Movie Releases by Score

Passing Strange 701.

Passing Strange

August 21, 2009 | Not Rated
Spike Lee’s adaptation of the Broadway show “Passing Strange” presents the portrait of a musician as a young man. In 1970s Los Angeles, a talented but rebellious middle-class African-American discovers punk rock. Through the intervention of a sincere choir director, the young man travels to Europe, where his talents blossom, but at the expense of those who care for him. The film is based on the life of musician Stew, who appears as narrator and commentator on his younger, rasher self. [IFC Films]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.3
Meek's Cutoff 702.

Meek's Cutoff

April 8, 2011 | PG
The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon train of three families has hired mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a shortcut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack of faith in one another's instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as a natural born enemy. (Oscilloscope Films)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.2
Three Colors: Blue 703.

Three Colors: Blue

September 3, 1993 | R
In the devastating first film of the Three Colors trilogy, Juliette Binoche gives a tour de force performance as Julie, a woman reeling from the tragic death of her husband and young daughter. But Blue is more than just a blistering study of grief it’s also a tale of liberation, as Julie attempts to free herself from the past while confronting truths about the life of her late husband, a composer. Shot in sapphire tones by Slawomir Idziak, and set to an extraordinary operatic score by Zbigniew Preisner, Blue is an overwhelming sensory experience. [Criterion]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
The Long Day Closes 704.

The Long Day Closes

May 28, 1993 | PG
Growing up in the wreckage of post-war Liverpool should be a grim experience for sensitive eleven-year-old Bud. He lives in rain-drenched, lice-ridden impoverishment with his mother and hordes of siblings. The secondary school he's just started attending is a breeding ground for bigots and bullies and Bud's the punch-bag. Yet Davies' film is an ode to childhood bliss. It evokes the confused thrill of sexual awakening, the addictive buzz of a favourite pop tune, the warmth of a doting mother's embrace, the happiness of a family sing-song. And, most effectively, the wide-eyed wonder inspired by cinema itself as Bud bunks off church to worship Hollywood's idols at his local picture house. [Channel Four Films]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.3
Fruitvale Station 705.

Fruitvale Station

July 12, 2013 | R
The true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
Carrie 706.

Carrie

November 16, 1976 | R
Carrie White, a shy, reclusive teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
Watchers of the Sky 707.

Watchers of the Sky

October 17, 2014 | Not Rated
Watchers of the Sky interweaves four stories of remarkable courage, compassion, and determination, while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin - the man who created the word "genocide," and believed the law could protect the world from mass atrocities. Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem From Hell, Watchers of the Sky takes you on a provocative journey from Nuremberg to The Hague, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Since Otar Left 708.

Since Otar Left

April 30, 2004 | Unrated
A bittersweet tale of deception and affection about three Georgian women -- strong-willed matriarch Eka, her long-suffering daughter Marina and rebellious granddaughter Ada -- all live together in their stately-yet-crumbling apartment in contemporary Tbilisi, the capital of the former Soviet republic. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.7
The Circle 709.

The Circle

April 13, 2001 | Not Rated
This film tells the intertwining stories of a group of seven Iranian women, each of whom has a criminal past due to societal prejudices and oppressive laws.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.3
Sound and Fury 710.

Sound and Fury

October 25, 2000
Takes viewers inside the seldom seen world of the deaf to witness a painful family struggle over a controversial medical technology called the cochlear implant. (Next Wave Films)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.0
Paragraph 175 711.

Paragraph 175

September 13, 2000
During World War II 100,000 German homosexual men were sent to concentration camps. This documentary tells their story and includes personal accounts of six of the survivors.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
Atlantic City 712.

Atlantic City

April 3, 1981 | R
In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.8
Slumdog Millionaire 713.

Slumdog Millionaire

November 12, 2008 | R
Slumdog Millionaire is the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show’s questions. Intrigued by Jamal’s story, the jaded Police Inspector begins to wonder what a young man with no apparent desire for riches is really doing on this game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out. [Fox Searchlight]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Black Is King 714.

Black Is King

July 31, 2020 | Not Rated
Black Is King, based on the music of The Lion King: The Gift, reimagines the lessons from the 2019 film for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
9.2
Holy Motors 715.

