Sean Means Reviews Movies for August 15th, 2019


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


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


Opening next week:

Angel Has Fallen

David Crosby: Remember My Name


One Child Nation


Ready or Not

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