2021 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 31 Dec

The Lost Daughter (Maggie Gyllenhaal)
Mass (Fran Kranz)

Week of 24 Dec

Antlers (Scott Cooper)
Arrebato (Iván Zulueta) [1979]
Being the Ricardos (Aaron Sorkin)
Benedetta (Paul Verhoeven)
C’mon C’mon (Mike Mills)
Don’t Look Up (Adam McKay)
Gritt (Itonje Søimer Guttormsen)
The Matrix Resurrections (Lana Wachowski)
The Scary of Sixty-First (Dasha Nekrasova)
Who Do You Think I Am (Safy Nebbou)

Week of 17 Dec

Ali in Wonderland (Djouhra Abouda & Alain Bonnamy)
Days (Tsai Ming-liang)
The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson)
The Hand of God (Paolo Sorrentino)
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (Marilyn Agrelo)

Week of 10 Dec

Agnes (Mickey Reece)
All About My Sisters (Wang Qiong)
All Light, Everywhere (Theo Anthony)
Attica (Stanley Nelson & Traci Curry)
Encounter (Michael Pearce)
Fayi Dayi (Jessica Beshir)
The First Wave (Matthew Heineman)
India Sweets and Spices (Geeta Malik)
Last and First Men (Jóhann Jóhannsson)
Limbo (Ben Sharrock)
Project Space 13 (Michael M. Bilandic)
The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin) (C.W. Winter & Anders Edström)

Week of 3 Dec

Adrienne (Andy Ostroy)
Azor (Andreas Fontana)
Belfast (Kenneth Branagh)
Cusp (Isabel Bethencourt & Parker Hill)
The Last Duel (Ridley Scott)
Listening to Kenny G (Penny Lane)
Maeve (Pat Murphy & John Davies)
The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion)
The Rescue (Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin)
Silent Night (Camille Griffin)
Ste. Anne (Rhayne Vermette)

Week of 26 Nov

Bruised (Halle Berry)
Clerk. (Malcolm Ingram)
The Humans (Stephen Karam)
Ma Belle, My Beauty (Marion Hill)
Small Time (Niav Conty)
Spencer (Pablo Larraín)
The Trouble With Being Born (Sandra Wollner)
The Village Detective: A Song Cycle (Bill Morrison)
Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (Hamaguchi Ryūsuke)
Wife of a Spy (Kurosawa Kiyoshi)

Week of 19 Nov

Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus (Dalibor Barić)
Boiling Point (Philip Barantini)
The Feast (Lee Haven Jones)
Freeland (Kate McLean & Mario Furloni)
Jagged (Alison Klayman)
The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain (David Midell)
King Richard (Reinaldo Marcus Green)
Last Night in Soho (Edgar Wright)
Prayers for the Stolen (Tatiana Huezo)
Simple As Water (Megan Mylan)
Procession (Robert Greene)
tick, tick… BOOM! (Lin-Manuel Miranda)
Zeroes and Ones (Abel Ferrara)

Week of 12 Nov

Double Walker (Colin West)
Jungle Cruise (Jaume Collet-Serra)
Night Raiders (Danis Goulet)
No Time to Die (Cary Joji Fukunaga)
Passing (Rebecca Hall)
Violet (Justine Bateman)
Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror (Kier-La Janisse)

Week of 5 Nov

A Cop Movie (Alonso Ruizpalacios)
Beans (Tracey Deer)
The Beta Test (Jim Cummings & PJ McCabe)
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (Will Sharpe)
The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Michael Showalter)
Finch (Miguel Sapochnik)
The Harder They Fall (Jeymes Samuel)
Mama Weed (Jean-Paul Salomé)
Mark, Mary & Some Other People (Hannah Marks)
Nine Days (Edson Oda)

Week of 29 Oct

Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster (Thomas Hamilton)
Bulletproof (Todd Chandler)
Gaia (Jaco Bouwer)
Lamb (Valdimar Jóhannsson)
The Spine of Night (Philip Gelatt & Morgan Galen King)

Week of 22 Oct

Akilla’s Escape (Charles Officer)
At the Ready (Maisie Crow)
Bergman Island (Mia Hansen-Løve)
The Blazing World (Carlson Young)
Dream Horse (Euros Lyn)
Dune (Denis Villeneuve)
Endless Night (Eloy Enciso)
Knocking (Frida Kempff)
Titane (Julia Ducournau)

