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Sean Means Reviews Movies for August 15th, 2019

Artsies:

Honeyland – not screened

The last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood. This film is an exploration of an observational Indigenous visual narrative that deeply impacts our behavior towards natural resources and the human condition. Read More

Director: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov

Starring:  Hatidze Muratova, Nazife Muratova, Hussein Sam

 

Mike Wallace Is Here – 3 1/2 stars

A look at the career of 60 Minutes (1968) newsman, Mike Wallace.     Read More

Director: Avi Belkin

Starring:  Mike Wallace, Johnny Carson, Mickey Cohen

Fartsies:

47 Meters Down: Uncaged – not screened

Four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they’ve entered the territory of the deadliest shark species in the claustrophobic labyrinth of submerged caves.     Read More

Director: Johannes Roberts

Starring:  Sistine Rose Stallone, Nia Long, Corinne Fox

 

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? – not screened

A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.     Read More

Director:  Richard Linklater

Starring:  Cate Blanchett, Judy Greer, Kristen Wiig

 

The Angry Birds Movie 2 – 1 star

The flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their feud to the next level.     Read More

Director:  Thurop Van Orman

Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones

 

Ode to Joy – 2 stars

Charlie has a neurological disorder so strong emotions, especially joy, make him faint. He lives with his brother. Working as librarian gives him a quiet environment but then Francesca enters the library and his life.     Read More

Director: Jason Winer

Starring: Jake Lacy, Morena Baccarin, Melissa Rauch

 

Good Boys – 3 stars

Three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party.     Read More

Director: Gene Stupnitsky

Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon

 

Blinded by the Light – 3 1/2 stars

In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.     Read More

Director:  Gurinder Chadha

Starring:  Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra

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Opening next week:

Angel Has Fallen

David Crosby: Remember My Name

Luce

One Child Nation

Overcomer

Ready or Not


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