Weekly New Releases – March 9, 2021

Adverse
Amazon
Alfie
Amazon
Antigone
Amazon
Babe, The
Amazon
Comments This is the John Goodman movie about Babe Ruth, not the James Cromwell movie about a pig.
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Amazon
Choirboys
Amazon
Dam Busters
Amazon
Dunkirk
Amazon
Forest
Amazon
Gold Diggers – The Secret of Bear Mountain
Amazon
Gorillas in the Mist
Amazon
Great Caruso
Amazon
Harold & Maude
Amazon
If My Favourite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die
Amazon
Comments Anime series about a woman who is a fan of a relatively obscure member of a simialrly obscure pop idol group and is trying to help that member become famous.
Ip Man: Kung Fu Master
Amazon
Jekyll and Hyde
Amazon
Little Fugitive: The Collected Films of Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Mr. Osomatsu
Amazon
Comments Gag anime series spun off of an older anime and manga from the ’80s called “Osomatsu-kun”
My Girl / My Girl 2 Double Feature
Amazon
Nashville
Amazon
On-Gaku: Our Sound
Amazon
Panic Beats
Amazon
Pet
Amazon
Comments Anime series about a pair of martial artists who were brainwashed into being assassins, and are now trying to break free of their programming.
Queens of Evil
Amazon
Rosemary’s Baby
Amazon
Comments Blaine: The only Roman Polanski movie I’ve ever seen. After seeing it for the first time, I jumped to Webcrawler and ran the name “Roman Polanski” through the search engine, and learned things that will stop me from watching and/or enjoying any Roman Polanski movie ever again. If an individual’s personal conduct ever impacts whether or not you consume their art, look into Polanski before offering monetary support to the individual.
Ruth – Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words
Amazon
Stooge
Amazon
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
Amazon
Touki Bouki (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Tourist Trap: Uncut
Amazon

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “Bring me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is one of the Peckenpah movies which has always caught my interest by the title, but I’d never gotten around to actually watching. I should probably rectify that.” Blaine says, “nothing I’ve seen jumps out at me. Wait for a better week.”

2 replies on “Weekly New Releases – March 9, 2021”

  1. JD DeLuzio says:

    I reviewed Rosemary’s Baby awhile back for the site, and addressed the controversy. The film (and the novel that inspired it) remain clever works of art, but I understand if someone chooses not to see it. I have not seen any of Polanski’s post-1971 films.

    Nashville defies easy description, but is worth seeing. Altman’s best movies are like that. Harold and Maude does not appeal to all tastes, but you will at least see why it acquired its cult status. I like it a lot more than I ever thought I would. If you wanna sing out…

    Speaking of dated artifacts, has anyone seen the remake of Alfie from this week’s list? The original is so much a piece of an era that I cannot imagine a remake working. Is the new one any good?

    The original Alfie makes a great pairing with Georgy Girl, from the same year. They’re glimpses into a time and place and the relevant (and shifting) social attitudes.

    (Oddball bonus: Georgy Girl references Doctor Who).

  2. Anonymous says:

    Harold and Maude is wonderfully… morbid.

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