THE REALM
EL REINO
2018, Latido, 132 min, Spain/France, Dir: Rodrigo Sorogoyen

On the heels of his Academy Award-nominated short film “Madre,” filmmaker Rodrigo Sorogoyen delivers an indictment of moral degradation in Spain’s halls of power. When the illicit dealings of a regional politician (Antonio de la Torre) fall under public scrutiny, the repercussions are far-reaching. His bid for higher office derailed, the antihero sets off down a collision course with his own party to protect himself at all costs. Winner of seven Goya Awards, including best director, best actor, and best original screenplay, EL REINO affords a gripping portrait of ambition and survival in a land beset by governmental intrigue.


BLOOD ON HER NAME
2019, 85 min, USA, Dir: Matthew Pope

Taut, lean, and incredibly tense, Matthew Pope’s stunning debut is a tour de force, slow-burn crime thriller starring Ozark’s Bethany Anne Lind as Leigh Tiller, who has killed a man in self-defense as the film opens. Fueled by panic, she initially plans to dump the body into a nearby pond. But faced with the moral dilemma of causing the man's family the eternal suffering that comes with the declaration of “presumed dead,” she instead tries to find a way to return his body to them, while concealing her involvement in his death.


SUDDEN DEATH
1995, Universal, 111 min, USA, Dir: Peter Hyams

A crowded sports arena becomes a war zone when terrorists take the U.S. vice president hostage during a hockey game. Fire marshal Jean-Claude Van Damme is the only thing that stands in the way of ex-CIA agent Powers Boothe, who plans to blow the NHL Stanley Cup Finals to kingdom come if he doesn’t get the millions he demands. Luc Robitaille and Mario Lemieux are among the real-life hockey players who take the ice in this DIE HARD-esque action thriller.


Syndicate content