6 films to see on the week of November 22 — November 28, 2019

Frozen II

THE SEQUEL to the popular Disney film is set three years later. Elsa begins to hear strange voices in the north which leads her, Anna her sister, Sven, and Olaf to journey far from Arendelle and discover the origin of her powers. Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, the movie features the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, and Jonathan Groff. US Weekly’s Mara Reinstein writes, “Frozen II is still a beautifully designed, sharply written and toe-tapping piece of family entertainment. And as cold as it may be in Arendelle (not to mention outside your window), it’s heartwarming to spend time with our old friends.”

MTRCB Rating: G

21 Bridges

AN EMBATTLED NYPD detective gets involved in a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a conspiracy. Directed by Brian Kirk, the film stars Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, and Taylor Kitsch. Forbes’ Scott Mendelson writes, “Beyond the strong performances and the nuts-and-bolts action, what works best is its frankly surprising structure. No, it’s not narratively out of order, but the film devotes almost as much time to its two shooters as it does to the key police officers chasing them down, and as such both sides of the law end up discovering the big picture almost concurrently.”

MTRCB Rating: R-13

The Sonata

DARK FORCES haunt a young violinist as she unravels her father’s past. Directed by Andrew Desmond, the film stars Freya Tingley, Simon Abkarian, and James Faulkner. Kat Hughes of THN writes: “Perfect viewing for a rainy autumnal afternoon The Sonata is a solid Gothic ghost mystery that will easily entertain.”

MTRCB Rating: PG

Dark Waters

MARK RUFFALO stars in Dark Waters.

INSPIRED by a true story, the film follows a corporate defense lawyer Robert Bilott who uncovers a secret about the growing number of unexplained deaths in connection to one of the world’s largest corporations. Directed by Todd Haynes, the film stars Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hahaway, and Tim Robbins. The Wrap’s Robert Abele writes, “Though a solid example of saber-rattling, justice-centered docudrama, Dark Waters is also a more brooding effort, attuned more to the reality of never-ending battle than the epiphanies that come with bringing wrongdoing to light. That might make it a tough sell to a moviegoing populace who craves heroes with clean wins, but not for those who like whistleblower yarns that embrace the drama lying in the side effects.”

MTRCB Rating: PG


THE “musical within a film” follows writer Fernando Damaso who seeks to have his story made into a film. The story transitions to the past, revealing his book counterpart Padre Damaso facing problems of his own. Directed by Joven Tan, the film stars Vina Morales, Aiko Melendez, Nyoy Volante, and Ariel Rivera.

MTRCB Rating: PG


ELLEN seeks the help of her best friend Marian in getting away from her impoverished life. Directed by Roman Santillan Perez Jr., the film stars Cindy Miranda and Rhen Escaño.

MTRCB Rating: R-16