D: François Girard (Silk).
S: Samian, Tanaya Beatty, Naiade Aoun.
Majestically shot. Experimentally told. Within eight minutes, three different time periods unfold. And that grows.
D: John Woo (Red Cliff, Paycheck, Windtalkers, Mission: Impossible II, Face/Off, Broken Arrow, Hard Target, Hard Boiled, Bullet in the Head, The Killer, A Better Tomorrow).
S: Zhang Hanyu, Masaharu Fukuyama, Qi Wei, Ha Jiwon.
Intentional cheese is still cheese. Not a return to form for John Woo, but not dire either.
D: Sergio G. Sánchez.
S: George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Kyle Soller.
Directorial debut of the writer of THE ORPHANAGE. Such an effective horror, but the ending is a hackneyed let down.
ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ. ★★★☆☆
D: Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler).
S: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Lynda Gravatt, Amanda Warren, Hugo Armstrong, Sam Gilroy, Tony Plana, DeRon Horton, Amari Cheatom.
Bizarre, but not in a good way. Muddled, but ambitiously so. Rotten justice system analysis and character exigency.