Movies This Week – 26-09-18
This feels a little like the week that Hollywood forgot! There are three movie releases, one being a new Irish film called the Meeting, directed by Alan Gilsenan! Another is the Wife, which may or may not get Glenn Close an Oscar nod. The final one is Night School, which stars Kevin Hart. Need I say more? Strangely quiet out there…
Our Top Five Films This Week –
5. American Animals
4. The Wife
3. Cold War
2. The Little Stranger
1. The Rider
Night School – ?% On Rotten Tomatoes
A group of troublemakers are forced to attend night school in hope that they’ll pass the GED exam to finish high school.
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Writers: Kevin Hart, Harry Ratchford
Stars: Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Brooke Butler
Directed by Alan Gilsenan
Prolific Irish director Alan Gilsenan has throughout his career frequently addressed issues of social interest. Following the success last year of documentary Meetings With Ivor and the release earlier this year of fiction feature Unless, The Meeting blends the two forms in a dramatised recounting of actual events.
The Wife – 85% on Rotten Tomatoes
A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Director: Björn Runge
Writers: Jane Anderson (screenplay by), Meg Wolitzer (based on the novel “The Wife” by)
Stars: Christian Slater, Elizabeth McGovern, Max Irons