“Sound of Metal” (REVIEW) Ahmed Delivers a Brilliant Performance in this Riveting Journey of Self Discovery!

During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When a specialist tells him his condition will rapidly worsen, he thinks his music career — and with it his life — is over. His bandmate and girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) checks the recovering heroin addict into a secluded sober house for the deaf in hopes it will prevent a relapse and help him learn to adapt to his new situation. But after being welcomed into a community that accepts him just as he is, Ruben has to choose between his equilibrium and the drive to reclaim the life he once knew. [Amazon Studios]

“Run” (REVIEW) A Tense Thriller Carried by Emotionally Charged Performances!

They say you can never escape a mother’s love… but for Chloe, that’s not a comfort — it’s a threat. There’s something unnatural, even sinister about the relationship between Chloe and her mom, Diane. Diane has raised her daughter in total isolation, controlling every move she’s made since birth, and there are secrets that Chloe’s only beginning to grasp [Hulu].

“Let Him Go” (REVIEW) Lane & Costner Carry this Moody Drama!

Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge and his wife Margaret leave to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas, headed by matriarch Blanche Weboy. When they discover that the Weboys have no intention of letting the child go, George and Margaret are left with no choice but to fight for their family.