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 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 (Frantgwo)
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)