Movies: Winter 2022

Monarch Movies Recommendations

See for Me
Director: Randall Okita
Starring: Skyler Davenport, Kim Coates, Jessica Parker Kennedy

Sophie, a young blind woman housesitting at a secluded mansion, finds herself under invasion by thieves seeking a hidden safe. Her only means of defense: a new app called “See For Me.” It connects her to a volunteer across the country, who helps her survive by seeing on her behalf. Sophie is connected to Kelly, an army veteran who spends her days playing first-person shooter games. Sophie is forced to learn that if she’s going to survive the night, she’ll need all the help she can get. This blind teenage girl ends up being not so powerless after all.

June Again
Director: JJ Winlove
Starring: Matilda Ridgeway, Stephen Curry, Darren Gilshenan, Noni Hazlehurst, Drew Bailey

A twist of fate gives family matriarch June (Noni Hazlehurst) a reprieve from a debilitating illness. Much to their amazement, June reenters the lives of her adult children, Ginny (Claudia Karvan) and Devon (Stephen Curry), and learns that “things haven’t gone according to plan.” With limited time but plenty of pluck, she sets about trying to put everything, and everyone, back on track. When her meddling backfires, June sets out on a romantic journey of her own and discovers she needs help from the very people she was trying to rescue.

A Hero
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Starring: Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Sarina Farhadi

Rahim is in jail for a debt he hasn’t been able to pay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint in exchange for paying back part of the debt. Rahim is then confronted with a crisis he would never have imagined.

The Outfit
Director: Graham Moore
Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Zoey Deutch, Nikki Amuka-Bird

After a personal tragedy, an English tailor who used to craft suits on London’s world-famous Savile Row ends up in Chicago. He operates a small tailor shop where he makes beautiful clothes for the only people around who can afford them: a family of vicious gangsters.

Moonfall
Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, Kelly Yu

In Moonfall, a mysterious force knocks the moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. With mere weeks before impact and the world on the brink of annihilation, NASA executive and former astronaut Jo Fowler (Academy Award winner Halle Berry) is convinced she has the key to saving us all—but only one astronaut from her past, Brian Harper (Patrick Wilson, Midway), and a conspiracy theorist, K.C. Houseman (John Bradley, Game of Thrones), believe her. These unlikely heroes will mount an impossible, last-ditch mission into space, leaving behind everyone they love only to find out that our moon is not what we think it is.