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This week for our Indie Fresh List, we have a gripping crime thriller and a couple of sequels; the first is a semi-autobiographical account by writer-director Johanna Hogg, and the second is a sequel to Zach Snyder’s prequel Army of the dead. In our Spotlight section, we have a drama examining the human cost and aftermath of a school shooting, which we discussed with one of the stars, Emmy Award-winning actress Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale).
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, the story of a gifted snow climber and his adventures to reach the highest peaks.
, Leos Carax’s offbeat musical about a shock comic book and an opera singer who fall in love to father a very strange offspring.
, about an immigrant threatened with deportation who tries to keep his family together.
The card counter
, Paul Schrader’s dramatic thriller about a high-stakes poker player who befriends the son of a man from his past and tries to give him a future.
The French dispatch
, a series of vignettes by writer-director Wes Anderson recounting the latest issue of a Kansas City newspaper from the French bureau.
, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a 911 operator frantically trying to save a woman who has been kidnapped.
, Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or thriller about a go-go dancer with sinister tastes who masquerades as a missing boy on the run.
, about a childless couple who adopt a strange newborn baby they found in their fold.
The night house
, a psychological horror film about a widow haunted by her late husband in their dream lake house.
, a drama about a friendship that flourishes between a Spanish teacher and her student during COVID-19 quarantine.
My name is Pauli Murray
, a biographical documentary on famous civil rights activist Pauli Murray
, a western about a farmer with a dark story who meets a runaway thief.
, a captivating documentary about the rescue of 12 members of a Thai youth football team and their coach.
The velvet metro
, a documentary about the 1960s counterculture group The Velvet Undergrond.
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