Release Radar – Jan. 19th, 2024

I am out of town on a work trip, so I don’t have my usual time to prep everything and make snarky comments but I still want to try to put the list of releases together for anyone who can make use of it. Plus, the Sundance Film Festival is also underway so it’s a relatively slow week for new releases. However, there’s still some stuff I want to check out so let’s have a look.

New In Theaters


Director(s): Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Writers: Nick Shafir

Stars: Ariana DeBose, Chris Messina, John Gllagher Jr.

Founders Day

Director(s): Erik Bloomquist | Writers: Erik & Carson Bloomquist

Stars: Naomi Grace, Devin Druid, William Russ

*The End We Start From (Expands) – Editor’s Pick*

Director(s): Mahalia Belo | Writers: Alice Birch, Megan Hunter (novel)

Stars: Jodie Comer, Benedict Cumberbatch, Katherine Waterson

Origin (Expands)

Written & Directed by: Ava DuVernay | Book: Isabel Wilkerson

Stars: Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Jon Bernthal, Niecy Nash

Limited Release

The Arc of Oblivion (Jan. 16th)

Written & Directed by: Ian Cheney

The Breaking Ice (Expands)

Written & Directed by: Anthony Chen

Stars: Dongyu Zhou, Haoran Liu, Chuxiao Qu

Cult Killer

Director(s): Jon Keeyes | Writers: Charles Burnley

Stars: Shelley Hennig, Alice Eve, Antonio Banderas

Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell

Written & Directed by: Thien An Pham

Stars: Nguyen Thi Truc Quynh, Nguyen Thinh, Le Phong Vu, Vu Ngoc Manh


Director(s): Andrew Baird | Writers: Ronan Blaney

Stars: Guy Pearce, Alex Pettyfer, Olwen Fouéré

Which Brings Me to You

Director(s): Peter Hutchings | Writers: Steve Almond, Keith Bunin, Julianna Baggott (book)

Stars: Lucy Hale, Nat Wolff, John Gallagher Jr.

Double Down South

Written & Directed by: Tom Schulman

Stars: Kim Coates, Lili Simmons, Igby Rigney

Bring Him To Me (+VOD)

Director(s): Luke Sparke | Writers: Tom Evans

Stars: Barry Pepper, Jamie Costa, Sam Neill

Wanted Man (+VOD)

Director(s): Dolph Lundgren | Writers: Dolph Lundgren, Michael Worth, Hank Hugues

Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Christina Villa, Kelsey Grammer

Streaming & Digital

The Kitchen (Netflix)

Director(s): Daniel Kaluuya, Kibwe Tavares | Writers: Daniel Kaluuya, Joe Murtagh

Stars: Kano, Hope Ikpoku Jnr, Henry Lawfull

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