Movies at a Glance & New DVDs



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BEN IS BACK (1hr 43min) *** ½ When her addicted son Ben returns from rehab, a mother tries desperately to keep him safe for one day before he returns to rehab. When 19 year old charismatic Ben (Lucas Hedges) shows up on his family's doorstep on Christmas Eve, he is cautiously welcomed by mother Holly (Julia Roberts), but not by apprehensive sister Ivy (Kathryn Newton) and his stepfather Neal (Courtney B.Vance). He has a history of relapsing and is a consummate liar and they are suspicious he has skipped rehab. Holly warns she will not lose sight of him, but as he was once a dealer the town is full of his dubious contacts. When their home is broken into and their pet dog stolen, Ben is determined to recover it but Holly insists on following him but loses track when he faces dangerous vengeful drug supplier Clayton (Michael Esper). The pace and suspense is relentless and both Roberts and Hedges give gripping performances. (Intl Village)
NEW: BIRD BOX (1hr 57min) ** ½ A recent tense thriller A Quiet Place directed by John Krasinski drew rave reviews for a story which put characters in a situation where making any sound would be fatal since humanity has been besieged by indestructible reptilian monsters ... except they are blind. There is a similarity in Bird Box where supernatural entities throughout Russia and Eastern Europe and now America cause people who see them to die by suicide. "If you look, you will die." Opening in a dense forest, Mallory Hayes (Sandra Bullock) is telling two young children that they are going on a dangerous journey in a rowboat down a river which ends with rapids and at all times they must never remove their blindfolds. The journey is intercut with flashbacks of how they got there. 5 years earlier, a pregnant Mallory and her sister Jess (Sarah Paulson) were in a hospital for Mallory's pregnancy checkup when news on television revealed a mysterious entity was causing panic and disruption in the cities  While Jess was driving she saw the entity and deliberately crashed the car, Mallory crawled out as did Jess who immediately walked in front of a speeding truck. A woman named Lydia (Rebecca Pidgeon) assisted Mallory to a large mansion where a group was hiding but Lydia had seen the entity and killed herself. The group, including Greg (BD Wong), Douglas (John Malkovich), Tom (Trevante Rhodes), Cheryl (Jacki Weaver), Lucy (Rosa Salazar), Charlie (Lil Rel Howery) and Felix (Colson Baker), had  covered all the windows and locked the doors. They allow pregnant Olympia (Danielle Macdonald) in before they decide to visit the local supermarket to replenish their dwindling food supply and go blindfolded in a blacked out car and navigate with its proximity sensors and GPS. Having seen the opening with Mallory, we know that the two pregnancies will produce a boy and girl and everyone except those three will perish, but how? Frankly it is not very scary, is somewhat predictable and the end is really silly. (Netflix)
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (2hrs 14min) *** The biopic of British rock group Queen earned unanimous praise for Rami Malek as lead singer Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara. Early in life living with his parents, Freddie was a luggage handler in Heathrow. He formed a close relationship with Mary Austin (Lucy Boynton) – they were engaged briefly - and they remained friends till his death. He was a fan of the group Smile: guitarist Brian May (Gwilym Lee), drummer Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy), bass player John Deacon (Joseph Mazzello), and became their lead singer, naming the group Queen. They sold their van to afford recording a successful album and Elton John's manager John Reid (Aiden Gillen) booked them on a US tour. In 1974 they attained international success with albums Sheer Heart Attack and A Night at the Opera featuring Bohemian Rhapsody. The band's popularity continued through the '90s but soured when Freddie's change of attitude caused a rift over years till their highly acclaimed reunion for 1985's Band Aid. The second half basically without music has long dull sequences and Freddie's homosexuality is played down. Good but not great ... though the music is. (Intl Village, Fifth Avenue, Metropolis)
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD (2 hrs 14min) ** ½ In the second installment of five in the Wizarding World franchise of the Fantastic Beasts prequel series following the Harry Potter series written by J K. Rawling, the complicated main plot involves an attempt by Ministry of Magic employee Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and leader of the Order of the Phoenix Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to stop powerful dark wizard Gillert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) from causing a reign of terror and chaos around the divided wizarding world Grindelwald is seeking a new Wizarding World Order, persuading followers to raise pure-blood wizards and witches to rule over non-magical beings. Grindelwald seeks as an ally the disturbed, dangerous Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller), host over an immensely powerful creature which emerges when he is upset. The problem is that this is over-populated with characters - both human and CGI – and although the effects are awesome and amazing, there are far too many and as a result the main story is buried. (Intl Village, Metropolis)
