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1.
Sarah's Key (2010)
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In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942. (111 mins.)
“ Roy Thomson Hall (Introduction by Gilles Paquet-Brenner and Kristin Scott Thomas, No Q&A) ” - davrob84
 
2.
You're Next (2011)
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When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back. (95 mins.)
Director: Adam Wingard
“ Ryerson Theatre (Q&As with Adam Wingard, Sharni Vinson and rest of cast) ” - davrob84
 
3.
Dark Horse (2011)
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Romance blooms between two thirty-somethings in arrested development: an avid toy collector who is the dark horse of his family and a depressed woman on the rebound. (86 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
“ Elgin Theatre (Q&A with Todd Solondz and Selma Blair) ” - davrob84
 
4.
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)
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Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his widowed mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his unhappily married brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife. (83 mins.)
“ Scotiabank Theatre (No Q&A) ” - davrob84
 
5.
Out in the Dark (2012)
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A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sides of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer. (96 mins.)
Director: Michael Mayer
“ Yonge & Dundas (Q&A with Michael Mayer, Nicholas Jacob & Michael Aloni) ” - davrob84
 
6.
Amour (2012)
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Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ Elgin Theatre (Q&A with Michael Haneke) ” - davrob84
 
7.
Cloud Atlas (2012)
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An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. (172 mins.)
“ Winter Garden Theatre (Q&A with Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski) ” - davrob84
 
8.
Thanks for Sharing (2012)
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A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction. (112 mins.)
Director: Stuart Blumberg
“ Elgin Theatre (Q&A with Stuart Blumberg) ” - davrob84
 
9.
The Deflowering of Eva van End (2012)
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The members of a dysfunctional family begin to reinvent themselves thanks to the exchange student who moves in with them. (98 mins.)
“ Yonge & Dundas (Q&A with Michiel ten Horn and Tomer Pawlicki) ” - davrob84
 
10.
Antiviral (2012)
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In a blackly satirical near future, a thriving industry sells celebrity illnesses to their obsessed fans. Employee Syd March's attempts to exploit the system backfire when they involve him in a potentially deadly mystery. (108 mins.)
“ Ryerson Theatre (Q&A with Brandon Cronenberg, Caleb Landry Jones & Sarah Gadon) ” - davrob84
 
11.
Byzantium (2012)
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Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort. (118 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ Elgin Theatre (Q&A with Neil Jordan) ” - davrob84
 
12.
To the Wonder (2012)
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After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood. (112 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ Princess of Wales Theatre (No Q&A) ” - davrob84
 
13.
Passion (2012)
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The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protégée escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder. (102 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Elgin Theatre (Q&A with Brian DePalma and Rachel McAdams) ” - davrob84
 
14.
Blondie (2012)
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Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges her big birthday party... (88 mins.)
“ Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (No Q&A) ” - davrob84
 
15.
Reality (2012)
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Luciano is a charming fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on a reality show leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. (116 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
“ TIFF Bell Lightbox (Q&A with Matteo Garrone) ” - davrob84
 
16.
Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
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A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words. (109 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ Elgin Theatre (No Q&A) ” - davrob84
 
17.
Come Out and Play (2012)
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A couple take a vacation to a remote island - their last holiday together before they become parents. Soon after their arrival, they notice that no adults seem to be present - an observation that quickly presents a nightmarish reality. (105 mins.)
Director: Makinov
“ Yonge & Dundas (No Q&A) ” - davrob84
 
18.
Painless (2012)
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Set in Catalonia, Painless weaves two stories: in one, starting during the Spanish Civil War and running through to the '60s... (100 mins.)
“ Scotiabank Theatre (No Q&A) ” - davrob84
 
19.
Girl Most Likely (2012)
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A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News. (103 mins.)
“ Ryerson Theatre (No Q&A, Original Title: Imogene) ” - davrob84
 
20.
Aftershock (2012)
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In Chile, a group of travelers who are in an underground nightclub when a massive earthquake hits quickly learn that reaching the surface is just the beginning of their nightmare. (89 mins.)
Director: Nicolás López
“ Yonge & Dundas (No Q&A) ” - davrob84
 
21.
The Past (2013)
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An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce. (130 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
“ Elgin Theatre (Q&A with Asghar Farhadi) ” - davrob84
 
