July 2024 at the Movies in Ann Arbor

Kinds of Kindness

Director Yorgos Lanthimos’ (“The Favourite,” “Poor Things”) newest film is a fable in three parts with three separate stories involving a man without choice who wants to take control of his life, a cop whose wife is thought to be missing at sea and returns a different person and a woman attempting to find someone with a special gift who is destined to become a spiritual leader. Fans are divided on this film with some calling it a bit slow, citing its nearly 3 hour run time, and others happy for a return to the director’s roots. One reviewer dubbed it a Yorgos Lanthimos “summer movie,” as if one could imagine just what a summer movie from such a non-traditional filmmaker would look like. Lanthimos fans will have to see it to find out. Starring Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe and Jesse Plemons.

Now Playing at the Michigan Theater.


Though she was nominated for an Academy Award for “Nebraska” in 2013, “Thelma” is 94-year-old June Squibb’s first leading role. This is enough for everyone to want to see her in “Thelma.” The story is about a senior citizen who’s out to get her money back when she’s conned out of $10,000 by a phone scammer who uses an Al voice impersonation of her grandson telling her he needs the money for a lawyer to get him out of prison. Thelma, who lives alone and refuses to accept her age as a hinderance, enlists the help of her friend Ben (the late Richard Roundtree in his final role) who is in an assisted living center.

Now Playing at the Michigan Theater.


Director Ti West (“House of the Devil”) is one of the most interesting horror directors of the 2000s. His latest, “Maxxxine”, set in 1980s Hollywood centers on adult film star Maxxxine Minx, Mia Goth in the title role, getting her big break in mainstream films. But a mysterious killer is stalking Hollywood starlets – threatening to reveal Maxxxine’s sinister past. Starring Mia Goth, Elizabeth Debicki and Giancarlo Esposito.

Now playing at the State Theatre.

The NeverEnding Story

This classic children’s movie about a troubled boy who dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book, marks it’s 40th anniversary with a return to the big screen July 21 and 22.

Playing 7/21 & 7/22, Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX, Ann Arbor

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