(Quentin Tarantino, 2019) · Quentin Tarantino's ninth film weaves the story of TV star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) into the historical fabric of late '60s Hollywood--its Charles Manson era--and an unapologetically nostalgic love letter to the film industry itself. A "distinctly elegiac" number that sits on the Jackie Brown end of Tarantino's career, Once Upon a Time... nonetheless delivers his characteristic flair for historical revisionism, high on atmosphere and with just a dash of Basterds.
runtime: 161m format: DCP
(Robert Eggers, 2019) · From director Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse follows the story of two lighthouse keepers who attempt to maintain their sanity after they are stranded by a storm. William Dafoe stars alongside Robert Pattinson trapped on an island off the coast of New England. Shot in gritty black-and-white and with only two speaking characters, this unvarnished psychological-horror film follows these two men as their relationship unravels along with their minds.
runtime: 109m format: DCP
(Rian Johnson, 2019) · A modern murder-mystery movie with an all-star cast, Knives Out bring us the story of the investigation into the death of a family's patriarch. Directed by Rian Johnson, the man behind Looper and Star Wars: Episode VIII, and starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Lakeith Stanfield, the film toes the line between comedy, drama, mystery, and thriller, and takes on the classic whodunit through a dysfunctional, eccentric family.
runtime: 130m format: DCP
(Martin Scorsese, 2019) · Scorsese reunites with longtime collaborators Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in this monumental enactment of a (supposedly) true story. Based on the memoir of mobster Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran (De Niro), the film follows Sheeran's career from its beginning through his retirement, focusing on a partcularly memorable road trip in 1975. Gangsters, Teamsters, Kennedys, and more make appearances in this film as it builds towards the mysterious disappearace of Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino).
runtime: 208m format: DCP
(Noah Baumbach, 2019) · In the 2019 Golden Globe-nominated drama Marriage Story, a stage director, Charlie Barber (Adam Driver), and his wife, Nicole (Scarlett Johansson), a former teen film actress struggle to keep their marriage and family together. Directed by Noah Baumbach, the film takes a thoughtful, compassionate look at divorce and how it can turn people into different versions of themselves, ones they never expected to become.
runtime: 126m format: DCP
(Mati Diop, 2019) · In French director Mati Diop's genre-defying debut, a surface story of Dakar lovers kept apart by their circumstances is sanded by cinematographer Claire Mathon's roiling waves to reveal a deeper blend of exploitation, female fetishization, and echoes of the migrant crisis. Fatima Al Qadiri's beguiling score works with these images to create room for ambitious magic realism, and together these women imbue Atlantics with haunting ambience that becomes the film's elegantly slippery mysteries.
runtime: 106m format: DCP
(Bong Joon-Ho, 2019) · From Bong Joon-ho, director of Snowpiercer and Okja comes a searing indictment of late capitalist social formations. The first film to be unanimously given the Palme d’Or at Cannes since Blue is the Warmest Color, Parasite follows a struggling family who pose as elites in order to ingratiate themselves with a wealthy household. Bong explores the dynamics that emerge with his signature black humor in what Variety describes as "a tick fat with the bitter blood of class rage."
runtime: 132m format: DCP
(Pedro Almodóvar, 2019) · Pain and Glory stars Antonio Banderas as Salvador Mallo, a director whose career is on the wane. His various health problems have prevented him from making films for many years. However, when a retrospective screening of his most famous work reunites him with one of his old stars, his previous life soon comes rushing back to him. This loosely autobiographical feature from auteur Pedro Almodóvar weaves together meditations on his career with an exploration of his relationship with his mother.
runtime: 113m format: DCP
(The Safdie Brothers, 2019) · From acclaimed filmmakers the Safdie Brothers comes Uncut Gems--a relentless crime thriller set around Howard Ratner, a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. Adam Sandler delivers the performance of a career as Howard, who must balance his business and family while facing adversaries and performing a precarious high-wire act. A particularly risky bet lands him in a situation where his life of thrills and debt threatens to blow up in his face.
runtime: 135m format: DCP
(Terrence Malick, 2019) · Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter refuses to fight for the Nazis out of religious principle. Shunned by his townspeople, incarcerated and subjected to tortuous conditions, Franz holds onto his convictions with the support of his wife and daughters. The real Jägerstätter was officially beatified and declared a martyr in 2007. A Hidden Life, written and directed by Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life) gently guides us in listening to the tale of a quiet resistance amidst the loud and cruel cogs of history.
runtime: 173m format: DCP