Famous film director Roman Polanski was once quoted as saying that “Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.” We tend to agree, and for that very reason we are excited to alter your reality a little with this week’s releases opening Nov. 18th!
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
GENRE: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
In a new era of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world comes FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM. The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (or, Muggle) named Jacob (Dan Fogler), a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
(RUN TIME: 2 hrs 12 minutes)
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
LOCATIONS: Angelika NYC
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA chronicles the solitary life of Boston janitor Lee (Casey Affleck), from award winning director Kenneth Lonergan (MARGARET). In their small Massachusetts fishing village, Lee’s world is shaken following the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), when he is named sole guardian of his 16-year-old nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). He returns to Manchester to care for Patrick, and once there, is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife (Michelle Williams). The past and present are seamlessly woven together, crafting a tension-filled tale that deftly eschews sentimentality in favor of penetrating emotional insight and deeply affecting human relationships.
(RUN TIME: 2 hrs 17 minutes)
GENRE: Drama, Thriller
Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or nominee ELLE follows Michelle, head of a successful video game company, who brings a ruthless attitude to her business as well as her love life. Everything changes when she is attacked in her home by an unknown assailant – Michelle resolutely tracks him down, drawing them both into a curious and thrilling game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.
(RUN TIME: 2 hrs 11 minutes)
GENRE: Drama, Thriller
From acclaimed writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension. NOCTURNAL ANIMALS explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption, as a divorced couple (Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal) discovers dark truths about each other and themselves.
(RUN TIME: 1 hr 55 minutes)
BLEED FOR THIS
GENRE: Biography, Drama, Sport
BLEED FOR THIS is the incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history. Miles Teller (WHIPLASH, DIVERGENT) stars as Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a local Providence boxer who shot to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a severed spine, he is told he may never walk again. Against all odds and doctor’s orders, renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart) agrees to help Vinny return to the ring just a year after the accident for what could be the last fight of his life.
(RUN TIME: 1 hr 56 minutes)
BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK
GENRE: Drama, War
Academy Award winning director Ang Lee’s extraordinary vision brings the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel to life in BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK, told through the eyes of 19-year-old army private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn). Lynn and his fellow soldiers come home for a victory tour, culminating in a spectacular Thanksgiving Day football halftime show. Through flashbacks, the film reveals what really happened to the squad – contrasting the realities of the war with America’s perceptions. Also starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, with Vin Diesel, and Steve Martin.
(RUN TIME: 1 hr 50 minutes)