A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
2005, New Line Cinema, 95 min, USA/Germany/Canada, Dir: David Cronenberg

This thriller from director David Cronenberg stars Viggo Mortensen as a pillar of a small town community who runs a diner and lives a happy and quiet life with his wife (Maria Bello) and two children. But their lives are forever changed when Mortensen thwarts an attempted robbery and is lauded as a hero by the media, attracting the attention of two brutal mobsters (William Hurt and Ed Harris) who believe he is someone else. “A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE shifts its tone faster and better than any film I can think of … from the deeply serious to the deeply unnerving to the outright parodic with breathtaking speed and effect.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times.


SNOWPIERCER
2013, Radius-TWC, 126 min, South Korea, Czech Republic, USA, France, Dir: Bong Joon-ho

One of the most dazzling visions of our dystopian future since Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER, this sci-fi thriller takes place on a train carrying the last survivors - Chris Evans, Ed Harris, Tilda Swinton and Octavia Spencer among them - of a manmade environmental catastrophe. But a rigid class structure has been imposed on the passengers, leading to a bloody rebellion.


GRAVITY
2013, Warner Bros., 91 min, USA, Dir: Alfonso Cuarón

In this critically acclaimed sci-fi drama, Sandra Bullock stars as Ryan Stone, who on her first mission is stranded in space when her shuttle is destroyed by debris. The collaboration of Cuarón, cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and a team of talented artisans create cinema that will take your breath away even if your oxygen supply is unlimited. “In depicting the fearful, beautiful reality of the space world above our world, GRAVITY reveals the glory of cinema’s future; it thrills on so many levels.” – Richard Corliss, Time


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