This Week at the Movies (Sep. 20, 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: Sep. 20, 2019

Wide (United States)

Ad Astra

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Downton Abbey

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Limited (United States)

Where’s My Roy Cohn?

Chris Barsanti @ Slant

  • Excerpt: This sharp, to-the-point portrait of the crook, fixer, and right-wing pitbull resists the urge to darkly glamorize him.

2019 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

Brian Banks

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The Goldfinch

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Haunt

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Hustlers

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It Chapter Two

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Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

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Toy Story 4

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette

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3 from Hell

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: Fans of Zombie’s style will find plenty of things to like, though it doesn’t quite match the quality of its predecessor.

Brittany Runs a Marathon

Karl Delossantos @

  • Excerpt: Brittany Runs a Marathon has enough charm, laughs, and wonderfully eclectic characters — especially Jillian Bell‘s eponymous Brittany — to get it past its weaker moments.

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: It reveals a Buñuel consumed with jealousy of Dali, insistent that he is the preeminent Spanish surrealist, as well as obsessed with death, morbidly so when it comes to the animals of the mountainous northern territory.

Chhichhore

Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi

  • Excerpt: Sometimes dramatic and otherwise insanely funny, director Nitesh Tiwari’s ‘Chhichhore’ works like magic with its decision to remain uncomplicated. While the ensemble cast does very well, it is Varun Sharma and Naveen Polishetty who amass maximum hoots.

Depraved

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: Anyone with an appreciation for smart, well-crafted horror should line up for this one.

Dream Girl

Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi

Freaks

Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: The film ultimately expands to encompass a worthwhile mythology with ample sequel potential and yet about 90% of the runtime takes place within a hundred yard radius of Chloe’s house. Largely due to budgetary constraints, Lipovsky and Stein have also worked a reason why into their script that allows the world to be brought into that home.

Just Mercy

Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com

  • Excerpt: Moments of hardship and tragedy do land and [the actors are up to exposing] their characters’ pain, but too often these affecting displays arrive with paint-by-number clarity.

Knives Out

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Contemporary but old-fashioned shaped whodunit that both enlivens and refreshes the genre.

Liam Gallagher: As It Was

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: This is required viewing for any Oasis fan.

The Lighthouse

Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist

The Lighthouse

Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com

  • Excerpt: You don’t watch The Lighthouse. You absorb it. Pattinson and Dafoe are like caged animals slinking around the perimeter, testing each other’s resolve before pouncing.

Monos

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: The film’s single most stunning achievement comes from composer Mica Levi (“Under the Skin”), her original score comprised of wavering call and response whistles and thunderous drum rolls which sound forged from rippling metal sheets.

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements

Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: The humanity and beauty of this documentary absolutely overwhelmed me. Bravo to director Irene Taylor Brodsky for bringing this inspiring true story to life on screen.

Official Secrets

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

Official Secrets

Don Shanahan @ 25YL

  • Excerpt: Official Secrets is built on clear eyes of dramatic acccuracy

One Cut of the Dead

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Take one hypochondriac, an alcoholic, the overly committed wife of the director and his daughter, an aspiring director… combined with routine on set mishaps, and witness how mistakes and imagination aid the filmmaking process.

One Cut of the Dead

Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom

The Report

Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com

  • Excerpt: The information itself is dramatic and tense regardless of whether the lead has the capacity to add more to it than an incredulous face.

Riot Girls

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: Ambitious and cool, but also a bit lacking in one key area.

Riot Girls

Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: Riot Girls proves just as much about a new generation taking the reins as it does empowered women expunging toxic male entitlement.

Running with the Devil

Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum

  • Excerpt: The film is competently made, and balances several threads well, but lacks the energy to keep the intricate plotting engaging.

Running with the Devil

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

Running with the Devil

Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom

Santiago, Itália

Paulo Portugal @ Insider [Portuguese]

Tigers Are Not Afraid

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: This horrific and heartbreaking tale is given a Guillermo del Toro-like touch of magical realism and supernatural fantasy by writer/director Issa Lpez, who, after this, should break into the boys club of great Mexican filmmakers.

Villains

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: amusing little black horror comedy gets most of its laughs from Skarsgård’s inspired performance, his porn-stached Mickey a good-natured if cowardly doofus with surprising flashes of inspiration triggered by his girlfriend’s devoted belief.

Villains

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

Villains

Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See

  • Excerpt: Full of sneaky twists, it’s not what it initially appears; while it feels light and bubbly at times, it also gets dark and bleak and sweet.

The Wild Top End

Glenn Dunks @ ArtsHub

  • Excerpt: The Wild Top End hopes to play large-format theatres around the world as well as return engagements in Australia’s scant IMAX venues. A distant path to profitability, but who can complain in this market? The first such film for Wild Pacific Media, I hope The Wild Top End 3D finds an appreciative global audience and not just a local one.

2017 Films

Breathe

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