It’s another quiet week for movie releases on Amazon Prime Video, so you can use this time of relative peace to get on our list of all the best movies to watch now on Prime Video. No Time to Die, Daniel Craig’s last appearance as James Bond (he means it this time, really!), Is the latest addition. It’s pretty high profile, so if you’ve looking for something a little more under the radar, I personally recommend checking out two movies that came out earlier this year: Emergency, a pretty great college-set drama, and I Want You Back, a gorgeous one. Rom-Com with two incredibly charming leads in Jenny Slate and Charlie Day. Or, whatever, just turn off your brain and watch the Twilight movies. Nobody here would judge you.
An important note about how this list was made: To keep the list as relevant as possible, we emphasize the best recent releases, prime video originals, and critics favorites. But we also put our own personal spin on the list, with understated gems we recommend to our friends, classic favorites, and important selections that highlight different voices. We will update the list regularly.
Last updated on June 25; the recent additions are at the top
No Time to Die (2021)
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Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas, No Time to Die
Directed by: Cary FukunagaStars: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Lashana Lynch, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw.
No Time to Die is neither the best nor the worst Daniel Craig Bond film, but it marks his latest appearance as a character, which makes it significant. It’s a long, stylish, sometimes inexplicable film that ends after Bond leaves active service with MI6 and just tries to live a quiet life as a normal, extraordinarily handsome man. But you can not make a Bond movie about it, so everything is disturbed very quickly when the CIA recruits him to hunt down a mysterious and dangerous evil (Rami Malek). [Trailer]
For fans of: Internet, Vampires, CGI Babies, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, Twilight
Year: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012Director: Catherine Hardwicke, Chris Weitz, David Slade, Bill CondonStars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner. 58, 45, 52
What is there to say about Twilight that has not already been said? Stephanie Meyer’s teenage vampire romance books have been adapted into a five-movie franchise that defined the late 2000s / early 2010s, telling us the love story between human high school student Bella (Kristen Stewart) and her undead friend Edward (Robert Pattinson). ) imagine, but most importantly, these are the movies that have inspired a thousand memes. When people say “so bad it’s good”, they are talking about Twilight. [Trailer]
RJ Cyler and Donald Elise Watkins, Emergency
Director: Carey WilliamsStars: Sabrina Carpenter, Donald Elise Watkins, RJ CylerGenre: Drama, ComedyRating: RMetacritical Score: 75
This Amazon movie will probably get lost in the noise of high-profile releases, but do not let it slip if you are a fan of party comedy. The indie film follows some young Black College seniors (RJ Cyler and Donald Elise Watkins) ready to leave in a series of parties before spring break when they discover an unconscious white girl in their apartment, having no idea how she got there. Realizing the bad optics of the situation, they (and their Latino citizens) set out to get them back to safety without their good intentions being misinterpreted. The film got great reviews when it did the Festival Circuit earlier this year. -Tim Surette [Trailer]
Thandiwe Newton and Chris Pine, All the Old Knives
Directed by: Janus Metz PedersonStars: Thandiwe Newton, Chris Pine, Jonathan Pryce, Laurence Fishburne.
All The Old Messer sounds like a Knives Out sequel in a nursing home (which is a free idea for Rian Johnson), but it’s actually a thriller starring Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton, who are also ex-lovers. I have no complaints about that concept. Based on the novel of the same name by Olen Steinhauer, who wrote the screenplay for the film, the film follows Pine’s Henry Pelham as his investigation into a CIA time in his story with Newton’s Celia. Laurence Fishburne and Jonathan Pryce and Star. Pine has promoted this in a series of To-Die-For Outfits. -Kelly Connolly [Trailer]
Director: Mariama DialloStars: Regina Hall, Amber Gray, Zoe ReneeGenre: Drama / HorrorRated: RMetacritical Score: 67 This may interest you : The 50 original original films of Netflix.
