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Cruella, Shiva Baby, Luca, Long Weekend, Night of the Kings

Cruella     HD720p 58MB
First trailer for Disney's live-action "prequel" about the rebellious early days of the legendary Cruella de Vil. Set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, it follows a young grifter named Estella (Emma Stone), a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves (Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser) who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella's flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman (Emma Thompson), a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute. Mark Strong and Emily Beecham are also part of the cast. Directed by Craig Gillespie (I Tonya, Lars and the Real Girl, Mr. Woodcock).
Feels more like anther Joker film than a kid's movie. As far as I can tell, will be shown in theatres as well as be available on Disney+ in May.

Shiva Baby     HD1080p 31MB
Caustically funny comedic drama that focuses on twentysomething Danielle (Rachel Sennott), a perennial student who’s been lying to her supportive but overbearing parents about her faltering academic career. Then again, she has a lot of secrets she’s keeping, including her relationship with an older man, who also gives her money. Hauled off to a shiva by her parents, she’s mortified to encounter her embittered ex Maya (Molly Gordon), followed by other people who make things increasingly more awkward for Danielle. Fred Melamed and Dianna Agron are also part of the cast.
That looks very funny.

Luca     HD720p 57MB
First trailer for the next animated movie from Pixar. Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca (Jacob Tremblay) shares these adventures with his newfound best friend (Jack Dylan Grazer), but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water's surface. Maya Rudolph and Jim Gaffigan will also lend their voices.
As far as I can tell, will be shown in theatres as well as be available on Disney+ in June.

Long Weekend     HD720p 41MB
Short trailer for this romantic drama about Bart’s (Finn Wittrock) chance encounter with the enigmatic Vienna (Zoë Chao) that leads to a whirlwind weekend together. The two fall fast and hard, but both carry secrets that could be their undoing or the chance for a fresh start. Jim Rash and Damon Wayans, Jr. are also part of the cast.
The trailer does not reveal too much.

Night of the Kings - La nuit des rois     HD720p 92MB
Thriller drama with some fantastical elements from the Ivory Cooast. A young man is sent to “La Maca,” a prison in the middle of the Ivorian forest ruled by its inmates. As tradition goes with the rising of the red moon, he is designated by the Boss to be the new “Roman” and must tell a story to the other prisoners. Learning what fate awaits him, he begins to narrate the mystical life of the legendary outlaw named “Zama King” and has no choice but to make his story last until dawn.
Was very well received at festivals and is Ivory Cooast's official submission for International Feature Film. It made the cut and is part of the final 15 shortlist selection. Now in limited release in the US and available on demand.
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Happily, Lapsis, Dead Pigs, Minari, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

Happily     HD1080p 43MB
Dark romantic comedy about Tom (Joel McHale) and Janet (Kerry Bishé ), whose friends are jealous of their lustful relationship. When a visit from a mysterious stranger (Stephen Root) leads to a dead body, they begin to question the loyalty of their so-called friends. Natalie Zea, Paul Scheer, Natalie Morales, Jon Daly, Charlyne Yi and Breckin Meyer are also part of the cast.
Not entirely clear what genre in the end this will predominantly be. But it could be fun.

Lapsis     HD720p 81MB
Comedic mystery drama set in a parallel present, where delivery man Ray Tincelli struggles to support himself and his ailing younger brother. After a series of two-bit hustles and unsuccessful swindles, Ray takes a job in a strange new realm of the gig economy: trekking deep into the forest, pulling cable over miles of terrain to connect large, metal cubes that link together the new quantum trading market. As he is drawn deeper into the zone, he encounters growing hostility and the threat of robot cablers and must choose to either help his fellow workers or to get rich and get out.
Looks pleasantly absurd. Now available on demand.

