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What February 2021 lacks in quantity, the month makes up in quality movies. Here are five captivating stories to watch on Netflix, HBO Max, and other streaming platforms this February. Enjoy.
1. Malcolm & Marie (February 5th)
Synopsis: Malcolm & Marie sees a filmmaker’s relationship with his girlfriend hit hard times after the couple return from his movie premiere and await the critic’s response.
Review: The best aspect of Malcolm and Marie were the raw scenes of emotional combat between the film’s title characters. As Marie and Malcolm, Zendaya, and John David Washington pull no punches and give a passionate performance in a movie that centers on the ugly aspects of being in a relationship.
Why You Should Watch: Excellent Acting, Passionate Storyline.
Why You Might Skip: Slow Burn Movie
2. Judas And The Black Messiah (February 12th)
Synopsis: Offered a plea deal by the FBI, William O’Neal infiltrates the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party to gather intelligence on the Chairman, Fred Hampton.
Review: From the very beginning, Judas and The Black Messiah draws you into its true and compelling story of injustice and betrayal. While told from the perspective of William O’Neal, the movie does a brilliant job of detailing the events that led to the FBI’s assassination of the Black Panther Chairman, Fred Hampton.
Why You Should Watch: Compelling Story, Excellent Acting, Good Storytelling
Why You Might Skip: There’s No Reason to Skip This Movie
3. Saint Maud (February 12th)
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Synopsis: Saint Maud follows the story of a pious nurse who becomes dangerously obsessed with saving the soul of her dying patient. However, her sinful past and sinister forces threaten to put an end to her holy calling.
Review: Saint Maud is a disturbing horror movie that audiences will interpret in various ways. But while the movie touches on religious extremes, its true story is about a lonely young woman who didn’t get the attention she deserved. Read Full Review
Why You Should Watch: Compelling & Disturbing Story, Excellent Acting, Deep Message
Why You Might Skip: Slow Burn Movie, Non-linear Storytelling
4. I Care A Lot (February 19th)
Synopsis: A crooked legal guardian who preys on her elderly wards and drains their savings meets her match when her next target turns out to have strong ties with the Russian Mafia.
Review: I Care a Lot is a crime drama that kicks off strong with amazing performances from its entire cast. Most especially Rosamund Pike and Peter Dinklage.
However, despite its strong beginning, the movie ultimately fails to deliver on any of its promises. And while this isn’t enough to call the movie bad, it is enough to label it as a disappointing one. Read Our Full Review.
Why You Should Watch: Strong Beginning, Excellent Acting, Good Concept
Why You Might Skip: Disappointing Ending, Poor Story Execution
5. Tom & Jerry Movie (February 26th)
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Synopsis: One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of “the wedding of the century,” forcing the event’s desperate planner to hire Tom to get rid of him, in director Tim Story’s “Tom and Jerry.”
Review: Tom & Jerry movie was a wave of nostalgia and a genuine throwback to my childhood. Though its story was ridiculous, the movie was a blast and the perfect turn-off your brain film for the weekend.
Why You Should Watch: Nostalgic and Fun to Watch
Why You Might Skip: Ridiculous Storyline.
What Are You Watching This Month?
Tell us what you are watching this month down in the comments (it doesn’t have to be a movie from this list). Or you can tweet us at @RealCinemaHub.