This Week at the Movies (Jan. 18, 2019)

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: Jan. 18, 2019

Wide (United States)

Glass

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2019 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

A Dog’s Way Home

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Escape Room

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The Upside

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All These Small Moments

Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews

  • Excerpt: All These Small Moments is a charming, well-acted New York City coming-of-age set against a family-in-crisis drama.

All These Small Moments

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: Melissa Miller-Costanzo’s directorial debut is as assured and empathetic coming-of-age film that doesn’t do many things new, but does them with well and with a tender touch.

Beyond the Night

Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews

  • Excerpt: Beyond the Night is an engrossing thriller filled with strong characters and an intruging central mystery that keeps you guessing.

Buffalo Boys

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: That final showdown is a hoot, with four-barrel shotguns, cannons, arrows, knives, axes and hatchets among the various implements of death and destruction. Imagine that finale in The Wild Bunch, with fewer people, but bigger explosions and bloodier deaths.

The Last Laugh

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Chevy Chase and Richard Dreyfuss know the way to entertain us! Watching these two is lots of fun — with a tear or two when it’s done.

Modest Heroes

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: It’s a short and sweet anthology that offers three distinct shorts that not only show off brilliant animation, but further promise for Studio Ponoc’s future as a major force in Japanese animation.

Replicas

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: The film has enough compelling ideas and entertaining moments to not be a complete waste, but it still doesn’t do enough to elevate the material above anything other than an amusing distraction.

Replicas

Vadim Grigoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]

Rust Creek

Amanda Waltz @ Pittsburgh City Paper

2018 Films

Beautiful Boy

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Ben is Back

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Bohemian Rhapsody

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Bumblebee

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Burning

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Destroyer

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The Favourite

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Green Book

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The Hate U Give

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If Beale Street Could Talk

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Life Itself

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Mary Poppins Returns

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Mary Queen of Scots

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Monsters and Men

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On the Basis of Sex

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A Quiet Place

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Ralph Breaks the Internet

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Roma

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Second Act

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Stan & Ollie

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Vice

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Welcome to Marwen

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Wildlife

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1983

Sean Axmaker @ Film Noir Foundation

  • Excerpt: Think of it as an Eastern European answer to Amazon Prime’s “The Man in the High Castle” by way of the skewed Cold War tensions of “Counterpart,” an Iron Curtain noir filmed in a shadowy style recalling Michael Mann and early Ridley Scott.

And Breathe Normally

Candice Frederick @ New York Times

Assassination Nation

Vadim Grigoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]

Border

Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]

Buy Me a Gun

Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]

  • Excerpt: The broad yet aimless selection of ideas makes the film, director Julio Hernández Cordón’s seventh feature in ten years, feel like a debut.

Climax

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]

Good Manners

Amanda Waltz @ Pittsburgh City Paper

  • Excerpt: As opposed to going for truly terrifying, it cultivates a magic realist tone bolstered especially by musical numbers in the style of cautionary lullabies, a charming motif effortlessly woven throughout.

He’s Out There

Vadim Grigoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]

The House That Jack Built

Paulo Portugal @ Insider [Portuguese]

Kusama: Infinity

Amanda Waltz @ Pittsburgh City Paper

Nancy

Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com

  • Excerpt: The film proves a beautifully composed character piece refusing to languish in hopeless melancholy for added drama to see what can be accomplished by simple and honest grace.

Sollers Point

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: A Strong Indie Surprise

The Standoff at Sparrow Creek

Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: Don’t expect anything because Dunham is playing with your expectations in a way that renders his conclusion worse than any bullet to the head could prove.

Terra Franca

Paulo Portugal @ Insider [Portuguese]

Umbilical World

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: The experience is like leaving Firth’s YouTube channel on autoplay while waiting for the drugs to kick in, then checking in just when you’re peaking to find something on that plays like a collaboration between Don Hertzfeldt, Lars von Trier, and a serial killer.

2017 Films

Adonis

James Wegg @ JWR

  • Excerpt: Finding the painless world

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