Well, that was awful. So much for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice kicking things off in style. Anyway, moving on to better cinema!
My Film to Catch this week is Eye in the Sky. It is expanding to wide release this weekend, and for good reason. It currently sits at #2 on my Oscarwatch listing. Will it be there at the end of the year. Probably not, but it’s still a good film. Helen Mirren is the lead, which is always awesome, plus we get to see Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and the late Alan Rickman.
God’s Not Dead 2 (wide release) and Everybody Wants Some (limited release) are also out this weekend, and while GND2 may be of interest to some folks, it’s really not worth a trip to the theater. Folks that are fans of Richard Linklater will likely enjoy Everybody Wants Some, billed was a “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused.
Finally, Don Cheadle turns in a great performance as the legendary Miles Davis in the biopic Miles Ahead.
Must See (5 out of 5 stars): None
Worth Your Time (3 to 4 stars): Eye in the Sky
Just Ok (2 to 3 stars): God’s Not Dead 2, Miles Ahead, and Everybody Wants Some
Stay Away (0 to 1 stars): None
Where do They Come From?
Only wide release films count towards these numbers.
- Eye in the Sky: Original screenplay by Guy Hibbert.
- God’s Not Dead 2: Obvious sequel is obvious.
These ten films are the “Best of the Year,” IF THE YEAR ENDED TODAY. This weekend’s releases not included.
They are ranked based on likelihood of winning Best Picture at the Oscars, with #1 being most likely. International films are not included until the end of year if Oscar potential exists.
DISCLAIMER: I may not personally recommend (or even like) all films on this list.