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Sean Means Reviews Movies for September 6th, 2018

Artsies:

 

 Custody – 3 stars

Three women are brought together when a hard-working single mother has her children taken away from her in a custody case that takes an emotional toll on all involved

Director: James Lapine

Starring: Viola Davis, Hayden Panettiere

 

  We the Animals – 3 1/2 stars

Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood. Their mother and father have a volatile relationship that makes and unmakes the family many times over, often leaving the boys fending for themselves. As their parents rip at one another, Manny and Joel harden and grow into versions of their father. With the triumvirate fractured, Jonah, who is the youngest, becomes increasingly aware of his desperate need to escape.

Director: Jeremiah Zagar

Starring: Raul Castillo, Sheila Vand

 

Fartsies:

 

 The Nun – not screened

When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together, they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun.

Director: Corin Hardy

Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons

 

 Peppermint – screening Wednesday night

Riley North awakens from a coma after surviving a brutal attack that killed her husband and daughter. When the system shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerrilla. Channeling frustration into motivation, the young widow spends years in hiding — honing her mind, body and spirit to become an unstoppable force.

Director: Pierre Morel

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Tyson Ritter

 

God Bless the Broken Road – 3 stars

Amber’s ideal life is shattered when she loses her husband to the war in Afghanistan. Two years later, she finds herself in a struggle to save her home while providing for her 9-year-old daughter, Bree. When up-and-coming race car driver Cody Jackson rolls into town, Amber and Bree become wrapped up in his pedal to the metal way of life. 

Director: Harold Cronk

Starring: Jordin Sparks, Kim Delaney

 

 

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Opening next week: 

 — American Chaos

 — Mandy

 — The Predator

 — A Simple Favor

 — Unbroken: Path to Redemption

 — The Wife

 — White Boy Rick

 


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