A revenge thriller and a horror fairy tale adaptation light up the big screen this week.
Context is going to matter a lot this week. If you haven’t seen any promo material, our two new wide release films could be about anything. Gretel & Hansel sounds a lot like the horrendous Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters that stank up box offices in 2013. The Rhythm section sounds like another artsy music drama, a la Whiplash. Surprise! The former is a creepy horror movie and the latter is a “wronged woman out for revenge” flick!
At home, seven new films hit streaming services.
Gretel & Hansel.
The Rhythm Section.
A woman (Blake Lively) reeling from the loss of her family in a plane crash becomes bent on vengeance when she learns the crash was no accident.
Video on Demand.
A man searches for the mythological monster that killed his husband.
A laid-off corporate cog and his techie friend create an app based start-up, with all the highs and lows associated.
A group of hoax busters stumble upon a dangerous feud between an drilling company and a secretive family illegally squatting on prime real estate.
This documentary weaves together stories of modern day fascism with the legacy of horrific nationalist violence from Germany to Palestine.
A documentary about the chemicals found in common beauty products, and the corporations behind them.
A dramatic biopic about professional hockey goalie, Terry Sawchuck, who racked up 103 shutouts, sacrificing his body in the era before modern protective gear.
Miss Americana (Netflix).
A behind-the-scenes look at Taylor Swift.