Week of 15 Oct

Copshop (Joe Carnahan)
Corporate Accountability (Jonathan Perel)
I’m Your Man (Maria Schrader)
Needle in a Timestack (John Ridley)
The Velvet Underground (Todd Haynes)

Week of 8 Oct

Blue Bayou (Justin Chon)
Detention (John Hsu)
The Night House (David Bruckner)
Old (M. Night Shyamalan)
Old Henry (Potsy Ponciroli)
El Planeta (Amalia Ulman)
South of Heaven (Aharon Keshales)
Sublet (Eytan Fox)
V/H/S/94 (Jennifer Reeder/Chloe Okuno/Simon Barrett/Timo Tjahjanto/Ryan Prows)

Week of 1 Oct

The Card Counter (Paul Schrader)
Coming Home in the Dark (James Ashcroft)
The Guilty (Antoine Fuqua)
The Many Saints of Newark (Alan Taylor)
Mayday (Karen Cinorre)
New Order (Michel Franco)
Stop and Go (Mallory Everton & Stephen Meek)

Week of 24 Sep

East of the Mountains (S.J. Chiro)
I Carry You With Me (Heidi Ewing)
No Ordinary Man (Aisling Chin-Yee & Chase Joynt)

Week of 17 Sep

Candyman (Nia DaCosta)
Cry Macho (Clint Eastwood)
Lady of the Manor (Justin & Christian Long)
The Mad Women’s Ball (Melanie Laurent)
The Nowhere Inn (Bill Benz)
Our Defeats (Jean-Gabriel Périot)
Prisoners of the Ghostland (Sono Sion)
Saint-Narcisse (Bruce LaBruce)
Together (Stephen Daldry)

Week of 10 Sep

Dating & New York (Jonah Feingold)
The Evening Hour (Braden King)
Here for Life (Andrea Luka Zimmerman & Adrian Jackson)

Week of 3 Sep

Final Account (Luke Holland)
Moments Like This Never Last (Cheryl Dunn)
The Truffle Hunters (Michael Dweck & Gregory Kershaw)
Visit, or Memories and Confessions (Manoel de Oliveira) [2015]
Wild Indian (Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr.)
Worth (Sara Colangelo)
Yakuza Princess (Vicente Amorim)

Week of 27 Aug

Behemoth (Peter Sefchik)
Final Set (Quentin Reynaud)
Mosquito State (Filip Jan Rymsza)
My Zoe (Julie Delpy)
No Man of God (Amber Sealey)
Purple Sea (Amel Alzakout & Khaled Abdulwahed)
Wildland (Jeanette Nordahl)

Week of 20 Aug

Annette (Leos Carax)
Cryptozoo (Dash Shaw)
Demonic (Neill Blomkamp)
The Green Knight (David Lowery)
In the Same Breath (Wang Nanfu)
The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea (Syllas Tzoumerkas)
Reminiscence (Lisa Joy)
Silo (Marshall Burnette)
Stillwater (Tom McCarthy)
Summer of ’85 (François Ozon)
Sweet Girl (Brian Andrew Mendoza)

Week of 13 Aug

Beckett (Ferdinando Cito Filomarino)
The Cloud in Her Room (Zheng Lu Xinyuan)
CODA (Siân Heder)
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time (Hideaki Anno)
Homeroom (Peter Nicks)
Joe Bell (Reinaldo Marcus Green)
Materna (David Gutnik)
The Meaning of Hitler (Petra Epperlein & Michael Tucker)
Misha and the Wolves (Sam Hobkinson)
Swan Song (Todd Stephens)
Together Together (Nicole Beckwith)

Week of 6 Aug

À l’abordage (Guillaume Brac)
John and the Hole (Pascual Sisto)
Pig (Michael Sarnoski)
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (Morgan Neville)
The Suicide Squad (James Gunn)
Val (Leo Scott & Ting Poo)
Whirlybird (Matt Yoka)

Week of 30 Jul

Enemies of the State (Sonia Kennebeck)
F9 (Justin Lin)
Freaky (Christopher Landon)
Fully Realized Humans (Joshua Leonard)
Gunda (Victor Kossakovsky)
Jungle Cruise (Jaume Collet-Serra)
Lorelei (Sabrina Doyle)
Never Gonna Snow Again (Małgorzata Szumowska & Michal Englert)
Profile (Timur Bekmambetov)

