The Last THE LAST (2019) Starring Rebecca Schull, Jill Durso, AJ Cedeno, Reed Birney, Julie Fain Lawrence, Sami Bray, Jagger Nelson, Russell Koplin, Ariel Eliaz, Cara Yeates, David E. Gottfried, Madelyn Barkocy, Amir Royale, Brandon Damiano, Jacob Goodhart, Josh Lerner, Adam Naimoli, Shannon Tyo, Haskiri Velazquez, Grace Woosley, Carolyn Baeumler, Jerry Matz, Elaine Bromka and Nimo Gandhi. Screenplay by Jeff Lipsky. Directed by Jeff Lipsky. Distributed by Plainview Pictures.
Rebecca Schull in “The Last.” Rebecca Schull and Jeff Lipsky Saving the Best for The Last by Jay S. Jacobs What would you do? That is the main question in the new independent film The Last, a movie that has a shocking and inflammatory subject matter but looks at it from a smart and philosophical viewpoint. What would you do if you have grown up in a loving and diverse Jewish family if your beloved grandmother confesses when she learns that she is dying that she is not a Jewis
Never Look Away NEVER LOOK AWAY (2018) Starring Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl, Oliver Masucci, Cai Cohrs, Ina Weisse, Evgeny Sidikhin, Mark Zak, Ulrike C. Tscharre Bastian Trost, Hans-Uwe Bauer, Hanno Koffler, David Schütter, Franz Pätzold, Hinnerk Schönemann, Jeanette Hain, Jörg Schüttauf, Johanna Gastdorf, Florian BartholomäI and Jonas Dassler. Screenplay by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. D
Operation Finale OPERATION FINALE (2018) Starring Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, Lior Raz, Nick Kroll, Michael Aronov, Ohad Knoller, Greg Hill, Torben Liebrecht, Michael Benjamin Hernandez, Joe Alwyn, Greta Scacchi, Peter Strauss, Haley Lu Richardson, Pepe Rapazote, Rainer Reiners, Simon Russell Beale, Rocio Muñoz, Rita Pauls, Ania Luzarth, Tatiana Rodriguez and Ezequiel Campa. Screenplay by Matthew Orton. Directed by Chris Weitz. Distributed by Metro Goldwyn May
Memoir of War (La Douleur) MEMOIR OF WAR (LA DOULEUR) (2017) Starring Mélanie Thierry, Benoit Magimel, Benjamin Biolay, Shulamit Adar, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Emmanuel Bourdieu, Anne-Lise Heimburger, Patrick Lizana, Joanna Grudzinska, Caroline Ducey, Salomé Richard, Olivier Veillon, Bertrand Schefer, Mathias Labelle, Nathan Gabily and François Prodromidès. Screenplay by Emmanuel Finkiel. Directed by Emmanuel Finkiel. Distributed by Music Box Films. 126 minutes. Not Rated.
Red Trees RED TREES (2017) Featuring Alfie Watson, Alfred Willer, Clara Willer, Daniel Willer, Dylan Watson, Flora Fanelli, Marina Willer, Marcello Willer and Stuart Watson. Narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith and Marina Willer. Script by Marina Willer, Brian Eley and Leena Telèn. Directed by Marina Willer. Distributed by Cohen Media Group. 80 minutes. Not Rated. It is not easy to find new ways to look at a subject as widely explored as the Holocaust. Marina Willer’s Red Trees mixes
Rebel in the Rye REBEL IN THE RYE (2017) Starring Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, Sarah Paulson, Hope Davis, Victor Garber, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Brian d’Arcy James, Adam Busch, James Urbaniak, Eric Bogosian, Anna Bullard and Amy Rutberg. Screenplay by Danny Strong. Directed by Danny Strong. Distributed by IFC Pictures. 106 minutes. Rated PG-13. This may sound a bit contradictory, but even though JD Salinger had a truly fascinating life, he was not a particularly interesti