Movies Released November 26, 2021

Friday, November 26

Licorice Pizza

Set in the San Fernando Valley and centers on a high school student who is also a successful child actor.
Bradley Cooper, Ben Stiller, Daniel Lupi, Sean Penn, Joseph Cross, Benny Safdie, Christopher Walken, Paul Thomas Anderson
Drama

A Castle for Christmas

An American author (Brooke Shields) finds herself wanting to buy a castle in Scotland, but its prickly owner (Cary Elwes) is reluctant to sell to a foreigner. Working to find a compromise, the pair butt heads and find more than they bargained for.
Brooke Shields, Cary Elwes, Mary Lambert
Drama Holiday
84 mins

Ayar

Set in present day Los Angeles, Ayar, a first-generation American Latina, returns from an unsuccessful showbiz career in Las Vegas to reunite with her five-year old daughter, Jasmine. But when Ayar's mother, Renata, refuses to let her see her own daughter on her birthday due to Covid, Ayar begins to confront the bad decisions she's made over the years. Feeling as if she's been playing roles throughout her life, as an immigrant, a dreamer, an entertainer and a mother, she is forced to deal with the realization that she's an actress in this very film. Fact and fiction clash as the narrative of the characters is challenged by the documentary of the actors.
Floyd Russ, Vilma Vega, Ariana Ron Pedrique
Drama Thriller

'Twas the Fight Before Christmas

Follows the story of a North Idaho neighborhood turned upside down by one man's obsession with bringing Christmas cheer to all, through the biggest community Christmas event America has ever seen. Christmas-loving lawyer Jeremy Morris' plan hits a snag when the home owners' association informs him that the event violates the rules of the neighborhood. A contentious fight over the festivities erupts and things snowball out of control. As the situation escalates, the film asks the question, who wins when different rights and interests collide?
Lisa Gomer-Howes, Becky Read, Julia Nottingham
Documentary Holiday
Apple TV+
3 / 5
Trailer Buy / Rent
92 mins

Lady Buds

From a Latinx LGBTQ activist to a Black Catholic school principal, six small businesswomen hit California's newly legal cannabis trade. But as aggressive regulations bogart the market, can they each keep their green American dream alight?
Chris J. Russo
Documentary
Limited
5 / 5
Info Buy / Rent

An Intrusion

Sam and his family's lives are shattered as they are terrorized and psychologically tortured by a malicious stalker ... But as an investigation mounts, he fears the attacks may be related to secrets he has violently kept from his family.
Sam Logan Khaleghi, Nicholas Holland, Dustin Prince, Scout Taylor-Compton, Keir Gilchrist, Billy Boyd
Thriller Horror

Friday, November 26