The buzz from Sundance and SXSW is that Regina Hall is going to be one of the best performances of her career in this horror film about racism and the Get Out genre. She plays a professor at a prestigious, mostly white New England University with a historical connection to the Salem Witch Trials and a legacy of racism that continues into today. She, a black first-year student (Zoe Renee), and another black faculty member (Amber Gray) experience racism at school as a literal haunting. It’s a sure debut film by writer-director Mariama Diallo (a Yale graduate) who is capable of fear and social commentary. -Liam Mathews [Trailer]
Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, Lucy and Desi
Director: Amy Poehler (yes, Amy Poehler) Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi ArnazGenre: Documentary Rating: NRMetacritical Score: 75
Sure, Nicole Kidman played a great Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin’s biopic Being the Ricardos (also on Amazon), but did you see the Lucille Ball play Lucille Ball? Amy Poehler directs this documentary and looks at the life of the stars of I Love Lucy, both on set and at home. (Not to be confused with Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie, a 1993 documentary about Lucy and Desi’s daughter, Lucie Arnaz, which is also on Amazon.) -Tim Surette [Trailer]
Maggie Q and Michael Keaton, The Protégé
Director: Martin CampbellStars: Maggie Q, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. JacksonGenre: Action, Thriller, CrimeRating: RMetacritic Score: 48
Look, if you told me that Maggie Q plays in an action movie, I’m almost on board. Here she plays as a contract killer who promises to get brutal, bloody revenge on the people who killed her mentor (Samuel L. Jackson). Along the way, she is involved in a game of cat and mouse with another ruthless criminal (Michael Keaton), and the two of them have such a strenuous chemistry that it makes you forget about the film’s shortcomings. The protégé received mediocre reviews when it was released in theaters, but the fight scenes are well-choreographed performances that make it the ideal watch if you want to turn off your brain. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]
Book of Love (2022)
Sam Claflin and Verónica Echegui, Book of Love To see also : Prime Video: The 49 Best TV Shows to Watch.
Director: Analeine Cal y MayorStars: Sam Claflin, Verónica EcheguiGenre: Comedy, RomanceMetacritical Score: 44
In this silly, sweet romantic comedy, Sam Claflin plays the kind of character that Hugh Grant would have played in the ’90s: a British romantic author who learns that his last (and not very good) novel became a big hit in Mexico, encourages him to travel there for a book tour. It is only after he arrives that he realizes that the Spanish version of his book has actually been rewritten into a much sharper story, which is far more interesting than his original story, all thanks to Maria (Verónica Echegui), the woman who translated it. . This is the kind of classic rom-com premise that I can not help but be very popular. [Trailer]
I Want You Back (2022)
For fans of: Jenny Slate, Charlie Day, bad advice schemes
Jenny Slate, Charlie Day, I Want You Back
Directed by: Jason OrleyStars: Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Gina Rodriguez, Manny Jacinto, Scott Eastwood.
It’s a Jenny Slate rom-com; it’s a Charlie Day rom-com; it’s a combination Jenny Slate-Charlie Day rom-com! And that means it’s actually funny. I Want You Back parries two of Hollywood’s most trusted chaos agents as a pair of strangers who bond over recently dumped, then work together to win back their exes by destroying their new relationships. It’s a solid romantic comedy that actually feels fresh, and who doesn’t love a messy scheme? -Kelly Connolly [Trailer]
A Hero (2021)
For fans of: International films, twisty moral tales
Director: Asghar FarhadiStars: Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Sahar Goldoost Genre: Drama, Thriller Rating: PG-13Metacritical score: 82
The latest film by Iranian film director and two-time Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi is this tense moral story that has received rave reviews from critics. It follows a man (Amir Jadidi) whose debt landed him in prison, but a chance discovery of gold coins while on vacation turns him into a national hero when he decides to return the bag of coins to its real owner. But beneath this apparent act of altruism lie the questions of the true intentions of man. -Tim Surette [Trailer]
Being the Ricardos (2021)
For fans of: Aaron Sorkin, Backstage Drama
Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos
Directed by: Aaron Sorkin – Starring: Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, J.K. Simmons, Nina Arianda, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat Genre: Biography, Drama, History Rating: RMetacritical Score: 60
