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  • The Banker
  • The Banker (R)

    Between the Trump family and Wall Street corruption, it can be hard for modern moviegoers to imagine real estate moguls and bankers as heroes in any setting. more...
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  • Beastie Boys Story
  • Beastie Boys Story

    As Beastie Boys Story opens in a live theater setting it begs the question of whether we’re in for little more than a hip-hop TED Talk, but it’s soon clear that the forum is more suitable for the group to tell their tale than the standard talking-head-filled music doc. more...
  • The Coldest Game

    You’d expect a film that involves espionage and a high-stakes chess tournament during the height of the Cold War to leave you on the edge of your seat. more...
  • Deerskin
  • Deerskin

    They say the clothes make the man, but in this bizarre horror comedy from French musician-director Quentin Dupieux (Rubber, Reality), the clothes become him. more...
  • Earth
  • Earth

    It would seem that Austrian documentary filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter (Our Daily Bread, Homo Sapiens) has made a career of honing in on subjects at the core of our contemporary existential crisis, ranging from industrial food production, the rise of nationalism, and, now, the large-scale desecration of the earth through mining and other disruptive practices. more...
  • A Fall From Grace

    An elderly woman finds herself the victim of a scam in Tyler Perry Studios's first thriller to be released on Netflix, A Fall From Grace. more...
  • Fourteen
  • Fourteen

    The fifth feature by critic-turned-filmmaker Dan Sallitt explores the lifelong friendship between two fledgling Brooklynites, Mara (Tallie Medel from the director’s previous film, The Unspeakable Act) and Jo (Norma Kuhling). more...
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  • Horse Girl
  • Horse Girl (R)

    Cowritten by Alison Brie and director Jeff Baena, Horse Girl starts off as a basic quirky indie rom-com about a socially awkward girl named Sarah (Brie) who loves horses and supernatural shows starring Matthew Gray Gubler. more...