New York City 2019 Commercial Releases

(Films seen by yours truly are in blue. Films walked out of by yours truly—always at 1/3 of the total running time—are in red. Films yours truly is currently on the fence about possibly seeing, or is definitely planning to see, or has been assigned to review in the near future, are in green. Films yours truly has sampled at least the first 10 minutes of are indicated by a + sign following the director's name.)


Week of 12 Jul

American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel (Jeanine Butler & Catherine Butler)
The Art of Self-Defense (Riley Stearns)
Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (Aaron Lieber)
Crawl (Alexandre Aja)
The Farewell (Lulu Wang)
Firecrackers (Jasmin Mozaffari)
General Magic (Sarah Kerruish & Matt Maude)
I Got the Hook-Up 2 (Corey Grant)
Lying and Stealing (Matt Aselton)
Ray & Liz (Richard Billingham)
Rojo (Benjamín Naishtat)
Sea of Shadows (Richard Ladkani)
Shelter (Eran Riklis)
Stuber (Michael Dowse)
Summer Night (Joseph Cross)
Super 30 (Vikas Bahl)
The Sweet Requiem (Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam)
Sword of Trust (Lynn Shelton)
Trespassers (Orson Oblowitz)
The White Storm 2: Drug Lords (Herman Yau)


Week of 5 Jul

The Cat Rescuers (Rob Fruchtman & Steven Lawrence)
Cold Blood (Frédéric Petitjean)
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (Nick Broomfield)
Midsommar (Ari Aster)
My Days of Mercy (Tali Shalom Ezer)
Phil (Greg Kinnear)
Spider-Man: Far From Home (Jon Watts)
2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour (various)


Week of 28 Jun

Annabelle Comes Home (Gary Dauberman)
Article 15 (Anubhav Sinha)
The Chambermaid (Lila Avilés)
Euphoria (Lisa Langseth)
Killers Anonymous (Martin Owen)
Maiden (Alex Holmes)
Mine 9 (Eddie Mensore)+
Ophelia (Claire McCarthy)
The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith (Mitch Davis)
The Other Story (Avi Nesher)
The Plagiarists (Peter Parlow)
Three Peaks (Jan Zabeil)
True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality (George Kunhardt & Peter W. Kunhardt & Teddy Kunhardt)
Yesterday (Danny Boyle)


Week of 21 Jun

Anna (Luc Besson)
Billboard (Zeke Zelker)
Burn Your Maps (Jordan Roberts)
Child's Play (Lars Klevberg)
The Command (Thomas Vinterberg)
The Edge of Democracy (Petra Costa)+
Ever After (Carolina Hellsgård)
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (Ken Scott)
Holy Lands (Amanda Sthers)
Kabir Singh (Sandeep Reddy Vanga)
The Quiet One (Oliver Murray)
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Timothy Greenfield-Sanders)
Toy Story 4 (Josh Cooley)+
Wild Rose (Tom Harper)


Week of 14 Jun

American Woman (Jake Scott)
Avengers of Justice: Farce Wars (Jarret Tarnol)
Back to the Fatherland (Kat Rohrer & Gil Levanon)
Being Frank (Miranda Bailey)
Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (Sophie Huber)
Clinton Road (Richard Grieco)
Conjuring the Rolling Thunder Re-vue (Martin Scorsese)
Daughter of the Wolf (David Hackl)
The Dead Don't Die (Jim Jarmusch)
Deep Murder (Nick Corirossi)+
5B (Paul Haggis & Dan Krauss)
Game Over (Ashwin Saravanan)
Hampstead (Joel Hopkins)
In the Aisles (Thomas Stuber)
Men in Black: International (F. Gary Gray)
Our Time (Carlos Reygadas)
Plus One (Jeff Chan & Andrew Rhymer)
The Reports on Sarah and Saleem (Muayad Alayan)
Shaft (Tim Story)
Vault (Tom DeNucci)


Week of 7 Jun

Bharat (Ali Abbas Zafar)
The Black Godfather (Reginald Hudlin)
Chasing the Dragon II: Wild Wild Bunch (Jason Kwan & Wong Jing)
The Cold Blue (Erik Nelson)
Dark Phoenix (Simon Kimberg)
Framing John DeLorean (Don Argott & Sheena M. Joyce)
Funan (Denis Do)
The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (Lee Won-tae)
Ghost Fleet (Shannon Service & Jeffrey Waldron)
Katie Says Goodbye (Wayne Roberts) [2016]
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (Joe Talbot)
Late Night (Nisha Ganatra)
The Lavender Scare (Josh Howard)
Leto (Kirill Serebrennikov)
Nureyev (Jacqui Morris & David Morris)
Papi Chulo (John Butler)
Pavarotti (Ron Howard)
Project Ithaca (Nicholas Humphries)
The Raft (Marcus Lindeen)
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (Chris Renaud & Jonathan del Val)
16 Shots (Rick Rowley)
This One's for the Ladies (Gene Graham)
Wrong No. 2 (Yasir Nawaz)


