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The Film Yap’s Movies to Watch: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah,’ ‘The Mauritanian,’ ‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever,’ more

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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