The Round-Up

THE ROUND-UP | August 8’s movies rated

What were the best films that came out in the last week? What were the worst? Were there any you weren’t sure of seeing? Below are quick and easy star ratings of the past week’s releases to help you decide, including short plot details from IMDB. Full comment and opinion can be found in The Film Journal.


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The Inbetweeners 2
★★★★The-Inbetweeners-2-3

Jay, Neil, Simon, and Will reunite in Australia for a holiday.

96 min. Directors: Damon Beesley, Iain Morris. Writers: Damon Beesley, Iain Morris. Stars: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Joe Thomas. Watch trailer

All This Mayhem
★★★★
All this Mayhem: Tas Pappas and Eddie Martin discuss skateboarding documentary - video

All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account of drugs and the dark side of professional skateboarding, brothers Tas and Ben Pappas’ intense bond and charisma take them from the pinnacle of their sport into a spiralling world of self-destruction.

104 min. Director: Eddie Martin. Stars: Tas Pappas, Ben Pappas, Tommy Caudill. Watch trailer

Lilting
★★★★

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What is it like to live in a world where you have no grasp of its language, and your only lifeline is to that which is lost?

91 min. Director: Hong Khaou. Writer: Hong Khaou. Stars: Ben Whishaw, Morven Christie, Leila Wong. Watch trailer

Wakolda
★★★Wakolda

The true story of an Argentine family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of a girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all time.

93 min. Director: Lucía Puenzo. Writer: Lucía Puenzo. Stars: Àlex Brendemühl, Diego Peretti, Guillermo Pfening. Watch trailer

To Catch a Thief
★★★★Grace-Kelly-in-To-Catch-a-Thief-grace-kelly-30065121-1280-720

When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence. [1955 re-release]

106 min. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Writer: John Michael Hayes. Stars: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis. Watch trailer

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