Week of 23 Jul

Air Conditioner (Fradique)
Cousins (Ainsley Gardiner & Briar Grace Smith)
How It Ends (Zoe Lister-Jones & Daryl Wein)
Ingrid Caven: Music and Voice (Bertrand Bonello) [2012]
Jolt (Tanya Wexler)
Mandibles (Quentin Dupieux)
Midnight in the Switchgrass (Randall Emmett)
Playing With Sharks: The Valerie Taylor Story (Sally Aitken)
Settlers (Wyatt Rockefeller)
Sweat (Magnus von Horn)
Zola (Janicza Bravo)

Week of 16 Jul

Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters (Rosalynde LeBlanc & Tom Hurwitz)
Great White (Martin Wilson)
Gunpowder Milkshake (Navot Papushado)
The Halt (Lav Diaz)
Her Socialist Smile (John Gianvito)
A Quiet Place Part II (John Krasinski)
River (Emily Skye)
The Sparks Brothers (Edgar Wright)
The Wasps Are Here (Dharmasena Pathiraja) [1977]
The Witches of the Orient (Julien Faraut)

Week of 9 Jul

Alice and the Mayor (Nicolas Pariser)
Black Widow (Cate Shortland)
Dachra (Abdelhamid Bouchnak) [2018]
Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (Leigh Janiak)
The Metamorphosis of Birds (Catarina Vasconcelos)

Week of 2 Jul

Fear Street Part One: 1994 (Leigh Janiak)
No Sudden Move (Steven Soderbergh)
Prime Time (Jakub Piatek)
Scenes From an Empty Church (Onur Tukel)
Some of Our Stallions (Carson Mell)
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (Ahmir-Khalib Thompson)
Till Death (S.K. Dale)
The Tomorrow War (Chris McKay)
Werewolves Within (Josh Ruben)
White on White (Théo Court)

Week of 25 Jun

Circumstantial Pleasures (Lewis Klahr)
Echoes of the Invisible (Steve Elkins)
False Positive (John Lee)
Fathom (Drew Xanthopoulos)
Genus Pan (Lav Diaz)
My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To (Jonathan Cuartas)
Sisters on Track (Tone Grøttjord-Glenne & Corinne van der Borch)
Sun Children (Majid Majidi)
Wolfgang (David Gelb)

Week of 18 Jun

The American Sector (Courtney Stephens & Pacho Velez)
Censor (Prano Bailey-Bond)
The French (William Klein) [1982]
Luca (Enrico Casarosa)
Les nôtres (Jeanne Leblanc)
Siberia (Abel Ferrara)
Sweet Thing (Alexandre Rockwell)
Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation (Lisa Immordino Vreeland)

Week of 11 Jun

The Amusement Park (George A. Romero) [1973]
La Dosis (Martín Kraut)
Holler (Nicole Riegel)
In the Heights (Jon M. Chu)
Infinite (Antoine Fuqua)
The Power of Kangwon Province (Hong Sang-soo) [1998]
Take Me Somewhere Nice (Ena Sendijarević)
Tragic Jungle (Yulene Olaizola)
Where To? (Georges Nasser) [1957]

Week of 4 Jun

Ahead of the Curve (Jen Rainin & Rivkah Beth Meadow)
Bad Tales (Fabio & Damiano D’Innocenzo)
Caveat (Damian McCarthy)
Changing the Game (Michael Barnett)
Kala azar (Janis Rafa)
Port Authority (Danielle Lessovitz)
The Real Thing (Fukada Kōji)
Slow Machine (Joe DeNardo & Paul Felten)
Undine (Christian Petzold)

Week of 28 May

Blue Miracle (Julio Quintana)
Cruella (Craig Gillespie)
Plan B (Natalie Morales)
Tale of Cinema (Hong Sang-soo) [2005]
Tender (Isabel Pagliai)
The Water Man (David Oyelowo)
Wrath of Man (Guy Ritchie)

Week of 21 May

Army of the Dead (Zack Snyder)
Blast Beat (Esteban Arango)
Death Will Come and Shall Have Your Eyes (José Luis Torres Leiva)
Drunk Bus (Brandon LaGanke & John Carlucci)
The Dry (Robert Connolly)
The Retreat (Bruce Wemple)
Riders of Justice (Anders Thomas Jensen)
Seance (Simon Barrett)
Spring Blossom (Suzanne Lindon)
State Funeral (Sergei Loznitsza)
Two Gods (Zeshawn Ali)
Two Lottery Tickets (Paul Negoescu) [2016]

