This Week at the Movies (Dec. 6, 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. 6, 2019

Wide (United States)

Playmobil: The Movie

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Limited (United States)

Daniel Isn’t Real

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Marriage Story

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The Aeronauts

Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com

  • Excerpt: [The fictitious] James and Amelia provide us a century’s worth of triumph and excitement in an hour-and-a-half. It’s a wild appetizer for history’s more expansive meal.

The Aeronauts

Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment

  • Excerpt: The adventure aspect is quite compelling and looks great.

I See You

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: A solid mystery achored by strong performances that manages to lull you into one direction while pulling the rug out from under you in a compelling way.

In Fabric

Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See

  • Excerpt: A giallo-inspired horror film about a literal killer dress? Sign me up.

Knives And Skin

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: Writer/director, Jennifer Reeder, wears her influences on her sleeve, but she uses those influences to create a timely and visually striking mood piece.

A Million Little Pieces

Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: [The filmmakers are] bound to [its] shortcomings because the text’s drama is born solely from James’ fear while everyone around him distracts from the redundancy of that truth.

2019 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Abominable

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

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Charlie’s Angels

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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

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Frozen II

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Honey Boy

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Hotel Mumbai

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The Irishman

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Jojo Rabbit

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Joker

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Knives Out

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Missing Link

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

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Waves

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1917

Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com

  • Excerpt: While a bit too stiff in its execution to be the masterpiece many hail it as, its adrenaline rush nature almost had me believing it was nonetheless.

After We Leave

Bradley Gibson @ Film Threat

  • Excerpt: Aleem Hossain’s intense science-fiction drama is set on an Earth where live has become unbearable and the only good option is to emigrate to an off-world colony.

Arctic

Rick Aragon @

  • Excerpt: Arctic is not a bad film, but its sparseness makes it a bit of a slog to sit through.

At the Heart of Gold

Bavner Donaldo @ CINEJOUR [Indonesian]

Atlantics

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: Mati Diop’s directorial debut is a strong piece of filmmaking that impressively balances varying complex tones and deeply felt emotions.

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: …the only movie to make the father of cinematic Surrealism its central character. That fact would make this film notable even if it wasn’t good; fortunately, it’s as entertaining as it is informative.

Cold Case Hammarskjold

Rick Aragon @

The In-Between

Bradley Gibson @ Film Threat

  • Excerpt: Best friends set out on a road trip from L.A. to Portland. They are barely functional as adults, best with layers of challenges that range from cripplng emotional damage to physical illness.

Knife + Heart

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: …rehashes familiar old giallo territory, but with a new queer slant.

Marighella

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Lisbon & Sintra Film Festival coverage

Mike Wallace is Here

Rick Aragon @

Overcomer

Rick Aragon @

  • Excerpt: Overcomer, the Kendrick Brothers’ newest faith-based film, is their most polished and dare I say, professional work.

Pilgrim

Mark Harris @ Black Horror Movies

Queen & Slim

Candice Frederick @ Film Comment

Queen & Slim

Dan Lybarger @ ArkansasOnline.com

  • Excerpt: Primary screenwriter Lena Waithe (The Chi) and freshman feature director Melina Matsoukas awkwardly juggle harsh realism and romantic fantasy. To their credit, they can deliver some powerful jolts, like the early outburst of violence.

Queen & Slim

Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com

  • Excerpt: Queen and Slim discover themselves through each other to become their best versions despite their impossible circumstances. Let’s hope that we will too.

Queen & Slim

Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment

  • Excerpt: Whatever greater story is being told about America, the film does an excellent job of holding onto an intimate level of understanding.

Queen & Slim

Frank Ochieng @ Flick Feast

  • Excerpt: Powerfully stimulating and contemplative, Matsoukas helms a thrilling on-the-run romancer engineered by its potency of affection, anger, affliction, and alienation

Queen of Hearts

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Overwrought family drama that goes dark in its insidious story of betrayal.

Richard Jewell

Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment

  • Excerpt: Richard Jewell is the sort of film that fits right into Eastwood’s wheelhouse.

The Two Popes

Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com

  • Excerpt: I definitely laughed out loud more than once throughout The Two Popes, but its true impact lies in its moments of intense emotional weight.

Uncut Gems

Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment

  • Excerpt: Rarely have I been further on the edge of my seat watching a film like this unfold

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