Here are some reviews of films coming out at the theater this week as well as others that may be in theaters or newly on home video.
Wide (United States)
Limited (United States)
- Excerpt: A fiercely feminist and proudly revisionist historical drama that offers a powerful and much-needed rebuke to modern Christianity. Enrapturingly beautiful and intensely emotional.
- Excerpt: By placing this epic journey through Mary’s eyes we can understand the sacrifice as being more than just time and energy. Where Peter sought answers, her choice to follow Jesus was a betrayal to her name.
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy
- Excerpt: This will surprise absolutely no one, but Yuen Woo-ping can stage the hell out of a fight. The guy is a legend for good reason.
- Excerpt: While [the comedic] direction appears to do a gross disservice to these characters’ real life counterparts, it does make for a pretty fun movie.
2019 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
A Dog’s Way Home
Five Feet Apart
Happy Death Day 2U
The Best of Enemies
The Best of Enemies
- Excerpt: Although dramatically surreal and dripping with ready-made inspiration, The Best of Enemies feels unevenly pat and plays it rather safe without exploring the racially charged obstacles with a more pronounced grittiness.
- Excerpt: Well, good believers love divine challenges and so does this Breakthrough starring Chrissy Metz.
Paulo Portugal @ Insider.pt [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: Denis’s hypnotic and probing arthouse SF space adventure ‘High Life’ is a refreshingly different kind of out-of-this-world suspense piece whose reflective tension is fueled in its metaphysical mileage.
The Hummingbird Project
- Excerpt: You often don’t think about why you root for a film’s protagonist. It therefore becomes very glaring when this intrinsic emotional attachment doesn’t exist.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
- Excerpt: The film isn’t necessarily bad—it’s just over-stuffed with two-plus decades of rewrites. But I lean on the side of praise … barely.
- Excerpt: Basing her story on a real-life program that takes place in Nevada and other states, freshman feature director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre and a horde of co-screenwriters craft a story about bonding with horses that’s uplifting and refreshingly candid. Clermont-Tonnerre depicts that equine therapy in a way that demonstrates the good horses can do for people without making the process look easy or pat.
- Excerpt: Its quirkiness can wear out a bit thin, but it has enough charm to carry it through.
- Excerpt: Unicorn Store skewers when necessary, without judging those who prefer to keep things sweet.
- Excerpt: This whimsical movie starring Brie Larson and featuring Samuel L. Jackson in a key role surprised me with its unusual casting and heartwarming essence.
- Excerpt: [A] highly reflective and absorbingly insightful documentary. Where’s Daddy? is gripping and thought-provoking in its serious look at deprived families paying an ultimate price
- Excerpt: A thoughtful and creepy psychological horror film that tackles the loneliness of the old west. Caitlin Gerard carries the film effortlessly.
Mary Poppins Returns
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Stan & Ollie
- Excerpt: Possum is an important work of modern horror that feels like it could have been made during any decade since the 1960s. Holness conjures a disturbing view of what child abuse does to an adult later in life, mixing British kitchen sink realism with surreal dark fantasy.
The Man with the Magic Box
- Excerpt: If you can swallow the big, implausible plot twist, your hundred minutes in Warsaw, 2030 will be well-spent.