The holiday season is one of the best times of the year for movie fans. Big time blockbusters and Oscar bait are all trotted out, meaning there is a little something for everyone. That does not prevent some films from falling under the radar. Here are some of the more intriguing movies coming out in the next few weeks you may not have heard much about.
Agnes (In theaters: December 10)
Exorcism movies are a popular sub genre that has evolved over the decades. A big part of these films has always been doubt. This one is about a supposedly possessed nun. When a team goes in to investigate, they are surprised by what they find. This leads to a bold change in the entire movie that may turn some people off.
Benedetta (In theaters: December 3)
The shocking subject matter may draw some attention, but there is more to the Paul Verhoeven’s latest film than nuns being accused of sapphism. The movie also deals with religious ecstasy and hypocrisy in a way that is reminiscent of The Devils by Ken Russell. A witty and engaging story that fits in today’s world.
Margrete: Queen of the North (VOD/Digital: December 7)
A historical drama about the woman who brought together Denmark, Norway, and Sweden in a peaceful union. However, she still has enemies to contend with. As she sets up a marriage for her adopted son with an English princess, forces gather to undo everything she has accomplished.
Memoria (In theaters: December 26)
Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul has an impressive resume that has seen many of his films win awards at Cannes. His latest starring Tilda Swinton is about a Scottish woman travelling through Columbia. When she hears a loud bang, her life begins to change.
See for Me (Theaters/Digital/VOD: January 7)
Just when it seems like home invasion movies have nowhere left to go, one comes out that adds a new wrinkle. See for Me is a home invasion thriller starring visually impaired actor Skyler Davenport as Sophie, a blind former skier. A seemingly simple job cat-sitting takes a turn for the worse when thieves break into the mansion they are watching. Using the See for Me phone app, Sophie connects with a woman named Kelly. What follows is a twisting cat and mouse that keeps the audience on their toes.
The Scary of the Sixty-First (VOD/Digital: December 17)
A horror movie straight out of today’s headlines – sorta. Two college friends come across a posh duplex on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. They jump at the deal before finding out the property once belonged to Jeffrey Epstein. The two soon become obsessed with the Epstein case leading to strange discoveries.
Wolf (In theaters: December 3)
Jacob believes he is a wolf trapped in a human’s body. His concerned family sends him to a clinic where others like him undergo increasingly extreme forms of therapy. When he meets Wildcat, he is faced with the challenge he never expected.
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