New in Cinema… 11th August, 2017

A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal—a wholly-unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.  A nun and several girls become the target of a dollmaker´s possessed creation in  Annabelle: Creation. Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton is Atomic Blonde, equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission.  In a gripping true story, Pawn Sacrifice, set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire.  An unknown accident occurs in Tokyo Bay’s Aqua Line, which causes an emergency cabinet to assemble. Godzilla is back in Shin Godzilla.


 

A Ghost Story (12A)

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Dir. David Lowery, US, 2017, 92 mins

Cast: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, McColm Cephas Jr.

With A Ghost Story, acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection.

Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away.

Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal—a wholly-unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.

Trailer     Official Site

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Annabelle: Creation (15)

Horror | Mystery | Thriller

Dir. David F. Sandberg , US, 2017, 109 mins

Cast: Alicia Vela-Bailey, Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman

In “Annabelle 2,” several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker´s possessed creation, Annabelle.

Trailer     Official Site

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Atomic Blonde (15)

Action | Mystery | Thriller

Dir. David Leitch, US, 2017, 115 mins

Cast: Sofia Boutella, Charlize Theron, James McAvoy

The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission.

Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

Trailer     Official Site

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Le Doulos (R/I)(12A)

Crime | Thriller

Dir. Jean-Pierre Melville, France/Italy , 1962, 108 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Jean Desailly

Maurice, a burglar, is released from prison. Almost immediately, but with some reluctance, he commits murder; an act of vengeance for a past wrong.

From then on he descends into a world of moral ambiguity, rife with suspicion and distrust, as he hunts for the betrayer that first put him behind bars.

Trailer     Official Site

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Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature, The (U)

Animation | Adventure | Comedy

Dir. Cal Brunker , Canada/US/South Korea , 2017

Cast: Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph          

Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back. We are once again in Oakton where the evil mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place.

Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park.

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Overdrive

Action | Thriller

Dir. Antonio Negret, France/US, 2017, 96 mins, Some Subtitles

Cast: Ana de Armas, Scott Eastwood, Gaia Weiss

The story centers on two car thieves, brothers, who journey to the south of France for new opportunities and wind up in the cross hairs of the local crime boss.

Andrew and Garrett Foster (Scott Eastwood and Freddie Thorp) are thieves who specialize in luxury cars, only the most expensive cars. They’ve been hired to steal a gorgeous Bugatti 1937 valued million euros, so they head to the south of France for the job.

But they get caught, and Jacomo Morier (Simon Abkarian), the local crime boss who owns the Bugatti, doesn’t take it lightly. In exchange for their lives the two brothers will have to steal a car from Max Klemp (Clemens Schick), Morier’s arch-rival, and not any car, Morier wants them to steal Klemp’s 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, his most prized car.

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Pawn Sacrifice (12A)

Biography | Drama | Sport

Dir. Edward Zwick , US/Canada, 2014, 115 mins

Cast: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard

In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire.

Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, PAWN SACRIFICE chronicles Fischer’s terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.

Trailer     Official Site

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Shin Godzilla (12A)

Action | Adventure | Drama

Dirs. Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi, Japan, 2016, 120 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara

An unknown accident occurs in Tokyo Bay’s Aqua Line, which causes an emergency cabinet to assemble.

All of the sudden, a giant creature immediately appears, destroying town after town with its landing reaching the capital. This mysterious giant monster is named “Godzilla”.

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Step (PG)

Documentary

Dir. Amanda Lipitz, US, 2017, 83 mins

Cast: Paula Dofat, Cori Grainger, Tayla Solomon

STEP is the true-life story of a girls’ high-school step team against the background of the heart of Baltimore. These young women learn to laugh, love and thrive – on and off the stage – even when the world seems to work against them. Empowered by their teachers, teammates, counselors, coaches and families, they chase their ultimate dreams: to win a step championship and to be accepted into college.

This all female school is reshaping the futures of its students’ lives by making it their goal to have every member of their senior class accepted to and graduate from college, many of whom will be the first in their family to do so. Deeply insightful and emotionally inspiring, STEP embodies the true meaning of sisterhood through a story of courageous young women worth cheering for.

Trailer     Official Site

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Tom Of Finland (18)

Biography | Drama

Dir. Dome Karukoski , Finland/Swede/Denmark/Germany/US, 2017, 115 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Jakob Oftebro, Werner Daehn, Jimmy Shaw          

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing.

He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children.

Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specializing in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work – made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’ – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

Trailer     Official Site

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