Movie Reviews: The House With a Clock In Its Walls, Life Itself, Fahrenheit 11/9, Lizzie | Buzz Blog

Friday, September 21, 2018

Movie Reviews: The House With a Clock In Its Walls, Life Itself, Fahrenheit 11/9, Lizzie

Lore, Assassination Nation, Let the Corpses Tan and more

Posted By on September 21, 2018, 9:00 AM

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It's a weekend jam-packed with new releases, including Michael Moore's latest documentary, several creepy tales ahead of Halloween season and a mind-bogglingly misguided romantic drama.

In Fahrenheit 11/9 (pictured), Michael Moore offers a surprising balance of hope and misery from the Trump Era. The story of Lizzie Borden becomes a plodding would-be swipe at the patriarchy in Lizzie. The supernatural horror film Lore can't find a compelling narrative to match its ominous atmosphere.  Pure style goes a long way in the wild, violent, kinda incoherent heist thriller Let the Corpses Tan. The end of the world gets a few unique kicks in the character study of I Think We're Alone Now.

MaryAnn Johanson praises the perfect mix of humor and training-wheels scares in The House With a Clock in Its Walls. A Happening of Monumental Proportions wastes a great cast in a story that succeeds only at making Los Angeles look sociopathic, and not intentionally.

Eric D. Snider finds Assassination Nation combining raucous fun with self-consciously edgy satire.

In this week's feature review, Life Itself serves up a tuneless would-be opera about the majesty of human existence.

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Scott Renshaw

Scott Renshaw

Scott Renshaw has been a City Weekly staff member since 1999, including assuming the role of primary film critic in 2001 and Arts & Entertainment Editor in 2003. Scott has covered the Sundance Film Festival for 25 years, and provided coverage of local arts including theater, pop-culture conventions, comedy, literature,... more

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