The 8 Most Underrated Movies of February, and Where to Watch Them  plus, a bonus show


While Gehraiyaan dominated the talk this month, as always there were a handful of movies that slipped under the radar. In the second edition of this new monthly series, the objective, as for the first oneis to identify and highlight the best (and hopefully diverse) movies — and this time, a show, too — you can watch this month.

February picks include a fest from one of our brightest young filmmakers, a short from one of the GOATs; a documentary debut from an Oscar-winning icon and an unexpected triumph in a genre that has become increasingly irrelevant in recent years. In no particular order:

Dhuin — Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival (online)

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The title card for Dhuin.

From Achal Mishra, the director of Ghamak Ghar, Dhuin is a splendid sophomore effort in which the talented filmmaker somehow captures the destruction of one man’s hopes and dreams in an effortless 50 minutes. . Evocatively shot in the Academy Ratio and elegantly performed by young actors whose unrefined techniques lend the film an air of authenticity, Dhuin is both a parable about modern India and a neo-realist ode to those who live on the margins.

Cow — MUBI

The title card for Cow.

Essentially a silent film that spans the full length and breadth of existence, director Andrea Arnold’s documentary captures the lives of two cows on a Surrey farm with searing compassion. Without a single talking head – or really, much of a human presence – Arnold makes some profound statements about life and death, and ends the remarkable film with some of the most moving imagery you’ll see this year.

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Kimi — Amazon Prime Video

The title card for Kimi.

Another year, another Steven Soderbergh movie that didn’t get its due. But perhaps the filmmaker himself is to blame for raising the bar so dramatically. He’s so consistently excellent that even something that would have been a game-changer for a less experienced director is merely acknowledged with a shrug when he calls the shots. It’s right there on Prime Video; go watch it.

I want you back – Amazon Prime Video

The title card for I Want You Back.

And while you’re at it, how about purifying your palate with one of the most delicious American romantic comedies of the past 12 months? Starring Charlie Day and Jenny Slate as recently dumped thirtysomethings who join forces to get revenge on their exes, I want you to come back compensates for its predictable plot with sharp writing and excellent performances from not just the lead pair, but the entire cast.

Life is just a dream — YouTube

The title card for Life Is But A Dream.

A 20-minute short from the great Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) that begins as a horror movie, turns into a romance, and ends as a fantasy? Sign me up. Wait, there are musical interludes and psychedelic visuals? Take my money! It’s free, you say? Now you have me right on. And you’re telling me he filmed the thing with an iPhone? Well, I’ll be damned.

Nightmare Alley – Hulu and HBO Max in the US

The title card for Nightmare Alley.

It’s weird to label a Guillermo del Toro star-studded movie as “underrated,” but there you go. The filmmaker’s sequel to his Best Picture award The Shape of Water doesn’t have its typical monsters, but don’t be fooled by Bradley Cooper’s good looks. The star directs a formidable ensemble in the lavish film noir, which is just as stunning to behold as it is hard to dismiss.

Indemnity — Apple TV+

The title card for Severance.

Just because it’s an Apple TV+ original, every title on the streamer can be called “underseen”. But not all Apple TV+ titles can be called “underrated.” Severance, which debuted one of the most immaculate first seasons of television ever produced, is ambitious and engaging, coldly plotted but blessed with a heart of gold. Absolutely must-have stuff.

Red Rocket — Available for rental and purchase in the United States

The title card for Red Rocket.

Perhaps the biggest snub at this year’s Oscars, director Sean Baker’s Red Rocket features not one but two star turns. Simon Rex and Suzanna Son are brilliant as an outcast porn star and her teenage object of desire in this funny but slightly inappropriate film about the forgotten – the kind of people Baker has always had a deep empathy for.

Pleasure — Available for charter and purchase in Sweden

The title card for Pleasure.

In many ways, director Ninja Thyberg’s penetrating film about the American porn industry is very much like Sean Baker’s films – it features a cast of non-actors, tells a deeply empathetic story about characters typically underrepresented in movies and has a general sloppy appeal. It’s only a coincidence that Pleasure, like Red Rocket, also takes place against the backdrop of the seedy adult entertainment industry, but there’s no doubt that star Sofia Kappel, like Simon Rex, has a nice future ahead of her, if she wants it.



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