May 2020 Movies




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Fisherman's Friends

A fast living, cynical London music executive (Daniel Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he's pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate "fish out of water" as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he's drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he's forced to reevaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.
Meg Leonard, Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, Sam Swainsbury, Noel Clarke, Chris Foggin, Nick Moorcroft, David Hayman
Drama Comedy Music
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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, Shailene Woodley, Sebastian Stan, Jardine Libaire, Drake Doremus, Matthew Gray Gubler, Lindsay Sloane, Kyra Sedgwick
Drama Romance

Dream Horse

The film tells the true story of Jan Vokes (Academy Award® nominee Toni Colette), a Welsh cleaner and bartender, who decides to breed and rear a race horse. She persuades her neighbors and friends to contribute financially to the scheme. The group’s unlikely investment plan pays off as the horse rises through the ranks and puts them in a race for the national championship.
Toni Collette, Owen Teale, Joanna Page, Sian Philips, Euros Lyn, Katherine Butler, Neil McKay, Damian Lewis
Drama Comedy True Story

All Day and a Night

s soft-spoken Jahkor (Ashton Sanders, Moonlight) struggles to keep his dream of rapping alive amidst a gang war in Oakland, his ill-fated life and real-world responsibilities drive him further and further across the line of right and wrong with tragic consequences. Landing in prison beside his father, J.D. (Jeffrey Wright, Westworld) whom he never wanted to be like, Jahkor embarks on an unlikely journey of self-discovery, exploring the events that unite them, in hopes of helping his newborn son break a cycle that feels unavoidable.
Michael Sadler, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Ashton Sanders, Jalyn Hall, Joe Robert Cole, Jeffrey Wright
Drama Crime

Arkansas

In Clark Duke’s directorial debut, Kyle (Liam Hemsworth) and Swin (Clark Duke) live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin named Frog (Vince Vaughn), whom they’ve never met. Posing as junior park rangers by day, they operate as low-level drug couriers by night under the watchful eye of Frog’s proxies (John Malkovich and Vivica A. Fox). Swin then settles into his day job by taking up a relationship with Johnna (Eden Brolin) against orders to blend in while Kyle continues to question his night job by trying to figure out who Frog really is. Their world is then upended after one too many inept decisions, and Kyle, Swin, and Johnna find themselves directly in Frog’s crosshairs, who mistakenly sees them as a threat to his empire.
Vince Vaughn, Clark Duke, Patrick Hibler, Liam Hemsworth, Eden Brolin, Jeff Rice, Martin Sprock, Vivica A. Fox
Thriller Crime Adaptation

Cry for the Bad Man

When a small-town widow is grieving in isolation, she receives a deadly ultimatum from the privileged sons of a local land developer to sell her beloved property. With 24 hours to decide and her pleas to the town's corrupt sheriff falling on deaf ears, she realizes she must take matters into her own hands. Her quest for justice turns into an all-out battle and grisly confrontation.
Camille Keaton, Sam Farmer, Karen Konzen, Scott Peeler
Action

Herb Alpert Is…

Documentary about Herb Alpert’s personal and creative journey with interviews with Questlove, Sting and Bill Moyers. Alpert has sold over 72 million records and co-founded A&M Records.
John Scheinfeld
Documentary Music
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The High Note

Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross), a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie (Dakota Johnson) is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands, but still aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer. When Grace’s manager (Ice Cube) presents her with a choice that could alter the course of her career, Maggie and Grace come up with a plan that could change their lives forever.
Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tim Bevan, Eddie Izzard, Nisha Ganatra, Eric Fellner, Flora Greeson, Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Comedy

The Personal History of David Copperfield

From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.
Tilda Swinton, Armando Iannucci, Rosalind Eleazar, Peter Capaldi, Simon Blackwell, Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Aneurin Barnard
Drama Adaptation Period

