Movies This Week – 06-03-19
A couple of new ones worth seeing this week with Border and The Kingergarten Teacher on release in the art house cinemas. There’s also Captain Marvel if you feel like something a little less challenging. Otherwise, there’s the adaptation of a Divine Comedy song (not really) in Everybody Knows and Maiden. Not a bad lot!
Dates for all upcoming movies can be found here.
Our Top Five Films This Week –
4. Can You Ever Forgive Me
4. An Engineer Imagines
3. The Kindergarten Teacher
Movies This Week – 8th March 2019
Border – 98% on Rotten Tomatoes
A customs officer who can smell fear develops an unusual attraction to a strange traveler while aiding a police investigation which will call into question her entire existence.
Director: Ali Abbasi
Writers: John Ajvide Lindqvist (based on the short story “Gräns” by), Ali Abbasi (screenplay)
Stars: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson
Captain Marvel – 84% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Writers(s): Gene Colan (comic book by), Meg LeFauve (screenplay), Nicole Perlman (screenplay), Roy Thomas (comic book)
Actors: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson
Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
Everybody Knows – 73% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Asghar Farhadi
Writers(s): Asghar Farhadi
Actors: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Bárbara Lennie, Ricardo Darín
Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her two children to attend her sister’s wedding. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.
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.
Maiden – 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Alex Holmes
Actors: Tracy Edwards
The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.
Movies Next Week – 15th March 2019
Ben Is Back – 81% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Peter Hedges
Writers(s): Peter Hedges
Actors: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Courtney B. Vance, Kathryn Newton
A drug addicted teenage boy shows up unexpectedly at his family’s home on Christmas Eve.
Fisherman’s Friends – ?% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Iain B. MacDonald
Writers(s): Piers Ashworth (screenplay), Nick Moorcroft
A group of singing Cornish Fisherman get offered a £1 million recording contract and see their album skyrocket into the top ten of the UK pop charts.
Girl – 83% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Lukas Dhont
Writers(s): Lukas Dhont (screenplay), Angelo Tijssens (screenplay)
Actors: Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Oliver Bodart, Tijmen Govaerts
Lara is a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina.
The Prodigy – 44% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Nicholas McCarthy
Writers(s): Jeff Buhler
Actors: Taylor Schilling, Brittany Allen, Colm Feore, Jackson Robert Scott
A mother concerned about her young son’s disturbing behavior thinks something supernatural may be affecting him.
Under the Silver Lake – 54% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): David Robert Mitchell
Writers(s): David Robert Mitchell
Actors: Andrew Garfield, Wendy Vanden Heuvel, Deborah Geffner, Riley Keough
Sam, intelligent but without purpose, finds a mysterious woman swimming in his apartment’s pool one night. The next morning, she disappears. Sam sets off across LA to find her, and along the way he uncovers a conspiracy far more bizarre.
What Men Want – 45% on Rotten Tomatoes
Actors: Taraji P. Henson
A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear their thoughts.