Weekly Shots: The Best Movies and TV Shows to Watch This Weekend

Welcome to another edition of Weekly Shots, where we handpick a collection of outstanding movies and TV shows just for you. These are the titles making waves, sparking conversations, or simply providing a much-needed escape. So, grab your favorite snack and get comfortable, because you won’t want to miss these.

In Theaters

Killers of the Flower Moon (Martin Scorsese)

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Martin Scorsese pairs up with Leonardo DiCaprio for the sixth time and Robert De Niro for the tenth time to bring David Grann’s best-selling book, Killers of the Flower Moon, to the big screen. Set in the 1920s, the movie delves into the Reign of Terror—a series of murders targeting the oil-wealthy Osage Nation in Oklahoma. This crime drama unfolds like an epic revisionist Western, with a star-studded ensemble cast that includes Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, John Lithgow, and Brendan Fraser. The film promises to be an intricate, character-driven narrative rooted in historical events. Read our review here. Everything you need to know about the new Scorsese right here without spoilers right here.

In theaters today

NYAD (Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi)

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When you think of determination, you can’t help but admire world-class athlete Diana Nyad, whose compelling life story is the focus of NYAD. Directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, renowned for works like The Rescue and Free Solo, the film stars four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening as Diana. At 60, long after retiring from marathon swimming, she’s hell-bent on completing a 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida—deemed the “Mount Everest” of swims. Alongside her best friend and coach Bonnie Stoll, portrayed by two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster, Diana embarks on a four-year journey to accomplish her audacious goal.

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In theaters today

The Delinquents

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Director Rodrigo Moreno takes us to Argentina for a unique cinematic journey in The Delinquents. Although it starts as a heist film with two bank employees robbing their workplace, it quickly evolves into a meditative comedy-drama. Spanning three hours, this Cannes hit explores how life can intervene in unexpected ways, turning a seemingly straightforward story into a complex web of decisions and consequences.

In theaters now

Streaming Now

The Pigeon Tunnel (Errol Morris)

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In the world of documentaries, Errol Morris is a name to be reckoned with. His latest, The Pigeon Tunnel, dives deep into the life of John le Carré, a British writer who specialized in spy thrillers like “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” Captured through intimate interviews before le Carré’s death in 2020, this documentary provides a close look at the man behind the enigmatic characters.

Streaming on Apple TV+

Afire (Christian Petzold)

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Christian Petzold delivers again with Afire, a film that’s as much about storytelling as it is about human relationships. It follows Thomas Schubert, a struggling writer who, along with a friend, finds himself in a secluded house near the Baltic Sea. However, things take a turn when they encounter a captivating woman and a forest fire starts to spread. Equal parts suspenseful and emotionally charged, this is one film you’ll want to watch till the end.

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Streaming on VOD

Lynch/Oz (Alexandre O. Philippe)

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David Lynch and The Wizard of Oz—two cultural phenomena you never thought would be in the same sentence. Alexandre O. Philippe’s Lynch/Oz explores the unlikely intersection between Lynch’s surrealism and Fleming’s timeless classic. It delves into how Lynch, among other filmmakers, finds inspiration from this well-loved children’s story, adding another layer to its legacy.

Streaming on VOD and The Criterion Channel (starting Oct. 25)

Viking (Stéphane Lafleur)

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Outer space has been a playground for filmmakers with mega budgets. However, Stéphane Lafleur’s Viking proves you don’t need a Hollywood-sized budget to craft an engaging space adventure. Set around a team stuck on Earth as their counterparts travel to Mars, this film blends humor and heart in unexpected ways. From mounted horses in space suits to unexpected pizza deliveries, Viking offers a unique take on space travel.

Streaming on Tubi

Bosch: Legacy (Season 2)

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The stakes are higher in the second season of Bosch: Legacy. Harry Bosch, played by Titus Welliver, returns to break rules and faces to rescue his daughter Maddie. The season delves into complex relationships, legal dilemmas, and a tense, ticking-clock scenario, making it a must-watch for crime drama enthusiasts.

Streaming on Freevee

Werewolf by Night in Color

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Marvel’s entry into the Halloween cinematic calendar is a re-release of Michael Giacchino’s Werewolf by Night, now in vibrant color. With Gael García Bernal stepping into the role of Jack Russell, a monster hunter who is, ironically, a werewolf himself, the hour-long story promises to be a treat for both die-hard Marvel fans and newcomers. Stream it on Disney+ or Hulu for a spellbinding experience.

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Streaming on Disney+

Scavengers Reign (Season 1)

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In the realm of American animation, Scavengers Reign stands out as a true original. Animated by Titmouse studio and inspired by the works of French illustrator Mœbius, the show takes us to a deserted planet where a spaceship-wrecked crew faces numerous challenges. Known for its spare visual style and an intense level of violence, this new show is an intriguing addition to this year’s animated roster.

Streaming on Max

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Bodies (Limited Series)

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Imagine a dead body connecting detectives from different time periods. That’s what Bodies, Netflix’s latest offering, attempts to do. It’s a crime drama interlaced with a sci-fi thriller where four detectives in different timelines stumble upon the same body, and their investigations start to intersect. The series offers a compelling narrative with mind-bending twists at every corner.

Streaming now on Netflix

Upload (Season 3)

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Upload’s third season takes the digital afterlife concept to new heights—by bringing it back to reality. With Nathan’s consciousness in both a regenerated body and a digital avatar, this season explores the complexities of identity, love, and corporate greed. It’s an emotional roller coaster you won’t want to miss.

Streaming now on Prime Video

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