Even though we as adults don’t
necessarily get an extended summer vacation, the memory of childhoods
spent basking in a solar hug from June to August — wiping dripping
Popsicles from our hands and jumping through sprinklers — stays with us.
And our Summer Guide celebrates and recognizes all those wistful
traditions with a grown-up twist.
Summer at the movies can play out like a
coin toss. Heads means a furnace-blast of heat from the blockbusters
that dominate the multiplexes. With tails, you get the sensual embrace
of the cool, hidden treasures stashed away in the art houses. Here’s a
sample of the potential blockbuster and indie winners.