Weekend Box Office: January 5, 2018

This week we’re trying out something new, wherein we highlight what’s new at home, too. Sometimes Netflix releases movies without releasing them to theaters (it can’t all be Mudbound). There’s a surprising number of releases, considering the time of the year!

Bob Le Flambeur is a 1956 French gangster film directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. It is getting a re-release.

Django is a French biopic about jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.

Devil’s Gate follows an FBI agent investigating a missings person’s case. She realizes it’s not people at fault but monsters in rural America. For some reason Sean Ashmore and Milo Ventimiglia are in the film—which is set in North Dakota?!—are in the film, too.

Stratton is an action film starring Tom Felton and Dominic Cooper. A British Special Boat Service hunts down a terrorist cell.

Blame is a drama wherein a drama teacher’s inappropriate relationship with an “unstable student” goes wildly out of control. Hollywoo! Come on! Are you kidding me?

Namiya is a Chinese drama based on the acclaimed book Miracles at the Namiya General Store. Jackie Chan stars as the store’s proprietor. The film is about three orphaned youths who correspond with people through time. (Like The Lake House!)

In the Land of Pomegranates is a documentary about Palestinian and Israeli youths who live under one roof in Germany under the auspices of joining a camp.

And Netflix released original material this week:

Glacé (The Frozen Dead) originally aired in France. Investigators hunt a serial killer in the Pyrenees:

season three of Lovesick:

Devilman Crybaby

Rotten is a documentary about the food industry.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee also has a new season this weekend. Netflix didn’t provide a trailer.

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