Dead Pigs     HD720p 14MB
Darkly comedic drama with multiple story strands set around a mysterious stream of pig carcasses that floats silently toward China’s populous economic hub, Shanghai. As authorities struggle to explain the phenomenon, a down-and-out pig farmer with a youthful heart struggles to make ends meet, while an upwardly mobile landowner fights gentrification against an American expat seeking a piece of the Chinese dream. Meanwhile, a romantic busboy hides his job from his father, while a rich young woman struggles to find her independence. Like a mosaic, their stories intersect and converge in a showdown between human and machine, past and future, brother and sister. Among the better known cast members are Vivian Wu and Zazie Beetz.
Movie first screened at festivals three years ago. It's the directorial debut of Cathy Yan, who afterwards directed Margot Robbie's Birds of Prey. Now available on demand. An interview with Cathy Yan.

Minari     HD720p 86MB
Family drama that follows a Korean-American family that moves in the 1980s to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, the movie shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. Cast members include Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Youn Yuh-jung and Will Patton.
Won two of the main prizes last year at Sundance, and has now received nominations in almost all major categories of the Independent Spirit Awards. Now in limited release in the US.

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things     HD1080p 37MB
Romantic comedy that tells the story of quick-witted teen Mark (Kyle Allen), contentedly living the same day in an endless loop whose world is turned upside-down when he meets mysterious Margaret (Kathryn Newton) also stuck in the time loop. The two form a magnetic partnership, setting out to find all the tiny things that make that one day perfect. What follows is a love story with a fantastical twist, as the two struggle to figure out how – and whether – to escape their never-ending day.
Not really original, but apparently quite pleasant to watch. The most surprising thing is probably that it's currently streaming on Amazon and not on Netflix. But you can't watch Russian war dramas all of the time.
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Little Fish, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, Crisis, Falling, The Wanting Mare

Little Fish     HD1080p 40MB
Romantic drama set in the near future where a couple (Olivia Cooke, Jack O'Connell) fights to hold their relationship together as a memory loss virus spreads and threatens to erase the history of their love and courtship. Directed by Chad Hartigan (Morris from America, Luke and Brie Are on a First Date).
Maybe a difficult film to watch at the moment. But it has gotten quite good reviews. Now available on demand.

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar     HD720p 68MB
Full trailer for this comedy about lifelong friends Barb (Annie Mumolo) and Star (Kristen Wiig) who embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time ever. Romance, friendship and a villain’s evil plot. Jamie Dornan and Damon Wayans Jr. are also part of the cast. It's also written by Wiig and Mumolo.
A little unsure if I want to see a whole movie with the two characters. Will be available on Apple TV starting February 12th.

Crisis     HD720p 100MB
Thriller drama in which, set against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic, multiple story lines collide. A drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation. An architect (Evangeline Lilly) recovering from an Oxycodone addiction tracks down the truth behind her son’s disappearance. A university professor (Gary Oldman) battles unexpected revelations about his employer (Greg Kinnear, Luke Evans), a pharmaceutical company bringing a new “non-addictive” painkiller to market. Armie Hammer, Michelle Rodriguez, Lily-Rose Depp and Kid Cudi are alsor part of the cast. Written and directed by Nicholas Jarecki (Arbitrage).
Doesn't look too bad, but in light of recent revelations about Armie Hammer, maybe watching Traffic again should be considered.

Falling     HD720p 76MB
Family drama that follows John (Viggo Mortensen) who lives with his partner, Eric (Terry Chen), and their daughter, in California, far from the traditional rural life he left behind years ago, while his conservative father, Willis (Lance Henriksen), lives alone on the isolated farm where John grew up. In the early stages of dementia, Willis is brought to John’s California home to help him relocate. Unfortunately, their best intentions ultimately run up against Willis’s adamant refusal to change his way of life in the slightest. Laura Linney and Hannah Gross are also part of the cast. Marks the directorial debut of Mortensen who also wrote the screenplay.
Now available on demand. A very different trailer from France: HD1080p 26MB.