Holy Motors

October 17, 2012 | Not Rated
Inspired by the filmmaker’s fascination with the after hours life of stretch limousines, Denis Lavant plays Monsieur Oscar who, over the course of a single day, takes on 10 other guises, ranging from a gangster and ageing millionaire to a troubled parent and anarchic tramp. Including a few unexpected cameos, Holy Motors is the rarest of things – a true original. (Indomina Releasing)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.6
The Work 716.

The Work

October 20, 2017 | Not Rated
Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, The Work follows three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the prisoners in unexpected ways. [SXSW]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.5
Sling Blade 717.

Sling Blade

November 27, 1996 | Not Rated
A southern gothic tale about a man named Karl (Thornton), who's just been released from an asylum -- some 25 years after he committed a gruesome crime. He returns to the southern town of his youth, where his quiet, gentle manner and simple charm land him a job and lead him to an unlikely friendship with a young boy (Black) and his widowed mother. When the mother's abusive boyfriend appears, however, this simple man is thrust into a combustible dilemma that has powerful, moving consequences for all. (Miramax Films)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
A Christmas Tale 718.

A Christmas Tale

November 14, 2008 | Not Rated
Abel and Junon had two children, Joseph and Elizabeth. Victim of a rare genetic condition, Joseph's only hope was a bone marrow transplant. As they and Elizabeth were incompatible, his parents conceived a third child in the hope of saving their son. But little Henri too was unable to help his brother, and Joseph died at the age of seven. The Vuillard family has never recovered. Many years have passed, and family relationships are more strained than ever. In particular, those between Elizabeth, authoritarian head of the family and Henri, a cynical drop out who divides his time between women and drink. After a violent argument, Elizabeth banishes her feckless brother, cutting him off from his nephew, her son Paul - a tortured adolescent beset by serious mental problems. Masterfully directed and acted, by turns savage, bittersweet, darkly comic and unbearably moving, A Christmas Tale shows internationally acclaimed Desplechin at the height of his powers. (IFC Films)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.9
Giant 719.

Giant

November 24, 1956 | TV-G
The film version of Edna Ferber's big Texas novel, a sprawling epic of contemporary cattle barons and nouveau riche oil tycoons.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.5
Brazil 720.

Brazil

December 18, 1985 | R
Brazil is a surrealistic nightmare vision of a "perfect" future where technology reigns supreme. Everyone is monitored by a secret government agency that forbids love to interfere with efficiency. When a daydreaming bureaucrat (Pryce) becomes unwittingly involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mystery woman, he becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions. [Universal Pictures]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
In the Shadow of the Moon 721.

In the Shadow of the Moon

September 7, 2007 | PG
Between 1968 and 1972, nine American spacecrafts voyaged to the Moon, and 12 men walked upon its surface. They remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. In the Shadow of the Moon brings together for the first--and possibly the last--time the surviving crew members from every single Apollo mission that flew to the Moon, and allows them to tell their story in their own words. This riveting first-hand testimony is interwoven with visually stunning archival material that has been remastered from the original NASA film footage--much of it never used before. The result is an intimate epic that vividly communicates the daring, the danger, the pride, and the promise of this extraordinary era in history, when the whole world literally looked up at America. (THINKFilm)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
The Big Risk 722.

The Big Risk

November 18, 2005
Bridging argot-rich 50s masterworks like "Rififi" and "Touchez-pas au Grisbi" with Jean-Pierre Melville's pared-down thrillers of the 60s, Classe Tous Risques (1960) (the title refers to a type of insurance policy, à la "Double Indemnity," but is also a pun on "tourist class") is a penetrating study of the underworld tough guy at the end of his rope, drawn from screenwriter José Giovanni's first-hand knowledge of the post-war French underworld. (Film Forum)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.3
Get on the Bus 723.

Get on the Bus

October 16, 1996 | R
Get on the Bus follows a group of different men traveling from Los Angeles to the Million Man Marchc in Washington, D.C. On the way, they will make friends, make enemies and make history.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
76 Days 724.

76 Days

December 4, 2020 | Not Rated
Raw and intimate, this documentary captures the struggles of patients and frontline medical professionals battling the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Children of Men 725.

