Dror Moreh’s Academy
Award-nominated feature documentary The Gatekeepers explores the
grey areas of national security, not from an American perspective, but
rather through the cold survivalist logic of the leaders of Shin Bet,
Israel’s secret security force, which operates as a separate (but not
exactly disconnected) arm of the Israeli government.
ropes that sensibility closer to the mainstream with Tina Fey as a
Princeton admissions officer eager to take over the program, but she
ends up supporting a risky underdog (Nat Wolff) from an alternative
school who might be the child she gave up for adoption when she was in
What happens when a sassy drag queen (Alan Cumming) and a buttoned up
lawyer (Garret Dillahunt) seek to gain custody of a young man (Isaac
Leyva) with Down syndrome who has been abandoned by his drug-addicted
The Call focuses
on Jordan Turner (Halle Berry), an experienced 911 operator who takes
over a call from a young woman (Abigail Breslin) caught in the clutches
of a serial kidnapper/murder from Turner’s past.
This dramatic look at the end of the Pacific efforts of World War II from director Peter Webber (Hannibal Rising)
focuses on General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox) as he’s charged with
deciding the fate of the Japanese emperor — whether or not he should be
executed as a war criminal — while attempting to find an exchange
student he met in the US.