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To watch and watch for: Week of Nov. 13

By SOPHIA LIN | November 16, 2022

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COURTESY OF MARY KATE MCCORMICK

This week’s picks include The Menu and Luca Guadagnino’s new film Bones and All.

For some welcome distractions from the busyness of midterms, look no further than diverse range of releases slated for this week!

Long-awaited films The Menu and She Said are open this weekend at the same time as festival favorite Bones and All, while on Disney+ The Santa Clauses is out with its first episode. In literature, Michelle Obama is releasing her second memoir, The Light We Carry, and  Anthony Horowitz adds to his latest series with The Twist of a Knife.


To watch…

The Menu, directed by Mark Mylod — Nov. 18

A young couple (Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult) visits a luxury restaurant only to find an unwelcome surprise awaiting them.

She Said, directed by Maria Schrader — Nov. 18

Following two female journalists (Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan), this unpacks the harrowing journey of exposing abuser Harvey Weinstein and the birth of the #MeToo movement. 

There There, directed by Andrew Bujalski — Nov. 18

A series of vastly differing yet interlinking romances are examined in this dramedy that seeks to touch on the complex facets of intimacy and love.

Bones and All, directed by Luca Guadagnino — Nov. 18

Guadagnino returns with an unconventional love story between a drifter (Timothée Chalamet) and a woman living on the margins (Taylor Russell) as they embark on a journey together.

The Santa Clauses, created by Jack Burditt — Nov. 16

After three decades of working as Santa Claus, Scott (Tim Allen) searches for a replacement in this spirited holiday comedy.


To read…

The Light We Carry, by Michelle Obama — Nov. 15

The former First Lady shares how we can stay hopeful, navigate change and take on life’s biggest challenges in these uncertain times. 

The Twist of a Knife, by Anthony Horowitz — Nov. 15

In the fourth whodunit following Detective Hawthorne, Horowitz finds himself as the prime suspect in a murder, and this time only Hawthorne’s ingenuity can prove his innocence.


To listen…

World Record, by Neil Young and Crazy Horse — Nov. 18

Residing somewhere between the genres of rock, folk and country, this album promises to be a varied meditation on Earth’s state, its future and cars.

The Assignment with Audie Cornish, hosted by Audie Cornish — Nov. 17

Covering a plethora of headlines, Cornish’s podcast aims to capture the full story via conversations with everyday people on some of the most troubling and relevant debates. 

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