A monster thriller and broad comedy lead the entries at local multiplexes, while the art houses offer stop-motion from Wes Anderson and the pairing of Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren.
Director/co-writer/star John Krasinski has a crackling suspense thriller in A Quiet Place
(pictured), right up until it faces The Monster Problem. The LDS-themed Trek: The Movie
piles on dozens of subplots before the prayerful climax.
MaryAnn Johanson enjoys the delightful originality of Isle of Dogs
, while asking whether cultural homage crosses over into exoticism.
David Riedel offers a hearty "eff this movie" to The Leisure Seeker
's attempt to find inspirational carpe-diem whimsy in abusive behavior.
In this week's feature review, Blockers
presents another raunchy comedy that feels obliged to cut its acidity with a heaping dose of sweetness.
Also opening this week, but not reviewed: the story behind the tragedy and political scandal of Chappaquiddick
; and the inspirational fact-based story of a volleyball team in The Miracle Season