Children of Men

December 25, 2006 | R
Children of Men envisages a world one generation from now that has fallen into anarchy on the heels of an infertility defect in the population. The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set against the backdrop of London torn apart by violence and nationalistic sects, the film follows disillusioned bureaucrat Theo (Owen) as he becomes an unlikely champion of Earth's survival. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
Revanche 726.

Revanche

May 1, 2009
At once a gripping thriller and a tragic drama of nearly Greek proportions, Revanche is the stunning, Oscar–nominated, international breakthrough film from Austrian filmmaker Götz Spielmann. In a ragged section of Vienna, hardened ex-con Alex works as an assistant in a brothel, where he falls for Ukrainian hooker Tamara. Their desperate plans for escape unexpectedly intersect with the lives of a rural cop and his seemingly content wife. With meticulous, elegant direction, Spielmann creates a tense, existential, and surprising portrait of vengeance and redemption, and a journey into the darkest forest of human nature, in which violence and beauty exist side by side. (Janus Film)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
The Man Without a Past 727.

The Man Without a Past

April 4, 2003 | PG-13
The second installation of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland Trilogy," this touching and amusing film portrays a man who must start his life anew when he is brutally mugged and loses his memory. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.5
American Movie 728.

American Movie

November 5, 1999 | R
The story of Mark Borchardt, the ultimate independent filmmaker from Wisconsin, who attempts to raise money to finish "Coven," his short film, in order to have the funds to produce his next vision. Borchardt relies on his best friend and his mother to fill many roles in the process including acting and camera operating, and he even convinces his old Uncle Bill to invest in his film.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.2
After the Storm 729.

After the Storm

March 17, 2017 | Not Rated
Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Abe Hiroshi) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay his child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother Yoshiko (Kiki Kilin) and his beautiful ex-wife Kyoko (Maki Yoko) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a place in the life of his young son Shingo (Yoshizawa Taiyo) – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Moonrise Kingdom 730.

Moonrise Kingdom

May 25, 2012 | PG-13
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, the film follows a young boy and girl falling in love. When they are moved to run away together, various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down – which might not be such a bad thing. [Focus Features]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
BPM (Beats Per Minute) 731.

BPM (Beats Per Minute)

October 20, 2017 | Not Rated
Early 1990s. With AIDS having already claimed countless lives for nearly ten years, ACT UP Paris activists multiply actions to fight general indifference. Nathan, a newcomer to the group, has his world shaken up by Sean, a radical militant, who throws his last bits of strength into the struggle. [Cannes]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
Calle 54 732.

Calle 54

October 20, 2000 | G
This documentary features a behind-the-scenes look into the music of many of the premier contemporary Latin musicians.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
4.0
Horse Money 733.

Horse Money

July 24, 2015 | Not Rated
While the young captains lead the revolution in the streets, the people of Fontainhas search for Ventura, lost in the woods.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.2
Up the Yangtze 734.

Up the Yangtze

April 25, 2008
In China, it is simply known as 'The River.' But the Yangtze—and all of the life that surrounds it—is undergoing an astonishing transformation wrought by the largest hydroelectric project in history, the Three Gorges Dam. Chinese-Canadian director Yung Chang returns to the gorgeous, now-disappearing landscape of his grandfather’s youth to trace the surreal life of a “farewell cruise” that traverses the gargantuan waterway. With a humanist gaze and wry wit Chang’s Upstairs Downstairs approach captures the microcosmic society of the luxury liner. Below deck: a bewildered young girl trains as a dishwasher sent to work by her peasant family, who is on the verge of relocation from the encroaching floodwaters. Above deck: wealthy international tourists set sail to catch a last glance of a country in dramatic flux. The teenage employees who serve and entertain them—tagged with new Westernized names like “Cindy” and “Jerry” by upper management—warily grasp at the prospect of a better future. "Up the Yangtze" gives a human dimension to the wrenching changes facing not only an increasingly globalized China, but the world at large. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi 735.

Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

December 15, 2017 | PG-13
Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
4.2
High Hopes 736.

