"Greener Grass" is a film quite unlike anything you've seen before! Writers, directors and stars Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe have created a hilariously deadpan hellscape of competitive suburbia with a boldly stylized absurdist chain of events that unfurls with increasing fervour after one 'soccer mom' gifts another her infant daughter just to be polite...
When a young, unidentified woman is found dead by the lake - the victim of a brutal and violent crime - Walter, an aging small town police officer (Peter Stormare), is called to the scene of the town's first murder investigation in decades. Haunted by his past, and hampered by the mistrust of the community and a state police officer overseeing the investigation, he sets out to solve the murder, complicated by his ex-lover (Jill Hennessy) and his suspicion of her current boyfriend. As he delves deeper into the crime, his newly-reformed life begins to unravel threatening his relationship with Sam (Martha Plimpton) and intertwining itself within the investigation and possibly the murder itself.
Working on the fringes of the murky underworld and constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, the domineering Jacky (Matthias Schoenaerts) initiates a shady deal with a notorious mafioso meat trader. But when an investigating federal agent is assassinated and a woman from his traumatic past resurfaces, Jacky is forced to confront his demons and face the far-reaching consequences of his decisions.
A melodrama revolving around rural class conflict. The Skin Game was widely praised on release for its powerful and convincing portrayal of industrial encroachment on the rural gentry. The film is also notable for the confident mix of long-take dialogue scenes and montage. The rivalry between a gentrified family and a wealthy tradesman turns to tragedy when the former use their discovery of the dark past of the tradesman's daughter-in-law to thwart his building plans.
Brazil (Jean Claude Van Damme) is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint (Scott Adkins) left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer's brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same cold-blooded drug dealer, both Brazil and Flint want him dead - one for the money, the other for revenge. With crooked Interpol agents and vicious members of the criminal underworld hot on their trail, these two assassins reluctantly join forces to quickly take out their target before they themselves are terminated.
Denmark 2025. One year after a major bomb attack in Copenhagen radicalisation around the country has intensified and ethnic tensions are running high. The next parliamentary election is near, and the extremely nationalist political leader Martin Nordahl (Rasmus Bjerg) is set for a landslide victory. 19-year-old Zakaria (Mohammed Ismail Mohammed) gets involved in a radical organisation, where he forms a bond with Ali (Zaki Youssef). The two men cannot agree with the current state of the country, which is turning on its own citizens because of their migration background, and decide to act. However, they are both just tools in the hands of people with power. As the men try to make their mark, their brotherhood will be tested and their actions will have grave consequences on their lives.
Every night while the city sleeps, Ahmad, a Pakistani immigrant, struggles to drag his heavy cart along the streets of New York to his corner in Midtown Manhattan. And every morning, from inside his cart he sells coffee and donuts to a city he cannot call his own. He is a man who wonders if he will ever escape his fate.
In Mato Grosso do Sol in Brazil, a war is raging between the wealthy farming classes and the workers on their land - the indigenous Guarani-Kaiowa. Their employment prospects are bleak with little option than to work as slaves on their plantations. However, when a suicide occurs it stirs up a rebellion and both sides are forced to face each other, clashing both ideologically and physically. When a deep bond between two youngsters from the opposing camps begins to emerge, can their love withstand the cultural fissures of a nation?
"The Peanut Butter Falcon" is a modern adventure starring Shia LaBeouf as Tyler, u a small time outlaw turned unlikely coach, who joins forces with Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down Syndrome, who is on the run from a nursing home. Zak has a dream of becoming a professional wrestler, but with Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), Zak's loving yet stubborn carer on his trail, success is less than guaranteed.
Based on a short story by John Steinbeck, Lifeboat takes place entirely on a boat adrift in the North Atlantic. After their Allied freighter is sunk by a German U-boat, a diverse group of individuals make their way onto a lifeboat. Later, the castaways rescue a man adrift at sea, only to discover that he is the very German U-boat captain who sunk their vessel. Choosing to keep him aboard as a gesture of humanity and for the sake of his seafaring skills proves to be a fateful decision for the survivors when they discover the German captain's true motives.
For over 30 years the Children's Film Foundation produced quality entertainment for young audiences, employing the cream of British filmmaking talent.
In The Monster of Highgate Ponds (1961) young David promises to guard a mysterious egg which his uncle brings back from Malaysia. But, when a baby monster hatches, mayhem ensues as David struggles to keep the unruly, but friendly, creature from falling into the clutches of two ruthless crooks. This enchanting tale features brilliant animated sequences by the legendary Halas and Batchelor, who also produced the film, and was directed by the celebrated Ealing director Alberto Cavalcanti (Went the Day Well?).
The Boy Who Turned Yellow (1972) is the splendidly eccentric final collaboration from eminent filmmaking duo Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. London schoolboy John Saunders turns a bright yellow after losing his pet mouse on a school trip. Is the mysterious colour change the result of an alien invasion or does the answer lie closer to home?
In A Hitch in Time (1978) Patrick Troughton (Doctor Who) plays time-hopping inventor Professor Adam Wagstaff. Discovered working on his time machine by two curious kids, Wagstaff decides to send them back through the ages. But, with malfunctions aplenty, will they be able to make it back? Featuring Jeff Rawle (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) as 'Sniffy' Kemp, the teacher out to spoil everybody's fun, A Hitch in Time is a riotous re-telling of history.
Having retired from his position as head of the Green Manors Mental Asylum, Dr. Murchison assigns famous psychiatrist Dr. Edwards (Gregory Peck) as his replacement. Dr. Edwards becomes attracted to the beautiful but cold Dr. Constance Petersen (Ingrid Bergman) who soon realises that he is in fact a paranoid amnesiac impostor. She sets out to cure him whilst solving the mystery of what happened to the real Dr. Edwards...
An affair between actress Selena's (Juliette Binoche) and writer Leonard (Vincent Macaigne) is nearly discovered among their close friends in Leonard's thinly veiled autobiographical novel. Fortunately for them, Alain (Guillaume Canet), both Selena's husband and Leonard's publisher rejects the book and remains seemingly oblivious to the whole ordeal, maybe because he's having his own affair as well' But eventually, the group must confront their double lives in a comedy of art, affairs and midlife crises.
The Far East meets the Old West in this fun-filled adventure about a loveable rogue (Sammo Hung) and an incorruptible town Sheriff (Yuen Biao) who come together to face an explosion of brawls, bandits and bordellos, before teaming up to save their isolated home town from certain destruction!
When a nurse (Elizabeth Lail) downloads an app that claims to predict the moment a person will die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With the clock ticking and a figure haunting her, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.