Alice Through the Looking Glass
In this sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 hit “Alice in Wonderland,” Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter fulfil their contractual agreements and Pink is finally allowed to perform an original song for a film.
Spanish director Fernando León de Aranoa’s first English film centers on a group of aid workers (Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins and Mélanie Thierry) who have to retrieve a corpse from a well at the end of the Yugoslav Wars. A darkly whimsical film with strong performances from Del Toro and Robbins, though it’s marred by its 2D female characters. A Bigger Splash
See review, above.
The Conjuring 2
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to north London to investigate the 1977 Enfield Poltergeist. Brace yourself for Madison Wolfe’s all-too-real performance of a possessed girl, the inevitable jump scares, and a confusing mix of supernatural creatures.
Set in Shanghai in the early 90s,
“New York New York” follows two young lovers, one whose greatest ambition to going to New York at any cost (Du Juan) and the other who just wants to protect her (Ethan Juan). This debut by director Dong Luo is a richly aestheticized Shanghai love story in the tradition of Wong Kar-wai’s ill-fated romances.
A Perfect Day