more of the #Oscar nominations now on DVD. Hope to see you soon.
Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.
Brooklyn: An Irish immigrant lands in 1950’s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. John Crowley
An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman.
Burden of Dreams: Criterion. Documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog’s epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively driven director. Les Blank
Every Thing Will Be Fine: One day, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel, a writer named Tomas accidentally hits and kills a child. Will he be able to move on? Rachel McAdams, James Franco, Peter Stormare
Game of Thrones: S5
While a civil war brews between several noble families in Westeros, the children of the former rulers of the land attempt to rise up to power. Meanwhile a forgotten race, bent on destruction, return after thousands of years in the North.
Sisters: Tina Fey Amy Poehler.
Two sisters decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home.
In the Heart of the Sea:
A recounting of a New England whaling ship’s sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.
Heavy Water War:
Norwegian war drama tells the story behind Hitler’s plan for attaining the atomic and the heavy water sabotages in Rjukan, Norway, seen from four angles, the German side, the allied, the saboteurs and the company side. TV Miniseries
All sign language Ukrainian film where a boy attends a school for the deaf and joins a student criminal gang. The boy finds himself at odds with the violent group when he falls in love with a girl they are prostituting. Miroslav Slaboshpitsky
Norwegian conspiracy thriller where a newspaper journalist revealing fraud in a large multinational company, finds his family involved, ruining his career, family relations, and entangles him in a following mystery. TV Series
An assassin accepts a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in seventh-century China.
Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
Ciao for now,
The Thomas Staff