Cocaine Bear, Netflix’s Pornhub documentary and all new streaming movies

Oscar season may be over, but movie season never ends.

This week is relatively thin on new releases available to watch at home, but there are still plenty of options to watch on the various streaming services. There are three new Netflix releases: a documentary on Pornhub, a French revenge thriller, and an animated adventure: an Oscar-nominated film coming to Prime Video, an Oscar-winning film at a discounted rental price, and much more.

Probably the big highlight cocaine bearthe meme movie that could, which makes its VOD debut this week towards the end of its theatrical run.

Let’s get into the options.

New on Netflix

in his shadow

Where to look: Available to stream on Netflix

Image: Netflix

Gender: crime drama
execution time: 1h 29m
Director: marc fouchard
Cast: Kaaris, Alassane Diong, Carl Malapa

This French drama bears a certain resemblance to athenaone of the best movies of 2022 and the best Netflix original release of the year. in his shadowas athena, sees brothers face off on opposite sides of a violent conflict. This time, it happens after the death of his father. Will he be able to match athenaThe kinetic rhythm and explosive tension? You’ll have to check it yourself to find out (but please see athena)!

The Wizard’s Elephant

Where to look: Available to stream on Netflix

An animated image of an adult and child sitting on what looks like clouds and looking at an elephant (which also appears to be made of clouds) in front of many upside-down buildings in The Magician's Elephant.

Image: Netflix

Gender: fantasy adventure
execution time: 1h 39m
Director: wendy rogers
Cast: Miranda Richardson, Brian Tyree Henry, Natasia Demetriou

Based on Kate DiCamillo’s 2009 novel, this animated adventure follows a boy searching for his missing sister and the tasks he must complete (and the elephant he must follow) to find her.

Money Shot: The Pornhub Story

Where to look: Available to stream on Netflix

A pink-haired woman (Siri Dahl) sitting at a desk smiles as she holds a cell phone camera

Image: Netflix

Gender: Documentary film
execution time: 1h 34m
Director: Susan Hillinger
Cast: Asa Akira, Siri Dahl, Cherie DeVille

Pornhub: You know what it is; I know what it is. Let’s not pretend we don’t, it’s good right there in the name, and choosing to be adults about it instead of a pack of reptile-brained teenagers who can’t even look at someone they find attractive without turning into the hissing cartoon wolf of Hot Red HoodMust?

This documentary by filmmaker Suzanne Hillinger (fully under control) traces the rise of the adult entertainment platform of the same name and the recent controversy and allegations of abuse that have dogged the website and its community.

From our review:

It’s essentially an exercise in getting the hot vote out, trying to persuade people who enjoy pornography to give their political support to people who do. It’s excitement with a side of radicalization. And if any teenager whose parents installed parental controls on their computers watches this documentary late at night with the volume turned down, they will learn more about workers taking over the means of production than about sex, which is much more dangerous for them. the powers that be than any bare chest or ass.

New to Prime

Mrs. Harris goes to Paris

Where to look: Available to view on Prime

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

Photo: Liam Daniel/Ada Films

Gender: Comedy
execution time: 1h 55m
Director: Antonio Fabian
Cast: Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Lambert Wilson

The third Oscar-nominated (Best Costume Design) adaptation of the 1958 novel stars Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert and Lambert Wilson. Manville is Mrs. Harris, a cleaning lady and a widow who receives a long-overdue sum of money for the death of her husband in World War II. She decides to use it to embark on an adventure in Paris, paying special attention to Dior dresses, one of her fascinations. After a few months on Peacock, the movie has now been moved to Prime Video.

New on Hulu

boston strangler

Where to look: Available to stream on Hulu

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

Image: Hulu

Gender: historical police drama
execution time: 1h 52m
Director: Matt Ruskin
Cast: Keira Knightley, Carrie Coon, Chris Cooper

Based on a true story, boston strangler follows two female reporters who connect the dots that others cannot about an ongoing serial killer case, all while battling misogyny in both American culture and in their workplace.

