This Week at the Movies (Jul. 3, 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. 3, 2020

Limited (United States)

Hamilton

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: You’d be hard pressed to find a better way to enjoy the July 4th holiday.

John Lewis: Good Trouble

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: “Good Trouble” is what Lewis, who proudly recounts having been arrested forty times during the civil rights era and five more during his years in Congress, calls fighting for what’s right. As Porter shows us, it has been the 79 year-old’s defining characteristic.

John Lewis: Good Trouble

Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: The arc of John Lewis’s fight for equality and justice is long and shows no signs of slowing down. Director Dawn Porter shows the methods may have changed from the ’60s, but the results are the same – some enjoy rights callously denied to others.

The Outpost

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Director Rod Lurie (“The Contender”), a West Point graduate and veteran, pays homage to Bravo Troop 3-61, who would be outnumbered by a factor of over four to one in a position best described as ‘fish in a barrel’ in one of the worst battles of the Afghan War.

The Outpost

Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: The Outpost feels like a war movie classic while simultaneously employing innovative ideas. The visceral performances are unique and combined with the absurdity of COP Keating’s situation, it will leave you with a lasting impression.

The Truth

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: We’ve all seen the tale of an aging actress chafing against younger competition, but Kore-eda’s found a new twist using his old tricks.

2020 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

7500

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Da 5 Bloods

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Irresistible

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Shirley

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The Vast of Night

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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews

  • Excerpt: The songs (like “Volcano Man”) are sublime. The story not so much.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge

  • Excerpt: Eurovision was cancelled in 2020 because of COVID-19. So, sure, let Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams host their own.

Force of Nature

Nell Minow @ rogerebert.com

  • Excerpt: Even a script written by algorithm would make more sense than “Force of Nature,” a dumb dud of a movie that relies on the most preposterous of coincidences and the most exhausted of premises (in both senses of the word).

House of Hummingbird

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The smartest thing cowriter/director Brett Harvey is largely give the narrative reins of his documentary over to its charismatic subject… If you love the man as an actor, you’ll love him even more as himself.

The Lovebirds

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Surprisingly, this movie’s romance angle ends up being just icing on a very tasty cake. It’s funny, suspenseful and a joy to watch.

My Spy

Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: Fires and misses to be this generation’s Kindergarten Cop. My Spy will neither torture parents nor become their kid’s new favorite movie, but it will distract everyone long enough to not make it seem like a waste of time.

My Spy

Mike McGranaghan @

  • Excerpt: My Spy is little more than a compendium of lazy “tough guy is softened up by a cute kid” cliches that’s too violent for young children, and too childish for fans of action movies.

2018 Films

Holiday

Bavner Donaldo @ Cinejour [Indonesian]

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