Week of 31 May

Always Be My Maybe (Nahnatchka Khan)+
Domino (Brian De Palma)
Echo in the Canyon (Andrew Slater)
The Fall of the American Empire (Denys Arcand)
For the Birds (Richard Miron)
Free Trip to Egypt (Ingrid Serban)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Michael Dougherty)
The Image You Missed (Dónal Foreman)
Leaving Home, Coming Home: A Portrait of Robert Frank (Gerald Fox) [2005]
Ma (Tate Taylor)
Mayday Life (Muh Chen)
Mouthpiece (Patricia Rozema)
Renegade Dreamers (Karen Kramer)
Rocketman (Dexter Fletcher)
The Russian Five (Joshua Riehl)
The Spy Behind Home Plate (Aviva Kempner)
Too Late to Die Young (Dominga Sotomayor)
XY Chelsea (Tim Travers Hawkins)
Yomeddine (Abu Bakr Shawky)


Week of 24 May

Aladdin (Guy Ritchie)
Barbara Rubin & the Exploding NY Underground (Chuck Smith)
Between Maybes (Jason Paul Laxamana)
Booksmart (Olivia Wilde)
Brightburn (David Yarovesky)
Diamantino (Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt)
Halston (Frédéric Tcheng)
India's Most Wanted (Raj Kumar Gupta)
PM Narendra Modi (Omung Kumar B)
The Poison Rose (George Gallo)
The Proposal (Jill Magid)
Q Ball (Michael Tolajian)
Running With Beto (David Modigliani)
The Tomorrow Man (Noble Jones)
Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation (Barak Goodman)


Week of 17 May

All Creatures Here Below (Collin Schiffli)
Aniara (Pella Kågerman & Hugo Lilja)
Asako I & II (Ryûsuke Hamaguchi)
Ask for Jane (Rachel Carey)
De De Pyaar De (Akiv Ali)
A Dog's Journey (Gail Mancuso)
John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum (Chad Stahelski)
Loving Vincent: The Impossible Dream (Miki Wecel)
Perfect (Eddie Alcazar)
Photograph (Ritesh Batra)
The Professor (Wayne Roberts)
Slaughterhouse Rulez (Crispian Mills)
The Souvenir (Joanna Hogg)
The Sun Is Also a Star (Ry Russo-Young)
The Third Wife (Ash Mayfair)
Trial by Fire (Edward Zwick)
A Violent Separation (Kevin Goetz & Michael Goetz)
Walking on Water (Andrey M Paounov)
The Wandering Soap Opera (Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento)
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Stacie Passon)+


Week of 10 May

All Is True (Kenneth Branagh)
At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (Erin Lee Carr)
The Biggest Little Farm (John Chester)
Casi Fiel (Roberto Ángel Salcedo)
Charlie Says (Mary Harron)
David Cross: Oh, Come On (Lance Bangs)
Foster (Mark Jonathan Harris)
The Hustle (Chris Addison)
My Son (Christian Carion)
Pasolini (Abel Ferrara) [2014]
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (Rob Letterman)
Poms (Zara Hayes)
The River and the Wall (Ben Masters)
The Serengeti Rules (Nicolas Brown)
The Silence of Others (Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar)
The Skin of the Teeth (Matthew Wollin)
Student of the Year 2 (Punit Malhotra)
Tolkien (Dome Karukoski)
Wine Country (Amy Poehler)


Week of 3 May

Always Miss You (Chen Hung-i)
Ask Dr. Ruth (Ryan White)
Bardo Blues (Marcia Kimpton)
Bolden (Dan Pritzker)
Clara (Akash Sherman)
Dead Trigger (Mike Cuff & Scott Windhauser)
Decade of Fire (Vivian Vásquez Irizarry & Gretchen Hildebran)
El Chicano (Ben Hernandez Bray)
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (Joe Berlinger)
Hesburgh (Patrick Creadon)
The Intruder (Deon Taylor)
Knock Down the House (Rachel Lears)+
Long Shot (Jonathan Levine)
Meeting Gorbachev (Werner Herzog & André Singer)
Non-Fiction (Olivier Assayas)
Savage (Cui Siwei)
Shadow (Zhang Yimou)
UglyDolls (Kelly Asbury)


