Pick of the Litter – June 2019


BLOCKBUSTER OF THE MONTH

Toy Story 4

(Disney*Pixar) Starring the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Annie Potts. With Andy having grown up and gone to college, the gang from Andy’s room now have a new child to take care of – Bonnie. Bonnie has some toys of her own including one she made as a craft project; Forky. However, Forky has rejected his place as a toy and runs away. When the gang goes to bring him back, it leads to a reunion with an old friend and new dangers to overcome. June 21

INDEPENDENT PICKS

Framing John DeLorean

(Sundance Selects) Alec Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Michael Rispoli, Dean Winters. The incredible but true story of John DeLorean, a visionary and fraud who captured headlines in the 1980s for his revolutionary car and his spectacular fall. This film is a combination documentary and biopic that tells the tale. June 7

Late Night

(Amazon) Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy. A veteran late-night talk show host whose show has been slowly withering away hires a perky woman of color to augment her all-white male writing staff and ends up finding her funny again. June 7

I Am Mother

(Netflix) Clara Rugaard, Rose Byrne (voice), Hilary Swank, Luke Hawker. A kindly robot raises a teenage girl underground following the extinction of mankind. Dedicated to repopulating the earth, they live a quiet life until a mysterious woman, still inexplicably alive, arrives with disturbing news. June 7

Papi Chulo

(Blue Fox) Matt Bomer, Alejandro Patiño, Elena Campbell-Martinez, Wendi McLendon-Covey. An L.A. weatherman, in the midst of a personal crisis, hires a day laborer to refinish his deck. The two form an unlikely friendship which takes them both in unexpected directions in their lives. June 7

The Dead Don’t Die

(Focus) Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Adam Driver, Selena Gomez. It’s the Zombie Apocalypse, Jim Jarmusch-style as the pleasant town of Centerville takes on an army of the undead ravening for human flesh. At last, the answer to the question “What if an acclaimed and revered indie icon directed an episode of The Walking Dead. NB: Not to be taken seriously. June 14

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

(A24) Jimmie Falls, Jonathan Majors, Tichina Arnold, Danny Glover. A young man dreams of reclaiming the gorgeous Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. However, the city is not the same as he remembered it and perhaps that dream has already slipped through his fingers. This Sundance hit is already being discussed as a possible Oscar contender. June 14

American Woman

(Roadside Attractions) Sienna Miller, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul, Amy Madigan. When a 32-year-old Pennsylvania woman’s teenage daughter disappears, she is left to raise her infant granddaughter alone. The movie follows the eleven-year journey for the mom to eventually find out what happened to her girl. June 14

Nightmare Cinema

(Cinelou) Mickey Rourke, Richard Chamberlain, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser. This horror anthology includes five works by some of the best directors in the business; Mick Garris, Joe Dante, Ryûhei Kitamura, David Slade and Alejandro Bruguės. Five strangers convene at a movie theater where a sinister projectionist shows them their deepest fears and darkest secrets. June 21

 

Maiden

(Sony Classics) Tracy Edwards. In 1989, skipper Tracy Edwards assembled an all-female crew and entered them into the Whitbread Around the World Race, one of the most grueling and dangerous sporting events there is. Nobody believed that these women could do it – not even themselves at times. This documentary covers the incredible true story of some unsung heroines of sailing. June 28

This Changes Everything

(Good Deed) Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman. This documentary takes a hard look at gender disparity in Hollywood, from the #MeToo movement to the lack of women in the executive structures while at the same time introducing us to some new voices in feminist filmmaking. June 28

June 2019


Toy Story 4

JUNE 1, 2019

Ask Dr. Ruth – Expands to Hulu
Oh, Ramona – Netflix

JUNE 4, 2019

Extracurricular Activities – Expands to VOD
A Haunting at Silver Falls 2 – Limited/VOD
All You Ever Wished For – VOD
Chasing Happiness – Amazon Prime
Possession Diaries – VOD/Limited
Rondo – VOD
Trade the Film – VOD
Wonders of the Sea – Limited/VOD

