Looking at the Weekend: Jul. 17-19, 2020

Another week of no releases sees yet more limited releases opening in scattered theaters. Here are our thoughts.

Our Highest Rated Films: The Painted Bird
Our Best Awards Ratings: None

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

The Grizzlies (Limited)
My Brothers’ Crossing (Limited)

Jul. 17-19, 2020

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

The Climb

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

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): While it looks like a standard-issue indie seriocomedy, the trailer prsented a few potentially redeeming elements.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): May be good slice-of-life comedy, but the trailer is more than a bit tedious.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): Nothing about the trailer made this look appealing. Nothing at all.

Film

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Awards Chances

Ghosts of War

(Limited Release)
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5.3
Wesley Lovell: (7)
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): The novel concept is just enough to intrigue me.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Unusual combination of war film and horror genres but otherwise looks formulaic.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): Horror movies are not my favorite to start with and the trailer did not pique my interest.

Film

Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

A Nice Girl Like You

(Limited Release)
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4.0
Wesley Lovell: (5)
Peter J. Patrick: (2)
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 traditional romantic comedy without much of the comedy.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Tepid comedy looks more smug than funny.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): 1It might be funny, but it also felt like a movie that has been done many times before.

Film

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Awards Chances

The Painted Bird

(Limited Release)
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5.7
Wesley Lovell: (4)
Peter J. Patrick: (8)
Thomas LaTourrette: (5)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): This non-nominated Oscar submission for Best International Feature Film had a lot of support early in the process, but that’s not really enough to make it look better.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Film version of Jerzy Kosinki’s 1965 controversial novel looks compelling.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): The Poles have made some beautifully shot black-and-white films and this may be another good one, but the trailer does not do enough to entice the viewer to want to see the whole film.

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Our Thoughts

Awards Chances

The Sunlit Night

(Limited Release)
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4.3
Wesley Lovell: (5)
Peter J. Patrick: (3)
Thomas LaTourrette: (5)

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

  • None

Individual Commentary:

Wesley Lovell (WL): Jenny Slate might be worth checking this out, but that’s about the only reason.
Peter J. Patrick (PP): Quirky comedy looks extremely forced.
Thomas LaTourette (TL): An uninspired trailer and savage reviews make this look like a film to skip.

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