This Week at the Movies (May 1, 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: May 1, 2020

Wide (United States)

None

2020 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Extra Ordinary

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Never Rarely Sometimes Always

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Slay the Dragon

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True History of the Kelly Gang

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Abe

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A spiritually inspiring story about how a young man tries to bring his diverse family together through food.

Abe

Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews

  • Excerpt: Junior chef Abe is a bundle of fervent innocence. Unfortunately his mom and dad are demoralizing killjoys.

Bad Education

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: BAD EDUCATION isn’t a bad movie. But it left me with an emptiness I can’t explain.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Perhaps one of the most compelling aspects of Pemberton’s documentary is a psychological study that was done with hundreds of Monopoly players…

The Decline

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese and English]

Deerskin

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Dujardin is a great comedic actor capable not only of subtle shading, but of true empathy with his characters, a quality that makes even his most obnoxious ones endearing.

Deerskin

Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: At 77 minutes long, Deerskin won’t push your patience. It doesn’t even push the boundaries of good taste, it’s got too much killer style.

The Dog Doc

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

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

Extraction

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: It has its fair share of flaws, but the work put into the action choreography and stunt work is very impressive.

Extraction

Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews

  • Excerpt: If you crave action and stunts at the expense of a compelling plot, then this movie will be an absolute treat.

The Grizzlies

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: Inspiring true story of an Inuit lacrosse team who transform themselves and their community.

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A wonder-filled animated film about the enchantments of the natural world seen through the eyes of a young boy.

Human Capital

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A morality play about economic inequality.

Look at Me

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese and English]

  • Excerpt: It recently premiered at Tribeca (online) and it was one of the most interesting shorts on the program!

Love Wedding Repeat

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese and English]

Miracle in Cell Nº 7

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese and English]

Planet of the Humans

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A delusion-shattering documentary on how the environmental and green energy movements have been taken over by capitalists.

Resistance

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: True story of the beloved mime Marcel Marceau’s activism to save Jewish children during World War II.

Robert the Bruce

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: Melancholy drama about a Scottish king’s period of discernment.

El Silencio del pantano

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese and English]

Someone, Somewhere

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: An enchanting French romantic drama about synchronicity.

Streetlight Harmonies

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A rollicking and revealing documentary about the birth and evolution of Doo-Wop music.

Time To Hunt

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: The filmmaking is stellar, making wonderful use of color, space, and sound. Filmmaker, Yoon Sung-hyun, handles the tension incredibly well.

A White, White Day

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A powerfully realized psychological drama about grief and other imponderables.

The Willoughbys

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: It’s a delight, and while it doesn’t necessarily stray too far from conventions, it is rich with humor, energy, and dazzling animation from start to finish.

The Willoughbys

Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews

  • Excerpt: The frenetic narrative rarely stops to take a pause. However, I did slowly warm up to the film’s wacky approach

The Willoughbys

Brent McKnight @ Giant Freakin’ Robot

  • Excerpt: By turns, ‘The Willoughbys’ is harrowing and joyous, fun and chaotic, and while earnest and giddy, it’s messy and jumbled.

The Wretched

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: frustratingly flawed, the brothers haphazard in establishing both their characters and spatial integrity… any good will is wasted in an overblown climax full of stupid decisions, unlikely coincidences and muddled mythology.

The Wretched

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: It’s not necessarily rife with subtext or compelling theming, but it’s a really fun horror film that boasts charming characters, great gore effects, and a killer instinct in crafting crowd pleasing moments.

2019 Films

Downton Abbey

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The Perfection

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The Legacy of the Bones

João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese and English]

  • Excerpt: The second film of the Baztan Trilogy isn’t as good as the first one, but it’s still a great thriller to watch!

Life After Flash

Josh Taylor @ www.forgetfulfilmcritic.com

  • Excerpt: The picture’s title, Life After Flash, might lead you to expect the documentary will focus solely on Jones and what he’s been up to in the four decades since Flash Gordon was released. Watching it, though, I got the feeling that there just wasn’t enough material on Jones to make a compelling film.

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