New movies are in theaters, available online, and there’s of course one you may have missed. The Film Yap’s Christopher Lloyd fills us in on them all.
New in Theaters:
Judas and the Black Messiah — This powerful drama looks at the Illinois Black Panther Party and how it was torn apart by an FBI informant. Starring LaKeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya. Read more.
The Mauritanian — Jodi Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tahar Rahim star in this sobering look at an African man who was held for 14 years without charges after 9/11. Read more.
Minari — Steven Yeun plays a father who moves his family from Korea to the rugged Ozarks to satisfy his sense of independence, but cultural challenges and circumstance lead to conflict.
The World to Come — In 1856 frontierland, two wives of neighboring farmers form a friendship that becomes an overwhelming romance. Starring Vanessa Kirby and Katherine Waterston.
Land — Robin Wright stars and directed this spare, lovely but sad story about a woman who moves to the remotest mountains out West to find a way to go on. Read more.
Dara from Jasenovac — This Serbian drama looks at a 10-year-old girl who is sent to a Nazi concentration camp and must look after her infant brother.
Cool on Streaming:
To All the Boys: Always and Forever — This romantic comedy is a sequel to the 2018 hit, as a high school senior returns from a trip to Korea to unexpected romantic troubles. Now on Netflix
You Might Have Missed:
Elizabethtown — For Valentine’s Day, take a chance on this career-killing romantic drama that’s more like real life than some faux Hollywood concoction. Now on Blu-ray/4K. Read more.
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