Pick of the Litter – November 2019


BLOCKBUSTER OF THE MONTH

Knives Out

(Lionsgate) Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Toni Collette. Direct Rian Johnson delivers a delightful homage to Agatha Christie-style whodunnits with this parlor mystery about the murder of a family patriarch on the occasion of his birthday. An all-star cast highlights the festivities which look to be great fun. November 27

OTHER WIDE RELEASES TO WATCH FOR:

Terminator Dark Fate, November 1
Doctor Sleep, November 8
Ford v. Ferrari, November 15
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, November 22
Frozen 2, November 22
Queen and Slim, November 27

INDEPENDENT PICKS

American Son

(Netflix) Kerry Washington, Jeremy Jordan, Steven Pasquale, Eugene Lee. A frantic mother and her estranged husband reunite at a Florida police station in an attempt to help find their missing teenage son. Based on the acclaimed stage play. November 1

Harriet

(Focus) Cynthia Erivo, Janelle Monáe, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Tim Guinee. The story of American icon Harriet Tubman, focusing on her daring escape from slavery to freedom and the iron will it forged to make her into one of the leading abolitionists of her day. November 1

The Kingmaker

(Greenwich/Showtime) Imelda Marcos, Bongbong Marcos. The story of the controversial political career of Imelda Marcos who rose to power first as the First Lady of the Philippines and then to power in her own right. Now elderly, she is plotting to get her son Bongbong elected to the vice-presidency and is rewriting her family history of corruption and exploitation to do it. November 1

Honey Boy

(Amazon) Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, Laura San Giacomo. A child actor grows to young adulthood dealing with an overbearing father. He struggles to reconcile with his dad while dealing with his own mental health issues. November 8

The Report

(Amazon) Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Corey Stoll, Jon Hamm. An American Senator sets a recent graduate to look into files that were destroyed by the CIA and what he finds turns into a national scandal. Based on actual events. November 15

Waves

(A24) Taylor Russell, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Sterling K. Brown, Clifton Collins Jr. Two young couples in South Florida, facing a devastating loss, try to navigate love and forgiveness in the darkest of days. There are a lot of folks whispering that this might just be the best movie of 2019. November 15

When Lambs Become Lions

(Oscilloscope) Jon Kasbe. A small-time poacher, with the Kenyan government cracking down on his vocation and unable to feed his family, turns in desperation to his younger cousin, a park ranger who hasn’t been paid in weeks. November 22

The Irishman

(Netflix) Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Ray Romano. Interesting that one of the year’s most anticipated movies is coming out on Netflix (and on a brief limited theatrical run beginning November 1). Legendary director Martin Scorsese looks at one of America’s most enduring mysteries: the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. November 27

 

 

November 2019


Knives Out

NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Arctic Dogs
Motherless Brooklyn
Terminator: Dark Fate

The King – Expands to Netflix
Abstruse – Limited
Adopt a Highway – Limited
American Criminal – Limited
American Dharma – Limited
American Son – Netflix
Badland – Limited
Bloody Marie – Limited
Christmas in the Wild – Netflix
Cousins – Limited
Crepitus – Limited
Cubby – Limited
Earthquake Bird – Limited
Eminence Hill – Limited
Enigma – Limited
The Etruscan Smile – Limited
The Fifth Dementia – Limited
Holiday Hell – Limited/VOD
Inside Game – Limited
The Irishman – Limited
Justice Dot Net (Dark Justice) – Limited
The Kingmaker – Limited/Showtime
Light From Light – Limited
Mrs. Lowry & Son – Limited
Paradise Hills – Limited
Queen of Hearts – Limited
Spell – Limited
To Be of Service – New York City

NOVEMBER 5, 2019

A Dragon Adventure – VOD
A Kiss on Candy Cane Lane – VOD
Bare Knuckle Brawler – VOD
Elfette Saves Christmas – VOD
The Experience – VOD
My Adventures with Santa – VOD
Return to Mount Kennedy – VOD
Thanksgiving Dance – VOD
Undercover Brother 2 – VOD