High Hopes

February 24, 1989 | PG
A slice-of-life look at a sweet working-class couple in London, Shirley and Cyril, his mother, who's aging quickly and becoming forgetful, mum's ghastly upper-middle-class neighbors, and Cyril's pretentious sister and philandering husband. Shirley wants a baby, but Cyril, who reads Marx and wants the world to be perfect, is reluctant. Cyril's mum locks herself out and must ask her snooty neighbors for help. Then Cyril's sister Valerie stages a surprise party for mum's 70th birthday, a disaster from start to finish. Shirley holds things together, and she and Cyril may put aside her Dutch cap after all.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Night of the Kings 737.

Night of the Kings

February 26, 2021 | R
A young man is sent to “La Maca,” a prison in the middle of the Ivorian forest ruled by its inmates. As tradition goes with the rising of the red moon, he is designated by the Boss to be the new “Roman” and must tell a story to the other prisoners. Learning what fate awaits him, he begins to narrate the mystical life of the legendary outlaw named “Zama King” and has no choice but to make his story last until dawn.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
McQueen 738.

McQueen

July 20, 2018 | Not Rated
Alexander McQueen's rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate revelation of his McQueen's own world, both tortured and inspired, which celebrates a radical and mesmerizing genius of profound influence.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
The Black Stallion 739.

The Black Stallion

October 13, 1979 | G
A boy forges a special friendship with a wild stallion after both are shipwrecked on a deserted island. (MGM)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.6
Booksmart 740.

Booksmart

May 24, 2019 | R
Told from a wildly original, fresh and modern perspective, Booksmart is an unfiltered comedy about high school friendships and the bonds we create that last a lifetime. Capturing the spirit of our times, the film is a coming of age story for a new generation.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
4.8
Wise Blood 741.

Wise Blood

February 17, 1980 | PG
A Southerner--young, poor, ambitious but uneducated--determines to become something in the world. He decides that the best way to do that is to become a preacher and start up his own church.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
From Russia with Love 742.

From Russia with Love

May 27, 1964 | GP
James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by SPECTRE.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Small Axe: Red, White and Blue 743.

Small Axe: Red, White and Blue

December 4, 2020
Leroy Logan (John Boyega) is a young forensic scientist with a yearning to do more than his solitary laboratory work. When he sees his father assaulted by two policemen, he finds himself driven to revisiting a childhood ambition to become a police officer; an ambition borne from the naïve hope of wanting to change racist attitudes from within.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.4
The Handmaiden 744.

The Handmaiden

October 21, 2016 | Not Rated
1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Kim Tae-ri) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Kim Min-hee) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Jo Jin-woong). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count (Ha Jung-woo) to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.5
Lantana 745.

Lantana

December 14, 2001 | TV-MA
This ensemble mystery set in Australia examines the stories of four married couples, each touched by the discovery of a murdered woman.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
Séraphine 746.

Séraphine

June 5, 2009 | Unrated
Seraphine vividly recounts the tragic story of French naïve painter Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (1864-1942), a humble servant who becomes a gifted self-taught painter. Discovered by prominent critic and collector William Uhde, she came to prominence between the wars grouped with other naïve painters like Henri Rousseau only to descend into madness and obscurity with the onset of the Great Depression and World War II. (Music Box Films)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
Oliver Twist 747.

Oliver Twist

July 30, 1951 | Approved
An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
49 Up 748.

49 Up

October 6, 2006
49 UP is the seventh film in a series of landmark documentaries that began 42 years ago when UK-based Granada's World in Action team, inspired by the Jesuit maxim "Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man," interviewed a diverse group of seven-year-old children from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Michael Apted, a researcher for the original film, has returned to interview the "children" every seven years since, at ages 14, 21, 28, 35, 42 and now again at age 49. (First Run Features)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.6
Naked 749.

Naked

December 15, 1993 | Unrated
Johnny (David Thewlis) flees Manchester for London. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very much like his own.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.6
A Serious Man 750.

A Serious Man

October 2, 2009 | R
A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man’s search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous acquaintances, Sy Ableman, who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry’s unemployable brother Arthur is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job. Struggling for equilibrium, Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis. Can anyone help him cope with his afflictions and become a righteous person – a mensch – a serious man? (Focus Features)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.7
The Joy Luck Club 751.

