Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whiskey-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finecky (Shailene Woodley) hovering over him. She's different: the "nice girl" who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend. While Aimee has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they're drawn together.
A thief and killer stalks the streets of Paris, leaving a calling card from "Monsieur Durand" at the scene of each crime. But after a cache of these macabre identifications is discovered by a tradesman in the boarding house at 21 avenue Junot, Inspector Wens (Pierre Fresnay) takes lodging at the infamous address in an undercover bid to solve the crime, with unexpected help from his struggling-actress girlfriend Mila Malou (Suzy Delair).
Backstabbing, Blackmail and Betrayal...it's all in the family when you're a Roy. Blending high drama with dark humour, the acclaimed HBO series 'Succession' explores themes of power, politics and money played out within a filthy rich, dysfunctional dynasty led by aging media tycoon Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his four grown children: Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Shiv (Sarah Snook), Roman (Kieran Culkin) and Connor (Alan Ruck). In Season 2, Kendall deals with fallout from his hostile-takeover attempt, Shiv is poised to enter the upper echelons of the company, Roman reacquaints himself with the business from the bottom up, and Connor launches an unlikely bid for president. There's plenty of juicy intrigue as this scheming, emotionally challenged family navigates a rapidly changing media landscape and the looming question of who will take over in a post-Logan world.
From the Director of 'Akira' comes 'Steamboy', the most expensive Japanese anime production ever. A retro science-fiction epic set in Victorian England, Steamboy features an inventor prodigy named Ray Steam who receives a mysterious metal ball containing a new form of energy capable of powering an entire nation. This young boy must use it to fight evil, redeem his family, and save London from destruction. 'Steamboy' is brought to life with an outstanding ensemble voice-over cast including Anna Paquin, Alfred Molina and Patrick Stewart.
In Tokyo, three homeless people's lives are changed forever when they discover a baby girl in a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. As the New Year fast approaches, these three forgotten members of society band together to solve the mystery of the abandoned child and the fate of her parents. Along the way, encounters with seemingly unrelated events and people force them to confront their own haunted pasts, as they learn to face their future together.
In a deserted Macedonian village, Hatidze, a 50-something woman, trudges up a hillside to check her bee colonies nestled in the rocks. Serenading them with a secret chant, she gently manoeuvres the honeycomb without netting or gloves. Back at her homestead, Hatidze tends to her handmade hives and her bedridden mother, occasionally heading to the capital to market her wares. One day, an itinerant family installs itself next door, and Hatidze's peaceful kingdom gives way to roaring engines, seven shrieking children, and 150 cows. Yet Hatidze welcomes the camaraderie, and she holds nothing back - not her tried-and-true beekeeping advice, not her affection, not her special brandy. But soon Hussein, the itinerant family's patriarch, makes a series of decisions that could destroy Hatidze's way of life forever.
An espionage thriller with a unique wuxia twist and shades of Kurosawa's 'Seven Samurai', the film chronicles a tense showdown between warriors on opposing sides of a civil war in a rural inn. When Lee Khan (Feng Tien) - a dangerous and cunning Mongol official, and his equally deadly sister Lee Wan-erh (Feng Hsu), arrive at the Spring Inn to obtain a battle map that reveals the location of the Chinese rebel army, a group of resistance fighters, including an all-female group of ex-convicts plan to recapture the map, whatever the cost.
L.A. detective Harry Moseby (Gene Hackman) has problems. Missing persons and bedroom stakeouts are no match for his glory days as a pro-football player. His wife is having a not-so-secret affair. And while sorting things out, he takes on the case of a runaway teenager that may be a lot more than he can handle.
Simulacron 1 is a highly advanced project, designed to elevate conventional computer technology to a new level by creating a virtual reality inhabited by computer-generated people of 'identity units'. When the head of the project dies mysteriously after showing signs of mental disturbance, Dr. Stiller (Klaus Löwitsch) becomes his successor. However, Stiller also begins to behave bizarrely. He speaks of people disappearing whom no one else knows, believes someone is trying to murder him and had nausea attacks. As he begins to probe deeper into Simulacron, the line between the real and virtual world becomes increasingly blurred and his own existence is questioned.
In 1964, Henri-Georges Clouzot chose Romy Schneider and Serge Reggiani, as the lead actors of L'Enfer (Inferno). This enigmatic and original project, about a hotel manager who becomes possessed by the demons of jealousy, was given an unlimited budget and touted to be the cinematographic event of the decade. However, three weeks into filming, drama unfolds and the project was aborted. The images, said to be incredible, were never shown. Decades later, having uncovered some of the original rushes and screen tests, directors Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra Medrea have succeeded in recreating a new film from the remnants and brought it to fruition. Part original, part documentary and part reconstruction, Henri-Georges Clouzot's 'Inferno' shows L'Enfer as it was shot, and tells the emotional story of an ill-fated film project, and of Henri-Georges Clouzot, who had been given free rein to his filmmaking genius.
Querelle is a sailor on shore leave in the French port of Brest. Following an argument, in which he stabs and kills his drug-smuggling partner, he seeks shelter in a nearby brothel. There he befriends the predatory madam, Lysiane (Jeanne Moreau), who leads him into his first homosexual encounter. From then on Querelle embarks upon a voyage of highly charged and sometimes violent sexual self-discovery that will transform him forever from the man he once was...
Abbas Kiarostami takes metanarrative gamesmanship to masterful new heights in the final instalment of The Koker Trilogy. Unfolding "behind the scenes" of 'And Life Goes On', this film traces the complications that arise when the romantic misfortune of one of the actors - a young man who pines for the woman cast as his wife, even though, in real life, she will have nothing to do with him - creates turmoil on set and leaves the hapless director caught in the middle. An ineffably lovely, gentle human comedy steeped in the folkways of Iranian village life, 'Through the Olive Trees' peels away layer after layer of artifice as it investigates the elusive, alchemical relationship between cinema and reality.
"Vox Lux" is a powerful and stylish portrait of a troubled pop star from writer-director Brady Corbet, which follows her rise from the ashes of a major national tragedy to global superstardom. Oscar winner Natalie Portman gives a remarkable performance as pop singer Celeste, who must overcome personal and familial struggles to mount a comeback with the help of her talent manager (Jude Law), after a scandalous incident that nearly derailed her career. Set over a 15 year period, this acclaimed and unique examination of modern celebrity features new songs by Sia and an original score by Scott Walker.
Power, Politics, Money...in this provocative, bitingly funny drama series about a dysfunctional dynasty led by the ageing and ailing - Logan Roy (Brian Cox), whose four grown children (Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Alan Ruck) challenge his waning dominance while others in their orbit position themselves for the looming post-Logan world.
1966. After a police crackdown, the gangs of Hiroshima and Kure have formed a massive, multi-family political and economic alliance called the Tensei Coalition, seeking a way forward into the 1970's as part of Japan's economic bubble. Shozo Hirono (Bunta Sugawara) finds himself increasingly alienated from this semi-legitimate form of corruption, particularly as acting Tensei Coalition chairman Matsumura (Kinya Kitaoji) tries to put the gangs on a new, more business-like path. But old habits die hard, and when rivalries surface once again, they bring with them the promise of more bloodshed.