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New This Week (11/25/2022): The Fabelmans, Glass Onion, Strange World, Bones and All, & More!

November 25, 2022

By John Corrado

New releases for the week of November 23rd and November 25th, 2022.

Theatrical Releases:

The Fabelmans (Wide Release): My favourite of this week’s new releases is Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans, the legendary filmmaker’s semi-autobiographical film that had its world premiere at TIFF in September, where it picked up the People’s Choice Award. It’s an absolutely wonderful portrait of the director’s childhood, that is brought to life with excellent performances, including Gabriel LaBelle as young Sammy Fabelman and Michelle Williams and Paul Dano as his parents, and delivers some magical cinematic moments. I adored it. Go see it in theatres if you can. (TIFF 2022 Review)

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Wide Release): Rian Johnson’s murder mystery sequel started a week-long run in theatres on Wednesday, before it hits Netflix next month. While I liked the first Knives Out, I wasn’t the biggest fan of this sequel when I saw it at TIFF, having found it bloated and overlong. But others will feel differently and the star-studded cast, including the return of Daniel Craig as dapper detective Benoit Blanc, will attract audiences whether in theatres or on streaming. (TIFF 2022 Review)

Strange World (Wide Release): Disney’s latest animated film, Strange World is a throwback to old school adventure movies, following a family of explorers named the Clades. It has some story problems and feels like it doesn’t live up to its full potential, but it’s still a mostly entertaining animated film that works as an unremarkable but enjoyable enough tribute to B-movie adventures from decades past. It’s fine for what it is, but I imagine a lot of viewers will wait until it’s on Disney+. (Full Review)

Bones and All (Wide Release): A love story between two lonely young cannibals (Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet), Luca Guadagnino’s Bones and All is an offbeat road movie that is absolutely brutal at times but also surprisingly tender. I just watched it the other night, and it’s safe to say this is a film that won’t be for everyone, but I admired the effort. The strong performances and haunting atmosphere draw us in, and the musical score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross is excellent. (Full Review)

More Releases: Devotion (Wide), Tehranto (Limited), Lady Chatterley’s Lover (Limited), EO (TIFF Bell Lightbox), Nanny (TIFF Bell Lightbox)

Streaming Releases:

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Disney+): A spinoff of James Gunn’s two Guardians of the Galaxy films, The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is quite simply one of the most purely delightful things that Marvel Studios has ever done. At around forty minutes, this Christmas special is short and sweet, with a lot of feel-good festive spirit. (Full Review)

More Releases: Everything Everywhere All at Once (Prime Video), Good Night Oppy (Prime Video), The Noel Diary (Netflix)

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