NOVEMBER 6, 2019

Image Makers: The Adventures of America’s Pioneer Cinematographers – TCM
Marriage Story – Limited

NOVEMBER 8, 2019

Doctor Sleep
Last Christmas
Midway
Playing With Fire

To Be of Service – Expands to Los Angeles
16 Bars – Limited
A Frozen Christmas Time – VOD
Acceleration – Limited
The All-Americans – Limited
Better Days – Limited
Cold Brook – Limited
Cosmos – Limited
Crown Vic – New York City
Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan – Limited
Disco’d – Limited
Gabriel – Limited
Good Girls Get High – Limited
Honey Boy – Limited
Klaus – Netflix
Let It Snow – Netflix
Love is Blind – Limited/VOD
My Dear Liar – Limited
Primal – Limited
Racetime – Limited
Sunday Girl – Limited

NOVEMBER 10, 2019

The Hero of Flight 757 – Limited

NOVEMBER 12, 2019

Lady and the Tramp – Disney+
Noelle – Disney+
Philophobia: or, the Fear of Falling in Love – VOD

NOVEMBER 13, 2019

Mickey and the Bear – New York City

NOVEMBER 14, 2019

Night Sweats – New York City/VOD

NOVEMBER 15, 2019

Charlie’s Angels
Ford v. Ferrari
The Good Liar

Crown Vic – Expands to Limited Release/VOD
Earthquake Bird – Expands to Netflix
A Reindeer’s Journey – New York City
A Psycho-s Path – Limited
Atlantics – Limited
Ballet Blanc – Limited
Bluebird – Limited
Dorian Yates: The Original Mass Monster – imited
Everybody’s Everything – Limited
Feast of the Seven Fishes – Limited
Heritage – Boise
The Hottest August – Limited
Jhalle – Limited
Line of Duty – Limited
Lost in America – Limited
Pariah: The Lives and Deaths of Sonny Liston – Showtime
The Portal – Limited
Radioflash – Limited
The Report – Limited
Scandalous: The True Story of the National Enquirer – Limited
The Shed – Limited
Shooting the Mafia – Limited
Somewhere Winter – Limited
To Kid or Not to Kid – Limited
The Turkey Bowl – Limited
Ximbi Xombix – Los Angeles/VOD
The Warrior Queen of Jhansi – Limited
Waves – Limited
White Snake – Limited

NOVEMBER 19, 2019

2nd Chance for Christmas – Limited/VOD
Angelfish – VOD
The Cosmic Secret – VOD
Go Fish – VOD

NOVEMBER 20, 2019

Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator – Netflix

NOVEMBER 21, 2019

The Gospel Truth – Limited
The Knight Before Christmas – Netflix
Spirits in the Forest – Limited

NOVEMBER 22, 2019

21 Bridges
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Frozen 2

Mickey and the Bear – Expands to Los Angeles
3022 – Limited
Citizen K – Limited
The Courier – Limited
Dark Waters – Limited
Hala – Apple+
Saint Cloud Hill – Limited
Varda by Agnes – Limited
When Lambs Become Lions – Limited

NOVEMBER 23, 2019

Disappearance of the Millbrook Twins – Oxygen

NOVEMBER 26, 2019

The Driver – VOD
Greta – VOD
Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season – HBO

NOVEMBER 27, 2019

Knives Out
Queen and Slim

The Irishman – Expands to Netflix
63 Up – Limited
The Two Popes – Limited

NOVEMBER 28, 2019

Holiday Rush – Netflix

NOVEMBER 29, 2019

Atlantics – Expands to Netflix
Mickey and the Bear – Expands to Limited Release
Ximei – Expands to New York City
After Parkland – Limited
Almost Home – Limited
Away – Limited
Bahum Bug – VOD
The Body Remembers When the World Cracked Open – Limited
Cavale – Limited
Gidarh Singhi – Limited
Melody Makers – Limited
My Friend the Polish Girl – Limited
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project – Los Angeles
Tremors – Limited