Releasing in US theaters this week: there are high stakes for everyone in cross-border action movie “Sicario 2,” a choice between two lives in “Leave No Trace,” old pro basketballers teaming up for one last tournament in “Uncle Drew,” a cross-country dash in post-apocalyptic “The Domestics,” and a portrait of the artist as a single-minded lady in “Woman Walks Ahead.”
Leave No Trace (PG)
Story: A military veteran and his 13-year-old daughter, living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Oregon, are told they must integrate back into society.
Starring Thomasin McKenzie (“Shortland Street”) and Ben Foster (“Hell or High Water”) and directed by Debra Granik (“Winter’s Bone”).
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (R) aka Sicario 2: Soldado
Select release dates: June 27 – France, South Korea, Philippines; June 28 – Australia; June 29 – Canada, UK, Ireland, USA; July 5 – Netherlands; July 19 – Singapore; August 31 – South Africa.
Starring Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro (both “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Inherent Vice”) and directed by Stefano Sollima (“Gomorra,” “Suburra”).
Synopsis: A federal agent and a mercenary team up again as part of US operation against drug cartels — but for how long?
The Domestics (R)
Story: In a terrifying post-apocalyptic world divided into deadly factions, a husband and wife race desperately across the countryside.
Starring Kate Bosworth (“Superman Returns,” “Before I Wake”) and Tyler Hoechlin (the “Superman” and “Teen Wolf” TV series) and directed by Mike P. Nelson (TV series “Studio Luma”).
Uncle Drew (PG-13)
Story: After draining his life savings to enter a street basketball tournament, Dax convinces Uncle Drew to return to the court with his old basketball squad. Based on the short film of the same name (youtu.be/2CXtbafZT0c).
Starring Lil Rel Howery (“Get Out,” “The Carmichael Show”), Tiffany Haddish (“Girls Trip”), and basketball players Kyrie Irving, Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, Chris Webber, and Lisa Leslie, and directed by Charles Stone III (“Step Sisters,” “Mr 3000”).
Woman Walks Ahead (R)
Story: The true story of Catherine Weldon, a widowed artist from New York who, in the 1880s, travels alone to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull, against the wishes of the US Army.
Starring Jessica Chastain (“The Martian,” “Madagascar 3”), Michael Greyeyes (“Fear the Walking Dead”), Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards…”) and directed by Susanna White (“Bleak House,” “Parade’s End”).