Hollywood continues to test the waters with a ton of limited release films.
Tenet failed to kick-start a wave of new wide releases, but the amount of limited release films has been steadily ticking upwards. Consequently, a lot of films that diverted to VOD are either doing Home Theatrical or doing test runs in theaters, leaving a lot fewer options.
Wide Release (Sep. 25)
A group of five classmates is trapped inside their school bus after a mysterious creature invade the road. Time runs and every passing minute decreases their survival chances against the constant threats of that unknown entity.
Limited Release (Sep. 25)
The Artist’s Wife
Claire Smythson, wife of the renowned abstract artist Richard Smythson, is plunged into a late-life crisis when her husband is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and is in danger of not completing the paintings for his final show.
A woman’s life is turned upside down when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join them on a major heist they’re planning.
Melanie experiences a terminal diagnosis, leading her to leave her husband and life behind for LA and an affair with a tintype photographer.
A fatal ill man tries to secure the future of his family in a world where the toxicity of the sun forces people to stay inside during the daytime.
A group of women hatch a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.
Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles
Follows chef Yotam on his quest to bring the sumptuous art and decadence of Versailles to life in cake form at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Ava (Sep. 25)
Ava is a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization, traveling the globe specializing in high profile hits. When a job goes dangerously wrong she is forced to fight for her own survival.
*Anti Staff Pick: As intriguing as the cast is (Jessica Chastain, Geena Davis, Common) this has got to be the most generic script in Hollywood these days. “Assassin on the run after hit goes wrong” should be an automatic expulsion from the writer’s guild.
Dead (Sep. 25)
Marbles, a hapless stoner, can see ghosts. Tagg, a recently dead wannabe super-cop, needs to find a serial killer. Can a critical ghost cop and a directionless stoner get over their prejudices and work together to save lives… and deaths?
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life (Sep. 23, Kino Marquee)
A month after receiving a fatal diagnosis in January 2015, Oliver Sacks sat down for a series of filmed interviews in his apartment in New York City. For eighty hours, surrounded by family, friends, and notebooks from six decades of thinking and writing about the brain, he talked about his life and work, his abiding sense of wonder at the natural world, and the place of human beings within it.
Native Son (Sep. 25, Kino Marquee)
One of the most controversial novels of its day, Richard Wright’s Native Son exposed the injustices of urban African-American life, witnessed through the eyes of Bigger Thomas, whose violent tendencies and moral confusion were the natural result of a lifetime of deprivation. In prison for murder and sentenced to death, Thomas reflects on the circumstances that led to his fate.
Kino Lorber presents a new restoration of the 1951 film version of the novel.
Video on Demand
Jay Sebring…Cutting to the Truth (Sep. 22)
A fascinating, in-depth look at the legacy of revolutionary sixties Hollywood trendsetter Jay Sebring, JAY SEBRING….CUTTING TO THE TRUTH, a film by Anthony DiMaria, follows Sebring’s meteoric rise as a cultural icon and his untimely murder at the hands of the Manson family.
Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story (Sep. 22)
Leaping over walls, taking a punch, landing a kick, feeling the heat of an explosion, and sometimes holding dangerously sharp objects, these are the routine dangers stuntwomen face at the office.
The Swerve (Sep. 22)
Holly seems to have it all: two kids, a nice house, a good job as a teacher, and a husband with his career on the way up. But there are troubling signs that all is not right in her world. The insomnia. The medication for the insomnia. The dreams from the medication for the insomnia. The arrival of her estranged sister and a mouse invading her home don’t help either. Add the weight of a dark secret, and her already delicate balance collapses, sending her spiraling out of control.
Enola Holmes (Sep. 23, Netflix)
When Enola Holmes—Sherlock’s teen sister—discovers her mother missing, she sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord.
Rogue Warfare: Death of a Nation (Sep. 25)
Stephen Lang returns for the final chapter in the action-packed trilogy. When an elite team of soldiers uncover plans for a deadly bomb set to detonate in 36 hours, they must race against time to find it and defeat their enemy once and for all.