Admit One 4/21

The Lost City of Z

Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Angus Macfadyen

Directed by: James Gray

Plot: A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 88%

Critic Consensus: “The Lost City of Z‘s stately pace and visual grandeur hearken back to classic exploration epics, and Charlie Hunnam turns in a masterful performance as its complex protagonist”

Unforgettable

Starring: Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Geoff Stults, Whitney Cummings, Cheryl Ladd

Directed by: Denise Di Novi

Plot: A woman sets out to make life hell for her ex-husband’s new wife.

RT Freshness: 26%

Critic Consensus: “Unforgettable‘s talented cast makes this domestic thriller consistently watchable, even if its failure to fully embrace its premise’s campy possibilities prevents it from living up to its title”

Born in China

Starring: John Krasinski

Directed by: Chuan Lu

Plot: Venturing into the wilds of China, “Born in China” captures intimate moments with a panda bear and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.

RT Freshness: 81%

Critic Consensus: N/A

Free Fire

Starring: Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Jack Raynor

Directed by: Ben Wheatley

Plot: Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.

RT Freshness: 67%

Critic Consensus: “Free Fire aims squarely for genre thrills, and hits its target repeatedly and with great gusto — albeit with something less than pure cinematic grace”

Phoenix Forgetten

Starring: Florence Hartigan, Chelsea Lopez, Justin Matthews, Luke Spencer Roberts, Cyd Strittmatter

Directed by: Justin Barber

Plot: 20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

The Promise

Starring: Christian Bale, Oscar Issac, Charlotte Le Bon, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Shohreh Aghdashloo

Directed by: Terry George

Plot: Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris – a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

RT Freshness: 45%

Critic Consensus: “The Promise wastes an outstanding cast and powerful real-life story on a love triangle that frustratingly fails to engage”

 

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