Movies in Town – March 12 to 21

Michael Renouf
By Michael Renouf March 12, 2019 12:38

Vice – Film review

Vice or El Vicepresidente: Mas Allá del Poder to give the movie its elongated Mexican title is the true story of American Vice President Dick Cheney, the real control behind George W. Bush’s time as leader of the free world.

Director Adam Mckay teams up with Christian Bale (Cheney) and Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld after their previous collaboration on The Big Short. Vice is another drama comedy expose style film, that although not quite as good as the film about 2008’s financial crisis is still worth watching, especially with the current incumbent in the White House.

The power behind the power behind the power is Lynne Cheney (Amy Adams) who puts in a fine performance as the wife who’s was just as nakedly ambitious as her husband. This movie covers a large portion of the Cheney’s life and Vice rightly won the hair and make-up Oscar for the amazing transformations of the couple that, if they had not met, the world may well be a better place.

Bale, Adams and Sam Rockwell, as the totally out of his depth President George W. Bush all received Oscar nominations but none of them were called upon to give acceptance speeches.

For all those people worried about the damage Donald J. Trump might do to America and the world beyond, the blueprint is already available courtesy of Vice President Cheney.

This week’s star of the show is Christian Bale who – as he often does in many of his film roles – endured a dramatic weight transformation and captures the very essence of the man who has less morals than a snake oil salesman – this film shows exactly what is wrong with America’s politics and politicians.

7 out of 10

Continue playing at the cinemas:

Click on each title to watch the trailer

Vice – Gran Plaza/ Galerias

Captain Marvel – Platino / Galerias/ Gran Plaza/ Gaviotas

Green Book – Platino/ Galerias / Gran Plaza (read review)

Cold Pursuit – Platino/ Gran Plaza (read review)

Battle Angel –  Gaviotas


Movies at Recreo

Tues. Mar 12: MOVIE CLUB The 400 Blows – is a 1959 French New Wave drama film, the debut by director François Truffaut; it is one of the defining films of the French New Wave, displaying many of the characteristic traits of the movement. The film is about Antoine Doinel, a misunderstood adolescent in Paris who struggles with his parents and teachers due to his rebellious behavior.

Thur. Mar. 14: I Am Not a Witch (2017) 93 min. – 3 pm showing only! A funny, provocative and enchanting African tale. Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty and sent to a witch camp.

Mon. Mar. 18: Let the Sunshine In (2017) 94 min. – Isabelle, Parisian artist, divorced mother, is looking for love, true love at last. (Romance, comedy)

Thur. Mar. 21: Shoplifters (2018) 121 min. – A family of small-time crooks in Japan take in a child they find outside in the cold. Oscar Nominee, winner Palme D’Or.

Mazatlan Movie Theaters

Cinemex Galería and Cinemex Platino are both in the Liverpool Galerias Shopping Center in La Marina. Cinépolis is at the Gran Plaza.  Senderos is at  Avenida Oscar Perez 8201. Gaviotas is on Camaron Sabalo in the GZ

Movies could change during the week. Websites for show times are:

Cinepolis (Gran Plaza, Senderos) :

Cinemex (Galeria, Platino):


Michael Renouf
By Michael Renouf March 12, 2019 12:38

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