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The Best Movies New to Every Major Streaming Platform in July 2019

The Best Movies New to Every Major Streaming Platform in July 2019
Netflix may get most of the attention, but it’s hardly a one-stop shop for cinephiles who are looking to stream essential classic and contemporary films. Each of the prominent streaming platforms — and there are more of them all the time — caters to its own niche of film obsessives.

From chilling horror fare on Shudder, to the boundless wonders of the Criterion Channel, and esoteric (but unmissable) festival hits on the newly launched Ovid.tv, IndieWire’s monthly guide will highlight the best of what’s coming to every major streaming site, with an eye towards exclusive titles that may help readers decide which of these services is right for them.

Here’s the best of the best for July 2019.

Amazon Prime

Once again dumping the brunt of its film offering at the tail end of the month, Amazon Prime isn’t doing much to distinguish itself with its July
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Shadows Dancing: David Robert Mitchell Discusses "Under the Silver Lake"

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David Robert Mitchell's Under the Silver Lake (2018) is having its exclusive online premiere on Mubi in the United Kingdom. It is showing from March 15 - April 13, 2019.“All these holy trinities of women, thriving like plants under the heat of the city’s male gaze. Three, three, three…” So monotones a performance artist at a rooftop club named Purgatory, where guests are greeted by bikini-clad women proffering cherries. On stage the band Jesus & the (three!) Brides of Dracula sing their mysterious hit, while we eyeball a dancer in a figure-hugging bodysuit, adorned with balloons. Yup, the symbols are flying thick and fast. “But what does it all mean?” howls Sam, the louche antihero—himself drawn from a backlog of slacker and noir antiheroes—at several points in Under the Silver Lake. David Robert Mitchell’s third feature, after his sweet coming-of-age debut, The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010), and his break-out,
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‘Under the Silver Lake’: Listen to Disasterpeace’s Score for A24’s Neo-Noir

‘Under the Silver Lake’: Listen to Disasterpeace’s Score for A24’s Neo-Noir
David Robert Mitchell isn’t the only one taking creative risks with his upcoming release, “Under the Silver Lake.” The filmmaker best known to audiences for his smart horror feature “It Follows” and his aching coming-of-age tale “The Myth of the American Sleepover” is taking both his talents and those of his composer Rich Vreeland (Aka Disasterpeace) in a decidedly noir direction. The pair first worked together on Mitchell’s breakout “It Follows,” which leaned into Disasterpeace’s love of synth-heavy scores to create a chilling atmosphere. Now, the duo are going for something a little different.

“Under the Silver Lake” stars Andrew Garfield in a unique spin on the neo-noir, with Disasterpeace adding some old Hollywood glamour with his first fully orchestral score. In his Cannes review, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn noted that the “searching Disasterpeace score” helps “the movie become a bittersweet ode to wanting answers from an
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Glasgow Film Festival 2019 Review – Under the Silver Lake

Under the Silver Lake, 2018.

Directed by David Robert Mitchell.

Starring Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, Topher Grace, Grace Van Patten and Jimmi Simpson.

Synopsis:

Sam, a layabout, shaggy no-user, finds himself chained to the charm of a mysterious stranger after she goes missing. Through various puzzles and bizarre locations in Los Angeles, he stumbles on a much bigger conspiracy.

Often, the best films are the ones you didn’t expect. David Robert Mitchell already secured critics’ approval with his first feature, The Myth of the American Sleepover. But what came next knocked their socks off (but definitely kept their pants on). It Follows was an instant success, blending the percolating, pitiless moving dread of Carpenter with a tale of sexual deviance wired to the supernatural, thematically prescient but paralysing on a primal level.

It has been said that fame can cause one to become disillusioned with one’s craft, caught up
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A24 Moves Andrew Garfield Noir ‘Under the Silver Lake’ to 2019, As It Searches For a Fresh Start — Exclusive

The Cannes Film Festival is often a major launchpad for critically acclaimed movies from revered auteurs. But sometimes, that level of expectation can have the opposite effect, with movies that receive divisive receptions at the festival forced to relaunch in a new context. That has been distributor A24’s strategy with “Under the Silver Lake,” director David Robert Mitchell’s peculiar seriocomic neo-noir, which follows a stoned Andrew Garfield around a dreamlike Los Angeles in his quest to find a missing woman.

After critics were split on the irreverent movie following its Cannes premiere, A24 made the decision to move “Under the Silver Lake” out of its high-profile summer release date to December 7. Now, IndieWire has exclusively learned, the movie has been pushed out of the 2018 calendar entirely and will instead open in the safer corridor of April 19, 2019.

