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. 6, 2019
Wide (United States)
It Chapter Two
2019 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas
Angel Has Fallen
Blinded by the Light
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Men in Black International
The Peanut Butter Falcon
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Ready or Not
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
- Excerpt: Visually stunning portrait of the spiritual struggles of indigenous people to survive.
The Art of Driving in the Rain
João Pinto @ Portal CInema [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: Bennett’s War has clunky, unimaginative dialogue and stiff performances.
Don’t Let Go
- Excerpt: Don’t Let Go offers simple thrills with an enticing premise, but it’s the performances that ultimately make it resonate.
- Excerpt: Stefanov took pictures of Hatidze on a scouting expedition and the filmmakers decided to make her their focus, leading to one of the most fortuitous if heartbreaking natural dramas of the cinematic year.
- Excerpt: The subject matter lends itself to confusion and the dialogue seems a bit flat, but costumes and interesting settings help us feel a sense of place, and that’s important for a period movie like this.
- Excerpt: Killerman wants to be a hard-edged crime drama. Aside from some nicely gritty cinematography, it brings nothing of value to the table.
- Excerpt: Shoots for laughs despite its serious nature.
- Excerpt: A true story about conscience as a catalyst to change, a spur to morality, and a source of hope.
- Excerpt: while the story itself is often riveting, Hood’s execution is often bumpy, some aspects presently dryly, others too abruptly…The film’s brightest note is Ralph Fiennes who gives a puckish quality to his portrayal of human rights lawyer Ben Emmerson
- Excerpt: While director Gavin Hood makes no excuses for Bush and his clan, his direct ire and vitriol accuses Blair and the British government of high crimes against the British people. He is angry and here in 2019 to ensure you do not forget the audacity and ineptitude of 2003.
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins
- Excerpt: unless you are a hardcore Republican, or maybe even if you are, her words will have you rolling in the aisles.
- Excerpt: Class war, gooey horror style.
Tigers Are Not Afraid
- Excerpt: There’s probably better markers to highlight when a community’s abject horror fosters enough self-destruction and futility to reach full exposure and ensure children can no longer be shielded from its truth, but that doesn’t diminish the heartbreaking sorrow [dark, metaphorical fairy tales] lay bare.
- Excerpt: While [Tone-Deaf can be a rollicking good time] when stripped of the excess a peripheral cast ruled by convenience provides, those moments are few and far between.