Washington Post Critic's Pick!
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Anna, Ole, Fred and Peter are four members of the Emergencies Team - or E-Team - the ground division of a respected, international human rights group. Arriving after allegations of human rights abuse surface, the E-Team uncovers crucial evidence to determine if further investigation is warranted and, if so, to document evidence and challenge the responsible decision makers.
Using a cinema verite approach, the camera follows the E-Team investigators in the field as they piece together abuses around the globe. The team smuggles across the border into Syria to conduct undercover investigations as the civil war rages. And amidst bullets and bombs. we watch as Fred and Peter work to halt human rights abuses in the aftermath of the Gaddafi regime.
90 min • NR • Dir. Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman, cinematography by James Foley
Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) and her adopted 12-year-old son, Oliver, move next door to war veteran Vincent (Bill Murray), but when Oliver gets locked out after school one day, Vincent allows him to stay at his house until his mom gets home. Because he has bills up to the ceiling and is desperate for cash, he tells Maggie he'll babysit Oliver every day after school. Vincent then introduces Oliver to his lifestyle, including gambling, drinking, and his relationship with a Russian prostitute (Naomi Watts).
103 min • PG-13 • Dir. Theodore Melfi
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Washington Post Critic's Pick!
Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) is one of world's top war photojournalists, capturing dangerous and chilling images in the most dire landscapes, all in an effort to shed light on the real cost of modern war. But she's also a wife and mother, leaving behind a husband and two young daughters every time she travels to a new combat zone.
After a near-death experience chronicling the ritual of a female suicide bomber, husband Marcus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) levels an ultimatum: give up the dangerous profession or lose the family she counts on being there when she returns from each assignment. Yet the conviction that her photos can make a difference keeps pulling at Rebecca's resolve, making it difficult for her to walk away entirely. With an offer to photograph a refugee camp in Kenya, a place allegedly so safe that daughter Steph (Lauryn Canny) is allowed to join her, Rebecca comes face to face with just how much she risks each time she steps back into the fray.
117 min • NR • Dir. Erik Poppe
THE BLUE ROOM
New York TImes Critic's Pick! Washington Post Critic's Pick!
Two adulterous lovers go from pillow talk to possible murder in this sexy, brain-teasing thriller. Mathieu Amalric (THE DIVING BELL & THE BUTTERFLY, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL) directs and stars as Julien, a middle-aged salesman embroiled in a steamy love affair with a married woman who, after a round of kinky sex, makes a startling suggestion.
Suddenly Julien is caught up in a police investigation-but just what exactly happened? Based on a novel by celebrated crime writer Georges Simenon, this beguiling cinematic puzzle unfolds in an elliptical style that keeps the audience guessing every step of the way.
76 min • R • Psychological Thriller • Dir. Mathieu Amalric • In French w/ English subtitles