EYE IN THE SKY Drama, Thriller, War
The film stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top-secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.
Director: Gavin Hood Cast: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Phoebe Fox, Iain Glen, Jeremy Northam, Monica Dolan, Carl Beukes, Kim Engelbrecht
SICARIO Action, Crime, Drama
In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past [Benicio Del Toro], the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.
Director: Denis Villeneuve Cast: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Victor Garber, Jon Bernthal, Daniel Kaluuya, Jeffrey Donovan
RACE Biography, Drama, Sport
Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. This is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.
Director: Stephen Hopkins Cast: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt, Carice van Houten, Eli Goree, Barnaby Metschurat, Amanda Crew, Shanice Banton
THE PROGRAM Biography, Drama, Sport
Based on the award winning book “Seven Deadly Sins” by David Walsh, and featuring a stellar cast including Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd, Guillaume Canet (Tell No One) and Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), this tense and suspenseful thriller looks at how one of the greatest deceptions in the modern era was uncovered while Armstrong convinced the world he was a hero, winning the Tour de France seven times.
Director: Stephen Frears Cast: Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd, Guillaume Canet, Jesse Plemons, Lee Pace, Dustin Hoffman, Denis Ménochet, Bryan Greenberg, Elaine Cassidy
LEGEND Biography, Crime, Drama
The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.
Director: Brian Helgeland Cast: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Duffy, Paul Anderson, Christopher Eccleston, Tara Fitzgerald
ROCK THE KASBAH Comedy, Music, War
While visiting Kabul, Afghanistan, washed-up music manager Richie Lanz (Bill Murray) gets dumped by his last client. His luck changes when he meets Salima Khan (Leem Lubany), a Pashtun teenager with a beautiful voice who dreams of becoming the first female to compete on the television show “Afghan Star.” With help from a savvy hooker (Kate Hudson), two war profiteers and a trigger-happy mercenary (Bruce Willis), Richie embarks on a mission to make sure his new protégée gets discovered.
Director: Barry Levinson Cast: Bill Murray, Leem Lubany, Zooey Deschanel, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Scott Caan, Arian Moayed, Danny McBride, Fahim Fazli, Beejan Land, Jonas Khan
ALLEGIANT Action, Adventure, Mystery
Tris (Shailene Woodley) escapes with Four (Theo James) to journey beyond the wall that encloses Chicago. For the first time, they leave the only city and family they have ever known to find a peaceful solution. Once outside, they learn shocking new truths that render old discoveries meaningless. As the ruthless battle threatens humanity, Tris and Four quickly decide who to trust to survive. Tris must ultimately make difficult choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love.
Director: Robert Schwentke Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels,
Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Zoë Kravitz, Daniel Dae Kim, Maggie Q, Bill Skarsgård
Z FOR ZACHARIAH Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he’s nearly been driven mad by radiation exposure and his desperate search for others. A fragile, imperative strand of trust connects them. But when a stranger enters the valley, their precarious bond begins to unravel.
Director: Craig Zobel Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine, Margot Robbie
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.
Director: Justin Kurzel Cast: Michael Fassbender,
Marion Cotillard, Jack Madigan, David Thewlis, Sean Harris, Jack Reynor, Elizabeth Debicki, Paddy Considine
THE WITCH Horror, Mystery
In 1630 New England, panic and despair envelops a farmer (Ralph Ineson), his wife (Kate Dickie) and four of their children when youngest son Samuel suddenly vanishes. The family blames Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy), the oldest daughter who was watching the boy at the time of his disappearance. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, twin siblings Mercy (Ellie Grainger) and Jonas (Lucas Dawson) suspect Thomasin of witchcraft, testing the clan’s faith, loyalty and love to one another.
Director: Robert Eggers Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Bathsheba Garnett, Wahab Chaudhry, Madlen Sopadzhiyan, Julian Richings
DAUGHTER OF GOD (EXPOSED)
Drama, Mystery, Suspense
A police detective investigates the truth behind his partner’s death. The mysterious case reveals disturbing police corruption and a dangerous secret involving an unlikely young woman.