THE FAVOURITE (2 hrs 1min) **** Recommended. The historical comedy-drama film is based on fact with the story told by Churchill and the Duchess of Marlborough in their biographies, It's a female lesbian-centric love triangle in the early 18th century between Queen Anne and her two favourites, imperious Sarah Churchill Duchess of Marlborough and her ambitious cousin Abigail Hill (eventually Baroness Masham). Anne was plagued by ill health and obesity, causing depression throughout her life while often requiring a wheelchair. Strong willed Sarah had a very personal rapport with the Queen as her confidante, influencing and advising in every aspect of her royal duties. But then scheming new arrival Abigail discreetly observed how Sarah manipulated the affection-hungry queen and, while Sarah was away from court, Abigail consolidated her attachment to the Queen and eventually ended up in the royal bed! The film won the Grand Jury Prize in Venice, Colman won Best Actress, and at Gotham the Jury Ensemble Performance went to Colman, Weisz and Stone, and deservedly so. (Park Theatre)
GREEN BOOK. (2hrs 10min) **** Recommended. The Negro Motorist Green Book was a segregation guide to services and places relatively friendly to African-Americans during the period when open discrimination against non-whites was widespread, particularly in the Deep South. In 1962, famed, multi-lingual, wealthy Jamaican black classical pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) hired a New York temporarily unemployed nightclub bouncer, Frank "Tony Lip" Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen), as his chauffeur and security on an eight week private concert tour down the unfriendly south. The contrasting personalities make for a hugely entertaining drive although with expected altercations imvolving rednecks and belligerent racist cops. "Doc" is dignified, refined, elegantly dressed and his pianos must be Steinways while Tony is completely the opposite, sloppy, continually smoking, eating and talking, sometimes simultaneously. Balancing high comedy and serious drama, the marvelous chemistry between the mismatched traveling companions resulted in it winning the People's Choice Award in Toronto. (Fifth Avenue)
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK. (1hr 57min) ** Based on civil rights pioneer James Baldwin 1974 novel which now gets Barry Jenkins' treatment (Oscar winner: Moonlight), It's the love story of a couple of youngsters in Harlem who live with racial anxieties. 19 year old Tish (KiKi Layne) and aspiring artist 22 year old Fonny (Stephan James), have been deeply in love since childhood and plan to get married. Before that happens, Fonny is jailed for rape by malicious white racist officer Bell (Ed Skrein) after being wrongly identified in a lineup by manipulated Puerto Rican Victoria (Emily Rios). Tish is pregnant, breaks the news to her delighted parents (Regina King, Colman Domingo) but gets a flood of abuse from his mother (Aunjanue Ellis) till her husband (Michael Beach strikes her down. The sombre film jumps back and forth with the emphasis on the two lovers and that, although earnest, is painfully slow and dull, humourless and ponderous but with solid performances. (Intl Village)
MARY POPPINS RETURNS (2hrs 10min) *** ½ It's been 54 years since Walt Disney's Mary Poppins starring Julie Andrews debuted, garnering 13 Oscar nominations and a superlative music score. Based again on the book series by P. L. Travers, the sequel takes place three decades after the first in the 1930s depression-era with the return of Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt), former nanny of now adult Jane (Emily Mortimer) and brother Michael Banks (Ben Wishaw), following the family's personal loss. Widowed Michael has three children, Annabel (Pixie Davies), John (Nathanael Saleh) and Georgie (Noel Dawson). Financially struggling, he is given a re-possession notice by Fidelity Fiduciary Bank's greedy new president William Wilkins jr (Colin First) and he needs to find missing certificates proving they own valuable shares in the bank, Enter Mary Poppins and, assisted by lamplighter friend Jack (Lin-Manual Miranda), the adventures start, including sequences combining live-action and hand-drawn animation which include Mary's eccentric east-European cousin Topsy (Meryl Streep) and the Balloon Lady (Angela Lansbury). The production numbers are spectacular and the performances by Blunt and Miranda are delightful. But overall and especially the score, it's not quite supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! (Dunbar, Fifth Avenue, Scotiabank Theatre, Metropolis)
MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS (1hr 52min) *** On French husband Francis 11's death in 1560, teenager Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan) returned home to Scotland to reclaim the throne run by half-brother the Regent Earl of Moray (James McArdle). The country was torn apart by the minority Catholics and majority Protestants. and Catholic Mary was at odds with her Protestant cousin, England's Queen Elizabeth (Margor Robbie), daughter of HenryV111 who declared. Elizabeth illegitimate, being the daughter of Henry's wife Anne Boleyn who he had beheaded. A thorn in Mary's side was John Knox (David Tennant), Protestant's fanatical religious leader. Mary married her cousin (and Elizabeth's lover) Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (Jack Lowden), heir to the English throne as Elizabeth was unmarried and childless. But when Darnley arranged the murder of Mary's confidente Rizzio (Ismael Cruz Cordova), he was blown up while in his home. Pregnant Mary immediately married chief suspect the Earl of Bothwell (Martin Comston), and that divided the country. She fled to England and trouble. Performances are solid, the costumes and sets are exquisite and it is generally entertaining. (Fifth Avenue)
