Looking at the Weekend: Feb. 19-21, 2021

No more new wide releases this weekend and with the anemic box office of the President’s Day holiday weekend, there’s no telling what film will take the spotlight.

Our Highest Rated Films: Body Brokers, Days of the Bagnold Summer, Silk Road
Our Best Awards Ratings: No consensus

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

Angelique’s Isle (Limited)
Blithe Spirit (Limited)
The Courier (Limited)
Test Pattern (Virtual)
Truth to Power (Limited)
The Violent Heart (Limited)

Feb. 19-21, 2021

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Body Brokers

(Limited Release)
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5.0
Wesley Lovell: (5)
Peter J. Patrick: (5)
Thomas LaTourrette: (5)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): It’s an interesting enough concept that it might be worth checking out in spite of a clunky trailer.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Interesting premise, iffy execution in thriller about junkies and gangsters.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): It is a very topical subject about drug treatment centers profiting off of patients, but I just found the trailer off-putting and it just did not make me want to see it.

Film

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Awards Chances

Days of the Bagnold Summer

(Limited Release)
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5.0
Wesley Lovell: (3)
Peter J. Patrick: (5)
Thomas LaTourrette: (7)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): These “charming” British comedy films just don’t hold a lot of interest for me.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Intergenerational British comedy might be a bit too droll for most tastes.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): It looks like a sweet if slight British comedy about a mother and son reconnecting over a difficult summer.

Film

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Awards Chances

The Killing of Two Lovers

(Limited Release)
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3.7
Wesley Lovell: (3)
Peter J. Patrick: (4)
Thomas LaTourrette: (4)

1.7
Wesley Lovell: (Nil)
Peter J. Patrick: (5,Critics)
Thomas LaTourrette: (Nil)
Categories:

  • Picture (PP)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): The trailer was a mess and that doesn’t make the film look very interesting.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Film Independent nominee about a domestic murder looks awfully unappealing.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): The characters are not appealing and the trailer, with major hints of violence, seems very different than the description of the film.

Film

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Awards Chances

Mafia Inc

(Limited Release)
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4.7
Wesley Lovell: (5)
Peter J. Patrick: (5)
Thomas LaTourrette: (4)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): Although mob films are old hat by now, a film about Canadian mafia might be interesting.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): French-Canadian gangster film looks stylish but doesn’t appear to offer anything new.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): Aside from this being about the Canadian mafia, it looked no different than any other mafia film, which for me is not a thrill.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Silk Road

(Limited Release)
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5.0
Wesley Lovell: (4)
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 isn’t terribly compelling, but it might be better than it looks.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Inclusion of the dark web may be new but otherwise looks like a standard cops and robbers flick.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): The rise and perhaps downfall of Silk Road, a dark website for drug transactions, should make for a gripping film. The trailer is decent, but does not grab the viewer as strongly as it should.

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