Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Chris

No Man’s Land (2021)

Title: No Man’s Land
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Conor Allyn
Written by: Jake Allyn and David Barraza
Starring: Jake Allyn, Frank Grillo, Jorge A. Jimenez, Alex MacNicoll, Andie MacDowell, and George Lopez
Release Date: 1/22/2021
Running Time: 114 minutes

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A modern Western inspired by the real-life “no man’s land” areas along the Texas-Mexico border. While out on a father-son border patrol, Jackson accidentally kills a Mexican immigrant boy. When Jackson’s father tries taking the blame, Jackson flees south on horseback, becoming a gringo “illegal alien” in Mexico. Chased by Texas Rangers and Mexican federales, Jackson journeys across Mexico to seek forgiveness from the dead boy’s father only to fall in love with the land he was taught to hate.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: This film is dedicated to all those in No Man’s Lands on both sides of every border in the world.


Our Friend (2019)

Title: Our Friend
Rating: R
Directed by: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Written by: Brad Ingelsby
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Casey Affleck, and Jason Segel
Release Date: 1/22/2021
Running Time: 124 minutes

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After receiving life-altering news, a couple finds unexpected support from their best friend, who puts his own life on hold and moves into their family home, bringing an impact much greater and more profound than anyone could have imagined.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In Memory of Nicole Teague
June 26, 1978 – September 9, 2014


Breaking Fast (2020)

Title: Breaking Fast
Rating: NR
Directed by: Mike Mosallam
Written by: Mike Mosallam
Starring: Haaz Sleiman and Michael Cassidy
Release Date: 1/22/2021
Running Time: 92 minutes

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Mo, a practicing Muslim living in West Hollywood, is learning to navigate life post heartbreak. Enter Kal, an All-American guy who surprises Mo by offering to break fast with him during the holy month of Ramadan. As they learn more about each other, they fall in love over what they have in common and what they don’t.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Crossing Delancey (1988)

Title: Crossing Delancey
Rating: PG
Directed by: Joan Micklin Silver
Written by: Susan Sandler
Starring: Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, and Reizl Bozyk
Release Date: 9/16/1988
Running Time: 97 minutes

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A Manhattan single meets a man through her Jewish grandmother’s matchmaker.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The beginning of the credits are a sunset credit looking over traffic driving on the Williamsburg Bridge at night.

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Locked Down (2021)*

Title: Locked Down
Rating: R
Directed by: Doug Liman
Written by: Steven Knight
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anne Hathaway, and Sonic
Release Date: 1/14/2021
Running Time: 118 minutes

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A couple attempts a high-risk, high-stakes jewelry heist at a department store.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Dedication: Dedicated to the NHS and Healthcare Workers Around the World.

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Horizon Line (2020)

Title: Horizon Line
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Mikael Marcimain
Written by: Josh Campbell and Matthew Stuecken
Starring: Allison Williams, Alexander Dreymon, and Keith David
Release Date: 1/12/2021
Running Time: 92 minutes

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An estranged couple, Sara (Allison Williams) and Jackson (Alexander Dreymon), discover new altitudes of fear aboard a single-engine Cessna plane. It was supposed to be a routine and casual 99-minute flight to their friend’s tropical island wedding. But within minutes after takeoff, their pilot suffers a fatal heart attack, leaving Sara and Jackson with no idea of where they are, no communication, and no clue on how to land the plane. With nothing but miles of ocean and sky in every direction, and a terrifying storm that’s about to envelop them, Sara and Jackson have only one shot – and there’s no going back.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Pieces of a Woman (2020)

Title: Pieces of a Woman
Rating: R
Directed by: Kornél Mundruczó
Written by: Kata Wéber
Starring: Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, and Ellen Burstyn
Release Date: 1/7/2021
Running Time: 126 minutes

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When a young mother’s home birth ends in unfathomable tragedy, she begins a year-long odyssey of mourning that fractures relationships with loved ones in this deeply personal story of a woman learning to live alongside her loss.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The credits play over the final scene of the branches of an apple tree.

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Mogul Mowgli (2020)

Title: Mogul Mowgli
Rating: NR
Directed by: Bassam Tariq
Written by: Riz Ahmed and Bassam Tariq
Starring: Riz Ahmed, Anjana Vasan, and Aiysha Hart
Release Date: 10/30/2020
Running Time: 90 minutes

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A British Pakistani rapper is on the cusp of his first world tour, but is struck down by an illness that threatens to derail his big break.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Some Kind of Heaven (2020)*

Title: Some Kind of Heaven
Rating: NR
Directed by: Lance Oppenheim
Release Date: 1/15/2021
Running Time: 83 minutes

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With SOME KIND OF HEAVEN, first-time feature director Lance Oppenheim cracks the manicured facade of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community – a massive, self-contained utopia located in Central Florida. Behind the gates of this palm tree-lined fantasyland, SOME KIND OF HEAVEN invests in the dreams and desires of a small group of Villages residents – and one interloper – who are unable to find happiness within the community’s pre-packaged paradise. With strikingly composed cinematography, this candy-colored documentary offers a tender and surreal look at the never-ending quest for finding meaning and love in life’s final act.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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Memoriam: In Loving Memory Of
CAROL MARKS
VERA SPENCER


Marksman, The (2021)

Title: The Marksman
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Robert Lorenz
Written by: Chris Charles, Danny Kravitz, and Robert Lorenz
Starring: Liam Neeson, Jacob Perez, Teresa Ruiz, Juan Pablo Raba, and Katheryn Winnick
Release Date: 1/21/2021
Running Time: 108 minutes

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Hardened Arizona rancher Jim Hanson (Liam Neeson) simply wants to be left alone as he fends off eviction notices and tries to make a living on an isolated stretch of borderland. But everything changes when Hanson, an ex-Marine, witnesses 11-year-old migrant Miguel (Jacob Perez) fleeing with his mother Rosa (Teresa Ruiz) from drug cartel assassins led by the ruthless Mauricio (Juan Pablo Raba). After being caught in a shoot-out, an injured Rosa begs Jim to take her son to safety to her family in Chicago. Defying his step-daughter Sarah (Katheryn Winnick), Jim sneaks Miguel out of the local U.S. Customs and Border Patrol station and together, they hit the road with the group of killers in pursuit. Jim and Miguel slowly begin to overcome their differences and begin to forge an unlikely friendship, while Mauricio and his fellow assassins blaze a cold-blooded trail, hot on their heels.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Tony and Sam for this submission