Film Friday:The 5 Best New Movies Streaming Now

Experience the best of new movies streaming now with Film Friday! From the thought-provoking ‘The American Society of Magical Negroes’ challenging stereotypes, to the captivating ‘Madame Web’ journeying into supernatural intrigue, these films promise engaging storytelling and immersive experiences. Don’t miss the unique ‘Brigsby Bear’ and the thrilling ‘Ferrari’ for a cinematic adventure.

The American Society of Magical Negroes

“The American Society of Magical Negroes” is a thought-provoking film that challenges traditional stereotypes and sheds light on the struggles of African American characters in cinema. The story follows a group of individuals who possess magical abilities and use them to help white protagonists. The film cleverly addresses the problematic trope of the “Magical Negro” in a way that’s both entertaining and thought-provoking. With a mix of humor and social commentary, the movie delves into the complexities of race, power, and identity. The performances are strong, and the storytelling is engaging, making it a film that sparks important conversations about representation in media. “The American Society of Magical Negroes” is a bold and insightful film that encourages audiences to rethink the roles assigned to African American characters in cinema.

The Book of Clarence

The Book of Clarence is a wild ride that mixes biblical themes with humor. LaKeith Stanfield shines as Clarence, a hustler in debt who gets drawn into the world of Jesus. The movie tries to be both a satire and a sincere story, but the blend feels clunky at times. Jokes land inconsistently, and the religious references might be confusing for some. However, the visuals are impressive, and the soundtrack is a highlight. If you’re looking for something different and don’t mind a strange mix of genres, The Book of Clarence might be worth a watch, but keep your expectations in check.

Madame Web

“Madame Web” is a captivating and thrilling film that takes audiences on a mesmerizing journey through the world of supernatural powers and enigmatic forces. The story revolves around a mysterious woman with psychic abilities who navigates a web of intrigue and danger. With its spellbinding visuals and intense storytelling, the movie keeps viewers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. The character development and plot twists add depth to the narrative, creating an immersive experience for the audience. “Madame Web” offers a unique blend of mystery, action, and supernatural elements that will leave viewers both entertained and enchanted. This film is a must-see for anyone who enjoys a mesmerizing and thought-provoking cinematic experience.


One of last year’s best, most underrated movies finally hits streaming. Directed by Michael Mann and starring Adam Driver as Enzo Ferrari, a man driven to succeed but whose streamlined approach to success covers up his messy home life, with a wife who resents him (Penelope Cruz) and a mistress (Shailene Woodley) squirreled away with their secret love child. This was a passion project for Mann, who had wanted to tell the Ferrari story for a while. (At one point he was going to make what became “Ford vs. Ferrari;” he still has an executive producer credit.) And true to form, he stuffed it with tons of Mann-isms – smoldering masculinity, lots of time devoted to the “process” of racecar driving and some of the more thrilling race sequences ever committed to film. 

Brigsby Bear

Brigsby Bear is a unique coming-of-age story with a twist. James, played by Kyle Mooney, is a sheltered young man obsessed with a bizarre children’s show called “The Adventures of Brigsby Bear.” When his world gets upended, he has to grapple with a dark secret and adjust to real life.

The movie balances humor and heartfelt moments, making you laugh at James’ quirky innocence and root for him as he overcomes his challenges. It’s a quirky crowd-pleaser with a surprising amount of depth, celebrating the power of creativity. And the importance of finding your place in the world.

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