Between movie theaters, VOD, Redbox, Netflix and the rest of the streaming platforms, a lot of content dropped this week. I went through and found some of the best options you can watch this weekend.
Fresh off its Best Picture and Best Director win at the Oscars, Nomadland is coming to the Belcourt. Now three-time Oscar Winner Frances McDormand gives one of the best performances of the year as Fern, a modern-day Nomad who is trying to recover from the Great Recession. Nomadland was written and directed by Chloé Zhao and was based on the book of the same name. My full review is here and you can find out more about the Belcourt’s showing here.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season Four
The Handmaid’s Tale is arguably one of the best current TV shows and Hulu gifted us with not one, not two, but three new episodes this week. It’s so early in the season and the writing is already blowing me away. If you haven’t started it yet, settle in for a weekend binge watch and try to catch up before episode four drops.
Amazon Prime Video
If you are looking for an action-packed movie with a good story this weekend, Without Remorse is the one to watch. Michael B. Jordan stars in this latest Tom Clancy movie that’s both structurally sound and full of action. Jordan is the next big action star.
What Drives Us
“This film is my love letter to every musician that has ever jumped in an old van with their friends and left it all behind for the simple reward of playing music,” Dave Grohl says in the documentary’s description. “What started as a project to pull back the curtain on the DIY logistics of stuffing all of your friends and equipment into a small space for months on end eventually turned into an exploration of ‘why?’ What drives us?”
IMDB: “Seven rogue soldiers launch a preemptive strike against a newly discovered alien civilization in the hopes of ending an interstellar war before it starts.”
The Mitchells vs. The Machines
IMDB: “A quirky, dysfunctional family’s road trip is upended when they find themselves in the middle of the robot apocalypse and suddenly become humanity’s unlikeliest last hope.”