MORE OFFBEAT HOLIDAY FILMS - Movie of the Week
MORE OFFBEAT HOLIDAY FILMS
For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019
New movies this week (two opened on Wednesday) once again seem to be at odds with the season.
“Knives Out” (PG-13). Wealthy crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) invites his extended family to his remote mansion on his 85th birthday but the next morning he is found dead in his study. A modern-day whodunit laced with comedy, which, from the trailer anyway, looks like a riff on Agatha Christie. With Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, M. Emmet Walsh and Frank Oz.
“Queen & Slim” (R). On their first date a couple (Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith) is stopped by a traffic cop, and very quickly the situation escalates and the officer is shot and killed. Labeled cop killers by the media they go on the run together and are soon tagged as a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. With Bokeem Woodbine and Chloë Sevigny.
“Marriage Story” (R). Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver star as a married actress and theater director in New York who find themselves drifting apart, which crystallizes when the wife is offered a TV series pilot in Los Angeles. With Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Julie Hagerty and Wallace Shawn.
“Honey Boy” (R). When the therapist (Laura San Giacomo) tells an alcoholic movie star (Lucas Hedges) that he has PTSD stemming from his dysfunctional childhood, he confronts his past as a child actor (Noah Jupe) with a violent father (Shia LeBouf). LeBouf wrote the screenplay (based on his own life) for this drama, which is jumps between 2005 and 1995. With Natasha Lyonne. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)