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As theaters begin showing signs of life and streaming and VOD options stay hefty, there are more movies (and platforms to watch them on) than ever to sift through, and IndieWire is here to help you do just that each week.

What holiday slowdown? In the lead-up to Thanksgiving next week, this week at the movies is jam-packed with a delightful assortment of new films. We’re talking something for everyone here, perhaps best exemplified by the four IndieWire Critic’s Picks on offer: Radu Jude’s wild Golden Bear-winning satire “Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn,” Jane Campion’s widely lauded (and perhaps even Best Picture frontrunner?) “The Power of the Dog,” Christopher Makoto Yogi’s lush “I Was a Simple Man,” and the intimate new doc “So Late So Soon.”

A variety of other festival films are finally hitting screens this week, including Mike Mills’ “C’Mon C’Mon” and Reinaldo Marcus Green’s “King Richard.” Elsewhere, Jason Reitman returns to the franchise his father made his own (that’s “Ghostbusters,” now in a decidedly family-friendly form) and Lin-Manuel Miranda steps behind the camera for his ebullient first feature, “Tick Tick Boom.”

Each film is now available in a theater near you or in the comfort of your own home (or, in some cases, both, the convenience of it all). Browse your options below.

Week of November 15 – November 21
New Films in Theaters

As new movies open in theaters during the COVID-19 pandemic, IndieWire will continue to review them whenever possible. We encourage readers to follow the safety precautions provided by CDC and health authorities. Additionally, our coverage will provide alternative viewing options whenever they are available.

“Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn” (directed by Radu Jude) — IndieWire Critic’s Pick
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Where to Find It: Select theaters

The brilliance of “Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn,” Romanian director Radu Jude’s astonishing Berlinale Golden Bear-winning satire, comes from a most unusual combination by jamming together two very different kind of movies that shouldn’t work in harmony, but end up making perfect sense. The filmmaker’s bold approach suggests what might happen if someone spliced a late-period Jean-Luc Godard essay film into the middle of “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie,” with such mesmerizing results that you just have to roll with it. One of European cinema’s most unclassifiable auteurs has delivered the bitter pill we deserve.

“Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn” begins as the story of a sex tape gone wrong, with circumstances unfolding at the center on the restless streets of Bucharest, as the frantic problems of a schoolteacher and the community divided against her take place against much larger concerns. Then, the movie zooms out to a cosmic degree, folding in a prolonged montage of terms for modern times that encapsulate virtually every phase of human history. Read IndieWire’s full review.

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