This Week at the Movies (May 10, 2019)

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 10, 2019

Wide (United States)

The Hustle

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Tolkien

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

The Biggest Little Farm

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: …inspirational in how it documents the resilience and intelligent design of nature, but who is it inspiring? Only those with seemingly unlimited financial resources and a large crew of devoted interns need apply.

The Biggest Little Farm

Adam Patterson @ Film Pulse

2019 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Avengers: Endgame

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

The Curse of La Llorona

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Family

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Glass

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

High Life

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

I Trapped the Devil

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

The Intruder

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Little

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Long Shot

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Pet Sematary

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Us

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Velvet Buzzsaw

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Wild Nights with Emily

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Ask Dr. Ruth

Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com

  • Excerpt: For someone like me who really did know her as a comedic footnote in pop culture, Ask Dr. Ruth proves crucial to restoring her legacy.

Ask Dr. Ruth

Frank Ochieng @ ScrreenAnarchy

  • Excerpt: Ask Dr. Ruth is both playful and piercing in its spotlight shining on a strong, achieving giggly feminine force that conquered lingering personalized adversity with sexual advisory potency.

Book Smart

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: An exceptional piece of coming-of-age filmmaking both emotionally resonant and very funny. An impressive directorial debut from Olivia Wilde.

Captive State

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]

El Chicano

Frank Ochieng @ ScreenAnarchy

  • Excerpt: …the humorless and dark tendencies feel utterly labored. Dripping in brutish violence as a police procedural, El Chicano is a sunken saga riddled in strained grade-B crime drama cliches.

Clara

Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson

  • Excerpt: This combination creates an intimate and daring film experience that enraptures as easily and as powerfully as it fascinates.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Van Connor @ BBC Sounds

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: Elements of it work wonders, especially with the performances, but it lacks the focus and thematic cohesion to work as a whole.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore

  • Excerpt: Never glorifies its subject, opting to show him as a bland, dishonest, and cruel human being instead, focusing on the wreckage he created that extended beyond his victims and their mourning families.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: What in the world has casting done? Ted Bundy played by Zak Efron! A decision like that seems bold. And yet it proves to be true gold.

General Magic

Adam Patterson @ Film Pulse

The Hole in the Ground

Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

  • Excerpt: Even if the climax is a bit anticlimactic compared to the atmospheric build-up, “The Hole in the Ground” remains attentive to its characters and achieves a mood that is creepy, unsettling, if not exactly frightening, and finally open to ambiguity.

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]

  • Excerpt: Izumiteljica je film koji se itekako pogledati i koji daje jednu zanimljiv, iako prilicno uznemirujuci pogled na današnji svijet.

Knock Down the House

Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: Knock Down the House earned the Sundance Film Festival’s Audience Award, a sure sign this documentary is both feel-good, inspirational, and at times a call to action. The glass ceiling is broken and the playbook is written – Rachel Lears and her four heroines, notably Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, will now show others how to make the politically impossible, possible.

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

Candice Frederick @ Remezcla

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: Bi Gan is brave to attempt a feat like this and I wonder how much of it was to satisfy a creative need and how much it was for purposeful notoriety. Like much arthouse cinema, the film defies easy categorization and will truly appeal to only a thin slice of the movie-going public, but for those few, Long Day’s Journey Into Night is pure catnip.

Pledge

Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

  • Excerpt: “Pledge” is confidently shot and has a nasty, buzzy thrill about itself, but would it have killed the filmmakers to at least provide a more likable or just sympathetic character who didn’t feel like composite leftovers from a “Porky’s” sequel?

The Quiet One

Candice Frederick @ The Wrap

The Ruthless

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]

Shadow

Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See

  • Excerpt: It brings me no joy to report Zhang Yimou’s ‘Shadow’ does absolutely nothing for me.

Starfish

Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic

  • Excerpt: “Starfish” is more impressionistic than it is straightforward storytelling, not so much telling an A-to-B narrative as it is evoking a vivid feeling.

Under the Silver Lake

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: An aggresively strange, indulgent, and idiosyncratic film that can prove immensly enjoyable if you can groove on its wavelength.

Under the Silver Lake

Scott Phillips @ The Movie Isle

Under the Silver Lake

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

The Wandering Earth

Emmanuel Báez @ Cinéfiloz [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: China’s most expensive sci-fi film is just decent.

2018 Films

Green Book

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

The Hate U Give

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Isle of Dogs

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Life Itself

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Love, Simon

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Mary Poppins Returns

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

On the Basis of Sex

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Ready Player One

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Roma

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Second Act

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Solo: A Star Wars Story

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Canary

James Wegg @ JWR

  • Excerpt: http://www.jamesweggreview.org/Articles.aspx?ID=2185.

Daddy Issues

James Wegg @ JWR

  • Excerpt: Fulfilling a dream takes a curious route

Memories of My Body

Bavner Donaldo @ Cinejour [Indonesian]

2017 Films

Loveless

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.