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I'm Thinking of Ending Things, Judas and Black Messiah, Devil All the Time, Possessor, Call to Spy

I'm Thinking of Ending Things     HD1080p 47MB
Kind of horror movie written and directed by Charlie Kaufman (Anomalisa, (Synecdoche New York ). Despite second thoughts about their relationship, a young woman (Jessie Buckley) takes a road trip with her new boyfriend (Jesse Plemons) to his family farm. Trapped at the farm during a snowstorm with Jake’s mother (Toni Collette) and father (David Thewlis), the young woman begins to question the nature of everything she knew or understood about her boyfriend, herself, and the world.
Looks just as weird as one would expect. Will start streaming on Netflix September 4.

Judas and the Black Messiah     HD720p 77MB
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.

The Devil All the Time     HD1080p 28MB
Drama spanning the time between World War II and the Vietnam war, that pits the just against the corrupted. In Knockemstiff, Ohio and its neighboring backwoods, sinister characters — an unholy preacher (Robert Pattinson), twisted couple (Jason Clarke, Riley Keough), and crooked sheriff (Sebastian Stan) — converge around young Arvin Russell (Tom Holland) as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family. Bill Skarsgård, Mia Wasikowska, Harry Melling and Haley Bennett are also part of the cast. Directed by Antonio Campos (Christine).
Let the superhero jokes begin. Will start streaming on Netflix September 16.

Possessor     HD720p 19MB
Redband teaser for sci-fi horror thriller written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral). Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) is a corporate agent who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of the company. While she has a special gift for the work, her experiences on these jobs have caused a dramatic change in her, and in her own life she struggles to suppress violent memories and urges. As her mental strain intensifies, she begins to lose control, and soon she finds herself trapped in the mind of a man (Christopher Abbott) whose identity threatens to obliterate her own. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Bean and Tuppence Middleton are also part of the cast.

A Call to Spy     HD1080p 47MB
Historical drama based on true events. As Great Britain’s forces were stretched thin during World War II, Winston Churchill’s Special Operations Executive (SOE) began to enlist women as spies. Their daunting mission: conduct sabotage and build a resistance. Spymistress Vera Atkins (Stana Katic) was the chief recruiter for this secret army. She selected two unusual candidates: Virginia Hall (Sarah Megan Thomas, who also wrote the script), an American journalist from Baltimore hampered by a wooden leg, and Noor Inayat Khan (Radhika Apte), a wireless officer of Indian descent and an avowed pacifist. Linus Roache and Laila Robins are also part of the cast.
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Kajillionaire, Honest Thief, She Dies Tomorrow, I Used to Go Here, The Go-Go's

Kajillionaire     HD720p 100MB
Comedic drama written and directed by Miranda July (The Future, Me and You and Everyone We Know). Con-artists Theresa (Debra Winger) and Robert (Richard Jenkins) have spent 26 years training their only daughter, Old Dolio (Evan Rachel Wood), to swindle, scam, and steal at every opportunity. During a desperate, hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger (Gina Rodriguez) into joining their next scam, only to have their entire world turned upside down.
Festival reviews are very good. Though the trailer looks a bit too twee.

Honest Thief     HD1080p 24MB
Action thriller, in which, wanting to lead an honest life, a notorious bank robber (Liam Neeson) turns himself in, only to be double-crossed by two ruthless FBI agents (Jai Courtney, Jeffrey Donovan). Kate Walsh, Anthony Ramos and Robert Patrick are also part of the cast.
Neeson plays another variation of his trademark character. Could still be entertaining.

She Dies Tomorrow     HD720p 66MB
Psychodrama written and directed by Amy Seimetz. After waking up convinced that she is going to die tomorrow, Amy’s (Kate Lyn Sheil) carefully mended life begins to unravel. As her delusions of certain death become contagious to those around her, she and her friends’ lives spiral out of control in a tantalizing descent into madness. Jane Adams, Katie Aselton, Chris Messina and Michelle Rodriguez are also part of the cast.
It's not my preferred genre, but reviews are very favourable. Now available on streaming platforms.