Week of 26 Apr

Avengers: Endgame (Anthony Russo & Joe Russo)
Body at Brighton Rock (Roxanne Benjamin)
Carmine Street Guitars (Ron Mann)
Chasing Portraits (Elizabeth Rynecki)
I Trapped the Devil (Josh Lobo)
If the Dancer Dances (Maia Wechsler)
JT LeRoy (Justin Kelly)
Queen of Diamonds (Nina Menkes) [1991]
Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 2 (Lloyd Kaufman)
Tesla Nation (Zeljko Mirkovic)
The White Crow (Ralph Fiennes)


Week of 19 Apr

Breaking Habits (Rob Ryan)
Breakthrough (Roxann Dawson)
The Curse of La Llorona (Michael Chaves)
Drunk Parents (Fred Wolf)
Family (Laura Steinel)
Fast Color (Julia Hart)
Finding Julia (Igor Sunara)
Grass (Hong Sangsoo)
Hagazussa (Lukas Feigelfeld)+
Hail Satan? (Penny Lane)
Instant Dreams (Willem Baptist)
Kalank (Abhishek Varman)
Little Woods (Nia DaCosta)
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (Terry Gilliam)
Naples in Veils (Ferzan Ozpetek)
Penguins (Jeff Wilson & Alastair Fothergill)
Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu)
Red Joan (Trevor Nunn)
Stuck (Michael Berry)
Under the Silver Lake (David Robert Mitchell)


Week of 12 Apr

After (Jenny Gage)
Crypto (John Stalberg, Jr.)
Dogman (Matteo Garrone)
Girls of the Sun (Eva Husson)
Hellboy (Neil Marshall)
Her Smell (Alex Ross Perry)
Little (Tina Gordon)
Long Day's Journey Into Night (Bi Gan)
Lucifer (Prithviraj Sukumaran)
Manje Bistre 2 (Baljit Singh Deo)
Mary Magdalene (Garth Davis)
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (Yuen Woo Ping)
Mia and the White Lion (Gilles de Maistre)
Missing Link (Chris Butler)
The Most Dangerous Year (Vlada Knowlton)
Mosul (Daniel Gabriel)
Satan & Adam (V. Scott Balcerek)
Sauvage/Wild (Camille Vidal-Naquet)+
Stockholm (Robert Budreau)
The Tashkent Files (Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri)
Teen Spirit (Max Minghella)
Wild Nights With Emily (Madeleine Olnek)
William (Tim Disney)


Week of 5 Apr

Berserk (Rhys Wakefield)
The Best of Enemies (Robin Bissell)
Blowin' Up (Stephanie Wang-Breal)
Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise (Jennifer Townsend)
The Fate of Lee Khan (King Hu) [1973]
The Haunting of Sharon Tate (Daniel Ferrands)
High Life (Claire Denis)
P Storm (David Lam)
Penguin Highway (Hiroyasu Ishida)
Pet Sematary (Kevin Kölsch & Dennis Widmyer)
Peterloo (Mike Leigh)
The Public (Emilio Estevez)
Reinventing Rosalee (Lillian Glass)
Romeo Akbar Walter (Robbie Grewal)
Shazam! (David F. Sandberg)+
Storm Boy (Shawn Seet)
Suburban Birds (Qiu Sheng)
Wall (Cam Christiansen)
The Wind (Emma Tammi)+


Week of 29 Mar

American Relapse (Pat McGee & Adam Linkenhelt)
The Beach Bum (Harmony Korine)+
The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story (Aaron Kunkel)
The Brink (Alison Klayman)
The Burial of Kojo (Blitz Bazawule)
The Chaperone (Michael Engler)
Diane (Kent Jones)
Dumbo (Tim Burton)
Junglee (Chuck Russell)
The Last (Jeff Lipsky)
Los Domirriqueños 2 (Eduardo Ortíz)
Making Babies (Josh F. Huber)
Notebook (Nitin Kakkar)
Relaxer (Joel Potrykus)
Screwball (Billy Corben)
Slut in a Good Way (Sophie Lorain)
Super Deluxe (Thiagarajan Kumararaja)
Tigerland (Ross Kauffman)
Unplanned (Cary Solomon & Chuck Konzelman)
A Vigilante (Sarah Daggar-Nickson)+
Working Woman (Michal Aviad)


