision of values and violence. But the story also veers increasingly inward, into the maelstrom of remorse, fear and panic that seeps through Josh, Dena and Hamon’s lives.
For Reichardt, who brings her distinctive voice to the thriller genre, the story is “not about politics but about people.” Josh, Dena and Harmon each have their reasons for blowing up the dam, but in the process, their political intentions turn hauntingly personal.
Drama | History | Thriller | World
Dir. Lucia Puenzo, Argentina/Rest of World, 2013, 93 mins, subtitles
Cast: Natalia Oreiro, Alex Brendemuhl, Florencia Bado
1960, a travelling Doctor strikes up a relationship with a local Argentine family, in particular their daughter Lilith, a lonely 12-year-old girl who unknowingly becomes close friends with one of the world’s most terrifying war criminals, Josef Mengele A.K.A ‘The Angel Of Death’, the Nazi who is on the run for his crimes in Auschwitz.
Based on true events, this dark, intense dramatic thriller from acclaimed writer- director Lucia Puenzo (XXY, THE FISH CHILD) is adapted from her novel, WAKOLDA, exposing the hidden identity of the ‘German Doctor’.
Dir. Richard Linklater, US, 2014, 166 mins, English | Spanish
Cast: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes.
Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting.
Giver, The (12)
Drama | Sci-Fi
Dir. Phillip Noyce, US, 2014, 97 mins
Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep
In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world.
Most Wanted Man, A (15)
Dir. Anton Corbijn, UK | USA | Germany, 2014, 122 mins, English | Arabic
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Daniel Brühl
When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man’s true identity – oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist? Based on John le Carré’s novel, A MOST WANTED MAN is a contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue, love, rivalry, and politics that prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene.
Obvious Child (15)
Comedy | Romance
Dir: Gillian Robespierre, Canada, 2014, 84 mins
Cast: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann
For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her hysterical and relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna winds up unexpectedly pregnant after a one-night stand, she is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time. Donna’s drunken hookup – and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment – turns out to be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment.
Riot Club, The (15)
Drama | Thriller
Dir. Lone Scherfig, UK, 2014, 107 mins
Cast: Natalie Dormer, Sam Claflin, Jessica Brown Findlay, Douglas Booth, Max Irons
A thriller set amongst the privileged elite of Oxford University, The Riot Club follows Miles (Max Irons) and Alistair (Sam Claflin), two first year students determined to join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.
Stations Of the Cross (15)
Drama | World
Dir. Dietrich Bruggemann, Germany, 2014, 107 mins, subtitles
Cast: Lucie Aron, Anna Brüggemann, Michael Kamp
Maria is 14 years old. Her family is part of a fundamentalist Catholic community. Maria lives her everyday life in the modern world, yet her heart belongs to Jesus. She wants to follow him, to become a saint and go to heaven – just like all those holy children she’s always been told about. So Maria goes through 14 stations, just like Jesus did on his path to Golgatha, and reaches her goal in the end. Not even Christian, a boy she meets at school, can stop her, even if in another world, they might have become friends, or even lovers. Left behind is a broken family that finds comfort in faith, and the question if all these events were really so inevitable.
Walk Among The Tombstones, A (15)
Action | Crime | Mystery
Dir. Scott Frank, US, 2014, 113 mins
Cast: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour
Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, A Walk among the Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime…nor will it be the last.
Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.
Boxtrolls, The (PG)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
Dir. Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi, US, 2014, 97 mins
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost
A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow.
Draft Day (15)
Drama | Sport
Dir. Ivan Reitman, US, 2014, 110 mins
Cast: Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer Garner
On the day of the NFL Draft (American Football), general manager Sonny Weaver Jr. (Kevin Costner) has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life‐changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.
Jimi: All Is By My Side (15)
Biography | Drama | Music
Dir. John Ridley, UK/Ireland/US, 2013, 118 mins
Cast: Andre Benjamin, Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell, Ruth Negga
OutKast’s André Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in this revealing biopic from Academy Award-winning writer-director John Ridley (“12 Years A Slave”). Covering a year in Hendrix’s life from 1966-67 as an unknown backup guitarist playing New York’s Cheetah Club to making his mark in London’s music scene up until his Monterey Pop triumph, the film presents an intimate portrait of the sensitive young musician on the verge of becoming a rock legend.
The Equalizer (15)
Action | Crime | Thriller
Dir. Antoine Fuqua, US, 2014, 132 mins
Cast: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace
In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer
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Think Like A Man Too (15)
Comedy Dir. Tim Story, US, 2014, 106 mins
Cast: Kevin Hart, Adam Brody, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Regina Hall
In the highly anticipated sequel, which was inspired by Steve Harvey’s best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man, all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event…
What We Did On Our Holiday (12)
Dir. Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin, UK, 2014, 95 mins
Cast: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly
Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug’s father Gordie’s (Billy Connolly) birthday party. It’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping a secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability…
Wish I Was Here (15)
Comedy | Drama
Dir. Zach Braff, US, 2014, 106 mins
Cast: Zach Braff, Joey King, Pierce Gagnon
The new movie from director Zach Braff (“Garden State”) tells a funny, touching, universal story of what it means to be at a major crossroads as a parent, spouse, and child — all at once.
The original screenplay is by Zach Braff & Adam Braff. Wish I Was Here is produced by Stacey Sher, Michael Shamberg, Zach Braff and Adam Braff. The cast includes Zach Braff, Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”), Josh Gad (“Frozen”), Joey King (“Fargo”), Pierce Gagnon (“Looper”), Donald Faison (“The Exes”), Ashley Greene (“Twilight”), Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons, and Michael Weston (“Garden State”).
WISH I WAS HERE features new music from The Shins, Bon Iver, Cat Power & Coldplay, and Radical Face.