Snakehead, The Souvenir Part II, Army of Thieves and Mass

Join us every week as Rotten Tomatoes reports what independent features are streaming. From promising releases of new voices to the experimental efforts of renowned filmmakers – or perhaps the next indie darling to go the distance for year-end accolades – we’ll explain it all here every week.


This week for our Indie Fresh List, we have a gripping crime thriller and a couple of sequels; the first is a semi-autobiographical account by writer-director Johanna Hogg, and the second is a sequel to Zach Snyder’s prequel Army of the dead. In our Spotlight section, we have a drama examining the human cost and aftermath of a school shooting, which we discussed with one of the stars, Emmy Award-winning actress Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale).


New this weekend




Spotlight Pick – Now Playing in Select Theaters



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93%


The mountaineer
(2021)
, the story of a gifted snow climber and his adventures to reach the highest peaks.



71%


Annette
(2021)
, Leos Carax’s offbeat musical about a shock comic book and an opera singer who fall in love to father a very strange offspring.



76%


Bayou blue
(2021)
, about an immigrant threatened with deportation who tries to keep his family together.



85%


The card counter
(2020)
, Paul Schrader’s dramatic thriller about a high-stakes poker player who befriends the son of a man from his past and tries to give him a future.



73%


The French dispatch
(2021)
, a series of vignettes by writer-director Wes Anderson recounting the latest issue of a Kansas City newspaper from the French bureau.



73%


the guilty
(2021)
, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a 911 operator frantically trying to save a woman who has been kidnapped.



88%


Titanium
(2021)
, Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or thriller about a go-go dancer with sinister tastes who masquerades as a missing boy on the run.



84%


Lamb
(2021)
, about a childless couple who adopt a strange newborn baby they found in their fold.



86%


The night house
(2020)
, a psychological horror film about a widow haunted by her late husband in their dream lake house.



96%


Language course
(2021)
, a drama about a friendship that flourishes between a Spanish teacher and her student during COVID-19 quarantine.



92%


My name is Pauli Murray
(2021)
, a biographical documentary on famous civil rights activist Pauli Murray



95%


old henri
(2021)
, a western about a farmer with a dark story who meets a runaway thief.



96%


The rescue
(2021)
, a captivating documentary about the rescue of 12 members of a Thai youth football team and their coach.



97%


The velvet metro
(2021)
, a documentary about the 1960s counterculture group The Velvet Undergrond.


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