U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-14
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Cast: Shameik Moore, Kimiko Glenn, John Mulaney, Nicolas Cage, Zoe Kravitz, Mahershala Ali, Kathryn Hahn, Liev Schreiber, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin
A fresh and breezy way to steer the superhero genre and a testimony to the main character’s appeal and versatility.
Affirms Kore-eda’s status as today’s foremost Japanese director whose careful observations about humanity establish him as a worthy successor to Ozu.
Deserves the derision and disdain it will receive from mainstream movie-goers nationwide.
Even the most hard-hearted viewer is likely to have an emotional reaction; this is as much a testimony to the way Cooper tells the tale as to the story itself.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-28
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Director: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster
Cast: Jack Andraka, Myllena Braz de Silva, Ivo Zell, Kashfia Rahman, Robbie Barrat, Abraham Riedel-Mishaan, Harsha Paladugu, Ryan Folz, Anjali Chadha, Gabriel de Moura Martins
For those who appreciate documentaries of this sort, it’s a reasonable candidate for theatrical viewing.
A coming-of-age story characterized by comedy-infused drama and a decidedly female point-of-view.
The movie becomes so obsessed with narrative switchbacks that it comes close to straying into self-parody territory.
Despite suffering from some third-act narrative problems, this high school rom-com goes down easily and boasts a strong, lived-in performance by Shannon Purser.
Worth a look if you’re interested in seeing Regina Hall at her best but don’t expect a lot beyond the one great performance.