"Riley Stearns' sophomore film is a precise and droll comedy of manners, martial arts, and toxic masculinity. --- The Art of Self-Defense is story of a timid man-child (Jesse Eisenberg) who, after being brutally beaten by street thugs when out to buy dog food one evening, joins a karate dojo to, in the words of the hyper-masculine Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), 'become what you fear.' Casey no longer intends to be a tourist in his own life. --- Eisenberg brings all of his awkward intensity to bear here and distills it into a quite specific and fussy comedic performance. --- There are subtle nods to Alex Cox's Repo Man. --- There is never a dull moment in the film --- Like Edgar Wright, Steven Spielberg, and Quentin Dupieux, Stearns knows how to deliver a comedic punchline visually.
1 h 44 min
A woman returns to the community that shunned her for her attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.
1 h 54 min
When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.
1 h 58 min
A crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.
2 h 5 min
A lovely, open performance from 14-year-old Elle Fanning, playing a troubled British teenager at the time of the October missile crisis in 1962, lifts this movie from Sally Potter. Fanning is Ginger and newcomer Alice Englert is her best friend Rosa; they are best friends forever, and their parents are faintly alarmed at how much time they spend together. But then Ginger notices that her roguishly handsome and smug leftie dad, played by Alessandro Nivola, seems to be very taken with Rosa, who is in turn simperingly flattered.
1 h 30 min
James Franco stars as the young Allen Ginsberg - poet, counter-culture adventurer and chronicler of the Beat Generation. In his famously confessional, leave-nothing-out style, Ginsberg recounts the road trips, love affairs and search for personal liberation that led to the most timeless and electrifying work of his career, the poem HOWL. Meanwhile, in a San Francisco courtroom, HOWL is on trial.
1 h 26 min
Sydney Wells (Jessica Alba) is an accomplished, independent, Los Angeles-based concert violinist. She is also blind, and has been so since a childhood tragedy. As our story opens, Sydney undergoes a double corneal transplant, a surgery she has waited her whole life to have, and her sight is restored. After the surgery, neural ophthalmologist Dr. Paul Faulkner (Alessandro Nivola) helps Sydney with the difficult adjustment, and with the support of her older sister Helen (Parker Posey), Sydney learns to see again.
1 h 38 min
After gaining experience with the football club Newcastle United, Santiago Munez (Becker) gets a huge break when he's transferred to Real Madrid. Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Cast: Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel, Stephen Dillane, Rutger Hauer, Frances Barber, Leonor Varelam, Elizabeth Peña
1 h 55 min