(Focus Features) (TIFF; Middleburg; Mill Valley)
|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
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|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: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Vanessa Hudgens, Robin de Jesus, Alexandra Shipp, Judith Light, and Bradley Whitford
Synopsis: On the cusp of his 30th birthday, a promising young theater composer navigates love, friendship and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City.
|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.
Twenty Films On the Radar:
- C’mon C’mon (A24)
- Coda (Apple TV)
- The Lost Daughter (Netflix)
- Being the Ricardos (Amazon)
- House of Gucci (MGM/United Artists)
- Flee (Neon)
- Parallel Mothers (Sony Pictures)
- Don’t Look Up (Netflix)
- Mass (Bleeker Street)
- Cyrano (MGM)
- The Tender Bar (Amazon)
- The Last Duel (20th Century)
- A Hero (Amazon)
- The Harder They Fall (Netflix)
- The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Searchlight)
- A Journal for Jordan (Sony Pictures)
- The Worst Person in the World (Neon)
- The Hand of God (Netflix)
- Passing (Netflix)
- In the Heights (Warner Brothers)