Have you ever seen Aaron Sorkin the mouth of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz with his literal monologues? Sorkin wrote and directed Being the Ricardos, a biopic after I Love Lucy’s Ball and Arnaz during a critical moment in her career, when Ball was accused of being a communist and gossipers questioned her relationship on the Fritz was. Early reviews are mediocre, but the draw here is Nicole Kidman as Ball and Javier Bardem as Arnaz, accompanied by J.K. Simmons, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat (Meeting Arrested Development!), And Nina Arianda. -Tim Surette [Trailer]
For fans of: aliens, beetles, aliens that look like beetles
Lucian-River Chauhan, Riz Ahmed, and Aditya Geddada, Encounter
Director: Michael PearceStars: Riz Ahmed, Octavia Spencer, Rory Cochrane, Janina Gavankar Genre: Sci-Fi, ThrillerRated: RMetacritical Score: 57
Riz Ahmed follows up his Oscar-nominated tour last year of The Sound of Metal with this paranoid sci-fi thriller that looks like a mix of Take Shelter and War of the Worlds. Ahmed plays Malik Khan, a decorated Marine who takes his two boys and goes to AWOL to protect them from an alien threat – and military operators who try to make sure the secret of that threat does not come out. It comes from writer-director Michael Pearce, who made the excellent 2017 psychological thriller Beast, so you can bet there will be some gut-punching twists and some meat material to make Ahmed work. The support cast includes Octavia Spencer, Janina Gavankar and Rory Cochrane. -Liam Mathews [Trailer]
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)
For fans of: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cats
Benedict Cumberbatch and Toby Jones, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
Director: Will SharpeStars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones Genre: Biography, Drama, History Rating: PG-13Metacritical score: 63
Benedict Cumberbatch plays the eccentric late 19th and early 20th century artist Louis Wain, known for his cat portraits, which fall for his sister governess (Claire Foy) in this fantastic biographical drama. The reviews for the movie were polite but rarely glowing – what can be expected from a movie created and ruled by the dark and funny Will Sharpe (Flowers) – but it has Benedict Cumberbatch and Cats, so there are plenty of very online people who will it sure love. Plus, Olivia Colman tells. -Kelly Connolly [Trailer]
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021)
For fans of: Musicals, sweet come-of-age stories
Max Harwood, Everyone’s talking about Jamie
Directed by: Dan Gillespie Sells, Jonathan Butterell, and Tom MacRaeStars: Max Harwood, Lauren Patel, Sarah Lancashire, Richard E. Grant, Ralph Ineson, Sharon Horgan.
This stage-to-screen musical film is destined to set your heart on fire – provided you are not a hate abuser – as it tells the story of a 16-year-old high school student on his journey against bullying and realizing his dream of becoming a drag Queen ginn. It has been positively reviewed with critics who have compared it to Billy Elliott, and is exactly the good feeling you want. -Tim Surette [Trailer]
The Big Sick (2017)
For fans of: Pre-Marvel Kumail Nanjiani, Heartfelt Rome Coms
Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan, The Big Sick
Directed by: Michael ShowalterStars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Ray Romano, Holly Hunter.
This romantic comedy is based on the current love story between Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily V. Gordon. Nanjiani plays the fictional version of herself, while Zoe Kazan plays the fictional version of Emily, whose sudden diagnosis of Adult Stillness – and the coma in which she falls – throws a major key into her growing relationship. While Kumail and Emily’s story is without a doubt the thing that drives The Big Sick, Ray Romano and Holly Hunter, who play Emily’s parents, are the mainstays of the film. You will probably go away from this mostly wishing they could adopt you. [Trailer]
For fans of: Pop songs, use the phrase “so bad it’s good”
Nicholas Galitzine and Camila Cabello, Cinderella
Director: Kay CannonStars: Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel, Billy Porter, Minnie Driver, Nicholas Galitzine, Pierce Brosnan.
Do we need another Cinderella story? Probably not, but here’s that movie anyway. In this latest version, Camila Cabello plays the fairy tale heroine, now through simple “Ella”, as an aspiring fashion designer with big dreams the traditional society in which she lives is just not ready. She gets help from her fairy godfather (Billy Porter), pushes herself against her evil stepmother (Idina Menzel), and belts out many classic pop songs that you already know, because this confusing movie is also a jukebox musical. If all this does not turn you off, you are definitely ready for Cinderella, Girlboss Edition. It is not “good”, per se, but the crazy choice will surely make you laugh. This could be a new camp classic in the making. [Trailer]
For fans of: Adam Driver, Creepy Puppet Theater, A Star Is Born
Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, Annette
Directed by: Leos CaraxStars: Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg, Devyn McDowell.
