This Week at the Movies (Oct. 12, 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. 12, 2018

Wide (United States)

Bad Times at the El Royale

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First Man

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Limited (United States)

2018 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Death Wish

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Leave No Trace

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The Nun

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RBG

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A Star Is Born

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The Strangers: Prey at Night

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Tea with the Dames

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Venom

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The Wife

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22 July

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: As per usual, I admire what Paul Greengrass with 22 July, and while I wouldn’t say that it doesn’t work, it does leave me cold.

Cold War

Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]

Dark Money

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: An expose of how political campaigns are being funded with little or no disclosure of where the money is coming from.

An Elephant Sitting Still

ron wilkinson @ its just movies

  • Excerpt: A well told yarn within a tightly synchronized day that changes the lives of a multitude.

Johnny English Strikes Again

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: Better than the unfunny first one, not as witty as the clever second one. But it has a bit of sly Brexit bite that is very welcome right now. Laugh until you cry!

Journey to a Mother’s Room

Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]

Loving Pablo

Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson

  • Excerpt: The esteemed and revered Spaniard had been circling the most optimal opportunity to place this figure for twenty years. Masking himself in the obesity and deplorable evil intentions, the result is one force of nature playing another.

Malevolent

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: Malevolent isn’t going to be anyone’s favorite horror movie by the end of the year, but it’s still a really solid effort that is worth your time if you’re looking for a gnarly ghost movie that takes some fun turns.

Museo

ron wilkinson @ its just movies

  • Excerpt: Just do it! But once you become famous, there is no turning back.

Private Life

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: Private Life is made with a lot of love, and Tamara Jenkins extends that love to all of her characters. It’s a deeply empathetic film, one that is brutally honest, and also slyly witty.

Private Life

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Fine actors Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti draw us into their characters’ world of infertility suffering and hold us hostage throughout the film’s entire running time. They are that convincing!

Rodents of Unusual Size

ron wilkinson @ its just movies

  • Excerpt: Eat, drink and be happy. Oh, yes, don’t forget to cut off the tails.

Tales From The Hood 2

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: Despite some flaws, the film has an anger fueled by the current political climate that gives the it a lot of the energy and passion that made the original a cult classic..

Thunder Road

Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com

  • Excerpt: It’s a true powerhouse performance as Cummings shows his uncanny ability to traverse the delicate roads of a public nervous breakdown with pathos and humor.

78/52

Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: La “shower scene” de Psycho es un documento histórico a considerar en cualquier instante analítico del cine. Este es el documental que lo expone de forma magistral.

2017 Films

Detroit

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Thelma

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78/52

Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: La “shower scene” de Psycho es un documento histórico a considerar en cualquier instante analítico del cine. Este es el documental que lo expone de forma magistral.

Ezer Kenegdo

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Two talented filmmakers show off their acting talents as Izzy, a deep-thinking but fear-filled Hassidic Jew, and Polish-born Catholic Marek, who appears more daring and open to life’s experiences. Thought-provoking conversations ensue.

A Gray State

Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Documental fascinante de la fuerza de una teoría y el poder de la ficción que a veces se vuelve demasiado real.

Out of Thin Air

Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish]

Tramps

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Production values may not be great in this “opposites attract” movie, but the romance between two strangers who are forced into doing a shady deal together is great fun to watch.

2016 Films

Exposed

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Exposed features convincing actors (like Keanu Reeves) who try to help us navigate through a befuddling mystery about sexual abuse and police corruption.

Rise of the Legend

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Although the fight scenes here evoke some thrills, they go on too long and the flashbacks seem overdone. But the excellent cinematography helps create a fine sense of place for this Chinese epic starring Eddie Peng.

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