JUNE 5, 2019

Bharat – Limited
Chhalawa – Limited
Bob Fosse: It’s Showtime – VOD

JUNE 6, 2019

Alles ist gut – Netflix

JUNE 7, 2019

The Secret Life of Pets 2
X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Free Trip to Egypt – Expands to Los Angeles
Abduction – Limited
The Black Godfather – Netflix
Burn Your Maps – Limited
Changeland – Limited
Chasing the Dragon II: The Wild, Wild Bunch – Limited
The Child Remains – Limited
Elisa and Marcela – Netflix
Framing John DeLorean – Limited
Funan – Limited
The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil – Limited
Ghost Fleet – Limited
Hallowed Ground – Limited
I Am Mother – Netflix
Katie Says Goodbye – Limited
Late Night – Limited
The Lavender Scare – Limited
Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk – Limited
Papi Chulo – Limited
Pavarotti – Limited
Princess of the Row – Limited
Project Ithaca – Limited
The Raft – Limited
Rock My Heart – Netflix
This One’s For the Ladies – Limited
Wish Man – Limited/VOD

JUNE 8, 2019

Evil Deeds – VOD

JUNE 11, 2019

Norm of the North: King-Sized Adventure – VOD

JUNE 12, 2019

Free Trip to Egypt – Expands to Fathom Events Special Theatrical Screening
The 3rd Eye 2 – Netflix
The Art of Self-Defense – Limited
Ice on Fire – HBO
The Reports on Sarah and Saleem – Limited
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story – Netflix

JUNE 14, 2019

Men in Black: International
Shaft

5B – Limited
American Woman – Limited
Back to the Fatherland – Limited
Being Frank – Limited
Blackbear – Limited
Cinderella Pop – Netflix
Clinton Road – Limited
The Dead Don’t Die – Limited
Deep Murder – Limited/VOD
Fantastica: A Boonie Bears Adventure – Limited
Hampstead – Limited
Heavy Water – Limited
Jind Jaan – Limited
The Last Black Man in San Francisco – Limited
Murder Mystery – Netflix
Our Time – Limited
The Outsider – Limited
Plus One – Limited
Saving Flora – Limited
Say My Name – Limited
The Vault – Limited
Wild Rose – Limited

JUNE 17, 2019

Emanuel – Limited

JUNE 18, 2019

Charlotte 2 – VOD
Dreams Within a Dream: The Classic Cinema of Edgar Allen Poe – VOD
Kung Pow Chicken – VOD

JUNE 19, 2019

Beats – Netflix

JUNE 20, 2019

Le Chant du Loup – Netflix

JUNE 21, 2019

Anna
Child’s Play

Toy Story 4
The Command – Limited (formerly titled Kursk)
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir – Limited
Into the Mirror – Limited
Kabir Singh – Limited
MAD? – Limited
Madame Yankelova’s Fine Literature Club – Limited
Nightmare Cinema – Limited
Round of Your Life – Limited
Surprise Me! – Limited
Swinging Safari – Limited
Them That Follow – Limited
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am – Limited

JUNE 22, 2019

Quintessential: The Movie – Amazon Prime

JUNE 24, 2019

Devil Music – VOD

JUNE 25, 2019

Hot Doug’s: The Movie – Limited
Verotika – Limited

JUNE 26, 2019

Annabelle Comes Home
The Chambermaid – Limited
True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality – HBO

JUNE 27, 2019

Better Days – Limited

JUNE 28, 2019

Yesterday
100% Julian Edelman – Showtime
The 16th Episode – Limited
Amplify Her – Limited
Article 15 – Limited
Baaji – Limited
Euphoria – Limited
Killers Anonymous – Limited
The Last Whistle – Limited
Maiden – Limited
Mindo Taseeldarni – Limited
Ophelia – Limited
The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith – Limited
The Other Story – Limited
The Plagiarists – Limited
The Refuge – Los Angeles
Skin – VOD/DirecTV
This Changes Everything – Limited
Three Peaks – Limited