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Boy Erased

After he's outed by a fellow college student, Jared (Hedges) is sent to gay conversion therapy by his pastor father (Crowe) and mother (Kidman). As he gets to know the other attendees, he discovers that they come from all walks of life but that the program's lead therapist (Edgerton) is determined to change their sexual orientations. As his time in the program stretches on, Jared's mother becomes increasingly uncomfortable with the methods being used. Despite her misgivings, his father remains convinced that it is the right course of action. This film is based on a true story.

Director: Joel Edgerton. Stars: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton, Troye Sivan, Victor McCay, Emily Hinkler. 2018. 115 min. Drama.


The Wife

Famous author Joe Castleman (Pryce) receives word that he's won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and while he and his wife, Joan (Close), are on a flight to Stockholm to accept it, they're approached by an infamous biographer (Slater), who begins asking probing questions about the author's career and relationship with his wife. Once they arrive in Sweden, Joan opens up to the biographer, revealing truths about Joe's infidelity and secrets that the two of them have long kept hidden from the outside world.

Director: Björn Runge. Stars: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons. 2017. 100 min. Drama.


Hunter Killer

After a U.S. submarine disappears while performing a mission in the Arctic, another sub under the command of Cmdr. Joe Glass (Butler) is sent to the area to investigate. Meanwhile, a Navy SEAL team performing a secretive observation mission on a Russian naval base witnesses a coup by the country's warlike defense minister, and the team's leader (Stephens) realizes that the man plans to trigger a war with the United States. With peace teetering on a knife's edge, both the SEALs and the submarine crew join forces to stage a daring plan to rescue Russia's deposed president.

Director: Donovan Marsh. Stars: Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Toby Stephens, Common, Michael Nyqvist, Linda Cardellini, Adam James. 2018. 122 min. Action.

Björn Runge