New movies to stream from home this week. – The Washington Post

In “Spin Me Round,” Alison Brie plays Amber, the recently single manager of an Olive Garden-like chain restaurant with 10 years of experience under her apron. When she’s nominated to participate in a special management retreat in Italy, Amber is whisked off with (unrealistic) romantic aspirations. But the trip quickly turns into a lesson about how someone with anxiety might expect a vacation with strangers to go. Amber’s hotel room door doesn’t lock, and Deb (Molly Shannon), a fellow manager, quickly becomes clingy and unhinged. Things begin to look up when Amber hits it off with the chain’s owner, Nick (Alessandro Nivola), and is plucked out of the group by Nick’s assistant (Aubrey Plaza) for a private nautical getaway with the boss. The romance hasn’t gotten very far before Amber realizes this retreat is not as idyllic as it appears, and she may not be as singular as she was led to believe. The hardest sell in the film, a comedy that leans into grandiose paranoia, is not all the theories that Amber’s fellow manager (Zach Woods) throws out about the real purpose of the retreat. Rather, it’s the unsuccessful attempt to make the lukewarm chemistry between Nivola and Brie keep up with the constant electricity generated by Plaza and Brie. Co-written by Brie and the film’s director, Jeff Baena (who is married to Plaza), the screenplay allows for some hilarious lines — mostly delivered by actors in comedic cameos — while in the end leaving the audience craving more Aubrey Plaza. Unrated. Available on AMC Plus and other on-demand platforms. Contains bloody images, crude language, nudity, sex and sexual humor, smoking and drinking. 104 minutes. In English and some Italian without subtitles. 104 minutes. — O.M.
The action flick “Bullet Proof” centers on an unnamed protagonist (James C. Clayton, who also directed): a thief who has stolen money from a sadistic mob boss (Vinnie Jones of “Snatch”), only to find the gangster’s pregnant wife (Lina Lecompte) hiding in the getaway car he uses to elude the posse of violent thugs and bounty hunters now in hot pursuit. R. Available on demand. Contains violence. 92 minutes.
The co-writing and co-directing duo of Terrence Martin and Dominique Braun, who are married in real life, play T.J. and Domi, a troubled married couple seeking to rekindle the spark in their relationship by taking a sailing trip together, in “Get Away If You Can.” But when Domi decides to explore a deserted island, against her husband’s wishes, they reach a breaking point. Ed Harris also stars, in flashbacks, as T.J.’s angry, chauvinistic father. Unrated. Available on demand. 90 minutes.
Much of the indie horror film “Glorious” takes place inside a remote rest stop bathroom, where the film’s protagonist (Ryan Kwanten of “True Blood”) finds himself locked in with a mysterious stranger (J.K. Simmons) speaking to him from an adjacent stall. According to Collider, Simmons has a blast “without relying on hamming it up, playing his character as a strange force of both horror and humor to Kwanten’s straight man.” Unrated. Available on Shudder. 80 minutes.
Emile Hirsch and Kate Bosworth play Mikey and Kate in “The Immaculate Room,” a thriller about a couple who agree to participate in a psychological experiment with a potential $5 million paycheck — if they can survive 50 days isolated in a minimalist white room. According to Collider, “The problem is [filmmaker Mukunda Michael] Dewil doesn’t give them (or the audience) enough to hang on to. Kate and Mikey’s backstories are necessarily hazily sketched, and their dynamic ahead of their confinement is similarly left unexplored. That means their breakdowns as they begin to go stir crazy feel rather arbitrary. Instead of illuminating something about them — or the human experience, even — they come off as acting exercises.” R. Available on demand. Contains some drug use and nudity. 88 minutes.
From Ava DuVernay’s Array releasing — the company that brought you “Residue” — “Learn to Swim” is a romantic drama, set in the world of contemporary jazz, about the bumpy relationship between a deeply private saxophone player (Thomas Antony Olajide) and a vivacious singer (Emma Ferreira). Unrated. Available on Netflix. 90 minutes.
Based on Australian writer Henry Lawson’s 1892 short story “The Drover’s Wife,” “The Legend of Molly Johnson” marks the filmmaking debut of writer, director and star Leah Purcell, who previously wrote and starred in an acclaimed 2016 play based on the same story (before also adapting it as a novel). Purcell plays the title character, who, with her husband away tending sheep, finds herself confronted by a shackled Aboriginal convict (Rob Collins) on the run from the law — and bigotry. Purcell, according to Variety, “is brutally specific while defining her 19th-century world and expressing her concerns. At the same time, however, she repeatedly emphasizes — sometimes too insistently, but more often eloquently — the enduring wisdom of William Faulkner’s much-quoted observation that the past is never dead, it’s not even past.” Unrated. Available on demand. 109 minutes.
On the eve of her college graduation, and after a casual hookup, a young woman (Lili Reinhart) considers the different paths her life might take as she awaits the results of a pregnancy test in “Look Both Ways.” Also starring Luke Wilson. TV-14. Available on Netflix. 111 minutes.


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