This Week at the Movies (Dec. 27, 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: Dec. 27, 2019

Wide (United States)

Little Women

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Spies in Disguise

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Uncut Gems

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Limited (United States)

1917

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Clemency

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: Anchored by a brilliant Alfre Woodard performance, Clemency is a hard hitting character study that touches on complex themes in an effective way.

Ip Man 4: The Finale

Richard Gray @ The Reel Bits

  • Excerpt: The martial arts epic comes to a close in a fond farewell as Ip Man fights the most dangerous enemy of them all: racism.

The Song of Names

Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: I wonder if it plays differently to those who’ve read the book and can bring that context with them. This should be Dovidl’s story. Martin’s self-pity makes it his own instead.

2019 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

American Factory

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Atlantics

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Cats

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The Farewell

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Honeyland

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I Lost My Body

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Jumanji: The Next Level

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Knives Out

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Marriage Story

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Monos

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One Child Nation

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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Waves

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6 Underground

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: So bad it hurts more than the 1000 action sequences in the film…..

Balloon

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Reviews

  • Excerpt: A harsh realistic family drama shot like a documentary.

Bombshell

Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies

  • Excerpt: Charles Randolph, a Yale Divinity graduate and award-winning screen writer, has written a masterpiece of revelation.

Hala

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A coming-of-age story carried by the grace, sensitivity and emotional intelligence of the young actress Geraldine Viswanathan.

Invisible Life

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A beautiful tribute to the enduring love of sisters.

Kabir Singh

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Love, Antosha

Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com

  • Excerpt: Love, Antosha can’t be anything but a love-fest, don’t think it isn’t earned. [Rather than] lament about what will now never be, enjoy it as a reason to appreciate what was.

Only Cloud Knows

Richard Gray @ The Reel Bits

  • Excerpt: Based on a true story, this Chinese-New Zealand coproduction makes full use of the gorgeous NZ backgrounds for a lightweight romance from the director of ‘Youth.’

Ray & Liz

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

Sorry We Missed You

Richard Gray @ The Reel Bits

  • Excerpt: Relentlessly bleak, Ken Loach’s spin on the gig economy is an intense character study of a family that just can’t cop a break.

The Two Popes

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: An enlightening drama about the humanity and differing visions for the church of Pope Benedict and Pope Francis.

The Two Popes

Samuel Castro @ El Colombiano [Spanish]

2018 Films

Saving Atlantis

Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies

  • Excerpt: Focused on the ocean’s coral system and its benefit to earth, Peter Coyote, an Emmy-winning narrator, actor, and author, explains what corals are, what they provide, and what their loss might portend.

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