I Used to Go Here     HD720p 70MB
Comedic drama about 35-year-old writer Kate Conklin (Gillian Jacobs), who, following the lackluster launch of her debut novel, receives an invitation from her former professor and old crush (Jemaine Clement) to speak at her alma mater. With her book tour cancelled, and her ego deflated, she decides to take the trip, wondering if returning to her old college as a published author might give her the morale boost she sorely needs. Instead, she falls into a comical regression – from misadventures with eccentric twenty-year olds to feelings of jealousy toward her former professor’s new favorite student. Hannah Marks, Kate Micucci, Jorma Taccone and Zoe Chao are also part of the cast.

The Go-Go's     HD1080p 65MB
Documentary about the Go-Go’s. In their early days in the Los Angeles punk scene, Belinda Carlisle and Jane Wiedlin were inspired, ambitious, and determined. They formed an all-girl band, called themselves the Go-Go’s, learned to play their instruments, and wrote their own songs. Their ascent in the early 1980s coalesced with great group chemistry, the birth of MTV and the music video, and their chart-topping album, Beauty and the Beat. However, as the pressure of fame and success grew, a familiar story set in, and hard drugs and alcohol, infighting, and resentment began taking their toll on them.
Now showing/streaming on Showtime.
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Project Power, An American Pickle, Yes God Yes, Most Wanted, Bill & Ted Face the Music

Project Power     HD1080p 44MB
Sci-fi action thriller. On the streets of New Orleans, word begins to spread about a mysterious new pill that unlocks superpowers unique to each user. The catch: You don’t know what will happen until you take it. While some develop bulletproof skin, invisibility, and super strength, others exhibit a deadlier reaction. But when the pill escalates crime within the city to dangerous levels, a local cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) teams with a teenage dealer (Dominique Fishback) and a former soldier fueled by a secret vendetta (Jamie Foxx) to fight power with power and risk taking the pill in order to track down and stop the group responsible for creating it. Rodrigo Santoro, Machine Gun Kelly Amy Landecker and Courtney B. Vance are also part of the cast.
Will start streaming on Netflix August 14.

An American Pickle     HD720p 38MB
Comedy about Herschel Greenbaum (Seth Rogen), a struggling laborer who immigrates to America in 1920 with dreams of building a better life for his beloved family. One day, while working at his factory job, he falls into a vat of pickles and is brined for 100 years. The brine preserves him perfectly and when he emerges in present-day Brooklyn, he finds that he hasn’t aged a day. But when he seeks out his family, he is troubled to learn that his only surviving relative is his great-grandson, Ben Greenbaum (Seth Rogen), a mild-mannered computer coder whom Herschel can’t even begin to understand.
A dialed down Rogen might be a plus. Will start streaming on HBO Max August 6.

Yes, God, Yes     HD1080p 31MB
Comedic coming-of-age drama set in the 00s. After an innocent AOL chat turns racy, a Catholic teenager (Natalia Dyer) discovers masturbating and struggles to suppress her new urges in the face of eternal damnation.
Was very well received last year at the South by Southwest Festival. An earlier teaser: HD1080p 11MB.
Was scheduled for a US release this weekend. But it's difficult to confirm if and in what form that is still the case.

Most Wanted - Target Number One     HD720p 67MB
Crime thriller based on a true story, in which an investigative journalist (Josh Hartnett) unravels a twisted case of entrapment wherein a guy from the wrong side of the tracks, Daniel (Antoine-Olivier Pilon), is forced into a dangerous drug deal against his will and is sentenced to 100 years in a Thai prison. As Daniel endures torture and abuse, the journalist must track down the shady undercover cops benefiting off the conspiracy, while also fighting for Daniel’s freedom. Jim Gaffigan, Amanda Crew and Stephen McHattie are also part of the cast.
Probably not as good as the excellent trailer indicates, but according to reviews still worth a look. Now in limited theatrical release and available on Apple TV.

