Here are some interesting new releases available now from cable and digital providers as well as some titles recently made available for streaming.
Video on Demand
"Boundaries": The fourth feature from University of Texas alumna Shana Feste premiered at South by Southwest earlier this year and is apparently an autobiographical ode to her own dad. Vera Farmiga ("The Conjuring") stars as Laura, a single mother with a penchant for rescuing stray animals. She's raising a troubled 14-year-old son and generally struggling to keep her head above water. Her somewhat estranged father Jack (Christopher Plummer) gets kicked out of his retirement home and asks Laura to drive him down the California coast so that he can go live with his other daughter JoJo (Kristen Schaal). What Laura doesn't know is that Dad has loaded the vehicle with bags full of marijuana which he has sold and needs to drop off to old friends and other family members along the way. It's a humorous and charming road movie that feels inspired by independent cinema of the 1990s. (Cable and digital VOD)
"Sorry To Bother You": The audacious debut film from hip-hop artist Boots Riley is a razor-sharp satire dealing with capitalism, racism, class, police militarization and even our cultural addiction to social media. Lakeith Stanfield ("Atlanta") stars as Cassius Green, an unemployed man on the hunt for a new job. After being hired for an entry-level telemarketing gig, he climbs the corporate ladder after mastering a "white voice" (dubbed by comedian David Cross) on all his sales calls. His activist girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson) also starts working at the call center but ends up helping to lead a strike of the other employees who aren't finding the same level of success as Cassius. Packed with laughs, an inventive style, and a uniquely energetic score by indie rock duo Tune-Yards, this is one of 2018's best films. (Cable and digital VOD)
Also on streaming services
"The Night Comes For Us": A brutal thriller from Indonesia with stars from "The Raid" and its sequel, this ultra-violent tale of a man who disappears from the criminal underworld and later resurfaces with a young girl he is trying to protect was a massive hit with the crowd at Fantastic Fest last month. Absolutely not for the faint of heart. (Netflix)
"To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story": Just in time for Halloween, this new documentary presented by beloved horror website Dread Central is an in-depth look at a man who had a successful life as a stuntman and coordinator for films before landing behind the mask as Jason Voorhees in multiple "Friday the 13th" movies. Other horror icons like Cassandra Peterson ("Elvira") and Robert Englund (who played Freddy Krueger) are interviewed. (Amazon Prime)