Slim pickings this week for new release movies… but one of them is definitely worth seeing!
MY TOP PICK TO SEE
Top of my list (even more so now I have seen it!) is CALVARY. After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him. indieWIRE says that Even as it delivers an emotional wallop, not every moment of “Calvary” goes down smoothly, as comedic scenes transition somewhat abruptly to tragic moments and the final reveal never reaches the heights of its Hitchockian inspirations. True, but check out my review coming shortly.
OTHERS TO SEE
The French movie BELLE and SEBASTION looks like an adventure story for the whole family. A six-year-old boy and his dog look to foil a Nazi effort to capture French Resistance fighters.
The sequel to Rio, the animated adventure comedy RIO 2, has arrived. It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they’re hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law. General public are rating as average but, overall, critics don’t like it. Film.com describes it as A strange combination of mental exhaustion and boredom. You’ll have to decide if you risk it!
That’s it for this week. See you at the movies!
NB: synopses of movies are adapted from IMDB.