By Jack Rico
It is a very feeble week for movies. There are only five films releasing this week. That is a head-scratcher and perhaps one of the few times that five films come out in a single week. Nevertheless, Scarlett Johansson’s Ghost in the Shell is the biggest release this weekend. It has the star power, the budget and the distribution release. It comes with some controversy though (whitewashing is mentioned), but it does look fun! Enjoy the trailers and listen to our podcast for our in-depth reviews of this week’s releases and more!
INDIE & LIMITED RELEASES
Cezanne and I (R, 1hr 57m, Biopic, Drama)
Director: Danièle Thompson
Cast: Guillaume Canet, Guillaume Gallienne, Alice Pol
Synopsis: A historical drama traces the lifelong friendship between two renowned 19th century French artists – painter Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Gallienne) and writer Emile Zola (Guillaume Canet) – from their first meeting as schoolmates to their creative rivalry as fame and success continue to elude Cézanne.
God Knows Where I Am (1h 37m, Documentary, Biography, Drama)
Director: Jedd Wider, Todd Wider
Cast: Lori Singer
Synopsis: The body of a homeless woman is found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. Beside the body, lies a diary that documents a journey of starvation and the loss of sanity, but told with poignance, beauty, humor, and spirituality. For nearly four months, Linda Bishop survived on apples and rain water, waiting for God to save her, during one of the coldest winters on record. As her story unfolds from different perspectives, including her own, we learn about our systemic failure to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
Ghost in the Shell (PG-13, 106m, Action, Sci-Fi)
Director: Rupert Sanders
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche
Synopsis: In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals.
The Boss Baby (PG, 97m, Animation, Comedy, Family)
Director: Tom McGrath
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow
Synopsis: A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.
The Zookeeper’s Wife (PG-13, 124m, Drama)
Director: Niki Caro
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford
Synopsis: The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.