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July 13

Bob Roberts (1992)

A conservative folk singer turns his hand to politics, running for the US Senate. He is not above dirty tricks and smear campaigns to gain an advantage over his opponent. [more inside]
posted by adamrice at 4:50 PM - 4 comments

The Stepford Wives

Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents. -- IMDb
posted by johnofjack at 10:40 AM - 1 comment

Indigo Girls: It's Only Life After All

An intimate look into the lives of one of the most iconic folk-rock bands in America - the Indigo Girls. With never-before-seen archival and intimate vérité the film dives into the songwriting and storytelling of the music that transformed a generation. [more inside]
posted by bunderful at 7:05 AM - 0 comments

July 12

Fantastic Planet

On the planet Ygam, the Draags, extremely technologically and spiritually advanced blue humanoids, consider the tiny Oms, human beings descendants of Terra's inhabitants, as ignorant animals. Those who live in slavery are treated as simple pets and used to entertain Draag children; those who live hidden in the hostile wilderness of the planet are periodically hunted and ruthlessly slaughtered as if they were vermin. [more inside]
posted by bunderful at 7:45 PM - 9 comments

Bad Faith

On January 6, 2021, Americans witnessed an attack on the U.S. Capitol without precedent in our history. Armed militiamen and QAnon followers made headlines, but among them were a sea of crosses and Christian flags, rosaries and "Jesus Saves" signs. What motivated so many Christians to participate in this violent assault? Trailer. Movie's website. Review in Variety. Streaming for free (with ads) on Tubi.
posted by Sock, Sock, Sock, Sock, Sock, Goose! at 9:14 AM - 0 comments

July 9

Deathtrap

A struggling playwright invites a young writer to his home to discuss a script, but the meeting spirals into a deadly game of deception and betrayal. [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 9:27 PM - 6 comments

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 1:56 PM - 1 comment

July 8

In This Corner of the World

Japan, 1943, during World War II. Young Suzu leaves her village near Hiroshima to marry and live with her in-laws in Kure, a military harbor. Her creativity to overcome deprivation quickly makes her indispensable at home. Inhabited by an ancestral wisdom, Suzu impregnates the simple gestures of everyday life with poetry and beauty. The many hardships, the loss of loved ones, the frequent air raids of the enemy, nothing alters her enthusiasm. [more inside]
posted by bunderful at 5:47 PM - 3 comments

#ChadGetstheAxe

Four social media influencers live stream their trip to Devil's Manor, former home to a satanic cult. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd at 3:02 AM - 0 comments

The Awful Truth

A married couple file an amicable divorce, but find it harder to let go of each other than they initially thought. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 12:09 AM - 6 comments

July 7

Loop Track

Ian wants to get as far away from humanity as possible and heads into the New Zealand bush, but a four day journey turns into a fight for survival. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd at 5:41 PM - 2 comments

Problemista

Alejandro is an aspiring toy designer from El Salvador, struggling to bring his unusual ideas to life in New York City. As time on his work visa runs out, a job assisting an erratic art-world outcast becomes his only hope to stay in the country and realize his dream. [more inside]
posted by bcwinters at 1:34 PM - 4 comments

July 5

Hamlet

Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor. June's pick for the Shakespeare Movie Club. Starring Lawrence Olivier, Eileen Herlie, Basil Sydney, Felix Aylmer, Jean Simmons, Norman Wooland and many others. Directed by Olivier and adapted to a short 2h34m by Olivier and Alan Dent. [more inside]
posted by fiercekitten at 2:09 PM - 4 comments

MaXXXine

In 1980s Hollywood, adult film star and aspiring actress Maxine Minx finally gets her big break. But as a mysterious killer stalks the starlets of Hollywood, a trail of blood threatens to reveal her sinister past. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh at 3:40 AM - 7 comments

July 4

Love Exposure

Sion Sono's 4 hour long genderqueer religious trauma epic finally makes it to metafilter! From imdb: Three emotionally abused people from the fringes of society get locked in a convoluted love triangle. Yuu, a Catholic boy searching for true love ends up taking erotic photographs of women in public until he discovers Yoko, whom he sees as his Virgin Mary. Yoko, an antifamily, misandristic girl finds that her foster mother will be marrying Yuu's father. Koike, an "original sinner", coordinates a plan to convert Yuu's family to her cult. Under her careful direction, their lives come crashing together in one fateful street fight.
posted by _earwig_ at 5:39 PM - 3 comments

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F

Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills after his daughter's life is threatened for a family reunion that includes old pals John Taggart and Billy Rosewood to uncover a conspiracy. [more inside]
posted by box at 9:34 AM - 8 comments

July 3

Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person

A young woman vampire is unable to kill to meet her need for blood, but may have found a solution in a young man with suicidal tendencies. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh at 5:11 PM - 7 comments

July 2

The Big 4

[TRAILER] Four retired assassins spring back into action when they cross paths with a straight-arrow cop determined to track down an elusive murderer. This action comedy from acclaimed Indonesian director Timo Tjahjanto is "gory, gonzo, goofy and overflowing with the director’s signature mayhem" and "like The Three Stooges with bazookas". [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:10 PM - 5 comments

Possum

[TRAILER] A disgraced children's puppeteer returns to his childhood home and is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured him his entire life. -- IMDb [more inside]
posted by johnofjack at 2:04 PM - 3 comments

July 1

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

[TRAILER] Charismatic gambler John McCabe (Warren Beatty) arrives in a mining community and decides to open a brothel. The local residents are impressed by his confident demeanor and fast talk, but crafty prostitute Constance Miller (Julie Christie) sees through McCabe's words and realizes he isn't as sharp as he seems. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:17 PM - 7 comments

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