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‘Mangrove,’ ‘Sound of Metal,’ ‘Run’: Movies to watch this week

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If there was a big one for Netflix last week (what was the “standard” and “hillbilly algae” in theaters), it was Amazon, which launched a pair of big projects through its Prime video subscription service. The first is “12 Years a Slave” by director Steve McQueen’s Ethics “Small Axis,” an epic and utterly obsolete series that doesn’t fit neatly into the “film” or “TV” categories: McQueen has created five features that are all set up in London Works on aspects of West Indian community, cultural identification, racism and community. Of the three entries I’ve seen this week’s entry, “Mangrove” is the strongest – and a great way to remove the cycle, not giving enough time to T. Bobby Seal, including the courtroom drama for those who haven’t experienced Netflix’s “The Trial of Chicago”.

Amazon also introduces “Metal Sound of Metal”, a drama in which the heavy metal drummer can lose his hearing which doesn’t go as expected. Netflix has continued the weekly record of Christmas “The Princess Switch: Switched Again,” and added another Vanessa Hodgens to her trading-place Shennigan. And “Hulu” was invented by an inventor of “Run”, an over-the-top thriller in which a teenager who has spent his life using a wheelchair realizes that his anxious mother (Sarah Paulson) may be holding his back.

There are few movies opening in theaters, including the surprisingly bad action film “Vanguard”, which was delayed due to COVID release in early 2020 – and which is not expected to be much better these days. The film stars “stars” Jackie Chan, but he has mostly watched while others fight around him.

This is another good week for documentaries with “Soros”, “Belushi” and a deep dive into the life and work of forensic psychiatrist Dorothy Otno Lewis (“Crazy, Not Crazy”), the powerful yet Romanian film “Collective”, which is on fire in a nightclub. The massive corruption scandal that erupted after the victim failed to receive proper treatment reveals a scandal – and not to mention that the story, millions of miles away, gives new relevance to the film investigating the current epidemic and its tragic political elements.

Here’s a rundown of the films that will be unveiled this week Different Covered with links to where you can see them. Find more movies and TV shows to stream here.

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New release in theaters

The Last Vermeer (Dan Fredkin)
Distributor: Trister picture
Where to Find It: In the theater now
True, “The Last Vermilion” is a conventional court drama about a true story of a post-World War II Dutch art businessman accused of selling valuable cultural treasures to Nazi Reich Marshal Hermann Garing. After his capture and attempts to collaborate with the enemy, Han van Megeren claimed that the artwork in question was not actually a masterpiece by Johannes Verme, but a great forgery painted by someone other than him. Van Migeren’s story is beautifully, much less than the kind of upscale night-out offers that still draw sophisticated old audiences at the Art House. – Peter DeBruze
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Vanguard (Stanley Tong)
Distributor: Gravitus Ventures
Where to Find It: Extensive release now
Very few stars have worked to delight the audience with a star longer than Jackie Chan. Lately, however, his on-screen presence has been used by veteran politicians to conduct so-called expensive but tasteless government diplomacy. “Vanguard” is a fast-moving eye candy that is as brainless as any video game, but rather spreads several video games together. The movie could be published as a strange fantasy-adventure if it acquires any self-conscious intelligence, targeting James Bond, Indiana Jones, superheroes and commando-raid terrain in turn. – Dennis Harvey
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Demand and new releases in selected theaters

Collective (Alexander the Great) CRITIC'S PICK
Distributor: Magnolia picture
Where to Find It: In theaters, on demand and through digital platforms
Every time and after a documentary will not only open your eyes but will make you cry. “Collective,” a work by Alexander Nanaur about the explosive observation of rampant corruption at the heart of the Romanian medical industry. Take it for yourself, this cool exposure - should be shocked by a system that brings so much happiness in childhood that politicians and a large part of the medical profession thought that people should not be allowed to die so that they could stay in power and ensure their actions. But the issue of published corruption accidents is much bigger than just Romania. - Jay Weissberg
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Embattled (Nick Sarkisov)
Distributor: IFC Films
Where to Find It: In theaters, on demand and through digital platforms
Georgian director Nick Sarkisov's roar, at several points in the blood-daring film, makes it hard not to underestimate the point: a hockey, old-fashioned father-son outfit dressed as a young man in a tight-fitting outfit Forsakes emotional credibility. After the revenge has fully expanded into fantasy realms, the script's previous intimate character work efforts are largely undone, although the promising performances of Stephen Dorf and Darren Mann remain. - Guy Lodge
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Hearts and Bones (Ben Lawrence)
Distributor: Gravitus Ventures
Where to Find It: Available on demand and through digital platforms
Spending time in a modern war zone can be equally painful for participants and observers, yet across continents and cultures, the experience of living and sharing love can be surprisingly similar in terms of this national experience. Woven across the first place of this impressive descriptive feature it is a multi-faceted and exaggerated theme. Lawrence’s thought-provoking drama sheds light on the current hot-button issue of immigrants in Australia and their place in social positions, especially in the western Sydney suburbs where it has been filmed. - Eddie Cockrell
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Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on the Exorcist (Alexandre and Philip)
Distributor: Trembling
Where to Find It: View exclusively on shodder
Forty-five years after its release, "The Exorcist" is not exactly a film that needs to be analyzed; Nor is it in the film that people will stop analyzing anytime soon. Director of "Memory: The Origin of Aliens"
There is so much more in Philip’s documentary; This scholar Friedkin himself makes it lively and fruitful. Originally an interview with Friedkin interspersed with repeated revisited clips, "Until the Faith" mainly examines - according to its title - the film's spirituality and maya, one by one, from any old making. - Guy Lodge
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The Twentieth Century (Matthew Rankin)
Distributor: Oscilloscope Laboratories
Where to Find It: Watch through digital or virtual movies
Canada's longest-serving Prime Minister. Dr. With his distorted view of Mackenzie King's early life, the Montreal-based multi-hyphenate Rankin has proved himself to be the only artistic heir to fellow Kanak Guy Madden. The beginning of the twentieth century of his low-budget, high-concept rethinking of political life in the Dominion of Canada is ironic and disturbing; The more familiar it is with Canadian history, the more fun it is. But even without prior knowledge, it can be enjoyed for its combination of maximum creativity, jaw-dropping myths and fun tongue-in-cheek dialogue. - Dennis Harvey
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Exclusive to Amazon Prime

