What's new to VOD and streaming this weekend

Including drama Castle in The Ground, DOXA hit Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind, and All the Wild Horses premiering at VIFF at Home

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      By Norman Wilner

       

      Available now

      All The Wild Horses

      Documentary directed by Ivo Marloh

      VIFF at Home

      Alice

      Emilie Piponnier; directed by Josephine Mackerras

      VIFF at Home

      Castle In the Ground

      Alex Wolff, Imogen Poots, Tom Cullen; directed by Joey Klein

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      Easy Land

      Mirjana Jokovic, Nina Kiri, Sarah Deakins; directed by Sanja Zivkovic

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      Proximity

      Ryan Masson, Highdee Kuan, Christian Prentice; directed by Eric Demeusy

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      Red Snow

      Asivak Koostachin, Shafin Karim, Tantoo Cardinal; directed by Marie Clements

      Read our review of this B.C. film here.

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      Scoob!

      With the voices of Will Forte, Amanda Seyfried, Mark Wahlberg; directed by Tony Cervone

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      Up From The Streets: New Orleans: The City Of Music

      Documentary directed by Michael Murphy

      Hot Docs At Home

      Available May 18

      Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

      Documentary directed by Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni

      Read the Georgia Straight interview with the filmmakers here; our original review from the DOXA Festival premiere is here.

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      Available May 19

      The Lodge

      Riley Keough, Richard Armitage, Jaeden Martell; directed by Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz 

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      The Roads Not Taken

      Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Branka Katic; directed by Sally Potter

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      Tokyo Godfathers

      With the voices of Tôru Emori, Aya Okomoto, Yoshiaki Umegaki; directed by Satoshi Kon

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      Young Ahmed

      Idir Ben Addi, Myriem Ahkeddiou, Claire Bodson; directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne

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      Disc recommendation of the week

      War Of The Worlds

      (Paramount, 4K, available May 19)

      Steven Spielberg’s 2005 update of the H.G. Wells alien-invasion classic is one of the best movies of the director’s later period – and one of the few truly great American movies to engage with the trauma of 9/11. Spielberg made it back-to-back with Munich, creating an elegant before-and-after double feature: here, the Martian attack comes out of a clear blue sky, sending divorced dad and New Jersey dock worker Tom Cruise scurrying to get his kids (Justin Chatwin, Dakota Fanning) to safety. Paramount’s new 4K release – arriving as part of a Tom Cruise promotion that also includes new 4K editions of Top Gun and Days Of Thunder – doesn’t add any new features, but the UHD transfer is worth the upgrade all on its own: the remastered transfer is the closest I’ve seen to the theatrical presentation, finally capturing the hazy, nightmarish aesthetic of Janusz Kaminski’s cinematography. And the movie itself holds up remarkably well 15 years later, its visual effects still unimpeachable and its set pieces still potent. That ferry sequence is one of Spielberg’s finest moments.

      Read the Georgia Straight review from its theatrical release here.

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