“Suburbicon,” a twisted collaboration between director George Clooney and the Coen Brothers, is a satiric poke in the eye to the idea of an idyllic 50s American suburbia. This pitch black comedy stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore in a violent tale of murder and racism. In spite of its interesting sociological subtext, it never quite works.
The troubled relationship between Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne and his son is at the heart of the low-key drama, “Goodbye Christopher Robin.” Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie and young Will Tilston star in this well meaning but slow and manipulative weeper. It’s competent, but bittersweet.
“All I See is You” is a pretentious drama starring Blake Lively as a blind woman who, after a sight-restoring operation, discovers her married life isn’t what she perceived it to be. It’s a gimmicky example of visual overkill from director Marc Forster.
Also opening this week, “Thank You For Your Service” is about the struggles that U.S. soldiers’ encounter upon returning from Iraq. Miles Teller stars. “Walking Out” is a father-son drama set during a hunting trip in the wilderness. Matt Bomer and Bill Pullman star. “A Silent Voice” is a Japanese anime offering about teen bullying. “Human Flow” is a documentary about refugees from famed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. “Breathe” stars Andrew Garfield in the true story of a man suffering from crippling polio who traveled the world with his wife to help others like him. “Jigsaw” is the latest entry in the grisly “Saw” horror franchise. “Tragedy Girls” is a horror comedy about teens who pursue a serial killer.