Shrouded in Mystery

No paper this week, but we do have movies opening even if Sony declined to screen two of them. Here’s what’s what!

Atomic Blonde: Charlize Theron and John Wick co-director David Leitch join forces for an ultraviolent ’60s spy movie. And James McAvoy is in it! Sounds like a recipe for fun. Rad found some parts of it (specifically,  Theron) more enjoyable than others (everything else).

Broken Mile: Toronto filmmaker Justin McConnell goes the gimmick route with a real-time chase picture constructed as a single take. At least it’s an hour shorter than Victoria.

The Emoji Movie: Gee, I wonder why Sony didn’t screen this one. UPDATE: Rad saw it. For the kids.

Lady Macbeth: I liked William Oldroyd’s austere drama about a 19th century sociopath (Florence Pugh) — a lot more than Susan did. Like, a lot more.

Mubarakan: Arjun Kapoor plays identical twins — one raised in London, one in Punjab — in Anees Bazmee’s Bollywood import, which Sony dropped into regional release at the last minute.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World: Catherine Bainbridge’s documentary celebrates the influence of Native American musicians on blues, soul and rock ‘n roll. It’s a knockout.

Or you could just see Dunkirk, I guess. Have you seen Dunkirk?

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