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Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs and Blu-rays (and hot off the server VODs), and on more distant horizons…
Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.
IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):
Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time (2021): Read Gregory J. Smalley’s review. In this country, the psychedelic conclusion of the Evangelion reboot skipped cinemas and debuted on Amazon Prime; now, you can see it in select theaters Dec. 6, 8, or 11. See where it’s playing near you at this link.
Nr. 10: A man’s life changes when a stranger whispers a single word to him on a bridge. Nr. 10 at Alamo Drafthouse.‘s latest plays exclusively in Alamo Drafthouse locations this week (it should hit VOD soon); not 100% sure it’s weird, but it is van Warmerdam, so a conventional thriller would be a big departure.
STREAMING DEBUTS (Dec. 1, Shudder):
STREAMING DEBUTS (Dec. 1, Netflix):
“Sr.” (2022): Documentary biographical account of the life of the only Robert Downey who matters (Sr., “a prince”), narrated by his less-talented son. A cool pickup by Netflix. Watch “Sr.” on Netflix.
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon (2021): Read Giles Edwards’ review. Ana Lily Amirpour‘s New Orleans-based magical realist crime drama about a mysterious Korean girl with psychic powers and an aging stripper makes it to Blu-ray. Buy Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon.
CANONICALLY WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
This section will no longer be updated regularly. Instead, we direct you to our new “Repertory Cinemas Near You” page. We will continue to mention exceptional events in this space from time to time, however.
FREE ONLINE WEIRD MOVIES ON TUBI.TV:
Night of the Hunter (1955): Read the Canonically Weird review. The Criterion Collection is stingy about licensing films they own the rights to, so it’s no surprise that this expressionist/noir classic is listed as “leaving soon.” As a side note, Night of the Hunter is also a Christmas movie. Watch Night of the Hunter free on Tubi.tv.
WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:
Behind the scenes, we’ve made progress on the 2022 Weird Movies Yearbook, but we’ve unfortunately missed the planned Dec. 1 release date. Look for an announcement sometime next week.
And in reviews next week, we’ll plunder the reader-suggested review queue, as Shane Wilson analyzes ‘ schizophrenic Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There (2007), essays whimsical Thai surrealism with Citizen Dog (2004), and new contributor Amy Vaughn faces the Argentinian sci-fi feaure Man Facing Southeast (1986). Onward and weirdward!
What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that we have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.