How far would you go to save a child? Or a planet? Or a dying industry? How far would you go to win a tennis match? Or a cycling race? Or the Olympics? How far would you go to honour a friend? Or win a war? Or take control of time itself?
This week’s movie trailers are all about extremes. From the natural disaster of Geostorm, to the battlefields of Dunkirk, to the Wimbledon courts of Borg vs McEnroe, this week we see what happens when humans are pushed to their limits and must navigate the slippery slope between triumph and tragedy.
After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything… and everyone along with it.
A typical afternoon in the park turns into a nightmare for single mom Karla Dyson (Halle Berry) when her son suddenly disappears. Without a cell phone and knowing she has no time to wait for police help, Karla jumps in her own car and sets off in pursuit of the kidnappers. A relentless, edge-of-your seat chase ensues, in which Karla must risk everything to not lose sight of her son. In this tense, action-fueled thriller, one mother’s heroic attempt to take back her son leads her to ask herself how far she will go to save her child.
Borg vs McEnroe
Borg vs McEnroe tells the complex tale of one of the world’s greatest tennis icons, Björn Borg, and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe. Their legendary duels culminated in the 1980 Wimbledon Men’s Singles final – a match some would consider the best in the game’s history. Borg and McEnroe changed the face of tennis, but there’s a price to pay for stardom.
War For The Planet Of The Apes
In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
A Family Man
Dane Jensen (Gerard Butler) is a hard-driven Chicago-based headhunter, working at a cut-throat job placement firm. When Dane’s boss (Willem Dafoe) announces his retirement, he pits Dane against Lynn Vogel (Alison Brie), Dane’s equally driven, but polar opposite rival at the firm, in a battle for control of the company. As Dane gears up for the professional battle of his life, he learns his 10-year-old son, Ryan, is diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly, Dane is pulled between achieving his professional dream and spending time with his wife (Gretchen Mol) and Ryan, who need him now more than ever.
24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters
Explore the birth, death, and recent resurrection of illustrated movie poster art in 24×36: A Movie About Movie Posters. Through interviews with key art personalities from the past four decades, director Kevin Burke’s film aims to answer the question: what happened to the illustrated movie poster, why did it disappear, and what’s brought it back? Available exclusively on Tribeca Shortlist on July 11.
Starring Rafe Spall (The Big Short, Life of Pi), Robert James-Collier (Downton Abbey, Spike Island), Arsher Ali (Line of Duty, Four Lions) and Sam Troughton (Robin Hood, Alien vs. Predator), The Ritual tells the story of four college buddies who embark on a hiking trip in honour of a deceased friend. Their journey through a remote Scandinavian forest quickly turns into a nightmare when they discover a menacing presence in the woods that’s stalking them.
Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, the troops are slowly and methodically evacuated using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that can be found. Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, and Harry Styles star in the Christopher Nolan-directed film.
New York air traffic controller Dylan Branson (Michiel Huisman) is the embodiment of a guy at the top of his game, until one day at 2:22pm, a blinding flash of light paralyzes him for a few crucial seconds as two passenger planes barely avoid a collision. Suspended from his job, Dylan begins to notice the increasingly ominous repetition of sounds and events in his life that happen at exactly the same time everyday. As underlying pattern builds, mysteriously drawing him into Grand Central Station every day at 2:22pm, Dylan must break the power of the past and take control of time itself.
In the truly audacious documentary Icarus, director Bryan Fogel’s bold gambit was this: to investigate doping in sports, Fogel (an amateur bike racer) would dope himself, observe the changes in his performance, and see if he could evade detection. In doing so, he was connected to a renegade Russian scientist, Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, a pillar of his country’s “anti-doping” program. Over dozens of Skype calls, urine samples, and badly administered hormone injections, Fogel and Rodchenkov grow closer despite shocking allegations that place Rodchenkov at the center of Russia’s state-sponsored Olympic doping program. When the truth is more complex than imagined, and accusations of illegalities run to Russia’s highest chains of command, the two realise they hold the power to reveal the biggest international sports scandal in living memory.