ON THE BASIS OF SEX (2hrs) *** Born in New York to Russian-Jewish immigrants, earning her bachelor's degree at Cornell and top of her class, in 1956 Joan Ruth Bader (Felicity Jones) enrolled with 8 other women in the male dominated Harvard Law School where the dean, Erwin Griswold (Sam Waterston), criticized women for "taking a spot that could have gone to a man."She met and married brilliant Marty Ginsburg (Armie Hammer). When diagnosed with testicular cancer requiring operations and radiation therapy, Ruth kept up with their classes to earn their law degrees while being nurse and mother to a young daughter. When she was rejected for a clerkship by a Supreme Court Justice because of her gender, she taught law and gender at Rutger's Law School. She wanted to overturn a century of sex discrimination and in 1972 she became the first woman to be hired as Professor at Columbia University School of Law. Before the Supreme Court, she advocated on behalf of a widower denied Social Security after his wife, a teacher and primary family earner, died, and here Ruth went after a law that hampered men, and won! The interest in 85 year old Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg will draw interested audiences to share extraordinary accomplishments. (Fifth Avenue)
SECOND ACT (1hr 44min) ** ½ Jennifer Lopez is back with a lightweight, mildly entertaining romantic / comedy / drama with appeal for women. She plays an intelligent ambitious woman facing class inequality in America. Working for 15 years in a big box store, creative Maya (Lopez) is shockingly passed over in promotion by a less experienced male with a university degree. Maya's faithful boyfriend Trey (Milo Ventimiglia) is anxious to start a family while she, at 40, desperately wants promotion. Friend Joan (Leah Remini) suggests she applies for a consultant job at a skin care products company and she is surprised when she is accepted. Seems Joan's computer whiz son Dilly (Dalton Harrod) had successfully faked a fantastic resume in Facebook and prestigious beauty company's CEO Anderson Clarke (Treat Williams) contracted her. Her competition is his daughter Zoe (Vanessa Hudgens) and her partner Ron (Freddie Stroma). Can Maya's phenomenal success due to living a lie ever lead to a confession? For fans, this is Lopez' best role in years! (Intl Village)
SHOPLIFTERS (2hes 1min) ** ½ In Japanese with subtitles. Japan won the Palm d'Or this year at the Cannes Film Festival with this modest gem about a Tokyo "family" which is forced into shoplifting in order to cope with poverty. When casual laborer Osamu Shibata (Lily Franky) breaks his ankle on a construction site, he misses work. Instead he and this family steal from the supermarkets and grocery stores. . Osamu's wife Nobuyo (Ando Sakura) works in a launderette, pilfering anything from pockets, while family friend Aki (Matsuoka Mayu) lives with them andi works behind a one-way mirror in a soft porn strip club. Then there's young Shota (Jyo Kairi), taught by Osamu how to steal.while refusing to send him to school. The new addition is 6 year old abandoned girl Yuri (Sasaki Miyu),who sgares their food and learns to shoplift. Frail grandma's (Kiki Kilin) pension and Nobuyo's modest salary keep the family afloat and happy but they're hiding secrets and lies. An unexpected event fractures the family bonds, causing it to unravell and drift apart, resulting in multiple endings. (Intl Village)
A STAR IS BORN (2hrs 15min) *** First made in 1937 with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, remade in 1954 with Judy Garland and James Mason, then in 1976 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. Here is A Star is Re-Born, a heavy on original music version of the tragic story of a popular country-rock star who meets a young unknown singer/songwriter, propels her into stardom while falling in love with her. Jackson Maine (Bradley Copper) is a hugely successful superstar who gets personal support from older brother/manager Bobby (Sam Elliott), aware of Jackson's battle with drink, hidden from the public. When Jackson hears waitress Ally (Lady Gaga) singing her own songs, he invites her on stage with him and that's the start of a romance that leads to marriage. A smarmy English producer/manager (Rafi Gavron) persuades her to change her image and to go solo and she out-does Jackson. The underwhelming melodrama is tired, overly long with 20 songs. Enjoyable but not great! (Intl Village)
