Movies This Week – 20-02-19
First off, this is the week the new Liam Neeson film is released! Yes, Cold Pursuit is actually meant to be quite good but has been completely overshadowed by some publicity he did for it. Slightly unusual opinions from our Liam, so will be interesting to see how things go from here.
Otherwise, we’d recommend Capernaum if you’re looking for something a little challenging. On the Basis of Sex is another one worth checking out but the recent RBG documentary on the same topic is probably better!
Dates for all upcoming movies can be found here.
Our Top Five Films This Week –
5. The LEGO Movie 2
4. The Favourite
2. Can You Ever Forgive Me
1. If Beale Street Could Talk
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.
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.
Cold Pursuit – 73% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Hans Petter Moland
Writers(s): Frank Baldwin
Actors: Emmy Rossum, Liam Neeson, Julia Jones, Laura Dern
A snowplow driver seeks revenge against the drug dealers he thinks killed his son. Based on the 2014 Norwegian film ‘In Order of Disappearance’.
Total Dhamaal – ? on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Indra Kumar
Writers(s): Tushar Hiranandani
Actors: Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh
Plot unknown. The third installment of the Dhamaal film series.
Movies Next Week – 1st March 2019
An Engineer Imagines – ? on Rotten Tomatoes
Director: Marcus Robinson
A cinematic homage to Peter Rice, one of the most distinguished engineers of the late 20th century. Tracing Rice’s extraordinary life and career, from his Dundalk childhood to his work on the Sydney Opera House,The Pompidou Centre and the Lloyd’s Building, to his untimely death in 1992, Marcus Robinson uses stunning time-lapse photography and revealing interviews to tell the story of a genius who stood in the shadow of architectural icons. Until now.
Fighting With My Family – 88% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Stephen Merchant
Writers(s): Stephen Merchant
Actors: Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Kim Matula, Vince Vaughn
A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.
The Aftermath – 50% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): James Kent
Writers(s): Rhidian Brook (based on the book by), Rhidian Brook (novel), Joe Shrapnel (screenplay), Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse (screenplay), Anna Waterhouse
Actors: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke, Kate Phillips
In the aftermath of World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post -war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German widower who lives with them.
Foxtrot – 95% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Samuel Maoz
Writers(s): Samuel Maoz
Actors: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray, Shira Haas
A troubled family face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son’s desolate military post.
The Hole in the Ground – 85% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Lee Cronin
Writers(s): Lee Cronin, Stephen Shields
Actors: Seána Kerslake, James Quinn Markey, Simone Kirby, Steve Wall
Trying to escape her broken past, Sarah O’Neill is building a new life on the fringes of a backwood rural town with her young son Chris. A terrifying encounter with a mysterious neighbour …
Serenity – 21% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Steven Knight
Writers(s): Steven Knight
Actors: Diane Lane, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jason Clarke
The mysterious past of a fishing boat captain living in the Caribbean comes back to haunt him, ensnaring his life in a new reality that may not be what it all seems.
What They Had – 88% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Elizabeth Chomko
Writers(s): Elizabeth Chomko
Actors: Michael Shannon, Taissa Farmiga, Hilary Swank, Robert Forster
A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer’s-stricken mother, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.