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Movie Reviews: Tully, Overboard, Itzhak

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, Ismael's Ghost


  • Pantelion Films
While super-heroes continue to dominate the multiplexes, a couple of new releases offer humor and heartbreak, and art-house offerings include a pair of very different artist-profile documentaries.

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami makes the case for its subject's diva status, even if you'd never heard of her before. You get beautiful music but not a ton of insight in Itzhak's portrait of violinist Itzhak Perlman.

Eric D. Snider finds the gender-swapped remake of the gaslighting comedy Overboard (pictured) more palatable than the original, but still sluggish. Metaphorical hauntings make for a wry, lyrical, sometimes plodding drama in Arnaud Desplechin's Ismael's Ghosts.

In this week's feature review, Charlize Theron's performance captures the anxieties of insecurities of moving from youth to motherhood in Tully.

Also opening this week, but not screened for press: Burglars discover that the house they broke into may be the home of a serial killer in Bad Samaritan.