What to Watch in December

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Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots in Frank & Lola. Photo: Eric Koretz.

After getting off to an impassioned start, the hidden seams in Frank and Lola’s burgeoning relationship are beginning to tear. Frank, played by an achingly sullen Michael Shannon, is approaching the zenith of his culinary career when his life is upended by Lola – a conniving and beguiling Imogen Poots. Frank’s obsession for his enigmatic girlfriend begins to escalate as a mysterious man from Lola’s past reappears, throwing into question the foundation of their own relationship and stripping Frank of his stoic facade. Frank & Lola is svelte in its convolution, repeatedly baiting its characters – and audiences – with the thrill of the chase, but never quite giving in.

Check out all of the Sundance-supported films hitting theaters and coming to digital platforms this month.

In Theaters

Friday, December 2

The Eyes of My Mother, directed by Nicolas Pesce

Friday, December 9

Frank & Lola, directed by Matthew M. Ross

Friday, December 23

The Bad Kids, directed by Keith Fulton & Lou Pepe

Digital Releases

December 1

White Girl, directed by Elizabeth Wood (Netflix)

December 2

The Lobster, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (Amazon Prime)

December 22

The Innocents, directed by Anne Fontaine (Amazon Prime)

Lead photo:

Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots in Frank & Lola. Photo: Eric Koretz.