Release Radar – June 21st, 2024

The new schedule is encroaching on my time for passion projects, but that’s not the worst problem to have. I wish I had infinite time, but don’t we all. That said, I ddidn’t have the time to get this out on Friday like usual and I certainly don’t have time to write it all up, but I wanted to at least present everyone with all their option…of which there are plenty.

New In Theaters

The Bikeriders

Written & Directed by: Jeff Nicholes

Stars: Jodie Cormer, Austin Butler, Tom Hardy

The Exorcism

Director(s): Joshua John Miller | Writer(s): M.A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller

Stars: Russell Crowe, Ryan Simpkins, Sam Worthington

Limited Release

Kinds of Kindness

Director(s): Yorgos Lanthimos | Writer(s): Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou

Stars: Emma Stone, Jesse Plemmons, Willem Dafoe

Midsommar (IMAX re-release)

Written & Directed by: Ari Aster

Stars: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren

Blackwater Lane

Director(s): Jeff Celentano | Writer(s): Elizabeth Fowler, B.A. Paris

Stars: Edward Baker-DUly, Sally Blouey, Alan Calton


Written & Directed by: Jac Cron

Stars: Natalia Dyer, Rachel Keller, Danny Ramirez

For Prophet

Written & Directed by: Mark Stewart Iverson

Stars: Ben Marten, Valentina Garcia, Enrico Natale

Geoff McFetridge: Drawing a Life

Director(s): Dan Covert | Writer(s): Erik Auli, Dan Covert, Amy Dempsey,

Stars: Spike Jonze, Sofia Coppola, Geoff McFetridge

She Rises Up

Director(s): Maureen Castle Tusty

The Speedway Murders

Written & Directed by: Adam Kamien, Luke Rynderman

Stars: Essie Randles, Joseph Zada, Davida McKenzie

Copa 71 (+VOD)

Director(s): James Erskine, Rachel Ramsay | Writer(s): James Erskine, Victoria Gregory, Rachel Ramsay

Stars: Elvira Aracen, Brandi Chastain, Birte Kjems

Fancy Dance

Director(s): Erica Tremblay | Writer(s): Erica Tremblay, Miciana Alise

Stars: Michael Rowe, Blayne Allen, Isabel Deroy-Olson

Janet Planet

Written & Directed by: Annie Baker

Stars: Zoe Ziegler, Luke Philip Bosco, June Walker Grossman


Written & Directed by: Josh Margolin

Stars: June Squibb, Fred Hechinger, Richard Roundtree

International Marketplace

The Devil’s Bath

Written & Directed by: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz

Stars: Anja Plaschg, Maria Hofstätter, David Scheid

Waiting for Dalí

Director(s): David Pujol | Writer(s): Miguel García Navarette, David Pujol

Stars: José Garcia, Ivan Massagué, Clara Ponsot

*Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person – Editor’s Pick*

Director(s): Ariane Louis-Seize | Writer(s): Christine Doyon, Ariane Louis-Seize

Stars: Sara Montpetit, Félix-Antoine Bénard, Steve Laplante

Green Border

Director(s): Agnieszka Holland | Writer(s): Maciej Pisuk, Gabriela Lazarkiewicz, Agnieszka Holland

Stars: Jala Altawil, Maja Ostaszewska, Behi Djanati Atai

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (Limited Engagement June 23rd-26th Re-Release)

Director(s): Naoko Kusumi, Mizuho Nishikubo, Mamoru Oshii | Writer(s): Shirow Masamune, Mamoru Oshii

Stars: Akio Ôtsuka, Atsuko Tanaka, Tamio Ôki

Streaming & Digital

Black Barbie (Netflix June 19th)

Written & Directed by: Lagueria Davis

Stars: Beulah Mae Mitchell, Kitty Black Perkins, Stacey McBride-Irby

Federer: Twelve Final Days (Prime Video June 20th)

Director(s): Asif Kapadia, Joe Sabia

Stars: Roger Federer, Mirka Federer, Leo Federer

Agent Recon (VOD)

Written & Directed by: Derek Ting

Stars: Derek Ting, Chuck Norris, Marc Singer

Trigger Warning

Director(s): Mouly Surya | Writer(s): John Brancato, John Olson, Halley Wegryn Gross

Stars: Jessica Alba, Mark Webber, Anthony Michael Hall

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