- 20 Jul 18
This week there’s plenty of diverse films available to watch including animations, documentaries, action movies and existential dramas. Below see glimpses of what Hot Press critic Roe McDermott passed her verdict on.
Incredibles 2, out now
The sequel to the 2004 Pixar classic, Incredibles 2 focuses on a family of superheroes in a world where saving people is illegal. When wealthy siblings approach Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) about a scheme to rehabilitate the public image and legal status of Supers, she gets to fight crime, leaving husband Mr Incredible (Craig T Nelson) at home to mind the children.
Whitney, out now
The extraordinary and tragic life of Whitney Houston is explored in this documentary that digs deep to understand the causes that led to the singer’s destructive co-dependent relationships and lifelong substance abuse. As well as reviewing the film, Roe speaks to director Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland) in the new Hot Press.
First Refromed, out now
From the writer of Taxi Driver, Ethan Hawke (Boyhood) stars as Reverend Toller, an ex-military chaplain grieving a loss whilst wrestling with existential angst and an alcohol addiction. The catalyst for change comes in the form of Mary (Amanda Seyfried, Mamma Mia), an expectant mother who asks Toller to counsel her husband, an environmentalist in crisis over bringing a child into the world.
Hotel Artemis, out now
In a near future LA, a group of rogues (Sofia Boutella, Charlie Day, Sterling K Brown and Jeff Goldblum) fight for the possession of a valuable object in a hotel/emergency room specifically for criminals, run by Jodie Foster’s character ‘The Nurse’.
This documentary from Lauren Greenfield examines how young people obsessed with money, fame and power can grow into people who define and influence our world in unimaginable ways.
To see what Roe McDermott thought of the films, pick up a copy of Hot Press’s current issue.