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Movies with Sean Means for the week of August 27

Artsies:

-Mistess America (R) 84 min – 2.5 Stars

A lonely college freshman’s life is turned upside down by her impetuous, adventurous soon-to-be stepsister.

Director:  Noah Baumbach

StarsGreta Gerwig, Lola Kirke, Seth Barrish

– Meru (R) 87 min – 3.5 Stars

Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

StarsConrad Anker, Grace Chin, Jimmy Chin

-The Diary of a Teenage Girl (R) – 3.5 Stars

A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother’s boyfriend.

DirectorMarielle Heller

Stars: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig

Fartsies:

-War Room (PG) – Not Screened

Filled with heart, humor, and wit, WAR ROOM follows Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a couple who seemingly have it all-great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But appearances can be deceiving. In reality, their marriage has become a war zone and their daughter is collateral damage. With guidance from Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman, Elizabeth discovers she can start fighting for her family instead of against them. As the power of prayer and Elizabeth’s newly energized faith transform her life, will Tony join the fight and become the man he knows he needs to be? Together, their real enemy doesn’t have a prayer.

DirectorAlex Kendrick

StarsPriscilla C. Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Karen Abercrombie

– No Escape (R) – 2.5 Stars

In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.

Director:  John Erick Dowdle

Stars:  Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson

 

– We Are Your Friends (R) – 3 Stars

Caught between a forbidden romance and the expectations of his friends, aspiring DJ Cole Carter attempts to find the path in life that leads to fame and fortune.

Director:  Max Joseph

Stars:  Zac Efron, Wes Bentley, Emily Ratajkowski

 

Coming Out Next Week:

 

 – Jimmy’s Hall

 – Phoenix

 – The Transporter Refueled

 – A Walk in the Woods

 

 

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