The Joy Luck Club

September 8, 1993 | R
The story of four remarkable friends whose extraordinary lives are filled with joy and heartbreak. Their lifelong friendship reveals a mosaic of the startling events and conditions that have shaped their lives -- and how these experiences have affected the hopes and dreams they hold for each of their children. (Hollywood Pictures)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Broadcast News 752.

Broadcast News

December 16, 1987 | R
Tom Grunick, a rising anchorman, has plenty of on-camera savvy, personality and good looks but little in the way of brains. He may be dumb as a doornail but Tom's got the star presence his network needs. Then there's Aaron Altman, a less than good-looking newsman, who's dedicated, diligent and down-to-earth. Aaron would love to be an anchor but he freezes up the moment he's in front of the camera. Spunky, smart news producer Jane Craig is excellent at her job but has difficulty handling the pressure. Can these workaholics mask their personal quirks long enough to jump-start their professional lives? (20h Century Fox)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
Withnail & I 753.

Withnail & I

June 19, 1987 | R
London 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp, cold, piles of washing-up, mad drug dealers and psychotic Irishmen, decide to leave their squalid Camden flat for an idyllic holiday in the countryside, courtesy of Withnail's uncle Monty's country cottage. But when they get there, it rains non-stop, there's no food, and their basic survival skills turn out to be somewhat limited. Matters are not helped by the arrival of Uncle Monty, who shows an uncomfortably keen interest in Marwood...
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.4
The Postman Always Rings Twice 754.

The Postman Always Rings Twice

May 2, 1946 | Passed
A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
American Beauty 755.

American Beauty

September 15, 1999 | R
Provoked by forbidden passions, Lester Burnham (Spacey) decides to make a few changes in his rut of a life, changes that are less midlife crisis than adolescence reborn. The freer he gets, the happier he gets, which is even more maddening to his wife, Carolyn (Bening), and daughter Jane (Birch) --especially when he turns his lustful gaze toward Jane's friend, the sultry Angela (Suvari). (Dreamworks SKG)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.9
Beanpole 756.

Beanpole

January 29, 2020 | Not Rated
1945, Leningrad. World War II has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Although the siege - one of the worst in history - is finally over, life and death continue their battle in the wreckage that remains. Two young women, Iya and Masha, search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.5
Harmonium 757.

Harmonium

June 16, 2017 | Unrated
Life for Toshio (Kanji Furutachi), his wife Akie (Mariko Tsutsui) and their young daughter Hotaru (Momone Shinokawa) carries on as usual until he hires the mysterious Mr. Yasaka (Tadanobu Asano), an old acquaintance dressed in white who has just been released from prison. [Film Movement]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
Blade Runner 758.

Blade Runner

June 25, 1982 | R
In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, detective Rick Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants—and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his soul. [Warner Bros.]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.7
Kagemusha 759.

Kagemusha

October 10, 1980 | PG
A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Milk 760.

Milk

November 26, 2008 | R
In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into major public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before his untimely death in 1978, a hero for all Americans. (Focus Features)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.6
Fireworks Wednesday (2006) 761.

Fireworks Wednesday (2006)

March 16, 2016 | Not Rated
On the last Wednesday before the spring solstice ushers in the Persian New Year, people set off fireworks following an ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Rouhi, spending her first day at a new job, finds herself in the midst of a different kind of fireworks — a domestic dispute between her new boss and his wife.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
Heart of a Dog 762.

Heart of a Dog

October 21, 2015 | Not Rated
Heart of a Dog is a personal essay film that explores themes of love, death and language.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.1
Distant 763.

Distant

March 12, 2004
A photographer who is haunted by the feeling that the gap between his ideals and his real life is growing finds himself obliged to put up in his apartment a young relative who has left behind his village looking for a job aboard a ship in Istanbul to go abroad.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.6
Far From Heaven 764.

Far From Heaven

November 8, 2002 | PG-13
An idyllic 1950s married couple faces social taboos of homosexuality and interracial relationships -- but at great cost.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India 765.

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

May 8, 2002 | PG
The year is 1893 when Britain's Queen Victoria was the unsympathetic ruler of India. This is an inspiring story of a battle without bloodshed fought by a group of unlikely heroes. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
No Man's Land 766.