Bill & Ted Face the Music    HD720p 34MB
Full trailer for a new sequel, about thirty years after the first two films. The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William "Bill" S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore "Ted" Logan (Keanu Reeves). Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends - to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe. Directed by Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest, Fun with Dick and Jane, RED 2).
Looks a bit more promising than the earlier teaser.
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Tesla, Volition, The Old Guard, We Are Little Zombies, Archive

Tesla     HD1080p 27MB
Unconventional biopic written and directed by Michael Almereyda (Hamlet, Experimenter, Marjorie Prime). Brilliant, visionary Nikola Tesla (Ethan Hawke) fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition, then faces thornier challenges with his new system for worldwide wireless energy. The film tracks Tesla’s uneasy interactions with his fellow inventor Thomas Edison (Kyle MacLachlan) and his patron George Westinghouse (Jim Gaffigan). Another thread traces Tesla’s sidewinding courtship of financial titan J.P. Morgan (Donnie Keshawarz), whose daughter Anne (Eve Hewson) takes a more than casual interest in the inventor. Anne analyzes and presents the story as it unfolds, offering a distinctly modern voice to this scientific period drama.

Volition     HD720p 91MB
Indie sci-fi thriller in which a man afflicted with clairvoyance tries to change his fate when a series of events leads to a vision of his own imminent murder.
Received some very favourable reviews. Now available on various streaming platforms.

The Old Guard     HD1080p 30MB
A second trailer for this action movie based on a graphic novel. Forever is harder than it looks. Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (Kiki Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary. Matthias Schoenaerts, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Marwan Kenzari are also part of the cast. Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Secret Life of Bees, Love & Basketball, Beyond the Lights).
Reviews are not as bad as I feared. Now streaming on Netflix.

We Are Little Zombies - Wî â Ritoru Zonbîzu     HD720p 79MB
Difficult to categorise comedic drama from Japan. One sunny day, four young strangers meet by chance at a crematorium. They have all recently lost their parents, but none of them can shed a tear. They are like zombies, devoid of all emotion. Alone in the world at 13 years old with no future, no dreams, and no way to move forward, our protagonists dress themselves in scraps from a garbage dump, track down musical instruments, and decide to form a kick-ass band.
Described as an eccentric cinematic tsunami. Which sounds about right. Now available on various streaming platforms.

Archive     HD720p 82MB
Sci-fi drama set in 2038: George Almore (Theo James) is working on a true human-equivalent AI. His latest prototype is almost ready. This sensitive phase is also the riskiest. Especially as he has a goal that must be hidden at all costs: being reunited with his dead wife (Stacy Martin). Toby Jones and Rhona Mitra are also part of the cast.
Despite starring Theo James received a number of positive reviews. Now available on various streaming platforms.
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Respect, Antebellum, Waiting for the Barbarians, Homemade, The Fight

Respect     HD720p 54MB
Short teaser for the upcoming biopic about Aretha Franklin (Jennifer Hudson) that follows the rise of her career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom. Forest Whitaker, Marlow Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess and Mary J. Blige are also part of the cast.
Scheduled for a December release, in time for awards season.

Antebellum     HD1080p 31MB
International trailer for this interesting looking thriller with horror and time bending elements. The summary reads: Successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late. Marque Richardson II, Eric Lange, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Gabourey Sidibe and Jena Malone are also part of the cast. Directed by music video directors Bush+Renz.
Three earlier, short teasers: Teaser1   Teaser2   Teaser3.

