Indie Stream: Your Guide to the Best New Cinema Streaming Near You
Welcome to Indie Stream, your new weekly guide to the best new film hitting a WiFi signal near you.
This week sees the online premiere of two intriguing indies, both of which our reviewers suggest you might want to download this weekend.
Top of the list is IFC’s Blue Caprice, which stars Isaiah Washington and is based on the infamous 2002 Beltway sniper attacks. In January, The Hollywood Reporter’s David Rooney called it a “masterfully controlled thriller” with intense performances and a “head turning debut” by director Alexandre Moors, which when combined with the renewed national discussion of gun violence gives this film breakout potential.
Music Box Films' The Informant is an intimate and complex portrait of Brandon Darby, an activist hero who risked his life during Hurricane Katrina to save his friend and founded a grassroots relief organization, Common Ground. In 2008, he revealed that he was the FBI informant who aided the arrest of two activists during the Republican National Convention.
In THR’s positive review of this Jamie Meltzer documentary, John DeFore wrote, "The force of Darby's personality -- a rich stew of righteousness, arrogance and self-delusion -- gives the doc a psychological appeal independent of politics.”
Last week saw the iTunes release of handful of indies that hit online with a considerable amount of buzz. Among them, Adore, about two mothers who embark upon torrid affairs with each other's sons, cracked the iTunes top 10 (#10), while Touchy Feely got a head start on its Los Angeles theatrical premiere by cracking the top 30 (#29). On the documentary front, Sarah Polley’s much-loved Sundance hit Stories We Tell was No. 1 in the documentary category.
Next week we’re anticipating C.O.G., which premiered in competition at Sundance and is based on a David Sedaris story, hitting theaters and OnDemand on Sept. 20.