New on HBO Max

All the beauty and the bloodshed

Where to look: Available to stream on HBO Max

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

Image: Nan Goldin

Gender: Documentary film
execution time: 2h 2m
Director: Laura Poitras
Cast: Nan Goldin, Patrick Radden Keefe, Megan Kapler

Laura Poitras’ Oscar-nominated documentary explores the life of Nan Goldin, an American photographer and activist who led a campaign against the Sackler family, a pharmaceutical dynasty widely cited as one of the main architects behind the opioid crisis.

New on Shudder


Where to look: Available to stream on Shudder

A Nordic-looking man holds a hammer on a green-lit staircase in Leave.

Image: AMC

Gender: Horror
execution time: 1h 46m
Director: Alex Herron
Cast: Alicia von Rittberg, Herman Tømmeraas, Stig R. Amdam

This horror film from Norwegian music video director Alex Herron opens with a police officer discovering a baby abandoned in a cemetery, wrapped in a shawl decorated with five-pointed stars and an inverted cross hanging from its neck. Twenty years later, the girl, a young woman named Hunter (Alicia von Rittberg), follows a lead to Norway in search of her birth parents. What she finds instead is a terror beyond anything she has imagined.

New on VOD

cocaine bear

Where to look: Available to rent for $19.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

Sari (Keri Russell), a terrified woman in a pink dress, hides behind a tree while a bear mistaken for cocaine sniffs the other side at Cocaine Bear.

Image: Universal Images

Gender: horror comedy
execution time: 1h 35m
Director: elizabeth banks
Cast: Keri Russell, Alden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson Jr.

all the internet loves cocaine bear, or “Cokey,” the charming bear who ate 70 pounds of cocaine that fell from a plane into the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. …We are sorry to inform you that the bear has started killing and eating people.

The whale

Where to look: Available to rent for $5.99 on Amazon, Apple; $4.99 at Voodoo

Charlie's 17-year-old daughter Ellie (Sadie Sink) is half dwarfed by a door, looking sad, in The Whale.

Photo: Niko Tavernise/A24

Gender: Drama
execution time: 1h 57m
Director: darren aronofsky
Cast: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Ty Simpkins

Newly minted as an Oscar winner (Brendan Fraser for Best Actor; Best Makeup and Hairstyling), The whale now available for a reduced rental price.

From our review:

In The whale, Aronofsky posits his sadism as a thought experiment, challenging viewers to find the humanity buried beneath Charlie’s thick layers of fat. That’s not as benign a premise as he seems to think it is. It proceeds from the assumption that a 600-pound man is inherently unpleasant. It’s like walking up to a stranger on the street and saying, “You’re an abomination, but I love you anyway,” in keeping with the strong tension of self-satisfied Christianity that the film aims to criticize. Audience members walk away proud of themselves because they shed a few tears over this disgusting whale, without gaining a new insight into what it’s really like to be that whale. That is not empathy. That’s pity, buried under a thick, suffocating layer of contempt.

A man named Otto

Where to look: Available to rent for $5.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

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

Image: Niko Tavernise/Columbia Pictures

Gender: dramaturgy
execution time: 2h 6m
Director: marc forster
Cast: Tom Hanks, Mariana Trevino, Rachel Keller

Tom Hanks plays against type in this comedy-drama adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s 2012 Swedish novel. A man named Ove as a grumpy and lonely widower who, against his own antisocial nature, inadvertently strikes up a friendship with his new next-door neighbor and his son. Fair warning: this sitcom features a lot of jokes about suicide attempts.


Where to look: Available to rent for $6.99 on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu

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

Image: Well Go USA Entertainment

Gender: popular terror
execution time: 1h 44m
Director: jon wright
Cast: Hannah John-KamenDouglas BoothColm Meaney

A home invasion movie inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Annoying follows a married couple who move from London to rural Ireland, only to be terrorized by murderous redcaps, goblins from British folklore.

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