Sean Means Movie Reviews for July 8th, 2021

Opened July 2 (but worth a mention)

 • Summer of Soul (… or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) – historical concert documentary – theaters, Hulu – 4 stars

Partially a music documentary, and part historical record, Summer of Soul recounts 1969’s Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrates black fashion, history and culture.

Director: Questlove

Starring: Lin-Manuel, Miranda, Chris Rock, Redd Foxx

via Rotten Tomatoes

Opening July 9

  • The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52 – whale documentary – theaters – 3 stars

The cinematic search for the rumored “5z Hertz Whale,” who’s said to have spent it’s life in solitude due to being unable to communicate with other whales.

Director: Joshua Zeman

Starring: Lisa Schiller, Joshua Zeman

via Rotten Tomatoes

 • Black Widow – Marvel superhero thriller – theaters, Disney+ Premier – 3 1/2 stars

The next addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be exploring the backstory of Black Widow as her past is returning to haunt her.

Director: Cate Shortland

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour

via Rotten Tomatoes

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