Film Log - 2017

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1.
The Eyes of My Mother (2016)
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A young, lonely woman is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life. (76 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Pesce
“ 4/10 - Jan 06 - F ” - MarkShek
 
2.
Swiss Army Man (2016)
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A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home. (97 mins.)
“ 9/10 - Jan 08 - F ” - MarkShek
 
3.
Insidious (2010)
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A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ 7/10 - Jan 12 - F ” - MarkShek
 
4.
High-Rise (2015)
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Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control. (119 mins.)
Director: Ben Wheatley
“ 5/10 - Jan 18 - F ” - MarkShek
 
5.
The Conjuring (2013)
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Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. (112 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ 9/10 - Jan 19 - F ” - MarkShek
 
6.
Hell or High Water (2016)
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A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas. (102 mins.)
Director: David Mackenzie
“ 8/10 - Jan 21 - F ” - MarkShek
 
7.
The Martian (2015)
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An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. (144 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ 6/10 - Jan 24 - F ” - MarkShek
 
8.
St. Vincent (2014)
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A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door. (102 mins.)
Director: Theodore Melfi
“ 7/10 - Jan 28 - F ” - MarkShek
 
9.
Wayne's World 2 (1993)
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The inseparable duo try to organize a rock concert while Wayne must fend off a record producer who has an eye for his girlfriend. (95 mins.)
Director: Stephen Surjik
“ 8/10 - Feb 02 - R ” - MarkShek
 
10.
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
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A wealthy art gallery owner receives a draft of her ex-husband's new novel, and once she starts reading it she just cannot put it down. (116 mins.)
Director: Tom Ford
“ 8/10 - Feb 03 - F ” - MarkShek
 
11.
Split (2016)
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Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th. (117 mins.)
“ 7/10 - Feb 08 - F ” - MarkShek
 
12.
The Fear of 13 (2015 Documentary)
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A convicted murderer who has spent 23 years on Death Row tells his story. (96 mins.)
Director: David Sington
“ 8/10 - Feb 12 - F ” - MarkShek
 
13.
Goksung (2016)
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A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter. (156 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
“ 9/10 - Feb 15 - F ” - MarkShek
 
14.
I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
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In a small Midwestern town, a troubled teen with homicidal tendencies must hunt down and destroy a supernatural killer whilst keeping his own inner demons at bay. (104 mins.)
Director: Billy O'Brien
“ 5/10 - Feb 19 - F ” - MarkShek
 
15.
The Robbery (2017 Short Film)
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Crystal robs a liquor store-it goes pretty OK. (10 mins.)
Director: Jim Cummings
“ 8/10 - Mar 09 - F ” - MarkShek
 
16.
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. (2017)
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When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals. (93 mins.)
Director: Macon Blair
“ 7/10 - Mar 12 - F ” - MarkShek
 
17.
O.J.: Made in America (2016 Documentary)
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A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation. (467 mins.)
Director: Ezra Edelman
“ 10/10 - Apr 10 - F ” - MarkShek
 
18.
Le monde en face (2009 TV Series)
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“ 3/10 - Apr 11 - F ” - MarkShek
 
19.
At the End of the Cul-de-sac (2016 Short Film)
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A man's public meltdown reveals how a suburban community truly feels about "outsiders". (10 mins.)
Director: Paul Trillo
“ 2/10 - Apr 17 - F ” - MarkShek
 
20.
Rogue One (2016)
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The Rebel Alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow. (133 mins.)
Director: Gareth Edwards
“ 6/10 - May 04 - F ” - MarkShek
 
21.
Get Out (2017)
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It's time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare. (104 mins.)
Director: Jordan Peele
“ 8/10 - May 11 - F ” - MarkShek
 
22.
Gleason (2016 Documentary)
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After he is diagnosed with ALS, former professional football player Steve Gleason begins making a video diary for his unborn son, as he, his wife, and their friends and family work to raise money for ALS patients as his disease progresses. (110 mins.)
Director: J. Clay Tweel
“ 7/10 - May 14 - F ” - MarkShek
 
23.
T2 Trainspotting (2017)
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After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie. (117 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ 7/10 - May 20 - F ” - MarkShek
 
24.
Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017 Documentary)
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In this documentary, the murder of Deedee Blanchard by her daughter Gypsey Rose is explored, as well as the circumstances leading up to the event. (82 mins.)
Director: Erin Lee Carr
“ 8/10 - May 25 - F ” - MarkShek
 
25.
Moonlight (2016)
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A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. (111 mins.)
Director: Barry Jenkins
“ 6/10 - Jun 07 - F ” - MarkShek
 
26.
Life (2017)
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A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form, that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth. (104 mins.)
Director: Daniel Espinosa
“ 5/10 - Jun 11 - F ” - MarkShek
 
27.
The Belko Experiment (2016)
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In a twisted social experiment, eighty Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed. (89 mins.)
Director: Greg McLean
“ 4/10 - Jun 15 - F ” - MarkShek
 
28.
Better Call Saul (2015 TV Series)
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The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (46 mins.)
“ 9/10 - Jun 20 - F - Season 3 ” - MarkShek
 
29.
Curve (2016 Short Film)
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Clinging to a smooth, curved surface high above a sentient abyss, a girl tries to cover the few feet back to safety without losing purchase and falling to her death. (10 mins.)
Director: Tim Egan
“ 9/10 - Jun 21 - F ” - MarkShek
 
30.
Incendies (2010)
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Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes. (131 mins.)
“ 10/10 - Jun 26 - F ” - MarkShek
 
31.
Clue (1985)
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Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery. (94 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Lynn
“ 9/10 - Jun 30 - R ” - MarkShek
 
32.
Tales of the Grim Sleeper (2014 Documentary)
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Nick Broomfield digs into the case of the notorious serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, who terrorized South Central Los Angeles over a span of twenty-five years. (110 mins.)
Director: Nick Broomfield
“ 6/10 - Jul 04 - F ” - MarkShek
 
33.
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007 Documentary)
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Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan. (106 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
“ 8/10 - Jul 06 - F ” - MarkShek
 
34.
Command and Control (2016 Documentary)
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Documentary of 1980's near-launch of a nuclear missile from Arkansas, based on Eric Shlosser's award-winning book of the same name. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Kenner
“ 8/10 - Jul 10 - F ” - MarkShek
 
35.
Colossal (2016)
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Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City, and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon. (109 mins.)
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
“ 7/10 - Jul 10 - F ” - MarkShek
 
36.
The White Helmets (2016 Documentary)
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As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble. (41 mins.)
“ 8/10 - Jul 25 - F ” - MarkShek
 
37.
Friends from College (2017 TV Series)
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A group of friends from Harvard are facing down their forties. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another... (30 mins.)
“ 4/10 - Jul 26 - F - Season 1 ” - MarkShek
 
38.
The Thin Red Line (1998)
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Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. (170 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ 10/10 - Aug 6 - R ” - MarkShek
 
39.
Okja (2017)
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Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating animal named Okja. (120 mins.)
Director: Bong Joon Ho
“ 7/10 - Aug 6 - F ” - MarkShek
 
40.
Icarus (2017 Documentary)
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When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian... (121 mins.)
Director: Bryan Fogel
“ 9/10 - Aug 8 - F ” - MarkShek