(PG-13) Hot on the heels of Atomic Blonde comes Red Sparrow. Based on Jason Matthews’ eponymous spy novel, the movie stars Jennifer Lawrence as one of the products of a Russian program that trains girls to become wily and seductive secret agents.
Christian Bale stars as an Army captain who must escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. The “one last mission before I retire” thing has been done to death, but it seems fresh in this setting. From director Scott Cooper (Black Mass, Crazy Heart).
This film adaptation of Jeffrey Dahmer’s classmate Derf Backderf’s graphic novel explores the serial killer’s life during his teenage years. It doesn’t excuse his actions, but makes us ponder how ignorance of his mental health issues contributed to his outcome.
After a man’s sister is murdered, he comes to Los Angeles from Cape Town, South Africa to avenge her death. While the revenge thriller has been done to death, we’re excited for the cast, which includes Chadwick Boseman, Luke Evans, and Alfred Molina. Coming to Netflix 8/4/17.
A film inspired by the true story of Percy Fawcett, a British explorer who journeyed deep into the Amazon in search of a lost civilization that he was convinced was way more advanced that his contemporaries would believe. Coincidentally, the film is from Amazon Studios.