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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long)

Ang Lee  |   Taiwan, Hong Kong, United States, China
Action, Historical, Romance

Set against 19th-century China’s breathtaking landscape, this action-packed, box office smash from acclaimed director Ang Lee features stunning martial arts choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (The Matrix).



J.D. Dillard  |   United States
Action, Drama, Historical

Devotion, an aerial war epic based on the bestselling book of the same name, tells the harrowing true story of Jesse Brown (Jonathan Majors) and Tom Hudner (Glen Powell), two elite U.S. Navy fighter pilots during the Korean War. Their heroic sacrifices would ultimately make them the Navy’s most celebrated wingmen.


Leonor Will Never Die (Ang Pagbabalik ng Kwago)

Martika Ramirez Escobar  |   Philippines
Action, Comedy, Film on Film

When an aging action screenwriter is knocked into a coma by a falling television, she becomes trapped in one of her unfinished scripts and must find a way to complete the story while still unconscious.


The One-Armed Executioner

Bobby A. Suarez  |   Philippines

Interpol agent Ramon Ortega becomes a ruthless killing machine driven by vengeance after he and his new bride are brutally attacked in their own home.


Shin Ultraman

Shinji Higuchi  |   Japan

Gleaming silver superhero Ultraman is called back into action to protect Japan from ever more monstrous otherworldly kaiju threats in this wildly entertaining reboot of the classic 1960s sci-fi franchise.



John Hyams  |   United States
Action, Horror, Thriller

In this homage to classic slasher films reimagined for the pandemic era, college friends Parker and Miri quarantine at a remote lake house, only to discover they are not entirely alone.