Saturday, December 29, 2018

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 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

It’s the very end of the year, and there are four noteworthy releases from this week, three of which contend for Golden Globes. The best of the bunch is Stan and Ollie, a relatively entertaining and engaging portrait of the later years of Laurel and Hardy starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly. I couldn’t get into Destroyer, featuring a wearied Nicole Kidman, and it’s far from a must-see despite praise for her performance. Vice has its merits, though I’d argue that the Globe nominations leader is very much overrated. If the subject matter is appealing, it’s worth a watch. If you want to learn about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, watch the documentary “RBG” on Hulu instead of the much weaker narrative version, On the Basis of Sex. Better yet, skip all four new releases and check out the films I’ve recommending for weeks: If Beale Street Could Talk, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Favourite, Green Book, and Widows.

New to DVD

Nothing new this week, so check out a handful of great options that have been out for a bit: All About Nina, Colette, Juliet, Naked, Never Goin’ Back, In a Relationship, Fahrenheit 11/9, Blindspotting, The New Romantic, and The Miseducation of Cameron Post.

Now on Netflix Instant Streaming

I’m going to be checking out “Avengers: Infinity War” sometime next week. At First Light, recently released on DVD, is lackluster sci-fi. Otherwise, try great options previously available like Roma and Breath.

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