Spectrum editor’s list of films to watch for Feb. 24

“Black Box” (2020)

This sci-fi horror film takes the viewer on a roller coaster ride after Nolan Wright, played by Mamoudou Athie, gets into a car accident and loses his memory. He endures an experimental medical treatment on his quest to restore his memory loss, which leaves him questioning his true identity.

Available on Amazon Prime Video | 72% Rotten Tomatoes 

“Malcolm & Marie” (2021)

Starring Zendaya and John David Washington, this black-and-white film captures one tumultuous night in a Hollywood couple’s relationship. After returning from Malcolm’s movie premiere, tensions arise between him and Marie, pushing them both to their limits.

Available on Netflix | 59% Rotten Tomatoes 

“I, Tonya” (2018)

This sports film follows the rise of renowned figure skater Tonya Harding as well as the infamous scandal that led to her downfall. In 1994, her ex-husband conspired to injure her competitor Nancy Kerrigan, ultimately forcing her to withdraw from the Olympic competition. Despite Harding’s dramatic fall from grace, “I, Tonya” provides comedic relief.

Available on Hulu | 90% Rotten Tomatoes

“Support the Girls” (2018)

Critics rave about Regina Hall’s performance as Lisa in this dramatic comedy, where she plays a bar and restaurant manager who struggles to run the business because of her heavy investment in her staff’s troubled lives. 

Available on Hulu | 91% Rotten Tomatoes

“RBG” (2018)

This documentary, which was initially screened at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, reflects on the life and career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court. “RBG,” which was released before Ginsburg’s death in 2020, captures her time on the Supreme Court bench as well as significant cases that were pivotal in her professional development.

Available on Hulu | 93% Rotten Tomatoes

“Disclosure” (2020)

Featuring candid interviews with Laverne Cox and other well-known transgender figures within pop culture, this documentary retraces the painful history of transgender representation in the media. The film questions prominent stereotypes held in regard to this community and highlights flaws that still exist in their media portrayal. 

Available on Netflix | 98% Rotten Tomatoes 

“Happiest Season” (2020)

In this romantic comedy, Kristen Stewart, who plays Abby, gets invited by her girlfriend Harper to go to her family’s home for the first time. However, she soon discovers that Harper has yet to tell her family she is lesbian, and a disastrous Christmas dinner ensues.

Available on Hulu | 82% Rotten Tomatoes

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