This Week at the Movies (Jan. 10, 2020)

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. 10, 2020

Wide (United States)

Underwater

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Expanding (United States)

1917

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Just Mercy

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Limited (United States)

Inherit the Viper

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: While the film might not say a whole lot about the opioid crisis, the performances and strong direction keeps the story engaging and the suspense exciting.

Invisible Life

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The two actresses are both engaging, although the vivacious Stockler has the advantage of a more fully developed character.

Les Misérables

Chris Barsanti @ Slant

  • Excerpt: The film serves as both caustic update to Victor Hugo’s monolithic novel and cautionary tale about the future.

Les Misérables

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Ly had been filming on his own streets since the age of fifteen, supported by the Kourtrajmé collective, so it is notable that while his feature film debut echoes Hugo’s classic for modern times, it is also a fine example of the French policier procedural.

Three Christs

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Despite a strong cast, the film is narratively disheveled, introducing subplots only to drop them and coming to no strong conclusions about the success of Stone’s experiment.

2020 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

The Grudge

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: Nicolas Pesce has crafted a deeply unpleasant experience, but that largely works to the film’s advantage, as long as you’re willing to ride the film’s bleak wavelength..

The Grudge

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: The Grudge is an excellent reminder that the worst sin a horror movie can commit is to be boring.

The Grudge

Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A profile of a researcher whose studies of giraffes in the wild put her in the same league as Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey.

2019 Films

6 Underground

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Ad Astra

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Aladdin

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Angel Has Fallen

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Avengers: Endgame

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Clemency

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Dark Phoenix

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Dark Waters

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The Dead Don’t Die

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Doctor Sleep

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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

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Ford v Ferrari

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters

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A Hidden Life

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The Irishman

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It Chapter Two

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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

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Joker

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The Lion King

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Marriage Story

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Men in Black International

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Monos

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Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu

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The Secret Life of Pets 2

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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Toy Story 4

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Uncut Gems

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The Angry Birds Movie 2

M Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest

  • Excerpt: The aptly-named The Angry Birds Movie 2 is a silly and fun follow-up to the 2016 CG-animated hit with eagles joining the furious fray and an endearingly touching story.

The Australian Dream

Blake Howard @

Celebration

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: ten years after Saint Laurent’s death, a reedited version of the film has finally been released and it is a fascinating, if sometimes frustratingly impressionistic, fly-on-the-wall look at the last years leading up to presenting his last collection.

Cunningham

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: One of the most distinctive works is an early rotating presentation of individual dancers, all seen at once, all performing different works, as we listen to Cunningham describe the risk of performing something that he didn’t wholly know about in advance.

Danger Close

Blake Howard @

Deadwood: The Movie

Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation

Give Me Liberty

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: That their cast of non-professionals and unknowns represents immigrants, minorities and the disabled in such a unifying and uplifting work is all the more reason to embrace an independent film that just might restore your faith in humanity.

Hearts and Bones

Blake Howard @

Invisible Life

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The two actresses are both engaging, although the vivacious Stockler has the advantage of a more fully developed character.

Locusts

Blake Howard @ AACTA

Ophelia

Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation

Palm Beach

Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation

Point Blank

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Rambo: Last Blood

M Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest

  • Excerpt: Rambo: Last Blood ends a forty-year-old franchise more with a pensive whimper than a unified hooah, but Sylvester Stallone’s return to his iconic role has his moments that fans will enjoy.

Rambo: Last Blood

Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation

The Wild Goose Lake

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Reviews

  • Excerpt: It’s an astounding film for its beauty alone.

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