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5 films to see on the week of March 15 — March 21, 2019

The Con is On

TO avoid paying off a gambling debt, con artist couple Harriet and Peter fly to Los Angeles to plot a jewel-theft scam. Directed by James Haslam, the film stars Uma Thurman, Sofia Vergara, Tim Roth, and Maggie Q. www.rogerebert.com’s Matt Zoller Seitz writes, “The kind of movie that seems to think a heap of outrageous details equals a characterization.”

MTRCB Rating: R-16

Wonder Park

AN ANIMATED feature about a marvelous amusement park where the imagination of a girl comes alive. The film features the voices of Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, and Mila Kunis.

MTRCB Rating: G

On the Basis of Sex

A BIOPIC about US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, focusing on when, as a young lawyer, she and her husband Marty take on a groundbreaking case before the US Court of Appeals and overturn gender discrimination. Directed by Mimi Leder, the film stars Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston, and Jack Reynor. Empire’s Helen O’ Hara writes, “It’s not a hugely innovative biopic, covering just a short period of Bader Ginsburg’s extraordinary career, but this is still a vastly inspiring account of the fight for equality.” The film garnered a score of 74% “fresh” from review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Kuya Wes

A REMITTANCE clerk falls in love with a regular customer. Directed by James Mayo, the film stars Ogie Alcasid, Ina Raymundo, Moi Bien, Alex Vincent Medina, Nestor Abrogena, and Karen Gaerlan.

MTRCB Rating: PG


SET in Manila amidst the ongoing war on drugs, the thriller film tells the story of a death squad and Irma, a hitwoman who trains a young orphan to become an assassin. Directed by Mikhail Red, the film stars Eula Valdez and Timothy Castillo.

MTRCB Rating: R-16