The Wright Recommends

Although our doors are open, we understand that not all audiences are ready to venture indoors to watch a film. Luckily, being at home doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on the magic of the movies! So if you would rather be entertained from the safety of your home, or if you are simply looking to stay in tonight, our staff and Board of Directors have put together a list of recommendations for your enjoyment. We hope you like these films as much as we do!

Call Me By Your Name

Pick by Kate Jones, President

“Do you remember the first time you fell in love? Luca Guadagnino captures this feeling beautifully, in picturesque Northern Italy in the 1980s. We may not be able to physically travel during our current situation, but what a world to be transported into! Plus Timothée Chalamet? What more do you need?!”

It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who's working as an intern for Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. Directed by Luca Guadagnino.

RATED R | 2017

Capernaum

Pick by Eliza Wister, Board Member

Divine luck and the perseverance of the human spirit shines through in this foreign film by the Lebanese director, Nadine Labaki.”

After running away from his negligent parents, committing a violent crime and being sentenced to five years in jail, a hardened, streetwise 12-year-old Lebanese boy sues his parents in protest of the life they have given him. Directed by Nadine Labaki.

RATED R | 2018

The Accountant

Pick by Chuck Anderson, Treasurer

There are very few movies made about a CPA.................so this is an obvious pick!”

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a mathematics savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Using a small-town CPA office as a cover, he makes his living as a freelance accountant for dangerous criminal organizations. With a Treasury agent (J.K. Simmons) hot on his heels, Christian takes on a state-of-the-art robotics company as a legitimate client. As Wolff gets closer to the truth about a discrepancy that involves millions of dollars, the body count starts to rise. Directed by Gavin O’Connor

RATED R | 2016

Dancing with the Birds

Pick by Kit Meckel, Secretary

“Sometimes you just need to remember how crazy bird love is...with a cheeky British undertone…”

Dancing with the Birds is a 2019 documentary film directed by Huw Cordey and narrated by Stephen Fry. The premise revolves around exotic birds doing mating rituals, either by dancing or creating nests with the right decorations.

NR | 2019

The Lighthouse

Pick by Terry Kiser, Board Member

“Two of the best male performances of the year, and an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography. You will be thinking about this film for some time.”

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. Directed by Robert Eggers.

RATED R | 2019

Dodsworth

Pick by Cecily Bryson, Marketing Designer

"A classic, beautiful love story with a happy ending. Perfect for these times."

When Sam Dodsworth (Walter Huston), the head of a car company, embarks on a vacation in Europe with his youth-obsessed wife, Fran (Ruth Chatterton), the couple find themselves growing apart. Soon Fran is flirting with other men and embracing a spontaneous and impulsive lifestyle, while Sam is left on his own. However, after running into the lively and independent Edith Cortwright (Mary Astor), an acquaintance from their transatlantic trip, Sam realizes that he may find love again.

1936 ‧ Drama/Black and white ‧ 1h 41m

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Pick by Marc Hitchcox, Board Member

A typically bizarre Tarantino flick. You have to be prepared for gratuitous and well-executed bloody violence.”

Actor Rick Dalton gained fame and fortune by starring in a 1950s television Western, but is now struggling to find meaningful work in a Hollywood that he doesn't recognize anymore. He spends most of his time drinking and palling around with Cliff Booth, his easygoing best friend and longtime stunt double. Rick also happens to live next door to Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate -- the filmmaker and budding actress whose futures will forever be altered by members of the Manson Family. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.

RATED R | 2019

The Gentlemen

Pick by Alyssa Preston, Executive Director

Mickey Pearson is an American expatriate who became rich by building a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he's looking to cash out of the business, it soon triggers an array of plots and schemes -- including bribery and blackmail -- from shady characters who want to steal his domain.

RATED R | 2019

Avengers: Endgame

Pick by John Morris, Tavern Manager

The culmination of over 10 years of storytelling, Avengers: Endgame is one of my all time favorite films. A beautiful end to the “Infinity Saga” and a new beginning for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers -- Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner -- must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos -- the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo.

RATED PG-13 | 2019


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