NEW: THE UPSIDE (2hrs) ** ½ This is the US remake of the fantastically successful 2011 French comedy/drama The Intouchables which grossed $444.8 million worldwide from a $10.8 million budget! So was this re-make really necessary? Only if you didn't see the original. That was based on the true story of French billionaire author quadriplegic Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and his unlikely friendship with French-Algerian caregiver Abdel Sellou. Here in New York, following a paragliding accident, Phillip Lacasse (Brian Cranston) is left a quadriplegic grief-stricken widower living in a wheelchair, his beloved wife having died of cancer. An uneducated wise-cracking deadbeat ex con Dell Scott (Kevin Hart) applies for an unknown advertised job, only to get a third signature for his probation officer that he attempted to get a job, but also hoping to re-assume responsibilities with son Anthony (Jahi Di'Allo Winston) and estranged wife Lattice (Aja Naomi) living in a rundown leaky house with no assistance from him. When he barges into the interview and is told that the job is as a "life auxiliary" attending to a disabled man 24/7, he is insistent he only wants a signature and isn't qualified, Phillip is amused and tells his longtime loyal personal assistant Yvonne (Nicole Kidman) that, in spite off her disapproval, he wants Dell hired. With time running out for the signature, Dell is shocked when told of the acceptance at a salary of $1,000 a week and his own bedroom suite. He is impressed with Phillip's collection of luxury sports cars. One of Dell's first jobs is to learn to insert a catheter in Phillip to drain his urine. Reluctant to even say "penis," the whole operation is seen humorously from close-ups of brash loudmouth Scott's face, but it is stretched unnecessarily. Phillip is an opera lover but, when taken to the opera, crude Dell initially makes embarrassing comments till he finally (and unbelievably) becomes a Puccini fan. And he introduces Aretha to Phillip while taking up oil painting! But it's when Phillip discovers getting high on marijuana that he loosens up completely and the two become friends, especially enjoying speed driving. Over a year Phillip shared an intimate epistolary relationship, via Yvonne, with a stranger (Julianna Margulies), and Dell is adamant they should meet. That leads to an awkward scene at a restaurant followed by an unwanted surprise birthday bash that goes on way too long. This odd couple pairing has been done in better movies like Green Book. (Intl Village)
VICE (2hrs 12min) **** Recommended. This is the hugely entertaining quasi-biopic of former Vice President Dick Chaney. Irresponsible Chaney (Christian Bale) flunked at Yale and was arrested for drunk driving. His ambitious wife Lynne (Amy Adams) gave him an ultimatum, "Either you have the courage to become someone or I'm gone." Under the Nixon administration he joined the staff of Donald Rumsfeld (Steve Carell), before holding several positions under Gerald Ford (Bill Camp), while political Lynne chaired the National Endowment for the Humanities. He befriended weak playboy George W. Bush (Sam Rockwell), son of President George H W Bush (John Hillner), and was nominated as Secretary of Defence. When Bush lost the election to Clinton, Chaney retired and became CEO of energy giant Halliburton. With George Bush's election victory, Chaney accepted the Vice Presidency, persuading the malleable president he should take over several key functions like foreign policy to alleviate his heavy burden, like the excuse to attack oil rich Iraq. Chaney is the villain in his successful ambition to become the most powerful Vice President in US history. Best Fi;lm of the Year?  (Intl Village, Fifth Avenue, Metropolis)
NEW: VOX LUX (1hr 52min) *** In a classroom, students are filing in with 1999 (the year of Columbine) New Year greetings from their music teacher (Maria Cizziz) when a boy strolls in with as assault rifle and shoots at random. The only survivor of the massacre, hospitalized with a serious spinal injury, was teenager Celeste Montgomery (Raffey Cassidy and later Natalie Portman), a friend of the killer. And then we're in for something visually and surprisingly different. The closing credits are rolled across the screen starting with the performers' names! Then it's Act 1 – Genesis – when the school gathered for a memorial service and 13 year old Celeste, along with her older more gifted musical sister Ellie (Stacey Martin) sang a mournful ballad especially written by them as a tribute (in actuality all songs were written by Australian pop star Sia with the score by Scott Walker of the 60s -70s teen idol duo Walker Brothers). The song had national exposure and made Celeste a celebrity. She signed a lucrative record contract and hired a scruffy manager (Jude Law) and publicist (Jennifer Ehle). Success led inevitably to excessive booze, drugs, sex and wealth and she became an obnoxious, glitzy, pampered pop diva superstar decked out in a tight spangled catsuit. The film features long passages of voice-over by Willem Dafoe. The sisters went to Stockholm for recording (ABBA was all the rage then) and Celeste had sex with a Brit goth rocker. It's now 2017 – act 11 - Regenesis - in LA we discover Celeste, still suffering from trauma, a mother with a teenage daughter Albertine (Raffey Cassidy again) who has problems bonding with her jaded mom because of her erratic abrasive behaviour - she actually preferred Ellie. Following a scandal, Celeste's protective manager (given no name) had planned a huge hometown show for her new album launch. It was reported that, in a Croatian seaside resort, gunmen with machine guns, wearing reflective glitzy masks similar to the ones Celeste wore in a video, sprayed beachgoers, and that revived memories of Celeste's distant past. She was obviously on the verge of another breakdown. Writer/director Brady Corbet has a jaded sense of humour and here he satirizes both the celebrity-obsessed media and the avid fans. The finale of drug fuelled Celeste making her sensational comeback on stage echoes Madonna and Lady Gaga concerts. Portman does her own singing and is over-the-top outrageous as the drug addled, brash popstar, easily her best performance since Black Swan. Wildly original, this should attract younger audiences. (Rio Theatre on Broadway)

