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3 films to see on the week of February 9-16, 2018

Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds

What to see this week
DUBBED as the film that usurped Train to Busan’s place as Korea’s top-grossing film, Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds tells a story of a firefighter who, after a heroic death, navigates through the afterlife with the aid of three guides. Directed by Kim Yong-hwa, it stars Ha Jung-woo, Cha Tae-hyun, Ju Ji-hun, Kim Hyang-gi, Lee Jung-jae, and Kim Dong-wook. The Hollywood Reporter’s Elizabeth Kerr writes, “In general, the film is strong technically, but appropriate though it may be, Bang Jun-suk’s syrupy, string-heavy score in the last act is likely to cause cavities.”

MTRCB Rating: PG

Meet Me in St. Gallen

What to see this week
JESSE and Celeste meet at a coffee shop and have one-night stand. They reunite every few years and eventually fall in love. Directed by Irene Emma Villamor, it stars Carlo Aquino and Bella Padilla.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Samson

What to see this week
A YOUNG Hebrew judge gifted with extraordinary strength defends the Israelites. He makes sacrifices to avenge his love, people, and God. Directed by Bruce McDonald, it stars Taylor James, Jason Rathbone, Billy Zane, Lindsay Wagner, Rutger Hauer, and Caitlin Leahy.

MTRCB Rating: PG

I, Tonya

What to see this week
THE Oscar nominated film is based on the life of American figure skater Tonya Harding and one of sports history’s most sensational scandals. After being the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her association with a poorly executed attack on Nancy Kerrigan, an Olympic competitor, overshadowed her success. Directed by Craig Gillespie, it stars Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janey, Paul Walter Hauser, Julianne Nicholson, and Bobby Cannavale. The New Yorker’s Richard Brody writes, “Gillespie stages his empathy for Tonya at arm’s length; he fails to respond to her experience in a direct, personal way. The result is a film that’s as derisive and dismissive toward Tonya Harding as it shows the world at large to have been.”

MTRCB Rating: R-13

On the Wings of Eagles

What to see this week
THE EPIC DRAMA tells the story of runner Eric Liddell from winning gold in the 1924 Paris Olympics to his experience as a POW during the Second World War. Directed by Stephen Shin, it stars Joseph Fiennes, Shawn Dou, Richard Sanderson, Jesse Kove, Elizabeth Arends, and Augusta Xu-Holland.

MTRCB Rating: PG