NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20, 2018:

 

 

Along Came Jones (Classic) 

Genre: Western

Director: Stuart Heisler

Starring: Gary Cooper, Loretta Young

A good-natured saddle tramp traveling with his sidekick, is mistaken for a ruthless outlaw with a price on his head.

 

Daddy's Home 2

Genre: Comedy

Director: Sean Anders

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardinelli 

In the sequel to the 2015 global smash, Dusty and Brad have joined forces to provide their kids the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty's old-school, macho dad and Brad's ultra-affectionate and emotional dad arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.

 

Douce (Foreign Language - French) 

Genre: Drama

Director: Claude Autant-Lara

In Paris in 1887, Irène works as a governess to Douce, the grand-daughter of the dowager Countess de Bonafé. Douce believes she is in love with Fabien, the handsome manager of the estate. However she cannot hope to marry him because of their class difference. Douce's widowed father, the Count de Bonafé, has a wooden leg, and is infatuated with Irène. Douce discovers that Fabien is planning to flee to Quebec with Irène, and also finds out that the Count has asked Irène to marry him. So Douce tells Fabien this and convinces him to run away with her, causing consternation in the family.

 

The Florida Project

Genre: Drama

Director: Sean Baker

Starring: Willem Dafoe

Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

 

The Girl Without Hands (Foreign Language - French) 

Genre: Animated

Director: Sebastian Laudenbach

In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes from the Devil who, in revenge, deprives her of her hands. So begins a long journey towards the light. It is the audacious feature debut from acclaimed short filmmaker Sebastien Laudenbach, whose beautiful and dreamlike take on the Brothers Grimm story has created an adult fairytale destined to become a classic.

 

The Hero (Foriegn Language - Bengali)

Genre: Drama

Director: Satyajit Ray

A matinee idol Arindam Mukherjee is going by train to collect an acting award. On the train, he is confronted by a journalist Aditi who somewhat unwillingly starts to take his interview. Arindam, won over by Aditi's naivete, starts to disclose his past, his fears and his secrets.

 

Le Mariage De Chiffon (Foreign Language - French)

Genre: Drama

Director: Claude Autant-Lara

"Chiffon" is an eccentric young aristocratic girl, who is struggling to comply with the social conventions of the community.

 

Lettres D'Amour (Foreign Language - French)

Genre: Drama

 Director: Claude Autant-Lara

France, 1855. Zélie Fontaine, a twenty-odd-year-old widow and the post mistress of the small provincial town of Argenson, has accepted to receive love letters to Hortense de la Jacquerie, the prefect's wife, under her name. But Hortense decides to break up with her lover, François du Portal. François will not hear of it and, with a view to regaining her love, manages to be appointed deputy prosecutor in Argenson. Trouble can't help following.

 

The Same Kind of Different As Me 

Genre: Drama

Director: Michael Carney

 Starring: Renee Zellweger, Jon Voigt

International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to Deborah, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.

 

Steve McQueen: American Icon (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

An avid fan of the actor, and owner of a replica of McQueen's car in the classic film Bullitt, Pastor Greg Laurie hits the road in his mint Mustang, traveling the country in search of the true, untold story of McQueen's redemption-filled final chapters.

 

A Summer Story

Genre: Drama

Director: Piers Haggard

Starring: James Wilby, Susannah York

A country girl has a brief, life-shattering moment when she falls for a young lawyer. Adapted from John Galsworthy's The Apple Tree, the film tells of the relationship between a young London lawyer, Frank Ashton and Megan David, the innocent girl who helps him during his recovery from a twisted ankle at the farm where she lives. The attraction between the two is overpowering; they make love in the farm hayloft and vow never to be parted. But Frank goes to Torquay where he meets an old friend.

