Friday, February 16, 2018

New This Week (2/16/18)

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The Deuce : The Complete First Season (TV-MA)
The Deuce chronicles the rise of the porn industry that began in New York City in 1971-72, driven by the gradual legalization of porn and a politically motivated effort to "clean up" Times Square. Over the course of season one, viewers will get an up-close look at a gritty world of sex, crime, high times and sudden violence, as the porn business begins its climb to legitimacy, cultural permanence … and billion-dollar profitability.

The Good Place : The Complete First Season (NR)
When Eleanor Shellstrop dies tragically, she finds out that the afterlife is amazing. The only problem is Eleanor isn’t supposed to be in The Good Place, but due to a clerical error, she’s been given someone else’s reward and now has to struggle with being good in order to make sure her secret isn’t discovered.

Homeland : The Complete Sixth Season (NR)
Now living in New York City, Carrie gets swept up in the aftereffects of the U.S. presidential election as she struggles to deal with an injury-ravaged Peter Quinn and an increasingly suspicious Saul Berenson. When the president-elect battles the CIA during her transition to power, Carrie finds herself caught in the crossfire.

Risk (NR)
Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story with unprecedented access, Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle.

Friday, February 9, 2018

New This Week (2/9/18)

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Battle Of The Sexes (PG-13)
Based on the true story of the 1973 tennis match between women's champion Billie Jean King and former men's champ Bobby Riggs. As fierce rivals on opposite sides of the court and the gender equality issue, Billie Jean and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the sporting world.

The Blackcoat's Daughter (R)
Joan makes a bloody and determined pilgrimage across a frozen landscape toward a prestigious all-girls prep school, where Rose and Kat find themselves stranded after their parents mysteriously fail to retrieve them for winter break. As Joan gets closer, Rose watches in horror while Kat suffers terrifying visions and becomes possessed by an unseen force.

Blade Runner 2049 (R)
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

The Crown : The Complete First Season (NR)
Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.

Master Of None : Season One (NR)
Master of None follows the personal and professional life of Dev, a 30-year-old actor in New York who has trouble deciding what he wants to eat, much less the pathway for the rest of his life. Ambitious, funny, cinematic, and both sweeping in scope and intensely personal, Dev's story takes him through subjects as diverse as the plight of the elderly, the immigrant experience, and how to find the most delicious pasta for dinner.

The Ornithologist (NR)
Fernando is looking for endangered storks along a remote river in northern Portugal when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of girls, he tries to get back on track, but as he encounters unexpected and uncanny obstacles and people who put him to the test, Fernando is driven to extreme, transformative actions.

The Square (R)
Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for his next show: "The Square." The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.

Friday, February 2, 2018

New This Week (2/2/18)

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American Gods (NR)
When Shadow is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and is suddenly hired as his bodyguard. Shadow finds himself in the center of a world where the Old Gods fear both irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods. Mr. Wednesday seeks to build a coalition of Old Gods to defend their existence in this new America, and reclaim some of the influence that they've lost.

American Made (R)
An international escapade based on the outrageous, true exploits of a hustler and pilot recruited to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.

Better Call Saul : Season Three (NR)
In Season 3, Jimmy McGill takes a decisive step in his transformation into Breaking Bad's infamous criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman. When Chuck begins a legal vendetta against his younger brother, he pushes Jimmy's faltering moral compass to the limit. How far will Jimmy go to defend his law practice--and his fledgling romance with Kim?

A Date For Mad Mary (NR)
Mad Mary McArdle returns to her hometown after a short spell in prison for something she'd rather forget. Her best friend Charlene is about to get married and Mary is maid of honor. When Charlene refuses Mary a plus one on the grounds that she probably couldn't find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong.

Fargo : Year 3 (NR)
Season 3 centers on Emmit Stussy, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, and his balding, pot-bellied brother Ray, a parole officer with a chip on his shoulder. Their sibling rivalry follows a twisted path that ends in murder, mobsters, and cutthroat competitive bridge.

The Foreigner (R)
A humble London businessman's long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism.

I Called Him Morgan (NR)
On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his wife Helen during a gig at a New York City club. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts all who knew the Morgans.

It (R)
In Derry, Maine, seven young friends unite against a terrifying supernatural creature that has been haunting their small town for centuries. IT is a monster of unspeakable power that takes the form of everyone's most horrific fears. Threatened by their worst nightmares, the only way these kids can survive IT is together.

It Comes At Night (R)
Secure within a desolate home with his protective and heavily armed parents, 17-year-old Travis watches his world abruptly change with the arrival of a desperate couple and their young child.

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (R)
Lurking at the margins of Steven's idyllic suburban existence is a fatherless teen he has covertly taken under his wing. As the teen begins insinuating himself into the family's life, the full scope of his intent becomes clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter the family's domestic bliss.

The Little Hours (R)
Medieval nuns lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer who quits. Father Tommasso brings on new hired hand who was forced into hiding by his angry lord.

Lucky (NR)
Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment.

The Mountain Between Us (PG-13)
When a plane they've chartered to beat a storm crashes in a remote mountain area, two strangers must trust each other in order to survive the extreme elements. With little hope of rescue, they begin a perilous journey that will shape the course of their lives.

Under The Turban (NR)
The Garcha family explores Sikhism by visiting diverse Sikh communities around the world. Their journey begins in Parma where they meet Sikhs who have a hand in creating Italy's iconic Parmesan cheese. From there, the Garchas head east traveling to India visiting The Golden Temple in Sikhism's most holy city, and learning about the historical foundations and social history of the religion.

Victoria & Abdul (PG-13)
When Abdul Karim travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy.

The Vietnam War (NR)
The Vietnam War, an immersive ten-part, eighteen hour documentary film series directed by acclaimed filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the epic story of one of the most divisive, consequential and misunderstood events in American history, as it has never before been told on film.