D: Lynn Shelton (Laggies, Touchy Feely, Your Sister’s Sister, Humpday).
S: Jay Duplass, Edie Falco, Kaitlyn Dever, Ben Schwartz.
Lynn Shelton upped her comedy game with LAGGIES, and now ups her drama game here.
DARKEST HOUR ★★★☆☆
D: Joe Wright (Pan, Anna Karenina, Hanna, The Soloist, Atonement, Pride & Prejudice).
S: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, Kristin Scott Thomas.
Overblown. Some annoying cliché narrative choices. A shame, as so much of the film has compelling politicking.
I KILL GIANTS ★★★☆☆
D: Anders Walter.
S: Zoe Saldana, Madison Wolfe, Noel Clarke, Imogen Poots.
Closer to BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA than A MONSTER CALLS. More family films should have such a bolshy lead.
I, TONYA ★★★★☆
D: Craig Gillespie (The Finest Hours, Million Dollar Arm, Fright Night, Lars and the Real Girl).
S: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Mckenna Grace, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale.
Funny and tragic. Fourth wall breaking and energetic. Margot Robbie and Allison Janney are on fire.