Movies For The Week Of March 1, 2024

Amelia’s Children – Releasing in Limited Theaters and Streaming
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)

When Edward, played by Carloto Cotta, find hope in the search for his family, it leads him and his girlfriend Ryley, played by Brigette Lundy-Paine, to a mountain in Northern Portugal. While the villa is beautiful, and his joy to meet his mother and twin is overwhelming, it pairs with it a dark and monstrous secret about what and who he really is.

If you are looking for a suspenseful horror film this week, this will fit the bill. It’s intermingling with the known and unknown of where we come from is well played, and Carloto getting to play double duty as multiple characters allows him to really explore range.

Asleep In My Palm – Releasing in Limited Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – (None Available Yet)

As a father and daughter, played by Tim Blake Nelson and Chloë Kerwin, attempt to live their life off the grid, escaping from his past violent life, they have to deal with the complications of living in a social media age, and the awakening of his daughters burgeoning sexual urges as she gets older and attempts to pull away and form a life of her own.

Sometimes fun, sometimes a lot, this story is a coming-of-age piece mixed with issues of dealing with class struggles, and priviledge. Nelson is always a treat, and his skill in acting allows such an amazing range.

Dune: Part Two – Releasing in Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 96%

Continuing the journey of the prior film, Paul Atreides, played by Timothée Chalamet, unites with Chani, played by Zendaya, and the Fremen to unite against those that destroyed his family. Mixed with his visions and his desires he has to choose between love and destiny or else the future will turn dark.

People are excited over Dune’s second film, and the future that this holds as the franchise continues moving forward into a multi-film series. There really isn’t a lot that needs to be said here, as this movie is likely on everyone’s radar.

Problemista – Releasing in Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 91%

When Alejandro, played by Julio Torres, seeks a dream of being a toy designer in New York, his hopes fall short when his work visa runs out. At the last minute though he finds luck in a job assisting Elizabeth, played by Tilda Swinton, an art-world outcast whose erratic style tests the art world.

This holds to be a film that delves into the perils and issues of the immigration system, and the difficulties of the art world. An interesting combination to be sure. A lot of people are looking at this A24 film and giving it a lot of praise.

Rose’s War – Releasing in Limited Theaters
Rotten Tomatoes Reviewer Score – 100%

When Rose Dugdale, played by Imogen Poots, rebelled against her wealthy upbringing, the heiress found herself leaving England and heading to Ireland to become a member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army. She hoped her actions would bring some fairness to her world.

This historical thriller is based on an actual person and set in 1974 while telling a suspenseful triller and mystery of the life of the aristocrat turned rebel.

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