This Week at the Movies (Jan. 29, 2021)

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. 29, 2021

Wide (United States)

The Little Things

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Limited (United States)

The Night

Andrea Chase @ killermoviereviews.com

  • Excerpt: THE NIGHT creates an internal logic that is easily perceptible, while also being tantalizingly beyond comprehension. The suspense builds slowly but relentlessly, gearing up for a resolution that is a psychic shock.

Supernova

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The road trip scenario really works here, that old Fiat Autotrail Cheyenne giving the film an intimate, character-defining space while the Lake District and the stars Tusker knows so well provide the film a larger-than-life grandeur.

Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: A slow-roll, country drive of a film with brief pot holes of drama. Macqueen offers a flat structure, a sort of calm before the storm atmosphere, but it keeps his film from leaving a lasting impression.

2021 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

The White Tiger

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Brothers By Blood

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: Brothers By Blood is an engaging slow burn with a bleak atmosphere that is carried by a weary yet engrossing performance from Matthias Schoenaerts.

Caged

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: Caged features plenty of compelling sequences and interesting ideas, though it doesn’t cohere into a satisfying whole. Edi Gathegi manages to use his solitary space as way to really show off his range as a performer.

Hunted

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: Hunted is a thoroughly tense and visceral film, one that manages to bring flourishes that go from surreal to borderline mythic.

Identifying Features

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: The quiet, methodical pacing of Identifying Features might not work for everybody, but it ultimately comes together beautifully. Fernanda Valadez has crafted a film with so much empathy and a striking eye for images that will leave a lasting impression.

Identifying Features

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

No Man’s Land

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: While the film isn’t necessarily great as a whole, it has little moments that make the film compelling and interesting, and the cast puts in a lot of strong work.

PG: Psycho Goreman

James Jay Edwards @ The Big Smoke America

PG: Psycho Goreman

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: Underneath the enjoyably goofy, child-like adventure of Psycho Goreman lie a few interesting themes that use the story’s comedy for satirical purposes.

The Queen of Black Magic

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: Kimo Stamboel’s latest is a thoroughly enjoyable and often unnerving horror film with plenty of nasty and bloody scares.

Saint Maud

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: There are echoes of many great films and filmmakers in Glass’s work – Polanski’s ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘Repulsion,’ Stanley Kubrick, ‘The Exorcist’ and even Lars von Trier. And yet her film never feels derivative.

What Happened To Mr. Cha?

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: It’s an amusing comedy that has fun with the real life persona of its star.

2020 Films

One Night in Miami

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Promising Young Woman

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Sound of Metal

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The Trial of the Chicago 7

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Wonder Woman 1984

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Dinner in America

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Reviews

  • Excerpt: It comes with a star performance by Kyle Gallner to carry it through some of its rough spots.

Greenland

James Jay Edwards @ The Big Smoke America

I’m Your Woman

James Jay Edwards @ The Big Smoke America

Make Up

James Jay Edwards @ The Big Smoke America

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