By Al B.
YOUR LUCKY DAY
Well Go USA
Available on Blu-ray & DVD now
After a dispute over a winning lottery ticket turns into a deadly hostage situation, the witnesses must decide exactly how far they’ll go—and how much blood they’re willing to spill—for a cut of the $156 million.
LIE WITH ME
Available on DVD/VOD February 15
Celebrated novelist Stéphane Belcourt (Guillaume de Tonquédec) travels to his hometown after over 30 years. There, he meets Lucas (Victor Belmondo, grandson of Jean-Paul Belmondo), the son of Thomas, his secret teenage love. Lucas, inquisitive for information on his now deceased father, sets off turbulent emotions in the writer as his mind is flooded with memories of Thomas and their summer of love.
MILLIE LIES LOW
Available on DVD/Digital now
Millie (Ana Scotney), an architecture student from New Zealand, lands a competitive internship with a prestigious firm in New York. But after telling everyone she knows about the opportunity, she suddenly suffers a panic attack as her plane is about to take off, and misses her flight. In a desperate pivot, Millie decides to save face by hiding in plain sight around Wellington, suitcase in tow, using Instagram and the power of denial to depict a trip to New York City that never happened. Trapped in a spiral of hilariously uncomfortable self-inflicted scenarios, Millie will have to dig deep to restore her mental health and her dignity.
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After a South Korean diplomat to the middle east suddenly receives a coded message from an abducted colleague who has long been presumed dead, he volunteers to lead the dangeours rescue mission. But when the plan goes awry, he is forced to team up with a local taxy driver – the only Korean expat he can find – and go deep into the heart of Lebanon in a final desperate attempt to bring their countryman home.
Available on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital February 13
After violating the strict moral standards of The Foundation, the puritanical institution for young women in which she was raised, Anna Pohl is sent to care for one of its founding members. An Apartheid-era theologian living out his days in paranoia on his isolated farm, Sarel Cilliers suffers from frightening visions and demonic hallucinations. Haunted by her own feelings of guilt, Anna slowly gets pulled into Sarel’s terrifying world as she tries to unravel the mysteries behind this sinister place and its connection to the devastating secrets being hidden by The Foundation. An evocative and erotic South African gothic horror, PEACOCK explores the dark recesses of the Afrikaner psyche and its compromised past.
THERE IS A MONSTER
Available on Digital Platforms now
A photographer (Jack) keeps seeing a thing he calls a monster. He tells people it’s real, that it’s attacking him. His wife Carol and best friend David wonder if maybe he’s losing his mind, because no one else can see it. But the damage being done to his body is very real and he has no way to make it stop.
Dark Sky Films
Available in select theaters and on VOD/Digital February 2nd
Mexican-American and queer, high school student Javier doesn’t exactly fit in with the popular kids. But he might be the only one who can save them. After an act of bullying sends Javier to the hospital, he begins experiencing visions that foresee glimpses of shocking murders at his school right before they happen. Now, in between navigating the social hierarchies and prejudices of clique culture, Javier and his best friend Bianca must try to unmask a serial killer before he strikes again.
Available on DVD/Digital now
Rebellious 13-year-old Anastasija (Emma Skirmante) and her younger sister Diana (Gerda Aljena) live together in an overcrowded Latvian orphanage. While Diana is excited by the news of their pending adoption by a wealthy American couple, Anastasija acts out in defiance, clinging to the hope that they can be reunited with their biological mother who has recently been released from prison.
THE RAID REDEMPTION
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Available as a limited Edition Steelbook now
Deep in the hear of Jafarta’s slums lies and impenetrable same house for the world’s most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the rundown apartment block has been considers untouchable. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite SWAT team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take own the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, they find themselves stranded on the 6thh floor with no way out. The unit must fight their way through the city’s worst to survive their mission.
THE SEA SHALL NOT HAVE THEM
Cohen Film Collection
Available on Blu-ray now
In WWII, four allied men struggle to survive in a lifeboat on the North Sea after their place is shot down. One of the men carries secret documents that can save London From Nazi destruction. In a daring race against time, will their rescuers save them before Nazi U-boats, stormy seas, exposure and enemy-mined waters kill them?