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Friday, October 13, 2017

Movie Reviews: Happy Death Day, The Foreigner, Lucky, Marshall

Columbus, So B. It, Professor Marston & the Wonder Women

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The late Harry Dean Stanton delivers a beautiful final performance as a man contemplating his mortality in the drama Lucky (pictured). A self-aware rip-off of Groundhog Day—even one with a few satisfying B-movie thriller chops—is still a rip-off of Groundhog Day in Happy Death Day. The adaptation of the award-winning children's book So B. It loses its central emotional hook in over-stuffed plot machinations.

Eric D. Snider finds the real-life story of Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston getting a frisky, sex-positive treatment in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.  Jackie Chan's role as a vengeance-seeking father takes a back seat to Pierce Brosnan's sparkling performance as a (possibly) reformed IRA terrorist in The Foreigner.

David Riedel appreciates the story of young future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in Marshall as long as it stays inside the courtroom.

In this week's feature review, architecture and humanism merge in the gorgeous independent drama Columbus.

Also opening this week, but not screened for press: Swing Away, about a troubled professional golfer who discovers a potential protégé while visiting Greece; and a locally-made adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.


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