(Japan) A delicate ode to nature and food, “An” is named after the sweet red bean filling of a dorayaki pancake sandwich. Sentaro recruits the eccentric 76-year-old Tokue to help out at his stall, where sales soon begin to skyrocket thanks to Tokue’s careful cooking.
The Big Short
(USA) Referred by some to be this year’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” (without the drugs and sex), “The Big Short” is a fun-filled and eye-opening retelling of what really went down in the 2008 financial crisis, following the story of four finance bros (Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Christian Bale, Brad Pitt) who predicted the market crash long before it happened, with plenty of ludicrous celebrity cameos in between.
(USA) Will Smith is Dr. Bennet Omalu, the man who discovered the sports-related brain trauma disease CTE, which leads to brain deterioration similar to Alzheimer’s. “Concussion” is the dramatic retelling of his crusade to alert all quarterbacks... Convincing acting from Smith, but the story development is too slow and weak to score a touch-down.
(USA) Zac Efron, an uptight lawyer (in what world would that work?), is about to marry his boss’s daughter, but he’s taken on a whirlwind road trip through Florida with his sleazy grandfather (Robert De Niro). Probably exactly what you’d expect from a movie titled “Dirty Grandpa.”