This decision will give the movie “the best possible chance in the marketplace,
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A24 Delayed ‘Under the Silver Lake’ Until December — and It’s Another Smart, Radical Move for the Distributor

On Friday morning, with little fanfare, A24 announced that David Robert Mitchell’s sprawling film noir, “Under the Silver Lake,” would no longer be released June 22. Instead, it’s been pushed to December 7. Nor was the company interested in discussing the six-month time shift. A24 spokeswoman Nicolette Aizenberg only responded to our query with a cryptic email: “Indeed we moved the date.”

However, in a company known for smart and radical moves, this appears to be another one. Here’s why.

1. Cool Cannes reception

Mitchell had plenty of reasons to be grateful to the festival for supporting his first two films, “The Myth of the American Sleepover” and “It Follows,” which both played Critics Week. Positive reaction for his debut gave Mitchell the confidence to quit his editing job and focus on getting “It Follows” made. The festival “helped to make that happen,” he told me at an American Pavilion panel at Cannes.
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A24 Delayed ‘Under the Silver Lake’ Until December — and It’s Another Smart, Radical Move for the Distributor

A24 Delayed ‘Under the Silver Lake’ Until December — and It’s Another Smart, Radical Move for the Distributor
On Friday morning, with little fanfare, A24 announced that David Robert Mitchell’s sprawling film noir, “Under the Silver Lake,” would no longer be released June 22. Instead, it’s been pushed to December 7. Nor was the company interested in discussing the six-month time shift. A24 spokeswoman Nicolette Aizenberg only responded to our query with a cryptic email: “Indeed we moved the date.”

However, in a company known for smart and radical moves, this appears to be another one. Here’s why.

1. Cool Cannes reception

Mitchell had plenty of reasons to be grateful to the festival for supporting his first two films, “The Myth of the American Sleepover” and “It Follows,” which both played Critics Week. Positive reaction for his debut gave Mitchell the confidence to quit his editing job and focus on getting “It Follows” made. The festival “helped to make that happen,” he told me at an American Pavilion panel at Cannes.
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David Robert Mitchell Says There’s A Secret Mystery Hidden Within The Secret Mystery Of ‘Under The Silver Lake’ — Cannes Q&A

David Robert Mitchell Says There’s A Secret Mystery Hidden Within The Secret Mystery Of ‘Under The Silver Lake’ — Cannes Q&A
Keep an eye out for odd symbols dotted throughout, and keep an ear on the bird; there’s a secret mystery for the audience alone to solve sewn into the fabric of David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake, which premiered in Cannes’ official competition last night, and the director tells Deadline all the clues are there to solve it. Though it might take multiple viewings to catch them all. “You’ll probably have to see it a few more than two times to figure it all out,” he laughs.

Under the Silver Lake follows Andrew Garfield’s Sam around the City of Angels as he investigates the sudden disappearance of the girl next door he’d met just the night before. It’s a noir-tinged homage to Hollywood history, with shades of and references to Hitchcock, Lynch and Borzage, with a central mystery that the Mitchell says was
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Cannes Review: David Robert Mitchell’s ‘Under the Silver Lake’ is a Wise, Pynchon-Inspired Noir Subversion

David Robert Mitchell is a nostalgic. His debut feature, The Myth of the American Sleepover, paid tribute to such teenage dramas as American Graffiti and the work of John Hughes. Its follow-up, the terrific It Follows, ranks amongst the smartest and most effective specimens in John Carpenter’s vast and variegated suburban horror legacy. Mitchell has now tried his hand at an L.A. noir with Under the Silver Lake, which owes as big a debt to The Long Goodbye, Mulholland Drive, and Inherent Vice (to mention but three of the most conspicuous referents) as it does Thomas Pynchon’s labyrinthine, paranoia-laden narratives.

The set-up is instantly familiar: Sam (Andrew Garfield), an unemployed comic book and video game enthusiast (read: geek), falls in love with his beautiful and enigmatic neighbor, Sarah (Riley Keough). She disappears soon thereafter, and Sam learns from the news that she and a local billionaire, as well as two other women,
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Under the Silver Lake review – It Follows director bellyflops with ghastly noir

David Robert Mitchell’s film shows the dangers of a hot director being given free rein, as Andrew Garfield’s stoner wanders around piecing together an occult conspiracy of the super-rich

When David Robert Mitchell brought his sensationally good It Follows to the critics’ week section of Cannes in 2015, the effect was immediate. Mitchell had already gained respect with his first film, The Myth of the American Sleepover, and his electrifyingly scary movie made him, as they say, hotter than Georgia asphalt. But now he has been upgraded to a competition slot with latest film Under the Silver Lake: a catastrophically boring, callow and indulgent La mystery noir.