Waiting for the Barbarians     HD720p 72MB
Drama based on a novel by J.M. Coetzee. An administrator (Mark Rylance) of an isolated colonial frontier settlement on the border of an unnamed empire, looks forward to an easy retirement until the arrival of Colonel Joll (Johnny Depp), whose task it is to report on the activities of the ‘barbarians’ and on the security situation on the border. Joll conducts a series of ruthless interrogations. The treatment of the ‘barbarians’ at the hands of the Colonel and the torture of a young ‘barbarian’ woman (Gana Bayarsaikhan) combine to lead the Magistrate to a crisis of conscience and a quixotic act of rebellion. Robert Pattinson and Greta Scacchi are also part of the cast.
Received mixed reviews in Venice.

Homemade     HD1080p 26MB
Short trailer for a collection of 17 short films created by filmmakers around the world. Confined at home as a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak, filmmakers created personal, moving stories that capture our shared experience of life in quarantine. Among them Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty), Pablo Larrain (Jackie), David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water), Nadine Labaki (Caramel), Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham), Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night), Maggie Gyllenhaal and Kristen Stewart.
Now streaming on Netflix. Trailer version with English text inserts: YouTube.

The Fight     HD720p 93MB
Very timely documentary that follows a scrappy team of heroic ACLU lawyers in an electrifying battle over abortion rights, immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights and voting rights.
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Ava, Hamilton, Luxor, The Sunlit Night, Bill & Ted Face the Music

Ava     HD720p 89MB
Action thriller about Ava (Jessica Chastain), who is a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization, traveling the globe specializing in high profile hits. When a job goes dangerously wrong she is forced to fight for her own survival. John Malkovich, Colin Farrell, Common, Geena Davis, Ioan Gruffudd and Joan Chen are also part of the cast. Directed by Tate Taylor (The Girl on the Train, The Help, Get on Up).
First trailer for a somewhat bigger budget movie with a prominent cast in a while.

Hamilton     HD720p 15MB
Short teaser for the Broadway musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, that will start streaming on Disney+ starting July 3rd.
It's featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway. It has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre - a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. Cast members include Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Christopher Jackson, Daveed Diggs, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Anthony Ramos and Phillipa Soo.

Luxor     HD1080p 28MB
Romantic drama set in Egypt. When British aid worker Hana (Andrea Riseborough) returns from working at a clinic at the Jordanian-Syrian border to the ancient city of Luxor, she comes across Sultan (Karim Saleh), a talented archeologist and former lover. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile the choices of the past with the uncertainty of the present.
Cairo Time comes to mind. But reviews indicate the focus is more on Hana's state of mind.

The Sunlit Night     HD1080p 64MB
Romantic comedy that follows an aspiring painter (Jenny Slate) from New York City to the farthest reaches of Arctic Norway for an assignment she hopes will invigorate her work and expand her horizons. In a remote village, among the locals, she meets a fellow New Yorker (Alex Sharp), who has come in search of a proper Viking funeral only to find that the Chief (Zach Galifianakis) is but a re-enactor from Cincinnati. Gillian Anderson, David Paymer and Jessica Hecht are also part of the cast. Hard to belive, but this by-the-numbers romcom is directed by David Wnendt (Wetlands, Combat Girls, Look Who's Back), who so far made very unique movies about unusual subjects.
Looks not as funny as it should, and Sundance reviews mostly aren't very kind.

Bill & Ted Face the Music     HD720p 51MB
Teaser for a new sequel, about thirty years after the first two films. The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William "Bill" S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore "Ted" Logan (Keanu Reeves). Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends - to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe. Directed by Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest, Fun with Dick and Jane, RED 2).
Not sure if this is a good idea.
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Palm Springs, The Nest, Wasp Network, Eurovision Song Contest, Greyhound, Irresistible

Palm Springs     HD1080p 64MB
Groundhog Day-like comedy peppered with thoughtful realizations about the nature of love and loneliness. When carefree Nyles (Andy Samberg) and reluctant maid of honor Sarah (Cristin Milioti) have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated when they find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other. J.K. Simmons, Meredith Hagner, Camila Mendes, Tyler Hoechlin and Peter Gallagher area also part of the cast.
Received very good reviews at Sundance. Will start streaming on Hulu July 10th.

