Wednesday, March 7, 2018

A long-awaited literary adaptation, a much-delayed horror sequel and a recent Oscar winner hit theaters this week

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click to enlarge A long-awaited literary adaptation, a much-delayed horror sequel and a recent Oscar winner hit theaters this week
A Fantastic Woman

Six new films are hitting Spokane theaters in the week following the Oscars, among them Ava DuVernay's anticipated adaptation of a kid-lit classic, a Spanish-language film that won big at the Academy Awards and a critically lauded black comedy.

Will any challenge Black Panther's box office reign? Doubtful.

The most recent Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, Sebastián Lelio’s drama stars newcomer Daniela Vega as a transgender waitress and lounge singer who falls in love with a much older man. When he dies, she finds herself shunned by his family. Rated R.

In this action comedy, a hapless pharmaceuticals rep is sent to Mexico to deliver a cache of the company’s new weed pills, only to be kidnapped and held for ransom. David Oyelowo, Joel Edgerton and Charlize Theron star. Rated R.

A group of criminals plot to rob the U.S. Treasury, hoping a looming Category 5 tropical storm will serve as the perfect distraction. The weather has other plans. We’re still not totally convinced this is a real movie. Rated PG-13.

It’s been a decade since those creepy masked home invaders terrorized Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, and they’re back to stand ominously in the shadows while menacing another family on a very unfortunate road trip. This has been in various states of production for nearly a decade; not a good sign. Rated R.

Two rich adolescent girls rekindle a friendship and discover they might share sociopathic tendencies, especially when one of them suggests they indulge in a little homicide. Writer-director Cory Finley’s feature debut has been likened to the pitch-black teen comedy Heathers. Rated R.

Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved children’s book about a curious young girl who must embark on an interdimensional quest after her scientist father goes missing, her every move guided by three magical beings. Rated PG.

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Nathan Weinbender

Nathan Weinbender is the former music and film editor of the Inlander. He is also a film critic for Spokane Public Radio, where he has co-hosted the weekly film review show Movies 101 since 2011.