22.
Hateship Loveship (2013)
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A wild teenage girl orchestrates a romance between her nanny and her father, who is a recovering addict. (104 mins.)
Director: Liza Johnson
“ Princess of Wales Theatre (Q&A with Liza Johnson, Kristen Wiig & Sami Gayle) ” - davrob84
 
23.
Horns (2013)
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In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to find strange horns sprouting from his temples. (120 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
“ Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (Q&A with Alexandre Aja, Joe Hill, Daniel Radcliffe & Juno Temple) ” - davrob84
 
24.
Cannibal (2013)
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Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, but he's also a murderer in the shadows. He feels no remorse, no guilt, until Nina appears in his life and love awakens. (116 mins.)
“ Scotiabank Theatre (Q&A with Manuel Martin Cuenda, Antonio de la Torre & Olimpia Melinte) ” - davrob84
 
25.
The Double (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A clerk in a government agency finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the horrific with the arrival of a new co-worker who is both his exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and seductive with women. (93 mins.)
Director: Richard Ayoade
“ Winter Garden Theatre (Q&A with Richard Ayoade, Jessie Eisenberg & Mia Wasikowska) ” - davrob84
 
26.
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
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In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease. (117 mins.)
“ Elgin Theatre (Q&A with Jean-Marc Vallée) ” - davrob84
 
27.
Paraíso (2013)
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Carmen and Alfredo have a wonderful life in Ciudad Satélite, a middle-class suburban area in Naucalpan... (105 mins.)
“ Scotiabank Theatre (Q&A with Mariana Chenillo, Andrés Almeida & Daniela Rincon) ” - davrob84
 
28.
Devil's Knot (2013)
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The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual. (114 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
“ TIFF Bell Lightbox (Q&A with Atom Egoyan) ” - davrob84
 
29.
InRealLife (2013 Documentary)
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InRealLife takes us on a journey from the bedrooms of British teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley, to find out what exactly the internet is doing to our children (90 mins.)
Director: Beeban Kidron
“ TIFF Bell Lightbox (Extended Q&A with Beeban Kidron) ” - davrob84
 
30.
Enemy (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie. (91 mins.)
“ TIFF Bell Lightbox (Introduced by Denis Villeneuve, No Q&A) ” - davrob84
 
31.
August: Osage County (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. (121 mins.)
Director: John Wells
“ Elgin Theatre (Introduced by John Wells, No Q&A) ” - davrob84
 
32.
Third Person (2013)
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Three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York. (137 mins.)
Director: Paul Haggis
“ Ryerson Theatre (Q&A with Paul Haggis, Moran Atias & Adrien Brody) ” - davrob84
 
33.
Salvation Army (2013)
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In a working class neighborhood in Casablanca, Abdellah, a homosexual teen, tries to build his own life within his big family, caught between an authoritarian mother and an older brother, who he adores. (81 mins.)
Director: Abdellah Taia
“ TIFF Bell Lightbox (Q&A with Abdellah Taia) ” - davrob84
 
34.
Mary Queen of Scots (2013)
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A queen who lost three kingdoms. A wife who lost three husbands. A woman who lost her head. (119 mins.)
Director: Thomas Imbach
“ TIFF Bell Lightbox (Q&A with Thomas Imbach) ” - davrob84
 
35.
How I Live Now (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An American girl, sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives, finds love and purpose while fighting for her survival as war envelops the world around her. (101 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
“ Bloor Hot Docs Theatre (Q&A with Soairse Ronan & George MacKay ” - davrob84
 
36.
The Wind Rises (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. (126 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ Elgin Theatre (Q&A with Ghibli International Distribution Exec) ” - davrob84
 
37.
Gerontophilia (2013)
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A male youth begins exploring his attraction to much much older men while working in a nursing home. (82 mins.)
Director: Bruce LaBruce
“ Scotiabank Theatre (Q&A with Bruce La Bruce & Katie Boland) ” - davrob84
 
38.
Paradise: Hope (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The final installment in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy, 'Paradise: Hope' tells the story of overweight thirteen-year-old Melanie and her first love... (92 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
“ Scotiabank (No Q&A) ” - davrob84
 
39.
Bad Hair (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A nine-year-old boy's preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother. (93 mins.)
Director: Mariana Rondón
“ Scotiabank (Q&A with Mariana Rondon & Samantha Castillo) ” - davrob84
 
40.
The Face of Love (2013)
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A widow falls for a guy who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband. (92 mins.)
Director: Arie Posin
“ Scotiabank (Q&A with Arie Posin & Annette Bening) ” - davrob84
 
