The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre
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A modern classic in which John le Carré expertly creates a total vision of a secret world, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy begins George Smiley's chess match of wills and wits with Karla, his Soviet counterpart.
It is now beyond a doubt that a mole, implanted decades ago by Moscow Centre, has burrowed his way into the highest echelons of British Intelligence. His treachery has already blown some of its most vital operations and its best networks. It is clear that the double agent is one of its own kind. But which one? George Smiley is assigned to identify him. And once identified, the traitor must be destroyed.
Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself.
Set in 19th century rural England, young bride who has been sold into marriage to a middle-aged man discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate.
THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.
Then Emily is beset with a mystery illness forcing Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.
Adrift in New York City, a recent college graduate seeks the guidance of an eccentric neighbor as his life is upended by his father’s mistress in the sharp and witty coming-of-age story The Only Living Boy in New York.
Thomas Webb (Callum Turner), the son of a publisher and his artistic wife, has just graduated from college and is trying to find his place in the world. Moving from his parents’ Upper West Side apartment to the Lower East Side, he befriends his neighbor W.F. (Jeff Bridges), a shambling alcoholic writer who dispenses worldly wisdom alongside healthy shots of whiskey. Thomas’ world begins to shift when he discovers that his long-married father (Pierce Brosnan) is having an affair with a seductive younger woman (Kate Beckinsale). Determined to break up the relationship, Thomas ends up sleeping with his father’s mistress, launching a chain of events that will change everything he thinks he knows about himself and his family.
The Only Living Boy in New York stars Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water, Crazy Heart), Kate Beckinsale (Love & Friendship, Underworld), Pierce Brosnan (GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies), Cynthia Nixon (“Sex and the City,” A Quiet Passion), Callum Turner (Assassin’s Creed, Tramps) and Kiersey Clemons (Justice League, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising).
The film is directed by Marc Webb ( Days of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man) from a screenplay by Allan Loeb (Things We Lost in the Fire, 21). Producers are Albert Berger (Little Miss Sunshine, Nebraska) and Ron Yerxa (Little Miss Sunshine, Cold Mountain). Director of photography is Stuart Dryburgh (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty). Production designer is David Gropman (Life of Pi, The Cider House Rules). Costume designer is Ann Roth (The English Patient, The Reader). Editor is Tim Streeto (The Squid and the Whale, Greenberg). Original music is by Rob Simonsen (Foxcatcher, Gifted).