Reel Roundup week of March 11



10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Certificate PG-13 105 min   –   Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Monsters come in many forms.
Director:  Dan Trachtenberg
Stars:  John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffi


The Perfect Match (2016) Poster

The Perfect Match (2016)

Certificate R 96 min   –   Comedy | Romance

A playboy named Charlie, convinced that all his relationships are dead, meets the beautiful and mysterious Eva. Agreeing to a casual affair, Charlie then wants a bit more from their relationship.
Director:  Bille Woodruff
Stars:  Terrence Jenkins, Cassie Ventura, Paula Patton, Kali Hawk



The Brothers Grimsby (2016) Poster

The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

Certificate R 83 min   –   Action | Comedy

A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother.
Director:  Louis Leterrier
Stars:  Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Rebel Wilson, Freddie Crowder


The Young Messiah (2016) Poster

The Young Messiah (2016)

Certificate PG-13 111 min   –   Drama

Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.
Director:  Cyrus Nowrasteh
Stars:  Adam Greaves-Neal, Vincent Walsh, Sara Lazzaro, Sean Bean




Creative Control (2015) Poster

Creative Control (2015) – [Limited]

Certificate R 97 min   –   Drama

In near future Brooklyn, an ad executive uses a new Augmented Reality technology to conduct an affair with his best friend’s girlfriend…sort of.
Director:  Benjamin Dickinson
Stars:  Benjamin Dickinson, Nora Zehetner, Dan Gill, Alexia Rasmussen


Eye in the Sky (2015) Poster

Eye in the Sky (2015) – [Limited]

Certificate R 102 min   –   Drama | Thriller | War

Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.
Director:  Gavin Hood
Stars:  Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi



Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015) Poster

Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015) – [Limited]

Certificate R 95 min   –   Comedy | Drama

A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker.
Director:  Michael Showalter
Stars:  Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Tyne Daly, Wendi McLendon-Covey





Lolo (2015) Poster

Lolo (2015) – [Limited]

99 min   –   Comedy

Violette, a 40-year old workaholic with a career in the fashion industry falls for a provincial computer geek, Jean-Rene, while on a spa retreat with her best friend.
Director: Julie Delpy
Stars:  Julie Delpy, Dany Boon, Vincent Lacoste, Karin Viard





Marguerite (2015) Poster

Marguerite (2015) – [Limited]

Certificate R 129 min   –   Drama

Paris, 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman, lover of the music and the opera. She loves to sing for her friends, although she’s not a good singer. Both her friends and her husband have kept her fantasy. The problem begins when she decides to perform in front of a real audience.
Director:  Xavier Giannoli
Stars:  Catheri




River of Grass (1994) Poster

River of Grass (1994) – [Limited]

76 min   –   Drama

Metascore: 64/100 (8 reviews)
Cozy, a dissatisfied housewife, meets Lee at a bar. A drink turns into a home break-in, and a gun shot sends them on the run together, thinking they’ve committed murder.
Director:  Kelly Reichardt
Stars:  Lisa Bowman, Larry Fessenden, Dick Russell, Michael Buscemi


Backgammon (2015) Poster

Backgammon (2015) – [Limited]

89 min   –   Drama | Mystery

When Lucian and Miranda are left alone in an isolated mansion for the weekend, their mutual attraction grows, as does their unease about the whereabouts of Miranda’s ex-boyfriend who may be hiding somewhere in the house.
Director:  Francisco Orvañanos
Stars:  Brittany Allen, Noah Silver, Alex Beh, Olivia Crocicchia


Hyena Road (2015) Poster

Hyena Road (2015) – [Limited]

Certificate R 120 min   –   Drama | War

Three different men, three different worlds, three different wars – all stand at the intersection of modern warfare – a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems.
Director:   Paul Gross
Stars:  Rossif Sutherland, Paul Gross, Allan Hawco, Clark Johnson


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