BIG SCREEN SLEAZE - Movie of the Week
BIG SCREEN SLEAZE
For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, April 20, 2018
Two films that we once would have called “dirty” or “naughty” but now refer to simply as “comedies,” lead this week’s new movies.
“I Feel Pretty” (PG-13). Raunchy comic Amy Schumer stars in this farce (which is, surprisingly, rated PG-13) as a woman with body issues who is conked on the head and suddenly believes she is the most beautiful and capable woman in the world. With Michelle Williams, Busy Phillips, Naomi Campbell and Lauren Hutton.
“Super Troopers 2” (R). The Broken Lizard comedy troupe is back as five clueless Vermont state troopers, this time involved in an international border dispute between the United States and Canada. With Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, Damon Wayans Jr., Sean William Scott, and Brian Cox, Lynda Carter and Jim Gaffigan return.
“Traffik” (R). A couple (Paula Patton, Omar Epps) heads to the mountains for a romantic weekend but after being accosted by a biker gang and unintentionally taking off with one of the gang’s phones, they find themselves in a deadly game of cat and mouse. With Missi Pyle and William Fichtner.
“Final Portrait” (R). True story of Swiss painter and sculpture Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), as seen through the eyes of American writer and art lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) and the offbeat friendship that developed when Giacometti persuaded Lord to sit for a portrait. Co-written and directed by Stanley Tucci. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)
“Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy” (PG). This British documentary follows artist Andy Goldsworthy, who uses nature for his sculptures, through such items as stones, twigs, thorns, leaves and flowers to create permanent exhibitions. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)