Stop Making Sense, The Taste of Things, The Settlers, Lucy Carter and more

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Each week we highlight notable titles that have recently hit streaming platforms in the United States. See this week’s picks below and previous round-ups here.

intention (Anthony Chen)

The English-language debut from Singaporean director Anthony Chen follows a West African refugee, Jacqueline (Cynthia Erivo), who winds up homeless, cashless and friendless on a Greek island. she doesn’t say anything for ten minutes intention, taking in his surroundings, is haunted by a fear that resides deep within him. Apparently, she is afraid of everyone, living in a cave, eating whatever she finds, earning money by washing tourists’ feet on the beach. , Michael F. (full review)

Where to stream: VOD

a flowing up (Jacob Lee)

After coming off antidepressants for the first time, young London-based filmmaker Jacob Lee decided to dance his way through it and record the process. This BAFTA-nominated short documentary captures his joyful interactions with passersby in an uplifting portrait of recovery.

Where to stream: cinema club

Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)

In Grand Budapest Hotel We can understand both the progression and summary of the entire Wes Anderson canon: an immediate, omnipresent narrative and stylistic combination. Royal Tenenbaums‘Literary qualities and moon riseStorybook leanings; dacoit activities of fox, bottle rocketrabble rousing sentiment; The looming ghosts of loved ones who could never be found haunted a lot. rushmore, Darjeeling Limitedan ever-exploring eye for foreign landscapes; Even, at its peak, life aquaticGunfight. Yet despite the apparent consistency in form, structure, theme, tone and sensibility that runs through them all, Grand Budapest Hotel Often has the quality of being overstuffed, emotionally destructive at the same time, something that few people outside his corner seem to have mastered and yet, in accomplishing a solid throughline. It’s also a little loose. , Nick N. (full review)

Where to stream: Hulu

poor carter (Bob Byington)

What a year it’s been for David Krumholtz. In 2023, the actor has added the Tony-winning play (Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt) and box-office sensation (you know which one) on his resume. In both cases that friendly face, often on the margins, moves to center stage. Krumholtz takes another step forward with deadbeat comedy poor carterA premiere in competition at the Locarno Film Festival, in which the actor plays a graduate lecturer who learns he has six months to live and decides to try to woo a student. It’s less scary than it sounds and, at the best, it’s all his. , Rory O. (full review)

Where to stream: VOD

Member Pierrette (Roseanne Mabkam)

Cameroonian filmmaker Rosin Mbkam uses familiar locations as microcosms of society. After capturing your subjects in a setting, such as a mall in jolie hairstyle (2018) and the hero’s house delphin’s prayers (2021), his narrative-feature debut Member Pierrette The love for the eponymous tailor (portrayed by Mbakame’s cousin, Pierrette Abohu) and his complicated family are foregrounded while attempting to make ends meet in Douala. She boasts a strong work ethic in her sewing, which attracts a substantial number of customers for Pierrette and her company. to get by. , Edward F. (full review)

Where to stream: VOD

the peasants (DK Welchman and Hugh Welchman)

after 2017 love vincent and world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival the peasantsIt’s clear that DK Welchman and Hugh Welchman have developed a highly distinctive, personal, ridiculously involved style of filmmaking. love vincentA clever biography of Vincent Van Gogh, it was sold as “the world’s first fully illustrated feature film”, and indeed it was. painting process comes back the peasants, an adaptation of Władysław Raymont’s early 1900s Nobel Prize-winning novel. A staggering 40,000 frames of film were photographed to bring the peasants For life. , Chris S. (full review)

Where to stream: VOD

the settlers (Felipe Galvez)

The barbaric, bloody sins of the past define what institutions rule certain lands today, perpetrated by conquistadors and colonizers who hide behind false religious lies to vilify an indigenous population. With his directorial debut, a hauntingly conceived Chilean Western the settlers ,colonist), Felipe Gálvez localizes the origin story of this horror alongside the brutal genocide of the now-extinct Selk’nam people, who were native to the Patagonian region of southern Argentina and Chile. While some of the early passages are narratively opaque and formally ornate to a fault, the intriguing second half – featuring a sinister reckoning with others occupying the desolate land and a well-executed structural gambit Includes – Brings deep detail to this horror tale of atrocity. , Jordan R. (full review)

Where to stream: bad ,free for 30 days,

stop making Sense (Jonathan Demme)

Perhaps the greatest concert film of all time, Jonathan Demme’s stop making Sense It recently received a highly anticipated 4K 40th anniversary theatrical release, where it grossed nearly $7 million worldwide, more than it did during the film’s original release. Released in 1984, the film was shot during three nights of Talking Heads performances at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December 1983 and now a newly restored restoration has arrived digitally – perfect to encore for your next party Entertainment.

Where to stream: VOD

taste of things (Tran Anh Hung)

One of last year’s most purely enjoyable films, Tran Anh Hung’s taste of things Bringing together Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel, this is one of the best culinary cinematic experiences ever Babette’s Feast, Rory O’Connor said in his review, “The last time Benoit Magimel appeared in the Cannes competition, it was a vision from Albert Serra peace, he played a foreign diplomat stalked to an island in French Polynesia like a worthless king. If Serra’s otherworldly film told a cautionary tale about Euro-collapse, Magimel’s latest film is more of a romp. Adapted from the 1924 novel by Marcel Rufs sentimental epic, taste of things This is a film about the joy of preparing and consuming food, the idea of ​​cooking as a form of giving and even love – if there is a leitmotif present in this film’s script, it is the sigh of ecstasy. .

Where to stream: VOD

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