Movies This Week – 30-01-19
Green Book is released this week, which could well surprise everyone and win the Best Picture Oscar? Who knows what the academy will do, and to be honest, who cares? It’s a good movie regardless and goes straight to our number one spot. Otherwise, there is a version of a Murakami short story in Burning, and Can You Ever Forgive Me, which we really quite liked also!
Dates for all upcoming movies can be found here.
Our Top Five Films This Week –
5. The Mule
4. The Favourite
3. Stan and Ollie
2. Can You Ever Forgive Me
1. Green Book
Movies This Week – 1st Feb 2019
Burning – 95% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Chang-dong Lee
Writers(s): Haruki Murakami (short story), Chang-dong Lee (screenplay), Jung-mi Oh (screenplay)
Actors: Ah-in Yoo, Jong-seo Jeon, Steven Yeun
Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.
Can You Ever Forgive Me – 98% on Rotten Tomaatoes
Director(s): Marielle Heller
Writers(s): Nicole Holofcener, Lee Israel (memoir), Jeff Whitty
Actors: Melissa McCarthy, Anna Deavere Smith, Julie Ann Emery, Joanna Adler
When bestselling celebrity biographer, Lee Israel, is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend, Jack.
Escape Room – 53% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director: Adam Robitel
Writers: Bragi F. Schut (screenplay by) (as Bragi Schut), Maria Melnik (screenplay by)
Stars: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Jay Ellis
Green Book – 82% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Peter Farrelly
Writers(s): Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly
Actors: Linda Cardellini, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Don Stark
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Dean DeBlois
Writers(s): Dean DeBlois (screenplay), Dean DeBlois (story)
Actors: Kristen Wiig, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Gerard Butler
Continues the adventure of Hiccup and his dragon Toothless.
Movies Next Week – 8 Feb 2019
Released 6th of Feb – Alita: Battle Angel – ?% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Robert Rodriguez
Writers(s): James Cameron (screenplay), Laeta Kalogridis (screenplay), Yukito Kishiro (manga)
Actors: Michelle Rodriguez, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein
A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare.
The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.
If Beale Street Could Talk – 95% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Barry Jenkins
Writers(s): Barry Jenkins (screenplay), James Baldwin (novel), Tari (editor), Tari (story editor)
Actors: Dave Franco, Pedro Pascal, Regina King, Finn Wittrock
The Kindergarten Teacher – 88% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Sara Colangelo
Writers(s): Sara Colangelo
Actors: Rosa Salazar, Gael García Bernal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Chernus
A kindergarten teacher in New York becomes obsessed with one of her students who she believes is a child prodigy.
The LEGO Movie 2 – 93% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Rob Schrab
Writers(s): Raphael Bob-Waksberg (rewrite), Phil Lord (screenplay), Christopher Miller (screenplay), Michelle Morgan (story)
Stars: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett
Old Boys – ?% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Toby MacDonald
Actors: Denis Ménochet, Alex Lawther, Joshua McGuire, Pauline Etienne
On The Basis Of Sex – 72% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Mimi Leder
Writers(s): Daniel Stiepleman
Actors: Armie Hammer, Felicity Jones, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates
The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
Future Movies – Feb 15
A Private War – 89% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Matthew Heineman
Writers(s): Marie Brenner (based on the Vanity Fair article “Marie Colvin’s Private War” by), Arash Amel
Actors: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Faye Marsay
One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Movies Next Week – 22 Feb 2019
Capernaum – 82% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Nadine Labaki
Writers(s): Jihad Hojeily (screenwriter), Michelle Keserwany (screenwriter), Nadine Labaki, Khaled Mouzanar
Actors: Ghida Majzoub, Kawthar Al Haddad, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Nadine Labaki
A politically-charged fable, featuring mostly non-professional actors, about a child who launches a lawsuit against his parents.