Jon Hamm portrays Jordan Sanders, a troubled police chief, in this dark comedy featuring Tina Fey as a meddling neighbor. They navigate a bizarre murder mystery involving two victims sharing a name in a quirky desert town. Their characters’ fates intertwine as they tackle the case and their personal demons.
In this horror-comedy, seven black friends, portrayed by a stellar ensemble including Grace Byers, Jermaine Fowler, Melvin Gregg, X Mayo, Dewayne Perkins, Antoinette Robertson, and Sinqua Walls, gather for a Juneteenth retreat in an isolated cabin. Their weekend takes a chilling turn as they’re ensnared by a sinister killer, who challenges them to decide “who is the Blackest” to survive. The film cleverly addresses and challenges the horror genre’s trope of black characters dying first.
Michael Cera stars as Eric in this poignant drama, who lengthens his trip home, reuniting with sisters Rachel (Hannah Gross) and Maggie (Sophia Lillis), dredging up past emotions as Maggie seeks to recapture their youth. Eric also rejoins his poker group, reclaiming his reputation as the town’s best player. Through theatrical performances and shared pasts, the characters gradually unveil their complex emotional landscapes, traumas, and relationships, adding depth to their reunions.
Directed by Michael Shannon, this film adapts Brett Neveu’s 2002 play, focusing on Janice, played by Judy Greer, a mother grappling with the aftermath of her 17-year-old son’s heinous act of shooting three classmates. Her husband, portrayed by Alexander Skarsgård, seeks solace in a new church. Janice, however, finds it immensely difficult to move past the tragedy, creating a moving narrative that delves into grief, family dynamics, and the search for healing.
First Time Female Director
Chelsea Peretti, known for Brooklyn Nine-Nine, makes her directorial debut and stars as Sam in this ensemble comedy set in Glendale’s local theater. Also serving as writer and producer, Peretti’s character, a playwright, is unexpectedly promoted to director after the theater’s director is fired for misconduct. As she ambitiously tries to realize her dream of staging a Southern drama, Sam grapples with a cascade of issues that jeopardize the production, showcasing the trials of leadership and creative pursuits.
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