New Indie Movies: 'The Eyes of Tammy Faye' and Other Gems

There's more to the movies this weekend than cops and cowboys. Read on for all the great indie movies now available in theaters or on-demand.

Matt Lissauer

By Matt Lissauer

New Indie Movies - Jessica Chastain in "The Eyes of Tammy Faye."

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This week's new crop of indie movies go to the extremes. That comes either in the form of the performances, the stories, or both. Take your picks, or choose them all from our selections of the best newly available indie movies that you can watch right now.

  • Noovie's Indie Movie Pick: The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    Jessica Chastain in "The Eyes of Tammy Faye."

    © Searchlight Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Based on a 2000 documentary of the same name, "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" is really Jessica Chastain's show. Both she and Andrew Garfield star as the famed TV evangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. There's more on display than caricatures. Both leads seek to humanize the subjects, even if the film, on the whole, doesn't go too deep into the circumstances around their infamous fraud.

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The Eyes of Tammy Faye

PG-13

Biography

September 17, 2021

  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie

    Max Harwood in "Everybody's Talking About Jamie."

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    2021 is certainly becoming the year of the musical. So far we've had three major releases ("In the Heights," "Respect," and "Cinderella"). Up ahead will be two more ("Dear Evan Hansen" and "West Side Story"). But for now, Amazon has your musical fix. Along with their re-interpretation of "Cinderella," the streamer just dropped this highly-praised teen musical drama. The titular Jamie (Max Harwood) dreams of life on stage. Through rousing musical numbers, he seeks to overcome the unsupportive and ignorant who stand in the way of his dream.

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    Everybody's Talking About Jamie

    PG-13

    Drama

    September 10, 2021

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  • The Card Counter

    Oscar Isaac in "The Card Counter."

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    Led by a compelling Oscar Issac, "The Card Counter" is another chapter in a long line of redemption stories by writer/director Paul Schrader. Issac stars as a gambler whose military past is slowly catching up to him. Tiffany Haddish also turns in a gripping performance in her first major turn away from comedy.

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    The Card Counter

    R

    Thriller

    September 10, 2021

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  • Prisoners of the Ghostland

    Sofia Boutella and Nicolas Cage in "Prisoners of the Ghostland."

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    When Nic Cage calls a film "the wildest movie I've ever made," you know you should pay attention. Considering his filmography, that's high praise. Considering director Sion Sono's filmography? That statement definitely says something. "Prisoners of the Ghostland" is Sono's first English-language feature. Just watch the trailer.

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    Prisoners of the Ghostland

    Thriller

    September 17, 2021

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  • Blue Bayou

    Alicia Vikander, Sydney Kowalske, Justin Chon in "Blue Bayou."

    © Focus Features / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Director Justin Chon continues a thread that began with Lee Isaac Chung's "Minari." In "Blue Bayou," Chon tells another tale of a Korean-American chasing the American Dream in the heartland. Antonio was adopted, and his life becomes upended as he faces deportation from the only country he knows as home. Chon's drama is another universal story to hear, even if it treads a little too close to melodramatic. "Blue Bayou" premiered at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

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    Blue Bayou

    R

    Drama

    September 17, 2021

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Hot Indie Trailer: Nightmare Alley

Director Guillermo del Toro steps away from the supernatural and melds horror and noir with this period thriller. Bradley Cooper leads an all-star ensemble that also includes Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Rooney Mara, Willem Dafoe, David Strathairn, and del Toro favorite Ron Perlman. This is not a remake of the 1947 film, but rather a new adaptation of the original source novel.

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Nightmare Alley

R

Horror

December 17, 2021

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Matt Lissauer is a writer & data manager for Noovie. When he is not busy writing listicles, Matt is enjoying life in New Jersey with his lovely wife and three kids.

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