20TH CENTURY WOMAN Comedy, Drama
Love, life, and the struggles of a mother bringing up a son in California in 1979. Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s raising her adolescent son Jamie at a time of cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women – Abbie, a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home and Julie, a savvy and provocative teenage neighbour – to help with Jamie’s upbringing.
Director: Mike Mills Cast: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup
GOING IN STYLE Comedy, Crime
Lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.
Director: Zach Braff Cast: Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, Joey King, Ann-Margret, Matt Dillon, Christopher Lloyd
THE HUNTER’S PRAYER Action, Thriller
An assassin’s conscience gets the better of him as he finds himself defying orders and protecting the young woman he was hired to kill. With both now marked for death, their only hope of survival is to form an uneasy alliance as they flee across Europe, hunted by powerful forces who will stop at nothing to kill them both. As the hitman drags the weight of his sins behind him and the young woman is forced to grow in spite of her situation, both come to understand that even if they survive, their souls may not.
Director: Jonathan Mostow Cast: Sam Worthington, Odeya Rush, Allen Leech
THE SHACK Drama, Fantasy
After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington) spirals into a depression and questions his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa (Octavia Spencer). Important truths unfold that will transform Mack’s understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
Director: Stuart Hazeldine Cast: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw
AMERICAN PASTORAL Crime, Drama
Seymour Swede Levov (Ewan McGregor) is a legendary high school athlete who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business. Swede’s seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and committing a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.
Director: Ewan McGregor Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Uzo Aduba, David Strathairn
100 STREETS Drama
A former rugby player, Max (Idris Elba) struggles to find a life off the field while fighting to save his marriage. Kingsley, a small time drug dealer desperately seeking a way off the street, meets Terence (Ken Stott), a thespian who gives him the push he needs. George (Charlie Creed-Miles), a cab driver and his wife dream of having kids, but a devastating road accident puts their hopes on hold, testing their strong marriage. Anybody can make a wrong turn, but it’s the journey that allows us to discover the right path.
Director: Jim O’Hanlon Cast: Idris Elba, Gemma Arterton, Tom Cullen, Ken Stott
A strong-willed woman, frustrated by ongoing injustice at home, leaves the United States after meeting Jude, an American doctor who runs a remote medical mission within the Ottoman Empire – a world both exotic and dangerous, and on the brink of what is about to become the first World War. There, she finds her loyalty tested to both Jude and the mission’s founder when she falls in love with their perceived enemy, a lieutenant in the Ottoman Imperial Army.
Director: Joseph Ruben Cast: Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett
BOSS BABY Animation, Comedy, Family
A new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator – a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives at Tim’s home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. The instant sibling rivalry must soon be put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission, and only he can help thwart a dastardly plot that involves an epic battle between puppies and babies.
Director: Tom McGrath Cast: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow
BIG LITTLE LIES Season 1 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name by Liane Moriarty, and told through the eyes of three mothers Madeline, Celeste and Jane, this tale of murder and mischief explores society’s myth of perfection and the contradictions beneath the idealized façade of marriage, sex, parenting and friendship. The story paints a picture of a town fueled by rumours and divided into the haves and have-nots, exposing the conflicts, secrets and betrayals that compromise relationships.
Creator: David E. Kelley Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz, Alexander Skarsgård, Adam Scott, James Tupper
BLINDSPOT Season 2 Action, Crime, Drama
When Jane escapes CIA custody after being tortured for three months, NSA agent Nas Kamal recruits Weller’s team to recapture her. Under interrogation, Jane explains her involvement with Oscar and the circumstances surrounding Mayfair’s death. Nas reveals that Jane and Oscar were members of Sandstorm, a terrorist group, and proposes using Jane as a triple agent to infiltrate them.
Creator: Martin Gero Cast: Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Ashley Johnson
WAYWARD PINES Season 2 Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
It is now 4032, and two factions have arisen in Wayward Pines: the official leadership of Jason Higgins and the First Generation (aided by Megan Fisher) who use any means necessary to maintain Pilcher’s original vision, and a group of underground rebels led by Ben Burke who oppose the iron-hand rule of the First Generation.
Creator: Chad Hodge Cast: Matt Dillon, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Toby Jones, Jason Patric, Shannyn Sossamon, Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard, Hope Davis,