Pick of the Litter – October 2019


BLOCKBUSTER OF THE MONTH

Joker

(Warner Brothers) Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Marc Maron, Zazie Beetz. Before he became the arch-nemesis of the Batman, Joker was Arthur Fleck, a man overlooked by society who followed a path to villainy and madness. The movie is the first “standalone” DC film, not a part of their Extended Universe. October 4

INDEPENDENT PICKS

Lucy in the Sky

(Fox Searchlight) Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Zazie Beetz, Dan Stevens. An astronaut returns home after a transcendent experience during a mission in space only to find that the world is no long enough for her. October 4

Pain and Glory

(Sony Classics) Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Asier Exteandia, Julieta Serrano. A world-renowned film director reflects on his life and the choices he’s made as both his past and present are crashing down around him. This newest film by Spanish legend Pedro Almodovar was a sensation at the most recent Cannes Film Festival and has been lauded as his best work in years. October 4

Fantastic Fungi

(Self-Released) Brie Larson (narrator), Paul Stamets, Tony D. Head, Michael Pollan. Beneath our feet is the magnificent mushroom and other fungi. These organisms can feed us, expand our consciousness and have surprising medicinal value. As the film explores the enthusiasm of mycologists – scientists who study fungi – it turns out that the lowly fungus may be the key to saving the planet. October 11

Parasite

(NEON) Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jyong Jo, Woo-sik Choi. A poor Korean family latches on to a wealthy one, providing “luxury services” for them and in return receiving financial survival. When a parasitic interloper threatens the poor family’s standing, they go to war to keep their cash cow alive. This is the latest from acclaimed Korean director Joon-ho Bong. October 11

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

(Saban) Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck. The legendary stoners return after an absence of I-can’t-remember-how-many years when they hear the despicable movie made based on their comic book characters is about to be rebooted. Characters from throughout the View Askew Universe guest star. October 15

Cyrano, My Love

(Roadside Attractions) Thomas Solivėres, Olivier Gourmet, Mathilde Seigner, Tom Leeb. This French comedy follows Edmond Rostand as he struggles to write a play that will eventually become symbolic of France itself.. October 18

Jojo Rabbit

(Fox Searchlight) Roman Griffin Davis, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson. A young boy, a soldier in the army of Nazi Germany, discovers that his mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in her attic Did I mention that his imaginary friend is Adolph Hitler? October 18

The Laundromat

(Netflix) Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Sharon Stone. A recent widow, investigating insurance fraud, discovers that the money trail leads back to a pair of Panama City, Florida law partners who have been exploiting the financial system to keep their uber-wealthy clients rich while screwing the middle and lower classes. This new Steven Soderbergh film is based on true events. October 18

The Lighthouse

(A24) Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeria Karaman. Two lighthouse keepers on a remote island off the coast of New England in the 1890s make a startling discovery which leads to horrifying consequences. October 18

My Name is Dolemite

(Netflix) Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Snoop Dogg, Keegan-Michael Key. The story of Rudy Ray Moore, a legendary black comic and original rapper whose Kung Fu pimp Dolemite became a Blaxploitation film cult favorite. The movie will undergo a brief theatrical run at the beginning of the month before moving over to Netflix. October 25

Kill Team

(A24) Nat Wolff, Alexander Skarsgǻrd, Rob Morrow, Adam Long. A soldier under the command of a sadistic squad leader witnesses the murder of civilians but as his team learns that someone has informed military authorities, he becomes increasingly concerned that his own squad might just kill him. Based on the incredible true story portrayed in a documentary of the same name that played the Florida Film Festival back in 2013. October 25

October 2019


Joker

OCTOBER 1, 2019

All For Gods – VOD
Dia of the Dead – VOD
Doom: Annihilation – VOD
Eco-Terrorist: The Battle for Our Planet – VOD
Final Cut – VOD
It Takes Three – VOD
My People, My Country – Limited
Once Upon a Time in Deadwood – VOD

