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July 20

Withnail and I

"We are indeed drifting into the arena of the unwell, making an enemy of our own future." Nearing the end of the 1960s, two young Londoners who are approaching their 30s (Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann), both of them struggling actors and accomplished substance-abusers, want to get away from the city and their squalid Camden Town flat for the week. They want to be rid of the cold and the damp. They want to get an audition. Most of all, they want the finest wines available to humanity. [more inside]
posted by theory at 10:50 PM - 6 comments

Human Flow

"More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war, the greatest displacement since World War II. Filmmaker Ai Weiwei examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Over the course of one year in 23 countries, Weiwei follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretch across the globe, including Afghanistan, France, Greece, Germany and Iraq." [more inside]
posted by kokaku at 5:02 PM - 3 comments

The Art of Self-Defense

Casey is attacked at random on the street and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei in an effort to learn how to defend himself. What he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence and hypermasculinity and a woman fighting for her place in it.
posted by julthumbscrew at 12:59 PM - 1 comment

July 19

Long Shot

Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.
posted by ellieBOA at 10:07 AM - 7 comments

July 17

Miami Vice

Miami Vice is a feature film based on the 1980s action drama TV series, telling the story of vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs and how their personal and professional lives are dangerously getting mixed. Micheal Man's remake of his own TV series from the 80s, updated for the 2000s with Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell to a mixed response from critics and audiences but has been growing in stature since.
posted by octothorpe at 8:02 AM - 15 comments

When Harry Met Sally...

During their travel from Chicago to New York, Harry and Sally debate whether or not sex ruins a friendship between a man and a woman. Eleven years later, and they're still no closer to finding the answer. [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 12:37 AM - 22 comments

July 16

Southland Tales

Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now (Sarah Michelle Gellar), an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner (Sean William Scott), a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. Written and directed by Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko).
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:28 AM - 4 comments

July 13

Stockholm

Based on the absurd but true 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm that was documented in the New Yorker as the origins of the 'Stockholm Syndrome'.
posted by ellieBOA at 3:07 AM - 1 comment

July 12

Dear Ex

Dear Ex is a Taiwanese movie about a kid, his mom, his dead dad and his dead dad's boyfriend. Told from those three perspectives, Dear Ex is a moving tale of family, grief and the healing power of community theater. It's on Netflix! [more inside]
posted by storytam at 1:19 PM - 2 comments

July 11

The Deep End

The Deep End is a 2001 drama film starring Tilda Swinton as Margaret Hall. Margaret disapproves of her teenage son Beau (Jonathan Tucker) sneaking off to meet his lover Darby Reese (Josh Lucas). When an argument between Beau and Darby ends in death, Margaret finds she's in over her head. [more inside]
posted by Monochrome at 7:34 PM - 0 comments

July 10

Under the Silver Lake

Sam (Andrew Garfield), intelligent but without purpose, finds a mysterious woman swimming in his apartment's pool one night. The next morning, she disappears. Sam sets off across LA to find her, and along the way he uncovers a conspiracy far more bizarre. A neo-noir/comedy/mystery from writer-director David Robert Mitchell (It Follows). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:02 AM - 7 comments

July 8

Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 5:11 PM - 10 comments

July 6

The Public

An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.
posted by ellieBOA at 12:55 PM - 4 comments

Tell It to the Bees

In 1950s small town Britain, a doctor develops a relationship with her young patient's mother.
posted by ellieBOA at 7:18 AM - 1 comment

July 5

High Life

Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. They must now rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole. Claire Denis's latest. In space. In English. Insane. Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter, last survivors on a spaceship, hurtle to the oblivion of a black hole. Sounds simple, maybe depressing, maybe tense, right? Oh but it's so much more. Or maybe not. Or maybe not happening at all. Or it's the ultimate reduction of humanity's destiny, contained in a box for us to watch. For fans of all-things-Denis, Pattinson, or Binoche. Similar in feel to some 70s slow dystopian space-thingy. Think Tarkovsky, Silent Running, Man Who Fell To Earth crossed with Trouble Every Day, and/or Bastards
posted by Harry Caul at 8:45 AM - 8 comments

July 4

Midsommar

A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult. (IMDB)
posted by Countess Elena at 4:52 PM - 47 comments

July 2

Spider-Man: Far from Home

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:49 PM - 74 comments

July 1

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex

A movie about Germany's far left terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s. An amazing german movie about the very dangerous german terrorists.
posted by jouke at 11:38 AM - 5 comments

June 30

The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot

A legendary American war veteran is recruited to hunt a mythical creature.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 6:04 PM - 2 comments

June 29

Hunger

The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands death. Steve McQueen directed other movies such as Shame and 12 Years a Slave.
posted by jouke at 8:29 AM - 5 comments

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