 

 Sylvie et Le Fantome (Foreign Language - French)

Genre: Drama

Director: Claude Autant-Lara

On the eve of her 16th birthday, Sylvie's father needs cash to stay in his castle so he sells Sylvie's favorite thing, a painting of Alain, the lover of Sylvie's grandmother, killed in a duel. Alain's ghost lives in the castle and Sylvie senses his presence, thinks she loves him, and fears that romance from the living will never come her way. Dad prepares a midnight surprise for Sylvie and her party guests: the appearance of the phantom. He's hired an actor, but two young men in love with Sylvie also volunteer to don white robes: Fred, the rich kid who bought the painting, and Ramure, a jewel thief in hiding. The youths declare their love, and Alain's ghost helps resolve all.

 

Underground (Foreign Language - Serbian) 

Genrre: Comedy

Director: Emir Kusturica

Surreal drama about basement-dwelling Yugoslavians who believe WWII is still going on.

 

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NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 13, 2018:

 

Act & Punishment (Non-Fiction) 

Genre: Documentary

Director: Yevgeni Mitta

Pussy Riot, a Russian punk rock group formed to express notions of female independence, received worldwide support for their resistance in the face of corrupt leadership.

 

The Ballad of Lefty Brown

Genre: Western

Director: Jared Moshe

Starring: Bill Pullman, Peter Fonda

A blind woman's relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about the two of them.

 

Blade of the Immortal (Foreign Language - Japanese)

Genre: Action

Director: Takashi Miike

Set in the vast, desolate plains of Montana, it is an ode to the traditional revenge western. When famed frontier lawman and Montana's first elected senator Eddie Johnson is brutally murdered, his longtime sidekick and friend, Lefty Brown, will stop at nothing to avenge his death.

 

A Bond Unbroken (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

A eunion 40 years in the making. After decades of wondering what became of their combat interpreter, a group of U.S. Navy SEALs attempts to find Nguyen Hoang Minh, left behind in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. When they discover him living in abject poverty, the bond they forged during the conflict is so strong that the entire SEAL community takes up funds to ensure that Minh has financial security for the rest of his life.

 

Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape (Non-Fiction) 

Genre: Documentary

Director: Zack Taylor

Cassette inventor Lou Ottens digs through his past to figure out why the audiotape won't die. Rock veterans like Henry Rollins, Thurston Moore, and Ian MacKaye join a legion of young bands releasing music on tape to push Lou along on his journey to remember.

 

Dali's Greatest Secret (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

The story of artist Salvador Dali and Vision of Hell, a painting that was hidden under a nun's bed for 30 years yet had a profound effect on the life and work of Dali.

 

Dealt (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

Director: Luke Korem

One of the most renowned card magicians of all time, Richard Turner astounds audiences around the world with his legendary sleight of hand. What they may not even realize, and what makes his achievements even more amazing, is that he is completely blind. Charting Turner's colorful like from his tumultuous childhood to the present, it reveals how through determination and force of will, he overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to rise to the top of his profession.

 

The Deuce (Series)

Genre: Drama

Starring: James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Chronicles the rise of the porn industry that began in New York City in 1971-72, driven by the gradual legalization of porn and a politically motivated effort to 'clean up' Times Square. Over the course of eight episodes, viewers will get an up-close look at a gritty world of sex, crime, high times and sudden violence, as the porn business begins its climb to legitimacy, cultural permanence, and billion-dollar profitability.

 

A Fanatic Heart (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

Director: Gerry Hoban

A biography of the poet W. B. Yeats and his contribution to the Irish independence movement as a Protestant nationalist.

 

Games (Classic)

Genre: Drama

Director: Curtis Harrington

Starring: Katherine Ross, Simone Signoret

Wealthy socialite couples find themselves in over their heads in the psychological thriller Games. After inviting a mysterious woman into their home, the couple discovers her psychic abilities and asks her to arrange some 'mind games' for their amusement. The sun soon turns dangerous when one of the games goes horribly wrong.

 

A Gray State (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

Director: Erik Nelson

In 2010, David Crowley, an Iraq veteran, aspiring filmmaker, and charismatic up-and-coming voice in fringe politics, began production on his film. Set in a dystopian near future where civil liberties are trampled by an unrestrained federal government, the film's crowdfunded trailer was enthusiastically received by the burgeoning online community of libertarians, Tea Party activists, and members of the nascent alt-right.

