Movies Released August 21, 2020

Friday, August 21

Unhinged

Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is running late to work when she has an altercation at a traffic light with a stranger (Crowe) whose life has left him feeling powerless and invisible. Soon, Rachel finds herself and everyone she loves the target of a man who decides to make one last mark upon the world by teaching her a series of deadly lessons. What follows is a dangerous game of cat and mouse that proves you never know just how close you are to someone who is about to become unhinged.
Russell Crowe, Derrick Borte, Mark Gill, Carl Ellsworth, Gabriel Bateman, Lisa Ellzey, Andrew Gunn, Caren Pistorius
Thriller Psychological
Nationwide
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
115 mins

The Vanished

A family vacation takes a terrifying turn when parents Paul and Wendy discover their young daughter has vanished without a trace. Stopping at nothing to find her, the search for the truth leads to a shocking revelation in this psychological thriller.
Peter Facinelli, Thomas Jane, Anne Heche, Jason Patric
Thriller
96 mins

The Pale Door

A trio of cowboys and a mysterious woman end up in a ghost town home to a coven of witches and blood-thirsty wolves.
Melora Walters, Bill Sage, Joe R. Lansdale, Aaron B. Koontz, Keith Lansdale, Devin Druid, Pat Healy, Noah Segan
Western Horror

The One and Only Ivan

Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be.
Angelina Jolie, Sam Rockwell, Allison Shearmur, Bryan Cranston, Ramon Rodriguez, Brigham Taylor, Mike White, Brooklynn Prince
Drama Adaptation Family Animation Live-Action/CGI

The 24th

THE 24TH tells the incredibly powerful and timely true story of the all-black Twenty-Fourth United States Infantry Regiment, and the Houston Riot of 1917. The Houston Riot was a mutiny by 156 African American soldiers in response to the brutal violence and abuse at the hands of Houston police officers. The riot, which lasted two hours, led to the death of nine civilians, four policemen and two soldiers and resulted in the largest murder trial in history, which sentenced a total of nineteen men to execution, and forty-one men to life sentences.
Alexandra Milchan, Kevin Willmott, Aja Naomi King, Mykelti Williamson, Trai Byers, Bashir Salahuddin, Mo McRae, Tosin Morohunfola
Drama Historical
VOD / Digital
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
111 mins

Words on Bathroom Walls

Tells the story of Adam (Charlie Plummer), who appears to be your typical young adult – a little unkempt with raging hormones and excited about a future pursuing his dream of becoming a chef. Expelled halfway through his senior year, Adam is diagnosed with a mental illness that he keeps secret at his new school. Living in constant fear of being exposed, Adam finds a soulful, comforting connection in Maya (Taylor Russell), an outspoken and fiercely intelligent girl who inspires him to open his heart and not be defined by his condition. With the love and support of his newfound romance and family, Adam is hopeful for the very first time that he can see the light and triumph over the challenges that lie ahead.
Devon Bostick, Mickey Liddell, Nick Naveda, AnnaSophia Robb, Walton Goggins, Thor Freudenthal, Pete Shilaimon, Charlie Plummer
Drama Teen
96 mins

Tesla

Brilliant, visionary Nikola Tesla (Ethan Hawke) fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition, then faces thornier challenges with his new system for worldwide wireless energy. The film tracks Tesla’s uneasy interactions with his fellow inventor Thomas Edison (Kyle MacLachlan) and his patron George Westinghouse (Jim Gaffigan). Another thread traces Tesla’s sidewinding courtship of financial titan J.P. Morgan (Donnie Keshawarz), whose daughter Anne (Eve Hewson) takes a more than casual interest in the inventor. Anne analyzes and presents the story as it unfolds, offering a distinctly modern voice to this scientific period drama which, like its subject, defies convention.
Michael Almereyda, Uri Singer, Isen Robbins, Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Eve Hewson, Jim Gaffigan, Donnie Keshawarz
Drama Biography Period
116 mins

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula

Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances.
Lee Jung-hyun, Kwon Hae-Hyo, Kim Do-yoon, Yeon Sang Ho, Gang Dong-won, Kim Min-je, Koo Gyo-hwan, Lee Re
Action Thriller Horror Zombies
148 mins

