Watchlist 2014-2015

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1.
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
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A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. (122 mins.)
Director: Anton Corbijn
 
2.
Grace of Monaco (2014)
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The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s. (103 mins.)
Director: Olivier Dahan
 
3.
Mothers and Daughters (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Interwoven stories of what it is to be a mom seen through the lens of photographer Rigby Gray. (90 mins.)
 
4.
Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An exploration into our planetary past and a search for humanity's place in the future. With narration by Cate Blanchett. (90 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
5.
Song to Song (2017)
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Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas. (129 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
6.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A washed-up actor, who once played a famous superhero, attempts to revive his career by writing and starring in a Broadway play. (119 mins.)
 
7.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
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The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. (99 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
8.
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
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A young woman discovers her destiny as an heiress of intergalactic nobility and must fight to protect the inhabitants of Earth from an ancient and destructive industry. (127 mins.)
 
9.
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
 
10.
2:22 (2017)
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A man's life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m. (98 mins.)
Director: Paul Currie
 
11.
Earth to Echo (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help. (91 mins.)
Director: Dave Green
 
12.
The Dressmaker (2015)
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A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. (119 mins.)
 
13.
Boychoir (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom... (103 mins.)
 
14.
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A perpetually angry man is informed he has 90 minutes to live and promptly sets out to reconcile with his family and friends in the short time he has left. (83 mins.)
 
15.
Gifts from Eykis (????)
An intelligent female being from another Universe can save the world before it's too late by sharing her secret gifts with the professor who found and fell in love with her.
Stars: Wayne Dyer
 
16.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. However, he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother and sister - who all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. (81 mins.)
Director: Miguel Arteta
 
17.
Stretch (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A hard-luck limo driver struggles to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie. He takes on a job with a crazed passenger, whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals. (94 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
 
18.
Black Sea (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumored to be loaded with gold. (114 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
19.
Serena (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton's timber empire becomes complicated when he marries Serena. (109 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
20.
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
 
21.
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. (103 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
 
22.
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam. (126 mins.)
Director: Josh Boone
 
23.
The Normal Heart (2014 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A gay activist attempts to raise H.I.V. and A.I.D.S. awareness during the early 1980s. (132 mins.)
Director: Ryan Murphy
 
24.
Child 44 (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A disgraced member of the Russian military police investigates a series of child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union. (137 mins.)
Director: Daniel Espinosa
 
25.
The Anomaly (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
An ex-soldier named Ryan Reeve is taken captive by the "Anomaly" organization where he learns that he only has 9:47 minutes/seconds to find out why they want him dead. (97 mins.)
Director: Noel Clarke
 
26.
God's Pocket (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A blue collar worker tries to cover things up when his stepson is killed in a suspicious accident, but a local reporter senses that something's amiss. (88 mins.)
Director: John Slattery
 
27.
Project Almanac (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control. (106 mins.)
Director: Dean Israelite
 
28.
The Calling (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Detective Hazel Micallef hasn't had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Fort Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling. (108 mins.)
Director: Jason Stone
 
29.
Regression (2015)
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A detective and a psychoanalyst uncover evidence of a satanic cult while investigating the rape of a young woman. (106 mins.)
 
30.
Mommy (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household. (139 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
 
31.
Rio, I Love You (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A series of short films set in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. (110 mins.)
 
32.
St. Vincent (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door. (102 mins.)
Director: Theodore Melfi
 
33.
Irrational Man (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act. (95 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
34.
A Hologram for the King (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A failed American sales rep looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his company's product to a wealthy monarch. (98 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
 
35.
Foxcatcher (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
U.S. Olympic wrestling champions and brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz join "Team Foxcatcher", led by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont, as they train for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, but John's self-destructive behavior threatens to consume them all. (134 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
 
36.
Wild Oats (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Everything changes for Eva when she receives a life insurance check accidentally made out for $5,000,000 instead of the expected $50 thousand. She and her best friend take the money and head out for the adventure of a lifetime. (86 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
 
37.
Chappie (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. (120 mins.)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
 
38.
Leviathan (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family. (140 mins.)
 
39.
The Judge (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. (141 mins.)
Director: David Dobkin
 
40.
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.)
 
41.
Unbroken (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. (137 mins.)
Director: Angelina Jolie
 
42.
Nightcrawler (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. (118 mins.)
Director: Dan Gilroy
 
43.
The Cobbler (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A cobbler, bored of his everyday life, stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to become other people and see the world in a different way. (99 mins.)
Director: Tom McCarthy
 
44.
Trash (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong. (114 mins.)
 
45.
Maps to the Stars (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. (111 mins.)
 
46.
Fear of Water (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Two teenage girls with parallel lives but coming from different socio-economic backgrounds meet one summer to discover friendship and a sexual awakening. (100 mins.)
Director: Kate Lane
 
47.
Delirium (2014 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Set in a world where love is deemed illegal and can be eradicated with a special procedure. With 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, Lena Holoway does the unthinkable: she falls in love. (43 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo García
 
48.
Top of the Lake (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Obsessed with the disappearance of a 12-year-old pregnant girl near a freezing lake in New Zealand, a brave female detective will find herself up against small-town secrets and a side of herself that was meticulously kept at bay. (60 mins.)