This Week at the Movies (May 29, 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 29, 2020

Wide (United States)

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2020 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Birds of Prey

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Deerskin

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True History of the Kelly Gang

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The Wretched

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Assassin 33 A.D.

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: Donnie Darko’ meets ‘The Passion of the Christ’ done on the kind of budget usually reserved for an episode of ‘The 700 Club.’

Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains and the Future of the Internet

Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com

  • Excerpt: It takes us on a rollicking journey through the history of Bitcoin: its detractors, its disciples, and its philosophers.

The Deeper You Dig

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: a stylish looking, well acted film that examines the strong bond between a mother and daughter both before and after death with plenty of creep factor for genre buffs.

End of Sentence

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Humans and Nature combine here to make us shed more than one tear. Still, “End of Sentence” deserves cheers. It shines a light on hope, not tears.

A Good Woman Is Hard to Find

Ron Wilkinson @ itsjustmovies.com

  • Excerpt: A routine revenge flick packs a bigger message along with the grisly action.

The High Note

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: a more benevolent take on the star/underling dynamic of many films that have come before it with a surprise up its sleeve which you may not see coming and which helps to alleviate some unfortunate flaws.

The High Note

Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: The Vegas residency version of a story which preaches new material, but declines to offer any

The High Note

Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom

  • Excerpt: The High Note belts its own tune by celebrating a genuine camaraderie between women looking out for each other personally and professionally.

Inheritance

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The equivalent of a cheesy airport thriller, “Inheritance” gives Simon Pegg an opportunity to play outside his usual lines, but neophyte Matthew Kennedy’s script serves red herrings and abandoned trails as it sets us up for a big reveal that skids seriously off the rails.

Inheritance

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: Nothing works in this ludicrous thriller, which fails to compel us with its roster of monstrous characters. Lily Collins is woefully miscast; Patrick Warburton and Simon Pegg are criminally wasted.

Joan of Arc

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Both sections of the film have a unique tone, the young Joan of Arc of serious and spiritual intent, those who debate her frequently appearing as if they’ve wandered in from a Monty Python film.

Joan of Arc

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

Last Call

Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com

  • Excerpt: A quietly wrenching precis on loneliness and the need to connect in the 21st-century

The Lovebirds

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: The hugely appealing Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani share terrific comic and romantic chemistry and work their everywoman and -man charm to the max. Go-to goofy escapism for, say, a pandemic lockdown.

Lucky Grandma

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: Wild sass, gentle comedy, shivs of poignancy, and instantly vivid characters add up to a wonderful riff on mob movies as a Chinatown granny faces off against gangsters. Tsai Chin is an absolute hoot.

Lucky Grandma

Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom

The Painter and the Thief

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: : the enjoyment of Ree’s film lies in turning initial impressions on their head, unfolding revelations better left for the audience to discover… an unlikely tale of human connection where risk delivers many rewards.

Planet of the Humans

Ron Wilkinson @ itsjustmovies.com

  • Excerpt: Launched in time for Earth Day, the message is lost in the medium.

Rewind

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

Scoob!

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: A spectacularly scattershot, pandering mess of pulp junk, cheap-looking animation, and poisonous gender dynamics. A charmless cash-grab that can’t be bothered with the slightest stab at originality.

Shirley

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Featuring a mind blowing, career best performance from Elizabeth Moss, “Shirley” is a tour de force of imagination, director Josephine Decker (“Madeline’s Madeline”) keeping her camera in close to get us inside Shirley’s head.

Shirley

Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews

  • Excerpt: The film’s overwhelming and somewhat chaotic opening prepares you for its penchant for tension—sexual, suspenseful, and otherwise. On the other hand, the introduction to Shirley barely scratches the surface of the unpredictable rollercoaster that she is

Spaceship Earth

Josh Taylor @ www.forgetfulfilmcritic.com

  • Excerpt: Filmmaker Matt Wolf paints in a sympathetic light the oddball collective who made the 1991 Biosphere 2 project a reality, but he also digs deeper into their unique approach to life. Spaceship Earth is a fascinating study of both recent history and the most eclectic group of people you’re likely ever to meet.

The Trip to Greece

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: After Winterbottom took his lads to Spain this formulaic foodie franchise felt like it had run out of gas, yet despite the fourth film following exactly the same beats as the three previous entries, Greece turns out to be a much more worthy sendoff.

The Trip to Greece

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: Sitting down to watch these movies have felt like catching up with old friends while luxuriating in stunning vistas and amazing food, and as bittersweet as it is for this to be the final film, it ends on a strong note.

The Vast of Night

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: This audacious debut from director Andrew Patterson is a case of ‘it’s in the telling, not in the tale.’

The Vast of Night

Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: Expertly weaves together amateur sleuth characters, late ‘50s production design, camera movements to emphasize place and storytelling, and stirs it up in a Twilight Zone pot. Andrew Patterson creates a masterpiece of suspense and wonder.

Villain

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: a gritty English gangster film that, while covering no new ground, is steeped in local atmosphere and a sympathetic performance from Fairbrass, who embodies Bob Hoskins’ tough-yet-soft demeanor mixed with the brute physicality of Vinny Jones…

The Wrong Missy

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

2019 Films

The Cleansing Hour

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

Give Me Liberty

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

2018 Films

Avengers: Infinity War

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Black Panther

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