Week of 14 May

Chaos Walking (Doug Liman)
The Deer (Masoud Kimai) [1974]
The Djinn (David Charbonier & Justin Powell)
In the Earth (Ben Wheatley)
The Killing of Two Lovers (Robert Machoian)
The Last Vermeer (Dan Friedkin)
The Man in the Hat (John-Paul Davidson & Stephen Warbeck)
Oxygen (Alexandre Aja)
RK/RKAY (Rajat Kapoor)
Saint Maud (Rose Glass)
There Is No Evil (Mohammad Rasoulof)
Those Who Wish Me Dead (Taylor Sheridan)
Us Kids (Kim A. Snyder)
The Woman in the Window (Joe Wright)

Week of 7 May

The Columnist (Ivo van Aart)
Fried Barry (Ryan Kruger)
Mainstream (Gia Coppola)
The Paper Tigers (Tran Quoc Bao)
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (Marilyn Agrelo)
Undergods (Chino Moya)

Week of 30 Apr

About Endlessness (Roy Andersson)
Berlin Alexanderplatz (Burhan Qurbani)
The County (Grímur Hákonarson)
The Disciple (Chaitanya Tamhane)
Labyrinth of Cinema (Ōbayashi Nobuhiko)
The Mitchells vs. the Machines (Michael Rianda)
Things Heard & Seen (Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman)
Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse (Stefano Sollima)
Wet Season (Anthony Chen)
The Woods Dreams Are Made of (Claire Simon) [2015]

Week of 23 Apr

Mortal Kombat (Simon McQuoid)
Red Moon Tide (Lois Patiño)
Sisters With Transistors (Lisa Rovner)
Stowaway (Joe Penna)
Trigger Point (Brad Turner)

Week of 16 Apr

The Courier (Dominic Cooke)
Hope (Maria Sødahl)
Jakob’s Wife (Travis Stevens)
Monday (Argyris Papadimitropoulos)
Nobody (Ilya Naishuller)
Spontaneous (Brian Duffield)
The State of Texas vs. Melissa (Sabrina Van Tassel)
Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? (Pedro Costa) [2001]

Week of 9 Apr

Awaken (Tom Lowe)
Giants Being Lonely (Grear Patterson)
Malmkrog (Cristi Puiu)
Slalom (Charlène Favier)
Sugar Daddy (Wendy Morgan & Kelly McCormack)

Week of 2 Apr

Concrete Cowboy (Ricky Staub)
Funny Face (Tim Sutton)
Godzilla vs. Kong (Adam Wingard)
The Last Cruise (Hannah Olson)
małni – towards the ocean, towards the shore (Sky Hopinka)
The Oak Room (Cody Calahan)
Shiva Baby (Emma Seligman)
This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese)
Tina (Dan Lindsay & T.J. Martin)
WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn (Jed Rothstein)

Week of 26 Mar

Bad Trip (Sakurai Kitao)
The Father (Florian Zeller)
Nina Wu (Midi Z)
Shoplifters of the World (Stephen Kijak)
Violation (Dusty Mancinelli & Madeleine Sims-Fewer)

Week of 19 Mar

Cézanne: Dialogue With Joachim Gasquet (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet) [1989]
The Fever (Maya Da-Rin)
Happily (BenDavid Grabinski)
The Last Blockbuster (Taylor Morden)
The Legend of the Stardust Brothers (Tezuka Makoto) [1985]
Max Richter’s Sleep (Natalie Johns)
Rose Plays Julie (Christine Molloy & Joe Lawlor)
A Visit to the Louvre (Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet) [2004]
Wojnarowicz: Fuck You Faggot Fucker (Chris McKim)
Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Zack Snyder)

Week of 12 Mar

Center Stage (Stanley Kwan) [1991]
Cherry (Anthony & Joe Russo)
Come True (Anthony Scott Burns)
The Inheritance (Ephraim Asili)
Kid90 (Soleil Moon Frye)
Quo vadis, Aida? (Jasmila Žbanić)