As so often in these situations, it doesn’t feel like a progression, but a regression, a revival of an old project that he now has the clout to get made. It looks horribly like a screenplay he might have written
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2018 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 9 – David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake

This Cannes edition becomes a 3-peat for director David Robert Mitchell. After unveiling (a rare SXSW Austin to Cannes trip) for The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010), an following it up with It Follows (2014) once again in the Critic’s Week, this becomes Mitchell’s first time in the big competition. One of two Amerian titles in the comp, this sees Andrew Garfield play Sam, an affable but aimless young man, becomes an unwitting detective who quickly finds himself in over his head as he investigates the mysterious disappearance of his beautiful neighbor, with whom he has fallen in love.…
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‘Under the Silver Lake’ Review: Andrew Garfield Soars in Baffling and Inventive L.A. Noir About White Male Privilege

‘Under the Silver Lake’ Review: Andrew Garfield Soars in Baffling and Inventive L.A. Noir About White Male Privilege
It takes about an hour before someone in “Under the Silver Lake” puts the movie’s labyrinthine trajectory in perspective. “There’s an entire generation of men obsessed with video games and secret codes,” he says. Indeed: In David Robert Mitchell’s baffling and often brilliant L.A. neo-noir, Sam (Andrew Garfield) stumbles through a convoluted mystery where the puzzle pieces lead back to his own obsessions.

Like Mitchell’s two other features, “Under the Silver Lake” transforms a familiar genre into a unique context, in this case channeling the shaggy-dog detective story into the ambivalence of a millennial who keeps losing the narrative thread of his own life. The movie personifies the male gaze, but it’s also conspicuously about that, deconstructing privilege more than lingering in its confines.

After all, this is the story of a philandering white guy whose obsession with his sultry neighbor Sarah (Riley Keough
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‘Under The Silver Lake’ Film Review: Andrew Garfield Lives Dirtbag Dream in La Story

‘Under The Silver Lake’ Film Review: Andrew Garfield Lives Dirtbag Dream in La Story
How’s this for irony? Those very same qualities that allow “Under The Silver Lake” to so thoroughly evoke both the city of Los Angeles and a certain Angelino lifestyle also turn the film into a bit of a mess. Sprawling, indulgent and with many pockets of pleasure, David Robert Mitchell ‘s film – which premiered Tuesday night in Cannes – is L.A. in the same way that “Apocalypse Now” was Vietnam.

Think of it as “Ready Stoner One,” as it wrangles a rather overwhelming compendium of references, easter-eggs and winks to some of the foundational texts of contemporary millennial culture and offers them as clues in a Galaxy Brain conspiracy.

Channeling Shaggy from “Scooby-Doo,” Andrew Garfield stars as Sam, a grade-a underachiever living the dirtbag dream in (where else but) the city’s Eastside hipster neighborhood of Silver Lake. Rent is long past due and the threat of eviction looms alarmingly close,
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‘Under The Silver Lake’ Trailer: Andrew Garfield Adds It Up In Neo-Noir Thriller

‘Under The Silver Lake’ Trailer: Andrew Garfield Adds It Up In Neo-Noir Thriller
David Robert Mitchell’s contemporary fever-dream thriller, Under The Silver Lake, is the latest from the writer/director of 2015 horror pic It Follows and 2010’s The Myth Of The American Sleepover. Andrew Garfield stars in the neo-noir story of a man searching for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders and disappearances in his L.A. neighborhood. Check out the first trailer above, set to the classic 1983 Violent Femmes tune “Add It Up.” Sam (Garfield) is a…
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‘Under The Silver Lake’ Trailer: Andrew Garfield Plays Detective In Neo-Noir Thriller From The Director Of ‘It Follows’

Cannes predictors start your engines. While it’s not confirmed, the season starts right now with the trailer to David Robert Mitchell’s latest film, “Under The Silver Lake.” Mitchell, the director of “The Myth of the American Sleepover” and the indie horror hit “It Follows” has an affinity for stories about adolescents and youth and applies those skills neo-noir crime thriller genre with “Under The Silver Lake.” And yes, his third film, to be distributed by A24 in the summer, is being heavily tipped to premiere at Cannes in May.
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It Follows Director Goes Noir With Under the Silver Lake Trailer

Andrew Garfield may have stumbled on a vast conspiracy in the official trailer for Under the Silver Lake, the new feature from It Follows director David Robert Mitchell. Riley Keough, Topher Grace and Jimmi Simpson also star in the noirish thriller from A24.

