Looking at the Weekend: Jan. 22-24, 2021

There are no new wide releases again this week and with The Marksman stealing Wonder Woman 1984‘s crown, the race will either heat up or Marksman will take the top spot again.

Our Highest Rated Films: Identifying Features, Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time
Our Best Awards Ratings: No consensus

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

Brothers by Blood (Limited)
The Human Factor (Limited)
Notturno (Virtual)
Our Friend (Limited)
Regardless (Limited)
You Will Die at 20 (Virtual)

Jan. 22-24, 2021

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Identifying Features

(Limited Release)
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Trailer & Poster Preview

6.7
Wesley Lovell: (6)
Peter J. Patrick: (8)
Thomas LaTourrette: (6)

2.7
Wesley Lovell: (Nil)
Peter J. Patrick: (8,Critics)
Thomas LaTourrette: (Nil)
Categories:

  • International Feature (PP)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): The trailer is interesting enough to suggest it might be worth watching.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Gripping Mexican border drama won the Gotham Award for Best International Feature.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): The story of a Mexican woman trying to find her son who illegally crossed the border should make for a compelling picture, though the trailer was not quite as gripping as I would have hoped for.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

No Man’s Land

(Limited Release)
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5.3
Wesley Lovell: (5)
Peter J. Patrick: (6)
Thomas LaTourrette: (5)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): It feels unique, but also familiar. I’m not sure what to expect with this one.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Mexican-Texas border drama looks compelling.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): Again, the drama should be compelling, but the trailer falls flat and feels sort of silly and meaningless instead of drawing one in.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

(Limited Release)
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Trailer & Poster Preview

6.0
Wesley Lovell: (6)
Peter J. Patrick: (7)
Thomas LaTourrette: (5)

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

  • International Feature (PP)

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): The trailer does a poor job setting the right expectations for the audience, yet there might just be something here worth watching.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Hungary’s submission for this year’s Best International Feature looks like an interesting film noir.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): Reviews are good and they mention “Hitchcockian” and “menacing,” yet the trailer is so restrained that it works up no tension. I sort of felt like I was watching a trailer for a different movie.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

Psycho Goreman

(Limited Release)
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Trailer & Poster Preview

2.0
Wesley Lovell: (1)
Thomas LaTourrette: (5)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): It looks like a dull, if serviceable cheesy sci-fi/horror comedy.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Cheap looking horror film appears to be a total waste of time.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): It tries to be clever, but the writing and effects make this a mediocre entry into the humorous sci-fi category.

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