FRAILTY
2001, Lionsgate, 100 min, USA/Germany, Dir: Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton makes an impressive feature directorial debut with this twist-laden horror film, in which he plays a father who surprises his two sons with a disturbing revelation: that God has tasked them with killing evil people. Matthew McConaughey is equally memorable as the man who shows up at FBI agent Powers Boothe’s door claiming that he can close the book on the “God's Hand” serial murders. “FRAILTY is an extraordinary work, concealing in its depths not only unexpected story turns but also implications, hidden at first, that make it even deeper and more sad.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.


KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
2016, Focus Features, 101 min, USA, Dir: Travis Knight

Laika animator Travis Knight’s feature directorial debut is this magic-filled, stop-motion adventure set in ancient Japan. Aided by his friends Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey), young Kubo (Art Parkinson) must reassemble the missing pieces of his samurai father’s armor to protect himself from his evil aunts and his grandfather, the Moon King (Ralph Fiennes). “A dark yet thrilling adventure quest that stands as the crowning achievement in Laika's already impressive oeuvre.” - Peter Debruge, Variety.


INTERSTELLAR
2014, Paramount, 169 min, USA, Dir: Christopher Nolan

In the not-too-distant future, life on Earth can no longer sustain itself. It’s up to pilot-turned farmer-turned-astronaut Matthew McConaughey (with an assist from scientist Anne Hathaway) to head into space to look for new worlds to inhabit. Combining family drama with eye-popping visuals and mind-expanding philosophical inquiry, Nolan’s sci-fi epic is one of the few films that not only invites but earns comparison with 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.


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