Pick of the Litter – March 2019


BLOCKBUSTER OF THE MONTH

Captain Marvel

(Disney/Marvel) Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Annette Bening. This is the story of Carol Danvers, a human test pilot who becomes one of the most powerful creatures in the universe as Earth is caught in the middle of a war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, this will be the last MCU film before the finale in May brings to a conclusion the first four phases of the lucrative film franchise with Avengers: Endgame. March 8

INDEPENDENT PICKS

The Hole in the Ground

(A24) Seána Kerslake, James Quinn Markey, Simone Kirby, Steve Wall. In this creepy Irish horror film, a woman struggles to begin a new life with her little boy in a rural environment but her fragile security is shattered by a crazy neighbor who insists her boy is not her son. As the kid begins to change in unsettling ways, she finds a terrifying connection between those changes and a mysterious sinkhole in the woods bordering her house. Is this paranoia on her part or is there something really horrifying going on?  March 1

Saint Judy

(Blue Fox) Michelle Monaghan, Common, Alfred Molina, Alfre Woodard. Based on a true story, a young lawyer starts her life over with her son at an immigration law firm in Los Angeles. She takes on a case in which a Muslim woman, if not given asylum in the United States, will almost certainly be killed if she returns home. The lawyer must find a way around existing laws to save this woman’s life – and a nation’s soul. March 1

Gloria Bell

(A24) Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Michael Cena, Jeanne Tripplehorn. The titular character is a 50-something office worker who lives a bland existence by day but by night hits the dance clubs of L.A. looking for love. One night, she finds it. March 8

I’m Not Here

(Gravitas Ventures) J.K. Simmons, Sebastian Stan, Maika Monroe, Mandy Moore. An old man, estranged from his family, receives terrible news. Lost and trying to make sense of his situation, he turns to his past to discover where things went so terribly wrong and perhaps that it isn’t too late to fix things. March 8

Ash is Purest White

(Cohen Media Group) Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Zheng Xu, Yi’nan Diao. The girlfriend of a small-time gangster fires a gun to protect him during a fight between rival gangs and is sent to prison for five years for it. When she is released, she hopes to pick up where things left off but that becomes clearly impossible; both parties have changed too much. This is the latest from acclaimed Chinese director Zhangke Jia. March 15

Iceman

(Omnibus) Jürgen Vogel, Andrė Hennicke, Susanne Wuest, Sabin Tambrea. In the Őtztal Alps in 1991, a human body was found in a melting glacier. At first mistaken for a modern hiker, scientists were astonished to find the body was over 5,000 years old. Based on that true event, this movie is a conjecture as to how that man got to his final resting place. The preview is also available on most Virtual Reality services including Oculus Rift, this is one of the first independent features to be so available. March 15

Roll Red Roll

(Sunset Park) Nancy Schwartzman. A two-paragraph newspaper story about two Steubenville High School football players arrested for the rape of an underage girl set off an investigative journalist off to look deeper. What she discovered was a town so invested in their high school football team that they were exposing their daughters to danger to protect their sons. This look at the pervasiveness of rape culture in small town America made national headlines. March 22

Diane

(IFC) Mary Kay Place, Jake Lacy, Andrea Martin, Estelle Parsons. Diane has always been the sort who feels compelled to help others. She also has a son who is dealing with his own drug addiction. With her world quietly beginning to self-destruct around her, Diane must face some elements of her past that she’d sooner forget. March 29

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March 2019


Captain Marvel

MARCH 1, 2019

Greta
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral

Beers of Joy – Limited
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind – Netflix
Budapest – Netflix
Cliffs of Freedom – Limited
Climax – Limited
Giant Little Ones – Limited
The Hole in the Ground – Limited
Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People – Limited
Level 16 – Limited
The Magnificent Cake! – Limited
Mapplethorpe – Limited
River’s Edge – Netflix
Saint Judy – Limited
Something – Limited
Sonchiriya – Limited
Stray – Limited/VOD
Transit – Limited
Virginia Minnesota – Limited
We Die Young – Limited
The Wedding Guest – Limited
What Lies Ahead – Limited/VOD
Woman at War – Limited
Your Son – Netflix

