The major studios are taking wildly different approaches to Valentine’s Day this year. Universal is going the traditional route with The Photograph
, a romantic drama starring Issa Rae and directed by Stella Meghie, while Paramount premieres the reconfigured Sonic the Hedgehog
, starring the voice of (OP’s fave) Ben Schwartz as Sonic. And then there’s Sony, who decided to counterprogram the holiday with horror film Fantasy Island
to scare up some Valentine’s viewers.
The films listed are from studios other than the “Big Six” - Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia/Sony and Disney. Note that some of the movies listed are in their first week or two of limited release in the USA, so it may take them a few more weeks (or months) to show up in your local arthouse theater or on VOD. Check out the posts from the past few weeks for more movies that may have just opened near you: February 7th
, January 31st
, and January 24th
.Portrait of a Lady on FireStars
: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria GolinoWriter/Director
: Céline SciammaGenre
: Drama, RomancePlot
: On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.What you should know
: It’s in French. And yes, this was included in the roundup back in December when it was in theaters for a week. But now that it’s getting a wider release, I am exercising my unlimited power as the person who makes these posts to promote it again!! Because it’s great.Opens in
: Select cities - more than just NYC & LA, so check your local listings! But not the wide release we were promised... Neon is fucking this up again, and I am not happy about it.( Collapse )
Source 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21What have you been watching lately, ONTD? Seeing anything this weekend?