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An ’80s businessman, a spooky apparition and a tasty meal are heading to theaters this weekend with the releases of A Most Violent Year, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death and The Search for General Tso.
Find out what The Hollywood Reporter‘s critics are saying about the weekend’s new offerings (along with which film will top the weekend’s box office).
A Most Violent Year
Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Albert Brooks star in director J.C. Chandor‘s crime film about an immigrant businessman who faces hardships in 1981. THR chief film critic Todd McCarthy writes in his review that Isaac is “superb” and the film “will impress discerning viewers with its skill at dramatizing things that make the world go round but are rarely dealt with except in outright gangster films.”
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
The follow-up to the 2012 horror film stars Phoebe Fox, Jeremy Irvine and Helen McCrory in the story of 40 children living in a haunted house during World War II. Tom Harper directed. According to THR film critic Justin Lowe, the film is a “weak sequel,” although the director “demonstrates distinct visual flair.” Read his full review here.
The Search for General Tso
Director Ian Cheney‘s documentary focuses on the origins of the popular Chinese-American food item. THR film critic John DeFore writes in his review that the film is “as much an immigration history as a culinary one,” and he adds that “festival auds should eat it up,” as should “urban foodies.”
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