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New This Week (10/07/2022): Amsterdam, Triangle of Sadness, Werewolf by Night, & More!

October 7, 2022

By John Corrado

New releases for the week of October 7th, 2022.

Charlbi Dean and Harris Dickinson in Triangle of Sadness

Theatrical Releases:

Amsterdam (Wide Release): David O. Russell’s latest star-studded film is a 1930s-set caper featuring Christian Bale, John David Washington and Margot Robbie, among many others. It’s been pretty much eviscerated by most critics, and it is admittedly too long and messy on a structural level, but I certainly didn’t hate it. I found enough entertaining moments to make it fairly enjoyable as a whole, so maybe check it out if you’ve enjoyed the director’s previous work. (Full Review)

Triangle of Sadness (Limited Release-TIFF Bell Lightbox, Varsity): Ruben Östlund’s second Palme d’Or winner is returning to Toronto this weekend following its appearance at TIFF. The Swedish director’s raucous cruise ship satire of the ultra-rich was one of my favourites of the festival, serving as a big, bold, and very entertaining statement piece that reaches its highpoint with a gloriously gross sequence. Woody Harrelson and especially Dolly De Leon steal the show. (TIFF 2022 Review)

Blind Ambition (Limited Release-Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema): Four men from Zimbabwe become the first from their country to compete in the World Blind Wine Tasting Championships in France, in this inspiring documentary. It’s a true underdog story that works because the subjects are easy to root for. (Full Review)

More Releases: Lyle Lyle Crocodile (Wide), The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (Limited)

Streaming Releases:

Werewolf by Night (Disney+): Marvel’s 52 minute, black-and-white Halloween special directed by composer Michael Giacchino is a fun tribute to old school monster movies that offers a welcome change of pace for the MCU. It’s certainly the most visually and stylistically interesting thing they’ve done in quite a while. It’s worth giving it a watch. (Disney+ Review)

More Releases: Catherine Called Birdy (Prime Video), Mr. Harrigan’s Phone (Netflix), Luckiest Girl Alive (Netflix)

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