Now that “The Lion King” has screened for critics and opens soon, there aren’t many big summer movies left. Meanwhile, the summer’s most exciting arthouse releases, “Midsommar” and “The Farewell,” have both hit theaters. So where do we go from here? The obvious answer is the fall movie season, which is closer than you think. And this time, it’s filled with a lot of questions: While the premiere for “The Irishman” remains up in the air and “Little Women” seems to be avoiding the festival circuit altogether, movies ranging from Edward Norton’s “Motherless Brooklyn” to James Gray’s “Ad Astra.” As the Toronto International Film Festival gears up to make its first set of announcements next week, the fall movie season is one giant question mark.
In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson talk through the many possibilities around the corner. Kohn also shares his experiences from watching the recent solar eclipse in Chile, and Thompson shares her thoughts on “The Lion King,” which Kohn missed due to travel woes.
Listen to the full episode below.
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