2020 Virtual Commercial Releases

Compiled from The Film Stage New to Streaming round-ups, format based on Mike D’Angelo’s New York City Commercial Releases lists, criteria for inclusion loose as long as the film appears to be released through some form of contractural distribution, is not playing as part of a festival or equivalent institution, and has not been released in NYC before. With MUBI films specifically, I have attempted to only select MUBI releases not associated with a specific festival or series, but some errors may persist.


Week of 27 Nov

Fatman (Eshom Nelms)
Happiest Season (Clea DuVall)
Let Him Go (Thomas Bezucha)
Lovers Rock (Steve McQueen)
The Mystery of D.B. Cooper (John Dower)
Overseas (Yoon Sung-A)
Stardust (Gabriel Range)
Superintelligence (Ben Falcone)
Uncle Frank (Alan Ball)
Zappa (Alex Winter)


Week of 20 Nov

Ainu Mosir (Takeshi Fukunaga)
Amulet (Romola Garai)
Born to Be (Tania Cypriano)
Cemetery (Carlos Casas)
Collective (Alexander Nanau)
De Lo Mio (Diana Peralta)
Dreamland (Miles Joris-Peyrafitte)
Embattled (Nick Sarkisov)
Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on the Exorcist (Alexandre O. Philippe)
Mangrove (Steve McQueen)
The Nest (Sean Durkin)
The Personal History of David Copperfield (Armando Iannucci)
Run (Aneesh Chaganty)
The Twentieth Century (Matthew Rankin)
Unhinged (Derrick Borte)


Week of 13 Nov

Coded Bias (Shalini Kantayya)
Divine Love (Gabriel Mascaro)
Francisca (Manoel de Oliveira) [1981]
Free Time (Manny Kirchheimer)
Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds (Werner Herzog & Clive Oppenheimer)
The Giant (David Roby)
The Life Ahead (Edoardo Ponti)
Monsoon (Hong Khaou)
Nova Lituania (Karolis Kaupinis)


Week of 6 Nov

The Dark and the Wicked (Bryan Bertino)
Jungleland (Max Winkler)
Kindred (Joe Marcantonio)
Koko-Di Koko-Da (Johannes Nyholm)
Mortal (André Øvredal)
Possessor (Brandon Cronenberg)
Proxima (Alice Winocour)


Week of 30 Oct

City Hall (Frederick Wiseman)
Damnation (Béla Tarr) [1988]
The Donut King (Alice Gu)
Fire Will Come (Oliver Laxe)
His House (Remi Weekes)
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (Yeon Sang-ho)
The True Adventures of Wolfboy (Martin Krejci)
Us Kids (Kim A. Snyder)
The Young Observant (Davide Maldi)


Week of 23 Oct

Bad Hair (Justin Simien)
Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (Jason Woliner)
Coming Home Again (Wayne Wang)
David Byrne’s American Utopia (Spike Lee)
Ham on Rye (Tyler Taormina)
On the Rocks (Sofia Coppola)
Rebecca (Ben Wheatley)
The Sounding (Catherine Eaton) [2017]
The Witches (Robert Zemeckis)


Week of 16 Oct

Hosts (Adam Leader & Richard Oakes)
Kajillionaire (Miranda July)
Martin Eden (Pietro Marcello)
Shithouse (Cooper Raiff)
Time (Garrett Bradley)
Totally Under Control (Alex Gibney & Ophelia Harutyunyan & Suzanne Hillinger)
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin)
White Riot (Rubika Shah)


Week of 9 Oct

Charm City Kings (Angel Manuel Soto)
The Lie (Veena Sud)
Save Yourselves! (Alex Huston Fischer & Eleanor Wilson)
South Terminal (Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche)
The 40-Year-Old Version (Radha Blank)
The Wolf of Snow Hollow (Jim Cummings)


Week of 2 Oct

Deerskin (Quentin Dupieux)
Dick Johnson Is Dead (Kirsten Johnson)
Eternal Beauty (Craig Roberts)
The Glorias (Julie Taymor)
Scare Me (Josh Ruben)
12 Hour Shift (Brea Grant)


Week of 25 Sep

The Artist’s Wife (Tom Dolby)
Bird Island (Maya Kosa & Sérgio da Costa)
Jay Sebring….Cutting to the Truth (Anthony DiMaria)
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life (Ric Burns)
The Shadow of Violence (Nick Rowland)


Week of 18 Sep

Blackbird (Roger Michell)
The Devil All the Time (Antonio Campos)
Residue (Merawi Gerima)


Week of 11 Sep

Buoyancy (Rodd Rathjen)
Cuties (Maïmouna Doucouré)
I Hate New York (Gustavo Sanchez)
Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President (Mary Wharton)
Our Time Machine (Yang Sun & S. Leo Chiang)
Red, White & Wasted (Andrei Bowden Schwartz & Sam B. Jones)
Sibyl (Justine Triet)
The Social Dilemma (Jeff Orlowski)
Space Dogs (Elsa Kremser & Levin Peter)
Unpregnant (Rachel Lee Goldenberg)


