3 movies to see, 2 to skip this weekend Sept. 30-Oct. 2

 

Worth Seeing

 

1. ‘Deepwater Horizon’ (PG-13) – 3 stars

“‘Deepwater Horizon’ rises above expectations of what a movie like this is capable of at every turn.” (Read More)

 

2. ‘Queen of Katwe’ (PG) – 3 stars

“The honesty of the performances more than makes up for slight amounts of hokiness in the telling.” (Read More)

 

3. ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ (PG-13) – 3 stars

“It’s that mixture of weird and sweet that’s Tim Burton’s trademark — and here, for the most part, it works.” (Read More)

 

Skip It

 

1.‘The Dressmaker’ (R) – 2 and a half stars

“‘The Dressmaker’ was clearly intended to be a ravishing creation, but it’s patched together from such a ragbag of scraps that it can’t be called a success.” (Read More)

 

2.‘Masterminds’ (PG-13) – 2 and a half stars

“The film devolves into a schlocky ’90s unlikely-hero-saves-the-day routine, and fails to delve into deeper themes about crimes and punishment and passion.” (Read More)

Still playing

1. ‘Sully’ (PG-13) – 3 and a half stars

“‘Sully’ captures the essence of what made the Miracle on the Hudson so grippingly inspiring.” (Read More)

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