This Week at the Movies (Jan. 25, 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: Jan. 25, 2019

Wide (United States)

The Kid Who Would Be King

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Serenity

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2019 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Glass

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An Acceptable Loss

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: An Acceptable Loss is a film that thinks it’s deep and profound when, in reality, it’s incredibly shallow.

The Bouncer

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: The Bouncer is a simple, but effective crime film that features a compelling, understated performance from Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Close

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: An intriguing female-driven thriller directed and co-written by Vicky Jewson. Don’t worry, guys, the action scenes are also very exciting.

Don’t

Frank Ochieng @ Screen Anarchy

  • Excerpt: Don’t Come Back from the Moon is a small-sized affecting coming-of-age tale with a big scale heart and thought-provoking conviction. Thoroughly probing and perceptive, the conscious cow does not need to jump over this heart-breaking Moon.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: Designed specifically for those who have a long-term investment in the characters and story.

Io

Shelagh Rowan-Legg @ ScreenAnarchy

Rust Creek

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

The Standoff at Sparrow Creek

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Henry Dunham’s twisty, dialogue heavy chamber play is a taut psychological thriller that upends our expectations, pulling the rug out from under us in its final moments.

The Standoff at Sparrow Creek

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: It’s a taut and precisely constructed thriller that shines the spotlight on a group of terrific character actors.

2018 Films

Anna and the Apocalypse

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Destroyer

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The Favourite

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Green Book

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The Grinch

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If Beale Street Could Talk

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The Mule

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Overlord

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The Predator

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A Simple Favor

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The Sisters Brothers

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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Vice

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Capernaum

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The plight of the powerless – children, the poor, undocumented immigrants – in [Labaki’s] home country must be a cause close to her heart because you can feel her passion in every frame of her film.

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: Slice-of-life and stream-of-consciousness, this is unlike any documentary before about what it’s like to be poor and black in America. RaMell Ross is an important new voice in American cinema.

Hanagatami

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: This nearly three hour epic about the wasted youth of Japan’s war years adapted from Dan Kazuo’s 1937 novel is both a moving tribute and the type of phantasmagorical experience one would expect from the director of 1977’s “Hausu.”

The House That Jack Built

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: The House That Jack Built won’t please everybody. For fans of von Trier, as well as lovers of horror who feel it’s a discredited genre, this film is a masterpiece.

Instant Family

Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog

  • Excerpt: Fostering interest.

Johnny English Strikes Again

Vadim Grigoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]

Kin

Vadim Grigoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: a moving and marvelous look at an artist and his inspirations through decades

South Wind

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog Film Reviews

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