Movie of the Week – 08-01-20

Movie of the Week – 08-01-20

This week, we have 1917 and Uncut Gems released, and they’re both worth seeing. Uncut Gems is definitely the more unusual of the two, so we’ve gone for that one as our film of the week. Also, if you haven’t seen the Safdie Brother’s previous work, it’s worth checking out. The other release of the week is Seberg, starring Kristen Stewart.

Movie of the Week –

Uncut Gems93% on Rotten Tomatoes

Director(s): Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Writers(s): Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Actors: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, The Weeknd

A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score, makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

Our Top Five Films This Week –

5. The Two Popes
4. Amanda
3. 1917
2. Jojo Rabbit
1. Uncut Gems

10 January 2020

191790% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Sam Mendes
Writers(s): Sam Mendes (screenplay), Krysty Wilson-Cairns (screenplay)
Actors: Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay

Hard-hitting, immersive, and impressive technical achievement, 1917 captures the trench warfare of World War I with raw, startling immediacy.

Seberg43% on Rotten Tomatoes

Director: Benedict Andrews
Writers: Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Yvan Attal, Gabriel Sky

Inspired by real events in the life of French New Wave icon Jean Seberg. In the late 1960s, Hoover’s FBI targeted her because of her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal.

17 January 2020

Bad Boys For Life?% on Rotten Tomatoes
Writers(s): George Gallo (characters)
Actors: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence

Bombshell 67% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Jay Roach
Writers(s): Charles Randolph
Actors: Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Alice Eve

A group of women decide to take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over the network.

Hidden Life, A – 83% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Terrence Malick
Writers(s): Terrence Malick
Actors: August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Michael Nyqvist, Matthias Schoenaerts

The Austrian St. Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.

Just Mercy79% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Destin Daniel Cretton
Writers(s): Destin Daniel Cretton (screenplay), Andrew Lanham (screenplay), Bryan Stevenson (novel)
Actors: Brie Larson, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rafe Spall

Just Mercy shadows world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson as he recounts his experiences and details the case of a condemned death row prisoner whom he fought to free.

Midnight Traveller – 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Hassan Fazili
Writers(s): Emelie Coleman Mahdavian
Actors: Hassan Fazili, Nargis Fazili, Zahra Fazili, Fatima Hossaini

When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand…

Waves85% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director(s): Trey Edward Shults
Writers(s): Trey Edward Shults (screenplay)
Actors: Lucas Hedges, Alexa Demie, Sterling K. Brown, Taylor Russell

Two young couples navigate through the emotional minefield of growing up and falling in love.

In Cinemas Now –

191790% on Rotten Tomatoes
21 Bridges?% On Rotten Tomatoes
A Dog Called Money20% on Rotten Tomatoes
Amanda100% on Rotten Tomatoes
Bait100% on Rotten Tomatoes
Beanpole96% on Rotten Tomatoes
La Belle Epoque – 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
Black And Blue – 50% on Rotten Tomatoes
Black Christmas – 40% on Rotten Tomatoes
Blue Story 92% On Rotten Tomatoes
By The Grace Of God – 95% on Rotten Tomatoes
Cats 21% on Rotten Tomatoes
The Day Shall Come75% On Rotten Tomatoes
The Farewell99% On Rotten Tomatoes
Ford v Ferrari/ Le Mans ’6688% On Rotten Tomatoes
Frozen 2 84% on Rotten Tomatoes
The Good Liar67% on Rotten Tomatoes
Harriet – 92% on Rotten Tomatoes
The Irishman 97% on Rotten Tomatoes
Jojo Rabbit79% on Rotten Tomatoes
Jumanji: The Next Level83% On Rotten Tomatoes
Knives Out – 97% on Rotten Tomatoes
The Kingmaker – 93% on Rotten Tomatoes
Last Christmas52% On Rotten Tomatoes
Le Mans ’6688% On Rotten Tomatoes
Little Women96% on Rotten Tomatoes
Luce92% on Rotten Tomatoes
Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil – 51% on Rotten Tomatoes
Marriage Story97% on Rotten Tomatoes
Motherless Brooklyn63% on Rotten Tomatoes
Ordinary Love100% on Rotten Tomatoes
Playing With Fire22% on Rotten Tomatoes
Ready or Not88% on Rotten Tomatoes
Sorry We Missed You74% On Rotten Tomatoes
Spies In Disguise – 81% on Rotten Tomatoes
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – 54% on Rotten Tomatoes
The Two Popes – 91% on Rotten Tomatoes
Uncut Gems93% on Rotten Tomatoes
Zombieland: Double Tap – 75% on Rotten Tomatoes




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