This Week at the Movies (Oct. 4, 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: Oct. 4, 2019

Wide (United States)

Joker

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Expanding (United States)

Judy

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Limited (United States)

Lucy in the Sky

Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment

  • Excerpt: For all the aspect ratio changes, ruminations concerning what going to space can do to a person, and solid performances from a strong cast, the film is still plagued by problems regarding the story.

Pain and Glory

Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews

  • Excerpt: Pain and Glory is a colorful, funny and profound film where Pedro Almodóvar reckons with his past and career — featuring a career-best performance by Antonio Banderas.

Pain and Glory

Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment

  • Excerpt: Even as he’s gotten older, Almodóvar puts in enough here to suggest he has a ways to go before stopping.

2019 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Abominable

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Ad Astra

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Brittany Runs a Marathon

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Downton Abbey

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It Chapter Two

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Luce

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After Midnight

Scott Phillips @ The Movie Isle

Aga

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: a mysterious, stunning, melancholy tale about a disappearing way of life, one being corrupted by humankind’s progression…“Ága” goes to the ends of the earth to reveal global truths.

All Rise

Candice Frederick @ Essence

Atlantics

Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews

  • Excerpt: Atlantics has an intriguing enough story and Mati Diop manages some fascinating scenes of tension and emotion, but it lacks the narrative momentum for it to really take off.

Bacurau

Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews

  • Excerpt: Bacurau is a wonderfully weird western that is as funny as it is hard hitting and thrilling.

Black and Blue

Candice Frederick @ The Wrap

Bliss

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: Bliss is abrasive, moody, and nasty, but for a certain audience, its relentles griminess is a feature, not a bug.

Bliss

Dennis Schwartz Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Please note that Begos is an admirer of madman filmmaker Gaspar Noé.

Calm with Horses

Roxana Hadadi @ Pajiba

  • Excerpt: The cast of Irish drama ‘Calm With Horses’ elevates familiar themes about masculinity, violence, and poverty.

The Chambermaid

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: director Lila Avilés shines a light on the life of a woman who crosses paths with many but is seen by few.

Color Out of Space

Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist

The Day Shall Come

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: The Day Shall Come is one of the year’s biggest disappointments. The satire is limp and lifeless, and it just isn’t a particularly funny movie.

Devil’s Revenge

Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See

  • Excerpt: William Shatner battles the Devil with a grenade launcher, so there’s that. Only that, but still…

Dilili in Paris

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: It’s absolutely astonishing to look at, a lovely visit to the City of Lights that quite literally glows… but the [English language] voice actors are all so wooden, they sound like the result of a translation program.

Dolemite is My Name

Scott Phillips @ The Movie Isle

  • Excerpt: The meta nature of Murphy’s casting and the powerhouse performance he delivers in the role is sure to be an awards season narrative.

Gemini Man

Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge

  • Excerpt: Here’s a technological achievement for you: a film that both sucks and blows.

In the Shadow of the Moon

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: Solid performances and a compelling premise keeps the film engaging enough despite some missed opportunities.

In the Shadow of the Moon

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Because of Boyd Holbrook’s fine performance as an obsessed police officer, I tried to stay with the complicated story. Unfortunately, this time-travel film is downright confusing.

The Irishman

Siddhant Adlakha @ Firstpost

  • Excerpt: Martin Scorsese is king of the gangster picture, but heavy lies the crown.

The Irishman

Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews

  • Excerpt: The Irishman combines the meditative pace of Silence, the sharp humor and style of The Wolf of Wall Street, and the narrative of Martin Scorsese’s greatest gangster movies to form a self-reflective magnum opus.

Little Monsters

Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See

  • Excerpt: While maybe not the freshest take on the undead, the image of Lupita Nyong’o in a bright yellow dress, beheading walking corpses with a shovel is enough to fill me with glee.

Low Tide

Roxana Hadadi @ Pajiba

  • Excerpt: A24’s ‘Low Tide’ assembles pieces of ’80s cult classics to build an enjoyably tense slow burner about class and crime.

Silhouette

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

Sister Aimee

Candice Frederick @ The Wrap

VFW

Scott Phillips @ The Movie Isle

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