No new wide release films come out this weekend, but more awards season hopefuls open in limited release as well as the rerelease of one of the year’s biggest films. We have Christopher Nolan’s WWII epic “Dunkirk,” Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel,” James Franco’s highly anticipated “The Disaster Artist,” Guillermo Del Toro’s Oscar-frontrunner “The Shape of Water.” Let’s get more in depth with each of these films!
“The Shape of Water,” dir. Guillermo Del Toro
An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” dir. Martin McDonagh
After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.