Opening up this week on a screen near you:

P!nk: All I Know So Far   (2021)

P!nk: All I Know So Far

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Documentary that gives us a behind-the-scenes look at Pink as she balances her family life with her performing life as she prepares for her first Wembley Stadium appearance on the 2019 Beautiful Trauma tour.   P!nk: All I Know So Far Website

What to Watch For: The film is directed by Michael Gracey, who has directed music videos for Pink, Alesha Dixon, Natasha Bedingfield, and he also directed the 2017 musical The Greatest Showman.

Word on the Street: The title track ‘All I Know So Far’ is produced by Greg Kurstin and co-written by Pink and the award-winning songwriters Benji Pasek and Justin Paul.

My Take: It should be fun to see what goes on behind the scenes of Pink’s legendary concerts.

 

Dream Horse   (2020) PG 

Dream Horse

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Jan (Toni Collette) lives in a small Welsh town, working two jobs, dreaming of doing something different. She decides to breed a racehorse and get her neighbors to chip in, raise the horse and race it. Against all the odds, this small band of neighbors take a horse called Dream and try to make it to the big race.    Dream Horse Website

What to Watch For: The film was shot on location in Wales.

Word on the Street: The film is based on a true story and played at the 2021 Atlanta Film Festival.

My Take: I am a big fan of Toni Collette and can’t wait to see this film.

 

The Dry   (2020) R

The Dry

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Aaron Falk (Eric Bana) is a Federal Agent who returns to his hometown after a twenty-year absence. For the last ten years, the town has suffered a horrible drought that has brought its people to a breaking point. While in town to attend a funeral for an boyhoof friend, Falk reluctantly agrees to investigate an old murder mystery, one that has caused as much damage as the drought itself.      The Dry Website

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What to Watch For: The film was shot in Australia in the state of Victoria, including the Wimmera Mallee region.

Word on the Street: The film is based on a novel of the same name by Jane Harper.

My Take: I am always up for a good murder mystery.

 

New Order   (2020)

New Order

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A lavish, high-society wedding in Mexico City becomes ugly and dangerous when rioters amidst a nationwide working-class uprising invade the wedding.    New Order Website

What to Watch For: The film had its world premiere at the 2020 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize.

Word on the Street: The film is written and directed by Michel Franco, known for his award-winning 2015 film Chronic starring Tim Roth.

My Take: Indiewire Critic’s Poll picked the film as one of the Best Films Opening in 2021.

 

Final Account   (2020) PG-13

Final Account

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The documentary follows the last living generation of German participants in Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich.    Final Account Website

What to Watch For: The film took over ten years to make and contains interviews that have never been seen before.

Word on the Street: The filmmaker, Luke Holland, died at age 71 just before the film was released. Holland’s work includes the documentary, I Was a Slave Laborer (2000).

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My Take: I am always interested in the history of WW II.