Upcoming THiNC. Films

These are films that have hit my radar, and seem like worthwhile films to check out. I make no guarantee for any of these films. Basically it just means that I’m keeping a pretty good eye out for all of these movies. The problem is, the state of the Covid union means these dates are jumping all over the place. But something caught my eye about these movies, and now we gotta see this wait through! Eventually they’ll all come out?!?

Black Bear date: December 4th – Aubrey Plaza in literally anything seems worth while to me. But this inside out indie micro budget flick looks beyond the pale. Could easily win THiNC.’s prestigious film of the year award.

Run – date: November 20th –

Synchronic – date: End of October? – Two New Orleans paramedics’ lives are ripped apart after encountering a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects. (From The Endless, & Resolution guys)

Shithouse date: no idea – an honest, un-ironic, available film set in the the college scene? Are you nuts? That will never work. I’m soon in for that. Sign me up.

Hillbilly Elegy – date: November 24th – A Yale Law student drawn back to his Appalachian hometown reflects on his family’s history and his own future.

Those Who Wish Me Dead – (October 23, select theaters (good luck with that)) – from the writer of Hell or High Water, Taylor Sheridan. And that’s when I stopped reading about the film.

Candyman – date: no idea – Cabrini Green’s neighborhoods are haunted. Two individuals move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified, but still very much haunted.

White Wall – Unavailable – (I will pay a bounty for anyone that can find this show in the wild): Swedish show about a white wall is found deep at the mining site of the world’s largest nuclear waste depository.

Deep Water – August ’21 – Ben Affleck? Meh. Ana de Armas? Yes! A husband allows his wife to have affairs to keep from divorcing, but now he’s under investigation for their murders. Just finished Patricia Highsmith’s book, which I enjoyed.

Dune – date: December ’21 – Date is perpetually changing on this one, this is a long way off now, but it’s possible to over prepare for this one. Denis Villeneuve? Yeah, it’ll be impossible.

Available Now:

These are movies that are now available in some form or other that used to be on the above list. They are available via either the theater, streaming, or available on your Etch-a-Sketch… something. Again, I make no warranty as to their worthiness or THiNC.-ness. Good luck in your hunting my cinephile-friend.

Rebecca – Available on Netflix: A Young Newlywed moves in to her husband’s imposing estate where she wrestles with her husband’s late wife and imposing housekeeper.

Cadaver – Available on Netflix: post nuclear disaster, a starving family find hope in a charismatic hotel owner who lures the family in for a free dinner.

Kajillionaire – Available here, here, and here: tells the story of two con artists who have spent years training their only daughter to swindle, scam and steal at every turn.

On the Rocks – Available here – Sophia Coppola written and directed film cut from the same cloth as Lost in Translation. Bill Murray.  Rashida Jones. Could there not be a more perfect setup?

Borat Subsequent Movie Film – Available here – Come on, any movie where Rudy gets caught with his hand down his pants is a movie I will shill money for.

A Call to Spy – Available here, here, & here: It’s 1941 and Winston Churchill, desperate in the losing fight against the Nazis, has ordered the recruitment and training of women spies. 

Chicago 7Available here: It’s from Aaron Sorkin. That’s it. That’s the recommendation. Watch it.

Totally Under Control – Available here, and here: The documentary re: Covid 19. Requisite movie watching for those of us who can’t remember last week… let alone how Covid happened.