Week of 22 Mar

Buddy (Heddy Honigmann)
Dragged Across Concrete (S. Craig Zahler)
Hotel Mumbai (Anthony Maras)
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (Alex Gibney)+
Kesari (Anurag Singh)
Maze (Stephen Burke)
One Great Love (Enrico S. Quizon)
Out of Blue (Carol Morley)
Ramen Shop (Eric Khoo)
Roll Red Roll (Nancy Schwartzman)
Sunset (Nemes László)
Trading Paint (Karzan Kader)
Triple Threat (Jesse V. Johnson)
Us (Jordan Peele)


Week of 15 Mar

The Aftermath (James Kent)
Ash Is Purest White (Jia Zhang-ke)
Captive State (Rupert Wyatt)
Chaal Jeevi Laiye (Vipul Mehta)
Chimera Strain (Maurice Haeems)
Combat Obscura (Miles Lagoze)
The Crossing (Bai Xue)
The Eyes of Orson Welles (Mark Cousins)
Five Feet Apart (Justin Baldoni)
The Highwaymen (John Lee Hancock)+
The Hummingbird Project (Kim Nguyen)
Iceman (Felix Randau)
It's a Hard Truth Ain't It (various)
The Juniper Tree (Nietzchka Keene) [1990]
Knife + Heart (Yann Gonzalez)
More Than Blue (Gavin Lin)
The Mustang (Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre)+
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (Katt Shea)
Never Grow Old (Ivan Kavanagh)+
No manches Frida 2 (Nacho G. Velilla)
Rezo (Leo Gabriadze)
Wonder Park (no director credited) [Dylan Brown]
Yardie (Idris Elba)


Week of 8 Mar

Babylon (Franco Rosso) [1980]
Badla (Sujoy Ghosh)
Black Mother (Khalik Allah)
Captain Marvel (Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck)+
An Elephant Sitting Still (Hu Bo)
Ferrante Fever (Giacomo Durzi)
Gloria Bell (Sebastián Lelio)
I'm Not Here (Michelle Schumacher)
Island of the Hungry Ghosts (Gabrielle Brady)
The Kid (Vincent D'Onofrio)
3 Faces (Jafar Panahi)
Triple Frontier (J.C. Chandor)
Two Plains + a Fancy (Lev Kalman & Whitney Horn)


Week of 1 Mar

Apollo 11 (Todd Douglas Miller)
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Chiwetel Ejiofor)
Cliffs of Freedom (Van Ling)
Climax (Gaspar Noé)
Furie (Lê Van Kiêt)
Giant Little Ones (Keith Behrman)
Greta (Neil Jordan)
The Hole in the Ground (Lee Cronin)
The Iron Orchard (Ty Roberts)
Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People (Oren Rudavsky)
Luka Chuppi (Laxman Utekar)
A Madea Family Reunion (Tyler Perry)
Mapplethorpe (Ondi Timoner)
Saint Judy (Sean Hanish)
Sharkwater Extinction (Rob Stewart)
Something (Stephen Portland)
Sonchiriya (Abhishek Chaubey)
Stray (Joe Sill)
Styx (Wolfgang Fischer)+
Transit (Christian Petzold)
Vourate Geitonoi: The Movie (Stamos G. Tsamis)
We Die Young (Lior Geller)
The Wedding Guest (Michael Winterbottom)
What Lies Ahead (Rob Gardner)
Woman at War (Benedikt Erlingsson)


Week of 22 Feb

Alone/Together (Antoinette Jadaone)
The Changeover (Stuart McKenzie & Miranda Harcourt)
The Competition (Claire Simon) [2016]
Holiday (Isabelle Eklöf)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Dean DeBlois)
Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz (Barry Avrich)
Run the Race (Chris Dowling)
Total Dhamaal (Indra Kumar)
Wrestle (Suzannah Herbert)


Week of 15 Feb

Alita: Battle Angel (Robert Rodriguez)+
Birds of Passage (Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra)
Clara's Ghost (Bridey Elliott)
Donnybrook (Tim Sutton)
Fighting With My Family (Stephen Merchant)+
Gully Boy (Zoya Akhtar)
Happy Death Day 2U (Christopher Landon)+
Hotel by the River (Hong Sangsoo)
Isn't It Romantic (Todd Strauss-Schulson)
Parkland: Inside Building 12 (Charlie Minn)
Ruben Brandt, Collector (Milorad Krstic)
Sorry Angel (Christophe Honoré)
A Tuba to Cuba (TG Herrington & Danny Clinch)
The Unicorn (Isabelle Dupuis & Tim Geraghty)


