It’s again that day of the week when new movies are coming out in theaters but, blame it on the sun that is starting to show up or on the other good movies that are still screening (here and here and here), this week offers limited choices for the cinema-lovers.
Our strongest attention goes to Still Alice and Loin Des Hommes, but if you also love dance, don’t miss CINEDANS at EYE, until March 15th. The 12th edition of this special festival, focused on dance on screen, includes documentaries on Jiří Kylián and Sasha Waltz as well as premieres from ISH choreographer Marco Gerris and director Ruben van Leer, the first to shoot a fictional film in CERN, in Geneva. Here’s a little sample:
But let’s see all the movies out this week:
STILL ALICE – Imdb: 7.5
Director: Richard Glazer, Wash Westmoreland
Cast: Julienne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kirsten Stewart
With her Oscar winning performance, Julienne Moore brings to screen the painful road of an active mother and business woman through the struggle of Alzheimer’s disease, which is unfortunately becoming more and more popular lately. If you are sensitive to the argument, Away From Her, by Sarah Polley is the perfect movie bundle.
LOIN DES HOMMES – Imdb: 7.5
Director: David Oelhoffen
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb
Screened at Venice Film Festival and Rotterdam Film Festival, it’s an adaptation of an Albert Camus’ short story, about a French teacher in a small village in Algeria during the Algerian War, who bonds unexpectedly with a dissident.
THE COBBLER – Imdb: 5.5
Director: Thomas McCarthy
Cast: Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi
It’s good to see that even Adam Sandler is getting wrinkles, and maybe we’ll empathize with Max Simkin, a shoes repairer who stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. Or maybe not.
THE BOY NEXT DOOR – Imdb: 4.4
Director: Rob Cohen
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Ryan Gutzman
J-Lo now got to the age of cougar and there’s no turning back from that. And this movie looks so bad that they cannot even make a good trailer out of it, but…who am I to judge how you spend your money and evening time?
Director: Willemiek Kluijftout
In a decade where chefs are the most acclaimed superstars, master chef Sergio Herman feels he needs to let go of his 3-star restaurant Oud Sluis in order to fulfill his dreams. A revealing story about perfection, ambition and sacrifices.
A BLAST – Imdb: 6.1
Director: Syllas Tzoumerkas
Cast: Angeliki Papoulia, Vassilis Doganis, Maria Filini
Set in Greece in the middle of the economic crisis, the story of Maria is divided between being a caring mother and wife and driving alone in her roaring SUV with a case full of money.