The Wanting Mare     HD720p 87MB
Interesting looking low budget fantasy film that has gotten very positive reviews for its world building, now available on demand. But it's not easy to connect the official summary with the actual trailer. The short summary is pretty straightforward: Set in the city of Whithren, where a line of women pass a recurring dream through multiple generations.
The longer description reads: In the world of Anmaere, north of the city of Whithren, wild horses run through the moorlands and up the coast. These horses are the city’s most valuable export, and as a result are hunted, trapped, sold & shipped across the sea once a year. For those in Whithren, this trade creates exciting possibilities: the chance to escape their constantly sweltering city to head across the sea. Meanwhile, in a small house, a young woman dies in childbirth. Her last words are an attempt to tell her daughter of the life she will have and her inheritance of a recurring dream that must be kept secret; for it contains the memories of another age long before us, one where magic and myth were alive in the world.
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The Courier, Raya and the Last Dragon, The United States vs. Billie Holiday, M.C. Escher, Jumbo

The Courier     HD720p 103MB
Cold war thriller based on real events in which businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) and prim but warm housewife Sheila (Jessie Buckley) lead a properly quiet English life. When rumblings of a mole in the Soviet Union government reach British intelligence agent Dickie Franks (Angus Wright) and CIA official Emily Donovan (Rachel Brosnahan), Greville is called upon by his country precisely for his ordinariness. He is thrown into the political conflict, and as his efforts to end the Cuban Missile Crisis deepen, he forges an unbreakable bond with his informant, Oleg (Merab Ninidze), that will be put to the ultimate test.

Raya and the Last Dragon     HD720p 96MB
Full trailer for the latest animated movie from Disney. Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya (Kelly Marie Tran), to track down the legendary last dragon (Awkwafina) to restore the fractured land and its divided people. More voices will be provided by Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim, Sandra Oh, Benedict Wong and Alan Tudyk. Co-directed by Don Hall (Big Hero 6) and Carlos López Estrada (Blindspotting).
Will be shown in theatres in March, but also be available at "Disney+ with Premier Access".

The United States vs. Billie Holiday     HD1080p 31MB
Biographical drama that follows Billie Holiday (Andra Day) during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher (Trevante Rhodes), with whom she had a tumultuous affair. Natasha Lyonne, Garrett Hedlund and Da'Vine Joy Randolph are also part of the cast. Directed by Lee Daniels (Precious, The Paperboy, Shadowboxer).
Will start streaming on Hulu February 26th.

M.C. Escher - Journey To Infinity     HD720p 89MB
Documentary that tells the story of Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher (1898-1972). Equal parts history, psychology, and psychedelia, the portrait gives us the man through his own words and images: diary musings, excerpts from lectures, correspondence and more are voiced by British actor Stephen Fry, while Escher’s woodcuts, lithographs, and other print works appear in both original and playfully altered form.
It's a chronological portrait of Escher's life. I've been able to see it before the plague came upon us. If you're interested in Escher, I can clearly recommend it. Watching the trailer almost makes me dig out an old double album.

Jumbo     HD1080p 33MB
Unusual romantic drama from France about Jeanne (Noémie Merlant), a shy young woman, who works in an amusement park. She still lives at home with her mother and is fascinated with lights and carousels. When Jeanne meets Jumbo, the park's new flagship attraction, a thrilling and unique romance ensues.
One review describes it as "splitting the difference between Terms of Endearment and David Cronenberg’s Crash in a way that’s often sweet and surreal".
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Godzilla vs. Kong, Breaking News in Yuba County, Cherry, Bliss, Preparations to be Together for an

Godzilla vs. Kong     HD720p 96MB   HD1080p 158MB
"Monsterverse" crossover sequel in which these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. Among the extras who will appear between the CGI effects are Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler and Demián Bichir.
Set for a theatrical release in March, but will also be available on HBO Max.

