It’s rare that a documentary is the top pick at the cinemas, but this week we have one…
Michael Moore is back on screen again with WHERE TO INVADE NEXT in which, to learn what the USA can learn from other nations, he playfully “invades” them to see what they have to offer. Michael Moore documentaries are usually fun, if often biased. And like many of his documentaries, people are divided in their opinion. So, for example, Entertainment Weekly’s Chris Nashawaty says that, ‘Where to Invade Next is so heartfelt and sincere, it’s tempting to say that Moore’s mellowed with age. But beneath its innocent-abroad optimism, the film has a stinging truth that’s hard to ignore.’ At the other end of the spectrum we have Hitfix’s Drew McWeeny describing ‘The pacing on this one [as] flaccid, and while I think he has some interesting points to make, the framing device to the film is a total bust.’ Must check it out! People ***1/2 | Critics ***
OTHERS TO SEE
I’ve heard a lot about RAMS, an Icelandic drama (with a touch of comedy). It all takes place in a remote Icelandic farming valley, where two brothers who haven’t spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what’s dearest to them – their sheep. In this one, the sheep are actually accredited as actors! Not baaaaaad. It’s receiving lots of accolades. It’s in limited release. People ***1/2
As two evil sisters prepare to conquer the land, two renegades, Eric the Huntsman, who previously aided Snow White in defeating Ravenna, and his forbidden lover, Sara, set out to stop them. That’s the premise of HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR. Looks like it is popular but not with the critics. People *** | Critics *1/2
That’s it for this week. See you at the movies!
NOTE Movie summaries are adaptations of movie summary on IMDB. Opinions are mine unless credited. These updates are written from an Australian perspective so openings of the movies in cinemas may vary in other parts of the world.