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.
Opening: Oct. 26, 2018
Wide (United States)
Limited (United States)
- Excerpt: For all the bizarre art-house horror qualities that will no doubt earn this film the high-water achievement of an “F” Cinemascore, Guadagnino doesn’t shy away from the grindhouse sensibilities of auteurs from the 70s.
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- Excerpt: While the foot-stomping jams and sweeping scope make this a theatrical experience, the filmmakers find few inventive nuances within the formulaic framework.
- Excerpt: Burning is a subtle drama that reveals a mystery worth exploring.
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
- Excerpt: https://www.everymoviehasalesson.com/blog/2018/10/movie-review-can-you-ever-forgive-me
Change in the Air
- Excerpt: The film has about as much resonance as a “Coexist” bumper sticker. Without a compelling, coherent narrative drive, the film’s own spirit sags.
- Excerpt: Though Mélanie Laurent’s first English language directorial effort isn’t as sparkling as her previous French language features, her capabilities are certainly on full display
The Happy Prince
- Excerpt: Everett finds a less fascinating avenue into the vagabond’s tragic life. At least it looks gorgeous
The Night Comes for Us
- Excerpt: The Night Comes for Us is nothing short of the best action movie of the year, the best action movie in years to be honest.
The Price of Everything
- Excerpt: Nathaniel Kahn creates a peek behind the curtain experience at the contemporary art world, which comes off as a sleazy business full of snake oil salesmen – including the buyers, the dealers, the auction houses, and even the artists.
- Excerpt: Its heart is in the right place when it comes to many of the boldly-portrayed sentiments, but it plays like a hokey after-school special rather than an alarming wake-up call.
- Excerpt: Within in the 98 minutes of Silencio, this little dual-language flick accomplishes what few high concept indie films have been able to achieve with their wildly audacious ideas. It builds a bridge, not a wide and sturdy one, mind you, but a successful structure nonetheless, from the nonsensical to the profound. That is a normally a huge canyon of belief and consideration to cross.
Stan & Ollie
- Excerpt: There’s some real movie magic at work and a lot of minds in the right places when it came to placing Coogan and Reilly as Laurel and Hardy
- Excerpt: Magical and mysterious, a homeless little girl (played by Brooklyn Rae Silzer) simply enchants us in this irresistible and touching film.
- Excerpt: Is wanting to scream, “Pull your head out of your ass!” at the screen a bad thing for the audience? At least it’s a form of caring. Where more mundane cinema will leave you docile and numb, Wildlife is going to spin you up.
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts
- Excerpt: More importantly might be the timeliness of Marlina in the discussion of male entitlement and female agency. The basic story was inspired by a true incident in Sumba.