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
Heaven Knows What (mixed bag): Everyone seems to love this story about a homeless drug addict in New York City, but it really didn’t do it for me when I saw it at the New York Film Festival last fall. Actress Arielle Holmes, playing a version of herself, is compelling, but that’s about it. Now playing at Landmark Sunshine. Read my review from NYFF.
New to DVD
Nothing to report this week!
Now on Netflix Instant Streaming
The Boxtrolls (recommended): I enjoyed this Oscar-nominated animated film much more than I expected to. It’s a sweet tale of underground trolls who live in boxes and face persecution from the cheese-loving humans above ground. Fun for all ages, and full of creativity.
Inglourious Basterds (highly recommended): Quentin Tarantino’s epic tale of Jewish Nazi hunters during World War II is a fascinatingly multi-faceted film with so many incredible elements and performances. It’s not for the faint of heart or squeamish, but a must-see for anyone else.