On the big screen

Waterloo Region Record - - NIGHT LIFE -


The Dis­as­ter Artist: When Greg Ses­tero, an as­pir­ing film ac­tor, meets the weird and mys­te­ri­ous Tommy Wiseau in an act­ing class, they form a unique friend­ship and travel to Hol­ly­wood to make their dreams come true.

The Other Side of Hope: A poker-play­ing restau­ra­teur and former trav­el­ling sales­man be­friends a group of refugees newly ar­rived to Fin­land.


The Room: Johnny is a suc­cess­ful banker who lives hap­pily in a San Fran­cisco town­house with his fi­ancée, Lisa. One day, in­ex­pli­ca­bly, she gets bored with him and de­cides to se­duce his best friend, Mark. From there, noth­ing will be the same again.

Ro­man J. Is­rael, Esq.: Den­zel Washington stars as Ro­man Is­rael, a driven, ide­al­is­tic de­fence at­tor­ney who, through a tu­mul­tuous se­ries of events, finds him­self in a cri­sis that leads to ex­treme ac­tion.

Coco: An as­pir­ing mu­si­cian, con­fronted with his fam­ily’s an­ces­tral ban on mu­sic, en­ters the Land of the Dead to work out the mys­tery. Lady Bird: The ad­ven­tures of a young woman liv­ing in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia for a year. Three Bill­boards Out­side Eb­bing, Mis­souri: In this darkly comic drama, a mother per­son­ally chal­lenges the lo­cal author­i­ties to solve her daugh­ter’s mur­der, when they fail to catch the cul­prit. The Man Who In­vented Christ­mas: The jour­ney that led to Charles Dick­ens’ cre­ation of “A Christ­mas Carol,” a time­less tale that would re­de­fine the hol­i­day.

Jus­tice League: Fu­eled by his re­stored faith in hu­man­ity and in­spired by Su­per­man’s self­less act, Bruce Wayne en­lists the help of his new­found ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater en­emy.

Won­der: Based on the New York Times best­seller, “Won­der” tells the in­cred­i­bly in­spir­ing and heart­warm­ing story of Au­gust Pull­man, a boy with fa­cial dif­fer­ences who en­ters fifth grade, at­tend­ing a main­stream el­e­men­tary school for the first time.

The Star: A small but brave don­key and his an­i­mal friends be­come the un­sung heroes of the first Christ­mas.

Daddy’s Home 2: Brad and Dusty must deal with their in­tru­sive fathers dur­ing the hol­i­days. Mur­der on the Ori­ent Ex­press:

Sus­pense­ful and thrilling mys­tery from the novel by best­selling au­thor Agatha Christie.

The Florida Project: Set over one sum­mer, the film fol­lows pre­co­cious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mis­chief and ad­ven­ture with her rag­tag play­mates and bonds with her re­bel­lious but car­ing mother, all while liv­ing in the shad­ows of Dis­ney World.

Thor: Rag­narok: Im­pris­oned, the mighty Thor finds him­self in a lethal glad­i­a­to­rial con­test against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for sur­vival and race against time to pre­vent the allpow­er­ful Hela from de­stroy­ing his home and the As­gar­dian civ­i­liza­tion. A Bad Moms Christ­mas: A Bad Moms Christ­mas fol­lows our three un­der-ap­pre­ci­ated and over-bur­dened women as they rebel against the chal­lenges and ex­pec­ta­tions of the Su­per Bowl for moms: Christ­mas. Blade Run­ner 2049: A young blade run­ner’s dis­cov­ery of a long-buried se­cret leads him to track down former blade run­ner Rick Deckard, who’s been miss­ing for thirty years. Lov­ing Vin­cent: A fea­ture film about the life and mys­te­ri­ous death of Vin­cent Van Gogh.


Frances McDor­mand in a scene from the movie, “Three Bill­boards Out­side Eb­bing, Mis­souri.”

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