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SONGBIRD (2021)
Starring K.j. Apa, Sofia Carson, Craig Robinson, Bradley Whitford, Peter Stormare, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Walter Hauser, Demi Moore, Jenna Ortega and Lia McHugh. Directed by Adam Mason.

The COVID-23 virus has mutated and the world is in its fourth year of lockdown. Infected Americans are ripped from their homes and forced into quarantine camps known as Q-Zones, from which there is no escape, as a few brave souls fight back against the forces of oppression. Amid this dystopian landscape, a fearless courier, Nico, who’s immune to the deadly pathogen, finds hope and love with Sara, though her lockdown prohibits them from physical contact. When Sara is believed to have become infected, Nico races desperately across the barren streets of Los Angeles in search of the only thing that can save her from imprisonment... or worse.

REVIEWS Songbird - Dystopia porn that cashes in on COVID-19

BAD BOYS FOR LIFE (2020)
Starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Derrick Gilbert, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Joe Pantoliano, Charles Melton, Paola Nuñez, Massi Furlan and Dj Khaled. Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.

REVIEWS Bad Boys For Life - Whatcha gonna do when there's nothing new

THE FLORIDA PROJECT (2017)
Starring Willem Dafoe, Bria Vinaite, Brooklynn Prince, Caleb Landry Jones, Macon Blair, Karren Karagulian, Sandy Kane, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera and Carl Bradfield. Directed by Sean Baker.

The story of precocious six year-old Moonee and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure. Living at a motel in the shadow of Disney World, Moonee is seemingly oblivious to the struggles of adults around her, including mother Halley, and motel manager/father-figure Bobby.

REVIEWS The Florida Project - A purely authentic slice of life

GEOSTORM 3D (2017)
Starring Gerard Butler, Abbie Cornish, Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Andy García, Alexandra Maria Lara and Robert Sheehan. Directed by Dean Devlin.

As a man heads into space to prevent climate-controlling satellites from creating a storm of epic proportions, his brother discovers a plot to assassinate the president.

REVIEWS Geostorm - More disaster than disaster film

CHURCHILL (2017)
Starring Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell, James Purefoy, Julian Wadham, Richard Durden, Danny Webb, Jonathan Aris and George Anton. Directed by Alex Von Tunzelmann and Jonathan Teplitzky.

A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 24 hours before D-Day.

REVIEWS Churchill - An uninspired film of an inspiring man

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (2017)
Starring Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Cera and Zach Galifianakis. Directed by Chris McKay.

There are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

REVIEWS The Lego Batman Movie - Just as awesome

WAR ON EVERYONE (2016)
Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña, Theo James and Tessa Thompson. Directed by John Michael McDonogh.

Follows two corrupt cops in New Mexico who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he?

REVIEWS War On Everyone - Buddy cop comedy to end all buddy cop comedies

13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI (2016)
Starring John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Max Martini and Pablo Schreiber. Directed by Michael Bay.
SALINGER (2013)
Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack, Martin Sheen and Danny Devito. Directed by Shane Salerno.

An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye. 'Salinger' features interviews with 150 subjects including Salinger's friends, colleagues and members of his inner circle who have never spoken on the record before as well as film footage, photographs and other material that has never been seen.

REVIEWS Salinger - Portrait of an artist as an enigma

THE SWEENEY (2013)
Starring Ray Winstone - Jack Regan, Hayley Atwell - Nancy, Damian Lewis - Frank Haskins, Ben Drew - George Carter and Allen Leech - Simon Ellis. Directed by Nick Love.

Armed and dangerous, the Sweeney Flying Squad are old school crime fighters enforcing the law. Led by legendary detective Jack Regan and his loyal partner George Carter, they have their own unique way of operating and always get results. With a bank heist in progress and his old enemy making a reappearance on the London crime scene, Regan will do whatever it takes to get the job done, even defying orders from his no-nonsense boss.

REVIEWS The Sweeney - Worth a butcher's hook

GENIUS
Starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Johnny Flynn and Samantha Colley.

REVIEWS Genius: The Complete First Season - A fascinating portrait of Albert Einstein on DVD

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