In the past few years there's been a very real invasion from Mexico--by remarkably gifted filmmakers. Now a woman named Issa López joins their ranks with an interesting horror film called "Tigers Are Not Afraid."
A remarkable documentary called "Aquarela" is about water--really and truly about water and its effect on the planet. The film makes the stuff almost palpable, as no motion picture I've ever seen before.
The Peanut Butter Falcon
The Peanut Butter Falcon is a certified feelgood film that has no use for naked tenderness, disability sentimentality or full-frontal sweetness. Go in expecting the best and you'll come out smiling.
An interesting independent film called "Luce" is framed as a psychological mystery. It labors under more layers of significance than it can handle without falling into contrivance. Yet the dramatic core is strong: an exceptional young man—played by an exceptional actor named Kelvin Harrison Jr.--struggling to become whoever he really is.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood" seduces you, in the spirit of its once-upon-a-time title. Come along, it seems to say, you may have guessed where we're going but we'll have fun and some surprises along the way.
Filmkritikern Joe Morgenstern, som i denna veckopodcast krossar eller lovordar filmer på Hollywoodhimlen, är en "Pulitzer Prize"-vinnare som har arbetat för The New York Times och andra stora amerikanska tidningar. Vilket betyder, att denne herres åsikt räknas och att den alltid bör konsulteras innan biobesöket.
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