OCTOBER 2, 2019

Celebration – Limited
War – Limited

OCTOBER 3, 2019

Nighthawks – Limited

OCTOBER 4, 2019

Joker
Low Tide – Expands to Limited Release
Art of the Dead – Limited
The Battle of Jangsri – Limited
Collisions – Limited
Cuck – Limited
Dead Water – Limited
Dilili in Paris – Limited
Dolemite is My Name – Limited
Game Day – Limited/VOD
In the Tall Grass – Netflix
El Coyote – Limited
Lucy in the Sky – Limited
Memory: The Origins of Alien – Limited
My Soul to Keep – Limited
Pain and Glory – Limited
The Parts You Lose – Limited
Pretenders – Limited
Rogue Warfare – Limited
Semper Fi – Limited
Sometimes Always Never – Limited
Wallflower – New York City
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines – New York City
Wrinkles the Clown – Limited

OCTOBER 5, 2019

Wonder Woman: Bloodlines – Expands to DC Universe

OCTOBER 8, 2019

Little Monsters – Special One-Night Screening Event
100 Acres of Hell – Limited
The Art of Deception – VOD
Facing East – VOD/Limited
Hamlet in the Golden Vale – VOD
Lil’ Monsters – VOD

OCTOBER 9, 2019

First Lady II Maria’s Revenge – VOD

OCTOBER 10, 2019

Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace – VOD

OCTOBER 11, 2019

The Addams Family
Gemini Man
Jexi

A German Youth – Limited
Albanian Gangster – Limite
Along Came the Devil 2 – Limited
The Axel Lebanon File – YouTube Premium
The Cotton Club Encore – Limited
The Dead Center – imited
Doubting Thomas – Limited
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie – Limited/Netflix
Entangled – Limited
Fantastic Fungi – New York City
The Forest of Love – Netflix
Fractured – Netflix
Fronteras – Limited
Gift – Limited
High Strung Free Dance – Limited
The King – Limited
Little Monsters – Hulu
Lucky Day – Limited
Mary – Limited
Mister America – Limited
Parasite – New York City/Los Angeles
Polaroid – Limited
The Sky is Pink – Limited
Up There – Los Angeles

OCTOBER 12, 2019

The College Admissions Scandal – Lifetime
Direct to Video: Straight to Video Horror of the 90s – The Monster Channel

OCTOBER 14, 2019

Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America – American Movie Classics

OCTOBER 15, 2019

Gothic Harvest – VOD
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot – Limited
Mermaid Down – VOD
Penguin Land – VOD

OCTOBER 16, 2019

Echoes of Fear – Los Angeles

OCTOBER 18, 2019

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Zombieland: Double Tap

Wallflower – Expands to Limited Release
The Captain – Limited
Closure – Limited
Cyrano, My Love – Limited
The Elephant Queen – Limited
Eli – Netflix
Female Pleasure – Limited
Greener Grass – Limited
Immortal Hero – Limited
Jojo Rabbit – Limited
The Laundromat – Netflix
The Lighthouse – Limited
Miss Virginia – Limited/VOD
Serendipity – Limited
Thrasher Road – Limited
Trick – Limited
Unlikely – Limited

OCTOBER 20, 2019

Morbid Stories – VOD

OCTOBER 21, 2019

Weejies: Halloweed Night – VOD

OCTOBER 22, 2019

From Shock to Awe – VOD
Human Lost – Limited
Mountaintop – Special Presentation
She’s Just a Shadow – VOD
Transit 17 – VOD

OCTOBER 24, 2019

One Piece: Stampede – Limited
The Reliant – Limited
Saudi Women’s Driving School – HBO

OCTOBER 25, 2019

Black and Blue
Countdown

Dolomite is My Name – Expands to Netflix
Fantastic Fungi – Expands to Los Angeles
Burning Cane – Limited
By the Grace of God – Limited
The Cat and the Moon – Los Angeles/New York City
The Current War (Director’s Cut) – Limited
Frankie – Limited
Full Count – Limited
The Gallows Act II – VOD
Girl on the Third Floor – Limited
The Great Alaskan Race – Limited
The Kill Team – Limited
The Last Color – Limited
Made in China – Limited
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound – Limited
Portals – Limited
Mnemophrenia – Limited
Rattlesnakes – Netflix
Synonyms – Limited
Western Stars – Limited
Ximei – Los Angeles

OCTOBER 26, 2019

The Rainbow – VOD
Save the Titanic: Treasures from the Deep – National Geographic
Women of Impact – National Geographic

OCTOBER 29, 2019

The Rise of Jordan Peterson – Limited

OCTOBER 30, 2019

Redoubt – Limited