|The Power of the Dog
|Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Judi Dench, Jude Hill, and Colin Morgan
Synopsis: A young boy and his working class family experience the tumultuous late 1960s.
|Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green
Cast: Will Smith, Jon Bernthal, Tony Goldwyn, Dylan McDermott, Saniyya Sidney, and Demi Singleton
Synopsis: A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.
|Director: Jane Campion
Cast: Thomasin McKenzie, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Keith Carradine, Frances Conroy, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Adam Beach
Synopsis: Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.
|Director: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Willem Dafoe, Ron Perlman, Toni Collette, Mary Steenburgen, David Strathairn, Clifton Collins Jr., Richard Jenkins, and Holt McCallany
Synopsis: An ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.
|Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Benny Safdie, Skyler Gisondo, Emma Dumont, and Joseph Cross
Synopsis: Set in 1970s San Fernando Valley, the film follows a high school student, who is also a successful child actor.
|West Side Story
|The Tragedy of Macbeth
|Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Javier Bardem, and Charlotte Rampling
Synopsis: Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.
|Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Corey Stoll, Brian d’Arcy James, and Rita Moreno
Synopsis: An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.
|Director: Joel Coen
Cast: Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Brendan Gleeson, Harry Melling, Corey Hawkins, Sean Patrick Thomas, and James Udom
Synopsis: A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and his ambitious wife supports him in his plans of seizing power.
|Director: Pablo Larraín
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Jack Farthing, Sean Harris, and Sally Hawkins
Synopsis: During her Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, Diana decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles.
|Director: Sian Heder
Cast: Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Lonnie Farmer, and Daniel Durant
Synopsis: As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family’s fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents.
Twenty Films On the Radar:
- House of Gucci (MGM/United Artists)
- Cyrano (MGM)
- Tick, Tick… Boom! (Netflix)
- The Last Duel (20th Century)
- C’mon C’mon (A24)
- Flee (Neon)
- Parallel Mothers (Sony Pictures)
- Don’t Look Up (Netflix)
- A Journal for Jordan (Sony Pictures)
- Blue Bayou (Focus Features)
- The Harder They Fall (Netflix)
- Mass (Bleeker Street)
- Last Night in Soho (Focus Features)
- The French Dispatch (Searchlight Pictures)
- A Hero (Amazon)
- Passing (Netflix)
- The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Searchlight)
- The Tender Bar (Amazon)
- Cry Macho (Warner Brothers)
- The Many Saints of Newark (Warner Brothers)