Since its launch three years ago, AMC+ It has set up a small but specialized corner in the world of live broadcasting. In addition to offering content exclusive to AMC, the service now offers a plethora of options, from popular horror service Shudder to Britain-friendly Acorn TV and BBC America, to IFC and Sundance Now, to anime-based HIDIVE. No matter what genre interests you, there is plenty to offer everyone, and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
With summer in full swing, there are many exciting new additions to the service, with releases coming every Friday. Here are the best movies coming to AMC+ in July 2023, plus some returning classics you should check out.
Rare Objects (July 7)
Katie Holmes makes her directorial debut in her feature adaptation of Kathleen Tessaro’s novel of the same name, and also stars alongside up-and-coming actresses Julia Mayorga and Derek Locke (13 Reasons Why, Anton Fisher), and veteran actor Alan Cummings. Mayorga plays a young sexual assault survivor looking to reinvent her life by working in an antique shop.
She soon makes friends with the shopkeepers, who help her regain her confidence and sense of self. However, this newfound stability threatens to be upended when her past begins to creep into her present.
While addressing the difficult topic, the film nonetheless carries strong sympathy towards the protagonist and her emotional journey toward recovery, and anyone in the mood for a difficult but rewarding hour should find themselves content with Rare objects.
RMN (July 28)
One of the most popular films at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, RMN is the latest from Christian Mongiu (4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days), and like the rest of his films, it’s disturbing but disturbing to watch.
Set in a multi-ethnic Transylvanian village, the plot concerns rising racial tensions within the community after a few Sri Lankan migrant workers are hired at a local bakery. Particularly angry is Matthias, a factory worker who has recently returned home after struggling to get a job abroad, and his inability to find work in his own village only makes him even more angry.
Gradually, paranoid and xenophobic suspicions of immigrants grow in every corner of the village. As the film reaches its boiling point, the film reaches its heartbreaking, heart-wrenching finale.
Mungiu takes a clinical approach to his direction, refusing to pass explicit judgment on any of his characters, but carefully considering the effects of globalization on an economically struggling village and how this allows the sufferers to direct their hatred and anger on those less fortunate. instead of them. It’s an unsettling yet perfectly timely viewing experience, allowing the viewer to consider the rise of xenophobia around the world today.
Still playing on AMC+: Boyhood
One of the most unanimously acclaimed films of the 21st century, boyhood is director Richard Linklater’s magnum opus, a stunningly ambitious work that traces twelve years in the lives of young boy Mason (Elar Coltrane) and his divorced couple. In fact, Linklater shot the movie annually in bits between 2002 and 2013, and that allows for unwavering credibility in watching Mason grow up virtually before our eyes.
We also explore his changing relationship with his slacker father (Ethan Hawke) and overworked mother. (Patricia Arquette who won a well-deserved Oscar for her performance.)
from the description, boyhood Seems like a gimmick movie. It is anything but. Watching Mason’s life and his relationships with his family change over time is endlessly fascinating, and Linklater uses his capture of time over twelve years to his advantage. Even if he doesn’t realize it in the moment, the little moments in Mason’s life help shape who he becomes.
Even at the end of the movie, he’s still figuring out who he is, realizing that no one in his life can give him the right answers to grow up. It’s an intimate epic that’s endlessly moving, and if you haven’t had a chance to watch it on AMC+ before, now is the perfect time.
Still Running on AMC+: Saving Private Ryan
Independence Day is just around the corner, and the perfect way to celebrate it is through Steven Spielberg’s harrowing but deeply moving portrait of those who gave their lives for their country, Saving Private Ryan. The film focuses on a young battalion in 1944, during World War II, on a secret mission in France to rescue Private James Ryan (Matt Damon).
Gradually, it is revealed that Ryan’s three siblings have been killed in action, and the military now intend to bring him home to spare his parents the loss of all their children.
The film is anything but an easy place to be, as evidenced by its now-iconic gruesome opening, capturing in minute detail the carnage soldiers suffered landing on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. However, Spielberg uses this to highlight the bravery of his soldiers. They are simply men doing a job who choose to risk their lives for a mission so brave, the end result is a tribute to pure heroism without indulging in unnecessary chauvinism.
The film, starring Tom Hanks, Edward Banes, and Tom Sizemore, also won six Academy Awards, including a second Best Director for Spielberg. If you haven’t had a chance to see him on the service yet, this holiday could be the perfect occasion.