RELATED: Netflix Under Fire For Warping French Film’s ‘Cuties’
Maïmouna Doucouré’s French-language film Cuties arrives in early September. The film tells the story of an 11-year-old Senegalese Muslim girl living in Paris who rebels against her family’s traditions by joining a dance team from her college. He was greeted positively at Sundance, but when the streaming service started promoting the film, there was an avalanche of complaints that he was sexualizing young girls. Doucouré said he even received death threats. You can judge Cuties for yourself when the film is available to stream on September 9.
“The social dilemma”
The new documentary The social dilemma may convince you to log out for good. Through interviews with Silicon Valley insiders, he examines how our growing reliance on social media is changing ourselves and our world, not necessarily for the better.
‘The devil all the time’
Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland, Mia Wasikowska and Bill Skarsgård star in this psychological thriller based on a book by Donald Ray Pollock. Set in Ohio, it features a cast of sinister characters, including an unholy preacher (Pattinson), a twisted sheriff (Sebastian Stan), and a twisted couple (Jason Clarke and Riley Keogh). They all revolve around a young man (Holland) who fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family.
‘A love song for Latasha‘
Protests against centuries of racial discrimination and violence erupted in the United States this summer. The documentary A love song for Latasha looks back on another period of unrest: the Los Angeles riots of 1992. The shooting death of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins was a critical point for the uprising in the south-central, but her story was lost in the chaos that followed. This documentary by director Sophia Nahli Allison “reconstructs the archives of a promising lost life,” according to Netflix.
‘Enola Holmes ‘
Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill) is demoted to a supporting role in this film, which focuses on the adventures of his younger sister Enola (Millie Bobby Brown). After the disappearance of her suffragist mother (Helena Bonham Carter), her brothers Sherlock and Mycroft (Sam Claflin) want to send her to a graduation school so that she can become a real young woman. But Enola escapes them, flees to London and finds himself caught up in a mystery surrounding a runaway lord.
‘The Chicago Trial 7’
Aaron Sorkin directs this historic drama about the 1969 trial of federally indicted activists following protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The cast includes Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman, Jeremy Strong as Jerry Rubin and Eddie Redmayne as Tom Hayden. Joseph Gordon Levitt plays Attorney Richard Schultz and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II potrays Black Panther Bobby Seale.
21st of October
Lily James and Armie Hammer star in this adaptation of Daphné DuMaurier’s gothic novel Rebecca (also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 film). James plays the second Mrs. de Winter, who marries the mysterious widower Maxim de Winter (Hammer) after a whirlwind romance. She moves with her new husband to his estate in England, where the intimidating housekeeper Mrs Danvers (Kristin Scott Thomas) seems determined not to let her replace Maxim’s first wife, his beloved Rebecca.
Ma Rainey’s black background
Netflix has yet to set a release date for Ma Rainey’s black background, but it must be released sometime before the end of the year. Anticipation is high for the adaptation of the August Wilson play, since it was the last film. Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman finished before his death from colon cancer in August. Viola Davis plays the main character, a pioneering blues performer who trains with her ambitious trumpeter Levee (Boseman) and white managers in a recording session.
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