Saturday, June 6, 2015

Saturday Night Movie Recommendations with Abe

Welcome back to a weekly feature here at Movies With Abe. I'm going to be providing a handy guide to a few choice movies currently playing in theatres as well as several films newly released on DVD. I invite you to add in your thoughts on any films I haven’t seen in the comments below. Understandably, some weeks will have considerably fewer releases to address than others.

Now Playing in Theatres

Nothing to report this week – it’s not the time of year where I see too many movies, but I’ll have a few to review over the next few weeks.

New to DVD

Camp X-Ray (recommended): Kristen Stewart got serious in this Sundance 2014 hit in which she plays a Guantanamo Bay guard who befriends a detainee, portrayed by Payman Maadi from “A Separation.” Maadi is terrific and Stewart performs ably enough in an uncomfortable film that is occasionally right on target.

Now on Netflix Instant Streaming

Fishtail (mixed bag): I’m not even sure what to say about this sixty-one-minute documentary that I saw at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, which focuses on a ranch in Montana. What I remember most is watching a cow give birth, which aside from being just peculiar is hardly the most enthralling thing to watch.

Hits (mixed bag): There is something truly clever and insightfully hilarious about actor David Cross’ directorial debut, which I saw at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Matt Walsh and Meredith Hagner are great as a father and daughter whose worldview is decidedly skewed in this comedy that diverges a bit too much from any coherent direction.

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