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ON THE ROCKS
2020, Apple Original Films, 96 min, USA, Dir: Sofia Coppola

Laura (Rashida Jones) thinks she’s happily hitched, but when her husband Dean (Marlon Wayans) starts logging late hours at the office with a new co-worker, Laura begins to fear the worst. She turns to the one man she suspects may have insight: her charming, impulsive father Felix (Bill Murray), who insists they investigate the situation. As the two begin prowling New York at night, careening from uptown parties to downtown hotspots, they discover at the heart of their journey lies their own relationship. Acclaimed filmmaker Sofia Coppola brings a light touch to this blend of an exuberant love letter to New York, a generation-clash comedy about how we see relationships differently from our parents, and a funny celebration of the complications that bind modern families even as they tie us in crazy knots.


THE GRANDMASTER
YI DAI ZONG SHI
2013, The Weinstein Company, 108 min, China, Dir: Wong Kar Wai

The latest film from acclaimed director Wong Kar Wai is based on the life of Ip Man (Tony Leung), the kung fu expert who trained Bruce Lee. When grandmaster Gong Baosen (Wang Qinxiang) announces his retirement, Ip Man seems a likely successor – but Gong’s fiery daughter (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON’s Ziyi Zhang) doesn’t want to abandon the family business. Set during China’s Republican era (the country’s golden age of martial arts), THE GRANDMASTER is as rich with period detail and martial arts philosophy as it is with stunningly choreographed action sequences. In Chinese and Japanese with English subtitles.


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