This Week at the Movies (Oct. 26, 2018)

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)

Hunter Killer

Limited (United States)


Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment

  • 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.

2018 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Bad Times at the El Royale
Beautiful Boy
The Equalizer 2
Fahrenheit 11/9
First Man
The Hate U Give
A Star Is Born

Bohemian Rhapsody

Courtney Howard @

  • Excerpt: While the foot-stomping jams and sweeping scope make this a theatrical experience, the filmmakers find few inventive nuances within the formulaic framework.


Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment

  • Excerpt: Burning is a subtle drama that reveals a mystery worth exploring.

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson

  • Excerpt:

Change in the Air

Courtney Howard @ Variety

  • 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.


Courtney Howard @

  • 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

Courtney Howard @

  • Excerpt: Everett finds a less fascinating avenue into the vagabond’s tragic life. At least it looks gorgeous

The Night Comes for Us

Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See

  • 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.

Once Again

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

The Price of Everything

Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • 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.


Courtney Howard @ Variety

  • 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.


Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson

  • 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

Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment

  • 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

The Storyteller

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Magical and mysterious, a homeless little girl (played by Brooklyn Rae Silzer) simply enchants us in this irresistible and touching film.


Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • 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.

2017 Films

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • 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.

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