Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once-magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Cast: Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland
- 3 Days to Kill
- Aaka Kalyanam
- Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
- Holy Ghost People
- In Secret
- The Wind Rises
3 Days to Kill
In this heart-pounding action-thriller, Kevin Costner is a dangerous international spy who is determined to give up his high-stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he’s previously kept at arm’s length to keep out of danger. But first, he must complete one last mission—even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world’s most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town.
Cast: Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld
Finance and romance can never go hand in hand. This is the story of a focused and determined Shruti and a fun-loving, carefree Shaktivel, who by chance become partners in their very own wedding planning business. Together, their friendship and business, enters the ups and down of the lavish Chennai weddings. And while trying to find themselves, Shruti and Shakti discover each other and realize that rule book cannot be followed always.
Director: Gokul Krishna
Cast: Nani, Vaani Kapoor, Sriram
The “black sheep” son (Scott Speedman) of a wealthy family meets a free-spirited but sheltered woman (Evan Rachel Wood). To convince his family that he’s finally straightened out his life, he takes her home for his brother’s wedding, where an improbable romance blooms as she impresses everyone with her genuine, simple charms.
Director: Andrew Fleming
Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Scott Speedman, J.K. Simmons
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
Now in her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this bold, hilarious and poignant portrait, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is revealed both on and off stage. In stolen moments from her room at New York’s Carlyle Hotel and on breaks from her tour and work, candid reflections about her life are punctuated with words from friends (including James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John Turturro, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane and Cherry Jones) and archival footage that showcases some of the great moments from her career. Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of 30 Rock, or sharing her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me reaches beyond the icon’s brassy exterior and reveals an inspiring portrait of a complex woman and artist.
Director: Chiemi Karasawa
Cast: Elaine Stritch, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, James Gandolfini, John Turturro, Nathan Lane, George C. Wolfe, Hal Prince, Cherry Jones
A young city girl, full of life, is on the highway at night with her fiancé. They are about to get married in four days. Suddenly, her life is swung away from the brocade and jewelery of marriage to the harsh brutality of abduction. The story focuses on how any type of freedom can change the life of a person in a matter of hours
Director: Imtiaz Ali
Cast: Alia Bhatt, Randeep Hooda
Holy Ghost People
Holy Ghost People is a Southern Gothic thriller about a teenager searching for her lost sister in the Appalachian Mountains, where she encounters a snake-handling religious cult and eventually learns the truth about her sister’s fate.
Director: Mitchell Altieri
Cast: Emma Greenwell, Brendan McCarthy, Joe Egender, Cameron Richardson
Based on Émile Zola’s scandalous novel, Thérèse Raquin, IN SECRET is a tale of obsessive love, adultery and revenge set in the lower depths of 1860s Paris. Therese (Elizabeth Olsen of “Martha Marcy May Marlene”), a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille (Tom Felton of the “Harry Potter” franchise), by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin (two-time Academy Award winner Jessica Lange). Therese spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominos with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband’s alluring childhood friend, Laurent (Oscar Isaac of “Inside Llewyn Davis”), she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.
Director: Charlie Stratton
Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, Tom Felton, Jessica Lange
A tense, gripping thriller about betrayal, suspected and real, in the Occupied Territories. Omar (Adam Bakri) is a Palestinian baker who routinely climbs over the separation wall to meet up with his girl Nadja (Leem Lubany). By night, he’s either a freedom fighter or a terrorist—you decide—ready to risk his life to strike at the Israeli military with his childhood friends Tarek (Eyad Hourani) and Amjad (Samer Bisharat).
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Cast: Adam Bakri, Leem Lubany, Eyad Hourani, Samer Bisharat, Waleed F. Zuaiter
The Wind Rises
In The Wind Rises, Jiro (voice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt) dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni (voice of Stanley Tucci). Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the worlds most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japans plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko (voice of Emily Blunt), and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo (voice of John Krasinski). Writer and director Hayao Miyazaki pays tribute to engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori in this epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, Mandy Patinkin, Mae Whitman, Werner Herzog, Jennifer Grey, William H. Macy, Zach Callison, Madeleine Rose Yen, Eva Bella, Edie Mirman, Darren Criss, Elijah Wood, Ronan Farrow, David Cowgill