No Man's Land

December 7, 2001 | R
Ciki and Nino, a Bosnian and a Serb, are soldiers stranded in No Man's Land -- a trench between enemy lines during the Bosnian war. They have no one to trust, no way to escape without getting shot, and a fellow soldier is lying on the trench floor with a spring-loaded bomb set to explode beneath him if he moves. The absurdity of their situation would be comical if it didn't have such dire consequences. (United Artists / MGM)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
Prizzi's Honor 767.

Prizzi's Honor

June 14, 1985 | R
A professional hitman and hitwoman fall in love.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
All the President's Men 768.

All the President's Men

April 9, 1976 | PG
In the Watergate Building on June 17, 1972, lights go on and four burglars are caught breaking into the offices of the Democratic National Headquarters. That night triggered revelations that would eventually drive a U.S. President from office. Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) grabbed the initial break-in story and stayed with it through doubts, denials and discouragement. [Warner Bros.]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back 769.

Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back

May 17, 1967 | Not Rated
Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Aferim! 770.

Aferim!

January 22, 2016 | Not Rated
Eastern Europe, 1835. Two riders cross a barren landscape in the middle of Wallachia. They are the gendarme Costandin and his son. Together they are searching for a gypsy slave who has run away from his nobleman master and is suspected of having an affair with the noble's wife. While the unflappable Costandin comments on every situation with a cheery aphorism, his son takes a more contemplative view of the world. On their odyssey they encounter people of different nationalities and beliefs: Turks and Russians, Christians and Jews, Romanians and Hungarians. Each harbors prejudices against the others which have been passed down from generation to generation. And even when the slave Carfin is found, the adventure is far from over. [Big World Pictures]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
About Endlessness 771.

About Endlessness

TBA | Not Rated
About Endlessness is a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendour and banality. We wander, dreamlike, gently guided by our Scheherazade-esque narrator. Inconsequential moments take on the same significance as historical events: a couple floats over a war-torn Cologne; on the way to a birthday party, a father stops to tie his daughter’s shoelaces in the pouring rain; teenage girls dance outside a café; a defeated army marches to a prisoner of war camp. Simultaneously an ode and a lament, About Endlessness presents a kaleidoscope of all that is eternally human, an infinite story of the vulnerability of existence. [Venice]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
War Witch 772.

War Witch

March 1, 2013 | Not Rated
Komona (Rachel Mwanza) is only 12 years old when she is kidnapped by rebel soldiers and enslaved to a life of guerrilla warfare in the African jungle. Forced to commit unspeakable acts of brutality, she finds hope for survival in protective, ghost-like visions and in a tender relationship with a fellow soldier named Magician (Serge Kanyinda). Together, they manage to escape the rebels' clutches, but their freedom proves short-lived. Komona then decides she must make amends with her past. [Tribeca Film]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.4
2001: A Space Odyssey 773.

2001: A Space Odyssey

April 2, 1968 | G
2001: A Space Odyssey is a countdown to tomorrow, a road map to human destiny, a quest for the infinite. To begin his voyage into the future, Kubrick visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past, then leaps millenia (via one of the most mind-blowing jump cuts ever conceived) into colonized space, and ultimately whisks astronaut Bowman (Dullea) into uncharted realms of space, perhaps even into immortality. "Open the pod bay doors, HAL." Let the awe and mystery of a journey unlike any other begin. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Toy Story 4 774.

Toy Story 4

June 21, 2019 | G
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky, declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep. After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
Darwin's Nightmare 775.

Darwin's Nightmare

August 3, 2005
Darwin's Nightmare is a tale about humans between the North and South, about globilization and about fish. (Cellulois Dreams)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.5
Aliens 776.

Aliens

July 18, 1986 | R
In this action-packed sequel to Alien, Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley, the only survivor from mankind's first encounter with the monstrous Alien. Her account of the Alien and the fate of her crew are received with skepticism - until the mysterious disappearance of colonists on LV-426 leads her to join a team of high-tech colonial marines sent in to investigate. [20th Century Fox]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
9.0
My Winnipeg 777.

