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Philip Cowan's Picks

Philip Cowan's Picks
2021 | NR. 1hr 47min

Selections from the Executive Director of The Grand Cinema, Philip Cowan.

Entracte (Intermission) | France | 16 | Anthony Lemaitre | Yacine and his two friends want to see Fast & Furious 8 in their suburban multiplex, no matter what. Their problem: they can only afford the film-club screening. What should have been a simple trick for Yacine will turn into a surprising experience.

Rise Up | US, Brazil, Kenya | 8 | Bryan Buckley | Who is the definitive modern role model for mankind? Is it a politician? A writer? A scientist? Twelve remarkable children from around the world give their answers.

Girl With a Thermal Gun | China | 12 | Rongfei Guo | A Chinese delivery man fantasizes about a girl who measures his temperature in a supermarket during COVID-19.

Two Jacked | US | 10 | Jon Huertas | What happens when the world's worst carjacker (Kenny Stevenson) meets the world’s most understanding victim (Currie Graham)?

Snowy | US | 13 | Kaitlyn Schwalje, Alex Wolf Lewis | Snowy, a four-inch-long pet turtle, has lived an isolated life in the family basement. We ask, can Snowy be happy, and what would it take?

Like the Ones I Used to Know | Canada | 18 | Annie St-Pierre | December 24, 1983, 10:50 p.m.; Julie and her cousins ate too much sugar, Santa Claus is late and Denis, alone in his car, is anxious at the idea of setting foot in his ex-in-law’s house to pick up his children. Les grandes claques is an early coming-of-age coming-of-age that is as squeaky as it is poetic.

The Letter Room | US | 30 | Elvira Lind | When a kind-hearted prison officer (Oscar Isaac) is transferred to the letter room, he soon gets involved in an inmate's personal affairs...

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