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This Month In Film: May 2018

Thursday 03rd, May 2018 / 11:25
by Brendan Lee

The Day After – May 11, 2018

After rebuilding his marriage from the ground up, book-publisher Bongwan slips, stumbles, and repeats past mistakes in a cycle all too familiar. From critically acclaimed South Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo comes a sad yet comic look at what it’s like to struggle through an exceptionally average existence.

The Seagull – May 11, 2018

Based off the late, great Anton Chekov’s stage play of the same name, Michael Mayer reimagines the classic tale now over a century old. As invigorated with life as it ever was, Annette Benning and Saoirse Ronan star in this timeless story of love, life, and how the things that bring us together differ little from those that pull us apart.

Mountain – May 11, 2018

A cinematic homage to the towers of rock and ice that ridge our land, and the ones foolish enough to try and climb them. Accompanied by a sweeping score from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and voiced by Willem Dafoe, Mountain documents the lives of various mountaineers, their expeditions, and the beauty they find on the precipice.

First Reformed – May 18, 2018

Ethan Hawke commands the lead in Paul Schrader’s most recent revelation. Dragged to his wit’s end, a pastor in upstate New York is forced to counsel a married man turned extremist and his pregnant wife, all the while balancing faith and forgiveness in this catapulting, spiritual thriller.

Future World – May 25, 2018

Set amidst a twisted, Mad Max-esque wasteland, Future World tells the story of a young boy’s pursuit to find a cure for his dying mother. Starring and directed by a yellow-toothed James Franco, the sheer existence of a film so seemingly outrageous should be enough to draw a crowd.

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