What a fantastic day. Hope you get out to enjoy it, and maybe grab a flick from your favourite video store.
Fish Tank: Grim but extremely accessible portrait of a sullen teenage girl living in a rough housing project in England’s Essex. Cannes Jury prize winner.
Catfish: In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.
Drawn Together: The Movie Eight housemates on a fake animated reality TV show realize they’ve been canceled and set off on a journey to get back on the air.
Espiral: Multi-generational drama set in the traditional, patriarchal culture of small-town Mexico and looking at the cycle of immigration and return.
Get Low: A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party… while he was still alive.
Good, The Bad and the Weird: Over-the-top Korean homage to spaghetti westerns. Three Korean outlaws in 1940s Manchuria and their desperate attempts to possess a legendary treasure map while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits.
Kites: The first Bollywood movie to make it into the US box office top-10. Hot, sexy, exotic and wild! also includes remix version by Brett Ratner.
Los Anos Desnudos: Caustic seriocomedy about the wave of liberalization in Spanish cinema at the end of Franco’s reign. Shot from the perspective of 3 struggling actresses.
Mataharis: Spanish director Icíar Bollaín’s drama concerning a trio of female detectives who are forced to apply their well-honed sleuthing skills on themselves.
Ong Bak 3: Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers.
Peacock: Susan Sarandon, Ellen Page. A train accident in rural Nebraska gradually unveils a mystery involving the town’s bank clerk.
Restrepo: A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.
Tenderness: Russell Crowe. A policeman works to figure out whether a violent teen murdered his family.
Army of Crime: The poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and immigrants in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation of Armenia.
Bambi: Animated film about a young deer, Bambi, growing up in the wild after his mother is shot by hunters.
Burlesque: Cher. A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer.
Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould
Killing Jar: Packed with twists and high-voltage performances, this white-knuckle thriller stars Amber Benson, Michael Madsen, Danny Trejo and Harold Perrineau.
London River: Searching for their missing children in the wake of the 2005 London terror attack, two strangers come to discover their respective children had been living together at the time of the attacks.
Megamind: The supervillain Megamind finally conquers his nemesis, the hero Metro Man… but finds his life pointless without a hero to fight.
Nurse Jackie: S2 A drug-addicted nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas.
Road, Movie: Poignant and heartwarming Indian drama about a young man who drives an ancient truck straight across his wonderfully diverse country.
Weeds: S6 Comedy about a suburban mother turned marijuana dealer.
Ciao for now,
The Thomas Staff
Open: Sunday-Thursday 2-10
Friday and Saturday 10-10