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 and Netflix. I invite you to add in your thoughts on any films I haven’t seen in the comments below.
Now Playing in Theatres
Game of Aces (recommended): This World War I film stars just three people and tells a surprisingly complex and enthralling story of an American pilot and an English nurse searching for a downed German turncoat in the middle of the Arabian desert. Its production values and script are better than they could have been given the premise and the film succeeds as a period adventure drama. Now playing. Read my review from Thursday.
The Light Between Oceans (recommended): Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, and Rachel Weisz all turn in heartfelt performances in this film from Derek Cianfrance about a lighthouse keeper and his wife on their complicated way to starting a family. It’s a touching love story that also includes its share of moving drama. Now playing at many theatres in New York. Read my review from Friday.
New to DVD
The Jungle Book (recommended): I’m not sure I had any particular desire to see a remake of the classic 1967 animated film, but this live-action take from Jon Favreau is actually really great. Young Neel Sethi gives a superb breakout performance with assistance from a number of talented actors voicing the other members of his animal kingdom and dazzling scenery and effects.