Despite a number of delays in film releases, there is no shortage of new movies this fall. Below is our list of five titles to consider this weekend.
Week of September 7, 2020
Graveyard of Honor
A new Blue-ray set pairs Kinji Fukasaku's 1975 film Graveyard of Honor with the modernized 2002 version by Takashi Miike. The original one, set in post-WWII, tells the true story of Yakuza gangster Rikio Ishikawa—complete with drugs, murder, and prison time. The 2002 re-imagining takes us to the turn of the millennium, where a former dishwasher, Rikuo Imamura, is brought into a crime family and rises through the ranks. And it's more violent than the first. If you dare, this double feature is now available through Arrow Video, with commentary and behind-the-scenes extras.
Maimouna Doucouré’s debut feature deals with the complexities of growing up in 2020, the era of TikTok and Instagram. In the film, Amy Diop, the 11-year-old daughter of Muslim Senegalese immigrants, joins a dance troop called les Mignonnes (or the Cuties) as a way to create a new identity for herself. In 2019, Doucouré was awarded the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women. Cuties starts streaming on Netflix September 9.
All In: The Fight for Democracy
Academy members Lisa Cortés and Liz Garbus take a look at the controversial 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race (then-candidate Stacey Abrams is also a producer on the film) and present it as the culmination of an unsettling, centuries-long history of voter suppression efforts in America. The doc is a warning, yes, but it’s also a resource: The filmmakers have partnered with a network of non-profits to create an online hub for voting info. Check it out now at allinforvoting.com. All In comes to theaters September 9 and Prime on September 18.
The Broken Hearts Gallery
Geraldine Viswanathan stars in Natalie Krinsky’s new romcom as Lucy, a fast-talking art gallery assistant who has a tendency to keep mementos from past relationships. When someone offers her the opportunity to create a gallery in a new boutique hotel, she turns breakup trinkets into art. Opening in theaters September 9.
In Cassius Corrigan’s new psychological thriller, an aspiring MMA fighter struggles with Multiple Personality Disorder—which comes out in his alternate personality, Huracán. The film comes to HBO Max September 11.