GUERRILLA
2017, Showtime, 60 min, UK/USA, Dir: Sam Miller, John Ridley

In this six-part Showtime miniseries, leftist couple Babou Ceesay and Freida Pinto are driven from peaceful protest to more violent action in 1970s London, eventually breaking an activist out of prison and joining the underground. With Idris Elba. “‘Guerrilla’ excels because of its interest in how individuals digest revolution … it’s a timely reminder that multiculturalism - and the fear of it - is not new or uniquely American but the long-simmering narrative of the world.” - Sonia Saraiya, Variety.


THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US
2017, 20th Century Fox, 103 min, USA, Dir: Hany Abu-Assad

What if your life depended on a stranger? Stranded after a tragic plane crash, a surgeon (Idris Elba) and a photojournalist (Kate Winslet) must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote, snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing each other to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible. With Dermot Mulroney and Beau Bridges.


THE JUNGLE BOOK
2016, Walt Disney Studios, 96 min, Dir: Jon Favreau

This live-action reimagining of the 1967 animated favorite uses state-of-the-art digital imagery to bring an entire Indian jungle to a Los Angeles soundstage. Newcomer Neel Sethi stars as Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves, who is threatened by Bengal tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) and must journey into the world. An all-star cast, including Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken supplies the voices of the creatures Mowgli meets along the way.


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