This isn’t a great week for representation of women in movies. The Cineplexes will be dominated by multiple showings of Spider-Man: Far From Home. If you want something smart and aren’t into the superhero thing, I recommend staying home and watching the fine work of Misty Upham, an Indigenous actor who died tragically in 2014. Frozen River is on Netflix now.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Colbie Smulders, Marisa Tomei.
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Cast: Florence Pugh, Jack Reyner, William Jackson Harper.
A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown’s fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Skin in the Game
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love
New on Netflix
Cast: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott.
After her husband deserts her, working-class mother Ray Eddy needs money to find a home. Lured by the possibility of easy cash, Ray joins Lila, a widowed Mohawk who earns a living by smuggling immigrants from Canada to the U.S. across the St. Lawrence.
Note: This is a 2008 film directed by Courtney Hunt. It stars Misty Upham. You need to read her story. You can do that here.
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke
Disney’s Race to Witch Mountain
Kill the Irishman
Lady in the Water
Nights in Rodanthe
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Room on the Broom
Starsky & Hutch
The Accountant of Auschwitz
The Book of Eli
The Brothers Grimm
The Iron Lady
The Pink Panther (1&2)
War Against Women
Who’s That Knocking at My Door?
New on VOD
Cast: Elle Fanning, Agnieszka Grochowska, Archie Madekwe
Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition.
Note: This is directed by Max Minghella, aka Nick on The Handmaid’s Tale.
Fat: A Documentary
Dead Trigger (starring Dolph Lundren)
Escape Plan: The Extractors
Above the Best
The Faces of Fortnite