Opening this week at a theatre near you:
Roma (2018) R
A year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s. Roma Website
What to Watch For: The Atlanta Film Critics Circle picked the film as one of the top ten films of 2018, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography and Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron.
Word on the Street: Only the writer/director Cuaron knew the entire script as he wanted chaos on the set saying ‘that’s exactly what life is like.’
My Take: In my opinion, Roma should be a shoo-in for at least one Oscar.
The film opens exclusively on Thursday at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
The Favorite (2018) R
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne. Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) and a new servant, Abigail (Emma Stone) vie for the attention of the Queen. The Favourite Website
What to Watch For: Besides the three lead women, film critics are also citing the performance of Nicholas Hoult as a royal who is trying to become more powerful in the government.
Word on the Street: The film features two Oscar winners; Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, and is based on a true story.
My Take: My only question is will Emma Stone be nominated for Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress at next year’s Oscars?
The film opens Friday at Atlanta area theatres.
Asher (2018) R
An aging hitman (Ron Perlman) has a hit go bad and must now redeem himself. Asher Info
What to Watch For: The director of the film, Michael Caton-Jones also directed This Boy’s Life (1993), The Jackal (1997) and Urban Hymn (2015).
Word on the Street: The cast includes Famke Janssen, Jacqueline Bisset, Richard Dreyfuss, and Peter Facinelli.
My Take: This is screenwriter Jay Zaretsky’s first feature film.
The film opens Friday exclusively at AMC Southlake 24
Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (2018)
Documentary on the rise and fall of the late Roger Alies, from his working in the Richard Nixon presidency to the creation of Fox News. Divide and Conquer Website
What to Watch For: The film won Best Documentary Feature at the 2018 Hamptons International Film Festival.
Word on the Street: The director of the film, Alexis Bloom, also directed the Emmy nominated film Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
My Take: I always love watching documentaries.
The film opens Friday exclusively at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
Border (2018) R
A customs officer (Eva Melander) who can smell fear becomes involved with a strange traveler (Eero Minonoff) while she aids a police investigation which will cause her to question her place in the world. Border Info
What to Watch For: The film is based on a short story by ‘Let the Right One In’ author John Ajvide Lindqvist.
Word on the Street: Border is Sweden’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2019 Academy Awards.
My Take: The film won the Un Certain Regard Award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
The film opens Friday exclusively at Regal Tara Cinemas 4