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ALL COMMENTS BY RICH CLINE

C O M I N G   S O O N
to the UK...
O N   T H E   H O R I Z O N
can’t hardly wait...
19 Jul:
THE LION KINGtrailer
TELL IT TO THE BEES
GWEN
VARDA BY AGNES
CONSEQUENCES (Svn)
26 Jul:
ARE YOU PROUD?
HAIL SATAN?
* THE CURRENT WAR trailer
MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE
HOOKED
* HIDDEN KISSES (Fr)
* ALWAYS SAY YES (Mex)

2 Aug:
HOLIDAY (Den)
PHOTOGRAPH (Ind)
9 Aug:
* BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
* OPUS ZERO
* PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE
13 Aug:
APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT
30 Aug:
* BAIT
* MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN
* THE SOUVENIR
CANARY [Kanarie]
HARD PAINT (Br)

6 Sep:
* THE SHINY SHRIMPS
Nov:
* AMS SECRETS
* BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON
* JONATHAN AGASSI SAVED MY LIFE

C O M I N G   U P . . .

coming soon! • HORRIBLE HISTORIES: ROTTEN ROMANS. AMERICAN WOMAN.
• MY FRIEND THE POLISH GIRL. CUBBY. LABEL ME. SEAHORSE. THE CHAMBERMAID. THE CANDIDATE. KILLERS ANONYMOUS. CHAIN OF DEATH. THE MUSTANG. HOTEL MUMBAI. CARGO. THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE.
* BEAUTY & DECAY. DADDY ISSUES. NO CHOCOLATE, NO RICE. NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN. SILVANA. SOUTHERN PRIDE. LIFF. Tribeca. Flare. Thessaloniki. LFF. Raindance.
• GOOD BOYS. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD. PAIN & GLORY.


N O   U K   R E L E A S E   D A T E . . .

in limbo! ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW
BEING FRANK
CASSANDRO THE EXOTICO!
EUPHORIA
FUNNY STORY
DEEP MURDER
HEAVY TRIP (Fin)
HAGAZUSSA (Ger)
JEREMIAH TERMINATOR LEROY
LITTLE WOODS
LUCID
MAPPLETHORPE
THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN trailer
ROOM FOR RENT
SHADOW (Chn)
SHELTER (Isr)
SUMMER NIGHT
SUPERVIZED
SWINGING SAFARI
TRANSMILITARY

* films I've seen, reviews en route


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SHADOWS FILM FEST

HORRIBLE HISTORIES: ROTTEN ROMANS

dir Dominic Brigstocke; with Derek Jacobi, Kim Cattrall, Emilia Jones, Kate Nash, Nick Frost, Craig Roberts, Rupert Graves, Lee Mack, Warwick Davis 19/UK
release UK 26.Jul.19
There are no illusions that this will be a high quality comedy, but with its up-for-it cast, there are hopes that it might perhaps revive a kind of Carry On sensibility as a genuinely ridiculous British historical romp. The Horrible Histories series has seen a huge number of books and TV shows, so why not bring it to the big screen? Hopefully the writers will be able to make things even more rude for grown-ups, even if the primary audience will of course be the kiddies. As the poster says, "Hail yeah!" trailer

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

dir Quentin Tarantino; with Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis 19/US
release US 26.Jul.19, UK 16.Aug.19

Quentin Tarantino takes on the momentous summer of 1969 with a story about two friends, an actor and a stuntman, trying to navigate a shifting studio system. With his trademark eclectic cast, Tarantino can hardly help but create another hugely entertaining movie. And word out of Cannes has been very strong (I've avoided reading reviews, as always). His films are always unmissable, and he's bound to have an intriguing take on Hollywood itself. trailer

GOOD BOYS

dir Gene Stupnitsky; with Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon, Keith L Williams, Retta, Will Forte, Lil Rel Howery, Molly Gordon, Millie Davis 19/US
release US/UK 16.Aug.19
The poster boasts that this is "from the guys who brought you Superbad," and indeed it looks like the same plot only with younger, preteen kids navigating girls and dodging with drug dealers while trying to get to a party. Director-cowriter Stupnitsky's experience on The Office will hopefully lend the film some improv-style energy beyond just laughing at 12-year-olds in adult situations. And the solid cast should help add some edge to the comedy. trailer

