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.
Minari is one of the most important films of the last decade. Writer/director Lee Isaac Chung showcases the battle of a minority in America in a heartwarming and beautiful way. The film has several outstanding performances including one from Yuh-jung Youn. You can find out more about the Belcourt’s showing here.
The Saw franchise is back and with some new faces on the forefront. Chris Rock produces and stars in the latest installment, where it showcases a brand new set of games, thrills and gory deaths.
Profile is already one of my favorite movies of 2021. Based on a true story that follows a journalist who goes undercover to reveal how ISIS recruits women worldwide to be their sex slaves. Shazad Latif is impeccable as the villain.
Franklin’s very own Rose Reid stars in the latest romantic comedy adapted from a book. She stars as Finley, who is fresh off a failed audition at the New York music conservatory who decides to travel abroad to find herself.
Judas and the Black Messiah
HBO: “Fred Hampton, a young, charismatic activist, becomes Chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party — putting him directly in the crosshairs of the government, the FBI and the Chicago Police. But to destroy the revolution, the authorities are going to need a man on the inside.”
The Little Things
Denzel Washington and Rami Malek star in this psychological thriller where they play two cops trying to track down a serial killer. The film also stars Jared Leto, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance.
The Woman in the Window
Netflix: “Confined to her home by agoraphobia, a psychologist becomes obsessed with her new neighbors — and solving a brutal crime she witnesses from her window.”
Looking for a guilty pleasure watch? Hit play on Greenland. It’s your typical natural disaster style film but it’s jam-packed with action and some edge of your seat moments that leave you in awe.