TESS Afrikaans Drama with English subtitles
The hard-hitting film based on Tracey Farren’s award winning novel Whiplash that follows the story of a Muizenberg sex worker whose life is turned upside down when she falls pregnant, then has to fight to stop her past from swallowing her whole.
Director: Meg Rickards Cast: Christia Visser, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Brendon Daniels, Lee-Ann Van Rooi, Dan-Jacques Mouton
LOVING Biography, Drama, Romance
The film celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and their love story has become an inspiration ever since.
Director: Jeff Nichols Cast: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton, Michael Shannon
JACKIE Biography, Drama, History
Jackie is a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Kennedy. Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a portrait of the First Lady as she fights to establish her husband’s legacy and the world of “Camelot” that she created and loved so well.
Director: Pablo Larraín Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Richard E. Grant, Caspar Phillipson, John Carroll Lynch, Max Casella
COLLIDE Action, Crime, Thriller
Casey Stein (Nicholas Hoult) agrees to hijack a shipment of cocaine for his old boss (Ben Kingsley) in return for money to pay for his girlfriend Juliette’s (Felicity Jones) transplant. Unfortunately, those drugs belong to Hagen Kahl (Anthony Hopkins), Germany’s most powerful kingpin. Kahl seeks revenge by kidnapping Juliette and sending his goons after Stein. Casey must now race against time in a desperate attempt to save the woman he loves.
Director: Eran Creevy Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins
XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE
Action, Adventure, Thriller
Government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.
Director: D.J. Caruso Cast: Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Rory McCann, Toni Collette, Samuel L. Jackson, Ice Cube
THE SPACE BETWEEN US Adventure, Drama, Romance
Shortly after arriving to help colonize Mars, an astronaut dies while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet – never revealing the father. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot – an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father and his home planet, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth and his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s atmosphere. Gardner joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.
Director: Peter Chelsom Cast: Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino
FIST FIGHT Comedy
On the day before summer vacation, high school teacher Andy Campbell tries his best to keep it together amid senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that threaten his job. Things go from bad to worse when he crosses Ron Strickland, the school’s toughest and most feared teacher. When Strickland gets fired, he challenges Campbell to a fight. As news of the showdown spreads like wildfire, poor Andy desperately seeks any way out of his date with certain doom.
Director: Richie Keen Cast: Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell
ANIMAL KINGDOM Season 1 Crime, Drama
The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine “Smurf” Cody and her right-hand Baz, who runs the business and calls the shots, the clan also consists of Pope, the oldest and most dangerous of the Cody boys; Craig, the tough and fearless middle son; and Deran, the troubled, suspicious “baby” of the family.
Creator: Jonathan Lisco Cast: Finn Cole, Aamya Deva Keroles, Molly Gordon, Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Daniella Alonso
SUITS Season 6 Drama
As Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) begins his two-year prison sentence for conspiracy to commit fraud, his colleagues at Pearson Specter Litt must handle the repercussions of his plea deal. As associates flee the firm, Harvey (Gabriel Macht), Louis, Jessica, Donna and Rachel face impending lawsuits from former clients. While Mike struggles to adjust to the brutalities of prison life, Harvey is determined to fix the situation and save the firm.
Creator: Aaron Korsh Cast: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty, Gina Torres, Amanda Schull, Gary Cole, Wendell Pierce