Cocaine Bear, Netflix’s Pornhub doc, and each film new to streaming


Oscar season could also be over, however film season by no means ends.

This week is comparatively gentle on new releases out there to look at at residence, however there are nonetheless loads of choices to take a look at throughout the assorted streaming companies. There are three new Netflix releases — a documentary about Pornhub, a French revenge thriller, and an animated journey — an Oscar-nominated film making its strategy to Prime Video, an Oscar-winning film at a reduced rental value, and lots extra.

The massive spotlight is probably going Cocaine Bear, the meme film that might, which makes its VOD debut this week towards the tail finish of its theatrical run.

Let’s get into the choices.

New to Netflix

In His Shadow

The place to look at: Accessible to stream on Netflix

Picture: Netflix

Style: Crime drama
Run time: 1h 29m
Director: Marc Fouchard
Forged: Kaaris, Alassane Diong, Carl Malapa

This French drama bears some resemblance to Athena, the most effective motion pictures of 2022 and Netflix’s greatest unique launch of the 12 months. In His Shadow, like Athena, sees brothers conflict on reverse sides of a violent battle. This time, it happens after the loss of life of their father. Will it have the ability to match Athena’s kinetic pacing and explosive stress? You’ll should test it out your self to seek out out (however please, watch Athena)!

The Magician’s Elephant

The place to look at: Accessible to stream on Netflix

An animated image of an adult and a child sitting on what looks like clouds and watching an elephant (that also appears to be made of clouds) in front of a lot of upside down buildings in The Magician’s Elephant.

Picture: Netflix

Style: Fantasy journey
Run time: 1h 39m
Director: Wendy Rogers
Forged: Miranda Richardson, Brian Tyree Henry, Natasia Demetriou

Primarily based on Kate DiCamillo’s 2009 novel, this animated journey follows a younger boy trying to find his lacking sister, and the duties he should full (and the elephant he should observe) to seek out her.

Cash Shot: The Pornhub Story

The place to look at: Accessible to stream on Netflix

A pink-haired woman (Siri Dahl) seated at a desktop smiles while holding a cellphone camera

Picture: Netflix

Style: Documentary
Run time: 1h 34m
Director: Suzanne Hillinger
Forged: Asa Akira, Siri Dahl, Cherie DeVille

Pornhub: what it’s; I do know what it’s. Let’s not faux that we don’t — it’s proper there within the title — and select to be adults about it as a substitute of a gaggle of reptilian-brained adolescent shitposters who can’t a lot as catch sight of somebody they discover engaging with out devolving into the catcalling cartoon wolf from Pink Scorching Using Hood, lets?

This documentary from filmmaker Suzanne Hillinger (Completely Beneath Management) charts the rise of the eponymous grownup leisure platform and the current controversy and abuse allegations which have dogged the web site and its neighborhood.

From our overview:

It’s primarily a get-out-the-horny-vote train, making an attempt to steer the individuals who get pleasure from porn to throw their political help behind the individuals who make it. It’s titillation with a aspect of radicalization. And if any youngsters whose people have put in parental controls on their computer systems do watch this documentary late at evening with the amount turned down, they’ll be taught extra about staff seizing the technique of manufacturing than they find out about intercourse — which is much extra harmful to the powers that be than any naked breasts or asses.

New to Prime

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

The place to look at: Accessible to look at on Prime

Lesley Manville looks at a dress in Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.

Photograph: Liam Daniel/Ada Movies

Style: Comedy
Run time: 1h 55m
Director: Anthony Fabian
Forged: Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Lambert Wilson

The Oscar-nominated (for Greatest Costume Design) third adaptation of the 1958 novel stars Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, and Lambert Wilson. Manville is Mrs. Harris, a cleansing woman and a widow who receives a long-delayed sum of cash from her husband’s loss of life in World Struggle II. She decides to make use of it to go on an journey to Paris, with a specific concentrate on Dior clothes, a fascination of hers. After a couple of months on Peacock, the film has now moved to Prime Video.

New to Hulu

Boston Strangler

The place to look at: Accessible to stream on Hulu

A woman (Keira Knightley) in a dark blue coat stands in in a darkly lit hallway

Picture: Hulu

Style: Historic crime drama
Run time: 1h 52m
Director: Matt Ruskin
Forged: Keira Knightley, Carrie Coon, Chris Cooper

Primarily based on a real story, Boston Strangler follows two feminine reporters who join dots others can’t about an ongoing serial killer case, all whereas preventing in opposition to misogyny each in American tradition and of their office.

