Must See Under-The-Radar Movie Releases (March 23)

This new version of must see movies now will include a Friday that focuses on limited theatrical and VOD releases. Here are the picks for the week of March 23:


This is not a movie that will appeal to everyone. It’s a bizarre sexually charged movie that’s methodically paced. There is a strong incest driven theme that tends to be uncomfortable to watch. It’s a slow paced, confusing film with a brother and sister with a ton of sexual tension between them, so why would this be a recommendation? All these oddities make it actually a compelling movie. I constantly wondered where it’s headed next. What’s the turning point? What will be the payoff? Half the time I was unsure what was going on, but there I was watching it and trying to figure it all out.

Welcome The Stranger has a mix of elements that ultimately make it a compelling watch. It’s very mysterious, disturbing, fantastical and unbalanced to the point that it’s thrilling. Abbey Lee and Caleb Landry Jones have subtly deliver fantastic performances. As I said at the start, this is not a movie that will appeal to everyone. If you can handle the wild mixture of elements and lots of tomato cutting (you’ll see what I mean), you should give this film a look.

WELCOME THE STRANGER is out now on Digital

Written by Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander hails from Chicago where he started his journalism career as a film critic and founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). He's a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. Jim founded Reel Talker as a platform to share his love of movies and entertainment. Jim's favorite part of being a journalist is getting to meet and interview actors, filmmakers and entertainers. Jim is a host and on-camera personality for AfterBuzz TV. Aside from his work with Reel Talker, he's the site owner of the Bachelor Universe website, where he recaps and talks about all this ABC's 'The Bachelor'. He also runs the Reel Talker Podcast that can be found on iTunes. In his free time he enjoys attending sports events and playing in recreational leagues. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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