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. 17, 2020
Wide (United States)
Bad Boys for Life
Weathering With You
Limited (United States)
- Excerpt: It feels tailor made to spark shallow philosophical musings from stoners sitting on couches rather than offering any real insight. Still, it’s fun enough, uses, but doesn’t overuse, keen psychedelic visuals, and as a debut feature, shows off Klabin’s inventive and peculiar eye.
- Excerpt: Rough patches aside, the crisp acting, inventive visuals, and speedy pace make it a trip you probably won’t regret taking.
2020 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
Like a Boss
- Excerpt: An eight-part version of Jane Austen’s last novel, a love story and women’s lib tale set in a seaside resort.
- Excerpt: Three Christs takes one of the most amazing stories in the history of psychology and muddles it by focusing on the wrong thing.
- Excerpt: “Three Christs” is as entertaining as it is soul-searching. A brilliant cast, headed by Richard Gere, and a poignant study of mental health make this the new “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” of 2020.
- Excerpt: Three Jesuses and a shrink with a God complex. What could possibly go wrong?
A Hidden Life
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Toy Story 4
- Excerpt: At seven, their lives were lightly sketched canvases, open to possibility, bright with optimism and limitless space to dream. And now the little tykes of Michael Apted’s extraordinary documentary series are 63, thinking about retirement, doting on grandchildren, closer to the exit than the entrance.
Another Day of Life
- Excerpt: An animated documentary presenting a journalist’s poignant perspectives on the horrors of war.
- Excerpt: Two sisters with the most intimate of bonds are separated by societal mandate but never lose their connection.
- Excerpt: A rollicking docudrama of a news media rarity, a family making a living saving lives.
- Excerpt: … a breezy compendium of skewed nostalgia, sometimes hilarious, sometimes weird, and, unexpectedly, sometimes touching.