A variety of limited releases trickle into the pre-Labor Day weekend, including a timely documentary about media coverage of protests and one of the year's best films.
The Only Living Boy in New York
(pictured) takes the basic set-up of The Graduate
and turns it into narcissistic coming-of-age nonsense. The Ferguson, Mo. protests over the police killing of Mike Brown Jr. get an intense you-are-there documentary exploration in Whose Streets?
The faith-based, fact-based drama All Saints
is so low-key Jesus-y—and low-key everything else—that it barely moves the drama needle.
MaryAnn Johanson laments the horrible messages for would-be artists in the animated tale Leap!
Eric D. Snider praises the cautionary social-media-era satire of Ingrid Goes West
. An apocryphal event in the life of Bruce Lee becomes the dully mediocre Birth of the Dragon
, lacking even any sweet kung-fu action.
In this week's feature review, David Riedel says the exhilarating crime thriller Good Times
is one of the year's best movies.
Also opening this week, but not screened for press: the Bollywood action-romance A Gentleman