Need a break from movie-watching at home? The Film Yap’s Christopher Lloyd shares what’s playing:
Nomadland — Frances McDormand stars in an extraordinary film of stillness and contemplation that explores the journeys of a woman put onto the road by circumstance, which becomes her identity.
Blithe Spirit — A likable cast and nifty production values can’t save this drippy adaptation of the Noel Coward play about a writer haunted by his dead wife, and his live one.
New On Digital/Demand:
The Violent Heart — Years after a terrible tragedy took the life of his sister, a young man tries to start anew. But a relationship with a high school senior leads him down a dark path.
Burn It All — A woman returns to her hometown to bury her mother and finds herself embroiled in a nasty organ trafficking ring in this dramatic thriller.
Cool on Streaming:
I Care A Lot — Rosamund Pike stars in this crime caper about a woman gaming the welfare system for the elderly who finally meets her match in Dianne Wiest and Peter Dinklage. Now on Netflix.
You Might Have Missed:
The Little Prince — This animated gem is now hitting DVD/Blu-ray for the first time. A girl finds that the kooky old man next door has stories that hold the gateway to a world of imagination. Voices by Jeff Bridges and McKenzie Foy.