Here is what we’re excited to see this month
WHITNEY – July 6
Documentary about Whitney Houston from Kevin MacDonald, a capable director (Last King of Scotland, State of Play) and an Oscar winner for One Day in September, a documentary on the group Black September that held Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich.
DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT – July 13
The new Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk) film starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black is about John Callahan, while on his rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
GENERATION WEALTH – July 20
Lauren Greenfield brings her new documentary that has an important premise: investigates the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen.
McQUEEN – July 20
Another documentary, this one about the famed and eccentric fashion designer, Alexander McQueen, who hung himself at age 40.
BLINDSPOTTING – July 20
Lifelong friends Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about the intersection of race and class, set against the backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying Oakland. It does not look great, but I’ve heard many people raving about it at the Atlanta Film Festival and so far the critics (for what it’s worth) have joined in.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2018: Freshly Brewed (July 6th Netflix)
Arguably the GOAT when it comes to comedy, Jerry Seinfeld comes out with another season of CICGC (does that work??). This season includes Jerry Lewis, Dana Carvey, Kate McKinnon, Alec Baldwin, Brian Regan, Ellen DeGeneres, Zach Galifianakis, John Mulaney, Dave Chappelle, Neal Brennan, Tracy Morgan, and Hasan Minhaj.
Sharp Objects (July 8th on HBO)
After the unforgettable season of Westworld on HBO, they needed a replacement. Using the director of Big Little Lies, the producer of Get Out, Amy Adams, and the writer of Gone Girl, they seek to replace Westworld on Sunday nights with the new miniseries Sharp Objects.
Father of the Year (July 20 on Netflix)
A group of friends become divided when they attempt to decide whose father is better. As they grow older, the argument shifts to whose father is worst. Directed by Tyler Spidel. Starring David Spade, Nat Faxon, Joey Bragg, Matt Shively, and Dridget Mendler.
A look into what happens when scientists try to perfect love. Directed by Drake Doremus and starring Ewan McGregor, Lea Seydoux, and Rashida Jones.
How It Ends (July 27 on Netflix)
The plot centers on a mysterious apacalyptic event that turns the roads into mayhem and a young father who will stop at nothing to get home to his pregnant wife on the other side of the country. Directed by David M. Rosenthal and starring Theo James, Forest Whitaker, and Kat Graham.
- Jurassic Park (July 1)
- Boondock Saints (July 1)
- Chocolat (July 1)
- Spanglish (July 1)
- Blue Valentine (July 5)
- Gone Baby Gone (July 12)
- Her (July 29)
- American Psycho (July 1)
- Zodiac (July 1)
- Gran Torino (July 1)
- Mulholland Drive (July 1)
- The Brothers Bloom (July 1)
- The Manchurian Candidate (July 1)
- Midnight in Paris (July 1)
- The Brothers Bloom (July 1)
- Braveheart (July 1)
- The Legend of Bagger Vance (July 1)
- Princess Bride (July 1)
- Being John Malkovich (July 1)
- Good Will Hunting (July 1)
- Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (July 16)