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‘SOLO’ OPENS SOLO (ALMOST)

      

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, May 25, 2018

Except for a couple of art films at the Broadway Centre downtown the other movie studios have turned their backs on this weekend’s theaters. After all, who wants to go up against the latest “Star Wars” blockbuster?

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” (PG-13). Aka “Young Han Solo.” Alden Ehrenreich takes over the iconic role made famous by Harrison Ford to give us the character’s origin story as he teams up with Chewbacca, meets up with another young smuggler, Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) and sees his idealistic attitudes collide with a more cynical reality. With Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton and Paul Bettany. Directed by Ron Howard and written by Lawrence Kasdan (“The Empire Strikes Back,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and many others) and his son Jonathan (“Dawson’s Creek”).

 

“1945” (Not Rated, in Hungarian with English subtitles). Shortly after the end of World War II, two orthodox Jewish men arrive by train in a small village that is preparing for a wedding. The arrival of the two men brings to the surface the guilt of locals who were complicit in the Germans’ persecution of Jews that lived in the area. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)

“Let the Sunshine In” (Not Rated, in French with English subtitles.) Juliette Binoche stars in this talky romantic comedy-drama as a Parisian artist and divorced mother who yearns for true love. Directed and co-written by Claire Denis (“Chocolat”). “(Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)