THE SHAPE OF WATER Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab’s classified secret – a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.
Director: Guillermo del Toro Cast: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon
JUST GETTING STARTED Action, Comedy
A two-hander action comedy in the vein of Midnight Run (1988), about an ex-F.B.I. Agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and an ex-mob lawyer in the Witness Protection Program (Morgan Freeman) having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit.
Director: Ron Shelton Cast: Morgan Freeman, Rene Russo, Tommy Lee Jones, Glenne Headly, Jane Seymour
DEAR DICTATOR Comedy
When political turmoil forces a British-Caribbean dictator to flee his island nation, he seeks refuge and hides with a rebellious teenage girl in suburban America, and ends up teaching the young teen how to start a revolution and overthrow the “mean girls” in her high school.
Directors: Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse Cast: Michael Caine, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes, Jason Biggs, Seth Green
MY BLIND BROTHER Comedy, Drama, Romance
Bill has always lived in the shadow of his overachieving brother Robbie, an arrogant athlete and local celebrity who happens to be blind. After years of thanklessly helping Robbie achieve his goals, Bill finally gets a break when he finds a connection with the charming Rose, who is dealing with her own crisis. But when Rose starts dating Robbie, Bill must decide if he can finally put his own happiness over his brother’s and compete for the ultimate prize.
Director: Sophie Goodhart Cast: Adam Scott, Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate, Zoe Kazan
EXTORTION Action, Adventure, Crime
When a Caribbean family vacation takes a disastrous turn, a father finds himself at the mercy of a cold-blooded fisherman, and a desperate race against the clock to save his wife and son.
Director: Phil Volken Cast: Eion Bailey, Bethany Joy Lenz, Barkhad Abdi, Danny Glover, Tim Griffin, Marilinda Rivera
Spanning the early 1950s through to the mid-60s, the film is about a young girl’s first initiation with love, in this case with God. Raised by a non-religious, single mother in rural Tennessee, a scholarship to Catholic school finds Cathleen drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a life devoted to the worship and servitude of God. With the dawn of the Vatican II era, and as she progresses from the postulant to the novitiate stage of training, she finds her faith repeatedly confronted and challenged by the harsh and often inhumane realities of being a servant of God. Cathleen finds herself struggling with issues of faith, sexuality, and recent changes in life of the Church.
Director: Maggie Betts Cast: Melissa Leo, Lisa Stewart, Alyssa Brindley, Dianna Agron
MONSTER FAMILY Animation, Comedy, Family
Despite the title, the Wishbone family are far from happy. In an attempt to reconnect as a family, Mum and Emma plan a fun night out. However, her plan backfires when an evil witch curses them, and they’re all turned into Monsters.
Director: Holger Tappe Cast: Emily Watson, Jason Isaacs, Nick Frost, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jessica Brown Findlay
BATMAN: NINJA Animation, Action
Batman Ninja takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd’s time displacement machine transports many of Batman’s worst enemies to feudal Japan – along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, with the Joker taking the lead among the warring factions. As his traditional high-tech weaponry is exhausted almost immediately, Batman must rely on his intellect and his allies – including Catwoman and the extended Bat-family – to restore order to the land, and return to present-day Gotham City.
Director: Junpei Mizusaki Cast: Kôichi Yamadera, Wataru Takagi, Ai Kakuma