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7 films to see on the week of March 22 — March 28, 2019

Drunk Parents

UPPER-CLASS couple Frank and Nancy Teagarten are dropping their daughter off for her first day in college when a repo man visits them and leaves them struggling to make ends meet. Wanting to get their daughter through college, they mount a yard sale accompanied by a late night of heavy drinking which leads to some regretable decisions as they try to hide their deteriorating net worth from family and friends. Directed by Fred Wolf, the film stars Salma Hayek, Alec Baldwin, Joe Manganiello, and Bridget Moynahan.

MTRCB Rating: R-13

Five Feet Apart


SUFFERING from cystic fibrosis, 17-year-old Stella’s life is full of routines and boundaries. Then she meets Will, a fellow CF patient who rebels against restrictions of his ongoing medical treatment and Stella tries to inspire Will to live to the fullest. Directed by Justin Baldoni, the film stars Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, and Moises Arias. CNN’s Brian Lowry writes, “There’s an undeniable poignance in the concept of young people living with the specter of death constantly at their shoulders, making it impossible to be ‘normal’ kids.”

MTRCB Rating: R-13

Us

A GROUP of doppelgangers begin to terrorize a family. Directed by Jordan Peele, the film stars Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss, Evan Alex, and Winston Duke. The Atlantic’s David Sims writes, “Peele has such a gift for generating terror through blocking and simple camera movements that he never has to rely on lame jump scares to rack up the tension. The members of the faux-Wilson family, who refer to themselves as ‘the tethered,’ all have a defined personality, petrifying their respective doubles in ways that feel like eerie echoes.”




MTRCB Rating: R-16

Take Point

CAPTAIN AHAB and his team of mercenaries are on a CIA mission to abduct North Korea’s Armed Forces Minister, but are caught in some crossfire. The tensions may lead to the brink of World War III. Directed by Byung-woo Kim, this South Korean film stars Jung-woo Ha, Sun-kyun Lee, and Jennifer Ehle. “From the convoluted set-up to its preposterous finale, Kim Byung-woo’s political action thriller defies logic and comprehension at every turn,” writes James Marsh of the South China Morning Post.

MTRCB Rating: R-13

Homestay

MIN is given a chance to change his life after he gets to live in another person’s body. Directed by Parkpoom Wongpoom, this Thai film stars Teeradon Supapunpinyo, Cherprang Areekul, and Nopachai Jayanama. “Homestay is impeded — much like its protagonist — by a lack of self-confidence; it could have excelled with a little more faith in its strengths, which are eye-catching,” writes James Marsh of the South China Morning Post.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Papa Pogi

BEING followed and swooned over by women seems to be a problem for an odd-looking guy. Directed by Alex Calleja, the film stars Teddy Corpuz, Myrtle Sarrosa, and Donna Cariaga.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Pansamantagal

A MIDDLE-AGED woman goes to a resort to get away from her problems. There she gets acquainted with Leo and they spend the rest of their stay together. Directed by Joven Tan, the film stars Gelli De Belen, Bayani Agbayani, and Chacha Balba.

MTRCB Rating: R-16