Director: Declan Dale Cast: Ana de Armas, Keanu Reeves, Christopher McDonald, Big Daddy Kane, Mira Sorvino, Laura Gómez, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Danny Hoch
THE YOUNG MESSIAH Drama
Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.
Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh Cast: Adam Greaves-Neal, Vincent Walsh, Sara Lazzaro, Finn Ireland, Christian McKay, Sean Bean, Jonathan Bailey, David Bradley, Rory Keenan
SONSKYN BEPERK Romance Comedy Drama
Anya du Plessis returns to South Africa from New York, to help her widower father run the struggling family farm. She leaves behind boyfriend and colleague Jacob and the last thing she expects is to fall for Ruan, a stranger to her small home town. On her return she finds her father Marius has become obsessed with brewing craft beer.
Ruan is scouring the country looking for a new winning beer recipe to take back to his corporate brewing company but it gets complicated when he finds himself falling for Anya and Jacob arrives out of the blue…
Director: Maynard Kraak Cast: Neels Van Jaarsveld, Vere Tindale, Peter Butler, Shamilla Miller, Tim Theron, Andre Samuals, Clara Joubert, Chris van Niekerk, Lindsay Sullivan
VERSKIETENDE STER Drama
Musical prodigy Phillip Schuman has the weight of the real world threatening to shadow the light of his genius.
Dis die storie van Phillip Schuman, die 15-jarige seun met ‘n ondenkbaar musikale talent. ‘n Begaafde pianis, maar met die seer van ‘n wêreld wat dreig om sy lig te oorskadu. Wanneer Max du Toit, ‘n middeljarige vakadviseur, Phillip een van sy eie komposisies sien speel, weet hy onmiddelik dat hierdie seun die vermoë het om ‘n ware Beethoven te word. Hy neem Phillip dadelik onder sy vlerk, maar besef gou dit is nie so maklik soos hy aanvanklik geglo het nie.
Director: Darrell Roodt Cast: Jana Strydom, Hykie Berg, Deanre Reiners, Hannes van Wyk, Jakkie Groenewald, Hanli Rolfes, Dirk Vermeulen, Jurgen Hellberg
N MAN SOOS MY PA Drama
Juan return to Cape Town with his family from their life in England when he discovers his mother is dying. She insists she wants her conflicted son to reconcile with his alcoholic dad, but all the younger man remembers of his childhood is disappointment and shame and though he wants to be with his mother he intensely dislikes his father, though it’s probably more a case of Juan hating who he is himself, because of his father.
Director: Sean Else Cast: Sandra Prinsloo, Deon Lotz, Greg Kriek, Neels Van Jaarsveld, Albert Maritz, Vilje Maritz, Antoinette Louw, Shimmy Isaacs, Lara de Bruijn, Elma Postma
90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN Drama
A man involved in a horrific car crash is pronounced dead, only to come back to life an hour and a half later, claiming to have seen Heaven.
Director: Michael Polish Cast: Kate Bosworth,
Hayden Christensen, Hudson Meek, Michael W. Smith, Dwight Yoakam, Fred Thompson, Jason Kennedy
BLINKY BILL Animation, Adventure, Family
Blinky Bill is a little koala with a big imagination. An adventurer at heart, he dreams of leaving the little town of Green Patch and following in his missing father’s footsteps. When Blinky discovers a mysterious marker that hints at his Dad’s whereabouts, he embarks on a journey that takes him beyond the boundary of Green Patch and into the wild and dangerous Outback. He quickly makes friends with Nutsy, a zoo koala, and Jacko, a nervous frill-necked lizard. Pursued relentlessly by a vengeful Cat who has a personal score to settle with Blinky, the trio must learn to work together if they ever want to survive the rugged Australian landscape and find Blinky’s father!
Directors: Deane Taylor, Noel Cleary Cast: Robin McLeavy, Toni Collette, Rufus Sewell, Ryan Kwanten, David Wenham, Barry Humphries, Richard Roxburgh, Deborah Mailman