Week of 4 Sep

The Argument (Robert Schwartzman)
Feels Good Man (Arthur Jones)
I’m Thinking of Ending Things (Charlie Kaufman)
Isadora’s Children (Damien Manivel)
The Mole Agent (Maite Alberdi)
Mulan (Niki Caro)
My Prince Edward (Norris Wong)
Robin’s Wish (Tylor Norwood)
Sicilia! (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet) [1999]


Week of 28 Aug

Bill & Ted Face the Music (Dean Parisot)
Centigrade (Brendan Walsh)
Driven to Abstraction (Daria Price)
Epicentro (Hubert Sauper)
The Garden Left Behind (Flavio Alves)
Get Duked! (Ninian Doff)
Ghost Tropic (Bas Devos)
The Hole (Tsai Ming-liang) [1998]
Lingua Franca (Isabel Sandoval)
Matthias & Maxime (Xavier Dolan)
Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (Werner Herzog)
You Cannot Kill David Arquette (Price James & David Darg)


Week of 21 Aug

African Violet (Mona Zandi Haghighi)
The August Virgin (Jonás Trueba)
Coup 53 (Amir Amirani)
Desert One (Barbara Kopple)
King of the Cruise (Sophie Dros)
Pretending I’m a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story (Ludvig Gür)
Random Acts of Violence (Jay Baruchel)
Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies (Matt Cipolla)
Son of the White Mare (Marcell Jankovics) [1981)
Tesla (Michael Almereyda)
Wonders in the Suburbs (Jeanne Balibar)


Week of 14 Aug

Boys State (Amanda McBaine & Jesse Moss)
Change of Life (Paulo Rocha) [1966]
An Easy Girl (Rebecca Zlotowski)
Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story (Ron Cicero & Kimo Easterwood)
The Last Tree (Shola Amoo)
Martin Margiela: In His Own Words (Reiner Holzemer)
Project Power (Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman)
Spree (Eugene Kotlyarenko)
Sputnik (Egor Abramenko)
Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Broadway (Muta’Ali)


Week of 7 Aug

An American Pickle (Brandon Trost)
Arkanasas (Clark Due)
The Green Years (Paulo Rocha) [1963]
I Used to Go Here (Kris Rey)
La Llorona (Jayro Bustamante)
Made in Italy (James D’Arcy)
Psychomagic, A Healing Art (Alejandro Jodorowsky)
Red Penguins (Gabe Polsky)
She Dies Tomorrow (Amy Seimetz)
Song Without a Name (Melina León)
Sunless Shadows (Mehrdad Oskouei)
A Thousand Cuts (Ramona S. Diaz)
Waiting for the Barbarians (Ciro Guerra)
You Never Had It: An Evening With Bukowski (Matteo Borgardt)


Week of 31 Jul

Again Once Again (Romina Paula)
Banana Split (Benjamin Kasulke)
Black Is King (Beyoncé)
The Fight (Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg & Eli B. Despres)
A Girl Missing (Koji Fukada)
Marley (Kevin Macdonald)
Shine Your Eyes (Matias Mariani)
Summerland (Jessica Swale)


Week of 24 Jul

Amulet (Romola Garai)
Fisherman’s Friends (Chris Foggin)
Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful (Gero von Boehm)
Host (Rob Savage)
Impetigore (Joko Anwar)
Most Wanted (Daniel Roby)
Radioactive (Marijane Satrapi)
The Rental (Dave Franco)
Yes, God, Yes (Karen Maine)


Week of 17 Jul

Ghosts of War (Eric Bress)
Mayak (Maria Saakyan)
The Painted Bird (Vaclav Marhoul)
The Rest of Us (Aisling Chin-Lee)
The Sunlit Night (David Wnendt)


Week of 10 Jul

The Beach House (Jeffrey A. Brown)
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (Bill & Turner Ross)
Greyhound (Aaron Schneider)
Guest of Honour (Atom Egoyan)
Mucho Mucho Amor (Cristina Costantini & Kareem Tabsch)
The Old Guard (Gina Prince-Bythewood)
Palm Springs (Max Barbakow)
Relic (Natalie Erika James)
We Are Little Zombies (Makoto Nagahisa)


Week of 3 Jul

Bungalow (Ulrich Köhler) [2002]
Family Romance, LLC (Werner Herzog)
Hamilton (Thomas Kail)
John Lewis: Good Trouble (Dawn Porter)
The Truth (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
Viena and the Fantomes (Gerardo Naranjo)
Welcome to Chechnya (David France)


Week of 26 Jun

Beats (Brian Welsh)
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (David Dobkin)
The Ghost of Peter Sellers (Peter Medak)
House of Hummingbird (Bora Kim)
Irresistible (Jon Stewart)


