With that title, it has got a lot to live up to.
With this and Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, it looks like Netflix are moving into blockbuster territory.
MARJORIE PRIME ★★½☆☆
D: Michael Almereyda (Experimenter, Cymbeline, The Eternal, At Sundance, Another Girl Another Planet).
S: Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Lois Smith, Tim Robbins.
Concerned with big topics, but the end result is not compelling.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/marjorie-prime.html
D: Laura Schroeder.
S: Lolita Chammah, Thémis Pauwels, Isabelle Huppert, Charles Müller, Elsa Houben, Marja-Leena Juncker, Luc Schiltz.
Three generations of mothers-daughters starts promisingly, but then pads out too much of the runtime.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/barrage.html
Will this prehistoric thriller be more the excellent QUEST FOR FIRE, or more the woeful 10,000 BC?
Along with BATTLE OF THE SEXES, 2017 seems to be the year of the tennis movie.
Even though it has James Franco in it, it is from the creator of THE WIRE.
JAGGA JASOOS ★★★★☆
D: Anurag Basu.
S: Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, Saswata Chatterjee, Denzil Smith, Saurabh Shukla.
A lovely, super-stylish Bollywood musical action-comedy, about amateur detectives taking on arms dealers. AMÉLIE meets ROMANCING THE STONE.
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES ★★★★★
D: Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Let Me In, Cloverfield).
S: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Toby Kebbell, Judy Greer.
An arthouse political invective masquerading as a blockbuster. The whole film is an emotional gut-punch.
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