Aimed squarely at an audience that’s barely too old for the likes of Bridesmaids and Girls Trip, but too young for the stylings of Book Club or this week’s Poms, director and star Amy Poehler’s surprisingly hilarious ensemble comedy Wine Country is a party flick for the firmly middle aged.
Although it never quite figures out exactly what audiences it’s trying to cater towards, Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a reasonably entertaining bit of fun for fans of the beloved Nintendo property, both young and old.
Tamas Yvan Topolanszky’s Curtiz is a stylishly captivating dramatization of one famed director’s battle to make one of the most celebrated films of all time.
A rousing and insightful look at the divisions currently occurring in American politics today, Rachel Lears’ inspiring and entertaining documentary Knock Down the House is less about examining a specific movement within the Democratic Party and more about the people attempting to implement much needed changes to a stagnating two-party system.
At least a passing knowledge of the films and social standards at the time of their production is necessary going into Lemon Popsicle: Of Winners and Losers, which looks more about the backstage drama and cultural phenomenon of the movies than the content within them.
First time feature director Ben Kaplan examines how television viewing habits have changed in the past several decades and the sometimes strained, but always loving relationship he has with his pop culture obsessed father in the genial and entertaining documentary Viewer Directon Advised.
Documentarian Penny Lane’s Hail Satan? takes a look at a new breed of social activist that disguises itself as a church of sorts and claims to worship Christianity’s most evil figurehead.
Overblown and cranked to eleven at all times, the ludicrous home invasion thriller The Intruder isn’t a great movie, but it’s a great time at the movies.
UglyDolls is an animated adventure based on a toy line that’s waning in popularity, with a nice message about accepting one’s own imperfections that’s aimed squarely at kids who still see their childhood playthings as their best friends.
Take The American President, Notting Hill, and Pretty Woman and put them into a blender with some modern political subtext, copious amounts of illegal substances, and a handful of jokes about unfortunately timed erections and you’ll get Jonathan Levine’s Long Shot, a film that’s far more charming, sweet, and hilarious than it sounds.