Sunday, October 20, 2019     Volume: 20, Issue: 33
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Santa Maria Sun / Film

This weeks review
ABDOMINABLE
AD ASTRA
AVENGERS: ENDGAME
BINGEABLE: Barry
BINGEABLE: FLEABAG
BINGEABLE: GRACE AND FRANKIE
BINGEABLE: INTO THE DARK
BINGEABLE: RUSSIAN DOLL
BINGEABLE: STRANGER THINGS 3
BINGEABLE: THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
BINGEABLE: THE SINNER (SEASON 2)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: FRIENDS
BLAST FROM THE PAST: HOUSE
BLAST FROM THE PAST: OLDBOY
BLAST FROM THE PAST: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
BLAST FROM THE PAST: THE MATRIX
BLAST FROM THE PAST: UNDER SIEGE 2: DARK TERRITORY
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON
CRAWL
DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD
DOWNTON ABBEY
GEMINI MAN
GUILTY PLEASURE: THE HANGOVER
GUILTY PLEASURES: BARBIE LIFE IN THE DREAMHOUSE
HATEWATCH: CHOPPED
HATEWATCH: FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER’S MONSTER, FRANKENSTEIN
HEARST CASTLE: BUILDING THE DREAM
HUSTLERS
IT: CHAPTER 2
JEXI
JUDY
MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL
MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL
ONCE UPON A TIME … IN HOLLYWOOD
RAMBO: LAST BLOOD
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (EXTENDED CUT)
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
THE GOLDFINCH
THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON
UNDERRATED: BATMAN BEGINS
UNDERRATED: SHUTTER ISLAND
UNDERRATED: THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL
UNDERRATED: THE FALLING
YESTERDAY
ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP

THE GOLDFINCH

PHOTO BY PHOTO COURTESY OF AMAZON STUDIOS

THE GOLDFINCH


Where is it playing?: Parks Plaza

What's it rated?: R

What's it worth?: $Rent it (Glen Starkey)

User Rating: 0.00 (0 Votes)

John Crowley (Brooklyn) directs Peter Straughan’s screenplay based on Donna Tartt’s novel about Theodore Decker (Oakes Fegley as young Theo and Ansel Barnard as adult Theo), who witnesses his mother’s death in a bombing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. During the melee, he steals a small but priceless painting, which sustains him as he navigates a motherless existence. 

Though audiences have responded well to the film, critics have panned it for being inert and all surface and no depth, flattening a complex narrative into a bland retelling. One critic called it “textureless and flavorless,” and another complained it “grows more florid and dramatic as it unfolds, and more disjointed.” Approach this one with caution, or better yet, read the book! (149 min.)

 

—Glen Starkey




Weekly Poll
What do you think about Guadalupe's major housing plans, which include 800 planned homes?

Good. The area needs as many new houses as possible.
It's a good idea if commercial developments like big box stores don't follow.
There should be more, but 800 houses is too many.
Bad idea. That many homes will skyrocket the city's population.

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