The Age of Adaline:
After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades following mysterious car crash, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively of The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants and Gossip Girl) has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. Even her own daughter grows old and becomes a grandmother before her mother! But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman; Game of Thrones, Wild) reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.
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The Salt of the Earth:
Focusing on Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, this documentary follows the man who quickly became one of the biggest names working in the realm of social documentary photojournalism. The harrowing things he witnessed, however, began to take their toll, and he retreated both into wildlife photography and the Brazilian rainforest, where along with his wife Leila he has become involved in environmental activism. Wim Wenders and Salgado’s son Juliano Ribeiro Salgado direct this powerful monument to the photographer’s life, charting his youth in Brazil, his famous photo series of the Serra Pelada gold mine, chilling experiences of the Rwandan genocide, and his love for the environment. With incredible archival footage luminously realised on the big screen, The Salt of the Earth is a vital exploration of an artist coming to the end of an incredible.
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While We’re Young:
Noah Boaumbach’s comedy While We’re Young stars Ben Stiller (Zoolander) and Naomi Watts (Birdman) as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York married couple in their mid-forties. As their other friends all start having children, the couple gravitates toward a young hipster couple named Jamie (Adam Driver from Girls) and Darby (Disney princess look-alike Amanda Seyfried). He’s an aspiring documentary filmmaker, a vocation Josh already has. Soon the older couple begins enjoying the energy they feel hanging out with the younger generation, but eventually Josh begins to suspect his new best friend might not be as straightforward and trustworthy as he thought.
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Robert David Mitchell’s critically acclaimed supernatural chiller It Follows has been declared the scariest horror in a generation by critics and moviegoers alike. Stylish, creepy and dizzyingly intense, Mitchell’s retro approach recalls the genre’s most revered tales with the story of Jay (Maika Monroe), an everyday teen with a close group of friends. Following a date that goes all the way, Jay discovers that she is now the victim of a curse: she will be pursued by a deadly entity only she can see that can take the appearance of any person. Ratcheting up the tension without a need for gore or cheap scares, It Follows signals the arrival of a brilliant new filmmaker – this being only his second feature! The city of Detroit is veiled in a David Lynch-like haze and it’s a premise that will linger long after the movie is over…
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