EL ANGEL
2018, 118 min, Argentina/Spain, Dir: Luis Ortega

Dubbed “the Angel of Death” by the Argentine press, Carlos Robeldo Puch has spent the last 46 years in prison; this sexually charged true-crime story stars Lorenzo Ferro as the baby-faced killer. Though from a comfortable family, Carlos thinks of himself as a born thief and is soon drawn to high school classmate Ramón (Chino Darin), whose father is an ex-con. The two young men quickly graduate from theft to murder. “A stylish period piece boasting solid performances, colorful visuals and a terrific vintage soundtrack.” - Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter.


BEAUTIFUL BOY
2018, Amazon Studios, 120 min, USA, Dir: Felix Van Groeningen

Belgian director Felix Van Groeningen’s (THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN) moving drama is based on the memoirs Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and Tweak by his son, Nic Sheff, offering two points of view on the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. As father and son, Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet lead an outstanding cast that includes Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan. “Scrupulous and tenderly wounding - a drama that seizes and holds you. It’s a compelling movie whether or not it happens to speak to you personally, yet you can bet that a lot of people who have stood by and watched members of their families succumb to drug addiction are going to want to see it.” - Owen Gleiberman, Variety.


FROST/NIXON
2008, Universal, 122 min, USA/UK/France, Dir: Ron Howard

Based on actual interviews conducted three years after the Watergate scandal, FROST/NIXON sets up an intense battle of the minds between the former U.S. president (Frank Langella) and British journalist David Frost (Michael Sheen). Costarring Sam Rockwell, Kevin Bacon and Rebecca Hall and garnering five Oscar nominations (including Best Picture and Best Director), the film is one of Howard’s most profound dramatic achievements. “The result is involving, engrossing cinema … filmmaking of a type rarely seen anymore and sorely missed.” Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times.


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