2 movies to see, 1 to skip this weekend Sept. 2-5

 

Worth Seeing

 

1. ‘Mia Madre’ (unrated) – 3 stars

“Love, death cinema — they’re all there in ‘Mia Madre.'” (Read More)

 

2. ‘The Light Between Oceans’ (PG-13) – 2 and a half stars

“A movie that crackles quietly without flaring up into an emotional blaze.” (Read More)

 

Skip It

 

1.‘Morgan’ (R) – 2 stars

“The lack of ambiguity means “Morgan” strays into a run-of-the-mill genre territory, despite its deeper ideas.” (Read More)

Still playing

 

1.‘Don’t Breathe’ (R) – 2 stars

“You start out fearing “Don’t Breathe,” but by the end you’re laughing at it — and the humor is not intentional.” (Read More)

2. ‘Hands of Stone’ (R) – 2 and a half stars

“”Hands of Stone” is a solid film, but you just can’t help shake the feeling that we’ve seen it all before.” (Read More)

 

3. ‘War Dogs’ (R) – 3 stars

““War Dogs” incorporates its Miami backdrop of flashy cars, glitzy nightclubs, sunny beaches, “Scarface” movie posters and giant penthouses into the psyches of its two protagonists, showing us the ideal of success the duo was pursuing.” (Read More)

4. ‘Hell or High Water’ (R) – 3 and a half stars

“This is the most arresting and entertaining mainstream movie in a summer season crowded with giant entertainments that pummeled the audience into fatigue.” (Read More)

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