Directed by Anthony Maras; stars Armie Hammer, Dev Patel, Nazanin Boniadi
Based on a 2008 terror attack in India, the film recalls the efforts of brave hotel employees during the chaos.
Brian Tallerico of RogerEbert.com remarks, “Making this kind of film inherently walks a fine line between art and exploitation, and ‘Hotel Mumbai’ feels like the latter.” Kenneth Turan of Los Angeles Times sees the film differently: “What ‘Hotel Mumbai’ does best is recreate—to an at-times unrelenting extent—what the terror and confusion of being in this kind of situation must be like.”
Directed by Brian A. Miller; stars Sylvester Stallone, Matthew Modine, Ryan Guzman
An amnesiac thief is incarcerated for years, but a serum forces him to remember his activities and the location where he hid the stolen money.
Blu-ray.com’s Brian Orndorf thinks that the film “is a bore before it becomes a mess,” while Eye for Film’s Jennie Kermode opines, “though the action scenes occasionally bring the film to life, there’s an overwhelming lack of dramatic tension.”
Directed by Mikhail Red; stars Charo Santos-Concio, Bea Alonzo, Jake Cuenca
A guidance counselor with psychic abilities must deal with the murder of a student, suspecting a fanatical nun of being the culprit.
Alonzo, who plays the counselor, recently told the Inquirer that she’s no horror film buff: “But I had to do it because it’s work. I have always been a scaredy cat, but … I had to deliver what was required of me for the film. They made sure I was always with someone whenever I shot scenes in dark places.”
Directed by Tim Burton; stars Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Danny DeVito
A young elephant with unusually large ears is forced to work in a circus before discovering the gift of flight.
Variety’ s Courtney Howard says the live-action remake “has a blessedly surprising proanimal rights agenda wrapped in a subtle, rebellious metacommentary on a band of outsiders shaking up a corporate establishment. Its aesthetic design is dazzling, gorgeous and meticulous.” GameSpot’s Chris Hayner says, “it’s a beautiful and whimsical movie, starring a CGI elephant with so much heart. It’s also a rather simple tale, so don’t expect tons of character depth.”
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