The Nest     HD1080p 25MB
Intense marital drama in which Rory (Jude Law), an ambitious entrepreneur and former commodities broker, persuades his American wife, Allison (Carrie Coon), and their children to leave the comforts of suburban America and return to his native England during the 1980s. Sensing opportunity, Rory rejoins his former firm and leases a centuries-old country manor, with grounds for Allison’s horses and plans to build a stable. Soon the promise of a lucrative new beginning starts to unravel, the couple have to face the unwelcome truths lying beneath the surface of their marriage. Written and directed by Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene).
Was also very well received at Sundance.

Wasp Network     HD1080p 26MB
Spy thriller drama based on a true story. December 1990. Airline pilot René González (Edgar Ramírez) steals a plane and flees Cuba, which is about to topple into an economic crisis precipitated by the collapse of the Soviet Union. Having abandoned his wife (Penélope Cruz) and daughter, René, now based in Miami, is regarded as a coward and a traitor, though in letters home he explains that he is fighting for a more just and prosperous Cuba as a member of the activist organization Brothers to the Rescue. Along with a fellow exile and pilot (Wagner Moura), René gradually becomes more aware of the moral compromises the Brothers make to do their work — and the degree to which the CIA is involved in supporting anti-Castro activities. Ana de Armas and Gael García Bernal are also part of the cast. Written and directed by Olivier Assayas (Irma Vep, Carlos, Clouds of Sils Maria).
Some reviews are lamenting that the material would be better suited for a mini-series like Carlos. Now streaming on Netflix.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga     HD1080p 53MB
When aspiring musicians Lars (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit (Rachel McAdams) are given the opportunity of a lifetime to represent their country at the world’s biggest song competition, they finally have a chance to prove that any dream worth having is a dream worth fighting for. Dan Stevens, Natasia Demetriou and Pierce Brosnan are also part of the cast. Directed by David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers, Fred Claus, Shanghai Knights).
You can't really parody the Eurovision Song Contest. Will start streaming on Netflix June 26. An earlier music video teaser: HD1080p 41MB.

Trailer updates that inform us that the two movies will have online debuts instead of theatrical releases.
Greyhound     HD720p 93MB
Intense war drama set in the early days of WWII, when an international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by captain Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks) in his first command of a U.S. destroyer, crosses the treacherous North Atlantic while hotly pursued by wolf packs of Nazi U-boats. Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan, Elisabeth Shue and Karl Glusman are also part of the cast. Hanks also wrote the screenplay. Directed by Aaron Schneider (Get Low).
Will start streaming on Apple TV starting July 10th.

Irresistible     HD720p 89MB
Comedy about a Democrat political consultant (Steve Carell) who helps a retired ex-Marine colonel (Chris Cooper) run for mayor in a small Wisconsin town. Rose Byrne, Topher Grace, Natasha Lyonne and Mackenzie Davis are also part of the cast. Written and directed by Jon Stewart (Rosewater).
Will be available for streaming June 26th.
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Shirley, The Vast of Night, Another Round, Judy & Punch, Christo, The Gates, Walking on Water

Shirley     HD720p 72MB
Psychological thriller drama in which renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson (Elisabeth Moss) is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds (Odessa Young, Logan Lerman) upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband (Michael Stuhlbarg). The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naïve young couple at their door. Directed by Josephine Decker (Madeline's Madeline, Butter on the Latch, Thou Wast Mild and Lovely), who so far has mainly made more experimental films. This one seems to be more accessible, and was very well received at festivals.
Looks like another remarkable performance by Moss. Now available on streaming platforms.