True History of the Kelly Gang

Legendary outlaw Ned Kelly (George MacKay) leads a band of rebel warriors to wreak havoc on their oppressors in this gritty and veracious western thriller.
Nicholas Hoult, Thomasin McKenzie, Justin Kurzel, George MacKay, Russell Crowe, Sean Keenan, Dacre Montgomery, Harry Greenwood
Drama Crime Period

Covers

A romance set in the Los Angeles music world.
Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, June Diane Raphael, Tim Bevan, Eddie Izzard, Nisha Ganatra, Eric Fellner, Flora Greeson
Comedy Romance Music
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A Nun’s Curse

On a weekend trip, a group of friends are forced to seek shelter inside an abandoned prison where a nun named Sister Monday had once been assigned. During her time at the prison, Sister Monday was suspected of killing prisoners who were serving out their sentences but before she could be questioned, she disappeared. Once inside the prison, they will learn the terrifying truth.
Kristi Ray, Tommy Faircloth, Felissa Rose, Damian Maffei, Gunner Willis, Jason Vail
Horror

Evil Little Things

A young boy finds a mystical toymaker with stories to tell. The first is of a leprechaun seeking revenge on a defenseless family. The second is of a doll who works evil on her fragile owner. The toymaker gives the boy a clown named Giggles. Clowns are supposed to be the guardians of happiness, right?
Jonathan Horne, Matt Greenberg, Yasmin Bakhtiari, Nancy Knight, Hannah Fierman, Courtney Lakin
Horror

The Vast of Night

In the twilight of the 1950s, on one fateful night in New Mexico, a young, winsome switchboard operator Fay (Sierra McCormick) and charismatic radio DJ Everett (Jake Horowitz) discover a strange audio frequency that could change their small town and the future forever. Dropped phone calls, AM radio signals, secret reels of tape forgotten in a library, switchboards, crossed patchlines and an anonymous phone call lead Fay and Everett on a scavenger hunt toward the unknown.
Jake Horowitz, Gail Cronauer, Andrew Patterson, James Montague, Craig W. Sanger, Sierra McCormick, Bruce Davis
Sci-Fi Mystery

The Last Vermeer

While Joseph Piller (Bang), a Dutch Jew, was fighting in the Resistance during the Second World War, the witty, debonair aesthete, Han van Meegeren (Pearce) was hosting hedonistic soirées and selling Dutch art treasures to Hermann Goring and other top Nazis. Following the war, Piller becomes an investigator assigned the task of identifying and redistributing stolen art, resulting in the flamboyant van Meegeren being accused of collaboration — a crime punishable by death. But, despite mounting evidence, Piller, with the aid of his assistant (Krieps), becomes increasingly convinced of Han's innocence and finds himself in the unlikely position of fighting to save his life.
Dan Friedkin, Claes Bang, Guy Pearce, Vicky Krieps
Drama

Irresistible

A comedy about what happens when a small Wisconsin town becomes the main attraction of our political circus. After the Democrat’s top strategist Gary (Steve Carell) sees a video of a retired Marine Colonel (Chris Cooper) standing up for the rights of his town’s undocumented workers, Gary believes he has found the key to winning back the Heartland. However, when the Republicans counter him by sending in his brilliant nemesis Faith (Rose Byrne), what started out as a local race quickly becomes an out-of-control and hilarious fight for the soul of America.
Steve Carell, Natasha Lyonne, Chris Cooper, Mackenzie Davis, Jon Stewart, Topher Grace, CJ Wilso, Rose Byrne
Comedy Political

Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl is about a 12-year-old Artemis who is a millionaire, a genius - and above all, a criminal mastermind. But Artemis doesn’t know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy (Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit) to harness her magic to save his family. These aren't the fairies of the bedtime stories - they're dangerous.
Josh Gad, Conor McPherson, Nonso Anozie, Rachel Denning, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell
Action Adventure Fantasy Family Kids

The Green Knight

An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, THE GREEN KNIGHT tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.
David Lowery, Alicia Vikander, James M. Johnston, Joel Edgerton, Kate Dickie, Barry Keoghan, Ralph Ineson, Toby Halbrooks
Action Fantasy