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6 films to see on the week of September 15-22, 2017

The Mimic

The Mimic
A KOREAN horror movie, The Mimic revolves around the Jangsan Tiger, a mythical creature that mimics the voices of humans. Directed by Huh Jung, it stars Park Hyuk-kwon and Yum Jung-ah. “A familiar but slicky told piece that is perfect throwback horror fodder, with an excellent cast run through the genre mill,” writes thereelbits.com’s Richard Gray.
MTRCB Rating: R-13

9/11

9/11
FIVE PEOPLE find themselves trapped in an elevator in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, and must work together to escape. Directed by Martin Guigui, it stars Charlie Sheen, Gina Gershon, and Whoopi Goldberg. “Proves so exploitative that its end credits’ dedication to the victims and first responders feels tawdry,” writes Frank Scheck of the Hollywood Reporter.
MTRCB Rating: R-13

Loving In Tandem

Loving In Tandem
A STAR CINEMA rom-com, Loving in Tandem follows a hopeless romantic wishing to meet the love of her life who suddenly meets him. Directed by Giselle Andre, it stars Edward Barber and Maymay Entratas.
MTRCB Rating: PG

American Assassin

American Assassin
MITCH RAPP, a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley, are enlisted by the CIA Deputy Director to investigate a wave of random attacks on military and civilian targets. Together, the three discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent. Directed by Michael Cuesta, it stars Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, and Sanaa Lathan. “Works best when it’s trying to replicate the rhythms of a pulpy page-turner and least when pausing to consider the deeper implications of politics and personal reponsibility in a post-9/11 world,” writes Todd Gilchrist of The Wrap.
MTRCB Rating: R-16

American Made

American Made
POPULAR WITH the critics on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, which gave the film an 88% “fresh” rating, American Made stars Tom Cruise as a TWA pilot recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on Communists in Central America. He is eventually put in charge of a covert CIA operation that spawns the Medellin cartel and the Iran Contra scandal. Directed by Doug Liman, it also stars Domhnall Gleeson and Jayma Mays. “A sweat-slicked, exhausting but glibly entertaining escapade on its own terms, Americn Made is more interesting as a showcase for the dateless elasticity of Cruise’s star power,” writes Guy Lodge of Variety.
MTRCB Rating: R-13

The Last Face

The Last Face
A love affair between the director of an international aid agency in Africa and a relief aid doctor set against the backdrop of a political revolution. Directed by Sean Penn, it stars Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem. With a measly Rotten Tomatoes score 5%, the review aggregate site’s Critic Consensus says that the film’s “noble intentions are nowhere near enough to carry a fundamentally misguided story that arguably demeans the demographic is wants to defend.”
MTRCB Rating: R-16

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