26
Sep

The House With a Clock in Its Walls (5/10)

Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his oddball uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious `tick tock’ noise. He soon learns that Uncle Jonathan and his feisty neighbour, Mrs Zimmerman, are powerful practitioners of the magic arts. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town’s sleepy facade suddenly springs to life, revealing […]

19
Sep

A Simple Favor (7/10)

A SIMPLE FAVOR, directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Great characters (Stephanie & Emily) (+1)Good storyline (+1)Surpassed average expectations (+1/2) If movies like Searching are too serious for you, this […]

17
Sep

The Children Act (6/10)

In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family’s refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons. Wonderful actress (Emma Thompson) (+1)Takes an odd turn in the middle (+0)Great topic, not sure if treated to […]

16
Sep

Predator (2.5/10)

When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe’s most lethal hunters’ return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race. Review Decent male characters, bogus female leads (+0)Boy on autism spectrum is treated as having a superpower (-1)Budget went all on visuals, […]

15
Sep

The Bookshop (7.5/10)

Florence Green, a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop — the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies: she invites the hostility of the town’s less prosperous shopkeepers and also crosses Mrs. Gamart, […]

9
Sep

En guerre (6/10)

Malgré de lourds sacrifices financiers de la part des salariés et un bénéfice record de leur entreprise, la direction de l’usine Perrin Industrie décide néanmoins la fermeture totale du site. Accord bafoué, promesses non respectées, les 1100 salariés, emmenés par leur porte‑parole Laurent Amédéo, refusent cette décision brutale et vont tout tenter pour sauver leur […]

8
Sep

La Tenerezza (Tenderness) (8.5/10)

In post-WWII Naples, an enigmatic woman and her husband move in near a cynical widower, changing his life forever. Review Sharp, fascinating characters (even the kids) (+1)Big plot twist in the middle (+1)Dark, emotional story (+1/2)Met (high) expectations (+1) This is one of those movies I really like because it’s not relying on guns, explosions, […]

7
Sep

Searching (7/10)

David Kim becomes desperate when his 16-year-old daughter Margot disappears and an immediate police investigation leads nowhere. He soon decides to search the one place that no one else has — Margot’s laptop. Hoping to trace her digital footprints, David contacts her friends and looks at photos and videos for any possible clues to her […]

2
Sep

L’ultime voyage (6.5/10)

Abraham Bursztein, un tailleur juif de 88 ans, parvient à échapper à sa famille qui veut le placer dans une résidence pour personnes âgées. Il quitte alors Buenos Aires pour la Pologne avec la volonté de retrouver l’homme qui l’a sauvé d’une mort certaine à Auschwitz. Après plus de sept décennies, Abraham veut renouer avec […]

1
Sep

The Happytime Murders (6/10)

Review Medium expectations — met, not exceeded (+0)Good puppet work (+1/2)Bad taste humor (+1)Melissa McCarthy (-1/2)Decent story (+1/2)Did not sustain my interest until the end (-1/2) I love muppets and this Henson Alternative production takes them where few (other than Peter Jackson and, perhaps, Joss Whedon) have taken them. It’s kind of Bad Taste meets […]