Here are some interesting new releases available now from cable and digital providers as well as a title that has recently become available for streaming.
Video on Demand
"Filmworker": Tony Zierra once tried to make a documentary about the filming of "Eyes Wide Shut," the movie that would become Stanley Kubrick’s swan song. That never happened, but it did introduce him to Leon Vitali, a British man who once made the transition from supporting actor in small-time television shows in the ’70s to a gig working behind the scenes on the film "Barry Lyndon." That experience would change his life forever, as he became a trusted collaborator with Kubrick all the way through to his death in 1999. Zierra offers up plenty to entertain fans of the masterful director with this intimate look at how Vitali served as his right-hand man for decades and helped a visionary filmmaker transfer what was in his mind onto the big screen. (Digital VOD)
"Hot Summer Nights": Shot before he went to Italy and earned an Academy Award nomination for "Call Me By Your Name," Timothée Chalamet starred in this kinetic debut from Elijah Bynum as Daniel, a boy who is sent to live with his aunt on Cape Cod during the summer of 1991 after his father passes away. Not exactly a tourist, but not a true townie, he ends up befriending Hunter (Alex Roe), a captivatingly handsome drug dealer with a violent streak. The unlikely pair become thick as thieves and push their drug business beyond the Cape, but Daniel can’t resist falling in love with Hunter’s sister Amy (Maia Mitchell), which jeopardizes everything. It’s gorgeously shot by Javier Julia and laced with a diverse soundtrack that features Suicide, the Zombies and Jonathan Richman. Chalamet nails the awkward role despite the occasional cliches of the screenplay of a first-time filmmaker who, despite his best efforts, doesn’t quite nail the final act. (Cable and digital VOD, 4K Ultra HD available)
Also on streaming services
"To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before": Coming on the heels of the buzz for "Crazy Rich Asians," it’s likely not a coincidence that Netflix has chosen now to launch what "Cosmopolitan" says is the "first mainstream teen romance to have a young Asian-American actress as its lead." Based on the best-selling young adult novel by Jenny Han, it tells the story of Lara Jean (Lana Condor), a teenage girl who has secretly written (and hidden) letters confessing her love to five boys that she has had a crush on over the years. All hell breaks loose after one of her sisters finds the letters and drops them in the mail at the beginning of her junior year. (Netflix)