Week of 19 Jun

Babyteeth (Shannon Murphy)
Crazy World (Nabwana I.G.G.)
The Day After I’m Gone (Nimrod Eldar)
Disclosure (Sam Feder)
Miss Juneteenth (Channing Godfrey People)
7500 (Patrick Vollrath)
Wasp Network (Olivier Assayas)


Week of 12 Jun

Artemis Fowl (Kenneth Branagh)
Aviva (Boaz Yakin)
Da 5 Bloods (Spike Lee)
Hill of Freedom (Hong Sang-soo) [2014]
The King of Staten Island (Judd Apatow)
The Surrogate (Jeremy Hersh)
You Don’t Nomi (Jeffrey McHale)


Week of 5 Jun

Becky (Jonathan Milott & Cary Murnion)
Dreamland (Bruce McDonald)
Hammer (Christian Sparkes)
Judy & Punch (Mirrah Foulkes)
MS Slavic 7 (Sofia Bohdanowicz and Deragh Campbell)
Shirley (Josephine Decker)
Tommaso (Abel Ferrara)
Yourself and Yours (Hong Sang-soo) [2016]


Week of 29 May

Around the World When You Were My Age (Aya Koretzky)
End of Sentence (Elfar Adalsteins)
The High Note (Nisha Ganatra)
I Will Make You Mine (Lynn Chen)
On the Record (Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering)
Papicha (Mounia Meddour)
The Vast of Night (Andrew Patterson)


Week of 22 May

Cassandro, The Exotico! (Marie Losier)
Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy (Elizabeth Carroll)
Inheritance (Vaughn Stein)
Joan of Arc (Bruno Dumont)
Military Wives (Peter Cattaneo)
The Painter and the Thief (Benjamin Ree)
Take Me Somewhere Nice (Ena Sendijarevic)
The Trip to Greece (Michael Winterbottom)


Week of 15 May

Alice (Josephine Mackerras)
Capone (Josh Trank)
Castle in the Ground (Joey Klein)
Fourteen (Dan Sallitt)
The Wolf House (Cristóbal Léon & Joaquín Cociña)


Week of 8 May

Arkansas (Clark Duke)
Becoming (Nadia Hallgren)
Clementine (Lara Gallagher)
Driveways (Andrew Ahn)
How to Build a Girl (Coky Giedroyc)
Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (Laurent Bouzereau)
On a Magical Night (Christophe Honoré)
Porno (Keola Racela)
Rewind (Sasha Joseph Neulinger)
Spaceship Earth (Matt Wolf)
Sweetness in the Belly (Zeresenay Berhane Mehari)


Week of 1 May

Bad Education (Cory Finley)
Blood Quantum (Jeff Barnaby)
Bull (Annie Silverstein)
Closeness (Kantemir Balagov)
Deerskin (Quentin Dupieux)
Ema (Pablo Larraín)
The Half of It (Alice Wu)
Liberté (Albert Serra)
A Russian Youth (Alexander Tolotukhin)
Tammy’s Always Dying (Amy Jo Johnson)
Until the Birds Return (Karim Moussaoui)
The Wretched (Brett & Drew T. Pierce)


Week of 24 Apr

Beastie Boys Story (Spike Jonze)
Circus of Books (Rachel Mason)
Extraction (Sam Hargrave)
Ghost Town Anthology (Denis Côté)
The Heiresses (Marcelo Martinessi)
Someone Somewhere (Cédric Klapisch)
Sunrise/Sunset (Jong Ougie Pak)
To the Stars (Martha Stephens)
True History of the Kelly Gang (Justin Kurzel)


Week of 17 Apr

Abe (Fernando Grostein Andrade)
Butt Boy (Tyler Cornack)
DAU (Ilya Khrzhanovsky)
Endings, Beginnings (Drake Doremus)
Mercury in Retrograde (Michael Glover Smith)
The Quarry (Scott Teems)
Selah and the Spades (Tayarisha Poe)
The Sharks (Lucía Garibaldi)
This Is Not Berlin (Hari Sama)
A White, White Day (Hlynur Pálmason)


Week of 10 Apr

The Ghost Who Walks (Cody Stokes)
The Grand Bizarre (Jodie Mack)
Gray House (Austin Lynch & Matthew Booth)
Santiago, Italia (Nanni Moretti)
Sea Fever (Neasa Hardiman)
Tigertail (Alan Yang)


Week of 3 Apr

Coffee & Kareem (Michael Dowse)
Nona. If they soak me, I’ll burn them (Camila José Donoso)
The Other Lamb (Malgorzata Szumowska)
Slay the Dragon (Chris Durrance & Barak Goodman)


Week of 27 Mar

Crimp Camp (Nicole Newnham & Jim LeBrecht)
Cunningham (Alla Kovgan)
The Daughters of Fire (Albertina Carri)
Heimat Is a Space in Time (Thomas Heise)
Resistance (Jonathan Jakubowicz)
Vivarium (Lorcan Finnegan)


Week of 20 Mar

Blow the Man Down (Danielle Krudy & Bridget Savage Cole)
Human Capital (Marc Meyers)
The Platform (Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia)

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