"Lets watch some good movie", suggested someone in the sitting-room. But before everyone started even thinking of a preferred title, there was considerably more attention-drawing scenes on TV news that chained us to our seats: Notre Dame de Paris on fire. This long-lasting drama with a slight reprieve but no happy ending overshadowed all fictional dramas in the world. The shock and awe while watching the world heritage turning into ashes can never be compared to emotions arising from imaginary heartbreaking stories on big screens. However, in this case it's much better to behold a fake drama than to experience the devastating real one.
Plot Synopsis: Violet (Elle Fanning) dreams of pop stardom to escape her small town and shattered family life. When she enters an international singing competition, can she handle the pressure of chasing her dreams?
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Plot Synopsis: Based on a true story, the film centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.
Plot Synopsis: The story revolves around the library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often build emotional connections and a sense of obligation to care for those regular patrons. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the Patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an ‘Occupy' sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening.
Plot Synopsis: Based on Anna Todd's best-selling novel, After follows Tessa (Josephine Langford), a dedicated student, dutiful daughter and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart, as she enters her first semester in college. Armed with grand ambitions for her future, her guarded world opens up when she meets the dark and mysterious Hardin Scott (Hero Fiennes Tiffin), a magnetic, brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself and what she wants out of life.
Plot Synopsis: The story of Mary Magdalene, a figure in Christianity who, according to the Bible, traveled with Jesus as one of his followers.
Plot Synopsis: The film is based on the absurd but true story of a 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis documented in the 1974 New Yorker article 'The Bank Drama' by Daniel Lang. The film follows Lars Nystrom, (Ethan Hawke) who dons a disguise to raid a central Stockholm bank. He then takes hostages in order to spring his pal Gunnar (Mark Strong) from prison. One of the hostages includes Bianca (Noomi Rapace), a wife and mother of two. Negotiations with detectives hits a wall when (at the request of the Prime Minister) the police refuse to let Lars leave in a getaway car with the hostages. As hours turn into days, Lars alternates between threatening the hostages and making them feel comfortable and secure. The hostages develop an uneasy relationship with their captor, which is particularly complex for Bianca, who develops a strong bond with Lars as she witnesses his caring nature. This connection gave rise to the psychological phenomenon known as Stockholm Syndrome.
Plot Synopsis: The film is based on the inspirational true story of one mother's unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith's adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John's recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction.
Plot Synopsis: When Richard (Johnny Depp), a world weary college professor, is given a life-changing diagnosis he decides to throw all pretense and conventions to the wind and live his life as boldly and freely as possible. With a biting sense of humor, a reckless streak, and a touch of madness, he binges through every vice – drinking, smoking, sex, and hurling blunt insults at anyone who annoys him, giving him more pleasure than he's had in years.
Plot Synopsis: Ruth (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a woman with extraordinary abilities she can no longer control, is haunted by a mysterious past. Set in a broken and drought-ridden world, we meet Ruth on the run from an unknown group that has discovered her abilities. Ruth turns to the only place she feels she can hide: the childhood home she abandoned long ago. There, she reconnects with her estranged mother, Bo (Lorraine Toussaint), and daughter, Lila (Saniyya Sidney). As Bo attempts to help Ruth control her abilities, the three women start to become a family again. But when Ruth’s pursuers catch up to her, she is forced to face her demons and confront her past.
Plot Synopsis: Ollie (Tessa Thompson) is a reformed drug runner in an economically depressed small town in North Dakota, who was caught coming back from Canada with medicine for her terminally ill mother and has been toeing the line ever since. After her mother dies, Ollie's sister Deb (Lily James) shows up on her doorstep with a hungry child and an unplanned pregnancy. Ollie can only see one viable option: quickly raise money to pay back the bank and hold onto their mother's home, so Deb can raise her family safely away from her abusive ex. But to do that, she'll need to return to the dangerous way of life she thought she'd left behind.
Plot Synopsis: In a picturesque village in England, Joan Stanley (Judi Dench), lives in contented retirement. Then suddenly her tranquil existence is shattered as she's shockingly arrested by MI5. For Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in living history… Cambridge University in the 1930s, and the young Joan (Sophie Cookson), a demure physics student, falls intensely in love with a seductively attractive Russian saboteur, Leo. Through him, she begins to see that the world is on a knife-edge and perhaps must be saved from itself in the race to military supremacy. Post-war and now working at a top secret nuclear research facility, Joan is confronted with the impossible: Would you betray your country and your loved ones, if it meant saving them? What price would you pay for peace? Inspired by an extraordinary true story, Red Joan is the taut and emotional discovery of one woman's sacrifice in the face of incredible circumstances. A woman to whom we perhaps all owe our freedom.
Plot Synopsis: A young woman named Savannah Knoop (Kristen Stewart) spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law Laura Albert (Laura Dern).