FALL FLICKS MIX 'IT' UP - Movie of the Week
FALL FLICKS MIX 'IT' UP
For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
After “It” hit it big at the box office last week, another horror movie is going to try to cut into its earnings this weekend. Meanwhile, Michael Keaton returns to action films and a British film relates a historical tale.
“Viceroy’s House” (NR). This true story tells of the transfer of power from Great Britain back to India, set against the conflict between Hindus and Muslims, which eventually led to the formation of Pakistan. Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”) is Lord Mountbattan, the last Viceroy of India, and Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”) plays his wife. With Michael Gambon, Simon Callow and Om Puri.
“American Assassin” (R). After his girlfriend dies in a terrorist attack, Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) has revenge on his mind when he joins up with the CIA and receives assassin training by a Cold War veteran (Michael Keaton). With Sanaa Lathan, Taylor Kitsch and David Suchet.
“mother!” (R). Jennifer Lawrence stars in this graphic horror yarn by filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (“Requiem for a Dream,” “Noah”) as a pregnant woman married to a blocked writer (Javier Bardem) and living a tranquil life until it is disrupted by another couple (Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris). With Domhnall Gleeson and Kristin Wiig.
“Endless Poetry (NR, in Spanish with English subtitles). The latest film from provocative 88-year-old Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky is specifically autobiographical but every bit as dense and surreal as his earlier films (most famously “El Topo” and “The Holy Mountain”). (Exclusively at the Tower Theater.)
“Beach Rats” (R). Coming-of-age gay romance about a teenage boy coming to terms with his sexuality while hanging out with delinquent friends and men he meets online. (Exclusive at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)