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Tuesday, August 11th, 2020  

She Dies Tomorrow

Studio: NEON
Directed by Amy Seimetz

Aug 06, 2020 Cinema Web Exclusive

In her second feature, She Dies Tomorrow, director Amy Seimetz pins her characters between the mundane and the otherworldly, finding shades of disquiet and dark humour in the clash between casual dinner parties and existential fears. More

The Tax Collector

Studio: RLJE Films
Directed by David Ayer

Aug 05, 2020 Cinema Web Exclusive

The Tax Collector is director David Ayer’s return to the mean streets of Los Angeles, where he typically feels most comfortable as a director. More

Waiting for the Barbarians

Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Directed by Ciro Guerra

Aug 04, 2020 Cinema Web Exclusive

Colombian director Ciro Guerra’s first English language film sees him adapting J. M. Coetzee’s novel about a fictional empire with all the style and brutality you’d expect. More

Summerland

Studio: IFC Films
Directed by Jessica Swale

Jul 31, 2020 Cinema Web Exclusive

Summerland is a hazy, nostalgic story set to appeal to those who see the Blitz Spirit, war-time sing-alongs, wooden toys and the white cliffs of Dover through distinctly rose-tinted glasses. More

Suzi Q

Studio: Utopia
Directed by Liam Firmager and Tait Brady

Jul 29, 2020 Cinema Web Exclusive

Given her influence at a time when meaningful exposure for female rockers was scant, the story of singer/bassist Suzi Quatro awaited a proper telling for decades. More

Radioactive

Studio: Amazon Studios
Directed by Marjane Satrapi

Jul 23, 2020 Cinema Web Exclusive

Radioactive never feels like it understands its heroine and the challenges she faced.  More

The Rental

Studio: IFC Films
Directed by Dave Franco

Jul 21, 2020 Cinema Web Exclusive

In his directorial debut, The Rental, actor Dave Franco seems a little too content bedding down in well-dug trenches. More

Amulet

Studio: Magnet
Directed by Romola Garai

Jul 20, 2020 Cinema Web Exclusive

The film is slow-burning, and while that can be effective – particularly in horror – Amulet never gains the momentum it needs. More

The Painted Bird

Studio: IFC Films
Directed by Vàclav Marhoul

Jul 16, 2020 Cinema Web Exclusive

Václav Marhoul’s The Painted Bird is an adaptation of an infamous and controversial book of the same name by a Polish-American writer Jerzy Kosiński, itself a powerful work of fiction based on the harrowing accounts of Holocaust survivors and of Kosiński’s own experiences during WWII. More