4 films to see on the week of February 7, 2020 — February 13, 2020

Birds of Prey

HARLEY QUINN joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress, and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from a narcissistic villain. Directed by Cathy Yan, the film stars Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Ewan McGregor. Variety’s Oscar Gleiberman writes, “As a movie, it’s thin, lively, loud, brash, diverting, and forgettable. If anything, it’s a tighter film than Suicide Squad.”

MTRCB Rating: R-16


IT IS World War I, and British soldiers Lance Cpl. Schofield, and Lance Cpl. Blake are tasked to cross over into enemy territory to deliver a message which could save 1,600 of their comrades. Directed by Sam Mendes, the film stars Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, and Daniel Mays. The Wrap’s Alonso Duralde writes, “1917 is certainly a technical marvel, not just for Deakins but also for the brilliant sound work, visual effects, and Lee Smith’s editing, which hides the cuts that would have broken the ‘one-take’ spell.”

MTRCB Rating: PG

Ghosts in the Graveyard

THE TOWN of Mt. Moriah is haunted by a ghost named Martha who comes back to haunt the teens who witnessed her death as children. Written and directed by Charlie Comparetto, the film stars Kelli Berglund, Jake Busey, and Olivia Larsen.

MTRCB Rating: R-13

On Vodka, Beer, and Regrets

As actress Jane Pineda struggles to get movie roles and escape a big scandal, she begins to seek comfort in alcohol. Things begin to change after a visit to a bar where she meets musician Francis. Directed by Irene Emma Villamor, the film stars Bela Padilla and JC Santos.

MTRCB Rating: R-13