The movie year of 2019 has officially gotten past the winter doldrums, and there’s lots of exciting stuff on the local movie calendar this spring. This includes new movies, festivals, and plenty of repertory offerings.
Spring officially begins March 21, and the following day sees the arrival of Us, director Jordan Peele’s follow-up to 2017’s groundbreaking Get Out. The film, which drew rapturous notices when it premiered at South by Southwest last week, features a family headed by Winston Duke and Lupita Nyong’o visiting a beach house and revisiting some early trauma. The film, according to early buzz, recalls Get Out in combining old-school horror with both social resonance and cutting-edge filmmaking.
Also on March 22, Netflix will debut of The Dirt, an adaptation of Neil Strauss’ Motley Crue biography of the same name, which is one of the filthiest,…