Breaking News in Yuba County     HD1080p 26MB
Comedy in which, after her husband (Matthew Modine) goes missing, Sue Buttons (Allison Janney), an under-appreciated suburban wife, gets a taste of being a local celebrity as she embarks on a city-wide search in Yuba County to find him. In an effort to prolong her newfound fame, she stumbles into hilarious hi jinks as her world turns upside down, dodging a wanna-be mobster (Awkwafina), a relentless local policewoman (Regina Hall), her half-sister (Mila Kunis) a local news reporter desperate for a story, and her husband's dead-beat brother (Jimmi Simpson), who all set out to uncover the truth behind the disappearance. Wanda Sykes, Juliette Lewis, Samira Wiley, Clifton Collins Jr. and Ellen Barkin are also part of the cast. Directed by Tate Taylor (The Girl on the Train, The Help, Get on Up).
Looks worth watching for the hair-dos alone.

Cherry     HD720p 104MB
Drama about a young man named Cherry (Tom Holland) from Ohio who drifts from dropping out of college to serving in Iraq as an army medic and is only anchored by his one true love Emily (Ciara Bravo). When he returns home a war hero, he battles the demons of undiagnosed PTSD and spirals into drug addiction, surrounding himself with a menagerie of depraved misfits. Draining his finances, he turns to bank robbing to fund his addiction, shattering his relationship with Emily along the way. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo (Welcome to Collinwood, You Me and Dupree, and a couple of Marvel movies).
I have no idea what to make of this. After a brief theatrical run, will start streaming on AppleTV+ March 12th.

Bliss     HD1080p 30MB
Mind-bending love story that follows Greg (Owen Wilson) who, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel (Salma Hayek), a woman living on the streets and convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is a computer simulation. Written and directed by Mike Cahill (Another Earth, I Origins).
I obviously haven't seen the movie, but my first reaction is that Wilson and Hayek seem to be miscast. Will start streaming on Amazon Prime February 5th.

Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time - Felkészülés meghatározatlan ideig tartó együttlétre     HD720p 85MB
Mysterious psychodrama from Hungary. After 20 years in the United States, a Hungarian neurosurgeon returns to Budapest for a romantic rendezvous with a fellow doctor she met at a conference. When the love of her life is nowhere to be seen, she tracks him down only to have the bewildered man claim the two have never met. As the brilliant brain surgeon desperately searches for the truth, she fears her own brain may be tricking her into a romantic delusion.
Hungary's official submission for Longest Best International Feature Film. Now available on demand in the US.
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The World to Come, Malcolm & Marie, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, Judas and the Black Messiah

The World to Come     HD1080p 52MB
Relationship drama set in the 19th century upstate New York, Abigail (Katherine Waterston) is increasingly defeated by grief and the drudgery of rural life. Her deference and propriety maintain a mundane equilibrium with her husband, Dyer (Casey Affleck), but her narrated diaries offer a picture into a richer internal life. When spring brings newcomers Tallie (Vanessa Kirby) and husband Finney (Christopher Abbott) to the otherwise empty landscape, the journal entries frantically anticipate - and then enthusiastically document - an affair with Tallie.
Was very well received at festivals.

Malcolm & Marie     HD1080p 50MB
Stylish looking relationship drama filmed in black and white. When filmmaker Malcolm (John David Washington) and his girlfriend Marie (Zendaya), return home from a movie premiere and await his film’s critical response, the evening takes a turn as revelations about their relationship surface, testing the couple’s love.
Will start streaming on Netflix February 5th.

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar     HD720p 81MB
Teaser for this comedy about lifelong friends Barb (Annie Mumolo) and Star (Kristen Wiig) who embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time ever. Romance, friendship and a villain’s evil plot. Jamie Dornan and Damon Wayans Jr. are also part of the cast. It's also written by Wiig and Mumolo.
Takes the term teaser very seriously. Like every movie should.