 

Night of the Living Dead (Classic)

Genre: Horror

Director: George Romero

Starring: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea

There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these bloodthirsty, flesh-eating monsters.

 

Orchestra Rehearsal (Foreign Language - Italian)

Genre: Drama

Director: Federico Fellini

A rehearsal exemplifies the turmoil of Italian society in this film by Fellini.

 

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Genre: Drama

Directors: Dan Gilroy

Starring: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell

Denzel Washington stars as Roman Israel, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, finds himself in a crisis that leads to extreme action.

 

The Sinner (Series)

Genre: Drama

Starring: Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman

The story follows a young mother who, when on a day trip with her husband and son, commits a startling act of violence and, to her horror, has no idea why. The event launches an inverted and utterly surprising crime thriller whose driving force is not the 'who' or the 'what,' but the 'why.' When an investigator finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman's buried motive, together they travel a harrowing journey into the depths of her psyche.


Teenage Cocktail

Genre: Drama

Director: John Carchietta

Starring: Nichole Bloom

High school student Annie is having trouble adapting to her new school after a move: she's bullied by fellow students and can't connect with her classmates until she meets Jules, a free-spirited girl with dreams of escaping their small town. The two become fast friends and soon spend all their free time together. After a romance starts to bloom between them, Annie's inhibitions begin to fade and she discovers Jules makes extra cash by performing flirtatious and seductive webcam shows.

 

The Thomas Crown Affair (Classic)

Genre: Drama

Directors: Norman Jewison

Starring: Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway

Millionaire Thomas Crowne plans to rob a Boston Bank just for the thrill. Insurance Investigator Vicky Anderson plans to bust him for it, but instead slowly falls in love with him.

 

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NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6, 2018:

 

 

Aida's Secrets (Non-Fiction) 

Genre: Documentary

In this moving documentary, the discovery of records from WWII sparks a family's quest for answers as two brothers separated as babies reunite with each other and their elderly mother, who hid more from them than just each other.

 

All I See Is You

Genre: Drama

Director: Marc Foster

Starring: Blake Lively

A blind woman's relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about the two of them.

 

A Bad Mom's Christmas 

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Miles Kunis, Kristen Bell

three underappreciated and overburdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. If creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn't hard enough, they have to do all of that while hosting and entertaining their own mothers.

 

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

Genre: Animated

Down in the darkest alleys, there is a killer on the loose. Preying on the city's women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon tries to calm the fears of Gotham's citizens over the butcher named Jack the Ripper, the masked vigilante Batman does some detective work of his own, with the help of the sultry and surefooted Selina Kyle.

 

Elevator to the Gallows (Foreign Language - French) 

Genre: Drama

Director: Louis Malle

Starring: Jeanne Moreau

A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.

 

Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season (Series)

Genre: Drama

Contains all 7 episodes: Dragonstone; Stormborn; The Queen's Justice; The Spoils of War; Eastwatch; Beyond the Wall; and The Dragon and the Wolf.

 

Inferno (Foreign Language - French)

Genre: Drama

Director: Henri-Geirges Clouzet

Starring: Romy Schneider

One of the great, unfinished works in film history, Inferno, by Henri-Georges Clouzot was an audaciously experimental film with a virtually unlimited budget that was stopped only three weeks into production. Working closely with Clouzot's widow, Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra Medrea reconstruct Clouzot's original vision, filling and explaining the gaps with new interviews, re-enactments and Clouzot's own notes and storyboards, delivering an in-depth look at the masterpiece that might have been.

 

LBJ

Genre: Drama

Director: Rob Reiner

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh

The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.

 

Only The Brave 

Genre: Drama

Director: Joseph Kosinski

Starring: Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges

Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.

 

Pom Poko (Anime)

Genre: Animated

Director: Isao Takahata.

Celebrate the magic of the forest and the beauty of the creatures that live among us. An extraordinary tale of transformation and hope is told as the human world begins to encroach upon the animal world.

