This Week at the Movies (Oct. 30, 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: Oct. 30, 2020

Wide (United States)

None

Limited (United States)

None

2020 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

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Love and Monsters

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Synchronic

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Ava

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

Baby Done

Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge

  • Excerpt: The cinema of New Zealand is varied and diverse: half of it stars Taika Waititi, while the other half is just produced by him.

Beasts Clawing at Straws

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Yong-hoon keeps so many plates spinning in the air his pacing will leave you breathless… Best of all, the filmmaker knows just who to leave holding his bag.

Black Box

Mark Harris @ Black Horror Movies

The Boys Who Said NO!

Andrea Chase @ Eat Drink Films

  • Excerpt: Too important a film to be missed.

Breaking Fast

Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi

Cicada

Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi

Cowboys

Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi

The Craft: Legacy

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Lister-Jones has developed a story outline which follows the themes of the first…and adds additional new layers of gender and sexual orientation fluidity and how those threaten the patriarchy.

Fishbowl

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: What is most compelling about their debut, though, is their command of tone, their film imbued not only with the heightened drama of the teenaged girl’s point of view of the aforementioned “Virgin Suicides,” but the doomed romanticism of “Picnic at Hanging Rock” and the art house horror of “Take Shelter.”

His House

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Pay attention to the film’s opening minutes which both inform the couple’s upcoming haunting and misinform us by leading us to make assumptions which will be shockingly upended.

J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of the Subgenius

Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com

  • Excerpt: One comes away with the feeling that the church is a yardstick by which the society at large can be measured by its reaction to it.

Kadaver

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

Measure for Measure

James Wegg @ JWR

  • Excerpt: What price, redemption?

Nationtime

Nell Minow @ rogerebert.com

  • Excerpt: So many of the topics raised in 1972 are depressingly even more urgent today. The landmark civil rights legislation of the ’60s created new opportunities for equality and progress but it did not deliver them.

Rebecca

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

Rebecca

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: This remake almost passed the test. But Hitchcock’s version is the best.

Resisterhood

James Wegg @ JWR

  • Excerpt: To connect and support

Rialto

James Wegg @ JWR

  • Excerpt: So…sorry

Shithouse

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Reviews

  • Excerpt: It proves to be more sensitive than you would think from its vulgar title.

The Strong Ones

Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi

Summer of 85

Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi

Tales from the Hood 3

Mark Harris @ Black Horror Movies

Totally Under Control

Josh Taylor @ The Forgetful Film Critic

  • Excerpt: Totally Under Control lays out its arguments with sobering facts and a chilling style. Gibney and his co-directors have made a vital and damning piece of reportage that will act as a roadmap after this is all over.

Vampires vs. the Bronx

Mark Harris @ Black Horror Movies

The Witches

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: It doesn’t add all that much as an adaptation, compared to the 1990 version, but it’s a perfectly servicable family film with just enough flourishes from Robert Zemeckis that evoke his early whimsical adventures.

Wolfman’s Got Nards

Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See

  • Excerpt: A warm, fuzzy hug of a documentary.

World of Tomorrow 3

Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge

  • Excerpt: A time-traversing love story set at the precipice of the apocalypse. Ready?

2019 Films

Slaughterhouse Rulez

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

2018 Films

London Fields

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]

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