Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme hits theaters, along with animated toys, a real-life war story and two indie dramas about fascinating women.
The animated jukebox-musical Trolls
doesn't offer much story creativity, but at least brings some energy and distinctive visual texture to its universe. Christine
tells the fact-based, potentially exploitative story of troubled journalist Christine Chubbuck with intriguing social commentary and a terrific central performance by Rebecca Hall.
MaryAnn Johanson finds the distinctive visuals of Doctor Strange
(pictured) can't hide a yawning hole where the story should be. The epic Brazilian drama Aquarius
used a wonderful Sonia Braga performance to serve a lovely meditation on aging, home, memory and family.
In this week's feature review, the fascinating true story behind Hacksaw Ridge
gets lost in a war movie that evokes other, better war movies.
Also opening this week, but not available for review: director Jim Jarmusch's documentary study of Iggy Pop and The Stooges in Gimme Danger