It’s Tuesday, which means there are new movies hitting the shelves. Today, our film critic Tony Toscano, joined Emily Clark, to talk about two films who received the rare ‘A’ grade! These are two movies you’re going to want to put in your shopping cart.
The film explores Ted Kennedy’s involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.
“Chappaquiddick” is well-told and acted and focuses on powerful political dynasties, like the Kennedy’s. After the assassinations of both President John F. Kennedy and Senator Bobby Kennedy, both the Democratic party and Teddy Kennedy had they’re eyes on the White House.
Those aspirations were derailed by the events at Chappaquiddick.
The film goes into detail about how Kennedy used his family’s name and power to manipulate the criminal justice system.
Chappaquiddick” is a mesmerizing political thriller and gets an A.
It’s rated PG-13.
A Quiet Place
Written, directed and starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, the film takes place in a few years from now and focuses on a family who must live in complete silence as they are surrounded by creatures that hunt by sound. One sound can summon these horrifying aliens who shred anything in their path.
Last year the horror film “Get Out,” was a surprise hit because the film took its time to unwind for the audience, building the horror and the intensity slowly.
This year, “A Quiet Place,” which also paces itself meticulously, is simply the best horror film of the year and a sign that the horror genre, overall, is heading for a kind of rebirth.
If you’re a fan of the thriller / horror genre,”A Quiet Place” is a must see.
It gets an A and is rated PG-13.