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Noovie's Alt. Movies: 'I'm Your Woman,' 'The Prom' and Other Gems

Here's the latest on what's new, what's next, and what you should watch this weekend from across the indie scene. Stay safe out there!

By Matthew Lissauer

A scene from "I'm Your Woman."

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Wind down from the week with these fresh, lo-fi movie picks that you can watch right now.

  • Noovie's Alt. Movie Pick: I'm Your Woman

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    Rachel Brosnahan (Amazon's prime star from "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel") stars in this '70s set thriller as a woman and mother on the run after her husband wrongs his business partners. Brosnahan delivers a knockout performance in an original take on the typical crime thriller.

I'm Your Woman

Drama / 2020 / R

Synopsis: A woman and her baby go on the run after her husband betrays his business partners.

  • The Prom

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    Ryan Murphy brings home his show-stopping musical adaptation of Broadway's "The Prom." The star-studded musical (featuring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Keegan-Michael Key, and more) follows a troupe of near-washed up Broadway stars who head off to a small Indiana town to support a teen girl who was banned from attending her prom with her girlfriend.

The Prom

Musical / 2020 / PG-13

Synopsis: Down-on-their-luck Broadway stars shake up a small Indiana town as they rally behind a teen who wants to go to the prom with her girlfriend.

  • Let Them All Talk

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    Follow Meryl Streep from her Netflix musical to this breezy HBO Max "dramedy" from director Steven Soderbergh. Streep stars here as a famous author who, in an effort to find fun and happiness once again, takes a cruise with her friends (Candice Bergen and Dianne Wiest) and nephew (Lucas Hedges), while heading out to receive an award. Of course, nothing is ever as simple as those best laid plans, and she soon discovers just how complicated her relationships are.

Let Them All Talk

Comedy Drama / 2020 / R

Synopsis: A young man finds romance with a literary agent while taking a trip with the woman's famous aunt and her friends.

  • Wild Mountain Thyme

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    Emily Blunt dons her best Irish accent with Irish actor Jamie Dornan in this romantic comedy in which farmer Rosemary (Blunt) tries to win the heart of her oblivious neighbor Anthony (Dornan). Anthony has problems of his own as his family looks to sell their farm to an American nephew.

    • Where to watch: In theaters (on VOD 12/18)

Wild Mountain Thyme

Romantic Comedy / 2020 / PG-13

Synopsis: Headstrong farmer Rosemary Muldoon has her heart set on winning her neighbor Anthony Reilly's love. The problem is, Anthony seems to have inherited a family curse, and remains oblivious to his beautiful admirer. Stung by his father's plans to sell the family farm to his American nephew, Anthony is jolted into pursuing his dreams.

  • Songbird

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    Filmed during the actual pandemic that we're still so tragically living in, "Songbird" is the first of a handful of films to come out that will put a dramatic spin on these events. The story follows two lovers, one who's immune to the fictional COVID-23 virus, and his girlfriend who's trapped in her apartment on the precipice of heading to a quarantine camp. For those looking for some kind of ironic, morbid escape, this might be it. But if you're really looking for some insight, head to a virtual cinema and watch the doc "76 Days" (as we featured last week).

Songbird

Drama / 2021 / PG-13

Synopsis: Immune to the COVID-23 virus, a courier races against time to save the woman he loves from a quarantine camp.

  • Wander Darkly

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    Before Diego Luna heads back to a galaxy far, far away, he stars here in this grounded drama about new parents Matteo and Adrienne (Luna and Sienna Miller), who are forced to revisit their past troubled relationship while confronting a new trauma.

Wander Darkly

Drama / 2020 / R

Synopsis: A traumatic accident leaves a couple in a surreal state of being that takes them on a disorienting journey through the duality of their shared moments.

  • Hot Indie Trailer - Shadow in the Cloud

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    As the internet already pointed out, capping off an already strange year is this wild new trailer that just dropped starring Chloë Grace Moretz, in a horror/war hybrid that drew lots of attention during its premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Playing out like a twisted "Twilight Zone" episode, Moretz stars as a WWII mechanic pilot who confronts an evil presence on board a B-17 bomber, while on a mission to deliver top secret documents.

    • In theaters and on VOD January 1st

Shadow in the Cloud

Horror / 2020 / R

Synopsis: While traveling with top-secret documents on a B-17 Flying Fortress, a female WWII pilot encounters an evil presence on board.

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