Movies Released January 22, 2021

Friday, January 22

The Human Factor

From the Oscar-nominated director of The Gatekeepers comes the untold, behind-the-scenes story of the United States’ 30-year effort to secure peace in the Middle East, told from the perspective of the American negotiators.
Dror Moreh, Oron Adar
Documentary
112 mins

Born A Champion

Dennis Quaid and Sean Patrick Flanery headline this powerful martial arts action film about the love for family and the drive for greatness. After a blood-soaked jujitsu match in Dubai, fighting legend Mickey Kelly (Flanery) falls to superstar Blaine. But years later, an online video proves that Blaine cheated, and the world demands a rematch. Can the aging underdog get back into shape in time to vanquish his foe, get revenge, and claim his prize?
Dennis Quaid, Sean Patrick Flanery, Alex Ranarivelo, Katrina Bowden
Action Adventure
114 mins

No Man's Land

Border vigilante Bill Greer (Frank Grillo) and his son Jackson (Jake Allyn) are on patrol when Jackson accidentally kills a Mexican immigrant boy. Bill tries to take the blame but Texas Ranger Ramirez (George Lopez) sees through the lie, spurring Jackson to flee south on horseback across the Rio Grande to become a gringo "illegal alien" in Mexico. Chased by Texas Rangers and Mexican federales, Jackson journeys across deserts and mountains to seek forgiveness from the dead boy's vengeful father (Jorge A. Jimenez), as he falls in love with the land he was taught to hate.
Frank Grillo, George Lopez, Conor Allyn, Jake Allyn, Jorge A. Jimenez, Andie MacDowell, David Barraza, Esmeralda Pimentel
Drama Western
Limited
4 / 5
Info Buy / Rent
95 mins

PG: Psycho Goreman

Siblings Mimi and Luke unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord who was entombed on Earth millions of years ago after a failed attempt to destroy the universe. They nickname the evil creature Psycho Goreman (or PG for short) and use the magical amulet they discovered to force him to obey their childish whims. It isn’t long before PG’s reappearance draws the attention of intergalactic friends and foes from across the cosmos and a rogues’ gallery of alien combatants converges in small-town suburbia to battle for the fate of the galaxy.
Nita-Josee Hanna, Owen Myre, Steven Kostanski, Adam Brooks, Alexis Hancey, Matthew Ninaber
Comedy Horror
VOD / Digital
4 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent

Preparations To Be Together For An Unknown Period Of Time

After 20 years in the United States, a Hungarian neurosurgeon returns to Budapest for a romantic rendezvous with a fellow doctor she met at a conference. When the love of her life is nowhere to be seen, she tracks him down only to have the bewildered man claim the two have never met. As the brilliant brain surgeon desperately searches for the truth, she fears her own brain may be tricking her into a romantic delusion.
Lili Horvát, Natasa Stork, Viktor Bodó
Drama
Limited
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

The White Tiger

Balram Halwai (Adarsh Gourav) narrates his epic and darkly humorous rise from poor villager to successful entrepreneur in modern India. Cunning and ambitious, our young hero jockeys his way into becoming a driver for Ashok (Rajkummar Rao) and Pinky (Priyanka Chopra Jonas), who have just returned from America. Society has trained Balram to be one thing — a servant — so he makes himself indispensable to his rich masters. But after a night of betrayal, he realizes the corrupt lengths they will go to trap him and save themselves. On the verge of losing everything, Balram rebels against a rigged and unequal system to rise up and become a new kind of master.
Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao, Adarsh Gourav, Ramin Bahrani
Drama Adaptation
90 mins

Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself

A filmed version of illusionist Derek DelGaudio’s one-man stage show that ran Off-Broadway.
Stephen Colbert, Evelyn McGee Colbert, Frank Oz, Daryl Roth, Tom Werner
Fantasy Event

Our Friend

Tells the inspiring and extraordinary true story of the Teague family—journalist Matt (Casey Affleck), his vibrant wife Nicole (Dakota Johnson) and their two young daughters—and how their lives are upended by Nicole’s heartbreaking diagnosis of terminal cancer. As Matt’s responsibilities as caretaker and parent become increasingly overwhelming, the couple’s best friend Dane Faucheux (Jason Segel) offers to come and help out. As Dane puts his life on hold to stay with his friends, the impact of this life altering decision proves greater and more profound than anyone could have imagined.
Dakota Johnson, Casey Affleck, Jason Segel, Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Gwendoline Christie, Brad Ingelsby, Isabella Kai, Jake Owen
Drama True Story

Identifying Features

Middle-aged Magdalena (Mercedes Hernandez) has lost contact with her son after he took off with a friend from their town of Guanajuato to cross the border into the U.S., hopeful to find work. Desperate to find out what happened to him—and to know whether or not he’s even alive—she embarks on an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous journey to discover the truth. At the same time, a young man named Miguel (David Illescas) has returned to Mexico after being deported from the U.S., and eventually his path converges with Magdalena’s. From this simple but urgent premise, director Fernanda Valadez has crafted a lyrical, suspenseful slow burn, equally constructed of moments of beauty and horror, and which leads to a startling, shattering conclusion.
David Illescas, Laura Elena Ibarra, Fernanda Valadez, Mercedes Hernández, Juan Jesús Varela, Ana Laura Rodríguez, Xicoténcatl Ulloa
Drama
92 mins

Breaking Fast

Mo, a practicing Muslim living in West Hollywood, is learning to navigate life post heartbreak. Enter Kal, an All-American guy who surprises Mo by offering to break fast with him during the holy month of Ramadan. As they learn more about each other, they fall in love over what they have in common and what they don't.
Michael Cassidy, Mike Mosallam, Haaz Sleiman, Amin El Gamal, Patrick Sabongui, Christopher J. Hanke, Rula Gardenier, Veronica Cartwright
Drama Comedy
Limited
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Baby Done

When Zoe (Rose Matafeo) and Tim (Matthew Lewis) find out they are having a baby, they resolve to not let parenthood change them. Tim runs towards being a dad, while Zoe runs away from being a mum. Terrified that her life won’t be her own anymore, Zoe is still determined to tick off a list of their wildest dreams before the baby arrives. Zoe’s increasing denial about her impending birth pushes her, and her relationship, to the limit.
Matthew Lewis, Curtis Vowell, Sophie Henderson, Rachel House, Emily Barclay, Rose Matafeo, Nic Sampson, Madeleine Sami
Drama Comedy
Limited
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

Friday, January 22