MARCH 4, 2019

Army of One – VOD

MARCH 5, 2019

Among the Shadows – VOD
Chasing Bullitt – Limited/VOD
Do It Yourself – VOD
Easter Sing – VOD
The House – VOD
Kiss Kiss – VOD
Kung Fu Bunny – Limited
Tangent Room – VOD/Limited

MARCH 8, 2019

Captain Marvel
3 Faces – Limited
70 Big Ones – Limited
An Elephant Standing Still – Limited
Babylon – Limited
Badla – Limited
Black Mother – Limited
Ferrante Fever – Limited
Gloria Bell – Limited
I’m Not Here – Limited
Juanita – Netflix
Lady J – Netflix
The Kid – Limited
Photograph – Limited
Walk. Ride. Rodeo. – Netflix
We Are Boats – Limited

MARCH 10, 2019

The Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For – Hallmark Channel

MARCH 12, 2019

A.I. Rising – Limited
American Futbol – VOD
Bruce!!!!! – Limited/VOD
Buzzed – VOD
Kathryn Upside Down – Limited
Madonna and the Breakfast Club – Limited/VOD
Vampz! – VOD
Welcome to Acapulco – VOD

MARCH 13, 2019

Rezo – Limited
Starfish – Limited
Triple Frontier – Netflix

MARCH 15, 2019

Captive State
Five Feet Apart
Wonder Park

The Aftermath – Limited
Ash is Purest White – Limited
Band Together with Logic – YouTube Originals
Band Vaaje – Limited
Burn Out – Netflix
Chimera Strain – Limited
Dry Martini – Netflix
Faith, Love & Hope – Limited
For Love or Money – Limited/VOD
The Hummingbird Project – Limited
Iceman – Limited
Knife + Heart – Limited
Let’s Live (Chaal Jeevi Laiye) – Limited
Mission of Honor – Limited
The Mother In Law – Lifetime
The Mustang – Limited
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase – Limited
No Manches Frida 2 – Limited
Paskal – Netflix
The Sex Trip – Limited
Superpower Dogs – Limited
Yardie – Limited

MARCH 16, 2019

Flip That Romance – The Hallmark Channel
The Perfect One – Lifetime

MARCH 18, 2019

Sucker for Love – VOD

MARCH 19, 2019

As You Like It – VOD
Big Kill – VOD
Book of Monsters – VOD
Easter Land – VOD
Triple Threat – Limited
The Unlikely Good Samaritan – VOD

MARCH 21, 2019

Kesari – Limited

MARCH 22, 2019

Us
Gloria Bell – Expands to Wide Release
The Beach Bum – Limited
Buddy – Limited
The Dirt – Netflix
Dragged Across Concrete – Limited
Hotel Mumbai – Limited
The Many – VOD
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Mota – Limited
Mirage – Netflix
One Great Love – Limited
Out of Blue – Limited
Perimeter – VOD
Ramen Shop – Limited
Relaxer – Limited
Roll Red Roll – New York City
The Russian Five – Limited
Sunset (Napszállta) – Limited
Three Seconds – Limited (formerly titled The Informer)

MARCH 23, 2019

A Daughter’s Deception – Lifetime
Tigerland – VOD

MARCH 26, 2019

Hurley – Limited/VOD
We are Columbine – Limited

MARCH 28, 2019

Lucifer – Limited

MARCH 29, 2019

Dumbo
15 August – Netflix
A Vigilante – Limited
American Relapse – Limited
Bayoneta – Netflix
The Brink – Limited
The Chaperone – Limited
Diane – Limited
Her Smell – Limited
Highwaymen – Netflix
Justice League vs. the Fatal Five – Anaheim
The Last – Limited
Long Lost – Limited
Making Babies – Limited
Notebook – Limited
Rabb Da Radio – Limited
Screwball – Limited
Slut in a Good Way – Limited
Super Deluxe – Limited
Unplanned – Limited
White Chamber – Limited
Working Woman – Limited
Wounds – Limited

MARCH 30, 2019

Justice League vs. the Fatal Five – Expands to VOD
Tigerland – Expands to Discovery Channel