 

Suburbicon

Genre: Drama

Director: George Clooney

Starring: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore

A peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns, the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. The tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge must navigate the town's dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence. This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices.

 

Taboo (Series)

Genre: Drama

Starring: Tom hardy, Oona Chaplin

Danger-courting excursionist James Delaney returns to London in 1814 in order to attend his father's funeral. He inherits his notorious father's shipping empire, as well as all of the enemies and debts his father's dubious dealings had picked up along with it.

 

Take Every Wave (Non-Fiction) 

Genre: Documentary

Director: Rory Kennedy

Laird Hamilton is perhaps the greatest big wave surfer of all time, a living legend who has tamed some of the world's mightiest waves. Amongst the surf community, he is also one of the most controversial figures, an innovator who has revolutionized the sport often to the dismay of purists. This thrilling, up-close portrait traces Hamilton's remarkable journey, from his rebellious childhood in Hawaii to his fearless first forays into surfing to his relentless pursuit of ever-bigger waves.

 

The Unknown Girl (Foreign Language - French)

Genre: Drama

Directors: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Starring: Adele Haenel

One evening after work hours, Jenny, a young doctor, allows the door buzzer at the small clinic where she works to go unanswered. It's only later that she learns that the person ringing was an unidentified African woman found dead shortly after by the side of a road. Consumed by the thought that she is to blame, Jenny embarks on an obsessive crusade to discover who the anonymous woman was and to see to it that she is not forgotten.

 

Walking Out

Genre: Drama

Directors: Alex and Andrew Smith

Starring: Josh Wiggins, Bill Pullman

An urban teenager journeys to Montana to hunt big game with his estranged father. Father and son struggle to connect, until a brutal encounter in the heart of the wilderness changes everything.

 

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NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 30, 2018:

 

 

Dina (Non-Fiction) 

Genre: Documentary

Dina's getting married in a few weeks and there's still so much to do. She has to move her boyfriend, Scott, from his parents' house to her apartment, and settle him in to only the second home he's ever had, all while juggling his schedule as an early morning Walmart door greeter. She has to get her dress, confirm arrangements with the venue, and make peace with her family, who remain nervous for their beloved Dina after the death of her first husband.

 

 

God's Own Country

Genre: Drama

Dir: Frances Lee

Starring: Josh O'Connor, Gemma Jones

Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

 

 

Kameradschaft (Foreign Language - German) 

Genre: Drama

Director: GW Pabst

Starring: Alexander Granach

When a coal mine collapses on the frontier between Germany and France, trapping a team of French miners inside, workers on both sides of the border spring into action, putting aside national prejudices and wartime grudges to launch a dangerous rescue operation.

 

 

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women 

Genre: Drama

Director: Angela Robinson

Starring: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hallf

The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, the polyamorous relationship between his wife and his mistress, the creation of his beloved comic book character Wonder Woman, and the controversy the comic generated.

 

 

Raw Deal (Classic)

Genre: Drama

Director: Anthony Mann

Starring:  Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor

Joe Sullivan has taken the rap for Rick who double-crosses him with a flawed escape plan and other means intended to get rid of him.


 

The Square (Foreign Language - Swedish)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Ruben Ostlund

Starring: Elizabeth Moss, Dominic West

A poignant satirical drama reflecting the times, about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person's need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.

 

 

Victoria - Season Two (Series) 

Genre: Drama

Starring: Jenna Colman, Tom Hughes

The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.

 

 

Westfront 1918 (Foreign Language - German)

Genre: Drama

Director: GW Pabst

Starring: Claus Clausen

G. W. Pabst brought the war movie into a new era with his first sound film, a mercilessly realistic depiction of the nightmare that scarred a generation, in the director's native Germany and beyond. Digging into the trenches with four infantrymen stationed in France in the final months of World War I, Pabst illustrates the harrowing ordeals of battle with unprecedented naturalism, as the men are worn away in body and spirit by firefights, and the disillusion that greets them on the home front.