Under the Silver Lake writer/director Mitchell made his debut with the 2010 indie comedy The Myth of the American Sleepover.
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First Trailer for La Indie Comedy 'The Happys' Starring Amanda Bauer

"Listen to me - don't come back." Indican Pictures has debuted a trailer for an indie Los Angeles-set comedy titled The Happys, about a girl from the Midwest who moves into the trendy hipster neighborhood of Los Feliz. Tracy befriends the various weirdos from her neighborhood after a bad break up with hey boyfriend, meeting a recluse, a manager, a reporter, and a food truck chef, among others. Amanda Bauer (from "The Myth of the American Sleepover") stars, and the ensemble cast includes Jack DePew, Janeane Garofalo, Melissa McBride, Rhys Ward, Arturo del Puerto, Cathy Ladman, Brian Jordan Alvarez, and Will Bethencourt. This seems like one of those cutesy La movies that is all about how hard/easy it is to make friends in that town, perfectly depicting all the various quirks of Los Feliz. Oh, Los Angeles. Have fun. Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Tom Gould & John Serpe's The Happys,
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Re-enter The Void! The greatest 80s throwback horror movies you need to watch

Author: Sean Wilson

As if last year’s nostalgia-infused sensation Stranger Things didn’t make it clear enough, the world is currently going mad for all things eighties. Not the big hair or the shellsuits, mind – rather woozy synthpop, blood-rich neon and anything related to the heyday of creepy body horror.

With Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski’s splattery new gorefest The Void out now, one that gleefully mashes up loving homages to H.P. Lovecraft John Carpenter, David Cronenberg and more, here are the essential throwback horror movies that you need to watch in preparation.

The House of the Devil

Writer/director Ti West is at the forefront of recent revival horror and this deliciously slow-burning spooker remains one of his best. Drawing on the ‘Satanic panic’ craze that swept America during the eighties, it’s the unbearably suspenseful story of a young woman (Jocelin Donahue) whose babysitting job at a creaking,
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What Barry Jenkins, Casey Affleck, Viola Davis and More Are Working on After Their Oscar Victories

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What Barry Jenkins, Casey Affleck, Viola Davis and More Are Working on After Their Oscar Victories
Though many won’t be done obsessing over exactly what happened last night for quite some time, life must go on after the Academy Awards. That applies to the winners as much as anyone else, of course, and all of the big prizewinners have high-profile projects in the works. See below for a look at what they’re up to.

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Adele Romanski (Best Picture, “Moonlight”): Romanski, whose previous credits as producer include last year’s “Morris from America” and “Kicks,” will collaborate with “The Myth of the American Sleepover” writer/director David Robert Mitchell once again on “Under the Silver Lake,” his follow-up to “It Follows.”

Dede Gardner (Best Picture, “Moonlight”): Last night marked Gardner’s second big win at the Academy Awards, following “12 Years a Slave” likewise winning Best Picture three years ago. She also produced James Gray’s “The Lost City of Z,
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‘The Happys’ Trailer: Making It in Hollywood Takes An Unexpected Turn in Charming Festival Favorite — Watch

‘The Happys’ Trailer: Making It in Hollywood Takes An Unexpected Turn in Charming Festival Favorite — Watch
What could possibly be the worst part about breaking into Hollywood? The long hours, the stressful auditions, the tiny checks, the constant competition, the lack of support? How about all of that stuff, coupled with a very unexpected revelation about your far more successful partner?

Such is the problem at the heart of Tom Gould and John Serpe’s “The Happys,” which stars Amanda Bauer (“The Myth of the American Sleepover”) as a sunny Midwesterner looking to make it big in the entertainment industry, an already pie-in-the-sky plan made all the worse by the realization that her “movie star” boyfriend is just not that into her. (Or, to be more specific, just not into any women.)

Read More: ‘Crashing’ Trailer: Pete Holmes’ HBO Sitcom Shows The Comic Adjusting To Divorced Life

As Bauer’s Tracy tries to come to terms with her turned-topside life, she finds friendship and hope in
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