Movies This Week – 17-04-19
Director S. Craig Zahler previously brought us Brawl in Cell Block 99 and Bone Tomahawk. His latest release is Dragged Across Concrete and it’s not bad… but probably not worth getting excited about either. Otherwise, there’s mixed reviews for Neil Jordan’s Greta and bad ones for Red Joan.
The two releases of real interest are Loro and Head full of Honey!
Dates for all upcoming movies can be found here.
Our Top Five Films This Week –
5. Head full of Honey
4. The Sisters Brothers
2. At Eternity’s Gate
1. Wild Rose
Movies This Week -18th April 2019
Dragged Across Concrete – 73% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): S. Craig Zahler
Writers(s): S. Craig Zahler
Actors: Jennifer Carpenter, Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Laurie Holden
Once two overzealous cops get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their just due.
Greta – 56% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Neil Jordan
Writers(s): Ray Wright (screenplay by), Neil Jordan (screenplay by), Ray Wright (story by)
Actors: Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Isabelle Huppert, Colm Feore
A young woman befriends a lonely widow.
Head Full of Honey – 82% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Til Schweiger
Writers(s): Hilly Martinek (based on the picture “Honig im Kopf” written by), Til Schweiger (based on the picture “Honig im Kopf” written by), Til Schweiger (screenplay by), Lo Malinke (screenplay by), Jojo Moyes (screenplay by)
Actors: Claire Forlani, Eric Roberts, Emily Mortimer, Valerie Huber
A man suffering from Alzheimer’s embarks on a final road trip with his granddaughter.
Loro – 78% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Paolo Sorrentino
Writers(s): Paolo Sorrentino (story), Paolo Sorrentino (screenplay), Umberto Contarello (screenplay)
Actors: Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scamarcio, Kasia Smutniak
A film about the life of Silvio Berlusconi.
Red Joan – 31% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Trevor Nunn
Writers(s): Lindsay Shapero
Actors: Sophie Cookson, Tom Hughes, Judi Dench, Tereza Srbova
The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB’s longest-serving British spy.
Movies Next Week – 26th April 2019
Avengers: Endgame – ?% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Writers(s): Jack Kirby (comic book by), Christopher Markus (screenplay), Stephen McFeely (screenplay), Jim Starlin (comic book)
Actors: Evangeline Lilly
Ant man crawls up Thanos’ butt…
Bel Canto – 60% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Paul Weitz
Writers(s): Paul Weitz (screenplay by), Anthony Weintraub (screenplay by), Ann Patchett (based on the novel by)
Actors: Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe, Sebastian Koch, Ryo Kase
A world-renowned opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she’s invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America.
Breaking Habits – ?% On Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Robert Ryan
Writers(s): Robert Ryan
Actors: Sister Kate
In the town of Merced, CA, a commune of activist nuns run an illegal cannabis farm. They use it to make medicine for everything from epilepsy to cancer, fighting against the authorities…
The Dig – 40% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Andy Tohill, Ryan Tohill
Writers(s): Stuart Drennan
Actors: Moe Dunford, Francis Magee, Lorcan Cranitch, Emily Taaffe
Donbass – 90% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Sergey Loznitsa
Writers(s): Sergey Loznitsa
Actors: Valeriu Andriutã, Natalya Buzko, Evgeny Chistyakov, Georgiy Deliev
In eastern Ukraine, society begins to degrade as the effects of propaganda and manipulation begin to surface in this post-truth era.
Eighth Grade – 99% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Bo Burnham
Writers(s): Bo Burnham
Actors: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan
An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school.
The World Is Yours – 93% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Romain Gavras
Writers(s): Karim Boukercha (adaptation), Karim Boukercha (screenplay), Noé Debré (adaptation), Noé Debré (screenplay), Romain Gavras (adaptation), Romain Gavras (screenplay)
Actors: Karim Leklou, Isabelle Adjani, Vincent Cassel, Oulaya Amamra
A small-time dealer dreams of another life but can’t afford it. To escape, he must accept one last job involving Spain, drugs, the Illuminati and his overbearing mother.