D: Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, What We Do in the Shadows, Eagle vs Shark).
S: Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Alfie Allen, Stephen Merchant, Taika Waititi.
This feels like a movie aimed at enlightening Trump/Brexit voters. It is both funny and extremely sad. The sudden shift in tone jars painfully.
A WHITE, WHITE DAY ★★☆☆☆
D: Hlynur Palmason.
S: Ingvar Sigurdsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason.
The material is too slight for the runtime. This story of grief does not sit right. The toxic masculinity appears to go uncensured.
THE LOST OKOROSHI ★★★½☆
D: Abba Makama.
S: Seun Ajayi, Judith Audu, Tope Tedela.
An imaginative Nigerian film about a crisis of the spirit and culture. A social critique wrapped in a winsome comedy.