“Azor” (unrated, 1 hour 40 minutes, Mubi) A plot that simmers quietly in the realm of big money and political violence in the late 1970s – Argentina follows private banker Ivan (Fabrizio Rongione), newly arrived from Geneva with his wife, Ines (Stéphanie Cleau), to replace a colleague who mysteriously disappeared in Buenos Aires, under military control, where he finds himself embroiled in colonialism, high finance and the dirty war of a nation. Directed by Andreas Fontana. Subtitle.
“Edward Scissorhands” (PG-13, 1 hour, 45 minutes, Amazon Prime Video) Tim Burton’s weird and wonderful fantasy is about an artificial man (Johnny Depp) who was poorly built with scissors for his hands and leads a lonely existence until a suburban matron – and Lady Avon – introduces her to her world. With Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Alan Arkin, Kathy Baker, Conchata Ferrell, Anthony Michael Hall, Vincent Price.
“Emily in Paris: Season 2” (TV-MA, 24-34 minute episodes, Netflix) The second season of this charming and light-hearted comedy series has been released; it stars Lily Collins as a native of Chicago who moves to Paris to work for a French fashion marketing company, although she does not speak French, where she introduces her new colleagues to the intricacies of the media social. With Ashley Park, Lucas Bravo, Camille Razat, Kate Walsh; created by Darren Star.
“The Forever Prisoner” (unrated, 1 hour, 59 minutes, HBO Max) Another no-frills documentary from Alex Gibney explains how the US policy of torture enhanced interrogation techniques began with CIA captive Abu Zubaydah , considered a valuable prisoner, who remains imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
“India Sweets and Spices” (PG-13, 1 hour, 41 minutes, on demand) This family-centric, humorous and spicy trip though a little too predictable, to illustrate how Alia Kapur (Sophia Ali) returns to The top of her family ranks the suburban New Jersey home after a year away from UCLA and turns their orderly life upside down with her newly discovered feminist independence, which includes befriending Varun (Rish Shah), son of the new owners of the local Indian grocery store. With Manisha Koirala, Adil Hussain; written and directed by Geeta Malik.
“Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Monster” (TV-14, 1 hour, 10 minutes, Netflix) The multi-Grammy-winning comedian known for his lack of vulgarity and reality-based material faces the miserable year 2021 in this Netflix special, with a focus on how we all thought the pandemic was about to end.
“Mr. Birthday” (unrated, 1 hour 33 minutes, iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, Comcast, Spectrum, Cox) A family comedy in which Barry, who takes care of maintenance at an upscale hotel, meets Mr. Jay, who introduces Barry to the International Birthday Network which helps kids around the world with miserable birthdays. With Jason London, Eric Roberts, Fred Sullivan, Anna Marie Dobbins; directed by Dan Hunter.
“The Only One” (not rated, 1 hour 44 minutes, on demand) A 30 year old woman dedicated to an exciting life as a traveler decides to go to the south of France to see David, the only man she never considered settling with it. Is it time for her to embark on a conventional life? With Joshua Grothe, Caitlin Stasey, Jon Beavers, Niseema Theillaud; directed by Noah Gilbert.
“The Second” (unrated, 1 hour, 34 minutes, on demand) Dark, alluring and frightening, this coldly realistic thriller is about a situation in which the public image of a well-known author is called into question when his or her best. girlfriend reveals an unsavory secret about the author’s first novel. With Rachael Blake, Susie Porter, Vince Colosimo, Martin Sacks; directed by Mairi Cameron.
“Sleepless in Seattle” (PG, 1 hour, 45 minutes, Amazon Prime Video) Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks star in a now legendary, albeit somewhat syrupy, romantic comedy from 1993 (directed and co-written by Nora Ephron) that forces his audience happily forget what’s going on in their lives and focus on a widower moving to Seattle with his son who will stop at nothing in his search for a new love for his father. This is where Meg Ryan comes in. With Bill Pullman, Rita Wilson, Rosie O’Donnell, Rob Reiner.
“The Velvet Underground” (R, 2 hours, 1 minutes, Apple TV +) This fascinating documentary by Todd Haynes shows how the rock band earned their avant-garde reputation through previously unreleased interviews, performances and recordings, Warhol films and other experimental art that creates an immersive experience. With John Waters, Mary Woronov, Jackson Browne, John Cale, Jonathan Richman.
“The Novice” (R, 1 hour, 34 minutes, on-demand) A fierce first effort from writer / director Lauren Hadaway reveals how obsession affects freshman Alex Dall, who joins the rowing team of his college and embarks on an extreme physical and psychological journey to reach the best college boat no matter what the cost. With Isabelle Fuhrman, Dilone, Amy Forsyth, Jonathan Cherry, Kate Drummond, Charlotte Ubben.
“Ocean Souls” (unrated, 58 minutes, on demand) A moving documentary that focuses on the latest scientific research on cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises), revealing their family life, social structures and emotional intelligence intense under the waves which closely reflects ours. Directed by underwater photographer, filmmaker and environmentalist Philip Hamilton.
“Off the Rails” (R, 1 hour, 34 minutes, on demand) This mediocre girlfriend is about three college friends, now in their 50s, who recreate their post-graduation journey through Europe to honor the loss and in memory of their friend Anna. Joining Kate (Jenny Seagrove), Liz (Sally Phillips) and Cassie (Kelly Preston, her last film before her death in July 2020) is Anna’s 18-year-old daughter Maddie (Elizabeth Dormer-Phillips), making the last wish come true. of her mother to ask them to take this trip with her. Complications ensue. With Judi Dench, Ben Miller, Franco Nero; directed by Jules Williamson.
“On These Grounds” aka “Spring Valley” (Unrated, 1 hour, 48 minutes, Starz) Intense and detailed, this documentary explores the situation in which an explosive video that shows a white school resource manager in South Carolina shoots a black teenager from his office and throw her across the floor, causing an outraged nation to be divided over who is at fault and what role race played in the incident. Directed by Garrett Zevgetis.
“Stealing Chaplin” (R, 1 hour, 45 minutes, iTunes, Sky Store, Amazon Prime) Inspired by real events, this entertaining but forgettable dark comedy, set in Las Vegas, follows two accomplice brothers who unearth and steal the corpse comedian Charlie Chaplin in order to redeem him. With Simon Phillips, Doug Phillips, Peter Woodward, Wayne Newton; directed by Paul Tanter.
“Swan Song” (R, 1 hour, 52 minutes, Apple TV +) A moral struggle is at the heart of this futuristic story involving Cameron (Mahershala Ali) who, diagnosed with a terminal illness while awaiting the birth of her second child suffering from his wife, Poppy (Naomie Harris), is offered a radical alternative by her doctor (Glenn Close) to protect her family from bereavement. Written and directed by Benjamin Cleary.