New series, new movies and new documentaries are coming out in June. Meanwhile movie theaters are closed, there is a great deal of possibilities.
David Lynch released a short movie on Youtube (link in the article below), I watched a great documentary of Timothy Chalamet. And Claude Lelouch is to release a new movie on Canal+ (more in the article).
Don’t forget new series on your platforms and the festivals which will open in June (Champs Elysées Film Festival, Annecy ‘s International Film Animation festival) and the global movie on line festival, We are One, a global film festival now on line.
What to watch in June: movies and series
Old and new films & series
Two investigations ‘ stories
Manhattan Murder Mystery currently on Netflix
Directed by Woody Allen- Script Woody Allen & Marshall Brickman – With Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Alan Alda Anjelica Huston, and Zach Braff. Music: Cole Porter, Errol Garner, Wagner.
I watched again this movie directed by Woody Allen. The story is about a woman, Carol, played by Diane Keaton, obsessed by the death of her old neighbor. She suspects the husband to have murdered her. Carol bores herself with her husband Larry, played by Woody Allen, and investigates with an old friend who is still in love with her, Ted, played by Alan Alda. The story, the music, and the dialogues are just perfect. It is one of the greatest movie directed by Woody Allen.
The famous “I can’t listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland” is one of his best lines.
There is also a tribute to two great movies: Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder and The Lady from Shangai by Orson Wells. Woody Allen managed to blended genre comedy, with, sometimes,a film noir atmosphere. Zach Braff (the hero of the series Scrub) plays the son. We also meet Anjelica Huston, sensational, who plays a writer published by Woody Allen .
This movie is a great moment of pleasure, with a great end. You should watch it now.
In a very different style, Alex Pina, the creator of La Casa de Papel gives us some good moments in Ibiza. The story of Zoé investigating the death of her brother missing for twenty years is both light and dramatic. We discover an island where everything is possible and we are touched by the story of this woman who does not know who she is and what she really wants.
Both shot in Spanish and English, the photography of this series is beautiful, by Kieran McGuigan. Alex Pina pays tribute to Jean-Luc Godard in one episode of the series with Breathless quoted by one of his character and in non-cliché way. If you found who is the character, write me to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zoé is played by Laura Haddock (Da Vinci’s Demon), and I really loved the character of Boxer, played by Nuno Lopes (Une fille facile, Chamboultout). Tom Rhys Harries is perfect, whom I discovered in The Gentlemen (last movie directed by Guy Ritchie). The all cast is great. Even if this series could have been shorter and is far from the strength of La Casa de Papel, I enjoyed it very much.
2. MOVIE INDUSTRY TIPS
Sofia Coppola : Five lessons of film making
Interview of Scott Derrickson, co-writer and director of Doctor Strange.
3. EVENING TV PROGRAMS MAY – JUNE
M6 : This is Us
TMC: The Big Short
TF1 : Les Bronzés
France 3 : Documentary on J.J. Goldman
Canal+: Les Indestructibles 2- Snowpiercer (Bong Joon Ho)
Paramount : Le chasseur
TCM : Inside Man
TCM : Special Clint Eastwood : Grand Torino followed by True Crime
TF1: La proposition
C8: Coup de torchon
RTL9 : Welcome Back
TF1 : Babysitting
France 5 : Le corps de mon ennemi
M6 : Red 2
C8 : Instinct de survie
TF1: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows (part 2)
TCM: Entretien avec un vampire
Paramount : Les amants du Capricorne
Canal+: Deux moi (review here)
M6 : Ne le dis à personne
Arte : L’enfer
TCM: Sept hommes à abattre
Film : Harmonium , by Koji Fukada
Blow up: news on movies (short documentaries): Max Von Sydow, dance & cinema, James Gray, Milos Forman, circus & cinema, Milos Forman…
La Cinémathèque Française
David Lynch has his own Youtube Page : David Lynch Theater. He added a new short movie on May 20th, free on line:
Le grand détournement, la classe américaine de Michel HAZANAVICIUS & Dominique Mézerette is to watch fully on line on Youtube. Soon a book on the best lines will come out.
Trip to Greece, a friendship story during a holiday in Greece, now available on Youtube
Movies & series to watch
now and in June on Netflix
Documentary : Crip Camp: a disability revolution, produced by The Obama’s.
Trois mètres au-dessus du ciel, adapted from the novel of Federico Moccia: teenagers on holidays on the Adriatic coast…
TV Reality : The great battle of flowers
Green Room (horror movie)
The Old Guard (July 10th on Netflix)
Movies & series to watch now and
in June on Disney+
Out , to stream now, with the first gay character in a Disney movie.
Artemis Fowl (on line on June 12th)
Movies, series to watch now and in June on Canal+
Ginger & Fred, by Federico Fellini
Ceux qui travaillent by Antoine Russbach with Olivier Gourmet
Les Cahiers d’Esther season 2 by Riad Sattouf
Series : In treatment adapted from the Israeli series BeTipul, (watch the documentary I talked about here.
Movies & series to watch now and in June
on Amazon Prime Video
Fantastic Mr Fox by Wes Anderson
The French, by William Klein, on the “French Open” tournoi of Roland Garros in 1981.
And new series I was talking about the past few weeks:
4. MOVIES’ NEWS
Zoey’s extraordinary playlist, directed by Austin Winsberg (known for The Ugly Truth) broadcast on Warner TV, with Jane Levy (seen in the series What If)
The movie Greyhoundwill come out on Apple TV, with Tom Hanks.
The story of Ernest Krause, a captain who fought the Nazis and helped the Allied to cross the Atlantic, adapted from the novel written by C.S. Forester, ‘The Good Shepherd’. Starring Tom Hanks and Elisabeth Shue.
10 more video platforms to watch streaming movies, chosen by Telerama.
Directors and actors
Actors : To watch : A short documentary on Timothée Chalamet
Sofia Coppola has directed her seventh movie, On the rocks, second with Bill Murray, after Lost in Translation. It is supposed to be a drama on the relationship of a father and her daughter played by Rashida Jones (the daughter of Quincy Jones). She played in The Office, Black AF (Netflix). It is supposed to come out on Apple.TV.
Recently, she agreed to adapt a novel from Edith Wharton, The custom of the country (Les beaux mariages in French), for Apple.TV as well.
Paul Verhoeven is to adapt Bel Ami written by Maupassant in a new mini series.
Short films selected and offered by The New York Times
La vertu des impondérables, the last movie directed by Claude Lelouch isto come out on Canal+ as from June 13th
He also did a remake of his first movie “C’était un rendez-vous” (a movie that last 8 mn, a race in Paris) in Monaco. I am looking forward to watching it:
Antebellum , the very expected horror picture movie, directed by Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz with Janelle Monae will come out in August:
To read: An article about Spike Lee and the Battlefield of American history (The New York Times).
Dark Waters, by Todd Haynes, with Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway
Ford vs Ferrari: by James Mangold, with Matt Damon & Christian Bale
I lost my body by Jeremy Clapin
Géraldine Nakache shot a movie commercial for La Redoute
Have nice evenings and take care !