Country: Israel, USA
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director: Joseph Cedar
Norman Oppenheimer is the President of New York based Oppenheimer Strategies. His word-of-mouth business is consulting work largely in American-Israeli business and politics, that focus due to being Jewish. Most of that work is as a fixer: doing work that others don't want to do and with which they don't want to be officially associated. In reality, Norman is a shyster, and not a very good one at that. His office is comprised of his cell phone and whatever is stuffed in his satchel which is usually slung over his shoulder as he wanders the streets. What he promises is making connections, setting up a meeting between his guy and the other guy. Generally, "his guy" is non-existent, he dropping names of people he usually doesn't know to make connections. A usual tactic he uses is to say that his deceased wife was personally connected to so-and-so, such as being a babysitter, those stories always untrue. All he needs is for one of the people that he approaches to believe a story to build that network. Not so much a story, but an act of kindness with that ulterior motive does eventually pan out as the connection of which he could have only dreamed. He is able to build off that connection to become the toast of the town, a status upon which he tries to parlay into being an even bigger fish in the pond. But the greater his exposure, the greater the potential scrutiny about him as a person, which could bring his fragile network come crumbling down around him.
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Biography, Crime
Director: Joel Schumacher
Based on a true story, this is about the Irish journalist Veronica Guerin (Cate Blanchett), a reporter for The Sunday Independent, who exposed some of Dublin's most powerful crime barons and drug lords in 1996. But later that year she was gunned down by assasins hired by the same criminal drug lords she exposed.
Genre: Drama, Thriller, History
Director: Roger Donaldson
In October, 1962, U-2 surveillance photos reveal that the Soviet Union is in the process of placing nuclear weapons in Cuba. These weapons have the capability of wiping out most of the Eastern and Southern United States in minutes if they become operational. President John F. Kennedy and his advisors must come up with a plan of action against the Soviets. Kennedy is determined to show that he is strong enough to stand up to the threat, and the Pentagon advises U.S. military strikes against Cuba--which could lead the way to another U.S. invasion of the island. However, Kennedy is reluctant to follow through, because a U.S. invasion could cause the Soviets to retaliate in Europe. A nuclear showdown appears to be almost inevitable. Can it be prevented?
Country: Australia, France, Japan, USA, UK
Genre: Drama, Biography, Music
Director: Anton Corbijn
Ian Curtis is a quiet and rather sad lad who works for an employment agency and sings in a band called Warsaw. He meets a girl named Debbie whom he promptly marries and his band, of which the name in the meantime has been changed to Joy Division, gets more and more successful. Even though Debbie and he become parents, their relationship is going downhill rapidly and Ian starts an affair with Belgium Annik whom he met after one of the gigs and he's almost never at home. Ian also suffers from epilepsy and has no-good medication for it. He doesn't know how to handle the feelings he has for Debbie and Annik and the pressure the popularity of Joy Division and the energy performing costs him.
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego
The sequel to the 1991 hit, follows an investigator with the Chicago F.D., who has to track down an arms dealers who use deadly fires as a distraction.
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director: Breck Eisner
About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.
Director: Robert Scott Wildes
The movie is about a tech company, which is developing software capable of uploading a person's consciousness and memories to a virtual space.
Genre: Action, Comedy
Director: Fouad Mikati
A battle ensues among groups of government spy teams in an underground facility after their boss is assassinated.
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
An investigative reporter teams up with a police officer to solve the mystery of why a seemingly good man murdered her sister's family.
Country: USA, UK
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Director: Julie Taymor
The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.