If you’ve cared about film festivals before, you’ve probably heard of Annette, but if you have not, listen carefully: this is a musical where Adam Driver, in an even lower register than anyone else, Henry, stands. plays -up comedian who falls in love with Marion Cotillard’s Ann, an opera singer. Their relationship falls apart after the birth of their mysterious wonderful daughter Annette (who is mistakenly played by a puppet), and from there it becomes A Star Is Born through Marriage Story, but with a touch of surrealism. It’s a fast, hallucinatory roller coaster ride that is certainly not for everyone, but will definitely stop you. [Trailer]
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)
For fans of: Sequels, as Borat says “my wiiiiife”
Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat Following Moviefilm
Director: Jason WolinerStars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria BakalovaGenre: ComedyRating: RMetacritical Score: 68
It’s hard not to be wary when a popular character resurrects years later, but Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (full title Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan) is the rare sequel that works . Sacha Baron Cohen is returning as the Kazakh journalist Borat, and the international acclaim he has garnered since his first film has helped more than just his homeland. In an attempt to liberate Kazakhstan, he returns to the United States in hopes of delivering a gift to former President Donald Trump (this film was released just before the 2020 election, giving some of the jokes a ten-second expiration date), but more compelling than all this is Borat’s legitimate sweet relationship with his daughter, Tutar (Maria Bakalova, who absolutely deserved the Oscar nomination she received for her performance), who accompanied him on his mission, much to his chagrin. Trauer. Honestly, the Rudy Giuliani stuff is the least interesting thing about this movie. It’s good! Who if we we who really. [Trailer]
Get Duked! (2019)
For fans of: Trainspotting, Psychedelics
Directed by: Ninian DoffStars: Eddie Izzard, Kate Dickie, Samuel Bottomley, Viraj Juneja, Rian Gordon, Lewis Gribben.
This 2019 British black comedy film simply reminds you of Danny Boyle’s bony classic Trainspotting, and it should: three Scottish teenagers with a knack for celebrating and doing drugs, get into trouble. In Get Duked !, they are joined by a do-gooder and wander the Highlands to win the Duke of Edinborough Award, a survival challenge that boys and men make, but they hang in the middle of a hunt-or-hunt. Situation with Eddie Izzard playing a psycho with a sniper rifle. Believe it or not, it gets weirder from there. Hilarious, ridiculous, and full of social commentary, this would be regular view in weed-filled bedrooms of the late 90s. -Tim Surette [Trailer]
The Handmaiden (2016)
For fans of: Deception, but in a sexy way
Director: Chan-wook ParkStars: Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woongGenre: Drama, Thriller, RomanceRating: UnratedMetacritical score: 84
Handmaiden is one of those movies where each character scams a different character, resulting in an exciting, dramatic thriller. It begins as a movie about a Korean conman (Ha Jung-woo) who sets up a pan to seduce a Japanese heir (Kim Min-hee) from her inheritance. He enlists the help of a pocket (Kim Tae-ri) to act as a maid and confidant of the heirs, and has her duty to encourage marriage between the two. Things start to get more dangerous as deeper relationships develop in the messy, intertwined trio, which is all I want to say without actually distorting the genius twists of the plot. What you should know when you enter is that this movie was directed by Park Chan-wook, who gave us the brutal, bloody oldboy, so you should expect a gruesome picture. [Trailer]
For fans of: Kate Beckinsale violently brutalizing goons
Director: Tanya WexlerStars: Kate Beckinsale, Bobby Cannavale, Laverne Cox, Stanley Tucci, Jai Courtney.
Kate Beckinsale would have climbed into her career playing a single mom who is fascinated by a hunk in various rom-coms, but thank God she decided instead to be a butt action hero. In Jolt, she plays a woman with a unique condition that you only find in movies: When she’s not electrocuted with a personalized belt, she loses her temper and begins to beat the sh– out of everyone. Let’s just say she doesn’t always get the slide she needs in time … a lot. There is also a scene where she throws babies, and there are many quick kicks to the liver. Stupid fun, good time. -Tim Surette [Trailer]
Late Night (2019)
For fans of: Comedy about going to work, Emma Thompson’s costume on
Directed by: Nisha GanatraStars: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, Max Casella, Hugh Dancy.
Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson star in this extremely sweet movie, written by Kaling, about a talk show host (played by Thompson) whose popularity decreases with age. To help refresh her writing room and stop the network from replacing her, she hires a new, inexperienced writer (Kaling). Some of the jokes and work responsibilities add up a bit too far into the inner baseball territory – much emphasis is placed on Kaling’s character, for example co-monologue writer – but overall, Late Night is a fun movie about the Women have to go to great lengths to be taken seriously in their careers. [Trailer]
One Child Nation (2019)
For fans of: Learning history without opening a book
Director: Nanfu Wang, Zhang LynnGenre: History, Documentary Rating: RMetacritical Score: 85
This award-winning documentary teaches you all about a painful chapter in China’s history of the one-child policy that lasted from 1979 to 2015. Real people who have lived through such a devastating period talk about their experiences, and the film dispels the harmful effects of government propaganda. Interestingly, One Child Nation is given a personal touch by co-director Nanfu Wang, who weaves stories from her own experience as a new mother with the overall narrative of the documentary. [Trailer]
One Night in Miami… (2020)
For fans of: historical figures, monologues
Directed by: Regina KingStars: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr. Genre: Drama Rating: RMetacritical score: 83
Directed by Regina King and based on a play by Kemp Powers, One Night in Miami … tells a dramatized account of a 1964 reunion between Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom) ) Jr.), and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge). They spend the night together in a Miami hotel room and argue at the end for a good part of it, over X’s conviction that Cooke sold out by pandering the white audience with his music, and Ali’s, in the film referred to as Cassius Clay , Decision to convert to Islam and change its name. It is an interesting film that manages to draw the curtain back to four rather intangible cultural symbols, showing more about their concerns, inner lives and ambitions than the average biopic would. [Trailer]
Pink: All I Know So Far (2021)
For fans of: P! Nk, acrobatics, good music
Director: Michael GraceyGenre: Biography, Music, Documentary Rating: UnratedMetacritical Score: 60
What do you know about Pink? (Or sorry, P! Nk, as she’s apparently preferred to be addressed.) You probably know that she has the voice of an angel, and that she really, really likes to sing while doing air tricks, but you may not know much. doriwwer eraus. This documentary is a highly personal look at her life as a mother. Expect many very sweet scenes from her career taking her young children on tour, some emotional behind-the-scenes interviews, and being blown away by her pure vocal range. It’s a fun watch for Pink Devotees and new fans. [Trailer]
Small Axe (2020)
For fans of: Social Justice Stories, Period Pieces
Directed by: Steve McQueenStars: John Boyega, Letitia Wright, Michael Ward, Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Sheyi Cole, Kenyah Sandy.
Small Ax is a peak prestige television in which there is no television at all, but instead it is an anthology collection of five films by Steve McQueen. Each installation focuses on the London West Indies community between 1969 and 1982, and each stars a superb group of actors, including John Boyega, Letitia Wright, Jack Lowden, and more. The stories do not overlap, but they all do a great job of expanding the world, and deal with issues and themes that affect the community, such as police brutality, education, and what it means to be a part of British society as a person. to be of West Indian descent. On the one hand, yes, five movies are a lot of questions for viewers, but on the other hand, it just so happens that McQueen is an incredible director with a strong vision and everyone will be worth your time. If you just want to try one, go “Lovers Rock”, a romance around a reggae house party, a spin. [Trailer]
Sound of Metal (2020)
For fans of: Heavy Metal Band t-shirts, be emotional
Director: Darius MarderStars: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul RaciGenre: Drama, MusicRating: RMetacritical Score: 82
I think Riz Ahmed had the best performance of 2020 as a Heavy Metal drummer who lost his hearing in Sound of Metal, and he quite rightly deserved an Oscar nomination for it. As Ruben, he explores the emotional trauma of sudden deafness – literally, as it plays out in the film, one minute he can hear perfectly, and the next everything is muffled – and the importance of finding community as he lives in a rural life at home for Deaf Recovering Addiction and Order, by Joe (Paul Raci, also rightly nominated for an Oscar for his work). The way the film uses the sound design is nothing short of incredible, and above all, director Darius Marder has cast many current deaf actors who help bring the story to life. [Trailer]
For fans of: Witches, Dancers, Witch Dancers, Tilda Swinton
Director: Luca GuadagninoStars: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia GothGenre: Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, HorrorRating: RMetacritic Score: 64
Luca Guadagnino directs this remake of the 1977 Dario Argento horror classic. Dakota Johnson stars as Susie, a seemingly fresh-faced dancer who travels from Ohio to Berlin to study at an elite dance academy and is quickly named as a lead dancer. As Suspiria unfolds, and as more students and teachers are found dead or completely missing, it becomes increasingly clear that something very meaningful and supernatural is going on beneath the surface. Tilda Swinton also plays three roles, and for one of them she gets dressed as an old man. It’s kooky, it’s campy, and it’s very, very creepy. [Trailer]
Sylvie’s Love (2020)
For fans of: Tessa Thompson, Period Romance
Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha, Sylvie’s Love
Directed by: Eugene AsheStars: Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi AsomughaGenre: Drama, Romance, MusicRated: PG-13Metacritical Score: 74
If romance is your thing, Sylvie’s Love should be your next watch. Set in New York City in 1962, Tessa Thompson plays Sylvie, an aspiring television producer who has a summer romance with a saxophonist (Nnamdi Asomugha) who works in her father’s record store. Life eventually pulls them apart, and they both continue without each other for a while, only to reunite years later to find that their connection remains just as strong. [Trailer]
The Tomorrow War (2021)
For fans of: Independence Day, action broken with passable humor
Chris Pratt, Keith Powers, and Sam Richardson, The Tomorrow War
Directed by: Chris McKayStars: Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J. K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson. Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller, War.