My Winnipeg

June 13, 2008 | Not Rated
Have you ever wanted to relive your childhood and do things differently? Guy Maddin casts B-movie icon Ann Savage as his domineering mother in attempt to answer that question in My Winnipeg, a hilariously wacky and profoundly touching goodbye letter to his childhood hometown. A documentary (or "docu-fantasia" as Maddin proclaims) that inventively blends local and personal history with surrealist images and metaphorical myths, the film covers everything from the fire at the local park which lead to a frozen lake of distressed horse heads to pivotal and factually heightened scenes from Maddin's own childhood, all laced with a startling emotional honesty. My Winnipeg is Maddin's most personal film and a truly unique cinematic experience, winning the best Canadian film at the Toronto International Film Festival and the opening night selection of the Berlin Film Festival's Forum. [IFC Films]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.1
On the Record 778.

On the Record

May 27, 2020 | Not Rated
On The Record presents the story of music executive Drew Dixon (collaborator on hit records by Method Man and Mary J. Blige, Estelle and Kanye West, and Whitney Houston) as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of color, in the wake of #MeToo, to come forward and publicly accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual assault. The documentary chronicles not only Dixon's story but that of several other accusers – Sil Lai Abrams, Sheri Sher – delving deeply into the ways women of colors' voices are all too often silenced and ignored when they allege sexual assault; as well as the cultural forces that pressure them to remain silent.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
In My Room 779.

In My Room

October 11, 2019 | NR
Lost in life and beset by a recent passing, Armin has nowhere to go and just as much to show for himself. Fate (or something like it) intervenes when Armin awakes one morning and discovers that seemingly all of humanity has disappeared, leaving him to his limited devices and opening the door for self-discovery — but the gift of maximum freedom bears complications.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Mystic River 780.

Mystic River

October 8, 2003 | R
As the investigation of the death of a young woman tightens around three old friends, and ominous story unfolds that revolves around friendship, family and innocence lost too soon. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.1
Pride and Prejudice 781.

Pride and Prejudice

July 26, 1940 | Passed
Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to live nearby, the Bennets have high hopes. But pride, prejudice, and misunderstandings all combine to complicate their relationships and to make happiness difficult.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Oslo, August 31st 782.

Oslo, August 31st

May 25, 2012 | Not Rated
Thirty-four-year-old Anders is a fortunate, but deeply troubled man battling drug addiction. As part of his rehabilitation program, he is allowed to go into the city for a job interview, but instead uses the opportunity as a way to drift around and revisit old friends. The day grows increasingly difficult as he struggles to overcome personal demons and past ghosts for the chance at love and a new life. (Strand Releasing)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Looper 783.

Looper

September 28, 2012 | R
In Looper, time travel exists, but it is illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” – a hired gun, like Joe – is waiting to mop up. Joe is doing good as a looper until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self for assassination. (TriStar Pictures)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.2
Graduation 784.

Graduation

April 7, 2017 | Not Rated
Romeo Aldea (Adrian Titieni) is a seemingly honest doctor who regrets having settled in his native Romania, a country still teeming with corruption and back dealings. He channels his ambitions for a better life into his teenage daughter, Eliza (Maria Dragus), who’s just one exam away from securing a scholarship to a prestigious British university. But when Eliza is attacked on the eve of her test, endangering her ability to pass, Romeo takes matters into his own hands to ensure her success. [Sundance Selects]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.3
Kubo and the Two Strings 785.

Kubo and the Two Strings

August 19, 2016 | PG
Clever, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living, telling fantastical stories to the people of his seaside town. But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a mythical spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey and Beetle and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King and the evil twin Sisters, to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family and claim his heroic destiny.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
The Other Side of Hope 786.

The Other Side of Hope

December 1, 2017 | Not Rated
Displaced Syrian Khaled (Sherwan Haji) lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves behind his wife and job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable seafood restaurant. After Khaled is denied asylum, he decides not to return to Aleppo—and the paths of the two men cross fortuitously. [Janus Films]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.1
The Vast of Night 787.

The Vast of Night

May 29, 2020 | PG-13
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.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.5
Momma's Man 788.

