Category 2019

Winterland

Filmmakers Todd Jones, Steve Jones and Jon Klaczkiewicz celebrate the ski and snowboard culture in their documentary. Over the centuries, the technology and style of the sport have changed, but that does not detract from the onslaught, the thrill and the fun...

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Hustlers

Strippers Destiny (Constance Wu), Ramona Vega (Jennifer Lopez), Diamond (Cardi B) and her colleagues work hard every night to keep their greasy yet well-to-do clientele happy. But though the vast majority are wealthy Wall Street speculators, the women take home only a starvation wage every evening, and they can barely pay the rent. But that should now be an end for all time...

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Human Lost

In Tokyo in the year 2036, it lives supposedly unconcerned, because the people have finally achieved what they have always striven for: they have found a means to jump from death’s death. State-of-the-art nanotechnology guarantees a 120-year life without any illness. While this technological achievement can change people’s lives forever, where there is light is shadow. The social system is thus quite wavering. After all, not everyone can afford the expensive treatment...

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Marriage Story

Director Charlie (Adam Driver) and actress Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) have been the dream couple of the New York theater scene for ten years, but by now they have little left to say – it’s time to break up. Nicole wants to move back to her family in Los Angeles and has already taken on a role in a TV pilot episode. Especially for their little son Henry (Azhy Robertson) sake, the two want to peacefully bring the separation across the stage...

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Official Secrets

Shortly before the start of the 2003 Iraq war, Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a translator for British intelligence, receives a shocking NSA memo claiming that members of the United Nations Security Council should be blackmailed to invade Iraq to vote. Since Gun does not want to participate in a war instigated under false pretenses, she passes on the information to the press. She is finally arrested by her government as a traitor. As the newspaper reporter Martin Bright (Matt Smith) takes on the story, suddenly he is in mortal danger. The pressure is constantly growing, so Guns Kurdish man Yasar (Adam Bakri) threatens the deportation...

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Frozen II

After Queen Elsa (in the original spoken by Idina Menzel) not only her fears, but also presented to the public, finally settled in Arendelle peace. But that does not last long. One day, when Elsa seems to be calling a mysterious voice out of the forest, she feels an overwhelming urge to pursue it, hoping to find answers to questions that still leave her puzzled...

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Black And Blue

Young Alicia West (Naomie Harris) does not easily find herself the new female officer in New Orleans because of her gender and black skin. Everywhere she has to get respect. But her situation is all the harder when she accidentally with her body camera, the murder of some corrupt police colleagues and their own partner at a drug dealer. West is now in a very difficult situation and faced with a double threat: firstly, she must fear the well-known brutal revenge of the drug cartels, who have put a bounty on them, on the other hand, their convicted colleagues will do everything, to turn off the “rookie” in the team and get to the incriminating material. Since she can not expect help from either her superiors or from her black community, stranger Milo “Mouse” Jackson (Tyrese Gibson) is her only chance...

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Booksmart

Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein) are pretty nerds and real academic superstars. Molly is a vintage speaker and has a place in Yale almost certainly to study law there. Before Amy goes to an elite university, she plans to spend more time on development aid in Botswana. But the best friends have to realize on the eve of their high school graduation that they have learned too much and experienced too little. In short, while the two girlfriends bury their noses all over school in deep books and never party, they realize shortly before graduation, that they also make their Dauerfeiernden classmate to college. To top it off, these are not mediocre colleges, but Harvard! In a single night, they want to catch up on everything they missed and let it go...

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The Irishman

Frank Sheeran (Robert DeNiro) works for many years as a debt collector and problem solver for the mafia boss Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci). Before his time as a gangster Frank drove the car of a butcher’s shop and fought before that in the Second World War, among other things in Sicily against the Axis powers, where he also learned the Italian language, not knowing that this should be his ticket to the world of organized crime. At the recommendation of Russell, Cosa Nostra’s union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) hires him as his bodyguard. Respect develops between the two men, then a close friendship. As more years go by, the higher Frank rises in the ranks of the mafia, and the more cruel the crimes he commits...

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Human Nature

One of the greatest technical revolutions of the 21st century is not digital but biological. A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the fundamental building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, transforming the biosphere and shaping our own children. But, of course, the use of the “common gap” also raises many questions, not least of ethical nature. Where are the limits? And where do we set limits, when there are almost none? The documentary “Human Nature” teaches the basics of genome research and then looks at the possible consequences of using CRISPR – both positive and negative...

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