The Vast of Night     HD720p 31MB
Very well-made, low-budget, mystery drama set in the twilight of the 1950s, on one fateful night in New Mexico, a young, winsome switchboard operator Fay and charismatic radio DJ Everett discover a strange audio frequency that could change their small town and the future forever. Dropped phone calls, AM radio signals, secret reels of tape forgotten in a library, switchboards, crossed patchlines and an anonymous phone call lead Fay and Everett on a scavenger hunt toward the unknown.
Received very good reviews, it is streaming since last week on amazon.

Another Round - Druk     HD1080p 26MB
Trailer for the latest (satirical) social drama directed by Thomas Vinterberg (The Celebration, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Hunt). There's a theory that we should be born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood, and that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing our problems and increasing our creativity. Heartened by that theory, Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on an experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday.
I hope it will shine a light oo everyday, "casual" alcoholism. It's part of the official selection for Cannes, even though though the festival won't really be taking place this year.

Judy & Punch     HD720p 80MB
US trailer for this darkly comic fable – part revenge story, part fantasy epic. In the town of Seaside (nowhere near the sea), husband and wife puppeteers Punch and Judy stage their shows for rowdy, mob-minded locals for whom a great day out is usually the public stoning of a fellow citizen (invariably a woman accused of witchcraft or some other spurious crime). Though Punch (Damon Herriman) proclaims himself the greatest puppeteer and his beating stick rouses cheers from the crowd, it’s Judy (Mia Wasikowska) who breathes artistry into the otherwise crude show. But during a drinking bout and a tragic mishap with their child, the hot-tempered Punch brutally beats Judy, leaving her for dead in the woods. Taken in by Doctor Goodtime and a society of outcasts, Judy plots her revenge.
Makes its point a lot less powerful than I was hoping for. Already released in much of the rest of the world, it's now available for streaming in the US.

The Gates     YouTube
Walking on Water     HD720p 101MB
Christo passed away this week, so I want to round up the entry by mentioning two documentaries about his work that I can recommend.
The Gates, a doc about a project from 2005, for which he and his wife Jeanne-Claude installed 7,503 vinyl "gates" along 23 miles (37 km) of pathways in Central Park in New York City. From each gate hung a panel of deep saffron-colored nylon fabric. (For which for some reason there doesn't seem to exist a trailer on YouTube.)
And more recently, Walking on Water, about The Floating Piers. It consisted of 70,000 square meters of yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 226,000 high-density polyethylene cubes installed in 2016 at Lake Iseo near Brescia, Italy. The fabric created a walkable surface between Sulzano, Monte Isola and the island of San Paolo.
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Tenet, The Old Guard, Da 5 Bloods, Lucky Grandma, The Lovebirds

Tenet     HD720p 120MB   HD1080p 205MB
Second trailer for the latest time-bending movie written and directed by Christopher Nolan (Inception, Dunkirk, Interstellar). As it is often the case with his films, the plot is kept tightly under wraps. It is described as an action epic revolving around international espionage, time travel, and evolution. Cast members include John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clemence Poesy, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, Dimple Kapadia, Himesh Patel, Denzil Smith and Martin Donovan.
As always, decide for yourself, if you want to see more footage beforehand. Still scheduled for a worldwide theatrical release in July.

The Old Guard     HD1080p 51MB
Action movie based on a graphic novel. Forever is harder than it looks. Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (Kiki Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary. Matthias Schoenaerts, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Marwan Kenzari are also part of the cast. Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Secret Life of Bees, Love & Basketball, Beyond the Lights).
Will start streaming on Netflix July 10th, which I fear isn't a sign of quality.

Da 5 Bloods     HD720p 41MB
Trailer for the latest movie directed by Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman, Malcolm X, Chi-Raq). It tells the story of four African-American Vets — Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) — who return to Vietnam. Searching for the remains of their fallen Squad Leader (Chadwick Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure, our heroes, joined by Paul's concerned son (Jonathan Majors), battle forces of Man and Nature — while confronted by the lasting ravages of The Immorality of The Vietnam War. Jean Reno and Mélanie Thierry are also part of the cast.
Will start streaming on Netflix June 12th.

