One brilliant movie to see amongst the very few cinema releases this week! Read on to find out which one it is …
MY TOP PICK TO SEE
If you’ve read my review earlier this week about DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, you won’t be surprised that I’ve chosen it as my top pick to see this week. A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. HitFix’s Drew McWeeny says that ‘”Dawn” is not just a good genre movie or a good summer movie. It’s a great science-fiction film, full-stop, and one of the year’s very best movies so far.’ I totally agree. Check out my review in an earlier post.
OTHERS TO SEE
From India comes THE LUNCHBOX. In this drama romance, a mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. According to The Playlist’s Kevin Jagernauth,
‘Batra’s film is ultimately less about love than about the vulnerability relationships place us in emotionally, and courage required to move past pain, and experience life again after we’ve been hurt.’ It’s on my list to see.
Finally, a documentary on how water shapes humanity, WATERMARK. On average, critics are rating this about average with general viewers pretty much agreeing. The Dissolve’s Mike D’Angelo suggests ‘There’s a difference between an exhibition of one photographer’s work and a speedy tour of a museum’s entire photography wing, and Watermark feels more like the latter, despite Burtynsky’s involvement.’ Might wait for this one to come out on DVD.
That’s it for this week. See you at the movies!
NB: synopses of movies are adapted from IMDB. Opinions are mine unless quoted from cited sources.