A muscly and brainy Chris Pratt plays as a scientist who, along with thousands of other 30-year-olds, is zipped into the future to help future soldiers fight an alien invasion and save humanity. Yes, if the crazy logline does not turn you off, then you should enjoy this popcorn flick that does not take itself too seriously – as evidenced by the many one-liners of comedians Sam Richardson, Mike Mitchell, and Mary Lynn Rajskub – but saves not on hours of soldiers unloading clips and grotesque aliens. It reminds you of Starship Troopers without that harsh comment. [Trailer]
Uncle Frank (2020)
For fans of: Road Trips, Paul Bettany’s American accent
Paul Bettany, Sophia Lillis, and Peter Macdissi, Monni Frank
Directed by: Alan BallStars: Paul Bettany, Sophia Lillis, Peter Macdissi, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn.
This movie is a bit like if someone tried to update Little Miss Sunshine and focus mainly on Steve Carell’s character, but in a good way. Beth (Sophia Lillis) moves from her small hometown of North Carolina to the good old New York City, and is immediately struck by the life of her favorite uncle. She finds out that Frank (Paul Bettany) is gay and has been living with his friend Wally (Peter Macdissi) for years, while successfully keeping it a secret from the rest of her family. And since this is a movie, the secret is of course endangered when Frank’s father dies and he, Beth, and Wally are on a road trip to attend the funeral. Uncle Frank balances his weird and dramatic moments well, and your heart will ache during the flashback to Frank’s adolescence, where he was first confronted with his family’s homophobia. Plus, an always perfect Judy Greer co-stars. [Trailer]
For fans of: Intimate portraits of 80s icons
Directors: Leo Scott, Ting PooGenre: DocumentaryRating: RMetacritic Score: 73
Val Kilmer gets the autobiographical treatment in this intimate documentary about his life and career. Kilmer borrows his own home movies, which he has taken on film over the years – which includes videos of the Batman Forever set, and footage of younger versions of Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon just hanging out – and offers a look at his struggles with the throat cancer from which he was still recovering and he left with a prosthesis to speak of. It’s more obvious than the standard celebrity doc. [Trailer]
The Vast of Night (2019)
For fans of: The 80s and 90s sci-fi feel, first time directors making a big splash
Sierra McCormick, The Vast of Night
Director: Andrew PattersonStars: Sierra McCormick, Jake HorowitzGenre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, FantasyRating: PG-13Metacritical Score: 84
This 2019 science-fiction film by director Andrew Patterson is one of the best directorial debuts of the last decade, with Patterson’s sharp eyes able to kill a small town experiencing strange phenomena from the sky. With some really incredibly continuous shots with hundreds of extras and one of my favorite intimate movie scenes with only one person on screen, The Vast of Night is the dream of a film school student who became a young switchboard operator in a disc jockey in 1950s New Mexico attempts. to find the source of unidentified sounds, and it’s an thrilling thriller from the opening shot to the closing seconds. -Tim Surette [Trailer]
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- Train to Busan. Year: 2016 ….
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