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Cocaine Bear, Netflix’s Pornhub doc, and every other movie you can stream from home this weekend

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

There are relatively few new releases available to watch at home this week, but there are still plenty of options to check out across the various streaming services. There are three new Netflix releases – a documentary about Pornhub, a French revenge thriller and an animated adventure – an Oscar-nominated film making its way to Prime Video, an Oscar-winning film at a reduced rent and much more.

The big highlight is probably Cocaine Bearthe meme movie that could, making its VOD debut this week near the end of its theatrical run.

Let’s get into the options.

New to Netflix

In his shadow

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

Image: Netflix

Genre: Crime drama
Duration: 1h 29m
Director: Marc Fouchard
Form: Kaaris, Alassane Diong, Carl Malapa

This French drama bears some resemblance to Athensone of the best movies of 2022 and the best Netflix original release of the year. In his shadowlike it Athens, sees brothers clash on opposite sides of a violent conflict. This time it happens after their father’s death. Will it be able to match Athens‘s kinetic pacing and explosive tension? You’ll have to check it out for yourself to find out (but please watch Athens)!

The wizard’s elephant

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

An animated depiction of an adult and child sitting on what appear to be clouds and watching an elephant (which also appears to be made of clouds) in front of many upturned buildings in The Magician's Elephant.

Image: Netflix

Genre: Fantasy adventure
Duration: 1h 39m
Director: Wendy Rogers
Form: Miranda Richardson, Brian Tyree Henry, Natasia Demetriou

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

Money Shot: The Story of Pornhub

Where to watch: Available to stream on Netflix

A woman with pink hair (Siri Dahl) sitting at a desk smiles while holding a cell phone camera

Image: Netflix

Genre: Documentary
Duration: 1h 34m
Director: Susan Hillinger
Form: 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 is right right there in the name – and choosing to be mature about it instead of a bunch of reptilian-brained pubescent shitposters who can’t even see someone they find attractive without transitioning into the catcalling cartoon wolf by Red hot driving hoodshall we?

This documentary by filmmaker Suzanne Hillinger (Completely under control) charts 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 horny voice out, convincing the people who love porn to give their political support to the people who make it. It is excitement with a side of radicalization. And if teens whose parents have parental controls installed on their computers watch this documentary late at night with the volume turned down, they’ll learn more about laborers seizing the means of production than they do about sex—which is far more dangerous to the powers that be. be than any bare breasts or asses.

New to Prime

Mrs. Harris goes to Paris

Where to watch: Available to watch Scoop

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

Photo: Liam Daniel/Ada Films

Genre: Comedy
Duration: 1h 55m
Director: Anthony Fabian
Form: Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Lambert Wilson

The 1958 Oscar-nominated (for Best Costume Design) third adaptation of the novel stars Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert and Lambert Wilson. Manville is Mrs. Harris, a cleaner and widow who receives a long-delayed sum of money after her husband’s death in World War II. She decides to use it to go on an adventure to Paris, with a particular focus on Dior dresses, a fascination of hers. After a few months on Peacock, the movie has now moved to Prime Video.

New to Hulu

Boston Strangler

Where to watch: Available to stream on Hulu

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

Image: Hulu

Genre: Historical crime drama
Duration: 1h 52m
Director: Matt Ruskin
Form: Keira Knightley, Carrie Coon, Chris Cooper

Based on a true story, Boston Strangler follows two female reporters who connect dots others cannot on an ongoing serial killer case, as they battle misogyny both in American culture and at work.

New to HBO Max

All the beauty and the bloodshed

Where to watch: Available to stream on HBO max

Image: Nan Goldin

Genre: Documentary
Duration: 2 hours 2 minutes
Director: Laura Potras
Form: 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 credited as one of the key architects behind the opioid crisis.

New to Shake

To leave

Where to watch: Available to stream on Shudder

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

Image: AMC

Genre: Horror
Duration: 1h 46m
Director: Alex Herron
Form: Alicia von Rittberg, Herman Tømmeraas, Stig R. Amdam

This horror film by Norwegian music video director Alex Herron begins with a police officer discovering a small child abandoned in a cemetery, wrapped in a scarf decorated with pentagrams and with an upside down cross hanging from his neck. Twenty years later, the child – 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 fear she could never have imagined.

New to VOD

Cocaine Bear

Where to watch: On rent for $19.99 Amazon, Appleand Vudu

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

Image: Universal Pictures

Genre: Comic horror
Duration: 1h 35m
Director: Elizabeth Banks
Form: Keri Russell, Alden Ehrenreich, O’Shea Jackson Jr.

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

The whale

Where to watch: On rent for $5.99 Amazon, Apple; $4.99 on Vudu

Charlie's 17-year-old daughter Ellie (Sadie Sink) stands half-shadowed by a doorway looking sad in The Whale

Photo: Niko Tavernise/A24

Genre: Drama
Duration: 1h 57m
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Form: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Ty Simpkins

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

From our review:

In The whale, Aronofsky posits his sadism as an intellectual experiment, challenging viewers to find humanity buried beneath Charlie’s thick layers of fat. That’s not as benevolent a starting point as he seems to think. It’s based on the assumption that a 600-pound man is inherently unlovable. 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 the smug Christianity the film purports to criticize. Spectators can walk away proud of themselves for shedding a few tears for this disgusting whale, while not gaining any new insight into what it’s actually like to be that whale. That’s not empathy. That’s a pity, buried under a thick, suffocating layer of contempt.

A man named Otto

Where to watch: On rent for $5.99 Amazon, Appleand Vudu

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

Image: Niko Tavernise/Columbia Pictures

Genre: Drama
Duration: 2h 6m
Director: Mark Foster
Form: 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, lonely widower who – against his own antisocial nature – accidentally befriends his new neighbor and their child. Fair warning: this comedy contains many suicide attempt jokes.


Where to watch: On rent for $6.99 Amazon, Appleand Vudu

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

Image: Well Go USA Entertainment

Genre: Folk terror
Duration: 1h 44m
Director: Jon Wright
Form: Hannah John-Kamen, Douglas Booth, Colm Meaney

A home invasion movie inspired by Grimm’s fairy tales, Unwanted follows a married couple who move from London to rural Ireland, only to be terrorized by murderous redcaps – goblins of British folklore.