DESTROYER
2018, Annapurna Pictures, 123 min, Dir: Karyn Kusama

This gripping crime drama follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman), who as a rookie had been placed undercover with a gang in the California desert, with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, Bell must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past. “It’s a blunt, deeply cynical look at the idea of justice in a place like Los Angeles. … Daring, yes. But Kusama has something far more important: vision (not to mention a formidable accomplice in Kidman).” - Peter Debruge, Variety.


BLACKKKLANSMAN
2018, Focus Features, 135 min, USA, Dir: Spike Lee

This incredible true story of an American hero offers an unflinching examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as bracingly relevant in today’s tumultuous world. As the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is viewed with open hostility by the department’s rank and file. Stallworth resolves to make a name for himself and a difference in his community through a dangerous mission: Infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. Posing as a racist extremist, Stallworth soon finds himself invited into its inner circle, even cultivating a relationship with Grand Wizard David Duke (Topher Grace). With the help of colleague Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) - who poses as Ron in face-to-face meetings with members of the hate group - Stallworth works to take down the organization, whose real aim is to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. The Grand Prix winner at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.


PRISON
1987, Park Circus, 102 min, Dir: Renny Harlin

From the producers of HALLOWEEN and RE-ANIMATOR comes an explosive mix of action and horror. Years after prisoner Charles Forsythe rode the lightning in the electric chair for a crime he didn’t commit, the Creedmore Prison is reopened by new warden Eaton Sharpe (Lane Smith). When the prisoners are forced to break down the wall to the old execution room, the angry spirit of Forsythe is unleashed to seek revenge. In one of his first major film roles, Viggo Mortensen stars as a new inmate who tries to minimize the bloodshed.


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