After the Storm
A once-successful novelist turned financially and morally irresponsible PI (Hiroshi Abe, “Godzilla 2000: Millennium”) has one night to attempt reconciliation and mutual respect and understanding with his ex-wife, son and mother as a typhoon passes through his town. Peacefully shot with moments of true beauty from an often reprehensible protagonist, this film shows remarkable care and nuance in tackling themes of dysfunction. Opened Jul 21.
Star Trek Beyond
The third installment of the rebooted
Star Trek series marks the last appearance by the late Anton Yelchin as Chekov, and opens on the 50th anniversary of the beloved franchise; and stars Idris Elba as a predatory new villain (who looks kind of reptilian but is definitely not a Gorn). It’s been a long three years, nerds: time to go boldly to the final frontier. Opened Jul 21.