Indie Fresh List

Indie Fresh List: Kindred, Ammonite, The Dark and the Wicked, and More

Check out the latest Fresh indie releases, including what's in theaters, what's on VOD, and what's coming soon.

by | November 12, 2020 | Comments

Join us weekly as Rotten Tomatoes reports on what’s indie features are streaming. From promising releases by new voices to experimental efforts from storied filmmakers – or perhaps the next indie darling to go the distance for end-of-year accolades – we will break it all down for you here each week.


This week in our Indie Fresh List, we have a supersized edition featuring a pair of horror features, a doc about climate activist Great Thunberg, an period LGBTQ romance, and a buddy comedy. In our indie trailers section, we have clips featuring Bella ThornePriyanka Chopra-Jonas, and Melissa McCarthy.


New This Weekend  

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Rosemary’s Baby and 1944’s Gaslight combine in this new horror tale from first-time director Joe Marcantonio featuring stellar performances from newcomer Tamara Lawrance and Killing Eve‘s Fiona Shaw. A young pregnant woman plagued by disturbing hallucinations begins to suspect the family caring for her has nefarious intentions for her unborn child. “With impressive, nuanced performances all round, this is a film that grips throughout despite its slow pace. You may decide early on that you know where it’s going, but the ending still makes an impact,” writes Jennie Kermode in Eye for Film.

Available now in select theaters and on VOD. 

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Bryan Bertino, the writer and director of The Strangers and The Monster, serves up another domestic terror tale in the brilliant and bloody The Dark and Wicked. Mixing the occult with the horror of grief and dying. The Dark and Wicked follows two siblings as they come to say goodbye and care for their father in his final days, only to discover that there is something sinister in the house around their parents. Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter writes, “The ambient sound design, disturbing musical score, disorienting visuals, and subtle special effects add immeasurably to the overall impact, but it’s Ireland’s shattering performance that truly gives the film its gripping power.”

Available now in select theaters and on VOD. 

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Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg took the world by storm with her work to combat the global climate change crisis and in doing so became one of the most recognizable activists on the planet. Chronicling her journey across the globe fighting for action, sitting down with world leaders, and making media appearances, I Am Greta gives an intimate look at the young woman behind the movement. Kelsey Adams of Georgia Straight writes, “Director Nathan Grossman captures the humanity of her larger-than-life tale with an unnervingly close look into her interior life.”

Streaming on Hulu November 13th

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire fans will be right at home with Ammonite, a new period romance biopic about the famed paleontologist Mary Anning. Saorise Ronan and Kate Winslet play the lovers at the center of the tale. Brought together by a chance job offer, the two women fall in love over the course of the push-and-pull love story. Orla Smith of The Film Stage writes, “Ammonite will make you feel as if you’re right there in Lyme with Mary, sharing her loneliness and delighting in the small moments of joy she allows herself, all the while breathing in the crisp sea air.”

Playing select theaters on November 13th.

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Producer Michael Angelo Covino writes, stars, and directs in his feature debut The Climb, a hilarious new buddy comedy about two lifelong friends whose relationship is put to the test when a woman comes between them. “A feature debut was written and directed with supreme assurance by Covino; it also boasts the most staggering long takes since 1917. As comedies go, this is our most exciting discovery of the year,” writes Larushka Ivan-Zadeh for Metro (UK).

Playing select theaters on November 13th.

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Along with…
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[movie_link_apple id=771534136 tmeter=true], a documentary that examines the fight against voter disenfranchisement.[/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771534675 tmeter=true], a Spike Lee-directed concert documentary of Talking Heads frontman David Byrne’s live stage show. [/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771511898 tmeter=true], a dark rom-com about a sickly girl who falls for the town screw-up.[/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771521846 tmeter=true], a thriller about a girl left alone who must battle escaped convicts when they invade her vacation home.[/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771514802 tmeter=true], a drama about two childhood friends who are torn apart by gang violence.[/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771534791 tmeter=true], a thriller about a widower recovering from a traumatic brain injury who undergoes experimental treatment.  [/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771522227 tmeter=true], a rom-com about an aimless twenty-something who creates an art exhibit to showcase items from past relationships as a means to find closure.[/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771517665 tmeter=true], a drama about a young man who is seduced by the Baltimore street bike community.[/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771517527 tmeter=true], an in-depth documentary about trans performers on screen.[/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771505272 tmeter=true], a comedy about a group of teens who head to the woods for a nature hike, and hijinks ensue.[/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771517664 tmeter=true], about a middle-aged playwright who looks to re-invent herself by returning to her hip hop roots. [/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771517656 tmeter=true], a documentary about the lawyers who work on landmark cases at the Supreme Court for the ACLU.[/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771520518 tmeter=true], a comedy about a failed thirtysomething writer travels back to her alma mater trying to relive former glory.[/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771517033 tmeter=true], an intimate documentary on Civil Rights icon and politician John Lewis.[/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771512519 tmeter=true], about a trans woman who goes to extreme lengths to avoid deportation. [/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771517673 tmeter=true], a drama about a former beauty queen who looks to recapture her glory through her rebellious daughter’s own pageant run.[/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771511899 tmeter=true], a visceral Holocaust drama about a young orphan’s journey through the grim events of World War II.[/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771517757 tmeter=true], a documentary about an artist who develops an unexpected friendship with one of the men who stole some of her paintings.[/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771501921 tmeter=true], a biopic about famed scientist Madame Curie.[/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771517617 tmeter=true], a horror film centered on three generations of women as the elder matriarch suffers from Alzheimer’s.[/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771519151 tmeter=true], about an Ethiopian filmmaker who heads home from school to find his community is unrecognizable. [/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771521401 tmeter=true], a thriller about a pair of couples who discover they’re under surveillance while vacationing at a seaside rental.[/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771518604  tmeter=true], a coming-of-age romantic comedy about a wild night on a college campus. [/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771506759 tmeter=true], about a girl and her father who live nomadic lives out of their van.[/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771517658 tmeter=true], a documentary about a woman’s fight to free her husband from prison. [/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771534762 tmeter=true], a comedy about two former best friends who cross state lines to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.[/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771504523 tmeter=true], a sci-fi thriller about a young ham radio operator and a local DJ who hear a strange radio transmission.[/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771517273 tmeter=true], an eye-opening doc about Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s improv hip-hop group. [/movie_link_apple]
[movie_link_apple id=771535332 tmeter=true], a dark comedy-thriller about a Sheriff who appears to be the only person not convinced the town is being terrorized by a werewolf.[/movie_link_apple]


New Indie Trailers


Girl

Bella Thorne is a girl on the run with a hatchet after she discovers her father has been tortured and murdered.


Superintelligence

Melissa McCarthy stars in this Sci-fi comedy about a sentient super-computer voiced by James Corden.


The White Tiger

Priyanka Chopra-Jonas stars in this crime-thriller which examines India’s gaping class divide through the eyes of a rich man’s loyal driver.


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