Week of 8 Feb

Angela's Diaries: Two Filmmakers (Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi)
Berlin, I Love You (various)
Cold Pursuit (Hans Petter Moland)
Everybody Knows (Asghar Farhadi)
The Gospel of Eureka (Michael Palmieri & Donal Mosher)
High Flying Bird (Steven Soderbergh)
Hit-and-Run Squad (Han Jun-hee)
Integrity (Alan Mak)
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Mike Mitchell)+
Lords of Chaos (Jonas Åkerlund)+
The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (Robert D. Krzykowski)
One Million American Dreams (Brendan J. Byrne)
Oscar-Nominated Shorts 2019: Animation (various)
Oscar-Nominated Shorts 2019: Docs (Prog. A) (various)
Oscar-Nominated Shorts 2019: Docs (Prog. B) (various)
Oscar-Nominated Shorts 2019: Live-Action (various)
Pegasus (Han Han)
Peppa Celebrates Chinese New Year (Dapeng Zhang)
The Prodigy (Nicholas McCarthy)
To Dust (Shawn Snyder)
Under the Eiffel Tower (Archie Borders)
Untogether (Emma Forrest)
The Wandering Earth (Frant Gwo)+
What Men Want (Adam Shankman)


Week of 1 Feb

Arctic (Joe Penna)
Braid (Mitzi Peirone)
Daughter of Mine (Laura Bispuri)
Ek Ladki ko Dekha toh aisa laga (Shelly Chopra Dhar)
Extreme Job (Lee Byeong-heon)
The Gandhi Murder (Karim Traïdia & Pankaj Sehgal)
Garabandal, Solo Dios lo sabe (Brian Alexander Jackson)
The Girl in the Orange Dress (Jay Abello)
Miss Bala (Catherine Hardwicke)
My Online Valentine (Christopher Nolen)
Outlaws (Stephen McCallum)
Piercing (Nicolas Pesce)
Pig (Mani Haghighi)
They Shall Not Grow Old (Peter Jackson)
The Unicorn (Robert Schwartzman)
Velvet Buzzsaw (Dan Gilroy)+
The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)


Week of 25 Jan

BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul (director unknown)
The 5 Browns: Digging Through the Darkness (Ben Niles)
Heartlock (Jon Kauffman)
The Image Book (Jean-Luc Godard)
The Invisibles (Claus Räfle)
Jihadists (François Margolin & Lemine Ould Salem) [2016]
The Kid Who Would Be King (Joe Cornish)
King of Thieves (James Marsh)
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi & Kangana Ranaut)
Never Fear (Ida Lupino) [1949]
Never Look Away (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
Que León (Frank Perozo)
Serenity (Steven Knight)
Tito and the Birds (Gustavo Steinberg & Gabriel Bitar & André Catoto)


Week of 18 Jan

An Acceptable Loss (Joe Chappelle)
Adult Life Skills (Rachel Tunnard) [2016]
The Brawler (Ken Kushner)
Canal Street (Rhyan LaMarr)
Don't Come Back From the Moon (Bruce Thierry Cheung)
Dragon Ball Super: Broly (Tatsuya Nagamine)
Fyre (Chris Smith)+
Glass (M. Night Shyamalan)+
The Heiresses (Marcelo Martinessi)
I Hate Kids (John Asher)
The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (Henry Dunham)
What Is Democracy? (Astra Taylor)
Who Will Write Our History? (Roberta Grossman)


Week of 11 Jan

The Accidental Prime Minister (Vijay Ratnakar Gutte)
Anthem of a Teenage Prophet (Robin Hays)
The Aspern Papers (Julien Landais)
Ashes in the Snow (Marius A. Markevicius)
A Dog's Way Home (Charles Martin Smith)
Jobe'z World (Michael M. Bilandic)+
Perfect Strangers (Manolo Caro)
Petta (Karthik Subbaraj)
Pledge (Daniel Robbins)+
Replicas (Jeffrey Nachmanoff)
Rockaway (John J. Budion)
Touch Me Not (Adina Pintilie)
The Upside (Neil Burger)
Uri: The Surgical Strike (Aditya Dhar)


Week of 4 Jan

Blessed (William Strobeck)
Communion (Anna Zamecka) [2016]
Escape Room (Adam Robitel)
Genesis 2.0 (Christian Frei)
Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata) [1988]
Mojin: The Worm Valley (Feixing)
Rust Creek (Jen McGowan)+
State Like Sleep (Meredith Danluck)
Take Point (Kim Byung-woo)
The Vanishing (Kristoffer Nyholm)
The Venerable W. (Barbet Schroeder)