New Movies: Release Calendar for June 11, Plus Where to Watch the Latest Films

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As theaters begin showing signs of life and streaming and VOD options stay hefty, there are more movies (and platforms to watch them on!) than ever to sift through, and IndieWire is here to help you do just that each week.

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This week’s new releases include Jon M. Chu and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s joyous musical “In the Heights,” a pair of impressive debuts from rising stars Nicole Riegel and Prano Bailey-Bond, and festival hit “Tragic Jungle” (now on Netflix!), plus other streaming originals, fresh VOD offerings, festival favorites, and new studio releases. Each film is now available in a theater near you or in the comfort of your own home (or, in some cases, both, the convenience of it all), plus a variety of exciting virtual cinema picks. Browse your options below.

Week of June 7 – June 13

New Films in Theaters

As new movies open in theaters during the COVID-19 pandemic, IndieWire will continue to review them whenever possible. We encourage readers to follow the safety precautions provided by CDC and health authorities. Additionally, our coverage will provide alternative viewing options whenever they are available.

“Censor” (directed by Prano Bailey-Bond)
Distributor:
Magnet Releasing
Where to Find It: Theaters, followed by various VOD and digital platforms on June 18

Grainy VHS footage has become a popular trope in the horror genre for years, with its deteriorating quality often enhancing the impression of an ominous, otherworldly realm on the verge of collapse. (The appeal of the entire anthology horror series “VHS” is steeped in this effect.) Yet “Censor,” the engrossing first feature from British director Prano Bailey-Bond, may be the first of its kind to put the VHS horror phenomenon in historical context. The story of a troubled British film censor circa 1985 eventually settles into the kind of subjective descent into lunacy the genre’s offered up many times before, but there’s a certain immersive thrill to the way this character’s unraveling takes place within the same dilapidated material she’s been forced to watch for her job. Read IndieWire’s full review.

“Holler” (directed by Nicole Riegel)
Distributor:
IFC Films
Where to Find It: Select theaters, plus various VOD and digital platforms

Written and directed by first-time feature filmmaker Nicole Riegel (and inspired by her own coming-of-age in the Ohio Rust Belt and her earlier short film of the same name), “Holler” sets the “End of the F**king World” star Jessica Barden as something of a Riegel surrogate: high school senior Ruth, sassy and brassy, smart and driven, and trapped by the circumstances of her life and family. The film calls to mind other movies about young strivers stuck in economically challenged American towns, from “Winter’s Bone” to “Hillbilly Elegy” (the film is set in Jackson, Ohio, technically part of the Appalachian section of the state). But while the broad strokes of Riegel’s story might sound familiar, “Holler” finds its power in the particularities, especially Barden’s unfussy and wholly believable performance. Read IndieWire’s full review.

“In the Heights” (directed by Jon M. Chu)
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Where to Find It: Theaters and and streaming on HBO Max

So exuberant and full of life that it would probably convince you the movies were back even if they hadn’t gone anywhere, “In the Heights” is the kind of electrifying theatrical experience that people have been waxing nostalgic about ever since the pandemic began — the kind that it almost seemed like we might never get to enjoy again. In that sense, Jon M. Chu’s super-glossy Broadway adaptation hits with equal parts rapture and relief. Seeing this massive, guileless, heartfelt piece of Hollywood entertainment on the big screen is like coming home after a long year in exile only to find that it’s still there, and maybe even better than you remembered. Read IndieWire’s full review.

“Sublet” (directed by Eytan Fox)
Distributor: Greenwich Entertainment
Where to Find It: Select theaters, followed by various VOD and digital platforms on June 18

With “Sublet,” Eytan Fox continues widening his lens, with an intimate look at the contrasting values of gay men from different generations that uses the specifics of Israeli culture to explore more universal ideas. The result is a minor-key variation on Andrew Haigh’s “Weekend,” with two men from different walks of life spending their limited time together talking through opposing values and finding out why they can’t click. The dynamic between them unfolds in subtle moments and sudden bursts of sentimentalism that threaten to simplify the drama, but its leads bring such tender detail to the story to keep their evolving dynamic engaging throughout. Read IndieWire’s full review.

Also available this week:

“12 Mighty Orphans” (directed by Ty Roberts)
Distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
Where to Find It:
Select theaters, expanding on June 18

“Asia” (directed by Ruthy Pribar)
Distributor:
Menemsha Films
Where to Find It:
Select theaters

“The Misfits” (directed by Renny Harlin)
Distributor:
The Avenue
Where to Find It:
Select theaters, followed by various VOD and digital platforms on June 15

“Peter Pan 2: The Runaway” (directed by Will Gluck)
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Where to Find It: Theaters

“Queen Bees” (directed by Michael Lembeck)
Distributor:
Gravitas Ventures
Where to Find It:
Select theaters, plus various VOD and digital platforms

New Films on VOD and Streaming, Including Premium Platforms

“Infinite” (directed by Antoine Fuqua)
Distributor: Paramount
Where to Find It: Streaming on Paramount Plus

“Infinite” is derivative to the point that it can be hard to remember what you’re watching even while you’re watching it. A lukewarm soup of second-hand tropes that’s served in a portion too small to satisfy even the least discriminating thirst for slop, “Infinite” borrows so much from such obvious sources that it never bothers to establish an identity of its own. Read IndieWire’s full review.

“Tragic Jungle” (directed by Yulene Olaizola)
Distributor: Netflix
Where to Find It: Streaming on Netflix

Desire doesn’t ask for an explanation, and “Tragic Jungle” (or “Selva Trágica”) doesn’t offer any. On the contrary, Mexican filmmaker Yulene Olaizola’s fifth and most assured feature seduces you away from the legibility of its premise so gradually that you don’t realize you’ve lost your bearings until it’s already too late and the whole movie has gone mad with at least one kind of lust. Still, it helps to know in advance that this febrile corkscrew into the heart of darkness is loosely based on the Yucatán Mayan myth of Xtabay, a female demon said to lure men to their deaths if they entered her forest; her name is invoked on occasion via the movie’s disembodied voiceover, but proper context is as elusive as a path out of the jungle. Read IndieWire’s full review.

Also available this week:

“Awake” (directed by Mark Raso)
Distributor: Netflix
Where to Find It: Streaming on Netflix

“La Dosis” (directed by Martin Kraut)
Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Where to Find It: Various VOD and digital platforms

“Skater Girl” (directed by Manjari Makijany)
Distributor: Netflix
Where to Find It: Streaming on Netflix

“Wish Dragon” (directed by Chris Appelhans)
Distributor: Netflix
Where to Find It: Streaming on Netflix

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