Movies Released April 16, 2021

Friday, April 16

115 mins

Monday

Mickey (Sebastian Stan) and Chloe (Denise Gough), two Americans in their mid-thirties living in Athens, meet in the heat of summer one whirlwind weekend. The chemistry between them is undeniable. When Chloe’s time in Greece is drawing to a close, she decides to give up her high-flying job back home and explore whether one weekend’s passion can blossom into something more. Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ follow up of the festival sensation Suntan is a fun, sensuous romance about how love gets in the way of life, and life gets in the way of love.
Sebastian Stan, Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Rob Hayes, Denise Gough, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, Dominique Tipper
Romance
115 mins

Monday

Mickey (Sebastian Stan) and Chloe (Denise Gough), two Americans in their mid-thirties living in Athens, meet in the heat of summer one whirlwind weekend. The chemistry between them is undeniable. When Chloe’s time in Greece is drawing to a close, she decides to give up her high-flying job back home and explore whether one weekend’s passion can blossom into something more. Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ follow up of the festival sensation Suntan is a fun, sensuous romance about how love gets in the way of life, and life gets in the way of love.
Sebastian Stan, Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Rob Hayes, Denise Gough, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, Dominique Tipper
Romance
VOD / Digital
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
93 mins

Gunda

GUNDA chronicles the unfiltered lives of a mother pig, a flock of chickens, and a herd of cows with masterful intimacy. Using stark, transcendent black and white cinematography and the farm's ambient soundtrack, Master director Victor Kossakowsky invites the audience to slow down and experience life as his subjects do, taking in their world with a magical patience and an other worldly perspective. GUNDA asks us to meditate on the mystery of animal consciousness, and reckon with the role humanity plays in it. Executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix.
Joaquin Phoenix, Victor Kossakovsky
Drama Documentary
96 mins

Vanquish

From the director of Double Take, Middle Men, and The Poison Rose comes this stylish, glossy action-thriller starring Morgan Freeman (Se7en) and Ruby Rose that shows what desperation can drive a person to do. A mother, Victoria (Rose), is trying to put her dark past as a Russian drug courier behind her, but retired cop Damon (Freeman) forces Victoria to do his bidding by holding her daughter hostage. Now, Victoria must use guns, guts, and a motorcycle to take out a series of violent gangsters — or she may never see her child again.
Morgan Freeman, Nick Vallelonga, George Gall, Ruby Rose, Sam Bartlett, Patrick Muldoon, Chris Mullinax, Dylan Flashner
Action Thriller Crime
96 mins

Vanquish

From the director of Double Take, Middle Men, and The Poison Rose comes this stylish, glossy action-thriller starring Morgan Freeman (Se7en) and Ruby Rose that shows what desperation can drive a person to do. A mother, Victoria (Rose), is trying to put her dark past as a Russian drug courier behind her, but retired cop Damon (Freeman) forces Victoria to do his bidding by holding her daughter hostage. Now, Victoria must use guns, guts, and a motorcycle to take out a series of violent gangsters — or she may never see her child again.
Morgan Freeman, Nick Vallelonga, George Gall, Ruby Rose, Sam Bartlett, Patrick Muldoon, Chris Mullinax, Dylan Flashner
Action Thriller Crime
VOD / Digital
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
82 mins

Night of the Sicario

Natasha Henstridge and Costas Mandylor star in this action-packed, suspenseful thriller that will shock you at every turn. While transporting the family of a key witness in a federal trial against the cartel, DEA agents are ambushed in a fatal shootout. Now the survivors, including the witness’ young daughter, must take refuge in a nearby home as the ruthless sicarios hunt them down. With danger at every corner and a violent hurricane wiping out any chance of outside help, they must play a deadly game of cat and mouse with the cartel to live through the night.
Addison Kendall, Natasha Henstridge, Costas Mandylor, Joth Riggs, Manny Perez, Roberto 'Sanz' Sanchez, Amanda Diaz, Narci Regina
Action Thriller

Killer Among Us

On the 4th of July, a rookie female cop partners with a veteran detective to save the life of a high-school student from a radicalized serial killer.
Imani Lewis, Charlie Scharfman, Yasha Jackson, Andrew Richardson, Bruce MacVittie
Thriller
VOD / Digital
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
98 mins

Jakob's Wife

Anne is married to a small-town minister and feels like her life and marriage have been shrinking over the past 30 years. After a chance encounter with “The Master,” she discovers a new sense of power and an appetite to live bigger and bolder than before. As Anne is increasingly torn between her enticing new existence and her life before, the body count grows and Jakob realizes he will have to fight for the wife he took for granted.
Barbara Crampton, Travis Stevens, Mark Steensland, Kathy Charles, Larry Fessenden, Nyisha Bell, Mark Kelly, Sarah Lind
Horror

Beate

Partially inspired by true stories, the comedy BEATE is a modern social fairytale set in Northeast Italy. When the employees of the Veronica lingerie factory discover they’re to be fired, they take matters into their own hands and borrow equipment to produce their own garment line. Lead by plucky forewoman, Armida, they’re determined to overcome the odds and succeed. Nearby, in "Convent of the Holy Mantle", a handful of nuns skilled in the art of embroidery and devoted to a mummified body of a “blessed one”, are in danger of being transferred, while the unscrupulous mayor – also the owner of the Veronica factory – wants to develop a luxury resort where the convent resides. Together, to oppose their unfortunate turns, they join forces for a surprising collaboration: a line of sexy lingerie. However, they ‘re soon attacked by the owner of Veronica and the convent’s Mother Superior, from whom the operation had to be kept secret. But for things to go in the right direction, they must all pray for a miracle from the “blessed one,” who has yet to provide proof of even one.
Samad Zarmandili, Donatella Finocchiaro, Paolo Pierobon, Maria Roveran, Lucia Sardo, Betti Pedrazzi
Drama Comedy
Limited
5 / 5
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Friday, April 16