Movies Released April 17, 2020

Friday, April 17

Y Como Es El

A mild mannered man, Tomás, goes to Puerto Vallarta to confront the cabdriver having an affair with his wife, only to end up driving back to Mexico City with him. Over the course of an eventful long distance drive, a strange bond develops between the pair.
Ariel Winograd, Mauricio Ochmann, Mauricio Barrientos, Zuria Vega, Omar Chaparro, Miguel Rodarte
Comedy

Bad Therapy

Married couple Bob and Susan Howard (Rob Corddry & Alicia Silverstone) decide to see a marriage counselor named Judy Small (Michaela Watkins), who recently relocated close to their home in Los Angeles. When Bob and Susan first meet Judy, she appears competent, intelligent, and trustworthy, with a track record of other couples that she's treated successfully without incident. But Bob and Susan's particular emotional dynamic is a trigger for Judy's dark and conflicted impulses. Suggesting that she see them separately, Judy subtly puts them at odds with one another and brings their marriage to the breaking point in a comically escalating series of manipulations.
Alicia Silverstone, Gina Resnick, Nancy Doyne, Rob Corddry, Haley Joel Osment, Bill Teitler, Michaela Watkins, Anna Pniowsky
Comedy
VOD / Digital
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
110 mins

Endings, Beginnings

In present day Los Angeles, Daphne (Woodley), a thirty something woman, navigates love and heartbreak over the course of one year. Daphne becomes intertwined with friends Jack (Dornan) and Frank (Stan) after meeting them at a party. During that time, she will unlock the secrets to her life in a sudden turn of events and in the most surprising of places.
Jamie Dornan, Drake Doremus, Shailene Woodley, Sebastian Stan, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jardine Libaire, Lindsay Sloane, Kyra Sedgwick
Drama Romance
VOD / Digital
1 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
118 mins

Sergio

Charismatic and complex, Sergio Vieira de Mello (Wagner Moura) has spent the majority of his storied career as a top UN diplomat working in the world’s most unstable regions, deftly navigating deals with presidents, revolutionaries, and war criminals for the sake of protecting the lives of ordinary people. But just as he readies himself for a simpler life with the woman he loves (Ana de Armas), Sergio takes one last assignment — in Baghdad, newly plunged into chaos following the US invasion. The assignment is meant to be brief, until a bomb blast causes the walls of the UN headquarters to come literally crashing down upon him, setting into motion a gripping life-or-death struggle.
Ana de Armas, Wagner Moura, Greg Barker, Brian F. O'Byrne, Clemens Schick, Bradley Whitford
Drama True Story
85 mins

Abe

12-year-old Abe is an aspiring chef, but his family—half-Israeli, half-Palestinian—have never had a meal together without a fight. But when Abe ditches his traditional summer camp to spend time with radical street chef Chico, his mentor’s fusion cuisine inspires him to unite his family through food. Abe decides to cook a meal that will bring everyone to the table, but he’s about to learn that the kitchen can’t heal some age-old divides.
Noberto Pinheiro Jr., Dagmara Dominczyk, Mark Margolis, Tom Mardirosian, Fernando Grostein Andrade, Carlos Eduardo Ciampolini, Caio Gullane, Fabiano Gullane
Drama Comedy

The Quarry

After murdering a traveling preacher, a fugitive drifter (Shea Whigham, Joker) travels to a small town and poses as the man he killed. Though the congregation loves the drifter’s sermons of forgiveness, the local police chief (Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon, The Shape of Water) is suspicious of the man. Soon a gruesome discovery at a local quarry forces the killer to fight for his freedom.
Scott Teems, Bruno Bichir, Shea Whigham, Michael Shannon, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Bobby Soto
Thriller Crime Mystery
VOD / Digital
1 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Rising High

Ready to do anything to get rich, a young man upends the Berlin property market with his shady pal, till the good times threaten to destroy it all.
Sophia Thomalla, Anne Schäfer, David Kross, Frederick Lau, Janina Uhse
Drama
Netflix
3 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
89 mins

Selah and the Spades

In the closed world of an elite Pennsylvania boarding school, Haldwell, the student body is run by five factions. Seventeen-year-old Selah Summers (Lovie Simone) runs the most dominant group, the Spades, with unshakable poise, as they cater to the most classic of vices and supply students with coveted, illegal alcohol and pills. Tensions between the factions escalate, and when Selah’s best friend/right hand Maxxie (MOONLIGHT’s Jharrel Jerome) becomes distracted by a new love, Selah takes on a protégée, enamored sophomore Paloma (Celeste O'Connor), to whom she imparts her wisdom on ruling the school. But with graduation looming and Paloma proving an impressively quick study, Selah’s fears turn sinister as she grapples with losing the control by which she defines herself.
Jesse Williams, Tayarisha Poe, Lovie Simone, Celeste O’Connor, Jharrel Jerome, Gina Torres
Drama
PrimeVideo
1 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Sometimes Always Never

A man searches for his missing son, who he has not seen in years. The family's life is turned upside down when a body is found. They must then learn to reconnect with each other.
Frank Cottrell Boyce, Bill Nighy, Roy Boulter, Alice Lowe, Carl Hunter, Solon Papadopoulos, Alan Latham, Sam Riley
Drama Comedy Mystery

Martin Eden

Set in a provocatively unspecified moment in Italy’s history yet adapted from a 1909 novel by American author Jack London, Martin Eden is a passionate and enthralling narrative fresco in the tradition of the great Italian classics. Martin (played by the marvelously committed Luca Marinelli) is a self-taught proletarian with artistic aspirations who hopes that his dreams of becoming a writer will help him rise above his station and marry a wealthy young university student (Jessica Cressy). The twinned dissatisfactions of working-class toil and bourgeois success lead to political reawakening and destructive anxiety in this enveloping, superbly mounted bildungsroman.
Pietro Marcello, Luca Marinelli, Jessica Cressy, Vincenzo Nemolato, Carlo Cecchi
Drama

Friday, April 17