Movies This Week – 7-11-18
A few good ones this week, so a bit of change in our top five movies (for once). The new Steve McQueen movie Widows is finally released, along with Overlord which is a zombie movie getting surprisingly good reviews! Peter Jackson returns to the director’s chair with his first since the Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies. Surprisingly, it’s a documentary about the first world war called They Shall Not Grow Old!
[Update – Yes, I forgot about Wildlife. It’s now added and we liked it a lot!]
Our Top Five Films This Week –
4. The Hate You Give
3. They Shall Not Grow Old
Widows – 96% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Steve McQueen
Writers(s): Gillian Flynn (screenplay), Lynda La Plante (characters), Steve McQueen (screenplay)
Actors: Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Carrie Coon, Liam Neeson
Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Wildlife – Film Review by Frank L
A teenage boy must deal with his mother’s complicated responses after his father temporarily abandons them to take a menial and dangerous job.
Director: Paul Dano
Writers: Paul Dano (screenplay by), Zoe Kazan (screenplay by)
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould
Overlord – 91% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director: Julius Avery
Writers: Billy Ray (screenplay by), Mark L. Smith (screenplay by)
Stars: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivie
The story of two American soldiers behind enemy lines on D Day.
Good Favour – 50% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Rebecca Daly
Writers(s): Rebecca Daly, Glenn Montgomery
Actors: Vincent Romeo, Lars Brygmann, Clara Rugaard, Alexandre Willaume
Rebbeca Daly’s subtle and brilliantly realized parable , a teenage stranger welcomed into a household in a devout Catholic village gradually reveals his motives and what seem to be magical powers
Grinch, The – ?% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Peter Candeland, Yarrow Cheney
Writers(s): Michael LeSieur (screenplay), Dr. Seuss (characters), Dr. Seuss (created by)
Actors: Benedict Cumberbatch
A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.
Kin – 30% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Jonathan Baker, Josh Baker
Writers(s): Jonathan Baker (based on the short film “Bag Man” by), Josh Baker (based on the short film “Bag Man” by), Daniel Casey (screenplay by)
Actors: Myles Truitt, Jack Reynor, Dennis Quaid, Zoë Kravitz
Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con, and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.
Other Side Of Everything, The – 88% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Mila Turajlic
For Serbian filmmaker Mila Turajlic, a locked door in her mother’s apartment in Belgrade provides the gateway to both her remarkable family history and her country’s tumultuous political inheritance.
They Shall Not Grow Old – 94% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Peter Jackson
A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.