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THE JOURNEY UK. 2017. Directed by Nick Hamm. (94 mins.) Rated PG-13.
THE JOURNEY, touching, inspiring, beautifully performed and very timely, tells the historic tale illustrating that peace is possible between bitter enemies!
"The film is buoyed by its sharp, witty lead performances, with Spall's holier-than-thou imperiousness clashing suitably with Meaney's more affable obstinacy." - Nick Schager, The Village Voice
In this gripping and stylized dramatization, conservative British loyalist Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall) and former IRA leader Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney) attempt to find common ground and craft a historic plan for bringing peace to Northern Ireland. A budding camaraderie evolves between the two stark political rivals as they're forced to spend hours in a car together in the Scottish countryside determining the devolution of power of a nation rife with decades of civil conflict. Loosely based on true events, THE JOURNEY offers a moving and engrossing history lesson that promises it's never too late to reach across the aisle. Maybe our own politicians should take note!
THE EXCEPTION UK/United States. 2017. Directed by David Leveaux. (107 mins.) Rated R.
With astounding performances from Lily James, Jai Courtney and the indomitable Christopher Plummer, THE EXCEPTION is an engrossing and moving portrait of individuals recalibrating their allegiances under the maw of the Third Reich!
"A handsomely mounted World War II-era romantic thriller, enlivened by vibrant performances and vivid encounters and inspired by a little-known footnote to history, the story of a ruler who left but never went away." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Bringing to vibrant life this thrilling tale of espionage and romance, director David Leveaux sets his riveting story against a sweeping wartime backdrop.THE EXCEPTION follows stoic German soldier Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney), tasked with investigating Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer in a majestic performance), a German Monarch exiled to a secluded Dutch estate as the Nazis begin their push into Holland. As Brandt infiltrates the Kaiser's household hoping to root out enemy spies, he is inexplicably drawn to a mysterious housemaid (Lily James, BABY DRIVER) and is ultimately forced to make the choice between honoring his country or following his heart's desire. It is an elegant and resounding tale of pure passion and power.
THE HERO United States. 2017. Directed by Brett Haley. (93 mins.) Rated R.
THE HERO is a sweet and quietly poetic celebration of life with an equal mixture of laughter and heartache!
"A resonant depiction of a man fearlessly reckoning with his life, his image and most importantly, his heart. Sam Elliott could not be more compelling."- Katie Walsh, Playlist
"You will almost assuredly leave The Hero knowing that Sam Elliott is a bona fide national treasure." - David Fear, Rolling Stone
With a star-studded cast led by the legendary Sam Elliott playing Lee Hayden,THE HERO is a resonant tale about reflection, regret and renewal. Known for his run of Westerns, his gruff but warm voice and his luxuriant mustache, Lee's career has downsized to infrequent voice-over gigs. Just when an unsettling medical diagnosis sends him into a state of serious contemplation, Lee meets a young comedian who catches his eye and attempts to revitalize his aging affections. It's a tailor-made showcase with heaps of heart, humor and charm!
THE BEGUILED United States 2017. Directed by Sofia Coppola. (91 mins.) Rated R.
Sofia Coppola turns her penchant for understatement and delicacy into something quietly savage in THE BEGUILED, a remake of the 1971 Civil War story shifted to the female point of view!
"Sofia Coppola is a virtuoso of image and sound. but don't mistake her delicate touch for weakness. The Beguiled is a hothouse flower of startling power and intimacy. You can't shake it." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"The kind of movie that lingers on in your head, just like the best fairy tales do." - Sheila O'Malley, RogerEbert.com
Fresh from its directorial win at Cannes, THE BEGUILED, a seductive, atmospheric thriller set at a Southern girls' boarding school three years into the Civil War, employs Sofia Coppoloa's distinctive aesthetic and sensual style. Under the care of Miss Martha (Nicole Kidman), the sheltered girls discover an injured enemy soldier (Colin Farrell) and choose to take him in until he is sufficiently recovered. But the prim and proper environment is soon simmering with sexual tension, rivalry and broken taboos. Coppola and her excellent cast, which also includes Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst, revel in the eerie edginess of the situation with flashes of mischievous humor, wistful longing and flirtatious revenge.
PARIS CAN WAIT United States. 2017. Directed by Eleanor Coppola. (92 mins.) Rated PG.
PARIS CAN WAIT is a charming and effervescent romantic escapade that celebrates the beauty of France and the importance of stopping to smell the roses!
"A modest, genteel piece of cinematic escapism, a silky testament to sensuality as impeccably tasteful as it is utterly undemanding." - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"A sun-dappled road-trip ramble rich in the buttery wonders of French cuisine." - Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
At age 81, Eleanor Coppola (wife of Francis and mother of Sofia!) takes the helm with her narrative directorial debut PARIS CAN WAIT, a delightfully delectable treat that proves as much a feast for the eyes and stomach as it does the heart. Anne (Diane Lane) finds herself at a crossroads when her high-powered film producer husband (Alec Baldwin) gets called away on business during their French vacation. A light-hearted associate offers to drive her from Cannes to Paris to meet up him, but what should be a seven-hour trip turns into an unexpected journey of self-discovery filled with mouth-watering cuisine, breathtaking scenery, humor, wisdom and insight. Coppola takes us on an elegantly elegiac exploration of rejuvenation and joy!
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