Review: Riders of Justice

Written and directed by Anders Thomas Jensen, Markus goes home to his teenage daughter, Mathilde, when his wife dies in a tragic train accident. It seems like an accident until a mathematics geek, who was also a fellow passenger on the train, and his two colleagues show up. Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Andrea Heick Gadeberg, Lars Brygmann, Nicolas Bro, Gustav Lindh, Roland Møller and Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt.

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Review: Boarders

Directed by Sean Fee and Annika Ranin, following a group of British skateboarders on their journey towards Tokyo 2020, where skateboarding will make its debut as an Olympic sport, Boarders tells the story of skateboarding in the UK – from arriving in the early 70s all the way to its current-day popularity and rise to become an Olympic sport. Starring: Sam Beckett, Jordan Thackeray, Alex Hallford, Alex Decunha, Lucy Adams, Lee Blackwell, Iain Borden and Ryan Gray.

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Review: Scales

Written and directed by Shaha Ameen, the story of a strong-willed young girl, Hayat, whose poor fishing village is governed by a dark tradition: every family must give one daughter to the mermaid-like sea creatures who inhabit the waters, to ensure the village can continue their fishing expeditions. Starring: Basima Hajjar, Yagoub Alfarhan, Abdulaziz Shtian, Ibrahim Al-Hasawi, Rida Ismail and Ali Abdallah Al Kamzari.

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Review: Ribbon

Written and directed by Cade Thomas, naïve and trusting Maggie is down on her luck, staying with her big brother Michael, and learns of a Ribbon Dancing Competition at the local mall, a quick way to make some money and all she needs is a partner. Lucky for her, the homeless woman who lives in the mall parking lot is a professional dancer and is willing to help her out. Starring: Joseph Beard, Matthew Brown, Hannah Gray and Debbi Tucker.

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Review: Jumbo

Written and directed by Zoé Wittrock in her feature debut, Jeanne, a shy young woman, works in an amusement park. Fascinated with carousels, she still lives at home with her mother, that’s when Jeanne meets Jumbo, the park’s new flagship attraction. Starring: Noémie Merlant, Emmanuelle Bercot, Bastien Bouillon, Sam Louwyck and Tracy Dossou.

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Review: Wild East (Kur vedis cels)

Written and directed by Matīss Kaža, co-written by Ilze Akmentiņa, a runaway bride, a young peasant, mysterious illusionists and a manic investigator become entwined in a murderous affair at a Baltic German baron’s manor. Starring: Egons Dombrovskis, Agnese Cirule, Kaspars Znotins, Toms Velicko, Zanete Zvigule, Inese Kucinska-Lauksteine and Vilis Daudzins.

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Review: Bad Hair

Written and directed by Justin Simien, in 1989 an ambitious young woman gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career may come at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own. Starring: Elle Lorraine, James Van Der Beek, Lena Waithe, Yaani King Mondschein, Jay Pharoah, Ashley Blaine Featherson, Vanessa Williams, Usher and Kelly Rowland.

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Review: Blood Pageant

Directed by Harvey Lowry and written by Chris Gilmore and Anthony J. Sands, a million-dollar reality show competition between seven beautiful women turns into a battle for life itself when one contestant uses black magic to gain an edge over the competition. Starring: Juliana Destefano, JoAnna de Castro, Stephen Baldwin, David Chokachi, Ellia English, Snoop Dogg, Matthew Marsden and Danielle C. Ryan.

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Review: Werewolves Within

Directed by Josh Ruben and written by Mishna Wolff, a snowstorm traps town residents together inside the local inn, where newly arrived forest ranger Finn and postal worker Cecily must try to keep the peace and uncover the truth behind a mysterious creature that has begun terrorizing the community. Starring: Sam Richardson, Milana Vayntrub, Michael Chernus, Catherine Curtin, Harvey Guillén, Cheyenne Jackson, Michaela Watkins and Glenn Fleshler.

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