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Indie Film Release Guide: February 5th [An ONTD Original]

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It’s a new month, and while it may not feel much different from the last eleven, each one brings us a little closer to going back to movie theaters. But it’s still gonna be a little while, so this week’s post is chock full of films you can watch at home.

The films listed are from studios other than the “Big Six” - Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia/Sony and Disney. All films listed will be available at their respective sources on Friday unless otherwise noted. Check out the posts from the past few weeks for more movies that may have already come to VOD: January 29th, January 22nd, and January 15th.

Malcolm and Marie

Stars: Zendaya, John David Washington
Writer/Director: Sam Levinson
Genre: Drama, Romance
Plot: A director and his girlfriend's relationship is tested after they return home from his movie premiere and await critics' responses.
What you should know: Shot in two weeks during Summer 2020 for $2.5 million.
Where to stream: Netflix

Earwig and the Witch

Stars: Taylor Henderson, Vanessa Marshall, Logan Hanna, Kacey Musgraves
Writer: Diana Wynne Jones, Keiko Niwa, Emi Gunji
Director: Gorô Miyazaki
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Plot: It follows an orphan girl, Earwig, who is adopted by a witch and comes home to a spooky house filled with mystery and magic.
What you should know: Kacey Musgraves voices the main character’s mother and sings the theme song for the film, “Don’t Disturb Me”, which plays in the trailer.
Where to watch: In theaters, and on HBO Max

Two of Us

Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier, Léa Drucker , Jérôme Varanfrain
Writer: Malysone Bovorasmy, Filippo Meneghetti, Florence Vignon
Director: Filippo Meneghetti
Genre: Drama, Romance, LGBT
Plot: Pensioners Nina and Madeleine have hidden their deep and passionate love for many decades, but their bond is put to the test when they are suddenly unable to move freely between each other's apartments.
What you should know: Official submission of France for the Best International Feature Film category of the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021.
Where to watch: In theaters, and via virtual cinemas

A Glitch in the Matrix

Director: Rodney Ascher
Genre: Documentary
Storyline: Documentary filmmaker Rodney Ascher tackles this question "are we living in a simulation?" with testimony, philosophical evidence and scientific explanation in his for the answer.
What you should know: Someone should watch and let us know if we are indeed living in the matrix… could explain some stuff.
Where to watch: In theaters, and via virtual cinemas


Stars: Owen Wilson, Salma Hayek, Nesta Cooper, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.
Writer/Director: Mike Cahill
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Plot: A mind-bending love story following Greg who, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel, a woman living on the streets and convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is a computer simulation.
What you should know: This is the second movie in this roundup about living in a simulation… much to think about.
Where to stream: Amazon

M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity

Writer: Robin Lutz, Marijnke de Jong
Director: Robin Lutz
Genre: Documentary
Storyline: The story of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher (1898-1972). Equal parts history, psychology, and psychedelia, Robin Lutz’s entertaining, eye-opening portrait gives us the man through his own words and images: diary musings, excerpts from lectures, correspondence and more are voiced by British actor Stephen Fry, while Escher’s woodcuts, lithographs, and other print works appear in both original and playfully altered form.
What you should know: This opened in the Netherlands in 2018, but is just now getting a US release.
Where to watch: In theaters, and via virtual cinemas

Little Fish

Stars: Olivia Cooke, Jack O'Connell, Soko, Raúl Castillo
Writer: Mattson Tomlin
Director: Chad Hartigan
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
Plot: A couple fights to hold their relationship together as a memory loss virus spreads and threatens to erase the history of their love and courtship.
What you should know: Based on the short story by Aja Gabel.
Where to stream: In theaters, and available VOD


Stars: Sam Neill, Miranda Richardson, Asher Keddie, Michael Caton
Writer: Jules Duncan, Grímur Hákonarson
Director: Jeremy Sims
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Plot: A decades-long feud between two sheep farming brothers comes to a head when disaster strikes their flocks.
What you should know: Based on the 2015 Icelandic movie of the same name.
Where to watch: In theaters, and available VOD


Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Lance Henriksen, Sverrir Gudnason, Laura Linney
Writer/Director: Viggo Mortensen
Genre: Drama
Plot: John Peterson lives with his partner Eric and their adopted daughter in Southern California. When he is visited by his aging father Willis from Los Angeles who is searching for a place to retire, their two very different worlds collide.
What you should know: Director David Cronenberg appears in the film as a proctologist.
Where to watch: In theaters, and available VOD


Stars: Julia Ormond, Emma Draper, John Bach, Nancy Brunning
Writer/Director: Jake Mahaffy
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Plot: A pregnant woman returns to her recently-deceased grandparents' old family home to spend time with her estranged mother. What begins as a tenuous reunion slowly turns terrifying.
What you should know: Filmed in New Zealand.
Where to stream: Virtual cinemas

More New Releases

Heartworn Highways (Trailer) - (1976) Rerelease
Son of the South (Trailer)
The Wanting Mare (Trailer)

New on Streamers

Palmer (Trailer) on Apple TV+
Strip Down, Rise Up (Trailer) on Netflix
Space Sweepers (Trailer) on Netflix
The Last Paradiso (Trailer) on Netflix
Little Big Women (Trailer) on Netflix
Antebellum (Trailer) (2020) on Hulu
True History of the Kelly Gang (Trailer) (2019) on Showtime
Irresistible (Trailer) (2020) on HBO

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What have you been watching lately, ONTD?
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