Solo, and Friends

There’s really only one movie to see this weekend, and it’s pretty disappointing. So let’s look at the larger menu, shall we?

Birthmarked: Absolute garbage from people who really ought to know better, though it’s a lot more entertaining once you decide Matthew Goode spends the whole thing secretly auditioning for a George Lucas biopic.

Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf: Thomas Piper’s documentary about the “plant artist” who designed New York’s High Line, among others, lands at the Hot Docs Cinema for a spell.

The Gospel According to Andre: Kate Novack’s documentary traces the life and career of Andre Leon Talley. I missed it at TIFF last year, but Kevin really likes it.

Kayak to Klemtu: Zoe Hopkins’ first feature — a family-adventure thing about a plucky tween making an epic journey along the Inside Passage to deliver a speech and stop a pipeline — has a good heart and a noble mission, but the execution just isn’t there.

On Chesil  Beach: Glenn really liked Dominic Cooke’s Ian McEwan adaptation when it played TIFF, and insists that Billy Howle is a lot better opposite Saoirse Ronan in this than he was in The Seagull. I mean, he would have to be.

Solo: A Star Wars Story: Eh, it’s fine. But it could have been a lot more than that, and we all know it. That said, someone needs to give Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge a Lando movie as quickly as possible.

Anyway, that’s everything. #ReleaseTheLordAndMillerCut, y’all.

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