This Week at the Movies (Mar. 13, 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: Mar. 13, 2020

Limited (United States)

Big Time Adolescence

Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews

Big Time Adolescence

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: It might be covering familiar thematic ground, but the emotions and relationships still ring true. Pete Davidson leaves a strong, impactful impression.

The Dog Doc

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: An information-rich documentary about a compassionate and holistic approach to dog care.

The Postcard Killings

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: It’s a compelling enough thriller for the moment you watch it, but isn’t gonna last very long in your mind after you see it. Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s performance is what makes it all connect and work.

2020 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Emma.

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Greed

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The Invisible Man

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Onward

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The Way Back

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And Then We Danced

Jonathan Richards @ www.santafenewmexican.com

  • Excerpt: Akin doesn’t discover many original wrinkles in this coming out story, but it’s the powerful cultural context, and some terrific dancing and acting by Gelbakhiani, that earn this movie its dancing shoes.

The Banker

Ron Wilkinson @ itsjustmovies.com

  • Excerpt: An entertaining story about a good hearted scam that did the right thing.

Camp Cold Brook

Ron Wilkinson @ itsjustmovies.com

  • Excerpt: Come to camp but skip the swim lessons.

Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Ron Wilkinson @ itsjustmovies.com

  • Excerpt: The energy of Niagara Falls segues into a carnival of cheap tricks in this methodical thriller.

Go Back to China

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: An entertaining story about a rich girl discovering that family matters.

Goldie

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

Guilty

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: GUILTY reminds us how important it is to listen when sexual assault charges are made instead of automatically blaming and/or shaming the accuser.

Guns Akimbo

Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal

  • Excerpt: Restricted to 95 minutes, the film doesn’t try to do more than the bizarre premise promises, which is an off-the-wall shoot ‘em up featuring a reluctant and ill-qualified hero.

I Am Human

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: An engaging and thought-provoking documentary about cutting-edge brain science.

Jurassic Thunder

Bradley Gibson @ Film Threat

  • Excerpt: The promotional description of Jurassic Thunder makes it sound like a standard low budget B movie. I’m here to tell you, oh my brothers and sisters, that paltry collection of soft words doesn’t get close to doing justice to the stratospheric heights of ridiculousness in this film where the madness begins with badly animated T-Rex’s with frickin’ machine guns strapped to their frickin’ heads.

Military Wives

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: So aggressively precisely what you think it is that there’s almost no point in seeing it. Flattens a true story into generic pap that isn’t even that successfully, authentically feel-good, either.

Only

Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth

Run This Town

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: An all-too-common portrait of how ambitious millennials are subjected to shameful treatment by their bosses.

Sorry We Missed You

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: An English family on the brink of financial collapse.

Sorry We Missed You

Nell Minow @ rogerebert.com

  • Excerpt: Like “I, Daniel Blake,” “Sorry We Missed You” is as intimate and immersive as a documentary.

Sorry We Missed You

Ron Wilkinson @ itsjustmovies.com

  • Excerpt: Unloads both barrels of righteous indignation on behalf of the working man.

Swallow

Candice Frederick @ The Wrap

Swallow

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: Half a century ago, this would have been radical. Today, it’s banal. The slick postwar aesthetic is emblematic of a male filmmaker’s understanding of women that exists only through dated stereotypes.

Swallow

Frank Ochieng @ Flick Feast

  • Excerpt: Swallow certainly echoes the intricate tendencies of a feminine lost soul left to her hidden mental devices. Absorbing, contemplative and probing…low-key but potent in its dramatic portrait

The Times of Bill Cunningham

Jonathan Richards @ www.santafenewmexican.com

  • Excerpt: This hour and a quarter in the company of the late photographer (he died after a stroke in 2016, at 87, still riding his bicycle to the end) is never less than engaging, even when he tears up on camera when discussing the AIDS epidemic and lost friends.

The Traitor

Ron Wilkinson @ itsjustmovies.com

  • Excerpt: A powerful story well told presages a cloudy future with no silver lining.

The Wild Goose Lake

Ron Wilkinson @ itsjustmovies.com

  • Excerpt: The energy is not there to grab and hold western audiences. Just as well, we will always have Bogie.

The Woman Who Ran

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Reviews

  • Excerpt: Playful, breezy and uneventful drama.

2019 Films

Judy

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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Too Late to Die Young

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A coming-of-age and slice-of-life drama set in Chile.

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