CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
2016, Bleecker Street Media, 118 min, USA, Dir: Matt Ross

Director Matt Ross picked up the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes for this insightful look at a family living off the grid. Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen) has raised his six kids in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, homeschooling them with an exacting and exhilarating curriculum. But the death of his wife forces him into the outside world, where his idea of what it means to be a good parent comes under fire. “Viggo Mortensen is at the top of his game in this family dramedy, shot through with humor and heart.” - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE
1987, Park Circus/MGM, 106 min, USA, Dir: Gary Goddard

“I have the power!” A battle fought in the stars comes to Earth as the popular Mattel toy line comes to the big screen. After stealing a cosmic key, Skeletor (a perfectly cast Frank Langella) seizes control of the planet Eternia and is on the brink of ultimate power – unless He-Man (played by living action figure Dolph Lundgren) and his allies (including a pre-“Friends” Courteney Cox) can stop him. Elevated by Bill Conti’s epic score, this underrated fantasy courses with pulpy energy - Marvel Comics artist Jack Kirby was reputedly a source of inspiration. With Billy Barty, Meg Foster, Jon Cypher and Chelsea Field.


1492: CONQUEST OF PARADISE
1992, Paramount, 154 min, USA, Dir: Ridley Scott

Released on the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the New World, this epic adventure stars Gérard Depardieu as the famed explorer and Sigourney Weaver as Queen Isabella. While his initial landing on San Salvador made history, Columbus’ later voyages were increasingly costly - both to him and to the native inhabitants, who were brutally subjugated by the Spanish colonizers. Unjustly neglected at the time of release, the film features a stirring score by Vangelis as well as strong supporting performances from Armand Assante, Fernando Rey and Frank Langella.


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