Judas and the Black Messiah     HD720p 104MB
Full trailer for this historical drama set in 1968, when Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) became Chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, who were fighting for freedom, the power to determine the destiny of the Black community, and an end to police brutality. Hampton was inspiring a generation, which put him directly in the line of fire of the FBI and Chicago PD. To destroy the revolution, they had to do it from both the outside and the inside. Facing prison, William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) is offered a deal by the FBI: if he will infiltrate the Black Panthers and provide intel on Hampton, he will walk free. Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Ashton Sanders, Martin Sheen and Algee Smith are also part of the cast.
Will start streaming on HBO MAX February 12th.

Dear Comrades - Dorogie tovarishchi     HD720p 76MB
Historical drama set in the USSR, Novocherkassk, 1962. Lyudmila is a member of the local Communist Party. She’s a staunch upholder of the Communist regime and ideals and despises any form of dissent. During a labour strike at the local electromotive factory, started when the communist government raises food prices, she witnesses the shooting on the protesters by the Army sent by the government to quell the strike: a massacre. An event that will change her vision of the world forever. Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky (Runaway Train, Shy People).
Russia's official submission for Best International Feature Film.
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I Care a Lot, Locked Down, One Night in Miami, Outside the Wire, MLK/FBI

I Care a Lot     HD1080p 50MB
Darkly comedic thriller about a crooked legal guardian (Rosamund Pike) who drains the savings of her elderly wards. Having made a mint selling off the assets of the dozens of retirees trapped in her permanent care, she and her partner (Eiza González) stumble upon a veritable golden goose in the form of Jennifer Peterson (Dianne Wiest), a mark with no apparent family or debt, only a tidy fortune to be mined. But, while applying their scam, the two soon discover that Ms. Peterson is not who they thought she was, and that their actions have disturbed the designs of a crime lord (Peter Dinklage). Written and directed by J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed, The 5th Wave).
Pike in top form. I can't wait to see this. Will start streaming on Netflix February 19th. Trailer without German subs.

Locked Down     HD1080p 33MB
Comedic crime thriller filmed in London during the COVID-19 pandemic. Just as they decide to separate, Linda (Anne Hathaway) and Paxton (Chiwetel Ejiofor) find life has other plans when they are stuck at home in a mandatory lockdown. Co-habitation is proving to be a challenge, but fueled by poetry and copious amounts of wine, it will bring them closer together in the most surprising way. They will attempt a high-risk, high-stakes jewelry heist at a department store. Ben Kingsley, Stephen Merchant, Dulé Hill, Jazmyn Simon, Mindy Kaling and Lucy Boynton are also part of the cast. Directed by Doug Liman (Jumper, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Edge of Tomorrow), and written by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Locke, Dirty Pretty Things).
Reviews are ... very mixed. Now streaming on HBO MAX.

One Night in Miami     HD1080p 26MB
Full trailer for this drama based on a play inspired by true events that imagines a night in February 1964, when real-life friends Cassius Clay (Eli Goree), Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.), and Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir) gather to celebrate Clay’s win over Sonny Liston, which made him the heavyweight champion of the world. Triumphant and playful, Clay is looking to party, but both he and football star Brown know that’s only a temporary escape from the civil rights abuses that limit the lives of even celebrated Black Americans. Feature film directing debut of Regina King.
Was very well received at festivals. Started streaming on Amazon Prime January 15th.

Outside the Wire     HD720p 34MB
Action movie in which, when disgraced drone pilot, Lt. Harp (Damson Idris) is sent into a deadly militarized zone after disobeying orders, he finds himself working for Capt. Leo (Anthony Mackie), an android officer tasked with locating a doomsday device before insurgents do. Emily Beecham, Michael Kelly and Pilou Asbæk are also part of the cast. Directed by Mikael Håfström (1408, Derailed, Shanghai).
Reviews are ... very mixed. Started streaming on Netflix January 15th.

