This Week at the Movies (Jan. 24, 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. 24, 2020

Wide (United States)

The Gentlemen

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Limited (United States)

Color Out of Space

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2020 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Bad Boys for Life

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Dolittle

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Three Christs

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Underwater

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Chhapaak

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

A Fall from Grace

Candice Frederick @ New York Times

Ghost Stories

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Jezebel

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: Aside from moments that could’ve been expanded upon, I was very fond of what Numa Perrier did with Jezebel. It’s an achingly human film that shines a light on the kinds of experiences films don’t often cover, and it does it in a way that is raw, honest, and surprisingly hopeful.

John Henry

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: While the film’s narrative is shaky at best, Forbes exhibits quite a bit of style with an obviously low budget, making him a filmmaker to watch.

Like a Boss

Candice Frederick @ The Wrap

Quezon’s Game

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: An untold Holocaust story, of Philippine president Manuel Quezon’s fight to take in Jewish refugees, feels like it remains untold: this sluggish, overlong film cannot overcome its low-budget roots.

Sanditon

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: An eight-part version of Jane Austen’s last novel, a love story and women’s lib tale set in a seaside resort.

Troop Zero

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Some things like bullying are not funny in life or in TROOP ZERO. But talented child star Mckenna Grace’s impressive portrayal of a spunky little underdog back in 1977 rural Georgia makes this youthful comedy worth seeing.

2019 Films

1917

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Bombshell

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1917

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Cats

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Ford v Ferrari

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I Lost My Body

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The Irishman

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Judy

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The Last Black Man in San Francisco

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Marriage Story

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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63 Up

Jonathan Richards @ www.santafenewmexican.com

  • 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

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: An animated documentary presenting a journalist’s poignant perspectives on the horrors of war.

Citizen K

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: a fascinating piece of work, at once a highly unusual biopic and a solid primer on recent Russian history.

Fantastic Fungi

Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com

  • Excerpt: [The film seeks] to reshape our relationship with mushrooms and our western notion of fearing their power. [Reducing] the stigma surrounding the subject may save your life.

Greener Grass

Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com

  • Excerpt: Happiness is but a trick of evil. We take. We squander. And we forget our pain just long enough to suffer through it all again.

Ideš? Idem!

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog Film Reviews

Little Joe

Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies

  • Excerpt: This little sci-fi film has been honored with 16 award nominations and a win at the Cannes Film Festival for best actress (Emily Beecham). Its brilliant writers, Géraldine Bajard and Jessica Hausner (nominated for best director at Cannes), have written a script that parallels fundamental and immediate issues in genetic engineering, parenting and happiness.

Midnight Family

Ron Wilkinson @ ItsJustMovies.com

  • Excerpt: A rollicking docudrama of a news media rarity, a family making a living saving lives.

Synonyms

Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com

  • Excerpt: [It’s] obviously a cathartic piece of art augmented by Mercier’s central, unbridled performance. But I [did] feel at arm’s length for much of the runtime.

VHYes

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: … a breezy compendium of skewed nostalgia, sometimes hilarious, sometimes weird, and, unexpectedly, sometimes touching.

2018 Films

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

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