Momma's Man

August 22, 2008
Momma’s Man chronicles the increasingly anxious dilemma of Mikey, a young husband and father who stops off at his parents’ loft during a business trip to New York and finds himself emotionally unable to leave. Unsure of his own motivations, he makes up excuses about why he’s staying – his flight is delayed; his flight is canceled – but while his doting mother (the director’s real mother) is more than happy to enable his procrastination, his father (the director’s real father) grows suspicious of his sons changes of plans. (Kino International)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.0
Old Joy 789.

Old Joy

September 20, 2006
Old Joy is the story of two old friends, Kurt (Oldham) and Mark (London), who reunite for a weekend camping trip in the Cascade mountain range east of Portland, Oregon. (Kino International)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.0
Kings & Queen 790.

Kings & Queen

May 13, 2005 | Unrated
This film expertly mixes comedy, tragedy and melodrama to tell the emotionally gripping story of the intersecting lives of two former lovers. (Wellspring Media)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
You Were Never Really Here 791.

You Were Never Really Here

April 6, 2018 | R
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.3
In the Name of the Father 792.

In the Name of the Father

December 29, 1993 | R
Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis gives an impassioned performance in this riveting drama that mirrors one man's 15-year struggle and ultimate triumph over a terrible injustice. [Universal Studios]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Ballast 793.

Ballast

October 1, 2008 | Not Rated
In the cold, winter light of a rural Mississippi Delta township, a man’s suicide radically transforms three characters’ lives and throws off-balance what has long been a static arrangement among them. Marlee is a single mother struggling to scratch a living for herself and James, her 12-year-old son, who has begun to stumble under drug and violence pressures. So when the opportunity to seek safe harbor at a new home arises, she grabs it, though the property is shared by Lawrence, a man with whom Marlee has feuded bitterly since James’s birth. With circumstances thrusting them into proximity, a subtle interdependence and common purpose emerge for Marlee and Lawrence as they navigate grief, test new waters, and tentatively move forward. (Alluvial Film Company)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
Volver 794.

Volver

November 3, 2006 | R
Three generations of women survive the east wind, fire, insanity, superstition and even death by means of goodness, lies and boundless vitality. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.5
The Square 795.

The Square

October 25, 2013 | Not Rated
A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
Widows 796.

Widows

November 16, 2018 | R
Widows is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.9
Love After Love 797.

Love After Love

March 30, 2018 | Not Rated
What happens when you lose the foundation of your family? In the wake of a husband and father’s death, the family members he leaves behind find themselves adrift—and in danger of drifting apart—as they each try to find meaning in a world without the man who held them together. Mother Suzanne (Andie MacDowell) tentatively seeks companionship—but her attempts at dating only drive a wedge between her and older son Nicholas (Chris O’Dowd), whose own relationship with his girlfriend is disintegrating. Meanwhile, younger son Chris (James Adomian) deals with grief in his own complicated—and increasingly worrying—way. [Sundance Selects]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.3
Synonyms 798.

Synonyms

October 25, 2019 | Not Rated
In Paris, things do not exactly get off to a good start for the newly arrived Yoav. He knocks on the door of the flat where he's supposed to stay, only to discover the place is empty. While he is taking a bath there, his belongings are stolen. Yet this young Israeli, who has arrived with such great expectations, will not be dissuaded that easily. Desperate to erase his origins, Yoav sees becoming French as his only hope for salvation. Step one is to replace his language. From now on, he will not utter a single word of Hebrew and his dictionary becomes his constant companion. The necessary visits to the Israeli embassy annoy Yoav – he finds his compatriots to be a total burden – but the naturalization test also has its pitfalls. And the young French couple whom he befriends has some rather strange ideas about how to help him. Based on the real life experiences of writer-director Nadav Lapid's (The Kindergarten Teacher, Policeman), Synonyms explores the challenges of putting down roots in a new place. Yoav's attempts to find himself awaken past demons and open up an existential abyss in this tragicomic puzzle that wisely knows how to keep its secrets. [Kino Lorber]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.8
The Dark Knight 799.

The Dark Knight

July 18, 2008 | PG-13
Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
9.0
A Ghost Story 800.

A Ghost Story

July 7, 2017 | Not Rated
Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. [A24]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.0

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