Movies This Week – 20-09-18
Lots of new movies this week including The LIttle Stranger which is the latest release from Lenny Abrahamson! It’s getting positive reviews, so worth seeing as it’s a largely Irish film which is always exciting. Otherwise, there’s A Simple Favour, directed by Paul Feig who is still recovering from Ghostbusters! Hopefully this one will do well for him…
Our Top Five Films This Week –
5. American Animals
3. Cold War
2. The Little Stranger
1. The Rider
The Little Stranger – 61% On Rotten Tomatoes
After a doctor is called to visit a crumbling manor, strange things begin to occur.
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Writers: Lucinda Coxon, Sarah Waters (novel)
Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter
A Simple Favour – 83% On Rotten Tomatoes
A woman seeks to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of her best friend.
Director: Paul Feig
Writers: Jessica Sharzer (screenplay by), Darcey Bell (based upon the novel by)
Stars: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding
Climax – 91% On Rotten Tomatoes
French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.
Director: Gaspar Noé
Writer: Gaspar Noé
Stars: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub
Mile 22 – 22% On Rotten Tomatoes
An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.
Director: Peter Berg
Writers: Lea Carpenter (screenplay by), Graham Roland (story by)
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais
Peppermint – 11% On Rotten Tomatoes
Five years after her husband and daughter are killed in a senseless act of violence, a woman comes back from self-imposed exile to seek revenge against those responsible and the system that let them go free.
Director: Pierre Morel
Writer: Chad St. John
Stars: Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr., John Ortiz
The House with a Clock in its Walls – 62% On Rotten Tomatoes
A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.
Director: Eli Roth
Writers: Eric Kripke (screenplay by), John Bellairs (based on the novel by)
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, Lorenza Izzo