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5 films to see on the week of May 31 — June 6, 2019

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

HUMANITY’s existence is endangered when ancient monsters which were thought to be myths — such as Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and the three-headed King Ghidorah — rise up. Directed by Michael Dougherty, the film stars Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, and Charles Dance. The Wrap’s Alonso Dularde writes, “Finally, here’s an American monster movie that understands that one positive effect of CG technology is to give us giant monsters that don’t rely on wires, miniatures or zipper-backed suits, something that the Japanese figured out ages ago.” The film has a low score of 45% on film review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.

MTRCB Rating: PG

The Hole in the Ground

SARAH and her young son Chris live a quiet life in an Irish countryside — that is until Chris’ odd behavior after an incident near a sinkhole in the forest. She starts to suspect that Chris may not be her son at all. Directed by Lee Cronin, the film stars Seana Kerslake, James Quinn Markey, and Kati Outinen. The AV Club’s Mike D’Angelo writes, “The Hole In The Ground finds a somewhat fresh angle on the possessed-kid subgenre.” The film has a score of 88% on the film review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.

MTRCB Rating: R-13

Brightburn: Son of Evil

A CHILD from another world crash lands on Earth — what if he turns out to be a threat rather than a savior? Directed by David Yarovesky, the film stars Jackson A. Dunn, Elizabeth Banks, and David Denman. The New York Times’ A. O. Scott writes, “The gore and the scares work pretty well. The director, David Yarovesky, and the screenwriters, Mark Gunn and Brian Gunn, hit the genre beats cleanly and efficiently.” The film has a low score of 57% on the review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.




MTRCB Rating: R-13

Quezon’s Game

A SCENE from Quezon’s Game.

BASED on a true story, the film follows Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon and his American poker buddies’s efforts to rescue Jews during World War II. Directed by Matthew E. Rosen, the film stars Raymond Bagatsing, Rachel Alejandro, and Audie Gemora. Esquire’s Mario Alvaro Limos writes: “The movie has the scope and enormity of Schindler’s List but unlike it, it was set on the opposite side of the world — well away from the ghettos, away from European Jews, away from Hitler. And yet, without all these seemingly essential elements needed to tell a deeply moving story about the Jewish predicament in the 1930s to 1940s, Quezon’s Game delivers the same powerful message against racism, bigotry, and discrimination.”

MTRCB Rating: PG

Finding You

THE romantic drama follows Nel who has hyperthymesia, the ability to rememebr everything that has happened to him, and his efforts to keep up his relationship with his best friend. Directed by Easy Ferrer, the film stars Jane Oineza, Jerome Ponce, and Barbie Imperial.

MTRCB Rating: PG

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