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To watch and watch for: Week of Feb. 5

By VAREN TALWAR | February 8, 2023

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 COURTESY OF MARY KATE MCCORMICK

This week’s picks include Raven, Code Name Sapphire and Barry Lyndon.

As the semester takes off into the usual chaos, it is important to take care of yourself and unwind with some movies, books and music — a lot of new entries in these genres are waiting to be explored! Great cinematic works like Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon return to the big screen, while new films like Brandon Cronenberg’s Infinity Pool are making waves in theatres. All the way from Bollywood, superstar Shah Rukh Khan shines in his new film Pathaan.

We also have exciting new books coming out soon, like Tom Rob Smith’s alien invasion story Cold People! In the world of music, new artists like Kelela and older bands like Yo La Tengo are releasing highly anticipated albums.

To watch…

Pathaan, directed by Siddharth Anand — Jan. 25

King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan returns to the big screen in an action-packed spy thriller alongside Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, who teaches a masterclass in villain roles.

Infinity Pool, directed by Brandon Cronenberg — Jan. 27

For those with a strong stomach, this jarring erotic horror thriller starring Mia Goth and Alexander Skarsgård might test your limits!

The Amazing Maurice, directed by Toby Genkel and Florian Westermann — Feb. 3

A fun animated family movie about a streetwise ginger cat who teams up with a group of rats to run a money-making scam.

Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick — Feb. 8

Witness Kubrick’s timeless classic set in 18th-century England as it plays at this week’s revival screening at the Senator Theatre. One night only!

To read…

Code Name Sapphire, written by Pam Jenoff — Feb. 7

Based on a true story, this book tells the story of the dilemma of a 1942 German resistance fighter whose rebellion lands her family in trouble.

Cold People [Hardcover], written by Tom Rob Smith — Feb. 7

Humans must learn to live in sub-zero temperatures after Earth is invaded and the invaders leave them with only Antarctica.

To listen…

Raven, by Kelela — Feb. 10

Rising American singer-songwriter Kelela returns with her new album with themes of her experience as a black artist working in dance music.

This Stupid World, by Yo La Tengo — Feb. 10

Veteran band Yo La Tengo spice things up with a completely in-house album with no outside producers and mixers.


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