Pick of the Litter – July 2019


BLOCKBUSTER OF THE MONTH

Spider-Man: Far From Home

(Columbia/Marvel) Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Marisa Tomei. With the world forever changed following the events of the last two Avengers movies, Peter Parker finally seems to be going back to normal as he accompanies members of his class on a school trip to Europe. However, he can’t escape his role as Spider-Man as Nick Fury recruits him to fight a completely different kind of villain with an unusual ally. July 2

INDEPENDENT PICKS

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

(Roadside Attractions) Leonard Cohen, Marianne Ihlen. For the legendary troubadour Leonard Cohen, Marianne Ihlen was his muse. Most of the incredible love songs that he wrote over his career were about her. Their relationship was both passionate and challenging; it is captured on archival footage recently unearthed. July 5

The Farewell

(A24) Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Gil Perez-Abraham, Diana Lin. A Chinese-American family travels to the mother country to visit their grandmother who is dying of cancer. Following Chinese practice, the grandmother hasn’t been told of her medical condition, causing the young granddaughter issues in keeping the truth from her beloved grandma. July 12

Super 30

(Reliance) Hrithik Roshan, Amit Sadh, Nandish Singh, Virendra Saxena. The amazing but true story of an Indian mathematician who institutes the Super 30 program to help underprivileged youth to pass the entrance exams for the Indian Institute of Technology which could land them high-paying jobs they otherwise had no shot at getting. July 12

David Crosby: Remember My Name

(Sony Classics) David Crosby, Cameron Crowe, Henry Diltz, Graham Nash. Crosby’s music has helped two generations define themselves – with the Byrds in the Sixties and with CSNY in the Seventies. Now a septuagenarian himself in ill health and having alienated most of his peers, struggles to define himself. July 19

Honeyland

(NEON) Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov. The most honored film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Honeyland follows the last female beekeeper in Europe as her remote village is invaded by a family of nomadic beekeepers who not only threaten her own livelihood but also to upset the delicate natural balance of her village. July 26

Jirga

(Lightyear) Sam Smith, Muhammad Shah Majroh, Sher Alam Miskeen Ustad, Basheer Safi. An Australian soldier who accidentally killed a civilian during a raid returns to Afghanistan to make amends. This turns out to be an incredibly dangerous proposition as he is turned over to their law court – the Jirga – for judgement. July 26

Skin

(A24) Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, Mike Colter, Bill Camp. This is based on the true story of Bryon Widner, a young man raised by racist skinheads and part of an ultra-violent white supremacy gang. Covered head to toe in racist tattoos, he begins to get his act together and change paths to one less violent and evil with the help of a black activist, the woman he loves and her three daughters. The film is currently available on VOD for DirecTV subscribers. July 26

July 2019


Spider-Man Far From Home

JULY 2, 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home
Dolls – Limited/VOD
The Lion Kid – VOD
Madhouse – VOD
Shadow Wolves – VOD

JULY 3, 2019

Midsommar

JULY 5, 2019

Breaker – Limited
Cocaine Condor – Los Angeles
Cold Blood – Limited/VOD
Malaal – Limited
Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love – Limited
Phil – Limited
Silent Panic – Limited
Skin in the Game – Limited

JULY 8, 2019

Chasing the Moon – PBS

JULY 10, 2019

Ray & Liz – Limited

JULY 11, 2019

Cities of Last Things – Netflix

JULY 12, 2019

Crawl
Stuber

4 latas – Netflix
American Heretics: Politics of the Gospel – Limited
Armstrong – Limited
Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable – Limited
Better Than Love – Limited
Darlin’ – Limited
The Farewell – Limited
Firecrackers – Limited
Hell is Where the Home Is – Limited
I Got the Hook Up 2 – Limited
Kidnapping Stella – Netflix
Loqueesha – Limited
Lying and Stealing – Limited
Miss Arizona – Limited
One Bedroom – Limited
Point Blank – Netflix
Rojo – Limited
Rosie – Limited
Sea of Shadows – Limited
Summer Night – Limited
Super 30 – Limited
The Sweet Requiem – Limited
Sword of Trust – Limited
Trespassers – Limited

JULY 15, 2019

Shadows of Sofia – Los Angeles

JULY 16, 2019

The Lost Lion Kingdom – VOD
Puppy Swap Love Unleashed – VOD
She’s Just a Shadow – Limited
They’re Inside – VOD
Unmarked – VOD/Limited

JULY 17, 2019

Captain Black – VOD

JULY 18, 2019

Secret Obsession – Netflix

JULY 19, 2019

The Lion King
A Faithful Man – Limited
Ardaas Karaan – Limited
Bottom of the 9th – Limited
Cassandro the Exotico! – Limited
David Crosby: Remember My Name – Limited
I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians – Limited
Into the Ashes – Limited
Iron Sky: The Coming Race – Limited
Looking Up – Limited
Luz – Limited
The Price of Silence – Limited
Purge of Kingdoms – Limited
Ring Ring – Limited
She’s Just a Shadow – Limited
Supervized – Limited

JULY 20, 2019

Batman: Hush – VOD
Confessions from Space: Apollo – Science Channel

JULY 23, 2019

Cajun Navy – Discovery Channel
Indestructible: Reckoning – VOD
Magic Molecule – VOD

JULY 24, 2019

Angels are Made of Light – Limited
The Fighting Preacher – Limited/VOD
The Great Hack – Netflix

JULY 26, 2019

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Skin – Expands to Limited Release
50 Days – Limited
Astronaut – Limited
Be Happy! – Limited
Boi – Netflix
Darling Nikki – Limited
For Sama – PBS
Girls With Balls – Netflix
The Ground Beneath My Feet – Limited
Honeyland – Limited
Jirga – Limited
Judgementall Hai Kya – Limited
The Mountain – Limited
See You Soon – Limited
The Son – Netflix
Tel Aviv on Fire – Limited
Wheely – Limited

JULY 27, 2019

Uncovered: The McMartin Family Trial – Oxygen

JULY 30, 2019

Assassinaut – VOD
Japanese Borscht – VOD
Lamp Light – VOD

JULY 31, 2019

Banned, Exploited & Blacklisted: The Underground Work of Controversial Filmmaker Shane Ryan – VOD
Jay Myself – Limited
The Red Sea Diving Resort – Netflix
Unmasking Jihadi John: Anatomy of a Terrorist – HBO