Inception

Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction: stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible-inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse; their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Christopher Nolan, Tom Hardy, Emma Thomas, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page
Action Adventure Sci-Fi Re-Release
82 mins

Moroni For President

Moroni Benally is running for the presidency of the Navajo Nation, the largest Native American nation in the US. Young, gay, Mormon, and highly educated, he sets out to confront the political establishment in a homecoming that challenges what he imagined home, and himself, to be. Simultaneously a behind-the-scenes look into a political campaign within a Native American community and an exploration of identities within the community, Moroni for President is an eye-opening and humorous portrait of a political race that runs surprisingly parallel to the current political landscape of the US at large.
Saila Huusko, Jasper Rischen, Moroni Benally, Zachariah George, Alray Nelson
Drama Documentary

Stage Mother

When conservative, Texas church-choir director Maybelline (Jacki Weaver) inherits her recently deceased son’s drag club, she surprises her closed-minded husband and everyone else she knows by moving alone to San Francisco to save the club from bankruptcy. In this raucous, racy new environment, she begins to open up and find new meaning for her life, even becoming a mother-figure to the club’s flamboyant performers …until a surprise visit threatens to upend her new life.
Mya Taylor, Thom Fitzgerald, Lucy Liu, Adrian Grenier, Jackie Beat
Drama Comedy
VOD / Digital
5 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
93 mins

Chemical Hearts

Seventeen-year-old Henry Page (Austin Abrams) has never been in love. He fancies himself a romantic, but the kind of once-in-a-lifetime love he’s been hoping for just hasn’t happened yet. Then, on the first day of senior year, he meets transfer student Grace Town (Lili Reinhart) and it seems all that is about to change. When Grace and Henry are chosen to co-edit the school paper, he is immediately drawn to the mysterious newcomer. As he learns the heartbreaking secret that has changed her life, he finds himself falling in love with her — or at least the person he thinks she is.
Richard Tanne, Alex Saks, Adhir Kalyan, Lili Reinhart, Austin Abrams, Sarah Jones, Kara Young, Coral Pena
Romance
99 mins

The Burnt Orange Heresy

An art critic asked to steal the work of a reclusive painter.
Elizabeth Debicki, William Horberg, Neil LaBute, Donald Sutherland, Claes Bang, Rosalind Halstead, Mick Jagger, Katie McGovern
Drama

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Set against the drug wars in the Philippines. After her husband is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Maria is left to fend for her three children in a police state. As she delves into Manila’s dark underworld of cops, criminals, and drugs to find answers, she realizes the truth is never black and white, and that she must explore her own darkness to keep her family safe.
Alessandra de Rossi, Jake Macapagal, Ben Rekhi, Arthur Acuña
Thriller
104 mins

American Street Kid

The film follows eight teens - Kiki, Ryan, Greenz, Bublez, Nick, Ish, Crystal and Mischa - who have been living on the streets since ages 15-16. Filmmaker, Michael Leoni, leads us into a world that most people don't know exists. A world where in order to survive, kids are forced to sell drugs, beg for money or sell their bodies. They live under bridges, in abandoned houses or anywhere else they can hide to remain safe from the dangers they face daily on the streets.
Michael Leoni, Erica Katzin, Michelle Kaufer, Jon Pavlovsky
Documentary
76 mins

Love Express: The Disappearance of Walerian Borowczyk

How does a filmmaker go from creating cutting-edge work and competing in Cannes to being labelled a failed erotic filmmaker? The debut documentary feature from Polish critic and academic Kuba Mikurda investigates the work of Walerian Borowczyk, a director of unparalleled creativity & sensitivity, revered in the 1970s for creations including Goto, Island of Love, The Beast, & Immoral Tales. The film interviews his closest collaborators, filmmakers, and leading intellectuals who put his work into perspective, including Bertrand Bonello, Neil Jordan, Patrice Leconte, Slavoj Žižek, Terry Gilliam and the late Andrzej Wajda.
Kuba Mikurda, Terry Gilliam, Noël Véry, Neil Jordan, Bertrand Bonello, Andrzej Wajda, Slavoj Zizek, Patrice Leconte
Documentary

Friday, August 21