Film Friday: Five latest movies to watch this weekend!

Film Friday

This week we are back with some mind refreshing, breath taking latest movie that you should watch. To make your weekend more interesting less boring doesn’t forget to watch them!

Red Notice

Netflix’s newest $200 million action comedy movie is Red Notice. It’s written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, who has previously given us films like Central Intelligence and Skyscraper. This movie tells the story of a heist surrounding Cleopatra’s eggs surrounding an FBI profiler and two of the most skilled thieves in the world. Red Notice, a perfectly watchable action movie that succeeds in what it wants to do. This is an enjoyable movie that mainly gets anchored by the performances of our three magnetic leads. Perhaps the best thing about this movie is that it is aware of what it is and doesn’t try to be anything more, and Thurber has had a career where this movie is right down his alleyway.

Piano to Zanskar

Piano to Zanskar is an award-winning British documentary film that tells the story of Desmond O’Keeffe, also known as Mr. Gentle. He is a 65-year old piano tuner who embarks on an impossible mission. This project might easily strike you as more trouble than it’s worth. The scenery is beautiful, though, and the final scenes are quite touching. Piano to Zanskar is a beautifully shot documentary that documents a heroic quest to bring music to a remote outpost. Accompanied by two young assistants and a supporting crew, he is determined to complete the task, regardless of the danger posed to both person and piano. Michal Sulima’s film is charming and empathetic. While the focus is on the central story, he’s not shy to show the people surrounding it. Piano to Zanskar is a beguiling little picture.

Clifford the Big Red Dog

In the truly sweet and hard-to-hate “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” you can picture the version of the potential version of this story that was probably pitched in an elevator in which Clifford drops pop culture references like Poochie on “The Simpsons.” It reminded that the approach here empowering and heartwarming smarter than trying to ride any current pop culture trend, as modern family movies often do. In fact, Walt Becker’s take on the classic children’s book will remind you of the Disney clamshell VHS tapes that were such a part of my life in the ‘80s. Like those films, it doesn’t feel overly calculated or cynical, making its flaws easy to overlook. Clifford himself is a bit ungainly and hard to control, so it’s acceptable that the movie about him has some of those same problems, and most kids won’t pause to consider how it could have been better or ponder how much worse it would have been if the big red guy talked.

Love Hard

“Love Hard,” directed by Hernán Jiménez, centers on Natalie, a Los Angeles journalist who chronicles her unlucky dating encounters for a digital publication. When she matches with her dream guy on the East Coast, Tag (Darren Barnet), she decides on a whim to surprise him for the holidays. Things take a turn when Natalie discovers she’s been catfished by Josh (Jimmy O. Yang), Tag’s childhood friend. To make it up to her, Josh offers to help set her up with Tag. The film, streaming on Netflix, explores the pitfalls of online dating and how focusing on physical appearance can backfire. It’s a message reinforced throughout the movie, including with a derisive comment describing “Love Actually” as “a movie about people falling in love based on how they look.”

Bony

Bony is a 2021 Indian Bengali-language sci-fi thriller film. It is directed by Parambrata Chatterjee, starring Koel Mullick, Anjan Dutt, and Chatterjee. A science-fiction thriller is a new area of Bengali cinema and Bony deserves kudos for that. However, beyond that point, everything starts unraveling. You can lay the blame with a weak, disjointed script that also lets the actors down. It becomes too much of a drag, especially at a time when we have seen superlative movies on the subject of artificial intelligence with deep messages. This one is a hard pass.