August Drama Features Past and Present
Going through a personal drama of fading summer holidays? Better leave dramas for big screens. Despite a still continuing high holiday season, August has prepared eleven new drama movies for your judgement. It's rather a lot for an easy-going summer month but true feelings always fit well into a holiday romance scheme. So hold your hands in a last row and get ready for overwhelming emotions!
Plot Synopsis: A blind woman (Blake Lively)'s relationship with her husband (Jason Clarke) changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about themselves.
Plot Synopsis: Amelia and Carter Summerland (Angela Billman and Ben Whitehair) are a newly married couple. Amelia has an aneurysm and becomes locked in. Carter is approached by a corporation who would like to use Amelia as a test subject, for a procedure where they will copy her personality and memories into an android body. But is the result really the woman he loves? Or is it something else entirely? Who is Amelia Summerland?
Plot Synopsis: The film tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of '67, one of the largest citizen uprisings in the United States' history.
Plot Synopsis: Ireland, 1209. An island on the edge of the world. A small group of monks begin a reluctant pilgrimage across an island torn between centuries of tribal warfare and the growing power of Norman invaders. Escorting their monastery's holiest relic to Rome, the monks' progress is seen through the eyes of a pious young novice (Tom Holland) and a mute lay-brother (Jon Bernthal) with a violent past. As the true material, political and religious significance of the bejeweled relic becomes dangerously apparent, their path to the east coast becomes increasingly fraught with danger. The monks belatedly realize that in this wild land of ancient superstitions, the faith that binds them together may ultimately lead to their destruction.
Plot Synopsis: Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, it is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls's best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
Plot Synopsis: Anne (Toni Collette) and Bob (Harvey Keitel), a couple of wealthy Americans who recently moved to Paris, are about to throw a big dinner party, and invite twelve selected guests, gathering the British, French and American high society. But when Anne realizes that the table is set for thirteen with Steven, Bob's son from his first marriage, she panics: for this mundane event, bad luck is out of the question. She asks Maria (Rossy de Palma), her housekeeper, to put on a dress and to act like a rich Spanish friend. Maria finds herself sitting next to David, an art expert from the British nobility. When David, under Maria's charm, contacts her the following day, revealing her true identity is simply an impossible task. A romance begins, which will shake Anne's elitist values and her marriage. Unless she manages to strangle Maria…
Plot Synopsis: Paris, 1964. Alberto Giacometti (portrayed by Geoffrey Rush), the famous artist, bumps into his old friend, the American critic, James Lord (Armie Hammer), and begs that he sits for a portrait because he has an interesting face. It'll just take a couple of days in his studio. Lord is flattered by the request and as the days go by and turn into weeks and weeks seemingly with no end in sight he realizes his entire life has been hijacked by this erratic genius. The portrait continues to ebb and flow. Veering between frustration and joy, Lord ultimately sees logic in the artist's chaotic mind and together we witness a genius complete one of his last masterpieces.
Plot Synopsis: In the near future - a time of artificial intelligence - 86-year-old Marjorie (Lois Smith) has a handsome new companion (Jon Hamm) who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?
Plot Synopsis: In a coming-of-age story straight out of Jersey, an unlikely rapper finds her voice as a one-of-a-kind hip-hop legend in the making of the first feature film from acclaimed commercial and music-video director Geremy Jasper. Set in gritty strip-mall suburbia, it chronicles an underdog's quest for fame and glory with humor, raw energy and some unforgettable beats.
Plot Synopsis: Frankie (Harris Dickinson), an aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn, is having a miserable summer. With his father dying and his mother wanting him to find a girlfriend, Frankie escapes the bleakness of his home life by causing trouble with his delinquent friends and flirting with older men online. When his chatting and webcamming intensify, he finally starts hooking up with guys at a nearby cruising beach while simultaneously entering into a cautious relationship with a young woman. As Frankie struggles to reconcile his competing desires, his decisions leave him hurtling toward irreparable consequences.
Plot Synopsis: Young, up-and-coming martial artist, Bruce Lee (Philip Ng), challenges legendary kung fu master Wong Jack Man to a no-holds-barred fight in Northern California. In 1960s Oakland, a hotbed of hippie counterculture and radical politics, young Bruce Lee (Philip Wan-Lung Ng) does some radical cultural work of his own, teaching a martial arts style he himself developed. The Bay Area Chinese community frowns on his sharing of ancient ways with non-Chinese, but Lee is a rebel. He’s intrigued when rugged white American Steve McKee (Billy Magnussen) walks into the class. McKee is a film actor and a risk-taker who proves an apt pupil, and Lee, fascinated by the American’s line of work, is equally eager to learn the way of motion pictures. But Shaolin martial arts master Wong Jack Man (Xia Yu) has been sent from China to stop Lee’s heretical education initiative. And so things lead towards an epic showdown between Lee and Wong - with the very legacy of Chinese tradition at stake.