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#325 April 3, 2018

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    By Entertainer

    Matt writes: The 2018 installment of our Women Writers Week at just came to a close and featured extraordinary writing from such vital scribes as Arielle Bernstein, Tomris Laffly, Christy Lemire, Kristen Lopez, Nell Minow, Jana Monji, Sheila O'Malley, Allison Shoemaker, Susan Wloszczyna and many others. Click here for our full table contents, and also make sure to check out Emma Piper-Burket's wonderful video essay, "The Life of a Woman, Directed by Women," posted below.

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    First Reformed (2018). Written and directed by Paul Schrader. Starring Amanda SeyfriedEthan HawkeCedric the Entertainer. Synopsis: A former military chaplain is wracked by grief over the death of his son. Mary is a member of his church whose husband, a radical environmentalist, commits suicide, setting the plot in motion. Opens in US theaters on May 18th, 2018.

    Terminal (2018). Written and directed by Vaughn Stein. Starring Margot RobbieSimon PeggMike Myers. Synopsis: The twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life. Opens in US theaters on May 11th, 2018.

    The Darkest Minds (2018). Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson. Written by Chad Hodge (based on the book by Alexandra Bracken). Starring Mandy MooreGwendoline ChristieAmandla Stenberg. Synopsis: Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future. Opens in US theaters on August 3rd, 2018.

    Kodachrome (2018). Directed by Mark Raso. Written by Jonathan Tropper (based on an article by A.G. Sulzberger). Starring Elizabeth OlsenEd HarrisBruce Greenwood. Synopsis: Set during the final days of the admired photo development system known as Kodachrome, a father and son hit the road in order to reach the Kansas photo lab before it closes its doors for good. Debuts on Netflix on April 20th, 2018.

    Measure of a Man (2018). Directed by Jim Loach. Written by David Scearce (based on the novel by Robert Lipsyte). Starring Judy GreerDonald SutherlandBeau Knapp. Synopsis: A bullied teen experiences a turning point summer in which he learns to stand up for himself. Opens in US theaters on May 11th, 2018.

    Racer and the Jailbird (2018). Directed by Michaël R. Roskam. Written by Thomas BidegainNoé Debré and Michaël R. Roskam. Starring Matthias SchoenaertsAdèle ExarchopoulosEric De Staercke. Synopsis: Set against the background of a brutal crime gang in Brussels, a tragic love story between Gigi, a high-flying gangster, and Bibi, a young racing driver with very upper-class roots. Opens in US theaters on May 4th, 2018.

    The House With a Clock in its Walls (2018). Directed by Eli Roth. Written by Eric Kripke (based on the novel by John Bellairs). Starring Cate BlanchettJack BlackRenée Elise Goldsberry. Synopsis: A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world. Opens in US theaters on September 21st, 2018.

    SuperFly (2018). Directed by Director X.. Written by Alex Tse (based on the screenplay by Phillip Fenty). Starring Trevor JacksonJason MitchellLex Scott Davis. Synopsis: A remake of the 1972 blaxploitation classic. Now available on Netflix.

    Fahrenheit 451 (2018). Directed by Ramin Bahrani. Written by Ramin Bahrani and Amir Naderi (based on the novel by Ray Bradbury). Starring Michael B. JordanSofia BoutellaMichael Shannon. Synopsis: In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young girl...and begins to rebel against society. US release date is TBA.

    Duck Butter (2018). Directed by Miguel Arteta. Written by Miguel Arteta and Alia Shawkat. Starring Alia ShawkatLaia CostaMae Whitman. Synopsis: Two women, who are dissatisfied with the dishonesty they see in dating and relationships, decide to make a pact to spend 24 hours together hoping to find a new way to create intimacy. Opens in US theaters on April 27th, 2018.

    Come Sunday (2018). Directed by Joshua Marston. Written by Marcus Hinchey. Starring Lakeith StanfieldJason SegelChiwetel Ejiofor. Synopsis: Evangelist Carlton Pearson is ostracized by his church for preaching that there is no Hell. Debuts on Netflix on April 13th, 2018.

    The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018). Directed by Susanna Fogel. Written by Susanna Fogel and David Iserson. Starring Mila KunisKate McKinnonSam Heughan. Synopsis: Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy. Opens in US theaters on August 3rd, 2018.

    Paterno (2018). Directed by Barry Levinson. Written by Debora Cahn and John C. Richards. Starring Riley KeoughAl PacinoAnnie Parisse. Synopsis: Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the victims. Debuts on HBO on April 7th, 2018.

    Under the Silver Lake (2018). Written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. Starring Riley KeoughSydney SweeneyJimmi Simpson. Synopsis: Sam becomes obsessed with the strange circumstances of a billionaire mogul's murder and the kidnapping of a girl. Opens in US theaters on June 22nd, 2018.

    The Devil and Father Amorth (2018). Directed by William Friedkin. Synopsis: Father Gabriele Amortha performs his ninth exorcism on an Italian woman. Opens in US theaters on April 20th, 2018.

    Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018). Directed by Stefano Sollima. Written by Taylor Sheridan. Starring Josh BrolinIsabela MonerCatherine Keener. Synopsis: The drug war on the US-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro. Opens in US theaters on June 29th, 2018.

    Tag (2018). Directed by Jeff Tomsic. Written by Rob McKittrick and Mark Steilen (based on the article by Russell Adams). Starring Annabelle WallisJeremy RennerIsla Fisher. Synopsis: A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country. Opens in US theaters on June 15th, 2018.

    Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018). Directed by Morgan Neville. Synopsis: An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers. Opens in US theaters on June 8th, 2018.

    Isabelle Huppert on "Claire's Camera"

    Matt writes: Oscar-nominated icon and past Ebertfest guest Isabelle Huppert chats with Tomris Laffly about her latest essential performance in Hong Sang-soo's "Claire's Camera."


    Harriet Andersson Appreciation

    Matt writes: Q.V. Hough pens an appreciation of Harriet Andersson, a marvelous actress discovered by Ingmar Bergman who went on to star in such films as "Cries & Whispers" and "Through a Glass Darkly."


    Free Movies

    Pot o' Gold (1941). Directed by George Marshall. Written by Walter DeLeon. Starring James StewartPaulette GoddardHorace Heidt. Synopsis: Jimmy, the owner of a failed music shop, goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory. Before he gets there, he befriends an Irish family who happens to be his uncle's worst enemy because of their love for music and in-house band who constantly practices.

    Watch "Pot o' Gold"

    Magic Town (1947). Directed by William A. Wellman. Written by Robert Riskin. Starring James StewartJane WymanKent Smith. Synopsis: An opinion pollster finds a town which is a perfect mirror of U.S. opinions.

    Watch "Magic Town"

    No Highway in the Sky (1951). Directed by Henry Koster. Written by R.C. SherriffOscar Millard and Alec Coppel. Starring James StewartMarlene DietrichGlynis Johns. Synopsis: An aeronautical engineer predicts that a new model of plane will fail catastrophically and in a novel manner after a specific number flying hours.

    Watch "No Highway in the Sky"

    By: Matt Fagerholm
    Posted: April 3, 2018, 5:01 am


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