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THE DEAD DON'T DIE (2019)
Starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop and Sara Driver. Directed by Jim Jarmusch.

In the sleepy small town of Centerville, something is not quite right. The moon hangs large and low in the sky, the hours of daylight are becoming unpredictable and animals are beginning to exhibit unusual behaviours. No one quite knows why. News reports are scary and scientists are concerned. But no one foresees the strangest and most dangerous repercussion that will soon start plaguing Centerville: the dead don't die - they rise from their graves and savagely attack and feast on the living - and the citizens of the town must battle for their survival.

REVIEWS The Dead Don't Die - A zombie comedy that's anything but grave

PATERSON (2016)
Starring Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani. Directed by Jim Jarmusch.

Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey — they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura’s world is ever changing. Newdreams come to her almost daily, each a different and inspired project. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his gift for poetry. The lm quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

REVIEWS Paterson - A gentle and magical little gem

SHORT TERM 12 (2013)
Starring Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr, Kaitlyn Dever, Rami Malek, Lakeith Stanfield, Kevin Hernandez, Melora Walters, Stephanie Beatriz, Lydia Du Veaux and Alex Calloway. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton.

Passionate and tough, Grace, a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers, is a formidable caretaker of the kids in her charge, and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason.

But Grace’s own difficult past – and the surprising future that suddenly presents itself – throw her into unforeseen confusion, made all the sharper with the arrival of a new intake at the facility – Jayden a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection.

She and Mason also struggle to help Marcus – an intense, quiet kid who is about to turn 18 – manage through the difficulty of having to leave the facility. Grace comes to find – in both her work and the new teenager in her care – surprising sources of redemption.

REVIEWS Short Term 12 - Beautiful. Special. A revelation.

FRIENDS WITH KIDS (2012)
Starring Adam Scott, Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd, Kristen Wiig, Megan Fox, Lee Bryant, Kelly Bishop and Cotter Smith. Directed by Jennifer Westfeldt.

REVIEWS Friends With Kids - Acerbic with laughs & great cast

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