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POPCORN HIGHLIGHTS

The Farewell

The Farewell is a comedy-drama film, released in theatres on July 12, 2019, distributed by A24. The film, which was directed by Lulu Wang, stars Tzi Ma, Awkwafina and Diana Lin, among others. It was produced by a handful of companies, primarily by Ray Productions. The story revolves around a grandmother diagnosed with lung cancer, and her family’s condition when they discover that she does not have long to live. They decide to keep her in the dark about her cancer, and plan a wedding before she dies. 

Fleabag

Fleabag is a British comedy-drama television series, created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and directed by Harry Bradbeer and Tim Kirkby, starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sian Clifford and Olivia Colman, among others. It has been produced by Lydia Hampson and Sarah Hammond, and is currently available on Amazon Prime Video. The series revolves around the life of a woman who is extremely straightforward and direct with her words, and follows her journey through life in a humorous manner. It was initially aired on July 21, 2016, with its second season released this year, and currently has two seasons with twelve episodes. 

 

The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience

The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience is a comedy musical, produced by, and starring Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer, among others. It has been directed by Mike Diva, alongside Akiva Schaffer, and is currently available on Netflix. The visual poem was originally released on May 23, 2019, and was presented by the American comedy trio, The Lonely Island. 

The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of Self-Defense is a dark comedy film, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots and Alessandro Nivola, among others. It was written and directed by Riley Stearns, produced by End Cue, and distributed by Bleecker Street. The film’s storyline follows the life of an accountant, who gets attacked on the street by a motorcycle gang. He then learns karate, taught by an enigmatic sensei, to protect himself better. The film was released on July 12, 2019. 

 

Sacred Games

Sacred Games is an Indian crime-drama television series, directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, and produced by Kelly Luegenbiehl, alongside others. The series, which stars Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, among others, has been based on the eponymous novel by Vikram Chandra. The story follows a policeman’s journey as he attempts to put a dangerous criminal behind bars. The first season was originally released on July 6, 2018, with eight episodes, and a second season is set to be released on August 15, 2019. It is currently available on Netflix. 

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