#418 October 26, 2021

Matt writes: Leonard Maltin’s invaluable Film Guides had been IMDb earlier than the daybreak of the web. I used to be at all times impressed by how he managed to seize the essence of an image in only some sentences, and now the enduring movie critic has graced us with a memoir, Starstruck: My Unlikely Highway to Hollywood, that’s assured to be a must-read for movie buffs of all stripes. Click on right here to learn Donald Liebenson’s in-depth interview with Maltin, and in addition you should definitely watch the video embedded beneath from the 2013 TCM Traditional Movie Competition during which Maltin pays heartfelt tribute to Roger Ebert.


King Richard (2021). Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Inexperienced. Written by Zach Baylin. Starring Will Smith, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton. Synopsis: A take a look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams turned who they’re after the teaching from their father Richard Williams. Debuts within the US on November nineteenth, 2021.

The Misplaced Daughter (2021). Written and directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal (primarily based on the novel by Elena Ferrante). Starring Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Peter Sarsgaard. Synopsis: A lady’s seashore trip takes a darkish flip when she begins to confront the troubles of her previous. Debuts on Netflix on December thirty first, 2021.

Being the Ricardos (2021). Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. Starring Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, J.Okay. Simmons. Synopsis: Follows Lucy and Desi as they face a disaster that would finish their careers and one other that would finish their marriage. Debuts on Amazon Prime on December tenth, 2021.

The Tender Bar (2022). Directed by George Clooney. Written by William Monahan (primarily based on the ebook by J.R. Moehringer). Starring Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd. Synopsis: A boy rising up on Lengthy Island seeks out father figures among the many patrons at his uncle’s bar. Debuts on Prime Video on January seventh, 2022.

Cusp (2021). Directed by  and . Synopsis: Within the lazy days of a Texas summer season, three teenage women navigate friendship, relationships, and poisonous masculinity as they make the transition to the grownup world. Debuts on Showtime on November twenty sixth, 2021.

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time (2021). Directed by  and . Synopsis: Recounting the extraordinary lifetime of creator Kurt Vonnegut, and the 25-year friendship with the filmmaker who got down to doc it. Debuts within the US on November nineteenth, 2021.

Mayor Pete (2021). Directed by . Synopsis: An inside take a look at Pete Buttigieg marketing campaign to run for President of the USA. Debuts on Prime Video on November twelfth, 2021.

Zeroes and Ones (2021). Written and directed by . Starring Ethan Hawke, Valerio Mastandrea, Cristina Chiriac. Synopsis: An American soldier stationed in Rome with the Vatican blown up, embarks on a hero’s journey to uncover and defend towards an unknown enemy threatening all the world. Debuts within the US on November nineteenth, 2021.

France (2021). Written and directed by Bruno Dumont. Starring Léa Seydoux, Blanche Gardin, Benjamin Biolay. Synopsis: A star journalist, juggling her busy profession and private life, has her life over-turned by a freak automobile accident. Debuts within the US on December tenth, 2021.

Ambulance (2022). Directed by Michael Bay. Written by Chris Fedak, Laurits Munch-Petersen and Lars Andreas Pedersen. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza González. Synopsis: Two robbers steal an ambulance after their heist goes awry. Debuts within the US on February 18th, 2022.

The Feast (2021). Directed by Lee Haven Jones. Written by Roger Williams. Starring Annes Elwy, Nia Roberts, Julian Lewis Jones. Synopsis: Filmed in Welsh, the image follows a younger girl serving privileged company at a cocktail party in a distant home in rural Wales. The assembled company don’t understand they’re about to eat their final supper. Debuts within the US on November nineteenth, 2021.

The Beta Take a look at (2021). Written and directed by Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe. Starring Jim CummingsVirginia Newcomb and PJ McCabe. Synopsis: A married Hollywood agent receives a mysterious letter for an nameless sexual encounter and turns into ensnared in a sinister world of mendacity, infidelity, and digital information. Debuts within the US on November fifth, 2021.

Crimson Discover (2021). Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot. Synopsis: An Interpol agent tracks the world’s most needed artwork thief. Debuts on Netflix on November twelfth, 2021.

Uncharted (2022). Directed by Ruben Fleischer. Written by Artwork Marcum, Matt Holloway and Rafe Judkins.Starring Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas. Synopsis: The story is a prequel to the video games, starring Holland as a youthful Drake, exhibiting us particulars of how he got here to satisfy and befriend Sully. Debuts within the US on February 18th, 2022.

Bruised (2021). Directed by Halle Berry. Written by Michelle Rosenfarb. Starring Halle Berry, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Adan Canto. Synopsis: A disgraced MMA fighter finds redemption within the cage and the braveness to face her demons when the son she had given up as an toddler unexpectedly reenters her life. Debuts on Netflix on November twenty fourth, 2021.

Evening Raiders (2021). Written and directed by Danis Goulet. Starring Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Brooklyn Letexier-Hart, Amanda Plummer. Synopsis: A mom joins an underground band of vigilantes to try to rescue her daughter from a state-run establishment. Debuts within the US on November twelfth, 2021.

Residence Candy Residence Alone (2021). Directed by Dan Mazer. Written by Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell (primarily based on characters created by John Hughes). Starring Archie Yates, Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney. Synopsis: A married couple tries to steal again a beneficial heirloom from a difficult child. Debuts on Disney+ on November twelfth, 2021.

The Batman (2022). Directed by Matt Reeves. Written by Matt Reeves, Peter Craig and Mattson Tomlin (primarily based on characters created by Bob Kane and Invoice Finger). Starring Robert Pattinson, Jeffrey Wright, Andy Serkis. Synopsis: In his second 12 months of preventing crime, Batman uncovers corruption in Gotham Metropolis that connects to his circle of relatives whereas dealing with a serial killer often called the Riddler. Debuts within the US on March 4th, 2022.

Val Lewton’s Horror Classics

Matt writes: Simply in time for Halloween, our contributor Invoice Ryan has penned an essay entitled “Demise is Good: The Horror Movies of Val Lewton,” which celebrates the 9 horror movies that the legendary producer made for RKO between 1942 and 1946, like “The Seventh Sufferer” and “Cat Folks.”

Academy Museum of Movement Photos

Matt writes: Our Far-Flung Correspondent Jana Monji was privileged to pay a go to to the long-awaited Academy Museum of Movement Photos upon its grand opening on September thirtieth. You may learn her full report right here.

Free Films

Spirit of Youth (1938). Directed by Harry L. Fraser. Written by Arthur Hoerl. Starring Joe Louis, Clarence Muse, Edna Mae Harris. Synopsis: The story of the rise of boxer Joe Thomas, which paralleled the lifetime of Joe Louis.

Watch “Spirit of Youth”

Carnival Story (1954). Directed by Kurt Neumann. Written by Kurt Neumann, Hans Jacoby, Dalton Trumbo and Michael Wilson. Starring Anne Baxter, Steve Cochran, Lyle Bettger. Synopsis: An American carnival in Germany units the scene for sin, intercourse and melodrama.

Watch “Carnival Story”

The Black 6 (1973). Directed by Matt Cimber. Written by Mikel Angel. Starring Robert Howard, Cindy Daly, Mikel Angel. Synopsis: When a Black highschool scholar is killed after being caught courting a white lady, the boy’s brother, who’s a member of a Black biker gang, hears about it and involves city to avenge his brother’s dying.

Watch “The Black 6”

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