Pick of the Litter – February 2020


BLOCKBUSTER OF THE MONTH

Birds of Prey: and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

(Warner Brothers) Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor, Rosie Perez. The most memorable character from Suicide Squad finds herself a new team, the all-female Birds of Prey who are based in Gotham and take on the nefarious Black Mask. Harley Quinn, though, is the wild card in the proceedings. February 7

OTHER WIDE RELEASES TO WATCH FOR

Fantasy Island, February 14
Ordinary Love, February 14
Sonic the Hedgehog, February 14
Brahms: The Boy II, February 21
Call of the Wild, February 21
The Invisible Man, February 28

INDEPENDENT PICKS

And Then We Danced

(Music Box) Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishlivi, Ana Javakishvili, Giorgi Tsereteli. A young man, training to make the Georgian National Dance Ensemble with his partner Mary, is thrown for a loop by the arrival of a rebellious male dancer with near-perfect form who causes him to question the conservative mores of Georgian society and puts his relationships with his partner and family at risk.. February 7

The Lodge

(NEON) Riley Keough, Richard Armitage, Alicia Silverstone, Jaeden Martell. A woman is snowed in a remote Northern lodge with the children of her fiancée as frightening phenomenon and spectres from her past begin to make themselves known. February 7

Legend of Deification (Jiang Ziya)

(Well Go USA) A Chinese warrior is given the task by the Gods to execute the Nine-Tailed Fox Demon, despite the fact that in doing so this will destroy an innocent girl whose soul is linked with the demon. The warrior is faced with a terrible choice; do what the Gods command, or do what’s right. February 7

Olympic Dreams

(IFC) Alexi Pappas, Nick Kroll, Gus Kenworthy, Morgan Schild. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, an Olympic athlete at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea finds confidence and love in an unassuming team dentist. This is the first feature film to be allowed to shoot in the Olympic Village during the Games. February 14

Emma

(Focus) Anya Taylor-Joy, Josh O’Connor, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth Wealthy Emma Woodhouse is the alpha female in a small English village during the Regency era. Eager to get her married off, her parents arrange match after match, all of which are disastrous. She must navigate her way through in order to find the love that was right under her nose. Based on the Jane Austin novel. February 21

A White, White Night

(Film Movement) Ingvar Eggert Siggurdsson, Ida Mekkin Hlyndsdottir, Sara Dogg Asgeirsdottir, Bjorn Ingi Hilmarsson. An aging police chief begins to suspect that his late wife was having an affair with a local villager in their native Iceland. His obsession with finding out the truth will put himself and his loved ones at risk. February 28

Burden

(101 Studios) Forrest Whittaker, Garrett Hedlund, Andrea Riseborough, Tom Wilkinson. When the Ku Klux Klan opens a museum in a small South Carolina town, an idealistic pastor tries to keep the peace – even as he works on the Klan’s Grand Dragon to disavow his violent, racist past. Based on a true story. February 28

February 2020


Birds of Prey

FEBRUARY 4, 2020

Acela – VOD
Dragonheart Vengeance – VOD
Easterland 2 – VOD
Fish School – VOD
H4 – Limited/VOD
Love Birds – VOD
The Office Mix-Up – VOD
One Last Prayer – VOD

FEBRUARY 7, 2020

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
And Then We Danced – Limited
Come to Daddy – Limited/VOD
Horse girl – Netflix
Legend of Deification (Jiang Ziya) – Limited
The Lodge – Limited
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made – Disney+
Waiting for Anya – Limited

FEBRUARY 8, 2020

The Coldest Game – Netflix

FEBRUARY 11, 2020

Senior Escort Service – VOD

FEBRUARY 12, 2020

The Cordillera of Dreams – Limited
To All the Boys I Loved: P.S. I Love You – Netflix

FEBRUARY 14, 2020

Downhill
Fantasy Island
The Photograph
Sonic the Hedgehog

Portrait of a Lady on Fire – Expands to Limited Release
A Simple Wedding – Limited
After Midnight (Something Else) – Limited
Buffaloed – Limited
Camp Cold Brook – Limited/VOD
Come As You Are – Limited
Enter the Fat Dragon – Limited
Eve – Limited
First Lady – Limited
I Spill Your Guts 2 – VOD/Limited
I Was at Home, But…- Limited
Impossible Monsters – Limited
Killer Waves 2 – Limited
The Kindness of Strangers – Limited
Love Aaj Kal – Limited
The Misogynists – Limited
Olympic Dreams – Limited
Ordinary Love – Limited
The Rest of Us – Limited
Sufna – Limited
Spy Intervention – Limited/VOD
Those Who Remained – Limited
The Times of Bill Cunningham – Limited
Underneath the Same Moon – Limited
VFW – Limited
The Will – Limited
You Go to My Head – Limited

FEBRUARY 16, 2020

DNA Killer – Lifetime

FEBRUARY 19, 2020

Black Patriots – The History Channel
Ride Your Wave – Limited

FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Acquitted By Faith – Limited
Captivity – Amazon Prime
Clown Fear – VOD
Just One More Kiss – Limited
Walking on Water – Amazon Prime
We Are the Dream: The Kids of the MLK Oratorial Fest – HBO

FEBRUARY 21, 2020

Brahms: The Boy II
Call of the Wild

10 Things To Do Before We Break Up – Limited
Balloon – Limited
BHOOT-Part One: The Haunted Ship – Limited
Cabaret Maxime – Limited
Emma – Limited
Goldie – Limited
Greed – Limited
I Am Fear – Limited
Impractical Jokers: The Movie – Limited
Jinpa – Limited
The Last Thing He Wanted – Netflix
My Boyfriend’s Meds – Limited
The Night Clerk – Limited
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band – Limited
Premature – Limited
Shooter – Limited
Standing Up, Falling Down – Limited
Swift – Limited
Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations – New York City
Vitalina Varela – Limited
Young Ahmed – Limited

FEBRUARY 28, 2020

The Invisible Man
Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations – Expands to Limited Release
A White, White Day – Limited
All the Bright Places – Netflix
Art Paul of Playboy: The Man Behind the Bunny – Limited
Blood On Her Name – Limited
Burden – Limited
Disappearance at Clifton Hill – Limited/VOD
Guns Akimbo – Limited
Ik Sandhu Hunda Si – Limited
The Jesus Rolls – Limited
Saint Frances – Limited
Straight Up – Limited
Thappad – Limited
Tread – Limited
Wendy – Limited
The Whistlers – Limited