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.
The Mole Agent
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.
The Wind Rises
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).
Feels Good Man
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.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
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.
Breaking the Chain
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.