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: Jun. 14, 2019
Wide (United States)
Men in Black: International
Expanding (United States)
- Excerpt: The deliciously entertaining Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling take center stage in a comedy about women in a male-dominated world. Laugh-until-you-cry and witheringly funny, often even keenly skewering.
Limited (United States)
- Excerpt: about the in between time, a suspension of a woman’s motherhood but not her life…Sienna Miller really digs deep here
The Dead Don’t Die
2019 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
The Biggest Little Farm
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
The Secret Life of Pets 2
The Sun Is Also a Star
- Excerpt: #Like attempts to break down the idea that women have to be perfect to be worthy of justice.
Always Be My Maybe
- Excerpt: Doesn’t rock the rom-com boat but absolutely delightful anyway. A smart, modern romantic comedy that flips genre scripts and finds a freshness in making room for new voices and new perspectives.
- Excerpt: Entertaining for most parts, ‘Bharat’ has its share of moments despite not exploring possibilities such as India’s development trajectory.
The Eyes of Orson Welles
- Excerpt: Just seeing Welles’s artwork is of interest in itself, the man’s hand drawn Christmas cards alone an intriguing study (which, yes, Cousins is able to link back to his films).
Framing John DeLorean
- Excerpt: It’s history lesson, editorial, and crime drama all rolled into one. And for the most part it works.
Free Trip to Egypt
- Excerpt: An emotional roller-coaster ride as bigoted Americans find common ground with the people Fox News has told them to hate and fear. I laughed and cried, found myself full of despair and full of hope.
How Does It Start
- Excerpt: Artistically striking with its challenges, How Does it Start is a reminder of how the uninformed see the world and it is rightfully jarring.
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
- Excerpt: This melancholy piece of magical realism is an ode to a house and a city whose gentrification is displacing those who once made it vibrant, an intraracial cousin to “Blindspotting.”
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
- Excerpt: …unconventionally poetic, piercingly observant, and thought-provoking…a beautifully shot meditation on a heralded hometown turned into a pricey Fantasyland for those that can no longer afford to be part of its marvelous mosaic.
- Excerpt: We find we can enjoy the performances more than the characters. We believe their emotional investment in isolation, but not in regards to the bigger picture.
- Excerpt: An uncomfortably clueless portrait of societal privilege taking advantage of financial desperation. Matt Bomer is very effective as a man truly heartbroken, though.
- Excerpt: Did you know there’s a specific breed of pigeons that summersault mid-air? Did you know groups of people around the world who raise birds to do just that and have turned it into a competitive sport?
- Excerpt: The appealingly down-to-earth Jack Quaid as Ben and the raunchier and offbeat Erskine as Alice share a rare type of best friend shorthand that makes them fun to be around.
- Excerpt: The smoothness behind the alcohol-tinged bite of Plus One is to watch the two operate through softening each of their prickly characters against each other.
- Excerpt: With its fine cast members and clever plot, this rom-com made me laugh a lot.
- Excerpt: A top-notch drama about youth facing the challenges of citizenship, community, and freedom.
This One’s for the Ladies
- Excerpt: Executed to near-perfection by Aashiq Abu, Indian film ‘Virus’ is the closest that a contemporary feature can get to documenting a deadly medical adversity with honesty and empathy.
João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: A Swedish Fantasy Drama with Plenty if Extravagancy