in which I didn’t forget to review ‘Reminiscence’...

everything that happened at Flick Filosopher from Monday, August 16th, to Sunday, August 22nd

The summer doldrums seem extra doldrum-y this year. I am full of blah.

Time to start looking forward to autumn’s cooler days and longer nights. That’ll be comfy and cozy. That’s what I’m telling myself.

Hope you’re staying chill in all senses of the word…


new at flick filosopher, Aug 16–22

new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Aug 20

new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Aug 18–20

new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Aug 17–20

new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Aug 16–20

  • Heartbreaking drama Irish Nowhere Special; Hollywood horror A Quiet Place: Part II; more… [get the full rundown]

question of the weekend: what terrible movie do you love enthusiastically?

Reminiscence movie review: remembering it for you retail (#HBOMax) [pictured]

  • A cautionary tale about getting mired in the past is itself hamstrung by what has come before: overplayed noir tropes and underbaked sci-fi ideas. The fab cast at least elevates this to the mediocre. [read the review | cinemas UK; cinemas + HBO Max US]

The Truffle Hunters documentary review: following a passion right into the ground

  • One of the best documentaries I’ve ever seen. Delightful in its simplicity and profound in its wisdom. Specific yet universal, it’s an empathetic portrait of charming subjects. It’s also really funny. [read the review | cinemas UK; DVD+VOD US]

Naked Singularity movie review: New York misery

  • A very good cast makes a valiant go of it, but a hugely ambitious experimental novel has been boiled down to a tepid mishmash of genres: social-justice drama + black-comedy heist + sci-fi mind-bender. [read the review | limited theatrical release + VOD US]

Tweet of the week…

coming up at Flick Filosopher…

  • lockdown romance Together, starring James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan

  • horror sequel Candyman

  • Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

  • Netflix’s animated musical Vivo

  • Space Jam: A New Legacy (leaving HBO Max in the US on August 15th)

  • Mark Wahlberg as Joe Bell

  • Old, the latest from M. Night Shyamalan

  • Summer of Soul

  • The Forever Purge

  • Gunpowder Milkshake

  • Fast & Furious 9

  • Luca, the new Pixar animated feature

  • The Tomorrow War, starring Chris Pratt

  • Oscar’s Best Animated Feature Soul and Best International Feature Another Round

  • Disney origin story Cruella

(I swear, I really want to get to all of these…)

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