MLK/FBI     HD1080p 76MB
Based on newly declassified files, this documentary explores the US government’s relentless campaign of surveillance and harassment against Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, when King is celebrated across political spectrums as a moral hero, it’s jolting to confront the years when US agents targeted him as a villain.
Will be available on demand January 15th, Martin Luther King Jr.'s 92nd birthday.
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Shadow in the Cloud, The Beatles Get Back, Brothers by Blood, Coming 2 America, The Dissident

Shadow in the Cloud     HD720p 93MB
Action movie, set in the throes of World War II, Captain Maude Garrett (Chloë Grace Moretz) joins the all-male crew of a B-17 bomber with a top-secret package. Caught off guard by the presence of a woman on a military flight, the crew tests Maude’s every move. Just as her quick wit is winning them over, strange happenings and holes in her backstory incite paranoia surrounding her true mission.
Story is totally ridiculous, but the movie's apparently a blast if you're willing to go along with the ride. Now available on demand.

The Beatles: Get Back     HD720p 69MB
Four minute Sneak Peek Preview for an upcoming Beatles doc from rising film director Peter Jackson (Bad Taste, Meet the Feebles, The Frighteners). It takes audiences back in time to The Beatles’ intimate recording sessions during a pivotal moment in music history. The film showcases the warmth, camaraderie and creative genius that defined the legacy of the iconic foursome. Shot in January 1969 and compiled from over 60 hours of unseen footage (filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg) and more than 150 hours of unheard audio, all of which has been brilliantly restored.
Trailer version without French subs. It is produced by Disney, which has someone in the comments asking, if that makes Yoko Ono a Disney princess.

Brothers by Blood     HD1080p 26MB
Crime drama that tells a tale of family, friendships and betrayal in the violent world of the Philadelphia mob. Cast members include Matthias Schoenaerts, Joel Kinnaman, Maika Monroe, Paul Schneider and Ryan Phillipe.
Another trailer from France where the movie's called Sons of Philadelphia: HD1080p 20MB.

Coming 2 America     HD720p 35MB
First trailer for the sequel, made about thirty years after the first movie. Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York, after he learns that he has a long-lost son in the United States. Shari Headley and James Earl Jones also return, new cast additions include Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne and Wesley Snipes. Directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan, Dolemite Is My Name).
Will start streaming on Amazon Prime March 5th.

The Dissident     HD720p 119MB
Documentary by Bryan Fogel (Icarus) about the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was critical of his beloved Saudi Arabia and of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s policies. On October 2, 2018, he entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul and never came out. His fiancée and dissidents around the world are left to piece together clues to his brutal murder - and in their dogged quest for truth, they expose a global cover-up.
Naturally, the current US regime leader bragged that he protected MbS from congressional scrutiny after the assassination, and he's considering granting him immunity. The doc had difficulties finding a distributor. It is now in limited release in the US.
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Nomadland, The Little Things, Rams, The White Tiger, The Midnight Sky

Nomadland     HD1080p 27MB
Quiet drama about Fern (Frances McDormand) who drives her old RV up and down the highways of America’s West, following the seasons and seasonal jobs. When she discovers a community of like-minded nomads, her heart opens, but she’s cautious about forging bonds. One man (David Strathairn) she keeps running into looks like a perfect match, but what does Fern need with a boyfriend - or anyone, really. Directed by Chloe Zhao (The Rider).
Movie won the Golden Lion this year in Venice. More award nominations for the movie, and especially McDormand's performance, are expected in the coming months.

The Little Things     HD720p 101MB
Thriller drama about Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe “Deke” Deacon (Denzel Washington) who is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a killer who is terrorizing the city. Leading the hunt, L.A. Sheriff Department Sergeant Jim Baxter (Rami Malek), impressed with Deke’s cop instincts, unofficially engages his help. But as they track the killer, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke’s past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case. Jared Leto is also part of the cast. Written and directed John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, The Alamo, The Founder).
Will be in theatres and streaming on HBO Max January 29th.