PAIN & GLORY

dir Pedro Almodovar; with Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Cecilia Roth, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Asier Etxeandia, Raul Arevalo, Julieta Serrano, Nora Navas 19/Spain
release UK 23.Aug.19, US 4.Oct.19
Pedro Almodovar goes personal with this drama about a filmmaker, starring Antonio Banderas in what looks like one of his most demanding roles yet (he won best actor at Cannes for this). It's always great to see Almodovar reunite with his actors - and this film has the added bonus of putting Cruz and Roth back together (see All About My Mother). As a longtime fan of the filmmaker and actors, I am becoming impatient for a press screening! trailer

CRAWL

dir Alexandre Aja; with Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson, Morfydd Clark, Anson Boon, George Somner, Ami Metcalf, Jose Palma 19/US
release US 12.Jul.19, UK 23.Aug.19
What's not to love about this bonkers action thriller: a Category 5 hurricane, a flooding house and marauding giant alligators. The trailer alone is enough to leave the audience worn out, which bodes well for the film as a whole. Director Aja has had a slightly mixed bag of a career, but if he can recapture the entertaining gonzo intensity of Haute Tension or Piranha 3D we're in for a treat. trailer

THE KITCHEN

dir Andrea Berloff; with Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Domhnall Gleeson, Common, James Badge Dale, Margo Martindale, Bill Camp, Brian d'Arcy James 19/US
release US 9.Aug.19, UK 20.Sep.19
This simply looks unmissable: a rare chance to see McCarthy and Haddish in serious roles, alongside the always terrific Moss and a support cast full of ace veterans (everybody really needs to be a Margo Martindale completist). The plot looks like a bit like a 1970s-set variation on Widows, with a much more pulpy sensibility. So the film looks edgy and fun too. And it will be interesting to see actor-writer Berloff make her directing debut by taking on the big boys at what they think they do best. trailer

OPHELIA

dir Claire McCarthy; with Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, Tom Felton, George MacKay, Daisy Head, Sebastian De Souza, Dominic Mafham, Anna Rust 19/UK
release US 28.Jun.19, UK tbc
Yet another big-name British film without a British release date, this looks like a clever reworking of Shakespeare's Hamlet through a new perspective. There's no expectation that this is as clever as Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, but the cast is intriguing enough to make the film worth a look. Reviews on the US release have been ok (not raves), which may explain the lack of anticipation over here. But we still want to see it.  trailer

AFTER THE WEDDING

dir Bart Freundlich; with Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Billy Crudup, Will Chase, Abby Quinn, Jeff Kim, Doris McCarthy, Eisa Davis 19/US
release US 9.Aug.19, UK tbc
Julianne Moore stars in another remake of a foreign classic (see also Gloria Bell). This one is a reworking of Susanne Bier's superbly dark 2006 Danish drama about a marriage rattled by secrets that come out at the wedding of a child. Genders are swapped around in this version, allowing Moore (aka Mrs Freundlich) to star opposite Michelle Williams in roles that are sure to spark some proper acting fireworks. Alas, there's no UK distributor or release date yet. trailer
Also on my want-to-see list...
Summer: THE FAREWELL trailer SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK trailer
THEM THAT FOLLOW trailer UGLYDOLLS trailer
Autumn: RAMBO: LAST BLOOD trailer 21 BRIDGES trailer
DOCTOR SLEEP trailer GEMINI MAN trailer IT CHAPTER 2 trailer
JOKER trailer JUDY trailer THE LODGE trailer OFFICIAL SECRETS trailer
A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON trailer
3 FROM HELL trailer CHARLIE'S ANGELS trailer FROZEN II trailer
LE MANS '66 (aka FORD V FERRARI) trailer MIDWAY trailer
Winter: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER trailer
No UK release date: FUTURE WORLD trailer KRYSTAL trailer
THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE trailer
WHERE'D YOU GO BERNADETTE trailer

Release dates: British film release schedules are much more fluid than American ones, so please be patient as I try to
keep up with UK distributors. I'm working to keep this list up-to-date as they keep trying to outfox me. I'm sure it's personal.
Embargoes: Britain's Film Distributors Association asks us to hold reviews until the week of release, and some distributors are even more restrictive. Normally, once the film is shown to a paying audience, either on release or at a festival, the full review can appear on the site.
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