Singer Teyana Taylor gives an honest and heartfelt lead performance in A Thousand and One from Focus Features. The writer & director of the film, A.V. Rockwell, makes her debut with the film that follows unapologetic and free-spirited Inez (Teyana Taylor), who kidnaps six-year-old Terry (Aaron Kingsley Adetola) from the foster care system.
Academy Award nominee Anna Kendrick delivers another strong performance in Alice, Darling from Lionsgate. Kendrick portrays the titular character; a woman pushed to the breaking point by her psychologically abusive boyfriend, Simon (Charlie Carrick).
Sarah Polley continues to make a name for herself as a director with her latest film, Women Talking. The film adapts Miriam Toews’s 2018 novel of the same name, which tells the true story of an insular, ultraconservative Mennonite community in Bolivia.
Cornelio Sunny dabbles in J-horror for his directorial debut in Death Knot from Well Go USA Entertainment. After the sudden suicide of their estranged mother, Hari (Cornelio Sunny), and his sister Eka (Widika Sidmore), return to their hometown to put their matriarch’s affairs in order.
Danielle C. Ryan is back in action with Night Train from Saban Films. Shane Stanley directs the film, while his frequent collaborator CJ Walley pens the script. La La Land teamster and single mother Holly McCord (Danielle C. Ryan) is driven to extreme measures to save her son’s life.
Oscar-winning actress Olivia Coleman teams with Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes for his latest awards bait performance in Searchlight Pictures Empire of Light from Searchlight Pictures. As with his last film, the phenomenal 1917, Mendes also pens the script for Empire of Light.
For his third film as director, J.D. Dillard adapts the 2017 biography Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice by author Adam Makos. The film shortens the title to Devotion and introduces audiences to the comradeship between naval officers Jesse Brown (Jonathan Majors) and Tom Hudner (Glen Powell) during the Korean War.
Director Michael Maler follows up last year’s inspirational sports drama Heart of Champions with the mystery The Minute You Wake Up Dead from Lionsgate. Russ Porter (Cole Hauser) is a shady small-town stockbroker who just lost some of the townies a considerable amount of money. He begins dating a shy waitress named Delane (Jamie Alexander) to take away some of the stress in his life.
French director Romuald Boulanger collaborates with Mel Gibson for his second feature Saban Films’ thriller On The Line. Elvis Cooney (Mel Gibson) is a Los Angeles-based, provocative, and edgy overnight radio host who must play a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a mysterious caller while live on the air. Initially, Elvis thinks the whole thing is a joke until the caller, who calls himself Gary, kidnaps his family and threatens to kill them.