Week of 5 Mar

Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell (Emmett Malloy)
Boss Level (Joe Carnahan)
Coming 2 America (Craig Brewer)
Crisis (Nicholas Jarecki)
The Depths (Hamaguchi Ryūsuke) [2010]
Keep an Eye Out (Quentin Dupieux)
Land (Robin Wright)
Lost Course (Jill Li)
Night of the Kings (Philippe Lacôte)
Raya and the Last Dragon (Don Hall & Carlos López Estrada)
A Shape of Things to Come (J.P. Sniadecki & Lisa Malloy)
Sophie Jones (Jessie Barr)
Stray (Elizabeth Lo)
The World to Come (Mona Fastvold)

Week of 26 Feb

Un film dramatique (Éric Baudelaire)
The Obituary of Tunde Johnson (Ali LeRoi)
Pelé (Ben Nicholas & David Tryhorn)
The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Lee Daniels)
The Vigil (Keith Thomas)

Week of 19 Feb

Blithe Spirit (Edward Hall)
Crestone (Marnie Ellen Hertzler)
Days of the Bagnold Summer (Simon Bird)
Filmfarsi (Ehsan Khoshbakht)
Flora & Ulysses (Lena Khan)
I Care a Lot (J Blakeson)
Jumbo (Zoé Wittock)
Monster Hunter (Paul W.S. Anderson)
17 Blocks (Davy Rothbart)
Silk Road (Tiller Russell)
Sin (Andrei Konchalovsky)
Supernova (Harry Macqueen)
Test Pattern (Shatara Michelle Ford)
The Violent Heart (Kerem Sanga)

Week of 12 Feb

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (Josh Greenbaum)
Cowboys (Anna Kerrigan)
Dead Pigs (Cathy Yan) [2018]
Judas and the Black Messiah (Shaka King)
Lapsis (Noah Hutton)
PVT Chat (Ben Hozie)
Show Me What You Got (Svetlana Cvetko)
Willy’s Wonderland (Kevin Lewis)

Week of 5 Feb

Bliss (Mike Cahill)
Earwig and the Witch (Miyazaki Gorō)
Falling (Viggo Mortensen)
4×4 (Mariano Cohn)
A Glitch in the Matrix (Rodney Ascher)
Little Fish (Chad Hartigan)
Malcolm & Marie (Sam Levinson)
M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity (Robin Lutz)
Rams (Jeremy Sims)
The Reckoning (Neil Marshall)
Red Post on Escher Street (Sono Sion)
Two of Us (Filippo Meneghetti)
The Wanting Mare (Nicolas Ashe Bateman)

Week of 29 Jan

Beginning (Déa Kulumbegashvili)
The Dig (Simon Stone)
Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream (Frank Beauvais)
#LIKE (Sarah Pirozek)
The Little Things (John Lee Hancock)
The Night (Kourosh Ahari)
Penguin Bloom (Glendyn Ivin)
True Mothers (Kawase Naomi)
A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem (Yu Gu)

Week of 22 Jan

Atlantis (Valentyn Vasyanovych)
Clapboard Jungle (Justin McConnell)
The Climb (Michael Angelo Covino)
Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself (Frank Oz)
Identifying Features (Fernanda Valadez)
The Kid Detective (Evan Morgan)
No Man’s Land (Conor Allyn)
Notturno (Gianfranco Rosi)
Our Friend (Gabriela Cowperthwaite)
PG: Psycho Goreman (Steven Kostanski)
Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (Lili Horvát)
The Salt of Tears (Philippe Garrel)
Spoor (Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik) [2017]
The White Tiger (Ramin Bahrani)
You Will Die at Twenty (Amjad Abu Alala)

Week of 15 Jan

Acasǎ, My Home (Radu Ciorniciuc)
Film About a Father Who (Lynne Sachs)
Locked Down (Doug Liman)
MLK/FBI (Sam Pollard)
My Little Sister (Stéphanie Chuat & Véronique Reymond)
News of the World (Paul Greengrass)
One Night in Miami… (Regina King)
Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell)
Some Kind of Heaven (Lance Oppenheim)
Synchronic (Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead)

Week of 8 Jan

Audrey (Helena Coan)
Beautiful Something Left Behind (Katrine Philp)
Fatale (Deon Taylor)
Herself (Phyllida Lloyd)
I Blame Society (Gillian Wallace Horvat)
Pieces of a Woman (Kornél Mundruczó)
The Reason I Jump (Jerry Rothwell)

Week of 1 Jan

Shadow in the Cloud (Roseanne Liang)

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