The documentary “The Donut King” tells the story of Ted Ngoy, a Cambodian immigrant who rose to the highest of a multimillion-dollar empire of Southern California doughnut outlets. The Hollywood Reporter calls the movie “an undeniably moving portrayal of how America, in providing a home to desperate exiles, has been in turn rewarded for its generosity of spirit.” Unrated. Out there at afisilver.afi.com and themiracletheatre.com. In English, Chinese language and Cambodian with subtitles. 94 minutes.
“First Vote,” is a documentary portrait of a number of politically engaged Chinese language Individuals, together with a gun-toting tea-party-favorite candidate within the South; an Ohio podcaster who grew to become a citizen to vote for Trump; a liberal journalist; and a university professor instructing about race and racism. Unrated. Out there at afisilver.afi.com. In English and mandarin with subtitles. 60 minutes.
Within the horror movie “His House,” a younger couple from war-torn South Sudan (Sope Dirisu and Wunmi Mosaku) search asylum in England, the place they sense that their new house is occupied by a sinister supernatural presence. The Guardian calls the function debut of British director Remi Weekes “the work of someone with a lot to say and a lot to show, hinting at a promising career both in and out of the genre.” TV-14. Out there on Netflix. 93 minutes.
Bored with being dateless on festive events, two single strangers (Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey) conform to act as one another’s platonic plus-ones for each vacation for one 12 months within the rom-com “Holidate,” solely to find that they’ve developed — gasp! — precise emotions for one another. TV-MA. Out there on Netflix. 104 minutes.
A sequel to Spanish director Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s Oscar-nominated wanting the identical title — a harrowing story of a kid in jeopardy and a distraught mom (Marta Nieto) — the slow-burn thriller “Madre” is about 10 years after the disappearance of a six-year-old boy. Unrated. Out there at afisilver.afi.com. In Spanish and French with subtitles. 128 minutes.
Billed as the primary Polish slasher, “Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight” is about attendees at a rehab camp for tech-addicted teenagers who’re terrorized by an evil entity. TV-MA. Out there on Netflix. 103 minutes.
“Political Advertisement X: 1952-2020” is the 10th version of a set of tv advertisements from U.S. presidential campaigns going again to the 1950s, first put collectively in 1984 by media artists Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese, and up to date each 4 years. Unrated. Out there at afisilver.afi.com. 90 minutes.
“Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb” is a documentary concerning the discovery, in 2018, of the tomb of an Egyptian excessive priest that had been untouched for 4,400 years. TV-PG. Out there on Netflix. 104 minutes.
In “The Soul of America,” a documentary based mostly on Jon Meacham’s 2018 bestseller of the identical title, the author, journalist, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and presidential biographer gives insights into America’s current by inspecting its previous. TV-PG. Out there on HBO. 77 minutes.
Jaeden Martell, Chris Messina, Chloë Sevigny and John Turturro star in “The True Adventures of Wolfboy.” Flickering Fantasy calls the movie a “dark fairy tale” a couple of lonely, outcast boy with hypertrichosis — a situation that causes irregular hair development over the face and physique — who goes off in quest of his mom. PG-13. Out there on numerous streaming platforms. Comprises some disturbing violent content material and terror. 88 minutes.