With everything coming to streaming these days, it can be difficult to figure out what is worth checking out. Look no further, because we’ve covered you in all the best movies you can see this week. From the return of some iconic animated characters to a budding comedy of friends and some solid horror offerings, this summary has covered you no matter what you’re looking for.
Beavis and Butt-Head make the universe
Release Date: Thursday, June 23rd at Paramount +
Just when the world needed them more than ever before, Mike the judgehis cartoon duo who are Beavis and Butt-head disappeared. Now the MTV boys we know and love are back after more than a ten year break since they were on the air. Fans can enjoy their brand new movie, Beavis and Butt-Head make the universe, packs the same old immaturity and sly sense of humor. While still as grounded as ever, it also follows friends as they travel through time and space. A comedy of cosmos, it also sees the boys enter our own world where they discover that things are a little different than what they are used to. While looking for a way to score while eating as many nachos as possible, insults and nonsense arise at every turn. Even as they look to the future, they have to deal with a past that is about to catch up with them. It is an adventure that is different from anything they have taken on before, and brings the classic characters to the streaming world where they turn out to be as fun as ever.
Release date: Friday 24. June on VOD
Author-director Peter Strickland is a very own visionary. Do not believe me? His first feature, Katalin Varga, was a fantastic act of revenge that was both disturbing and arresting to the same degree. Then there was the stylish and sensual The Duke of Burgundy who swept us from us. It was then followed by his latest film, 2018’s glorious but deadly In fabric, which enchants us all. All of this brings us to his latest distinct vision in Flux Gourmet, a mix of food and art that is a lot to digest, but it is definitely worth trying for yourself. Cast Asa Butterfield and Gwendoline Christie like you’ve never seen them before, it tells the story of a group of artists who go to the so-called Sonic Catering Institute. The plot details are best kept to a minimum so that you can experience it for yourself, but suffice it to say that it is another strange but sumptuous work of art that aims to disturb. It has been considered his best work to date, making it the perfect time to test your appetite for his work.
Release date: Tuesday 21 June on VOD
A striking film about the terror that comes from being left to the suffocating silence of a world driven by fear, Happens is an incredible work that is as sharp as it is quietly cruel. Set in 1960s France, it follows an incredible Anamaria Vartolomei as Anne. She is a strong student who likes to dance and has big ambitions for herself. All of this will be thrown into limbo when she discovers she is pregnant. Having almost no one to turn to as abortion is criminalized, Anne will have to navigate a hostile world that makes what should be a routine medical procedure something far more dangerous. Author-director Audrey Diwan gives each image a sense of immortal focus on Anne, revealing the strain her isolation begins to take on her as time continues to inevitably continue forward. It is not a light watch by any means, although the way it looks unshakable on the subject is as remarkable as it is worth seeking out.
Release date: Tuesday 21 June on VOD
One of the scariest and scariest movies to come out of Sundance this year, Watcher made all the more disturbing in how it reveals how the ambivalence of others may be the greatest source of fear. It follows Maika Monroe‘s Julia, a former actress who has just moved to Bucharest with her boyfriend. He has been given a job that often leaves her alone in an apartment where she begins to notice that she is being monitored by someone from across the street. As she tries to convince people of the reality of what is happening to her, she finds that no one will believe her or take seriously what is becoming an increasingly serious situation. Left to herself, Julia has to deal with her dangerous situation on her own, as each scene that passes brings her closer and closer to danger. It is a film that continues to increase the suspense without beating an eye, which gives a tactful, yet frightening experience the longer it lasts. By avoiding typical twists and turns, the fear is drawn from seeing how isolated Julia is in her crisis. It all makes for a confident feature film debut from the director Chloe Okuno whose sense of sight is felt in every delicate but destructive shot. This is one you will not see alone.
The man from Toronto
Release date: Friday 24. June on Netflix
Our list is rounded off by an action-comedy comedy that was originally supposed to be released in theaters, but which is now coming straight to streaming this week. The man from Torontostars Woody Harrelsonand Kevin Hart as two men from vastly different walks of life who become two unlikely allies after a case of false identity. Harrelson is the very man from Toronto, a hired killer and interrogator whose reputation is enough to send anyone crossing his path together in fear. Hart is a bit of a silly guy who fails to take a break, much of this due to his own incompetence, which will suddenly be swept away in an international conspiracy. When all this rages, the film sets itself in high gear for one of the more chaotic and comic action sequences you will see this year.