Each week we update you on what new films are hitting cinemas around town with mini-reviews so you can impress your friends with your critical eye and all the movie trivia you know 😉 What’s in store for movie lovers this week?? The scary doppelgängers of a normal American family in Us, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for giving him life in Capernaum, a girl who escapes from a psychiatric hospital in the animated movie Ana and Bruno, and another Madea comedy movie in Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 99% Fresh (Critics) – Not available (Audience)
The plot: After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89% Fresh (Critics) – 92% Fresh (Audience)
The plot: Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Nadine Labaki’s CAPERNAUM (Chaos) tells the story of Zain (Zain al Rafeea), a 12-year-old Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. Brought before the judge, to the question: “Why are you attacking your parents in court?”, Zain answers: “For giving me life!” The film retraces the incredible journey of this child in search of his identity and who rebels against the life that was imposed on him. The gutsy streetwise child flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits on the streets, takes care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil (Yordanos Shiferaw) and her baby son, Yonas (Boluwatife Treasure Bankole), being jailed for a crime, and finally, seeks justice in a courtroom.
Ana and Bruno
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83% Fresh (Critics) – 88% Fresh (Audience)
The plot: Animated film based on “Ana” by Daniel Emil, tells the story of Ana, a girl who escapes from a psychiatric hospital to save her mother from grave danger, she befriends Bruno and other fantastic characters that help her throughout the film.
Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13% Fresh (Critics) – 24% Fresh (Audience)
The plot: A joyous family reunion turns into a hilarious nightmare as MADEA and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia and unexpectedly plan a funeral, which threatens to reveal sordid family secrets.