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Which movies to watch this weekend, May 19



Published 6:16 pm, Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Snatched: Amy Schumer is terrific, and nicely paired with Goldie Hawn as her mother, in this uneven but mostly laugh-filled comedy, about two women who go off to Ecuador on vacation and end up kidnapped by drug dealers. R. 91 minutes.

Mick LaSalle

The Lovers: A tonally complex film, expertly directed by Azazel Jacobs, this comedy-drama tells the story of married couple (Debra Winger and Tracy Letts), each of whom is cheating on the other — and then each starts cheating on the lovers with each other. It’s an interesting and enjoyable movie. R. 94 minutes.

— Mick LaSalle

Obit: This informative documentary looks at the New York Times’ obituary writers, who bring people to life one last time. It’s a highly enjoyable, even uplifting, film. (Not rated. 93 minutes.)

David Lewis

The Wall: The two-man show (plus one very important vocal performance) directed by Doug Liman defies labeling. It’s a war sniper thriller, wrapped in a survival horror film, wrapped in a political message. The result is a mostly satisfying genre souffle, guided by a skilled filmmaker who seems to be all in on this minimalist filmmaking opportunity. R. 85 minutes.

Peter Hartlaub



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