Big list of new movies this week. Hope to see you soon.
Angel in the House: Looking to adopt a child and unable to conceive a child of their own, the Morrison’s lives are turned upside down when a 7 year old boy unexpectedly shows up on their doorstep. Toni Collette, Richard E. Grant
A Dark Truth: Political thriller about an ex-CIA operative turned political talk show host who is hired by a corporate whistle-blower to expose her company’s cover-up of a massacre in a South American village. Andy Garcia, Forest Whitaker, Eva Longoria
Midnight’s Children: Deepa Mehta’s sprawling, hyper-saturated adaptation of the epic Salman Rushdie classic “Midnight’s Children”, about 2 boys born as India became independent and switched at birth. Satya Bhabha, Shahana Goswami, Rajat Kapoorm
Scarlet Pimpernel: Richard E. Grant stars as the Scarlet Pimpernel, a daring 18th century crusader by night and a foppish aristocrat by day in this British television adaptation.
Sexy Evil Genius: A group of guys are drawn to the same bar in downtown Los Angeles by an ex-girlfriend they all have in common.
Hitler’s Children: A documentary which explores what it is like for the descendants of the top Nazi officials to deal with the legacy left behind by their notorious families.
Hyde Park on Hudson: The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret “Daisy” Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.
Ironweed: A schizophrenic drifter spends Halloween in his home town after returning there for the first time in decades.
Meet the Fokkens: A documentary on Louise and Martine Fokkens, 69-year-old twin sisters who have worked as prostitutes in the red-light district in Amsterdam for over 40 years.
The Sweeney: A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London’s Metropolitan police. Based on the ’70s UK TV show.
Thale: Norwegian horror about a pair of crime-scene cleaners discover a mythical, tailed and very female creature in a concealed cellar and possibly held captive for decades.
John Dies at the End: A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return as no longer human. Can two college dropouts save humankind from this silent, otherworldly invasion?
Hemmingway and Gellhorn: A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and WWII correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway’s inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.
Baytown Outlaws: When three redneck brothers agree to help a woman save her son from an abusive father, they become targets on the run from an odd cast of characters.
The Silence: Criterion. Two sisters—the sickly, intellectual Ester (Ingrid Thulin) and the sensual, pragmatic Anna (Gunnel Lindblom)—travel by train with Anna’s young son Johan (Jorgen Lindstrom) to a foreign country seemingly on the brink of war.
Through a Glass Darkly: Criterion. While vacationing on a remote island retreat, a family’s already fragile ties are tested when daughter Karin (Harriet Andersson) discovers her father has been using her schizophrenia for his own literary means.
Winter Light: Criterion. “God, why did you desert me?” With Winter Light, master craftsman Ingmar Bergman explores the search for redemption in a meaningless existence. In this stark depiction of spiritual crisis, small-town pastor Tomas Ericsson (Gunnar Björnstrand) performs his duties mechanically before a dwindling congregation.
Gate of Hell: Criterion A winner of Academy Awards for best foreign-language film and best costume design, Gate of Hell is a visually sumptuous, psychologically penetrating work from Teinosuke Kinugasa.
Plus these great new arrivals: Showgirls, Last Metro, Chatahoochee, Children’s Hour, Bishop’s Wife, Simpsons: S14, Yojimbo, Return of the living Dead, Swamp Thing, Frogs, Bucket of Blood, Last Boy Scout, Dead-Bang, Action Jackson, Volcano, Can’t hardly Wait, I Love you to Death, To Die For, and Old Grey Whistle Test.
Ciao for now,
the Thomas Staff