                                                              NEW DVDs

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday January 15
BIGGER. Tyler Hoechlin, Aneurin Barnard, Julianne Hough, Tom Arnold, Steve Guttenberg, Robert Forster
GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN. Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Ken Jeong, Jack Black
HALLOWEEN  Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, Nick Castle
MADELINE'S MADELINE  Helena Howard, Miranda July, Molly Parker, Julee Carda, Sunita Mani, Curtiss Cook
THE OLD MAN & THE GUN  Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter, Tom Waits, Sissy Spacek

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday January 22
FIRST MAN  Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Abbott
HERE AND NOW. Sarah Jessica Parker, Simon Baker, Common, Taylor Kinney, Jacqueline Bisset, Renée Zellweger
JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN  Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, Olga Kurylenko, Emma Thompson, Jake Lacy
THE WIFE. Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, Elizabeth McGovern.

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday January 28
BOY ERASED  Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton, Xavier Dolan, Troye Sivan
HUNTER KILLER  Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common, Linda Cardellini, Toby Stephens, Ryan McPartlin. 
THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman.
SLICE. Zazie Beetz, Chance Bennett, Rae Gray, Marilyn Dodds Frank, Katherine Cunningham, Will Brill,
SUPIRIA  Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Sylvie Testud, Jessica Harper, Chloe Grace Moretz

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday February 5
DR. SEUSS' THE GRINCH. Animation. Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones,  Angela Lansbury, Pharrell William
THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB  Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Merchant
MID90s  Director: Jonah Hill.  Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, Katherine Waterston, Olan Prenatt, Na-kel Smith,
A PRIVATE WAR  Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hollander, Jeremie Laheute, Fady Elsayed
THE SISTERS BROTHERS  John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rutger Hauer
WIDOWS Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday February 12
AT ETERNITY'S GATE  Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Mads Mikkelsen, Mathieu Amalric, Oscar Isaac
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Tom Hollander
NOBODY'S FOOL  Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Mehcad Brooks, Amber Riley, Whoopi Goldberg
SHOPLIFTERS. In Japanese w subtitles. Lily Franky, Ando Sakuro, Matsuoka Mayu, Kiki Kirin, Sosuke Ikematsu

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday February 19
THE FRONT RUNNER  Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Alfred Molina, Kaitlyn Dever, Sara Paxton
ROBIN HOOD. Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Jamie Dornan, F Murray Abramson
A STAR IS BORN.  Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle, Bonnie Somerville, Andrew Dice Clay

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday February 26
THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE. Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon, Kirby Johnson, Stana Katic, Lexie Roth

NEW DVDs ... starting Tuesday March 6
CREED 11. Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris,  Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren
DON'T GO Stephen Dorff. Melissa George, Simon Delaney, Charlotte Bradley, Laurence O'Fuarain, Grace Farrell .
GREEN BOOK Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D. Marinov,
INSTANT FAMILY. Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Octavia Spencer, Margo Martindale, Michael O'Keefe
THE MERCY  Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Ken Stott, Jonathan Bailet, Mark Gatiss, Andrew Buchan
THE VANISHING  Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan, Connor Swindells, Soren Malling, Gary Lewis, Olafur Darri Olaffson
VOX LUX  Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Stacy Martin, Jennifer Ehle, Raffey Cassidy, Willem Dafoe, Christopher Abbott