This Week at the Movies (Jul. 17, 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: Jul. 17, 2020

Wide (United States)

None

Limited (United States)

The Painted Bird

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Writer/director Václav Marhoul’s faithful adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski’s controversial 1965 novel…, a book that once read is never forgotten, is a stunning achievement for those willing to navigate the opposite of escapism.

The Sunlit Night

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: A ramble with appealingly messy people rethinking their priorities that is perhaps more charming and touching than it might have been if this pandemic summer didn’t have so many of us doing the same.

2020 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

7500

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And Then We Danced

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The Old Guard

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Relic

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Shirley

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The Beach House

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: It’s just a bit too minimal of a genre exercise, and while it does it well, it doesn’t do a lot to create a lasting impression. That of course doesn’t diminish the good work put in by filmmaker Jeffrey A. Brown and star Liana Liberato.

The Beach House

James Jay Edwards @ The Big Smoke America

The Beach House

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Reviews

  • Excerpt: It fails in the third act to deliver much excitement after its solid set-up.

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Spending twenty-four hours with a bunch of bar flies has never been this mesmerizing, this profound, this funny and sad…an outstanding example of what can be done with a tiny budget, innovative filmmakers and a well assembled ensemble.

Defending Jacob

Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish]

Denise Ho: Becoming the Song

James Wegg @

  • Excerpt: “Keeping silent is more terrifying”

Divos!

Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom

  • Excerpt: Divos! is a punchy charmer and rejoices in petty awkwardness, manically (or maniacally?) driven with the extreme motivation of those folks you knew in high school who took the yearly plays way too seriously.

Game of Death

Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom

  • Excerpt: The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed some lesser-known, low-budget films to step into the spotlight. Game of Death should have *stayed* lesser-known.

Guest of Honour

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

Hamilton

Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews

  • Excerpt: Rarely has a filmed stage play ever felt so immediate, vibrant, and vital.

Palm Springs

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: Palm Springs is a lovely and joyful picture that takes a classic formula, and makes it feel fresh while smartly tapping into all the things that made that formula so effective in the first place. Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti are thoroughly charming.

Palm Springs

Josh Taylor @ www.forgetfulfilmcritic.com

  • Excerpt: Ultimately, Palm Springs finds hope in the meaning of going through this experience – an exaggerated metaphor for life – with someone else. The movie comes to the conclusion that doing it alone is a fate worse than death.

The Prince

James Wegg @

  • Excerpt: Life on the inside

Volition

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: I spent much of it admiring how creative it was, and how confident the filmmaking is. It also shows the potential of exploring complex ideas through simple yet effective storytelling.

We Are Little Zombies

Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom

We Have Boots

James Wegg @

  • Excerpt: “No freedom for their homeland”

You Should Have Left

Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish]

2019 Films

Monos

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