 

 

The Witches (Foriegn Language - Italian)

Genre: Drama

Starring: Clint Eastwood 

A film of five separate comedy to drama segments.

 

 

Young in Heart (Classic)

Genre: Drama

Director: Richard Wallace

Starring: Janet Gaynor, Paulette Goddard

The Carleton family will do anything for money, except work. They meet a lonely old woman who decides to take them into her home. George-Anne Carleton, the savvy and cynical baby of the family, hatches the perfect plan: pretend to be decent hardworking people in the hopes that the old woman rewrites her will in their favor! How long can you play a role before you actually become it?

 

 

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NEW DVDS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 23, 2018:

 

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Season Two (Series)

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood

Vast dangers lurking in the fantasy realm navigate a path to Earth, becoming a threat in reality, and it's up to Dirk and the gang to stop them in their tracks. But first, they need to find each other. Based on the novels by Douglas Adams.

 

Forbidden City, USA (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

Director: Arthur Dong

It was the swinging 30s. The big bands of the 40s. It was San Francisco night life Baghdad by the Bay. And the crowds were packing the nation's premiere all-Chinese nightclub, Forbidden City. Like the Cotton Club of Harlem which featured America's finest African American entertainers, Forbidden City gained an international reputation with its unique showcase of Chinese American performers in eye-popping all-American extravaganzas. Forbidden City, U.S.A. captures this little-known chapter of entertainment history and takes it center stage.

 

Geostorm

Genre: Drama

Director: Dean Devlin

Starring: Gerard Butler, Ed Harris

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong. The system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it's a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything.

 

Girl Flu

Genre: Comedy

Director: Dorie Barton

Starring: Katee Sackhoff

Twelve-year-old Bird has to become a woman, whether she wants to or not, when she gets her first period and is ditched by her impulsive, free-spirited mom.

 

Goodbye, Christopher Robin

Genre: Drama

Director: Simon Curtis

Starring: Domnhall Gleason

A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive, Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

 

Jawbone

Genre: Drama

Director: Thomas Napper

Starring: Ian MacShane, Ray Winstone

Jimmy McCabe steps back into the ring decades after his stardom as a boxing teen have faded. Jimmy tries to regain his magic by training hard and fighting though. But to earn real money, he must take part in a savage, unlicensed match that could end his career, and his life.

 

The Killing of the Sacred Deer

Genre: Drama

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell

Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

 

The Long Island Railroad Massacre (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

Director: Charlie Minn

The worst crime in Long Island history occurred when twenty-five people were shot on a commuter train headed from New York City to Long Island. This is their story.

 

My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

Genre: Animated

Director: Dash Shaw

Dash and his best friend Assaf are preparing for another year at Tides High School muckraking on behalf of their widely distributed but little-read school newspaper, edited by their friend Verti. But just when a blossoming relationship between Assaf and Verti threatens to destroy the boys' friendship, Dash learns of the administration's cover-up that puts all the students in danger.

 

Opera

Genre: Horror

Director: Dario Argento

Starring: Christina Marsillach

A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself

 

Private Property (Classic)

Genre: Drama

Director: Leslie Stevens

Starring: Warren Oates, Kate Manx

An arrogant criminal offers to seduce a woman for his dim, sexually inexperienced partner.

 

Rat Fink (Classic)

Genre: Drama

Director: James Landis

Starring: Schuyler Haydn, Hal Boker

A long thought-lost cult film from the 1960's depicting a psychotic folk-rocker who will stop at nothing to clear all obstacles from his path to musical stardom in Hollywood.

 

The Sunshine Makers (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

Director: Cosmo Fielding-Mellin

The story of Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, the unlikely duo at the heart of 1960s American drug counter-culture.

 

Thank You For Your Service

Genre: Drama

Director: Jason Hall

Starring: Haley Bennett, Miles Teller

A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggles to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

 

What You're Meant To Be (Non-Fiction)

Genre: Documentary

Director: Paul Fegan

When a Scottish indie pop artist decides to re-write his country's oldest songs, the only thing standing in his way is an ageing folk singer and centuries of history.

 

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