This Week at the Movies (Mar. 20, 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. 20, 2020

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2020 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

The Hunt

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The Invisible Man

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Onward

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Swallow

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The Way Back

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Blood Hunters

Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See

  • Excerpt: When you hire people for your movie who know how to fight a funny thing happens, the fights look good. Too bad that’s all ‘Blood Hunters’ has going for it.

Bloodshot

Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist

Bloodshot

Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal

  • Excerpt: The special effects are excellent and the action sequences are good with an original flavour due to their unique superhuman abilities, but tthe lack of emotion means it all could’ve been much better.

Bloodshot

Frank Ochieng @ Flick Feast

  • Excerpt: …relentlessly convoluted. The bio-engineered banality featured in Diesel’s vanity film project will make one’s weary eyes reflect this indulgent action thriller’s movie title.

Blow the Man Down

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The way Mary Margaret’s old waders hold this little town’s history is an ingenious device and Harpswell, Maine, standing in for the fictional Easter Cove, couldn’t be more steeped in Downeast.

Blow the Man Down

Charlie Juihl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: This Maine seaport set crime noir is far too linear and no-nonsense to spur much mystery. The biggest twist is there isn’t one.

The Burnt Orange Heresy

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Debicki and Sutherland enjoy a beautiful give and take while Jagger enjoys a sympathy for the devil…But one begins to wonder if Bang is simply being typecast as shallow art world figures or if the actor himself is merely glib.

Celebration

Sarah Boslaugh @ TheArtsSTL

  • Excerpt: It doesn’t take long to fathom the reasons Bergé did not want this film released, and, personal issues aside, it’s one of the more unusual fashion documentaries ever made.

Faith Based

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: Simply mocking stuff like God’s Not Dead would be shooting fish in a barrel. Instead, the film goes for something deeper and more poignant.

First Cow

Charlie Juihl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: Kelly Reichardt is an idol in the world of independent film and First Cow will earn her even more acolytes who relish her more sedate and contemplative filmmaking style.

First Cow

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of the Exploitation Film vols 1-3

Sarah Boslaugh @ TheArtsSTL

  • Excerpt: Given the very real problems that we’re facing today, it’s positively comforting to visit a world where, it seems, people had to work overtime to invent things to be upset about.

Human Capital

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice

  • Excerpt: A morality play about economic inequality.

Human Nature

Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See

  • Excerpt: What is CRISPR? It’s a revolutionary new development in genetic manipulation, one that has epic, sprawling, far-reaching implications across numerous fields, and it just might terrify you..

Lost Girls

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: There’s a lot of care placed in the way the film approaches the way we talk about cases like this, and the way they are often dismissed and ignored, and by the end of it, you can’t help but feel just as frustrated as our characters.

Lost Girls

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: “Lost Girls,” a dark and true movie – as scary as a film can be. But this story should’ve been told as documentary, pure gold.

Mosquito

Paulo Portugal @ [Portuguese]

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: With her third film, writer/director Eliza Hittman (“Beach Rats”) has proven herself a real auteur, a filmmaker with the uncanny ability to project the inner turmoil of teenagers unable to voice it for themselves.

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Reviews

  • Excerpt: Richly tells us how a teenager from the sticks deals with her unexpected pregnancy in this rewarding indie.

Ordinary Love

Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com

  • Excerpt: Tremors of anger and annoyance run just below the surface [because] not even the purest love can evade humanity’s inherently [fear-driven] messiness.

The Roads Not Taken

Candice Frederick @ The Wrap

Saint Frances

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: Taboo-busting laugh-until-you-cry tale dares to speak of oft-unspoken matters of women’s lives. So very necessary to open up the range of women’s experiences seen as baseline. I love this movie.

2019 Films

Abominable

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For Sama

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Midsommar

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Terminator: Dark Fate

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Liberté, Albert Serra

Paulo Portugal @ [Portuguese]

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