From the director of A BIGGER SPLASH.
The only thing that made DAREDEVIL season two watchable was The Punisher.
Out to own today:
The Belko Experiment
From the director of the ace TANGERINE.
I haven’t really been away blown by Yorgos Lanthimos’s films, bar DOGTOOTH. Will this change that?
From the director of IN THE LOOP.
THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD ★★½☆☆
D: Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3, Red Hill).
S: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Gary Oldman.
An action-comedy with strained laughs and little to raise the pulse. The leads deserve better than this.
CROWN HEIGHTS ★★★½☆
D: Matt Ruskin.
S: Lakeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul, Bill Camp, Nestor Carbonell, Amari Cheatom, Josh Pais, Bryan Tyree Henry.
Catalogues a rotten justice system, but uncomfortably condenses decades into 94 minutes.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/crown-heights.html
OZARK [season one] ★★★★★
What a pilot episode! What a first season! The sheer carnage one family causes. Jason Bateman excels as a morally fluid money launderer. Might this be the new BREAKING BAD?
AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER ★★★★☆
Spirited and engaging. An emotive companion piece to the Oscar-winning 2006 documentary.
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