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As the holiday season kicks off again, we’re excited to share with you the best movies available to stream on Netflix, HBO Max, Prime Video, Shudder, and Hulu.This month’s list includes AndrzejŻuławski’s His 1981 Cult His Classics His Horror Films possession Sam Neill, Isabelle Adjani, 2004 pilot Kathryn Bigelow’s 1995 cyberpunk thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio strange days, more. Based on everything new across the platform, here’s what to see this month.
Genre: psychological horror
Execution time: 2 hours 4 minutes
directed by: Andrzej Zławski
cast: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Heinz Benendt
Outside of the most ardent cinephile circles, Andrzej Żuławski isn’t exactly a name that inspires enthusiastic recognition in the United States. Known for his transcendental brand of art-house cinema, Śławski’s career was sabotaged by communist authorities in his homeland of Poland, and many of his early films were severely censored, banned, or in one instance It was almost discarded at the time of publication. It also doesn’t help that several of his films released in the US are out of print, but that seems to be changing soon.
If you know Jławski’s name, it’s probably because of his 1981 psychological horror film. possessionits cult status among horror enthusiasts has only been amplified in the decades since its release by the difficulty of obtaining it on physical media, let alone watching it online. is not — possession now Finally Streamable, courtesy of Shudder.
Set in Cold War-era West Berlin, Juławski’s movie star Jurassic ParkMark, a Russian spy played by Sam Neill, comes home to find his wife Anna (Isabel Adjani) has left and wants a divorce. Mark became suspicious and tailed her when Anna refused to give her reasons, she only said that she didn’t leave him for someone else. What he eventually discovers is a terrifying secret beyond his comprehension, awakening a long-dormant fountain of anxiety, resentment, and despair that threatens to tear not only a small family, but their sanity.
Inspired by Śławski’s own tumultuous divorce in 1976 and subsequent struggle with suicidal thoughts, possession Neil and Adjani’s hysterical performance blurs the line between autobiographical and fantastical, veering between disturbing, comical and disturbingly sympathetic.All the inspiration for Ari Aster midsommar In Massive Attack’s 2016 music video for “Voodoo in My Blood” possession A must-see for any serious horror fan. — Toussaint Egan
possession can be streamed at shivering.
What’s new on Netflix
Genre: biographical drama
Execution time: 2 hours 50 minutes
directed by: Martin Scorsese
cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale
Martin Scorsese’s 2004 biopic about the life of quirky aviation mogul Howard Hughes is one of the best movies to land on Netflix this month. That’s why it’s our editor’s choice for this week’s platform! Linking personal struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder and hypochondriasis. It’s a breathtaking film, both in the scale of its story and the technical sophistication evident in its majestic production. — Te
pilot can be streamed at netflix.
Execution time: 2 hours 30 minutes
directed by: Gareth Evans
cast: Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra and Oka Antara
Sequel to the 2011 smash (or smash) hit raid, Gareth Evans’ 2014 sequel also packs a mighty punch (and a few hammers). Set shortly after the events of the first film, Rama (Iko Uwais, reprising his lead role) is sent undercover to expose Jakarta police corruption. This includes being sent to prison, surviving a prison riot, and being liked by members of the Jakarta underworld, with energetic action sequences, rich gore, and jaw-dropping Indonesian martial arts Punchak in his Silat display. It’s full. raid Also, check out the sequel to Anti Up. — Pete Volk
Raid 2 can be streamed at netflix.
New in HBO Max
Execution time: 2 hours 25 minutes
directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
cast: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis
As mentioned by Jławski possession, Kathryn Bigelow’s 1995 cyberpunk film starring Ralph Fiennes and Angela Bassett, is another cult classic whose reputation is defined in no small part by its relative inaccessibility to watch online. However, that has changed as HBO Max recently added movies to its service. So is HD.
The stage is Los Angeles in the near future, just two days before the end of the 20th century. strange days It follows Lenny Nero (Fiennes), a black market broker who deals in illegal technology that allows users to record their memories and physical sensations and experience them after the fact. When Lenny comes across a recording that he believes may involve the LAPD in a high-profile murder, he asks his old friend Lawrence to stay one step ahead and uncover the origins behind the recording. Forced to turn to Net “Mace” Mason (Bassett). A mysterious killer who wants him dead.
Conceived by producer James Cameron and inspired by the 1992 LA riots that erupted following the infamous Rodney King trial, strange days A pitch-black sci-fi thriller that touches on systemic racism, voyeurism, social disintegration, and sexual violence, the latter primarily focusing on women and blacks. It’s worthy of rewarding viewers with great performances and stunningly original visions of a bygone alternate future. — Te
strange days can be streamed at HBO Max.
What’s new on Hulu
Professor Marston and Wonder Woman
Genre: biographical drama
Execution time: 1 hour 48 minutes
directed by: Angela Robinson
cast: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote
You may be familiar with the story of DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman, also known as Princess Diana of Themyscira. But do you know the actual origins behind the leotard-wearing, tiara-wearing, golden lasso-wielding demigoddess Angela Robinson in her 2017 biopic drama William Moulton her Marston? (Luke Evans) follows the story. William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans), in his polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall) and his mistress Olive (Bella Heathcote), is a wonder-turned-cartoonist behind his Woman creation. I am a psychologist. ), which served as the inspiration behind the character’s early adventures and portrayals. Professor Marston and Wonder Woman is a film that not only tells an extraordinary real-life story, but also captivates with its sensitive and empathetic portrayal of a committed polyamorous couple and the BDSM community at large. You will never see —Te
Professor Marston and Wonder Woman can be streamed at Hulu.
What’s New in Amazon Prime Video
indiana jones series
Genre: action adventure
Year: 1981 (Raiders of the Lost Ark); 1984 (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Destiny); 1989 (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade); 2008 (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)
Execution time: 1 hour 55 minutes (Raiders of the Lost Ark); 1 hour 58 minutes (Temple of Ruin); 2 hours 7 minutes (the last crusader); 2 hours 2 minutes (Crystal Skull Kingdom)
directed by: Steven Spielberg
cast: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fateis the fifth entry in the iconic action-adventure series and the first since 2008’s. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, is expected to arrive in theaters in June of this year. What better time to relive or familiarize yourself with the heroic death-defying exploits of Dr. Henry Walton “Indiana” Jones Jr.? The entire series was added to Prime Video this month.You can’t go wrong with watching it all (yes, this Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). first movie, Raiders of the Lost ArkThe is an undisputed classic and must-have watch for those who love to adventure around the world or watch Nazis get hit by plane propellers. But I would especially like to recommend his 1989s. Indiana Jones and the Last CrusadeSeries star Harrison Ford teams up with Sean Connery as an estranged father-son duo in a race to find the Holy Grail and prevent a rogue businessman allied with the Nazis from achieving immortality. embark on —Te
indiana jones series can be streamed at prime video.
best of the rest
The day after Trinity
Execution time: 1 hour 28 minutes
directed by: John Els
Christopher Nolan will be back this July oppenheimer, a biographical drama based on the life of theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, starring Cillian Murphy. If you’re like us, waiting with bated breath for Nolan’s latest, you might be curious about the history of Oppenheimer’s pivotal role as “the father of the atomic bomb.”Fortunately, the 1981 documentary The day after Trinity Added to streaming. Else’s film follows Oppenheimer’s life from his school days to the creation of one of his greatest contributions to human history and one of his deepest regrets that has defined his life. — Te
The day after Trinity can be streamed at reference channel.