41.
The Sacrament (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A news team trails a man as he travels into the world of Eden Parish to find his missing sister, where it becomes apparent that this paradise may not be as it seems. (99 mins.)
Director: Ti West
 
42.
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Told from the male perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. (89 mins.)
Director: Ned Benson
 
43.
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Told from the female perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. (100 mins.)
Director: Ned Benson
 
44.
Child of God (2013)
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A dispossessed, violent man's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation. (104 mins.)
Director: James Franco
 
45.
Stop the Pounding Heart (2013 Documentary)
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Sara, a girl being home-schooled on a goat farm alongside her 11 siblings, finds her devout values challenged after she meets Colby, an amateur bull rider. (98 mins.)
 
46.
Attila Marcel (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Paul is a sweet man-child, raised - and smothered - by his two eccentric aunts in Paris since the death of his parents when he was a toddler... (106 mins.)
Director: Sylvain Chomet
 
47.
Under the Skin (2013)
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A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery. (108 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Glazer
 
48.
The Voices (2014)
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A likable guy pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date. (103 mins.)
Director: Marjane Satrapi
 
49.
The Last Five Years (2014)
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A struggling actress and her novelist lover each illustrate the struggle and deconstruction of their love affair. (94 mins.)
 
50.
While We're Young (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A middle-aged couple's career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives. (97 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
 
51.
Time Out of Mind (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
George seeks refuge at Bellevue Hospital, a Manhattan intake center for homeless men, where his friendship with a fellow client helps him try to repair his relationship with his estranged daughter. (120 mins.)
Director: Oren Moverman
 
52.
99 Homes (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A recently unemployed single father struggles to get back his foreclosed home by working for the real estate broker who is the source of his frustration. (112 mins.)
Director: Ramin Bahrani
 
53.
Cake (2014)
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Claire becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group while grappling with her own, very raw personal tragedy. (102 mins.)
Director: Daniel Barnz
 
54.
Still Alice (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. (101 mins.)
 
55.
The Imitation Game (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. (114 mins.)
Director: Morten Tyldum
 
56.
Two Days, One Night (2014)
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Liège, Belgium. Sandra is a factory worker who discovers that her workmates have opted for a EUR1,000 bonus in exchange for her dismissal. She has only a weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses in order to keep her job. (95 mins.)
 
57.
Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier. (90 mins.)
Director: Maya Forbes
 
58.
Love & Mercy (2014)
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In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy. (121 mins.)
Director: Bill Pohlad
 
59.
An Eye for Beauty (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Luc, an architect and married man from Quebec, begins an extramarital affair with Lindsay while on a business trip to Toronto. (102 mins.)
Director: Denys Arcand
 
60.
Wild (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy. (115 mins.)
 
61.
Adult Beginners (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A young, narcissistic entrepreneur crashes and burns on the eve of his company's big launch. With his entire life in total disarray... (92 mins.)
Director: Ross Katz
 
62.
Brooklyn (2015)
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An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. (117 mins.)
Director: John Crowley
 
63.
This Changes Everything (2015 Documentary)
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A look at seven communities around the world with the proposition that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. (89 mins.)
Director: Avi Lewis
 
64.
The Danish Girl (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. (119 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
 
65.
Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
One day, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel, a writer named Tomas accidentally hits and kills a child. Will he be able to move on? (118 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
66.
Spotlight (2015)
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The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. (128 mins.)
Director: Tom McCarthy
 
67.
No Men Beyond This Point (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In a world where women have become asexual and are no longer giving birth to males, a quiet, unassuming housekeeper named Andrew Myers finds himself at the center of a battle to keep men from going extinct. (80 mins.)
Director: Mark Sawers
 
68.
Love (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed. (135 mins.)
Director: Gaspar Noé
 
69.
Sicario (2015)
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An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico. (121 mins.)
 
70.
Girls Lost (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Three young girls' friendship is tested after they plant a very special flower; the Nectar from the flower changes their lives- and friendship... (106 mins.)
 
71.
Southbound (2015)
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Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who confront their worst nightmares - and darkest secrets - over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway. (89 mins.)
 
72.
Bleed for This (2016)
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The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sport's most incredible comebacks. (117 mins.)
Director: Ben Younger
 
73.
La La Land (2016)
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A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. (128 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle