Picture – Good As Gold

Belfast

(Focus Features) (TIFF; Middleburg; Mill Valley)

King Richard

(Warner Brothers)

The Power of the Dog

(Netflix)

Nightmare Alley

(Searchlight Pictures)

Licorice Pizza

(MGM/UA)

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.
Dune

(Warner Brothers)

West Side Story

(20th Century/Disney)

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(Netflix)

The Tragedy of Macbeth

(A24/Apple)

Spencer

(Neon)

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:

  1. C’mon C’mon (A24)
  2. Coda (Apple TV)
  3. The Lost Daughter (Netflix)
  4. Being the Ricardos (Amazon)
  5. House of Gucci (MGM/United Artists)
  6. Flee (Neon)
  7. Parallel Mothers (Sony Pictures)
  8. Don’t Look Up (Netflix)
  9. Mass (Bleeker Street)
  10. Cyrano (MGM)
  11. The Tender Bar (Amazon)
  12. The Last Duel (20th Century)
  13. A Hero (Amazon)
  14. The Harder They Fall (Netflix)
  15. The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Searchlight)
  16. A Journal for Jordan (Sony Pictures)
  17. The Worst Person in the World (Neon)
  18. The Hand of God (Netflix)
  19. Passing (Netflix)
  20. In the Heights (Warner Brothers)

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