Lucky Grandma     HD720p 63MB
Comedic drama (in Chinese) set in the heart of Chinatown, New York, about an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old Grandma who is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family. When a local fortune teller predicts a most auspicious day in her future, she decides to head to the casino and goes all in, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck ... suddenly attracting the attention of some local gangsters. Desperate to protect herself, Grandma employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang and soon finds herself right in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.
This looks like fun. Now available via streaming services.

The Lovebirds     HD1080p 31MB
Action-comedy about a couple (Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani) that experiences a defining moment in their relationship when they are unintentionally embroiled in a murder mystery. As their journey to clear their names takes them from one extreme – and hilarious – circumstance to the next, they must figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.Paul Sparks, Anna Camp and Kyle Bornheimer are also part of the cast. Directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick).
Looks not as funny as it should be. Started streaming on Netflix today.
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Capone, Arkansas, How to Build a Girl, The Trip to Greece, Jungle Cruise

Capone     HD720p 56MB
Crime drama about Alfonse Capone (Tom Hardy) who was once a ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, and was the most infamous and feared gangster of American lore. At the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots Alfonse’s mind and his past becomes present. Harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life. As he spends his final year surrounded by family with the FBI lying in wait, this ailing patriarch struggles to place the memory of the location of millions of dollars he hid away on his property. Linda Cardellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Jack Lowden and Matt Dillon are also part of the cast. Written and directed by Josh Trank (Fantastic Four, Chronicle).
Will be available on streaming services starting May 12th.

Arkansas     HD720p 103MB
Crime thriller with comedic elements about Kyle (Liam Hemsworth) and Swin (Clark Duke) who live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin named Frog (Vince Vaughn), whom they’ve never met. Posing as junior park rangers by day, they operate as low-level drug couriers by night under the watchful eye of Frog’s proxies (John Malkovich, Vivica A. Fox). Clark Duke's directorial debut.
Reviews are mixed. Now available on various streaming platforms.

How to Build a Girl     HD1080p 47MB
Coming-of-age comedy set in England in the 1990s, that charts a sweet, geeky teenage girl's (Beanie Feldstein) meteoric rise, from living in her crowded Wolverhampton home with four brothers, one depressed mum, one failed drummer turned unlicensed dog breeder dad (Paddy Considine), to music critic infamy after she responds to a London music magazine's call for new writers, even though she knows virtually nothing about contemporary music. Alfie Allen is also part of the cast, plus cameos by Chris O'Dowd and Emma Thompson.
Looks very charming and fun. Will be available on demand starting May 8th.

The Trip to Greece     HD1080p 61MB
After England, Italy and Spain, the fourth trip by Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan. When Odysseus left Troy it took him ten years to get back to his home in Ithaca. Steve and Rob have only six days on their own personal odyssey in their Trip to Greece. On the way they argue about tragedy and comedy, astronomy and biology, myth, history, democracy and the meaning of life. Featuring locations such as: Temple of Apollo at Delphi, the Ancient Agora of Athens, the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, the unique island of Hydra, the Caves of Diros, Nestor’s Palace, Niokastro Fortress in Pylos, and Ancient Stagira, as well as a lot of shooting in restaurants and hotels. Again directed by Michael Winterbottom.
I fear increasingly diminishing returns, but seeing some ruins of Ancient Greece may make it worth a look.

Jungle Cruise     HD720p 86MB
A leftover, second trailer from before the shutdown, for another attempt to turn a theme park ride into a multi-billion action adventure franchise, to be in theatres next July. It's about a charismatic riverboat captain (Dwayne Johnson) and a determined explorer (Emily Blunt) on a research mission. Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons and Paul Giamatti are also part of the cast. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Orphan, Run All Night).
Still scheduled to be in theatres in July, just one year later.