New to HBO Max

All of the Magnificence and the Bloodshed

The place to look at: Accessible to stream on HBO Max

“Nan in the bathroom with roommate, Boston,” a photograph by Nan Goldin, featured in Laura Poitras’s new documentary

Picture: Nan Goldin

Style: Documentary
Run time: 2h 2m
Director: Laura Poitras
Forged: Nan Goldin, Patrick Radden Keefe, Megan Kapler

Laura Poitras’ Oscar-nominated documentary explores the lifetime of Nan Goldin, an American photographer and activist who led a marketing campaign in opposition to the Sackler household, a pharmaceutical dynasty that’s broadly cited as one of many important architects behind the opioid disaster.

New to Shudder

Go away

The place to look at: Accessible to stream on Shudder

A Nordic looking man holds a hammer on a staircase with green lighting in Leave.

Picture: AMC

Style: Horror
Run time: 1h 46m
Director: Alex Herron
Forged: Alicia von Rittberg, Herman Tømmeraas, Stig R. Amdam

This horror film from Norwegian music video director Alex Herron opens with a police officer discovering an toddler little one deserted in a cemetery, draped in a scarf embellished with pentagrams and with an upside-down cross hanging round its neck. Twenty years later, the kid — a younger lady named Hunter (Alicia von Rittberg) follows a result in Norway searching for her start dad and mom. What she finds as a substitute is a terror past something she has ever imagined.

New to VOD

Cocaine Bear

The place to look at: Accessible to lease for $19.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Sari (Keri Russell), a terrified-looking woman in a pink dress, hides behind a tree as a cocaine-addled bear sniffs around the other side in Cocaine Bear

Picture: Common Footage

Style: Comedy horror
Run time: 1h 35m
Director: Elizabeth Banks
Forged: Keri Russell, Alden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson Jr.

The entire web loves Cocaine Bear, or “Cokey,” the stunning bear who ate 70 kilos of cocaine that fell out of a aircraft into the Chattahoochee-Oconee Nationwide Forest. …We remorse to tell you that the bear has began killing and consuming individuals.

The Whale

The place to look at: Accessible to lease for $5.99 on Amazon, Apple; $4.99 on Vudu

Charlie’s 17-year-old daughter Ellie (Sadie Sink) stands halfway eclipsed by a doorway, looking sad, in The Whale

Photograph: Niko Tavernise/A24

Style: Drama
Run time: 1h 57m
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Forged: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Ty Simpkins

Newly minted as an Oscar winner (Brendan Fraser for Greatest Actor; Greatest Make-up and Hairstyling), The Whale is now out there for a diminished rental value.

From our overview:

In The Whale, Aronofsky posits his sadism as an mental experiment, difficult viewers to seek out the humanity buried below Charlie’s thick layers of fats. That’s not as benevolent of a premise as he appears to suppose it’s. It proceeds from the belief {that a} 600-pound man is inherently unlovable. It’s like strolling as much as a stranger on the road and saying, “You’re an abomination, however I really like you anyway,” consistent with the sturdy pressure of self-satisfied Christianity that the movie purports to critique. Viewers members get to stroll away pleased with themselves that they shed a couple of tears for this disgusting whale, whereas gaining no new perception into what it’s truly wish to be that whale. That’s not empathy. That’s pity, buried below a thick, smothering layer of contempt.

A Man Known as Otto

The place to look at: Accessible to lease for $5.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Otto (Tom Hanks) sitting on his porch holding a cat with a barely visible smirk on his face.

Picture: Niko Tavernise/Columbia Footage

Style: Dramedy
Run time: 2h 6m
Director: Marc Forster
Forged: Tom Hanks, Mariana Treviño, Rachel Keller

Tom Hanks performs in opposition to sort on this comedy-drama adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s 2012 Swedish novel A Man Known as Ove as a grumpy, lonely widower who — in opposition to his personal delinquent nature — inadvertently sparks a friendship together with his new next-door neighbor and their little one. Honest warning: This comedy options loads of gags about suicide makes an attempt.


The place to look at: Accessible to lease for $6.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

A pregnant Hanna John-Kamen wearing a yellow polka dot dress rests against a tree and puts her right arm around Douglas Booth, who has a bloodied face, in Unwelcome.

Picture: Effectively Go USA Leisure

Style: Folks horror
Run time: 1h 44m
Director: Jon Wright
Forged: Hannah John-Kamen, Douglas Sales space, Colm Meaney

A house invasion film impressed by Grimm fairy tales, Unwelcome follows a married couple that strikes from London to rural Eire, solely to be terrorized by murderous redcaps — goblins of British folklore.


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