Troop Zero

Release Date:  2/1/19; Sundance Film Festival Genre:  Family Rating:  NR Director:  Bert & Bertie Studio(s):   Amazon Studios, Big Indie Pictures, Escape Artists Running Time:  94 mins. Cast:  Viola Davis, Allison Janney, McKenna Grace, Mike Epps Story:  Nine-year-old oddball Christmas Flint (Mckenna Grace) is obsessed with space and making contact with the aliens of the universe. When…

Read More

Don’t Let Go

a/k/a Relive a/k/a Only You Release Date:  8/30/19 Genre:  Horror Rating:  NR Director:  Jacob Estes Studio(s):   Blumhouse Productions Running Time:  103 mins. Cast:  David Oyelowo, Storm Reid, Mykelti Williamson, Alfred Molina, Brian Tyree Henry. Story:   Los Angeles detective Jack Radcliff fields a distressed phone call from his niece Ashley and rushes to the rescue—only to…

Read More

Selah And The Spades

Release Date:  1/27/19; Sundance Film Festival Genre:  Drama Rating:  NR Director:  Tayarisha Poe Studio(s):   Cinereach, Secret Engine Running Time:  89 mins. Cast:  Lovie Simone, Celeste O’Connor, Jharrel Jerome, Gina Torres, Jesse Williams. Story:   In the closed world of an elite Pennsylvania boarding school, the student body is run by five factions. Seventeen-year-old Selah Summers runs…

Read More

Sweetheart

Release Date:  10/22/19; VOD Genre:   Horror/Thriller Rating:  NR Director:  J.D. Dillard Studio(s):   Blumhouse Productions Running Time:  82 mins. Cast:  Kiersey Clemons, Emory Cohen, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Andrew Crawford. Story:   Washing ashore onto a desolate island, Jen (Kiersey Clemons) has already survived a harrowing ordeal. Stranded and alone, she searches for shelter. Finding only the scattered…

Read More

Native Son

Release Date: 4/9/19; HBO 1/24/19; Sundance Film Festival (Original Premiere) Genre:  Drama Rating:  NR Director:  Rashid Johnson Studio(s):   Bow and Arrow Entertainment, A24 Running Time:  108 mins. Cast:  Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, KiKi Layne, Bill Camp, Sanaa Lathan, David Alan Grier. Story:  Bigger “Big” Thomas, a young African American man, lives with his…

Read More

Luce

Release Date: 10/29/19; DVD (Original Release – 1/27/19; Sundance Film Festival) Genre:  Drama Rating:  NR Director:   Julius Onah Studio(s):   Dream Factory Group, Altona Filmhaus Running Time: 109 mins. Cast:  Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Tim Roth, Naomi Watts, Norbert Leo Butz. Story:   It’s been ten years since Amy and Peter Edgar (Naomi Watts and Tim…

Read More