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Sean Means Movie reviews for October 1st 2020

Artsies:

— Dick Johnson Is Dead – documentary about dying – Netflix – 3 1/2 stars

A filmmaker and her elderly father stage his death in various ways to help them face his inevitable demise. Read More

Director: Kirsten Johnson

Starring: Kirsten Johnson

— Possessor – like “Inception,” but bloodier – Megaplex – 3 1/2 stars

An elite assassin uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies. Read More

Director: Brandon Cronenberg

Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Fartsies:

— Save Yourselves! – alien-invasion comedy – Megaplex – 3 stars

A young Brooklyn couple head to an upstate cabin to unplug from their phones and reconnect with each other. Blissfully unaware of their surroundings, they are left to their own devices as the planet falls under attack. Read More

Directors: Alex Huston Fischer, Eleanor Wilson

Starring: Sunita Mani, John Reynolds, Ben Sinclair

— The Glorias – Gloria Steinem biopic – Amazon Prime – 3 stars

The story of Gloria Steinem — from her childhood in 1940s Ohio to her leading role in the women’s liberation movement. Read More

Director: Julie Taymor

Starring: Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Janelle Monáe

— Spontaneous – teen-based horror comedy – VOD on Tuesday, some theaters – 3 1/2 stars

When students in their high school inexplicably start to explode, seniors Mara and Dylan struggle to survive in a world where each moment may be their last. As an unexpected romance blossoms between them, they soon discover that when tomorrow is no longer promised, they can finally start living for today. Read More

Director: Brian Duffield

Starring: Katherine Langford, Piper Perabo, Charlie Plummer


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