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August 1

Saving Face

A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations. (Written and directed by Alice Wu) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:37 PM - 3 comments

The Speed Cubers

A short and heartfelt documentary about the competition and friendship between two young Rubik’s Cube world champions.
posted by growabrain at 1:29 PM - 2 comments

July 31

Black Is King

Visual album from Beyoncé inspired by 'The Lion King', a young African king is cast out from his family into an unforgiving world. He subsequently undergoes a journey "through betrayal, love and self-identity" to reclaim his throne, utilizing the guidance of his ancestors and childhood love. The story is told through the voices of present-day Black people. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA at 7:17 AM - 4 comments

July 28

Skin

Skin is a documentary about exploring through the meaning of beauty in all the different shades of black. Set in Lagos, Nollywood actress Beverly Naya goes on a journey to learn about contrasting perceptions of beauty by meeting individuals who have dealt with the pressure to conform to certain standards of beauty and how colorism continues to shape the face of the entertainment industry in Africa.
posted by schroedinger at 4:34 AM - 2 comments

July 27

Strasbourg 1518: Our first pandemic era film?

Strasbourg 1518. Inspired by a powerful involuntary mania which took hold of citizens in the city of Strasbourg just over 500 years ago, this film is a collaboration in isolation with some of the greatest dancers working today. Isolation. Today. I think you get the inspiration. New Jonathan Glazer. [more inside]
posted by Harry Caul at 12:52 PM - 2 comments

July 21

Best in Show

The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives -- the Mayflower Dog Show. The canine contestants and their owners are as wondrously diverse as the great country that has bred them. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 9:14 AM - 15 comments

July 20

Amadeus

Lucian Msamati and Adam Gillen play Salieri and Mozart, respectively, in the National Theatre's 2017 production of Amadeus. An onstage orchestra illustrates Peter Shaffer's play about jealousy, music, and yearning. Watch for free via YouTube till 23 July.
posted by brainwane at 2:39 PM - 2 comments

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. [more inside]
posted by slimepuppy at 11:53 AM - 21 comments

A Mighty Wind

Mockumentary captures the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 9:52 AM - 12 comments

Day for Night

A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.
Truffaut's wonderful Meta-film, from his peak period of creativity. See also, Altman's The Player.
posted by growabrain at 1:05 AM - 1 comment

July 18

The Witch: Part 1 - The Subversion

An elderly couple adopts an 8 year old they find in a field. She seems to be a fairly normal girl until, at age 18, strange events connected to her origins begin to occur. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 11:16 AM - 2 comments

July 14

Athlete A

Follow the Indianapolis Star reporters that broke the story about USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar's abuse and hear from gymnasts. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle at 10:43 PM - 3 comments

Hugo

In 1931 Paris, an orphan living in the walls of a train station gets wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 4:53 AM - 3 comments

July 12

Vivarium

A young woman (Imogene Poots) and her fiancé (Jesse Eisenberg) are in search of the perfect starter home. After following a mysterious real estate agent to a new housing development, the couple finds themselves trapped in a maze of identical houses and forced to raise an otherworldly child. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:38 AM - 4 comments

July 11

Calibre

Two lifelong friends head up to an isolated Scottish Highlands village for a weekend hunting trip that descends into a never-ending nightmare as they attempt to cover up a horrific hunting accident. A Netflix original.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:13 PM - 3 comments

Sorry We Missed You

Hoping that self-employment through the gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation. The newest film from Ken Loach. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:56 PM - 5 comments

Relic

When Edna, the elderly and widowed matriarch of the family, goes missing, her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer) and granddaughter Sam (Bella Heathcote) travel to their remote family home to find her. Soon after her return, they start to discover a sinister presence haunting the house and taking control of Edna. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:37 AM - 6 comments

Manos Returns

A sequel to 1966's Manos: The Hands of Fate. Streaming on Amazon Prime, Manos Returns features several cast members from the first film, which was made famous (largely by its appearance on Mystery Science Theater 3000) as arguably the worst film ever made. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 7:44 AM - 3 comments

July 10

Palm Springs

In this surreal comedy produced by The Lonely Island, carefree Nyles (Andy Samberg) and reluctant maid of honor Sarah (Cristin Miloti) have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding that leads to some hi-lar-ious complications! They soon find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, each other, or the extremely angry Roy (J.K. Simmons). What a day!
posted by Going To Maine at 11:00 PM - 58 comments

The Old Guard

Four undying warriors who've secretly protected humanity for centuries become targeted for their mysterious powers just as they discover a new immortal. (Netflix Original, comic-book adaptation) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:33 PM - 38 comments

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