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This Week: “Tenet,” Pepe the Frog, and a Retirement Home Spy
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We’ve all got Tenet and Mulan on the brain this week—both come out September 4, Tenet in select theaters and Mulan for purchase on Disney+. But we have a long weekend ahead of us... which is why we’re bringing you some additional titles to add to your watchlist.

Plus: Lea Salonga, who played the original Mulan’s singing voice, shares what it’s like to see the character come back to life for a new generation. Read here.

1

The Mole Agent

2020

Chilean filmmaker Maite Alberdi’s new documentary-slash-spy-movie, Sergio, an 83-year-old man, is hired by a private investigator to infiltrate a retirement home, where a woman suspects her mother is being abused. Part of Sundance’s World Cinema Documentary Competition earlier this year, the film is available on-demand starting September 1.

WHERE TO WATCH
The Mole Agent
2020
90 Mins | 12
An 83-year-old man poses as a resident in a nursing home to see if he can find signs of abuse.


2

The Wind Rises

2013

WHERE TO WATCH

Okay, so this one isn’t new-new. But it is the first-ever digital release of Hayao Miyazaki’s 2013 Oscar-nominated film. In it, we get a glimpse inside the life of aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, who designed the Zero Fighter used by Japan in World War II. This story of love, loss, and perseverance is available on-demand starting September 1 (and on Blu-ray and DVD starting September 22).

WHERE TO WATCH
The Wind Rises
2013
126 Mins | PG-13
A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi (Hideaki Anno).


3

Feels Good Man

2020

Arthur Jones brings us a new documentary about Pepe the Frog, the Internet meme you’ve probably seen before. When Pepe unwittingly becomes an alt-right symbol of hate in 2016, artist Matt Furie attempts to redeem his creation. Feels Good Man won a U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker at Sundance 2020 and is available on-demand starting September 4.

WHERE TO WATCH
Feels Good Man
2020
92 Mins
An animated frog becomes a symbol of hate.


4

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

2020

WHERE TO WATCH

Charlie Kaufman is back. In his latest feature, adapted from a novel by Iain Reid, a woman (played by Jessie Buckley) takes a trip with her boyfriend (played by Jesse Plemons) to visit his parents’ farm. Throughout, we get a front-row seat to her thoughts. I’m Thinking of Ending Things begins streaming on Netflix September 4.

WHERE TO WATCH
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
2020
134 Mins | R
Full of misgivings, a young woman travels with her new boyfriend to his parents' secluded farm.


5

Breaking the Chain

2020

Neel Parekh directs and Anjelica Huston executive produces this new animal-rescue documentary that follows PETA’s fieldworkers as they enter underserved areas to deal with horrific instances of animal neglect. Available on-demand starting September 1.

WHERE TO WATCH
Breaking the Chain
2020
62 Mins
Members of PETA's Community Animal Project work tirelessly to save mistreated and neglected dogs.


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