Looking at the Weekend: Aug. 14-16, 2020

Another week with mostly virtual and limited releases. When we first prepared this week for consideration, The SpongeBob Movie hadn’t been scheduled. Normally, it would have been included. Here is my original preview of the film. There isn’t otherwise much to see here.

Our Highest Rated Films: In the Life of Music
Our Best Awards Ratings: None

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

Change of Life (Virtual)
Jazz on a Summer’s Day (Virtual)
Ravage (Limited)
Represent (Virtual)
Sound of Metal (Limited)
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Limited)
Sunken Roads: Three Generations After D-Day (Limited)

Aug. 14-16, 2020

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

In the Life of Music

(Limited Release)
See the original CinemaSight
Trailer & Poster Preview

4.3
Wesley Lovell: (2)
Peter J. Patrick: (5)
Thomas LaTourrette: (6)

Nil
Wesley Lovell: (Nil)
Peter J. Patrick: (Nil)
Thomas LaTourrette: (Nil)
Categories:

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): The trailer does the film a disservice with no dialogue to further the story and no compelling imagery to sell the film.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Nice to see Cambodia releasing a film on the world stage, but there doesn’t seem to be drama on display.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): The description of the film and the aimless trailer could practically be for two different films. I’ve been to Cambodia twice, so am more interested than I would normally be by a film set there, but I certainly know little from the trailer.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Sputnik

(Limited Release)
See the original CinemaSight
Trailer & Poster Preview

4.0
Wesley Lovell: (4)
Peter J. Patrick: (4)
Thomas LaTourrette: (4)

Nil
Wesley Lovell: (Nil)
Peter J. Patrick: (Nil)
Thomas LaTourrette: (Nil)
Categories:

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): Original horror projects are always interesting, but something about this one makes it feel entirely derivative.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Looks like a low-key Russian version of Alien. See it if that’s your thing.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): I am not sure that it will be different than a lot of horror films with a parasitic alien and a human host, so I am not that excited to see it.

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