Happy Friday! This weekend we’ve got some indies, some historical dramas, documentaries (Love, Gilda and Tea With the Dames are sure to please), and an unfathomable amount of new content on Netflix. (May I recommend Nappily Ever After?)
Assassination Nation follows four self-absorbed teenage girls who face mob violence when the entire town’s texts are leaked to the public. The town has 17,000 people and is conveniently named Salem. Starring Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef, Abra, Anika Noni Rose, Colman Domingo, Maude Apatow, Joel McHale, and Bella Thorne.
The Song of Sway Lake stars Rory Culkin as a record collector hellbent on stealing a rare 78 from his family’s estate. It’s like we learned from BoJack Horseman, you inherit your parents’ trauma but never fully understand it.
Tea With the Dames is a documentary hanging out with Dames Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins, and Joan Plowright. Hell yeah!
The Great Battle is a South Korean action film. Set in the 640s, it follows Yang Man-chun and his Goguryeo troops as they fight 500,000 solides from the Tang dynasty. Looks stylish.
Fahrenheit 11/9 is a documentary from Michael Moore, who has claimed that Trump ran for President because Gwen Stefani made more money on reality TV than he did! And I def believe that, of course he did. And now, if that scumbag drops dead, we’ll have Mike Pence in charge, so here’s hoping Moore’s film does well, and the whole GOP drops dead like Harrison did.
Life Itself is written and directed by Dan Fogelman and “covers various different generations of people in New York and Spain and how they intertwine.” It has a 17% on Rotten Tomatoes. The woman’s gonna die in an accident or childbirth, right?
My Son is a French thriller starring thriller starring Guillaume Canet and Melanie Laurent. A couple’s life is thrown into chaos when the man’s son disappears.
Colette stars Kiera Knightly as Gabrielle Colette, whose novels were published under her husband’s name (Henry Gauthier-Villars, unfortunately played by Dominic West, who can’t ever play a Cary Grant type, can he?).
The Sisters Brothersis a Western/dark comedy starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, John C. Reilly, and Joaquin Phoenix. Reilly and Phoenix are two hitmen (and brothers!) on the trail of a chemist (Ahmed) during the California Gold Rush.
Love, Gilda stars Gilda Radner, telling her life story in her own words.
The House With A Clock In Its Walls Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, and Owen Vaccaro, is directed by Eli Roth, and is based on the 1973 novel by John Bellairs. A young boy (Vaccaro) goes to live with his uncle (Black), “a mediocre but well-intentioned warlock” in Michigan in 1953. Unfortunately, the house they live in was previously occupied by a sinister couple who cursed the dwelling and its occupants. Luckily, a good-hearted, powerful witch (Blanchett) lives next door.
Out on Netflix…
Trailers were unavailable for Battlefish, DRAGON PILOT: Hisone & Masotan
Nappily Ever After
The Good Cop
Arriving September 26…
Norsemen: Season 2
Airing on HBO on Monday, Jane Fonda in Five Acts:
(In the meantime, listen to Jean and Jane from You Must Remember This.)