Movies This Week – 16-01-19
We’ve an Oscar movie released this week with Beautiful Boy hitting the cinemas. Is that the end of them? Not quite, as there’s still Vice next week and Green Book which could end up winning the biggest prize of them all, in Best Picture. It’s a slow year, with the Favourite probably the best of them. I guess that means it won’t win anything!
Back to this week, the best new release is probably Monsters and Men which we reviewed here.
Our Top Five Films This Week –
5. Sorry To Bother You
4. Beautiful Boy
2. Stan and Ollie
1. The Favourite
Movies Next Week – 18 January 2019
Beautiful Boy – 67% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Felix Van Groeningen
Writers(s): David Sheff (memoir “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction”), Nic Sheff (memoir “Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines”), Luke Davies (screenplay)
Actors: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Christian Convery
Based on the memoir “Beautiful Boy” by David Sheff and “Tweak” by his son, Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.
Glass – 37% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): M. Night Shyamalan
Writers(s): M. Night Shyamalan
Actors: Anya Taylor-Joy, James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson
Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.
Mary Queen Of Scots – 62% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Josie Rourke
Writers(s): Beau Willimon (screenplay)
Actors: Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, David Tennant, Gemma Chan
Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Monsters and Men – 83% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Reinaldo Marcus Green
Writers(s): Reinaldo Marcus Green
Actors: Chanté Adams, Giuseppe Ardizzone, Nicole Beharie, Cara Buono
The aftermath of a police killing of a black man, told through the eyes of the bystander who filmed the act, an African-American police officer and a high-school baseball phenom inspired to take a stand.
Next Week – 25 January 2019
Destroyer – 74% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Karyn Kusama
Writers(s): Phil Hay (screenplay), Matt Manfredi (screenplay)
Actors: Nicole Kidman
A police detective reconnects with people from an undercover assignment in her distant past in order to make peace.
A Dog’s Way Home – 70% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Charles Martin Smith
Writers(s): W. Bruce Cameron, Cathryn Michon
Actors: Jonah Hauer-King, Ashley Judd, Alexandra Shipp, Edward James Olmos
The Mule– 66% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Clint Eastwood
Writers(s): Nick Schenk
Actors: Taissa Farmiga, Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood, Michael Peña
A 90-year-old horticulturist and WWII veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel.
On Her Shoulders – 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Alexandria Bombach
Writers(s): Hishyar Abid (Translation), Nawaf Ashur (Translation), Deniz Ekici (Translation), Yousif Haskan (Translation), Shahnaz Osso (Translation)
Actors: Nadia Murad, Murad Ismael, Amal Clooney, Ki-moon Ban
Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people.
Second Act – 38% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Peter Segal
Writers(s): Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Justin Zackham
Actors: Milo Ventimiglia, Leah Remini, Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens
A big box store worker reinvents her life and her life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do.
Vice – 62% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Adam McKay
Writers(s): Adam McKay
Actors: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell
The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.