This Week at the Movies (May 7, 2021)

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 7, 2021

Wide (United States)

Wrath of Man

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Limited (United States)

The Paper Tigers

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: The Paper Tigers is thoroughly charming and filled with endearing characters. Fans of martial arts movies will have a blast.

The Paper Tigers

Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See

  • Excerpt: Movie fights are great and all, but they mean a lot more when there’s the emotional center to back them up.

2021 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Mortal Kombat

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About Endlessness

Kenji Fujishima @ Book & Film Globe

About Endlessness

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: This project feels less like a climax to the now-78-year-old Andersson’s brilliant career, and more like an unexpected encore, a gift to hardcore fans who are not quite ready to go home just yet.

Berlin Alexanderplatz

Lee Jutton @ Film Inquiry

  • Excerpt: With its bravura performances and three-hour length, Qurbani’s Berlin Alexanderplatz makes for an epic exploration of life in modern Germany for those doomed to exist on its margins. And yet, for all its technical brilliance, the film’s decision to modernize a book so very much of its time means that some elements of the story inevitably feel out of place.

The Boy from Medellin

Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie

  • Excerpt: The Boy from Medellín is more than a concert film, but its focus on the upcoming show and persistent attempts to show ‘a day in the life’ of J Balvin stiff-arm what would have been the meat and potatoes of a typical Heineman documentary, the unrest in the streets.

Cliff Walkers

Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See

  • Excerpt: A taut, chilly spy thriller, one full of suspense, betrayal, treachery, and the usual slick execution and eye for detail one expects from Zhang.

Every Breath You Take

Ronald wilkinson @ itsjustmovies.com

  • Excerpt: A possible success of a movie that is submarined by a cheap shot at horror.

Four Good Days

Nell Minow @ rogerebert.com

  • Excerpt: The performances, including Stephen Root as Deb’s second husband and Joshua Leonard as Molly’s ex-husband, far exceed the formulaic quality of the script.

Limbo

Sarah Boslaugh @ The Arts STL

  • Excerpt: Seldom has a film been more accurately titled than Ben Sharrock’s Limbo, which centers on the plight of a young Syrian refugee living at an asylum center on a Scottish island while he waits for the gears of justice to grind through their motions and determine his fate.

Limbo

Matt Oakes @

  • Excerpt: Sardonic and soulful, ‘Limbo’ is a slow-moving and darkly funny drama about the ennui of immigration and the guilt of leaving behind a life unfulfilled that crescendoes to a thunderous, lyrical peak.

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Ronald wilkinson @ itsjustmovies.com

  • Excerpt: A departure from a reality that is, itself, a departure from reality

The Mitchells vs the Machines

Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews

  • Excerpt: An animated treat for children and adults alike

My Wonderful Wanda

Ronald wilkinson @ itsjustmovies.com

  • Excerpt: A delightful skewering of pretense that bounces from scary to scattered through perfectly executed twists of love, hate and lust.

Oxygen

Shelagh Rowan-Legg @ ScreenAnarchy

Percy vs Goliath

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: While it is a standard in its construction, the story keeps it engaging. Christopher Walken delivers a terrific performance.

Queen Marie

Lee Jutton @ Film Inquiry

  • Excerpt: Directed by Italian filmmaker Alexis Sweet Cahill, Queen Marie chronicles the ruler’s attempts to convince international leaders that the “Romanian question” was deserving of their attention. And while lavish historical dramas laden with European accents are increasingly out of vogue with moviegoers, Queen Marie isn’t without its charms—including its fittingly regal lead.

Silo

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: Marshall Burnette shows strong instincts in highlighting character within the margins of a story that is otherwise devoid of anything remotely superfluous.

Stowaway

Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews

  • Excerpt: This is well-acted character study. Just not a particularly exciting one.

The Virtuoso

Ronald wilkinson @ itsjustmovies.com

  • Excerpt: Enjoy the noir and put the rest aside.

Voyagers

Ronald wilkinson @ itsjustmovies.com

  • Excerpt: Aliens attacking a multi light year survival mission turn out to be the crew itself.

2020 Films

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

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Nomadland

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Promising Young Woman

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Colette

James Wegg @

  • Excerpt: Dante on Earth

A Concerto Is a Conversation

James Wegg @

  • Excerpt: Survival by mail

Crip Camp

James Wegg @

  • Excerpt: What took us so long?

Do Not Split

James Wegg @

  • Excerpt: “The British handed us [Hong Kong] to China like a bag of potatoes [1997].”

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