Mangrove (Steve McQueen) CRITIC'S PICK
Where to Find It: Prime video
Ask yourself: What do the words “black power” mean to you? Much of Mangrove Nine put the question to every possible jury that it would prove to be a landmark civil rights trial. McQueen does not repeat the group's questions raised in the "Mangrove" power group house courtroom drama that launches his upcoming "Tiny Axis" anthropology series for Amazon: five solo films between 1968 and 1980 to discover and improve the dimensions of black life in Britain. And yet, taken in full, the project serves as the director’s strong, versatile response. - Peter DeBruze
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Sound of Metal (Darius Murder)
Where to Find It: Prime video
"Sound of Metal" is a film with a powerful, searing hook. It stars Reese Ahmed as Ruben, a punk-metallic drummer, heavy on tattoos and peroxide, who has been hanging out as part of a band listening to caterpillars for so long that he is losing his hearing. But his first feature as a director is the filmmaker Mardar "Place by the Pines", very busy with sound design nuts and bolts and what he should do is not enough: establishing Reuben as a man - how he got here and his condition. What is his reaction to each. - Owen Gleberman
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Exclusive HBO

Crazy, Not Insane (Alex Gibbon)
Where to Find It: HBO is the highest
When it comes to the mysterious and annoying thing that happens in the minds of serial killers, popular culture has consistently been ahead of the curve. Yet as part of Gibbon's obsessive-compulsive documentary exploits about forensic psychiatrist Dorothy Otno Lewis, Lewis has not only become well-known for arguing that serial killers are fatally wounded, traumatized individuals whose personalities have become different from theirs. He caused controversy at every step; His views were seen as destructive and conventional. - Owen Gleberman
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Exclusive to Hulu

Invoice (Anish Chaganti)
Where to Find It: Hulu
Sarah Paulson is one of the best mothers in the world or the worst of "Run", "Search" director Chaganti's two-handed one (in a good way) that makes a tragedy happen differently and serves it as a thriller. Things begin as Chloe (Kyra Allen) - who suffered from diabetes, asthma and lower-body paralysis for as long as she can remember - raises the question of whether her life could have gone any differently. Chloe, however, was rarely ready for her degree, which her mother had flexibly built on her manure (Sarah Paulson). - Peter DeBruze
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The Princess Switch: Switched again
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Exclusive to Netflix

The Princess Switch: Switched again (Mike Rohal)
Where to Find It: Netflix
The COVID resurgence means that only the naughty are at risk of having large gatherings this holiday season, there will be more reliance on comfortable food to watch at home. To bring back the same directors, writers and lead actors from Netflix's original 2018 success, this lovely sequel updated "Prince and the Power" star Vanessa Hudgens with a new twist in the role of the third Lukali character. While inevitably the formula is wearing a bit thinner on the spots at the moment, it’s a frustrating fantasy that should satisfy viewers with a sweet-looking itch for Christmas fluff. - Dennis Harvey
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Showtime Exclusive

Belushi (R. J. Cutler)
Where to Find It: Showtimes
There is a telling moment in Cattler's subtle and fun life-and-death-comedy-legend documentary, where John Bellucci, a rising star in Chicago's second city, was asked in a radio interview what he thought of L'Oreal Castello. - who was in the eyes of the interviewer, and a genuinely naked, roly poly comedian. Clearly annoyed Bellushi says: No, don't like him. Belushi goes on to say that he is not a comedian seen in the past; He set out to create something new. That sounds like a lot to say to comedians but in the case of Belushi it was true. - Owen Gleberman
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