Rams     HD720p 76MB
Comedic drama, set in remote Western Australia, about two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neill) and Les (Michael Caton), who are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family’s prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart. When Les’s prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal illness, authorities order a purge of every sheep in the valley. While Colin attempts to stealthily outwit the powers that be, Les opts for angry defiance. Miranda Richardson is also part of the cast.
Based on an wry Icelandic film with the same name.

The White Tiger     HD1080p 61MB
The epic journey of a poor but ambitious Indian driver (Adarsh Gourav) of a rich Indian couple (Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rajkummar Rao) who uses his wit and cunning to break free from servitude to his rich masters and rise to the top of the heap. Based on the novel by Aravind Adiga, directed and written for the screen by Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes, Goodbye Solo, Fahrenheit 451).
Will start streaming on Netflix January 22th.

The Midnight Sky     HD1080p 55MB
Another trailer for this post-apocalyptic tale that follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts (David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir) from returning home to Earth, where a mysterious global catastrophe has taken place. Also directed by Clooney (Good Night and Good Luck, The Ides of March, The Monuments Men).
Now streaming on Netflix.
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French Exit, The Planters, Herself, Gunda, Assassins

French Exit     HD720p 96MB
Drama with comedic elements about 60-year-old penniless Manhattan socialite Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer) who says “My plan was to die before the money ran out,” but things didn’t go as planned. Her husband has been dead for 12 years and with his vast inheritance gone, she cashes in the last of her possessions and resolves to live out her twilight days anonymously in a borrowed apartment in Paris, accompanied by her directionless son (Lucas Hedges) and a cat named Small Frank - who may or may not embody the spirit of Frances’s dead husband. Imogen Poots and Danielle Macdonald are also part of the cast.
Festival reviews are all over the place. But most of them agree that it's a great role for Pfeiffer.

The Planters     HD720p 71MB
Quirky, offbeat comedy that follows Martha Plant (Alexandra Kotcheff), an awkward telemarketer who’s down and out - sucking at her job and grieving her recently deceased parents. When she finds unlikely friendship in Sadie Mayflower (Hannah Leder), a bubbly vagrant with multiple personalities, Martha discovers having three friends in one may be more than she bargained for. The two women also wrote and directed.
Now available on streaming services.

Herself     HD720p 101MB
Drama in which single mother Sandra (Clare Dunne) escapes her abusive partner with her two young children, only to find herself trapped in temporary accommodation. After months of struggling, she draws inspiration from one of her daughter’s bedtime stories and hits upon the idea of self-building an affordable home. She finds an architect who provides her with plans and is offered land by Peggy (Harriet Walter), a woman she cleans for. Aido (Conleth Hill), a building contractor, appears willing to help, too. But as her past rears its head in the form of her possessive ex (Ian Lloyd Anderson), and as bureaucrats fight back against her independent spirit, will Sandra be able to rebuild her life from the ground up? Directed by Phyllida Lloyd (The Iron Lady, Mamma Mia!).
Will start streaming on Amazon January 8th.

Gunda     HD720p 91MB
"Experiential" documentary that chronicles the unfiltered lives of a mother pig, a flock of chickens, and a herd of cows with masterful intimacy. Using stark, transcendent black and white cinematography and the farm's ambient soundtrack, the director invites the audience to slow down and experience life as his subjects do, taking in their world with a magical patience and an other worldly perspective.
It looks like an artsy film about a day on the farm. But reviews describe it as being something close to mind altering. Now in limited release in the US.

Assassins     HD720p 96MB
Documentary that plays like a thriller about the audacious murder of the brother of North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jon Un in a crowded Malaysian airport sparked a worldwide media frenzy. At the center of the investigation are two young women who are either cold-blooded killers or unwitting pawns in a political assassination.
For those who aren't aware of what that Korean guy is up to when he isn't duping the current US regime leader by exchanging cute letters with him. Now in the limited release in the US.