A recognition that historical politics can be just as bizarre and absurd as the modern flavor.

Part romantic-comedy and part coming-of-age story, this is an upbeat, uplifting, and teen-friendly crowd-pleaser.

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2018-03-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Cory Finley
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cooke, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks

This dark twist on the female coming-of-age story is worth seeing as much for its subdued thriller aspects as for its warped sense of humor.

A deliciously perverse, unflinchingly violent espionage thriller that breaks with the tradition of making the spy business the purview of suave characters.

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2018-03-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Julius Ramsay
Cast: Alex Essoe, Dylan McTee, Perla Haney-Jardine, Ward Horton

The movie works as a tightly-plotted excursion into the terror that evolves when circumstances prod normal people to commit ugly acts.

Canny enough to go full-throttle with the absurd and not bother trying to do much with its meager dramatic and/or sentimental elements.

Run Time: 1:11
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Sally Potter
Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy

With a svelte running time of about 70 minutes, "The Party" doesn’t overstay its welcome.

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Drama
Director: David Freyne
Cast: Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Ellen Page, Paula Malcolmson, Oscar Nolan

The allegorical central subject matter encompasses themes of guilt and cultural repression.

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Graphic Nudity, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Francois Ozon
Cast: Marine Vacth, Jérémie Rénier, Jacqueline Bisset

The movie touches on issues of duality and psychology but often uses shock tactics to shake things up.

Run Time: 1:25
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Romance/Comedy
Director: Jason James
Cast: Thomas Middleditch, Jess Weixler, Diana Bang, Johannah Newmarch

With doses of magic realism icing a cake assembled using layers of Jungian psychology and quantum mechanics, the movie goes in ambitious and unconventional directions.