For this “Reel Mood of the Week,” seek out three different kinds of encounters and see how the varying characters will handle them.
As a wise wizard once said, “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” When spaceships descend around the world, the Army asks linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) to find a way to communicate with the interstellar guests and why are they here. Based on the novel “Stories of Your Life” from Ted Chiang.
Cooglife will have a review of this film, here.
Ah, family—one of the most important parts of all holidays. Well, maybe not for Walter (Donald Glover), who is asking one simple thing from all the family members that he has gathered: don’t kill each other over the course of five days.
The French-produced thriller sees psychologist Mary Portman (Naomi Watts) trapped in a house during a winter storm with her paralyzed son (Charlie Heaton, of “Stranger Things” fame). As if that is not terrible enough, Mary quickly finds out that she is not alone. The brilliant Jacob Tremblay again plays a central role in a confinement-related film—after “Room” and “Before I Wake.”
Let us know what you’ll be seeing, and stay tuned for the next “Reel Mood of the Week.”