In the Dark

‘99 Homes’

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon

Directed by: Ramin Bahrani

Rated: PG-13

 

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‘The Martian’

Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Rated: PG-13

 

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‘Sicario’

Starring: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin

Directed by: Denis Villenueve

Rated: R

 

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‘Black Mass’

Starring: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton

Directed by: Scott Cooper

Rated: R

 

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While another mediocre week at the cinema played out, the Toronto Independent Film Festival premiered the upcoming films that will debut in theaters this fall. Perhaps one of the most important film festivals in terms of which movies will get noticed, Toronto is where the big players come together to put together new movies deals and decide which undistributed ones will get a slot in theaters in order to compete for awards at the end of the year.

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So how did I spend my summer vacation? I traveled to Switzerland, Poland and went on a fabulous skiing trip to the Alps — and I never left my couch. I was catching up on some foreign films and here are three worth a look.

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As the summer movie season comes to an end and the fall movies pick up, this is always a good time to catch up on movies that were overlooked in theatrical release or never made it to local theaters and are now available on DVD and streaming platforms.

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Martian and Balck Mass posters

A long, hot summer movie season is coming to an end. It’s back to school, and so long to superheroes. Time to get serious as the heavier fare starts to hit theaters and the long march to the awards season begins. 

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‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ poster

‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’

Starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

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‘Ricki and The Flash’

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline

Rated: PG-13

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

 

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