Weekend Picks

Summer Is Still Here Ed. Vol. II.

The heat is on.

Enjoy.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1955 novel about a young American who, commissioned to fetch an old school chum from his carefree life as an expatriate in Italy, instead kills him and assumes his identity.

Catherine has entered a particularly dark period in her life: her father, a famous artist, has recently died, and on the heels of his death she’s dumped by her boyfriend James. Looking to recuperate, Catherine heads out to her best friend Virginia’s lake house for some much-needed relaxation. Tranquility eludes her, however, as she’s instantly overcome with memories of time spent at the same house with James the year before.
In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen-year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father’s research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.
While fourteen-year-old Duncan is being dragged on a family trip with his mom and her overbearing boyfriend, he finds a gregarious friend at a local water park. The two form a powerful bond as Duncan learns to swim through the challenges of life, love, family and friendship, resulting in a vacation he’ll never forget.
Verging on adolescence, Joe finds himself more and more aggravated by his dad’s attempts to control his life. Declaring freedom, Joe and his best buddy Patrick, along with an odd kid called Biaggio, escape to the woods. He declares that they’re going to construct a house, just for them, with no parents or responsibility. There they discover that they are in control of their destinies, all alone out in the forest.

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