The Curvy Film Critic Reel Roundup for October 6, 2016

THE BIRTH OF A NATION

birth-of-a-nation nate poster

The much-anticipated, controversial film is finally debuting TODAY and distributed by Fox Searchlight pictures.  Will they recoup their 17.5 million advance?  Only time and the box office will reveal the truth.

Here’s my take on the whole situation

The Birth of a Nation Review by Carla Renata

 

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shock waves throughout her life.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL:  THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE
Imaginative quiet teenager Rafe Katchadorian is tired of his middle school’s obsession with the rules at the expense of any and all creativity. Desperate to shake things up, Rafe and his best friends have come up with a plan: break every single rule in the school and let the students run wild.
Director:  Steve Carr
Stars:  Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Alexa Nisenson, Andrew Daly

 

THE GREASY STRANGLER

Ronnie runs a Disco walking tour with his son, Brayden. When a sexy woman takes the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night.
Director:  Jim Hosking
Stars:  Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar, Elizabeth De Razzo, Gil Gex

 

BLUE JAY

Meeting by chance when they return to their tiny California hometown, two former high-school sweethearts reflect on their shared past.
Director:  Alexandre Lehmann
Stars:  Mark Duplass, Sarah Paulson, Clu Gulager

 

THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS

n the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.
Director:  Gillo Pontecorvo
Stars:  Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash

 

 

 

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